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ISSUE #32-2003
Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Cross Country
Road Running
Track and Field
Coaching
Technical and Organizational Papers
2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet
Courses
Volunteers Needed
Employment Opps
Event Listings
BC Rankings


CROSS COUNTRY

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR 2003 BC TEAMS
For the national cross country champs in Toronto, November 29th. 
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/selcrit03_xc.pdf

B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Please note correction on location - BLUE MOUNTAIN PARK
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Blue Mountain Park) Coquitlam
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4796 or 604-463-3544
Commemorative T-shirts will be available at the meet - Price: $15.00
www.bcathletics.org/main/xcchamps.htm 
BC Athletics is pleased to announce that together with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, prize money will be provided to Men's and Women's Open and Masters Age groups in the upcoming Provincial Cross Country Championships. In a partnership with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, BC Athletics is reinvesting a portion of the Day of Event Membership Fees from the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International Marathon into prizing for Long Distance Running and in this case the Cross Country Championships.
Open Women & Men:
First Place - $500
Second Place - $300
Third Place - $250
Fourth Place - $200
Fifth Place - $175
Sixth Place - $125
Masters Women & Men (40+)
First Place - $100
Second Place - $50
Third Place - $25

CALLING ALL MASTERS!
Calling all Masters. Canada VS USA Masters Cross Country Challenge, Sunday, November 9, 2003. Lower Woodland Park, Seattle. Women 35+, men 40+.
www.pntf.org/2003_0916_PNTFMastersNews_MeetResults.pdf 

BC HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 1, 2003
www.bcsscctfa.bc.ca/webs/cc/cc_2003.html 


ROAD RUNNING

2003 CHIBA EKIDEN TEAM ANNOUNCED
From the Desk of Martin Goulet - National Program Director - Endurance
Congratulations to Head Coach and Team Leader Alex Ulaszonek, to Assistant-Coach David Chritiani and to the six athletes (five to race + one traveling spare) selected to represent Canada at the 2003 Chiba Ekiden on Monday November 24th. The team composition is as follows:

Team Leader and Head Coach:
Alex Ulaszonek

Assistant Coach:
David Christiani

Athletes (listed in alphabetical order – this is not necessarily the racing order):
Joël Bourgeois
Jeremy Deere
Taylor Murphy
Bruce Raymer
Jeff Schiebler
Andrew Smith

The race is 42.195 km long (a marathon) and the format for the different legs is as follows:
1st leg: 10 km; 2nd leg: 5 km; 3rd leg: 10 km; 4th leg; 5 km; 5th leg: 12.195 km

The men's race will feature 14 or 15 national teams of the highest quality.
Our best placing ever in Chiba for our men team was back in 1995 with a 7th position.
Last year Canada's Men Team - lead by Kevin Sullivan with an impressive 28:13 / 10k in the first leg - finished 8th with a total time of 2:04:12. Overall men's team results: were as follows:

1. Ethiopia 1:57:56 !!!
2. Kenya 2:00:17
3. Japan 2:00:21
4. Russia 2:02:30
5. South Africa 2:03:19
6. Australia 2:03:36
7. USA 2:03:59
8. Canada 2:04:12
9. France 2:04:24
10. JUT (Japanese) 2:04:29
11. Portugal 2:04:42
12. Denmark 2:04:53
13. China 2:05:00
14. Brazil 2:05:03
15. Great Britain 2:05:06
16. Chiba 2:09:27

As we can see above this event is of the finest quality.

Congratulations again to those selected and best of luck to our Canadian Team!


PACIFIC ROAD RUNNERS SIXTH ANNUAL RUNNING SEMINAR
Pacific Road Runners will be presenting its sixth annual running seminar on Monday, November 17 at the Roundhouse Community Centre. The seminar this year is titled “Align your thinking and get to the core” and will discuss injury assessment, prevention and core strengthening for runners. Dr. Wolf Schamberger and Wendy Epp will be our guest speakers. Complete details available at www.pacificroadrunners.ca.


2003 HANEY-HARRISON ROAD RELAY
Registration at www.bcathletics.org/H2H/. Space still available for the Relay and Ultra.

2006 WORLD MASTERS TO VANCOUVER
www.wma2006.org

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca


TRACK AND FIELD

Dear Athlete,
There are two nominations for Male Athlete Representative to the Board of Directors of Athletics Canada. You are welcome to pose questions to the candidates regarding their potential future role as your representative. Please forward all questions directly to me at medmiston-hurter@athletics.ca. I will then forward the questions to the candidates to answer and a report will be provided to all athletes in the National Team pool. Questions should be submitted by November 4 and responses will be provided by November 14, 2003.

The election process will occur electronically and only senior and junior male athletes who have been on a National Team within the last four years will be eligible to vote. The poll will open, November 17 @ 9 a.m. and close November 20, 2003 @ Noon, EST. Athletes who do not have access to email should call me directly (613-260-5580 Ext. 3310) to record their vote.

You are encouraged to participate in this process as this position plays a very important role at the Board level.

Thank you,
Michele Edmiston-Hurter
Executive Assistant
300-2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3
Phone: (613) 260-5580 Ext. 3310
Fax: (613) 260-0341

MALE ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
(1 position - 2 year term)

Note: For a copy of the actual Athletics Canada Board of Directors Nomination Forms (2003) that were submitted please contact Michele Edmiston-Hurter. The following are excerpts.
Sam Collier

KEVIN SULLIVAN
Proposer: Jeremy Deere
Proposer: Joël Bourgeois

Nominee's Background:
What relevant skills do you bring to the Association?
I have been a National Team member since 1990 (Junior) and 1993 (Senior) and therefore have been able to hear and understand the concerns of the athletes over a number of years and feel I can adequately represent these athletes concerns to the Association. Also, I have just finished serving a two year term as athlete rep where I found the first year really to be learning how the association worked. I feel that now that I have a term under my belt that I will be able to address athletes concerns more efficiently in a second term.

Please outline your key priorities and goals for the Association:
My key priorities for the Association are for continued and stronger athlete involvement in determining Association bylaws and governance. As well, the re-establishment of the athletes council should be a key priority for the athlete reps and the board of directors. Improving the integration of the Paralympic programs to association should also be a priority as most Paralympic athletes are concerned with the current state of the program within Athletics Canada. Finally, establishing more accountability within Athletics Canada for the actions of the staff dealing with all programs (Junior, Senior, and Paralympic Programs).

GRAHAM HOOD
Prposer: David Milne
Proposer: Zach Whitmarsh

Nominee's Background:
What relevant skills do you bring to the Association?
Graham has been an instrumental part of Canadian Track and Field for the last decade. He has been very involved and this new position can only help the future relationship between athletes and administrators. His involvement with the Victoria Track Classic can only help Graham in preparing for this position. I am totally confident that Graham would be a good representative of the greater part of the athletes.

Please outline your key priorities and goals for the Association:
The formation of a relationship between athletes and coaches/administrators that would allow for the best development of all levels of participants of Track and Field


NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TRACK & FIELD WEBSITE
Go to www.nacactfca.org for the new North America, Central America and Caribbean Track & Field Coaches Association website. New articles from the Merida Congress will be up in a day or two! Please link this site to any CAC or NACAC sites or other T&F Link sites.

"THREE WAVES"
From PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
www.pacificsport.com/pages/threewaves_oct22_03.php 

CANADA'S WORLD YOUTH TEAM PHOTO 2003
The 8 x 12 photo is available at a cost of $23.00 (tax included).
Available from:
Athlimage inc.
808, boul. Queen Nord
Sherbrooke, PQ  J1H 3R8
(819) 864-6996
www.athlimage.com

ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY ATHLETES
All athletes attending university/college away from home should make sure that BC Athletics has contact information for you when you are away during the school year. This information is vital in keeping you up to date with information sent out throughout the year. In addition, programs such as the BC Athlete Assistance Program and the Bronze Card Program can not be finalized without this information.
BC Athletics needs your mailing address, phone number, email address and the name and contact information for your university coach. Please forward the requested information to Sam Collier - sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

BC ATHLETE ASSISTANCE 2003/2004
Deadline: Friday October 31, 2003
Application Form: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm#schol 
For further information please contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
All Coaches wishing to be selected to staffing positions on BC Team should get their requests in before November 1, 2003.
www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm 

2003 HYTEK BACKUPS NEEDED
All 2003 Track & Field meets that used the HyTek results program are asked to send a backup of their meet (not just the results themselves) to Shirley Young as quickly as possible at sftfc@direct.ca

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Just a reminder that you need to get your 2004 event dates in to BC Athletics as quickly as possible in order for your event to be listed in the 2004 Calendar of Events.
The form is available on the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm 
For further information please contact:
Eugene Konart - Track & Field, Race Walk - eugenekonart@bcathletics.org 
Jerry Tighe - Road Running, Cross Country Running, Ultra Running, Road Relays etc. -  jerrytighe@bcathletics.org


COACHING

2001 WORLD'S LEGACY UPDATE
Canadian kids, coaches and athletes are big winners as 2001 World's Legacy Foundation Board sinks funds into Coaching Centre at University of Alberta.
October 17, 2003 Edmonton, Alberta - Coach and athlete training, and physical activity for Canada's youth take a giant stride forward today as the 2001 World Championships in Athletics Legacy Foundation Board and the University of Alberta announce the establishment of Canada's first Athletics Coaching Centre. See full details at: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2002.


TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS

CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS

BC Athletics is pleased to announce another dimension to the BC Athletics Email Bulletin. With the October 22 edition, we will be including a “Technical and Organization Articles” section to the bulletin – linked from the Bulletin to the new BC Athletics website section “Papers and Articles”. This section will only be included when we have an approved paper for publication.

BC Athletics is calling for papers on topics under the headings of:

  • Technical – relating to coaching, training, nutrition, sport psychology as applies to Athletics (Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons, Ultra Running, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Trail Running, and Mountain Running) or related cross training activities.
  • Organization – relating to the organization and management of Athletics events - (Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons, Ultra Running, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Trail Running, and Mountain Running).
  • Officiating – relating to the officiating of Athletics events, unusual circumstances, innovations, challenges to officiating and the role of officials in Athletics.
  • Fair Play – as relates to coaches, athletes, officials, club executive, parents and others associated with Athletics.
  • Others – that are relevant to Athletics e.g. Club Development, Fund Raising and Communication.

The papers/articles must (be):

  • In plain text files or text within the body of an email message, with no line breaks except between paragraphs. JPEG images are best for the pictures, in RGB colour format, no larger than about 500 pixels wide or tall.
  • Proof-read and edited for spelling, punctuation and grammatical accuracy.
  • Free from any copy right restrictions. Note: If these are not your original papers / articles then you must provide a reference which gives authority to publish it electronically.

Include the author(s) of the paper/article and if possible two to three sentences on them.

We are looking for articles that present new ideas, push the envelope, are known to work, are practical and have application in the field for the event organizer, coach, athlete, official and club executive.

All articles will be reviewed for content and quality with the view to providing information to assist those involved in Athletics and offer a means to present information on what works plus new and exciting innovations. Please submit articles to sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

BC Athletics reserves the right to refuse the publishing of any papers/articles that do not meet the technical and writing requirements for publication and the quality content requested.

BCAB ARTICLE #1: HYDRATION FOR ATHLETES


2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET

2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Dates: January 23, 24, 25 2003
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL AWARDS
Nomination forms for Athlete Awards are available at:
www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003athletenom.htm 
Please note the November 30th deadline.


2003 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS & BANQUET
Saturday October 25, 2003
Peace Portal Alliance Church
15128 28th Ave. (King George Highway and 152nd) Surrey BC.
Here's a map to the location of the banquet: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/jdbanquetmap.pdf 

For those of you coming from outside the Lower Mainland - these places are reasonable and close to the banquet location:

Econo Lodge
2293 King George Highway
604-541-8100
1-877-677-8100
www.econolodgehotel.com
econolodge@shaw.ca

Pacific Inn
1160 King George Highway
604-535-1432
1-800-667-2240
www.pacificinn.com
info@pacificinn.com

DOOR PRIZES NEEDED!!
Each club with JD members is asked to send a prize (or two) to the banquet. All athletes will be given a ticket and have the opportunity to be a winner! This is not a fund raiser, just a fun event to make the evening more memorable for our young athletes.
When selecting items for this event, please remember that the winners will all be athletes, ages 9-15, and choose your donation accordingly.
Donations can be sent to the banquet, to members of the JD Committee, or to the BCA office.

Direct any questions to Brad Wallbank at (604) 466-1100 or bradwallbank@shaw.ca

An updated list of the 2003 Junior Development Award Recipients can be found at www.bcathletics.org/jdaw2003.htm.


2003 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday October 26 2003
Brighouse Pavilion – Richmond, B.C. 10:00 am

Tentative Agenda:
Report from Chairman
JD Fixtures lists for 2004
Resolutions to take to BCA AGM in January
Summer Games 2004
Old Business
New Business
Elections
Please forward any additional or specific agenda items to Brad Wallbank bradwallbank@shaw.ca or (604) 466-1100.

Special Note:
Clubs desiring to bid for the 2004 BC Athletics Championship meets (the JD Championships, JD Pentathlon and the Cross Country Championships) should send a representative to the JD AGM or contact me at my email address. We will be voting on the locations at the AGM.


2003 OFFICIALS' COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
November 30, 2003
Club House - Abbotsford Rotary Stadium 10:00 am

Tentative Agenda:
10:00 Reports
11:00 Information - Q&A
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Guest Speaker - TBA
13:30 Resolutions (new business)
14:30 Elections: the term of office for the following people ends November 30, 2003:
Carol Cull, John Cull, Valerie Jerome, Anne Lansdell, Sanda Turner, Alwilda van Ryswyk.
Nominations may be made from the floor.

Please forward any additional or specific agenda items to Anne Lansdell, alansdell@shaw.ca or ph/fax: (250) 477 1407.

Note: If you have achieved more than 12 credits during this past year, send in a COPY of your Meet Record Card to Shirley Young at #24 - 7330 122 St., Surrey BC V3W 1B4 or fax: (604) 594-0848 making sure that your name is on the card, and you will receive of the the incentive items to be given out at our AGM. Only those sending in a COPY of their cards will receive incentive items. Last date for submission is October 31, 2003.

2003 OFFICIALS AWARDS NOMINATION FORMS
www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm 

THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
www.olympic.ca/EN/organization/publications/publications.shtml#podium 


COURSES

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on any of the courses listed below contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached

NCCP LEVEL l - Kelowna BC
November 8-9
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert


UBC AMS MINISCHOOL
These non-credit courses are offered to students and are also available to the general public.

This Fall 2003, Minischool is very excited to offer a course to expand the knowledge base and skills of coaches, athletes and teams. This type of course is geared towards high performance athletes, coaches and teams who want to learn more about training techniques and develop their knowledge base and skills. This course is being put on by SPS Training Group which is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Non-UBC students can register for a $10 charge on top of the registration fee.

Speed, Strength & Conditioning - For Coaches, Athletes & Teams (1 week)
Saturday - November 8, 2003
(9:00-15:30)
SUB Ballroom
Cost $40
Byron Jack - SPS Training Group


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

OFFICE HELP - CLERICAL
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to help in the office 2 or 3 days a week. Help is needed with database entries, filing, copying, faxes, mail-outs and other help where needed when special projects are underway. If you're interested please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Call for Nominations for 2004 Inductions

The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is accepting nominations of individuals and teams for induction into the the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Nominations will be accepted until the deadline of November 1, 2003. See the following website for details and nomination forms: www.bcsportshalloffame.com/docs/aboutus/nominations.html.


ATHLETICS COMMUNITY

At the suggestion of the Board of Directors we are asking event directors to have non members of BC Athletics ADD $3.00 to their event registration fee. This should also make life easier for the event directors when they submit the non member day of event fee. Here is a sample from the Haney to Harrison Road Relay: www.bcathletics.org/H2H/teamregform.htm 


EVENT LISTINGS

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 

Road Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm 

Marathons
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm 

Race Walking – see Track & Field above


BC RANKINGS

Road Running:
www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings 

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.