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Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Track and Field
Technical and Organizational Papers
2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting &
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR 2003 BC TEAMS
For the national cross country champs in Toronto, November 29th.
B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Please note correction on location - BLUE MOUNTAIN PARK
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Blue Mountain Park)
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4796 or 604-463-3544
Commemorative T-shirts will be available at the meet - Price: $15.00
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
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
BC HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 1, 2003
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:
Athletes (listed in alphabetical order – this is not necessarily the
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:
The men's race will feature 14 or 15 national teams of the highest
Our best placing ever in Chiba for our men team was back in 1995 with a
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
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
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
TRACK AND FIELD
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 email@example.com.
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
You are encouraged to participate in this process as this position
plays a very important role at the Board level.
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.
Proposer: Jeremy Deere
Proposer: Joël Bourgeois
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).
Prposer: David Milne
Proposer: Zach Whitmarsh
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
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.
From PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
CANADA'S WORLD YOUTH TEAM PHOTO 2003
The 8 x 12 photo is available at a cost of $23.00 (tax included).
808, boul. Queen Nord
Sherbrooke, PQ J1H 3R8
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 - firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - email@example.com
Jerry Tighe - Road Running, Cross Country Running, Ultra Running, Road
Relays etc. - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com.
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.
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:
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:
2293 King George Highway
1160 King George Highway
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
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
Sunday October 26 2003
Brighouse Pavilion – Richmond, B.C. 10:00 am
Report from Chairman
JD Fixtures lists for 2004
Resolutions to take to BCA AGM in January
Summer Games 2004
Please forward any additional or specific agenda items to Brad Wallbank firstname.lastname@example.org
or (604) 466-1100.
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
11:00 Information - Q&A
12:45 Guest Speaker - TBA
13:30 Resolutions (new business)
14:30 Elections: the term of office for the following people ends November
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, email@example.com
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
THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on any of the courses listed below contact
Eugene Konart at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
NCCP LEVEL l - Kelowna BC
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
Byron Jack - SPS Training Group
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 email@example.com.
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
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
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in
yellow) with contact information:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
Race Walking – see Track & Field above
Track & Field
Back issues of the BCAB are available at