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ISSUE #6-2004
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
Cross Country
Road Running
Track & Field
PacificSport
Funding Opportunities
Courses
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


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:
www.iaaf.org/antidoping/index.html 


CROSS COUNTRY

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com 

EMILIE MONDOR CONFIRMS ENTRY IN THE UBC OPEN CROSS COUNTRY THIS WEEKEND

www.gothunderbirds.ca/launch_story.asp?id=148


ROAD RUNNING

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 end.

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 at www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/.


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 personal coach:

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 support.

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 CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER

http://www2.sfu.ca/athletics/


PACIFICSPORT

"THREE WAVES"

Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
http://cms.nortia.org/Resources/conDisplayContent.asp?ItemID=1868&langid=1 


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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:
www.ncm.ca/scholarships-en.html?page=scholarships&lang_id=1&page_id=69


COURSES

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.


REMINDERS

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 sam.collier@bcathletics.org 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
Time: 9:30am

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.

Speakers:
12:30 PM – EMILIE MONDOR

Canadian World Class Cross Country and Track Runner.
RECOVERY/EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP

  • 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, Belgium
IRON DEFICIENCY IN ENDURANCE ATHLETES
NATURAL RESOURCES of IRON AND SUPPLEMENTS

1:45 PM – Dr. ROB NIELSEN, Dr. GERRY RAMODIGA

National team 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 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 


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
www.gothunderbirds.ca/launch_story.asp?id=148

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 e-mail btownsen@sfu.ca

SELECTION PRINCIPLES 2004 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2185

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
www.iaaf.org/downloads/IAAFhandbook/index.html

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 

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 bradwallbank@shaw.ca with a copy to the BC Athletics office at brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004

www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm

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 January - May

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.