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 BC Athletics Bulletin 
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ISSUE #3-2003
Wednesday, March 26, 2003


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 groups:
1.) Zone 1, Kootenays, Zone 2, Okanagan. One person.
2.) Zone 3, 4, 5. Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley-Delta, Vancouver-Squamish. One person.
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 committee.
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.

Running Seminar:
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. 

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. 

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 @ ph: 604-737-3174

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 & 30 
Website for Results 
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 - Victoria, BC).


Fred Rowell Vancouver High School Relays - April 5, 2003

2003 Simon Fraser University Open Track & Field Meet - April 12th 
Information and Entry Packages at: 

2003 Spring combined Events Meet, Victoria - April 12& 13
Information and entry forms. 

Saint Thomas More/Chancellor Invitational Track & Field Meet - May 2, 2003 or

Valley Royals High School Invitational and High Performance Track & Field Meet - May 3, 2003 or contact Gerry Swan at: 

Royal Canadian Legion Track Meet - May 3, 2003 - Trail, BC
Entry Package and information please contact Dan Horan at 

Collingwood Elementary School Meet - May 7, 2003 - CANCELLED

May 10, 11, 2003 Spring Combined Events Meet - Calgary, Alberta
Information and entries: 

Defi Toronto Challenge (TTC) - Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke ON - July 25-27 2003
Canadian Open Championships - national Event for Amputee, Blind and Cerebral Palsy Athletes 

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. 
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.; 
Victoria International Track Classic; Wednesday, June 11, 2003; Centennial Stadium Victoria, B.C.; 
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
Media Contact: Joanna Fox, Communications Manager, PacificSport Canadian Sport Centre Victoria, (250) 595-1955, cell (250) 882-5426, 


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 - Sunday only:
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.


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 2004.
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: 

BC Athletics website pages for Technical Specifications:  

Officials Workshop:
Level 1 and 2: March 29, 2003 - Victoria
Instructor: Keith Newell, International Level Official
Location: PacificSport National Training Centre at Commonwealth Pool, Saanich
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: 
Registration Form: To be circulated by Diana Hollefreund and posted on BC
Athletics website: 


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 organization that
exemplifies Stacey's ideals and qualities. Details and information at:
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
Ottawa, ON,
Canada K1N 6N5
Phone: 613-562-5667
Fax: 613-562-5668
Please state your name, age, phone, fax and e-mail on your application.

International Work Experience Opportunities for Young Canadian Sports People 


Athletics Canada Bulletin - March 24, 2003 - Ivonne Shoucair, Athletics Canada 
Athletics Canada Paralympic Programs
PacifiCanada Track and Field Series 
March 19,2003- 2003 PanAmGames-Selection Criteria 
March 19,2003- 2003 PanAmGames-Qualification Chart 

PacificSport National Training Centre Update - Three Waves Bulletin, March 26, 2003 


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. 

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 Toastmasters group.

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 The toll free reservation line is 1-888-254-6476 or email: 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 Number: 3015
Department: School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University, Toronto
Affiliation: CPM Band: 3 Salary: Based on an annual salary of $44,000 to $47,000
Duration Type: Limited term Full Time Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Position Starting: Thursday, May 1, 2003 and Ending: Saturday, April 30, 2005
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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