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Wednesday, March 26, 2003
ROAD and CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Road Running Committee Participation
In keeping with the B.C. Athletics Strategic Plan a call for applications
to participate on the Road Running Committee is now being circulated.
Applications are needed for the following areas, and
1.) Zone 1, Kootenays, Zone 2, Okanagan. One person.
2.) Zone 3, 4, 5. Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley-Delta, Vancouver-Squamish.
3.) Zone 6, Vancouver Island. One person.
4.) Zone 7, North West, Zone 8, Cariboo-North East. One person.
5.) Junior Development Group. One person appointed by the committee.
6.) Juvenile, Junior, Senior Committee. One person appointed by the
7.) Masters Committee. One person appointed by the committee.
8.) Retail industry, one representative.
9.) Official. One person appointed by the committee.
10.) Athletes. 1 - Female & 1 - Male.
11.) At Large - 2 people.
Purpose: To review, recommend and evaluate
programs designed to guide the development of road running as an Athletics
discipline in British Columbia within the framework of the BC Athletics
Strategic Plan 2001 - 2005.
March 29, 1-5 PM, Plaza of Nations, Vancouver. Sponsored by the Allan
McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at the Plaza of Nations.
Topics to be covered: Training to perform at your best-Dr. Jack Taunton.
Nutrition & Hydrations concerns-Nancy Guest-Nutritionist. Footwear
Issues-Phil Moore-Ladysport. Insuring yourself against injury-Clyde
Smith-Physiotherapist. Warm up & cool down protocol-Joanne Nicholson-Kinesiologist.
Recovery & self help-Ken Ens-Massage Therapist. First 200 registrants
receive a free technical Performa t-shirt from Fila valued at $45.
Registration fee only $20. For more information call the Fila store at
(604) 683-3452 or Ladysport at (604) 733-1173. firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Road Running Championships:
VFAC North Shore 5k - April 5, 2003
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon - June 23, 2003
Kajaks Flatlands 10k - October 19, 2003
Times Colonist 10k Road Race April 27, 2003:
Register on line for this beautiful, great and fun 10k Road Race in the
British Columbia Capital City of Victoria. www.timescolonist10k.com
Vancouver Sun Run April 13, 2003:
The Sun run is fast approaching 50,000 for the 2003 Edition. Let's try and
make this happen. Register today. The next early bird registration
deadline is March 31st - Runners and walkers can save $5 before March
31st. 1110 corporate Teams have registered, 140 school teams and 45 Sun
Run training clinics are full.
BC Athletics Vancouver Sun Run Booth:
Thursday April 10th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday April 11th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday April 12th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1.) If you enjoy talking to runners, volunteers are needed in 3 hour
blocks to assist at the BC Athletics booth. Questions posed by out of town
participants will need to be answered as well as queries from locals
needing to know more about the benefits of joining BC Athletics.
2.) Drivers will be needed to pick up elite athletes from the Vancouver
International Airport and bring them to the Hyatt Hotel.
3.) At the finish line we need volunteers to accompany and guide the elite
athletes to the media/press area.
To Volunteer at the BC Athletics Booth please contact Jerry Tighe @ email@example.com
adidias Vancouver International Marathon, Half Marathon
and Canada Kids MaraFun:
This long time Vancouver event has registration up 61% year to date. 6,000
runners will be allowed in the Half Marathon, 5,000 in the full marathon
and 1,000 in the Kids MaraFun (1 mile) for a total of 12,000
participants. The finishers shirts done by the Inuit Gallery will be a
huge hit and definitely one the runner will be proud to wear. The next
early registration deadline is March 28th.
2003 World Cross Country Championships, March 29 &
Website for Results www.iaaf.org/WXC03/index.html
BC Athletes on the Cdn Team are: Junior Women - Carmen Ballard (KELTF -
Kelowna, BC), Mandy Macalister U - Burnaby, BC); Senior Women (short
course) - Margaret Butler (KAJ - West Vancouver, BC) and Emile Mondor
(Quebec) - training with Mike Lonergan; Senior Women (long Course) -
Janine Moffett - (HH - North Vancouver, BC), Alison Rendell (KAJ -
Vancouver, BC. Senior Men (short course) - Mark Bomba (KAJ - New
Westminster, BC) Senior Men (long course) - Graham Cocksedge (PATH -
TRACK & FIELD
Fred Rowell Vancouver High School Relays - April 5, 2003
2003 Simon Fraser University Open Track & Field Meet
- April 12th
Entry Packages at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2003 Spring combined Events Meet, Victoria - April
Information and entry forms. email@example.com
Saint Thomas More/Chancellor Invitational Track &
Field Meet - May 2, 2003
www.stmc.bc.ca or www.metroathleticclub.com/chancellor2003.htm
Valley Royals High School Invitational and High
Performance Track & Field Meet - May 3, 2003
www.valleyroyals.org or contact Gerry Swan at:
Royal Canadian Legion Track Meet - May 3, 2003 - Trail,
Entry Package and information please contact Dan Horan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collingwood Elementary School Meet - May 7, 2003 -
May 10, 11, 2003 Spring Combined Events Meet - Calgary,
Information and entries: email@example.com
Defi Toronto Challenge (TTC) - Centennial Stadium,
Etobicoke ON - July 25-27 2003
Canadian Open Championships - national Event for Amputee, Blind and
Cerebral Palsy Athletes www.athleticscanada.com/
PacifiCanada Track & Field Series
The PacifiCanada Track and Field Series features a combination of six open
and invitational meets, 67 track and field events and over $20,000 in
prize money. The series, which runs from June 4 to June 11, allows
athletes to accumulate points through the series with cash prizes awarded
to the overall winners. The events are as follows:
Review Kajaks International Track Classic; Wednesday, June 4, 2003;
Clement Track Richmond, B.C.;
New Westminster City International; Thursday, June 5, 2003; Mercer Stadium
New Westminster, B.C. http://nwtrackmeet.cjb.net
10000m Canadian and BC Championships: Saturday, June 7, 2003; Swangard
Stadium Burnaby B.C.;
Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic; Sunday, June 8,
2003; Swangard Stadium Burnaby B.C.;
Victoria TrackFest Twilight Meet; Monday, June 9, 2003; Centennial Stadium
Victoria, B.C.; www.britishcolumbia.com/trackfest/
Victoria International Track Classic; Wednesday, June 11, 2003; Centennial
Stadium Victoria, B.C.; www.britishcolumbia.com/trackfest/
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic and Victoria International
Track Classic are invitational track meets while the other meets in the
PacifiCanada Track Series are "open" meets and will be used to
qualify for the invitational meets.
PacifiCanada Track and Field Series, visit www.pacificanada.ca.
Media Contact: Joanna Fox, Communications Manager, PacificSport Canadian
Sport Centre Victoria, (250) 595-1955, cell (250) 882-5426, firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 1 Technical - Track & Field
Kelowna March 29-30
(postponed from March 14-15 due to weather conditions)
Level 1 Technical - Track & Field
Victoria March 29-30
NCCP Theory Courses:
High Performance Endurance Training Symposium - NEW -
March 30th, University of Victoria - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Presenter: Dr.
Istvan Balyi - Victoria.
Endurance Focus and Topics to be covered: Long term Development, An
integrated approach to Optimizing Performance. Tapering & Peaking. For
more information: Jan Buehler - (250) 370-9485.
OFFICIALS and RULES
Rule Changes for 2003:
As presented at the 2002 BC Athletics AGM, rule changes as of January 1,
2003 are now in effect. The 2003 BC Athletics AGM also passed some rule
changes as outlined in #7 below. Website links to the IAAF and BC
Athletics pages are listed below. Highlights include:
1. False start rule change - IAAF Rule 162.7
2. Vertical Jumps Cross Bars - IAAF Rule 181.7
3. Pole Vault Cross Bar Support - IAAF Rule 183.10
4. Throwing Events Landing Sectors (now 34.92 degrees for Shot Put, Hammer
and Discus) - IAAF Rule 187.12 a
5. Hammer Grip and Connections for Wire - IAAF Rule 191.7 and 191.8. These
changes are currently being reviewed and any change has been delayed until
6. Combined Events Competitions - Women's Decathlon - IAAF Rule 200
7. BC Athletics Technical Specifications for Athletics as relates to:
a. Junior Development Steeplechase Women
b. Junior Development Race Walk Men & Women
c. Juvenile Race Walk Men & Women
d. Junior Race Walk Women
e. Juvenile Men's Shot Put, Hammer, Javelin and Discus Weights
f. Juvenile Men's Decathlon Shot Put, Javelin and Discus Weights
g. Throwing Implements - Metric Weights only are acceptable for Rankings,
Records and Standards for the purpose of Funding and Selection. The
Minimum weight of the implement must be met for admission to the
competition and acceptance of performances.
IAAF website pages for Rules: www.iaaf.org/downloads/IAAFhandbook/index.html
BC Athletics website pages for Technical Specifications: www.bcathletics.org/main/techspecs.htm
Level 1 and 2: March 29, 2003 - Victoria
Instructor: Keith Newell, International Level Official
Location: PacificSport National Training Centre at Commonwealth Pool,
Starting Time: 9:00 am
Fee: BC Athletics members (2003) - $20.00 / Non Members - $25.00
Registration: Pre-registration is required.
Contact: Diana Hollefreund at: email@example.com
Registration Form: To be circulated by Diana Hollefreund and posted on BC
SCHOLARSHIPS and OPPORTUNITIES
The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship:
Applications for this years process are due May 31, 2003
This scholarship is open to a young woman, a girls' team, or a sport
exemplifies Stacey's ideals and qualities. Details and information at: www.caaws.ca.
This $2500 scholarship is in her memory. It will be shared by five
recipients. High school and university/college-age women are encouraged to
apply. Consideration will be given to financial need. There is no
application form. Candidates are simply asked to outline how the
scholarship will be used for women and sport. Candidates should apply in
writing to CAAWS at:
N202 - 801 King Edward Avenue
Canada K1N 6N5
Please state your name, age, phone, fax and e-mail on your application.
International Work Experience Opportunities for Young
Canadian Sports People
INFORMATION and UPDATES:
Athletics Canada Bulletin - March 24, 2003 - Ivonne
Shoucair, Athletics Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics Canada Paralympic Programs
PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
March 19,2003- 2003 PanAmGames-Selection Criteria www.athletics.ca/athcan/team/2003PanAmGamesSelectionCriteria.doc
March 19,2003- 2003 PanAmGames-Qualification Chart www.athletics.ca/athcan/team/2003PanAmGamesQualificationChart.doc
PacificSport National Training Centre Update - Three
Waves Bulletin, March 26, 2003 www.pacificsport.com/pages/three_waves_mar26_03.php
Don Mills - Toronto. For many years a leader in Middle
Distance Coaching, a Coach with Canada's Junior Track & field Teams,
Don passed away while attending the CIS Indoor Track & Field
Championships in Windsor, Ontario as a coach of the U. of Toronto Track
& Field Team. He was always eager to volunteer his knowledge and
expertise to help at competitions or provide advise to athletes, coaches,
competition directors and reading the splits for competitors in the race.
"It has been enriching to have had a person such as Don Mills serve
our sport in so many ways. Don Mills stood as a leader of Canadian running
and has truly earned the designation of National Coach," stated Gerry
Swan, Head Coach, Valley Royals T&F Club, Abbotsford. A memorial
service was held at the University of Toronto indoor track and brought
together 250 people at the finish line with the lap counter, wind gauge
and final lap bell. They who told stories and remembered Don - just the
way memorials should be. A Memorial Award has been established by the
University of Toronto in Don's name for excellence in Track and Cross
Country. Should you wish, donations can be made to the Faculty of Physical
Education and Health, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2W6 or by
calling (416) 978-6944. www.varsityblues.ca/
Andrew Delecki - Richmond. We were informed this morning
of the passing of Andrew Delecki, a long time Athlete and Coach of the
Kajaks. Andrew was doing a work out on the morning of the 18th March at
the track when he suffered a heart attack. Although immediate help was
given, and he was taken to the Richmond General right away,he remained in
a coma until passing away Monday, March 24. A funeral service was held
Wednesday, March 26 at 1187 E27th Avenue, Vancouver.
Outside of Athletics Andrew joined Motorola in July of
1997 as a Senior Hardware Design Engineer and moved to the System Design
group in April of 2000, where he was most recently a Principal Staff
Designer. A Senior Member of the IEEE since 1985 and with a Ph.D. in
Electrical Engineering, Andrew was considered an expert in his field and a
well respected member of the standards community. Andrew was also involved
in many other activities within Motorola, taking pride in training our
Corporate Sun Run team members and actively participating in our
Major and Upcoming Events Sanctioned by BC Athletics:
For details, direct links and contacts -
2003 National Senior Track & Field Championships,
Victoria - July 18-20
Accommodations in Victoria book up quickly, so we urge you to book now!
The Host Hotel for the event is the Traveller's Inn. Information about the
hotel can be viewed at www.travellersinn.com.
The toll free reservation
line is 1-888-254-6476 or email: email@example.com.
The group rate
for the Nationals is $89.95, but this rate is ONLY in effect until May
1st, so book now to receive this rate! The hotel provides a shuttle for
transportation to and from Centennial Stadium.
We have also secured rooms at the University of Victoria. If you would
like to make a reservation to stay at the dorms on campus, please phone
(250) 721-8395 and ask for the group rate for the Canadian National Track
& Field Championships. A single room is $44.00 incl. taxes (bed &
breakfast) and $55.00 for a double room (bed & breakfast)
Coordinator, Track & Field Programming Posting
Department: School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University,
Affiliation: CPM Band: 3 Salary: Based on an annual salary of $44,000 to
Duration Type: Limited term Full Time Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Position Starting: Thursday, May 1, 2003 and Ending: Saturday, April 30,
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Contact Department of Human Resources for the full details of the position
Suite A, East Office Building
York University 4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario M3J 1P3
FAX number: 416-736-5703
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