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Friday, July 29, 2005
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Highlights from this issue:
- Arthur Taylor 1926 - 2005
- BC Ferries and Sport BC Present - Sporting Life on the Coast
- 2005 BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Aaron Dixon
- Lions Gate Road Runners Mile on the Track - August 5th
- Athletics Canada and BC Athletics Name Teams
- ...and much more
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Arthur Taylor 1926 - 2005
Arthur Taylor (l) with Herb Phillips
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur Taylor,
Coach, Masters Athlete and Canadian Masters Record Holder in Athletics.
For decades Arthur coached youngsters to Canadian Olympians in several
clubs and provinces in Canada, finishing his coaching career with the
Victoria Track & Field Club. His passion, knowledge and commitment to
Athletics as a coach was very instrumental in fashioning the careers of
many successful athletes and providing years of fun for many young
children. He lead by example through his personal participation in Track
& Field, Road and Cross Country Running, setting numerous Provincial
and Canadian Masters Records on route. His sense of humour, great smile
and love of our sport will provide fond memories for many.
BC Athletics would like to acknowledge and thank the Victoria Track
& Field Club and in particular John Foster for the care and compassion
extended to Arthur over the past several years.
Among Arthur's many accomplishments are the following:
Canadian Distance Records:
M50 5000m 15:42
M50 10,000m 33:47
M50 Steeple 10:18
M55 Mile Indoors 5:03
M50 3000m Indoors 9:10
M45 Marathon 2:26:35
M50 Marathon 2:27:17
Canadian Masters Championship Meet Records:
M50 5000m 15:54
M55 5000m 17:04
M50 Steeple 10:41
Services will be held Wednesday, August 3rd starting at 10:00am at
First Memorial Funeral Home, 1155 Fort Street. An obituary will appear in
the Times Colonist starting Saturday, July 30th.
BC Ferries and Sport BC Present - Sporting Life on the Coast
BC Ferries and Sport BC are pleased to announce their new corporate
partnership. BC Ferries and Sport BC recognize that travel is often a
barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for
their athletes. In order to assist in removing this barrier, a new
program, Sport Life on the Coast, has been developed to provide travel
support to Sport BC, member organizations and their member clubs. Through
this exciting program, BC Ferries and Sport BC will assist with ferry
travel costs for athletes, coaches and officials.
Please see the following website document for information, criteria and
the application process for this program:
2005 BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form
Deadline - Must be received in the BC Athletics office by August 31,
The BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form is now
available on the BC Athletics website along with selection criteria
Rising Stars in Athletics - Aaron Dixon
This week's profile is on 2005 Canadian Junior Decathlon Champion, BC
Junior Decathlon Champion and member of Canada's 2005 Pan Am Juniors Team
- Aaron Dixon.
Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds
Coach: Laurier Primeau
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
Decathlon - 6156 pts BC Junior #1, Canada Junior #1
Pole Vault - 4.30m BC Junior #1, Canada Junior #3
2005 BC Junior Decathlon Champion
2005 Canadian Junior Decathlon Champion
2005 BC High School Medalist
2005 BC Canada Games Trials Pole Vault Champion
Track & Field Team Selection:
2005 BC Junior Team - Decathlon
2005 Canadian Pan Am Games Team - Decathlon
2005 BC Canada Summer Games Team - Decathlon
Athletics Canada Names IAAF World Championships in Athletics Team
(Ottawa, July 28, 2005) - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce its
official list of 32 athletes who have been selected for nomination to the
2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics taking place in Helsinki,
Finland, August 6-14.
Made up of 21 men and 11 women, including two athletes with a
disability, team members have had to meet a series of tough performance
standards during certain time periods over the past year. Depending on the
event, the majority of the nominees also had to finish in the top four of
the 2005 Canadian Track and Field Championships which took place this past
weekend in Winnipeg.
"This is the first year of the quadrennial leading to the Beijing
Olympics. In addition to selecting our very best veterans we have included
"rising stars" who we believe will be successful in
Beijing", says Alex Gardiner, Athletics Canada's chief technical
officer and national team head coach. "You might say this team
represents the best talent of today and those who will be our top
performers throughout the next four to eight years. For some, Helsinki
will be a really tough test. This will allow those athletes and us to see
where we are and what we need to do to strengthen our results in Beijing
in four years "
With a mixture of veterans and exciting young talent, Canada is looking
to improve upon its last World Championship performance in Paris where the
team won four medals including one gold and two from demonstration events.
Team members are listed below:
Name, Age, Event, Hometown
Jeff ADAMS, 34, 200mWCh (T54)*, Toronto, ON
Richard ADU-BOBIE, 21, 4x100m, Ottawa, ON
Charles ALLEN, 28, 110mH, Brampton, ON
Tim BERRETT, 40, 50km Rw, Edmonton, AB
Mark BOSWELL, 27, HJ, Brampton, ON
Nathan BRANNEN, 22, 1500m, Cambridge, ON
Pierre BROWNE, 25, 100m, 4x100m, Toronto, ON
Tyler CHRISTOPHER, 22, 400m, Chilliwack, BC
Reid COOLSAET, 26, 5000m, Guelph, ON
Dianne CUMMINS, 31, 800m, Vancouver, BC
Tawa DORTCH, 25, 400mH, Edmonton, AB
Carmen DOUMA-HUSSAR, 28, 1500m, Cambridge, ON
Dana ELLIS, 25, PV, Kitchener, ON
Perdita FELICIEN, 24, 100mH, Pickering, ON
Kelsie HENDRY, 23, PV, Saskatoon, SK
Anson HENRY, 26, 4x100m, Pickering, ON
Karl JENNINGS, 26, 110mH, Brampton, ON
Jennifer JOYCE, 24, HT, Richmond, BC
Matthew KERR, 29, 3000msc, Elora, ON
Jarek KULESZA, 27, 4x100m, Laval, QC
Priscilla LOPES, 22, 100mH, Whitby, ON
Nicolas MACROZONARIS, 25, 4x100m, Laval, QC
Colin MATHIESON, 26, 100mWCh (T54)*, Winnipeg, MB
Toyin OLUPONA, 22, 100m, London, ON
Hank PALMER, 20, 4x100m, Dollard-des-Orme, QC
Gary REED, 24, 800m, Kamloops, BC
Scott RUSSELL, 26, JT, Windsor, ON
Kevin SULLIVAN, 31, 1500m, Brantford, ON
Achraf TADILI, 25, 800m, Montreal, QC
Jason TUNKS, 30, DT, London, ON
Angela WHYTE, 25, 100mH, Edmonton, AB
Jessica ZELINKA, 23, Heptahlon, London, ON
*Wheelchair demonstration events
A recent MRI on Charles Allen has indicated a small tear of the tendon
behind his left hamstring. A final decision on a course of action will
take place on Friday; however, it is unlikely he will compete in Helsinki.
Name, Residence, Position
Jean-Guy OUELLETTE, Sherbrooke, QC, Chairman
Joanne MORTIMORE, Ottawa, ON, Chief Operating Officer
Alex GARDINER, Winnipeg, MA, Head Coach
John ALLAN, London, ON, Coach
Glenroy GILBERT, Ottawa, ON, Coach
Wynn GMITROSKI, Victoria, BC, Coach
Martin GOULET, Longueuil, QC, Coach
Les GRAMANTIK, Calgary, AB, Coach
Rick REELIE, Saskatoon, SK, Coach
Derek COVINGTON, Ottawa, ON, Team Manager
Thelma WRIGHT, Vancouver, BC, Team Manager
Marcel CHARLAND, Kingston, ON, Massage Therapist
Wilbour KELSICK, Port Moody, BC, Chiropractor
Gianni MARIANI, Laval, QC, Physiotherapist
Ghislaine ROBERT, Redmond, WA, Doctor
Al VERNEC, Montreal, QC, Doctor
Ivonne SHOUCAIR, Ottawa, ON, Media Liaison
A pre-Games training camp is being held for the team in Berlin, Germany
from July 27th until August 3rd. The competition begins Saturday, August
6th and runs until Sunday, August 14th.
Following the IAAF world championships, Adams and Mathieson will be
joining other members of Canada's national team for athletes with a
disability to compete in the International Paralympic Committee Athletics
Open European Championships taking place in Espoo, Finland, August 21-27.
Canadian track and field team to 2005 Summer Universiade
OTTAWA (CIS) - Canadian Interuniversity Sport, as the Canadian
representative of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU),
announced on Monday the athletes and staff who will represent Canada in
athletics at the 2005 Summer Universiade.
The 23rd Summer Universiade, regrouping 9,000 participants from 170
countries, will be held August 11-21 in Izmir, Turkey. The track and field
competition takes place August 15th to the 20th at Atatuk Stadium.
Leading the way for the Canadian squad are CIS track athletes of the
year David Gill of Laval and Adrienne Power of Dalhousie University. They
will be joined by Jim Steacy of Lethbridge who was named CIS male field
athlete of the year.
Power, a graduate of Dalhousie University, was the 2005 gold medallist
in the 60m and is the current CIS record holder and gold medallist in the
300m. The Halifax native will compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
Power was also named the 2005 CIS female athlete of the year at the
prestigious BLG Awards in Calgary.
Gill, an education student from Lac-Beauport, QC, will compete in the
800m and 4x400m relay. He was the gold medallist at the 2005 CIS
championships in the 600m, 1000m and 1500m events and was named athlete of
the meet for his efforts.
Steacy, a Kinesiology student from Lethbridge, AB, will compete in the
shot put, discus and hammer. He currently holds the CIS record in the
weight throw with a distance of 21.46m and was the gold medallist in the
hammer throw at the 2004 Canadian Senior Championships. He was also the
gold medallist at the 2004 North American, Central American and Caribbean
Keep your eyes open for Jocelyn Adu Gyamfi of Mississauga, Ont. The
University of Toronto student captured gold at the 2005 CIS Track and
Field Championship in the women's long jump, becoming the first athlete in
the history of CIS competition to finish first in the same event five
Megan Metcalfe is the Canadian national women's 5000m champion and is a
multiple All-American at the University of West Virginia. She is a native
of Edmonton, AB, and is a member of the Canadian National Team.
There are five athletes, four men and one woman, returning to the
summer Universiade who competed at Daegu, Korea, where Canada won a bronze
medal in the 1,500m. Four of the five are Canadian National Team members;
Nathan Vadeboncoeur, Clifford Caines, Reid Coolsaet and Dominique Bilodeau.
Twenty three year old Ray Ardill of Victoria BC will compete in the
400m and 4x400m relay along with returnee Nathan Vadeboncoeur.
Vadeboncoeur, from Winnipeg, MB and studying anthropology at the
University of Illinois, will also compete in the 200 and 400m.
Clifford Caines is a history student at the University of Manitoba and
will compete once again in the Decathalon. He will be looking to improve
his 2003 point accumulation of 7401.
Reid Coolsaet, a student at the University of Guelph, will compete in
the 5,000m and 10,000m in Daegu he completed the 5,000m in 14:17.96 for a
12th place finish. He has improved considerably since his efforts in Daegu
winning the last two national 5000m titles. He was named to the Canadian
team for the World Track and Field Championships competing in Helsinki. He
ran 13:32.30 in the London Super Grand Prix in mid July, the fourth
fastest time in Canadian history for the distance.
Dominique Bilodeau of Lac-Megante, QC, competed at the 2001 and 2003
Universiades. In Daegu in 2003 she had an 18th place finish in the javelin
throw with a distance of 49.06 Bilodeau, who is a member of the Canadian
National team, placed first at the 2005 National Championships in
"I'm very excited to be going with this group and ready to focus
on how we best get the athletes ready to perform at their peak, said head
coach Dave Scott-Thomas, "the staff is simply outstanding. It is a
group of passionate and experienced coaches and managers who are on the
same page philosophically."
Scott-Thomas is the winner of eleven OUA and five CIS Coach of the Year
Awards as well as the recipient of the Fox 40 OUA Coach of the Year Award
(for all sports). He is a Level IV Certified NCCP Endurance Coach and has
held several different National Team Coaching assignments including: 2003
and 1999 World Cross-country Championships Lausanne/Belfast), 2001 World
Track and Field Championships (Edmonton), 2001 Beijing Ekiden, 2000 NACAC
Under 25 Champs (Mexico), 1998 NACAC Junior Team (Cayman Islands), 1997
Ekiden (Japan), 1996 Atlanta Olympics (observer). He holds a Bachelor and
Masters of Science Degree from University of Guelph, a Bachelor of
Education Degree from Queen's University, and a Diploma of Coaching from
the National Coaching Institute-Victoria.
"Although I am named as Head Coach, in reality they (Claude Berube
of Manitoba University, Jim Wardle, of Guelph, Dave Hunt of Toronto and
Vicky Croley of Western and team manager Dennis Hoy from Delta, BC) are my
peers and I am confident we'll function together as a smooth unit,"
"The team is larger than those in recent times, which I take as a
very positive sign of the health of track and field at the collegiate
level. I was thrilled at our national championships in Winnipeg to see the
calibre of athletes who were qualifying," he said. "There has
been a slide in the Canadian results at FISU for the past few events - I
am confident that this team will reverse that trend, placing more athletes
on the podium, putting more in scoring position, and generally shining as
one of the strongest track and field contingents to represent Canada at
this level in recent history."
Name School Hometown Position
Dave Scott-Thomas Guelph Guelph, ON Head Coach
Dennis Hoy Delta, BC Team Manager
Claude Berube Manitoba Winnipeg, MB Coach
Jim Wardle Guelph Forest, ON Coach
Dave Hunt Toronto Toronto, ON Coach
Vicky Croley Western London, ON Coach
Name School Hometown Event
Jocelyn Adu Gyamfi Toronto Mississauga, On Long & Trip Jump
Dominique Bilodeau Sherbrooke Lac-Megante, QC Javelin
Nicole Buchholz Sask Saskatoon, SK 4x100
Marina Crivello Montreal Montreal, QC 20km Walk
Martine Cloutier-LeBlanc Montreal Montreal, QC 4x100
Hilary Edmondson Wisconsin Sarnia, ON 1500m
Whitney Evans Athabaska Calgary, AB High Jump
Sultana Frizell Georgia Perth, ON Shot Put & Hammer
Julia Howard Simon Fraser Burnaby, BC 800m
Rebecca Johnstone Simon Fraser Booner Island, BC 800m
Sue Kupper Alberta Edmoncton, AB Pole Vault
Kristen Matthews York Ancaster, ON High Jump
Megan Metcalf West Virginia Edmonton, AB 5000m
Novelle Murray Hawaii Surrey, BC Discus
Adrienne Power Dalhousie Halifax, NS 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Crystal Smith Ashland Ashland, OH Hammer
Karlyn Serby Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK 4x100m
Darolyn Trembath Manitoba Winnipeg 1500m
Adrianne Vangool Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Pole Vault
Raymond Ardill Boise St. Victoria, BC 400m, 4x400m
Clifford Caines Manitoba Winnipeg, MB Decathalon
Mark Dillon Toronto Toronto ,ON High Jump
Anthony Gerber York Toronto, ON 4x100m
David Gill Laval Lac-Beauport, QC 800m, 4x400m
Jaswender Gill Montana Mission, BC High Jump
Robert Hansen Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Pole Vault
Ryan Hayden Villanova Richmond, BC 1500m
Kristjan Hunter Manitoba Winnipeg, MB 5000m, 300m Steeplechase
Neal Hurtubise Simon Fraser Maple Ridge, BC 4x400m
Jared MacLeod Kansas St. Winnipeg, MB 110m Hurdles
Ryan McKenzie Windsor Windsor, ON 1500m
Emanual Parris Sherbrooke Etobicoke, ON 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Trevor Snyder Georgia Windsor, ON Javelin
Erik Sproll Kansas St. Winnipeg, MB 800m, 4x400m
David Shanks Calgary Calgary, AB 4x400m
James Steacy Lethbridge Lethbridge, AB Shot Put, Hammer, Discus
Nathan Vadeboncoeur Illinois Winnipeg, MB 200m, 400m, 4x400m
Jason Wurster Toronto Toronto, ON Pole Vault
Neville Wright Alberta Edmonton, AB 4x100m
About CIS and the Universiade
The Summer Universiade is a multi-sport event that takes place every
two years, and is second in size only to the Olympic Games. The
Universiade is open to competitors between the ages of 17 and 28 in the
year of the Games, who are full-time post-secondary students (university,
college, CEGEP) or have graduated from a post-secondary institution within
the previous year of the event.
The 23rd Summer Universiade to be held Aug. 11-21, 2005 in Izmir,
Turkey will feature 8,000 athletes from 170 countries competing in the
following sports: archery, athletics, basketball, diving, fencing,
gymnastics, sailing, soccer, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball,
water polo, and wrestling.
For all the info on the 2005 Summer Universiade:
Official site Izmir 2005: www.universiadeizmir.org/en
Team Canada site: www.cisport.ca/izmir2005
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of
university sport in Canada. Its 51 members, 10,000 student-athletes and
550 coaches vie for 19 national championships in 11 different sports. CIS
also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian
student-athletes at the Winter and Summer Universiades, and 27 world
university championships. For all the info on the CIS: www.universitysport.ca
Vancouver's Kelly Smith wins America Series 10 kilometre wheelchair
Athletics Canada 2005 - 2006 Carding Criteria and Application Form now
Track and Field
Lions Gate Road Runners Mile on the Track - August 5th
Location: Balaclava Park, 31st & Balaclava, Vancouver.
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Various heats based on the expected pace of the runner. Light refreshments
and drinks will be available. Runners are encouraged to bring their own
pot-luck contributions. 51st year since the breaking of the 4 minute mile.
Justin Marpole-Bird Breaks Canadian Youth Record
On a clear windless evening 17 year old St. Georges student Justin
Marpole-Bird, who two weeks ago finished 8th in the 1500 metres at the
World Youth Championships in Marrakech Morocco, broke Mike Woods' 1500m
Canadian Youth Record of 3:50.93 on Tuesday July 26 at the Hershey
Harriers High Performance & All Comers Meet at Burnaby Central Track,
with a run of 3:47.4.
Chris Johnson, led though 1000m with Justin passing 400m in 60.63, 800
in 2.02 (61.50) and 2.03 at 1200m (61.42), before finishing up the last
300m in 44.90 (a sub 60 last lap) for a final time of 3.47.4; a personal
best by almost six seconds. Justin who competes for the Vancouver
Thunderbirds will run the 3000m at the August 2nd Hershey Harrier meet,
before finishing his season at the Legion Nationals in Edmonton August 6 -
BC/Yukon Command Team for the 2005 Royal Canadian Legion Track &
BC Athletics 2005 Canada Summer Games Team:
2005 Junior Pan Am's website
World Track & Field Coverage Over the Internet
Track & Field Meet Requirements!
- Make sure that throws implements are weighed and measured correctly.
Communicate a request to have implements weighed to the BC Athletics
Officials responsible for the throws well before your competition
- A large percentage of track meets are still not listing throws
events properly in their results. The implement weight (metric only)
must be clearly noted in the title of the event and in results
listings. Example: "Sr. Men's Hammer (7.260kg)". If the
weight of the implement is not stated in the title of the event the
performances will not be used for provincial, national or
international rankings or records.
- Make sure hurdle heights are clearly noted in the title of the event
and in results listings ie: "Juvenile Women 100mH
Lions Gate Road Runners Mile on the Track - August 5th
See under Track & Field section
IAAF Competition Rules for Road Running
BC Road Running Championships
November 20, Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC) www.fallclassicrun.ca
Emere Disqualified from Peachtree Road Race: Ran Under False Name
At the conclusion of last Monday's Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Ga.,
there was an unfamiliar name high up in the results: Amara Leta. Leta,
listed as a 24 year-old from Ethiopia, finished sixth in 28:43, earning
Two days later, an anonymous posting on the LetsRun.com message board
identifed Leta as Alene Emere, the Ethiopian who had run for a Japanese
corporate team until he was suspended for a doping infraction late in
2001, the same year he finished second at Peachtree.
Simultaneously, the mysterious Leta was identified to Race Results
Weekly via e-mail by U.S. agent, Hussein Makke, as a Sudanese athlete. The
athlete, whom Makke did not represent, was coming to Makke's West Chester,
Pa., office for a meeting. At that meeting, Makke asked him to produce his
passport, but the athlete was reluctant to do so, claiming it was missing.
Makke's assistant, Kim Saddic, told Makke that she recognized Leta as
Emere. He finally turned over his passport, and Makke confirmed Saddic's
Makke called Elizabeth Unislawski at the Atlanta Track Club, organizers
of the Peachtree Race, to let her know of his discovery. The A.T.C. had
previously decided not to invite Emere to the event, and he apparently
came to Atlanta at his own expense, supplied a different name, and entered
the race clandestinely. Upon getting the news that Amere had
misrepresented himself, the A.T.C. disqualified him.
"We have DQd him from our race and asked his prize money be
returned," said Unislawski in an e-mail to RRW. "The results
will be adjusted."
Before being suspended, Emere had a very strong year in 2001. He won
the Japanese national championships at both 5000m and 10,000m (foreign
runners representing Japanese corporate teams are allowed to compete),
running 13:26.33 and 27:29.53, respectively. On the U.S. road circuit, he
was second at Peachtree, third at the Utica Boilermaker, First at the
Crazy 8's 8-K. He is scheduled to run at Crazy 8's on 16-Jul according to
a press release recently sent by the event. (RRW)
From the "Running Times" web site. www.runningtimes.com
Ryan Hayden runs 4:01 at Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Mile
July 23, 2005, Gibsons BC - The new course for the 3rd Annual Sea
Cavalcade Mile proved to be a fast one, with Richmond's Ryan Hayden
setting a new event record, clocking a blazing 4:01. That earned him a
cool $100 while his girlfriend, Kirsty Smith of North Vancouver, took home
the other half of the prize purse, finishing 3rd overall in 4:53.
Hayden, who just graduated from Villanova University in Philadelphia
where he studied and ran on a scholarship for 5 years, was using this race
as part of his preparation for the World University Games in Turkey in a
few weeks. This was his first road mile ever, though he has run 3:58 on
the track, and 3:39.7 for 1500m. "I've raced 16 times since February
and this was the most fun," admitted Hayden. "I really enjoyed
running in front of the crowd - I was impressed to see all of the people
who came out to support the race and the parade."
Sechelt's Anthony Estey, home for the summer from his studies at UVIC,
stuck with Hayden for the first half of the race, but had to settle for
second as the early speed took its toll. "Anthony ran
brilliantly," said Hayden afterwards. "He showed no fear as he
stayed with me until the half mile mark. I threw in a big surge from
800-1200m and that was enough to pull away from him. He ran with guts and
definitely earned my respect."
Kirsty Smith, who also graduated from Villanova this year, had low
expectations going into the race, having just come off a knee injury
recently. "I have not done any workouts, I have only been
jogging," explained Smith. "I thought this race would be a good
opportunity for me to get some speed back into my legs. I enjoyed it a lot
and hope to do more road miles in the future." Like Hayden, this was
Smith's first road mile - a short race for someone who is a 3000m &
Not far behind Smith was Craig Crawford of Sechelt in 5:02 (first
Master), and rounding out the top 5 was the winner of the 13-15 year old
division, Brett Jensen of Gibsons (5:26). Competition was fierce in some
of the youth categories, as Dryden Ostrosky finished a few inches ahead of
Haden Bush, both recording 6:29 in the boys 9&U division; and Katie
Russell had only 3 seconds on Caitlin Kyle in the girls 10-12 division. A
total of 26 runners took part, including several parent/kid entries.
Full results and photos at www.falltuneup.com/seacavmile.htm.
Gearing Up for the Emperor's Challenge
The seventh annual Emperor's Challenge Mountain Half Marathon will take
place on Saturday August 6th on Roman Mountain, 35 kms south of Tumbler
Ridge. Hosted by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society, this event,
billed as the toughest and most beautiful half marathon in the world, has
been attracting increasing fields of athletes from across western Canada.
Early registration has opened, and entries are significantly up from
previous years, promising a record field - enter on-line through the
Running Room www.runningroom.com)
or visit the Emperor's Challenge website at www.emperorschallenge.com
and mail in your form.
Kris Swanson has entrenched himself as Emperor of Roman Mountain,
winning all six previous runs, and his record time of 1-38-37 seems
invincible. In 2004 Stephanie Mills was flown up from Victoria, and blazed
the route in 1-48-12, taking an amazing 21 minutes off the previous
women's record. Rumour has it that more elite athletes of this caliber are
taking note, and are planning to enter.
Although the event is an ultra-tough race for these outstanding
competitors, it is simply a challenge and a test of endurance for most
ordinary mortals. In 2005 the youngest and oldest participants were twelve
and seventy-five. Participants may choose to enter the walking or running
category, and have five or four hours respectively in which to finish.
The route is 21.1 km long and circular, gaining and losing around 2400
feet as it climbs right over the 6651 foot high windblown alpine summit of
Roman Mountain. At one point a rope helps participants up a short rocky
band. Almost half the race is above treeline, and it is here that the
"Run with the goats, cruise with the caribou, trot with the
ptarmigan" race slogan may come true.
One difference this year is that the race will be run clockwise. This
will both improve the safety aspect of the race, and facilitate passing
through the area of the new NEMI mine during the first few kilometers.
Once you are through this section, there will now be a grueling slog to
the summit at km 7.5 followed by a long downhill reward with the
magnificent scenery of the northern Rockies ranges in your face.
Kids are catered to through a tough race of their own, of exactly one
tenth the adult distance: 2.11 kms. A festive atmosphere prevails at the
Core Lodge, which is the hub of the race, with a marquis, massages,
refreshments and much more. The event is spectator friendly, and
telescopes are trained on the summit to see who crests it first. At the
Friday evening reception before the race, which includes a slideshow and
inspirational speakers, the Roman theme is in evidence, with the dress
code calling for togas.
There is nothing else quite like this… anywhere. Whether running,
walking or watching, RISE TO THE CHALLENGE…. The Emperor's Challenge!
2005 BC Cross Country Championships
October 22, Crescent Park, Surrey BC (White Rock) www.bcathletics.org/main/cross_country.htm#champs
Canadian Cross Country Championships
December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Call for committee members and volunteers. If you would like to assist
with the planning and organizing of the Canadian Cross Country
Championships or to volunteer notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAAF Competition Rules for Cross Country Running.
Courses & Seminars
2nd Annual Whitworth College Cross Country Coaches Clinic
Date: Saturday Aug 20, 2005
Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Whitworth College - Spokane, WA (Weyerhaeuser Hall - Robinson
Clock hours: Five (5) WIAA approved clock hours will be provided.
This clinic is designed to provide both new and veteran high
school/middle school cross country and track and field distance coaches
with increased knowledge in the areas of periodization training, core
strength training, injury prevention, nutrition, rest/recovery, mental
preparation, race strategy and team building. Other areas will also be
provided if time allows. Specific workouts will also be discussed.
Information will be presented in both lecture form (PowerPoint) and
Each coach will be provided a packet of notes, including examples of
workouts that may be used or adapted to specific programs.
Snacks and Lunch will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to add to your current knowledge base and
help jump start your season.
$55 (includes snacks, lunch, clock hour fee, notes and
$45 (excludes clock hours)
Dr. Toby C. Schwarz, Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach
(509) 777- 4361
Employment & volunteer Opportunities
President and CEO / Special Olympics Canada
Communications Coordinator / Athletes CAN
BC ATHLETICS COMMITTEES
BC Athletics Board of Directors
Chair: Tom Hastie - email@example.com
Board of Directors:
May 14, 2005
August 20, 2005
November 26, 2005
Board of Directors - Executive Committee:
April 27, 2005
June 22, 2005
October 26, 2005
December 7, 2005
January 1, 2006
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
April 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 24, 2005
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - email@example.com
2005 dates- TBA
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - firstname.lastname@example.org
April 6, 2005
June 1, 2005 - CANCELLED
September 7, 2005
November 9, 2005
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
2005 dates - TBA
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Clements - email@example.com
April 3, 2005
September 11, 2005
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25, 2005
British Columbia Region Bobsleigh - Testing Session
Saturday - July 30th, 2005
Location: Simon Fraser University Track and Weight Room
Time: Registration - 9:00am - Testing begins at 10:00am sharp.
- 30m sprint
- 60m sprint
- 20m sled pull
- Power clean
- Front Squat
- Close-Grip Bench Press
- Five double leg bounds
Please contact either of the coaches listed below to confirm your
- Derek Hansen - Strength and Conditioning Coach - SFU
- Bill Morrish - Sprint Coach - UBC
PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre
Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position
The Valley Royals Track and Field Club, in partnership with BC
Athletics and the PacificSport Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre,
headquartered in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a person to assume the position
of sprints, hurdles and jumps coach. This is a part time position that
will offer remuneration of $1,500.00 per month for a total of $18,000 per
The main training venue will be the Swan Track & Field Complex
located at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, BC. The track is an excellent
facility that is fully equipped. There are two pole vault pits that are
covered by rollaway sheds. During the late fall and winter months, weight
training sessions are booked into a local school.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and
- Have obtained their complete NCCP level 3 certification in sprints,
hurdles and jumps.
- Be a person that has a proven record of developing skills in the
full range of sprint, hurdle and jumping events for athletes primarily
16-years of age and older.
- Be a coach that is particularly competent in developing high-level
skills in the pole vault and high jump events.
- Be a person that recognizes talent and has the ability to recruit
that talent for the sport of Athletics.
- Be a coach that is capable of developing the skills of athletes to a
level that would enable them to achieve the standards needed to be
selected to both BC and Canadian teams.
- Be a coach that is able to motivate in a positive manner the
athletes under his/her charge.
- Be an effective communicator both written and verbally.
The successful candidate will be required:
- To coach 20-hours per week.
- To develop a schedule of practices that will allow the coach to give
attention to all events and athletes included in his/her discipline.
- To develop and put into use training and competition programs that
are suitable for the athletes.
- To assist at competitions and other events hosted by the Valley
Royals or Fraser Valley Regional Centre.
- To attend as many competitions that are feasible at which his/her
athletes will take part.
- Be able to organize and instruct technical coaching certification
clinics for levels 1 and 2 for sprints, hurdles and jumps.
- To work cooperatively with other coaches in the club and centre.
- To plan and instruct at camps.
- Be a self-starter who can initiate programs that will further the
development of the sport of Athletics.
- Be a member in good standing with BC Athletics or another
Provincial/Territorial Branch of Athletics Canada
To communicate effectively with club and centre members, Fraser Valley
Schools and Clubs, BC Athletics and Athletics Canada as required.
This position would be most suitable for a person that is able to earn
other income during the hours that he/she is not involved in the coaching
obligations as stated above. There is also the opportunity to share income
from new projects that the coach initiates and plays a leadership role in
Interested candidates should mail or email resumes to:
- Mike Inman, President
Valley Royals Track Club
31051 Downes Road
Mt. Lehman, BC V4X 1Y6
Distance Coach Required - West Vancouver Track & Field Club
The West Vancouver Track & Field Club requires a distance coach for
our High School and older athletes training for cross-country and middle
distance track events. Level 2 NCCP certification or equivalent education
experience is required. Time commitment is 1 ˝ hour sessions 3 days per
week. If you are interested in this position with our growing club of
enthusiastic athletes, coaches and parent volunteers please contact
Patricia Watts, WVTFC President at 604-925-8867.
Coach Needed - South Fraser Track & Field Club
To work with Junior Development athletes (ages 9 - 14).
Part time, March to August each year - great for a student or former
athlete. Focus will be primarily sprints, runs or throws.
Call Glen: 604-524-5976. South Fraser Track Club, Surrey
Special Offer to BC Athletics Clubs - "Never Let Go" by Ron
Borealis Press has directed part of its publicity project for Ron
Wallingford's novel Never Let Go into providing each interested
track and field club in British Columbia with a complimentary copy. This
novel was recently reviewed in the May-June issue of Athletics Magazine
(Can). Clubs wishing a gratuitous copy should contact Ron Wallingford with
specific mailing instructions.
Fax: (705) 675-8787
Mailing Address: 1292 Lakewood Dr., Sudbury, ON P3E 6H9
Around the Track - What's new on the track scene in BC
NEW! Check here for BC Athletics media/press releases, news
articles/stories on athletes and coaches, information on upcoming major
sporting events and interesting articles from within our provincial track
and field program and local clubs. Articles will be archived.
BC Teams Staff Announced
BC Juvenile Team:
Head Coach & Throws - Richard Collier
Distance - Rob Connors
Sprints & Hurdles - Peter Raddatz
Jumps - Elena Voloshin
Managers - Irene Hanson-Monnie
BC Canada Summer Games Team:
Head Coach & Jumps - Ron Parker
Throws - Ron Bunting
Distance - Sue Northey
Sprints & Hurdles - Tony Dickson
Combined Events - Amber Gilbert
Manager - Bev Dilorio
Manager - Ryan Sullivan
Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175 email@example.com
2005 All Comer Track & Field Meets & High Performance Events
Burnaby Central Secondary School Track (Canada Way & Norland)
Dates: Tuesday: June 21, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9.
Start: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM). Schedule subject to change.
- Aug 2 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 100, 1500, 10,000
- Aug 9 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 200, Mile, 3000
Hosted by Hershey Harriers A.C.
Sanctioned By: British Columbia Athletics
Entries: 6:15 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior
to their event.
Cost: $3.00 BC Athletics Member (All Types) or equivalent from another
Province/State/Country Athletics/Track & Field Association for 2005.
$6.00 Non-Members. Enter as many events as you like for one fee.
Event Order: Rolling time schedule. Fast sections go first. One section
or event follows the previous. Other events may be added. Some events if
requested, will be gender separated.
These meets are open to anyone wishing to participate. All
ages/abilities. Mixed performances are not eligible for Records,
International Standards or National/Provincial Team Selection. Mixed
performances in Provincial/National Rankings will be noted as occurring in
Information: Jerry Tighe, 604-731-9475, firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection Criteria for the 2005 International Combined Events Meeting
2006 Commonwealth Games selection criteria now available
BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards & General Criteria for
Information available on the BC Athletics website at: www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm.
AWD carding criteria for 2005-2006:
BC Championship Meets 2005
See Calendar of Events for complete information on competitions,
contact information with links. www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm
- BC Interior Championships, August 6-7, Penticton
- BC Senior Games, August 24-27, Duncan
Coaching Certification 2005
Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC
website: www.coaches.bc.ca/. For
additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at email@example.com
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or
new coaches wanting to become certified during 2005 should
email Peter Ogilvie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following information:
- the city/ region you live in.
- the event group area (i.e. - distance, sprints & hurdles,
throws, jumps) you wish to take the coaching level course in.
- the level of course you wish to take
- the current coaching level you have (or please indicate if you are
new to coaching)
- your contact details (i.e. - current phone number, email, address
BC Summer and BC Winter Games
Cowichan Valley 2005 BC Seniors Games - Aug 24-27
100 Mile House 2006 Northern BC Winter Games - Feb 2-5
Greater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games - Feb 23-26
Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games - July 27-30
2008 BC Winter Games - Kimberley-Cranbrook - Feb 21-24, 2008
2008 BC Summer Games - Kelowna - July 24-27, 2008
2010 BC Winter Games - Terrace - Mar 4-7, 2010
2010 BC Summer Games - Langley - July 22-25, 2010
World Anti-doping Agency
See the following link for:
1. 2005 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
2. 2005 Monitoring Program (substances being monitored by WADA in order to
detect patterns of misuse in sport.
3. 2005 Summary of Modifications vis-a-vis 2004 Prohibited List
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
see Track & Field above
2005 rankings to date:
Track & Field
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.