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Wednesday, February 11, 2004
In this issue:
- IAAF Launches Anti-doping section on website
- Tina Connelly shatters course record
- Emilie Mondor at UBC Open Cross Country Meet
- Athletics Canada names Ekiden Team
From the BC Athletics Office
Track & Field
FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
IAAF LAUNCH ANTI-DOPING SECTION ON INTERNET
10 February 2004
Monte Carlo - The IAAF has been one of the leading International
Sports’ Federations in the fight against doping in sport for more than
30 years, helping to introduce accreditation of anti-doping labs,
out-of-competition testing and blood testing amongst other things.
We now proudly introduce the new Anti-Doping section of the IAAF
website and hope that it will be a useful tool not only by listing
Anti-Doping rules and procedures but by explaining the real health risks
of using prohibited substances.
It is only by sharing knowledge through education that the IAAF and
the Athletics Family can build a healthier and cleaner sport.
To visit the anti-doping section of the IAAF internet, go to:
2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:
EMILIE MONDOR CONFIRMS ENTRY IN THE UBC OPEN CROSS COUNTRY THIS
Timex BC Road Running Series
CONNELLY SHATTERS 10-YEAR WOMEN'S COURSE RECORD AT 'FIRST HALF'
February 8, 2004, Vancouver — With a superb 1:12:47 clocking, Tina
Connelly of Port Coquitlam shattered the women's course record for the
'First Half' Half Marathon, held since 1994 by American Lisa Weidenbach
at 1:13:22. Good for 9th place overall this morning, Connelly's time is
also a new BC women's record for the half-marathon distance.
Connelly's goal was 1:12:00 from the start. After running through the
first half of the seawall course with a pack of men drafting off her,
her split time was 36:30. So she increased the pace, and the pack broke
up with some men moving ahead. Connelly picked them off one by one
except for Richard Lee, who was busy lowering the masters course record
by 2 minutes, hitting Connelly's goal time of 1:12:00.
In the open men's race, a few no-shows left Victoria's Bruce Deacon
running a lead solo for almost the whole distance. Completing the course
in a modest 1:06:56—over two minutes slower than his own course record
set way back in 1992—he noted that it wasn't a great race for him
"but it was okay." He was disappointed that expected
competitors Jon Brown and Scott McClennan were absent. Deacon is
preparing for a spring marathon, most likely Rome in late March.
From the first mile the lead group of men had strung themselves out
thinly, without the advantage of a pack to pull them through the miles.
Almost two minutes after Deacon crossed the line, fellow Victorian Nik
Southwell appeared in 1:08:46, followed half a minute later by North
Vancouver's Colin Dignum in 1:09:13 then Burnaby's Ryan Day in 1:09:38.
Dignum was predicting his final time would be faster after a good first
mile split, so he was somewhat dismayed to see the pace lagging towards
The race for 5th, the final prize money placing, was hotly contested
between Courtenay's Neil Holm and Vancouver's Kevin O'Connor. Never more
than five metres apart from start to the final kick, "we helped
each other out," noted O'Connor, "and kept kicking to try to
lose one another." Both were aiming for 70 minutes. O'Connor only
got away with 200m to go, recording 1:10:20 to Holm's 1:10:29.
Calgary's Lisa Harvey, a regular competitor in this event, followed
Connelly from a distance in a second pack of men, running her own race.
Though somewhat overshadowed by Connelly's result, Harvey's second place
time of 1:15:11 was her best ever for this event (previous best was
1:15:42 in 2000).
Leading the rest of the women in third place was Lindsay McLaren
(from Vancouver but currently living in Calgary), staying clear of a
small pack that included Darcie Montgomery, Nancy Tinari and Joan
McGrath. McLaren's 1:19:22 was a personal best by 2 minutes.
The other three women ran together until about the eight mile mark
where Montgomery, who had surprisingly never done a half-marathon before
today, began to step up the pace and move ahead, leaving masters Tinari
and McGrath to work in tandem. By the time they returned to the
Roundhouse Community Centre, Montgomery was exactly 1 minute ahead,
recording an excellent first-time 1:20:16. Tinari edged out McGrath by
eight seconds to take the masters title.
Many personal bests were set, probably due to the ideal conditions
this year: windless, dry and not too cold. A rare occurrence for
Vancouver in early February!
Full race results can be viewed at www.pacificroadrunners.ca/firsthalf/.
Next Timex Series race is the Spring Run-Off 10k in Kamloops on March
14th, starting 10:00am at McArthur Island Park. Details and entry form
ATHLETICS CANADA NAMES 2004 YOKOHAMA EKIDEN TEAM
(Ottawa – February 6, 2004) – Athletics Canada is pleased to
announce the seven athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2004
Yokohama Ekiden taking place on Sunday, February 22 in Yokohama, Japan.
Team members are listed below, along with their age, hometown and
Malindi Elmore, 23, Kelowna, BC, Mike Van Tighem
Courtney Inman, 24, Mt. Lehman, BC, Brit Townsend
Lisa Labrecque, 26, Sudbury, ON, Dick Moss
Stephanie Mills, 26 , Burnaby, BC, Brent Fougner
Lucy Smith, 36, Victoria, BC, Lance Watson
Rebecca Stallwood, 25, Burlington, ON, Sean Cleary
Maria Zambrano, 33, Calgary, AB, Alex Ulaszonek
Paul Poce from Mississauga, ON will be the team leader/head coach and
Thelma Wright of Vancouver, BC will coach and provide managerial
The race is 42.195 km long (marathon distance) with the format for
the different legs as follows 1st leg: 5 km; 2nd leg: 10 km; 3rd leg: 6
km; 4th leg; 6 km; 5th leg: 10 km.; 6th leg: 5.195 km.
Congratulations and best of luck to our Canadian team!
TRACK & FIELD
GRACE DUNNIGAN SETS PERSONAL BEST AND AN NAIA NATIONAL INDOOR
Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
NCM ELITE ATHLETE BURSARY
The deadline for NCM Elite Athlete Bursary has been extended to Friday,
Feb 13th, 2004. This award is open to any Canadian citizen who will be a
full-time post-secondary student in the 2004-2005 academic year.
The award is $3000 CDN. It includes free travel & accommodation to
Ottawa for the National Capital Race Weekend (May 28-30th) and free entry
into the race of their choice (if the athlete wishes to compete).
For applications and/or complete information, visit the website at:
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at firstname.lastname@example.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.
2005 SILENT AUCTION REQUEST
The silent auction held at the BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet each
year is always a high point in the Annual General Meeting/Awards Banquet
weekend. We'd like to improve on a good thing and that means we have to
start planning now. Clubs, Sponsors and Members are asked to contact BC
Athletics as early as possible (even now) and let us know what you will be
able to donate for the 2005 Silent Auction. Our goal is to get pictures
and/or descriptions of the items up on the website well before the event.
If you have items to donate or would like further information contact Sam
Collier at email@example.com
or Ph: (604) 737-3177.
PACIFICSPORT NATIONAL ENDURANCE CENTRE - VANCOUVER & B.C.
ATHLETICS PRESENTS A UNIQUE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
This is your invitation to work out with members of the Canadian
World Cross Country Team.
An incredible opportunity to train and learn from Leah Pells, Emilie
Mondor, Tina Connelly, Chris Winter, Sam Pawluk, Mark Bomba, Matt
Johnston, Peter Cardle, Jerry Ziak, Scott McLellan, Allison Rendell,
Cindy O’Krane & many others.
Where: Jericho Beach Park – Cross Country Loop
When: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Following the workout there will be a CLINIC at UBC.
Where: UBC War Memorial Gym, Room 100,
6081 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC
When: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time: 12:30 PM
Lunch: UBC cafeteria is open or bring your lunch to the clinic.
12:30 PM – EMILIE MONDOR
Canadian World Class Cross Country and
- recovery tools
- recovery and her own experiences
- your knowledge of your abilities
- world class athletes and beliefs (way of life)
1:00 PM – Dr. LINDA THYER
Former national team member, Canadian
team doctor for the World Cross Country Championships in Brussels,
IRON DEFICIENCY IN ENDURANCE ATHLETES
NATURAL RESOURCES of IRON AND SUPPLEMENTS
1:45 PM – Dr. ROB NIELSEN, Dr. GERRY RAMODIGA
chiropractors, instructors and providers of active release techniques.
RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS,
TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
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
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
- 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
- Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross
- Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all
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
|Number of Participants in Event
||Fee Retained by Event Organizer
||Fee Returned to BC Athletics
|1 to 5000
|5001 to 10,000
|10,001 to 15,000
|15,001 and over
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
Rationale for the Motion:
- The sliding scale enhances the return to those events that increase
- 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
and to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Hastie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
UBC Open Cross Country Classic
Presented by: PacificSport National Endurance Centre Vancouver and
the UBC Cross Country Program
Feb. 14, 2004 Jericho Beach 11:30AM
WOMEN IN COACHING NATIONAL RETREAT
The 2004 Women in Coaching National Coach Retreat will be held on March
19-21, 2004. The retreat is designed to address the dramatic
under-representation of women coaches at the high performance level by
providing opportunities for professional development and networking.
For more information on the nomination process, costs, location, and
facilitators etc., please visit the Women in Coaching website at: www.coach.ca/WOMEN/e/grants/retreat.htm
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
SELECTION PRINCIPLES 2004 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
IAAF HANDBOOK NOW ON-LINE
The IAAF is pleased to announce that the English version of the latest
edition of the IAAF Competition Rules, which includes Anti-Doping Rules
and Rules related to Disputes, has just been added to the download section
of the IAAF web site.
Pay particular attention to:
#141 - Rules for Age Groups
#191.7 - Hammer Handles
183.11 - Pole Vault - pole tape
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process
undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.
Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - CALL FOR REPRESENTATIVES AT LARGE
Anyone interested in serving as a representative at large on the BC
Athletics Junior Development Committee is asked to submit your expression
of interest which includes a brief resume of experiences inside Athletics
and involvement with club programs and organization and any committee
involvement outside of Athletics. At the present time the following
positions are open:
One 1 year term - Representative at Large
Three 2 year terms - Representative at Large
Expressions of interest with requested information are to be forwarded to
Brad Wallbank - Chair, BC Athletics Junior Development Committee at email@example.com
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
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
2004 Draft version
2004 Draft version January - May
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
2004 Draft version
see Track & Field above
Track & Field
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