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ISSUE #10-2004
Wednesday, March 10, 2004

In this issue:

  • Belgium beckons B.C. Runners
  • CABC Coaching Awards
  • World Athletics Day Event – Kamloops Track & Field Club
  • Road Running Course Measurement Seminar - Victoria

From the BC Athletics Office
Athletics Canada
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Track & Field
PacificSport
Courses & Clinics
Coaching
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

BC ATHLETICS OFFICE CLOSED MARCH 12

The BC Athletics office will close at 10:30AM on Friday, March 12th.


ATHLETICS CANADA

New documents regarding the 2004 Olympic Games Selection Criteria and Events for Qualifications
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2165

2004 Atlantic Coaches Seminar – Charlottetown, PEI
www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=849

World Half Marathon – Selection Principles
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2189

2004 National Team Relay Pool Athletes’ List
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2898

2004 National Team Relay Opportunities
www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/
national team relay opportunities Selection Principles-final.pdf


ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR - VICTORIA

May 8 & 9 2004
For information please contact Evan Fagan at (250) 598-2813 or by email at willowsbeach@shaw.ca

TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES

Race #3
Kamloops Spring Run-Off 10K, March 14th
www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/kamloops_details.htm


CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

BELGIUM BECKONS B.C. RUNNERS

B.C. runners will play a major role in helping Canada take on the world at the March 20-21 World Cross Country Championships in Brussels, Belgium.

Eleven athletes from B.C. are among the 34 Canadian team members slated to compete at the 32nd IAAF World Cross Country Championships, regarded as one of the toughest events in international athletics.

Eight of the 11 runners – Emilie Mondor, Tina Connelly, Courtney Inman, Leah Pells, Matt Johnston, Ryan Hayden, Sam Pawluk and Chris Winter, train as part of the PacificSport National Endurance Centre-Vancouver. The remaining B.C. runners, Stephanie Mills of Burnaby, Malindi Elmore of Kelowna and Steve Osaduik, train in Victoria, Calgary and Nanaimo respectively.

The Centre, led by head coach Marek Jedrzejek, is made up of 15 training groups of endurance runners based in a variety of communities. Members compete and train at various levels, from the international-calibre runners slated to take part in the world cross country championships, to nationally-ranked competitors and promising young athletes achieving at the provincial level.

“It is one of the toughest events around,” said Jedrzejek of the world event. “Not only are the conditions often difficult with mud, hills and uneven terrain but world cross country brings together athletes from many distance disciplines, it’s not just 1,500-metre runners against 1,500-metre runners.”

Jedrzejek believes the Canadian women entered in the short course (4K) event have an excellent chance of finishing in the top eight and to perhaps secure a team medal.

Port Coquitlam’s Tina Connelly is eager to make her return to the world championships after the 2002 birth of her daughter, Shelby Layne. In 2001 Connelly was the top North American finisher in the 4K event at 28th place, with her career best being a 17th in the 1999 8K race.

“This year, we have a very high quality team and I really wanted to be a part of it,” said Connelly, an Olympian in 2000 and bronze medallist at the 2003 Canadian cross-country championships. “I did a couple of marathons in the fall so to be included on a short course team with mainly 1,500-metre runners, I’m honoured. If we all run to 100 per cent of our potential we could challenge for a medal, maybe not gold or silver as Ethiopia and Kenya seem to have those wrapped up but, certainly, a bronze.”

Joining Connelly in the senior women’s 4K race will be Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore, Courtney Inman of Mt. Lehman, Coquitlam’s Leah Pells, Carmen Douma Hussar of Cambridge, Ont., and Burnaby-based Emilie Mondor of Mascouche, Que.

Mondor, who has qualified to run the 5,000 metres at the Summer Olympics in Athens, is also slated to run the senior women’s 8K race in Belgium as is Stephanie Mills. Mondor recently won the women’s division of the UBC Open Cross Country Classic as part of her training for the world championships in Brussels.

“I believe my chances to do well are pretty much equal for both 4K and 8K – my best race would probably be 6K,” joked Mondor. “But I decided to focus on the 8K due to the fact that it is a race where only the fittest can stay in the front pack in the last few kilometers – in the 4K a lot of pushing occurs almost until the end. But I will also be doing the best I can the following day in joining Team Canada in the 4K race.”

Mondor began 2004 with an impressive pair of races overseas, finishing fourth in an international cross-country event in Newcastle. A week later she defeated reigning world half-marathon record holder Susan Chepkemei of Kenya to win at the Belfast International cross-country meet.

“My performances and my general fitness obviously put me with the best female cross country runners right now, but aiming for a medal is always a big luck game” said Mondor. “I am 100 per cent confident of what I can do and the way I can effectively fight against the top runners but I will never be able to control what others are doing in a race.”

B.C. members of Canada’s World Cross Country team:

Senior Women 4K

Tina Connelly, Port Coquitlam
Malindi Elmore, Kelowna
Courtney Inman, Mt. Lehman
Emilie Mondor, Burnaby/Mascouche, Que
Leah Pells, Coquitlam

Senior Women 8K

Stephanie Mills, Burnaby
Emilie Mondor, Burnaby, B.C./Mascouche, Que.

Senior Men 12.3K

Matt Johnston, Surrey
Steve Osaduik, Nanaimo

Senior Men 4K

Ryan Hayden, Richmond

Junior Men 8K

Sam Pawluk, Richmond
Chris Winter, North Vancouver


2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com


TRACK & FIELD

WORLD ATHLETICS DAY 2004

Centennial Meet
Kamloops
May 8 & 9 2004
Congratulations to the Kamloops Track & Field Club who has been chosen to hold this year’s World Athletics Day. With strong support from BC Athletics, the Kamloops Track & Field Club presented an impressive proposal which included an opportunity for the young athletes to meet three National Team members. Over nine local sponsors have agreed to support this event which is expected to draw close to 800 spectators over the two day meet.


PACIFICSPORT

"THREE WAVES" Bulletin from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.

http://cms.nortia.org/Resources/conDisplayContent.asp?ItemID=2210&langid=1 


COURSES & CLINICS

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION

For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at brian.mcalder@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.

NCCP THEORY COURSES WINTER/SPRING 2004

For information please phone 604-467-4675 or visit www.westcoastkinesiology.com or go to CABC web-site www.coaches.bc.ca/.
To register please phone 604-467-7322.


COACHING

CABC COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Please go to the CABC website at www.coaches.bc.ca and submit your nominations online. The Coaching Association of BC urges you to recognize outstanding coaches from the 2003 season in the following categories:

Recreational/Grassroots

Coaches who coach grassroots programs and recreational athletes at any age.

Regional/Provincial Development

Coaches who are responsible for athletes who are developing competitive skills and preparing athletes for high competition within regional center or provincial programs

Secondary School

Coaches of middle and secondary school teams and athletes

International

Coaches who primarily coach athletes at the international level

The awards will be presented at the CABC 2004 AGM to be held in conjunction with the BC School Sport Coaches Conference at Simon Fraser University in May 2004. Nominations will not be accepted after April 15, 2004.


REMINDERS

SCHOOL PAGE ON THE WEBSITE

BC Athletics is creating a "School Page" on the website. The intention is to get as much school (both Elementary and High School) related information as possible up on the site in one area for teachers and school coaches to access. Any clubs putting on events with school participation should get links to their meet information in as quickly as possible. The same goes for any clinics or camps that may be geared towards school athletes. If you have something you feel would be suitable please forward it to Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

COACHING SCHOLARSHIPS AT PACIFICSPORT CANADIAN SPORT CENTRE VICTORIA

February 26, 2004 - The National Coaching Institute of BC (NCI-BC) is offering five scholarships of up to $8,000 for suitably qualified NCCP Level 3 coaches as apprentice coaches at the PacificSport Canadian Sport Centre Victoria in the core sports of:
- Athletics, Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Triathlon.
The scholarship enables the applicant to study in the Diploma Program for Sport Coaching at the NCI-BC from August 21st, 2004 to April 2005 while coaching national level athletes under the mentorship of a national level coach.
Applicants must apply by May 1st, 2004.
For more information, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/coach or CALL (250) 721-7589.

HIGH PERFORMANCE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING WORKSHOP - AL VERMEIL

March 27-28, 2004
9am to 5pm - Saturday-Sunday
Simon Fraser University, WMC 3220
Workshop Fee: $300.00 CAD
Registration Due Date: March 10, 2004
Late Registration Fee: $365.00 CAD (After March 10th)
For more information on registration or the workshop itself, please contact SFU Strength & Conditioning Advisor Derek Hansen via e-mail at dhansen@sfu.ca or by phone at 604-291-4059.
NSCA CEUs will be available for this event.
Note: All attendees participating in the activity portions of this workshop will be required to sign a liability waiver at check-in.

2004 MOUNTAIN RUNNING SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE CANADIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING TEAM

For those who enjoy trail running and/or hills, this may be something to consider. The races are tough and funding is usually limited, however it is a chance to experience international competition. Any questions about the team should be forwarded to Kelvin (kgbroad@mountainrunning.com) or Angie (angie@magellanresearch.ca).

2004 JD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - KAMLOOPS BC

The Kamloops Track & Field Club will host the 2004 Junior Development T&F Championships on July 23, 24, 25 2004. The City of Kamloops will not be starting construction at the track until August 1st.

IAAF TECHNICAL COMPETITION RULES 2004 - 2005 (with Canadian and BC variations)

The "Little Red Book" for 2004/2005 is now available at the BC Athletics office.
Price - $6.00
Postage and handling: 1-2 books $3.00, 3-5 books $5.00, 6+ books $7.00
Order on-line or print out an order form to mail in:
www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm#education (publications order form)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY

Nutritional Supplements - Advisory from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)
www.cces.ca/forms/index.cfm?DSP=template&act=view3&template_id=174&lang=e 
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-NoGuarantees-E.pdf 

CANADIAN MASTERS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, INTERNATIONAL MEET AND 5K MASTERS-ONLY AGE GRADED ROAD RACE

July 17-18 2004
Foothills Athletic Park, Calgary, Alberta.
For more information: www.2004canadianmasters.com, Tel: 1 866 286-1318, email: contact@2004canadianmasters.com
Mail address: Canadian Masters Championships, PO Box 48153, 40 Midlake Blvd., SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3C9


DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP POLICY

As approved by the BC Athletics Board of Directors the policy with respect to providing Day of Event Membership for sanctioned competitions has been amended - this should be shown as an additional $3.00 for those entrants who are not current members of BC Athletics or another Athletics Association. It is appreciated that this may not be possible for events that have their planning well underway. During this phase-in year, please present wherever possible, the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership as an additional $3.00. (Note: The previous policy allowed for either an additional $3.00 for non members or a $3.00 deduction for BC Athletics members or members from another Athletics Association.) The event entry form must also provide space for the entrant to put in their current BC Athletics or equivalent Athletics Association membership number.

The intended result of this change in how the Day of Event Membership Fee is presented on the entry form is to: a) insure that the full amount of the entry fee is retained by the event organizing committee; b) more clearly reflect one of the benefits of BC Athletics Membership; and c) visibly demonstrates a financial return to the event organizer, through the sharing of the Day of Event Membership fee.

The sharing of the Day of Event Membership Fee is: for events up to and including 2,000 participants the host organizing committee retains $1.00 and $2.00 is returned to BC Athletics. For events of greater than 2,000 participants the Day of Event Membership Fee is split 50/50 ($1.50 retained by the host organizing committee and $1.50 returned to BC Athletics).

The amount returned to BC Athletics goes to support these and other programs/services:

  • Youth, developing athlete and adult participant development - camps, clinics and resources
  • Event Insurance (Liability) for all Day of Event Members
  • Event promotion and a direct link from the BC Athletics Calendar of Events web pages
  • Technical assistance and support to event organizers
  • BC Team programs for Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Masters age groups in Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walking and Track & Field in National Championships, Canada and Western Canada Games
  • Officials training and event officiating support
  • Coaches education and training
  • Prizing in selected events
  • BC Championship programs in Road Running, Race Walking, Marathon, Cross Country Running, Track & Field, Road Relays and Ultra Running
  • Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running
  • Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all members

Day of Event Membership Fees:

At the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting, Jan 23, 24, 25, 2004 a resolution on membership fees was passed that maintained the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee at $3.00 for nonmembers of BC Athletics or another Athletics Provincial, State or National Association or Federation to enter a BC Athletics/Athletics Canada/IAAF Sanctioned competition in British Columbia. The sharing of the Day of Event Membership revenue remains as it is currently until such a time as the Board of Directors rules on the motion passed by the BC Athletics Executive Committee. (See below for this motion)

BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee Sharing:

The following motion was passed at the January 13 Executive Committee meeting. The process now is that this goes to the full Board of Directors at their meeting of March 27, 2004 for debate and voting by the Board.

Motion: That the sharing of BC Athletics Day of Event Membership revenue be:

Number of Participants in Event Fee Retained by Event Organizer Fee Returned to BC Athletics
1 to 5000 $1.00 $2.00
5001 to 10,000 $1.50 $1.50
10,001 to 15,000 $1.75 $1.25
15,001 and over $2.00 $1.00
 

In addition to the above fee schedule, BC Athletics will also outline a series value in kind benefits to both the Event Organizer and BC Athletics and/or its Divisions (Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walk and Track & Field) to be included at each level of event participation as outlined above.

Rationale for the Motion:

  • The sliding scale enhances the return to those events that increase their participation;
  • That the sharing of the Day of Event Membership fees supports both the Event Organizing Committee and BC Athletics;
  • That the value in kind benefits to both the Event and BC Athletics is meant to provide:
    • enhanced profile;
    • reflect a partnership in helping to build both event participation and membership in BC Athletics; and
    • tangible benefits to both the Event Organizer and BC Athletics through event sanctioning.

The Board of Directors welcomes your comments and recommendations with regard to this motion.  Please forward your comments by March 25/04 to: bcathletics@bcathletics.org and to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Hastie at: hastie71@hotmail.com.

If you require clarification on any of the above please contact the BC Athletics office at your earliest opportunity.  Thank you.

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics at: bcathletics@bcathletics.org 


SPRING BREAK CAMP

6th Annual Spring Break Camp
March 15th and 16th - 10-3pm
Walnut Grove Secondary School Langley, B.C.
Open to all youth aged 12 years and older and Teachers, Parents, Coaches interested in learning more about track and field. This will be a practical two day camp with instruction from Nationally Certified Coaches in Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles, Throws and Distances.
For more information please contact Brit Townsend at 604-291-3382 or e-mail btownsen@sfu.ca

BC ATHLETICS STAFF CHANGES

Please be informed that on an interim basis the responsibilities of the BC Athletics Technical Manager, Track & Field and Director Power/Speed Events have been assumed by Brian McCalder, President/CEO. All matters concerning Track & Field, Coaching Education/Certification and P/S Development should be directed to Brian at: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.

ADVISORY NOTE

Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-Cannabinoids-E.pdf 

CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS

www.bcathletics.org/main/papers_articles.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  2004 Draft version

Road Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm  2004 Draft version full year

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  2004 Draft version

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.

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