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ISSUE #31-2005
Friday, August 12, 2005

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • Legion National Track & Field Championships - Results
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Trey Henderson
  • Run Jump Throw Instructors Workshop - North Vancouver
  • Canadian Road Race Championships - Winnipeg
  • 2005 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series
  • Danny Daniels heads Athletics Canada European Paralympic Track and Field Team
  • BC Road Race Team Selection Criteria - To be announced next week


Updated Canada Summer Games Team List - Congratulations and Best Wishes for a Successful Canada Games - Go Team BC Go!!!!!

An updated team list has been posted as of August 9th, with some club affiliation corrections made August 12th:

2005 BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form

Deadline - Must be received in the BC Athletics office by August 31, 2005

The BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form is now available on the BC Athletics website along with selection criteria at

Rising Stars in Athletics - Trey Henderson

This week's profile is on 2005 BC Junior Team member, 2005 BC Junior Champions and Canadian National Legion Camp Champion and Record Holder - Trey Henderson.

Trey Henderson
Born: 1989
Hometown: Richmond
Club: Kajaks
Coach: Richard Collier
Event: Hammer

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

5Kg Hammer - 65.63m BC Youth #1, Canada Youth #1, National Legion Championship Record
Discus - 45.82m BC Youth #2


2005 National Legion Championships Hammer - 1st
2005 National Legion Championships Discus - 2nd
2005 Canadian Junior Championships Hammer - 2nd
2005 BC Juvenile Championships Hammer - 1st
2005 BC Juvenile Championships Discus - 3rd
2004 National Legion Championships Discus
2004 National Legion Championships Shot Put
2004 BC High School Championships Hammer - 2nd
2004 BCJD Discus - 1st
2004 BCJD Shot Put - 1st

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 BC Junior Team (Hammer)
2005 BC Juvenile Team (Hammer, Discus)
2004 BC 15 Year Old Team (Discus, Shot Put)

Masters - Equity for Men!!!???
M35-39 now official age-group

The IAAF Congress in Helsinki decided last week that men, like women, will become masters / veterans from 35 years of age. This means that the age-group M35-39 will be an official age-group at the upcoming WMA World Championships Stadia in San Sebastian.



(August 2, 2005 - Ottawa, ON) - Athletics Canada will be sending a full team of 37 athletes to represent the country at the upcoming International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Open European Paralympic Championships taking place in Espoo, Finland, August 21-27. This will be the first time Canada has participated in these championships. In the past, the meet was only open to European countries.

For more information and a list of athletes and team staff go to:



Alan Bergman, T54, 5000-0000-Marathon, Cobble Hill, BC
Andrea Holmes, F44, Long jump-100 (T46) , Vancouver, BC
Courtney Knight, F13, Pentathlon, Burnaby, BC
Blair Miller, T38, 400-800, Port Alberni, BC
Kelly Smith, T54, Marathon, Kamloops, BC
Michelle Stillwell, T52, 100-200-400-800, Nanoose Bay, BC
Curtis Thom, T54, 100-200-400-800, Burnaby, BC
Dustin Walsh, T11, 100-200-400, Coquitlam, BC
Steve Walters, Guide, 100-200-400, Vancouver, BC

Head of Delegation

Danny Daniels

Team Staff

Don Steen – Coach
Peter Lawless – Coach

For more information, please contact:

Penny Joyce
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3305 
Ivonne Shoucair
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3311

The 2005 Athletics Canada Technical Congress

“Making the difference as a Canadian Coach: Coaching Development & System Building”
November 25th to 27th, 2005
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Past Head Coach, Soviet Union Track & Field Team, and personal coach to 23 Olympic medallists.
  • Peter Eriksson: Head Coach US Paralympics Track & Field Team & personal coach to Chantal Petitclerc, world record holder & winner of 16 Paralympic medals.
  • Gary Winckler: Head Coach, University of Illinois Women’s Track & Field Team & personal coach to 2003 World Outdoor & 2004 World Indoor Champion Perdita Felicien.


Friday, November 25th, 2005

Foote Field Board Room
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Athletics Canada Board of Directors Meeting

University of Alberta: School of Business: Stollery Centre
7:00 pm to 9.00 pm Coaching Education Session #1
9:00 pm to 11:30pm Reception: Stollery Centre

Saturday, November 26th, 2005:

University of Alberta School of Business: Stollery Centre
08:45 am to 12:00 pm Domestic Business
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch: Keynote Speaker
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm Coaching Education Session #2: Concurrent Speakers
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Coaching Education Session #3: Concurrent Speakers
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Dinner with Guest Speaker. Club Development

Sunday, November 27th, 2005:

University of Alberta School of Business: Stollery Centre
8:45 am to 10:00 am Women in Coaching Roundtable
10:15 am to 11:45 am Club Development in Canada
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Performance Enhancement Teams: Forum
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm Closing Address

Event Site: University of Alberta, School of Business: Stollery Centre.

Accommodation: The Campus Towers Suite Hotel. The Campus Towers is a five-minute walk from the Stollery Centre. We have secured a nightly rate of $102 per room per night plus taxes at the Campus Towers. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations at 1-888-962-2522. Quote booking number 114994 when making the reservation.

To register for the Technical Congress please contact Scott Luck at the
Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre: 780 492 6868
Cost: $150 includes Friday night reception, Saturday Lunch & Saturday Dinner.

Canadian Masters Athletic Association Records

The Canadian Masters Athletic Association keeps Canadian Records in five-year age groups from 35-39 and older for men and women in the following;

  • Indoor track and field
  • Outdoor track & field
  • Racewalking (road & track)
  • Relays
  • Multi-events (decathlon, etc)
  • Roadrunning (men 40-44 +)

The CMAA also publishes the current marks in the annual Canadian Masters Record Book, published in May.

If you have broken a listed CAN record, you have to fill out an application to let the CMAA know of your achievement.

Certain details are required – wind readings, photo timing, downhill courses, certified throwing implements, etc, that affect the validity of a potential record.

Records and application forms are on the CMAA site

Please take the time to submit an application to help keep the records up to date.

Doug Smith
CMAA Director Of Communications

Track and Field

Team BC Continues Successful Season at the National Legion Meet

The athletes on the BC/Yukon Legion Command T&F Team enjoyed the results from the team competition since the close of the weekend. The 40 athletes who traveled to Edmonton, Alberta for the camp managed to win 50 medals and achieve 18 top 8 performances.

Elizabeth Gleadle still had enough left in her after her fifth place finish at the World Youth Championships to defend her National Legion Javelin Title, and in the process break the 19 year old meet record with a throw of 45.89m.

The records kept falling in the throwing events as Trey Henderson set the meet record as well as a Canadian Youth record in the Juvenile Men's Hammer Throw. He rounded out his throws competition with a Silver medal in the Discus.

Jessica Smith showed her opposition that she had enough kick to win the 1500m Gold and run the second leg of the Bronze medal 4x400m relay team. However it was on the second day of competition that spectators and competitors alike fully appreciated her speed. On the final lap of the 3000m Smith moved calmly into second place through the final bend. As she came out of the turn, she used a devastating burst to leave the Nova Scotia runner in her wake and claim a second gold medal, and third of any colour, in her final event.

Medal Count - Combined: Men + Women

   Team                        		Gold     Silver	 Bronze	Total
   Ontario                             	21       18      11      50
   British Columbia/Yukon              	19       18      13      50
   Province de Québec                  	13       4       14      31
   Alberta Northwest Territories      	6        9       13      28
   Nova Scotia/Nunavut                 	4        7       6       17
   Saskatchewan                        	4        5       7       16
   Manitoba/Northwest Ontario          	3        3       2       8
   New Brunswick                       	1        5       2       8
   Alberta Canada Summer Games         	1        1       0       2
   Prince Edward Island Command       	1        1       0       2
   Newfoundland Labrador Command        0        0       1       1

For full event results go to: 

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 date.
  • 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 (30")"

Road Running

One race remaining in 2005 Timex BC Road Running Series: Labour Day 8k, Steveston

Points details now posted:

2005 Canadian 10K Road Race Championships - Winnipeg, October 9

(August 11, 2005, Ottawa) - Athletics Canada together with its Provincial Branch partner Athletics Manitoba, are pleased to announce that the 2005 Canadian 10k Road Running Championships will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, October 9th.

"As part of the Thanksgiving weekend we are looking forward to hosting some of Canada's best road racers along side the active Winnipeg running community. The course is flat, fast and along the scenic Wellington Crescent route", said Jack Booth, President of Athletics Manitoba.

The 2005 Canadian 10k Road Running Championships will serve as a conclusion to the domestic road running season.

Stay tuned to the Athletics Canada web-site for additional information regarding entries and the technical package. (

For more information, please contact:
Trish Zimmerman
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3303

BC 10K Road Race Team - Selection Criteria

The BC Athletics Road Running Division will formally announce next week the selection criteria for the BC Athletics Open Road Running Team to compete in the Cdn 10k Road Race Championships. Both individual performances and rankings in the BC Timex Road Running Series will be considered for Team Selection. Please see the General Criteria for Selection at:

IAAF Competition Rules for Road Running 

BC 10k Road Running Championships

November 20, FILA Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC)

Cross Country

2005 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series is looking for volunteers wishing to assist with the coordination of the series. If you have participated in this series in the past or would just like to help please contact Jake Madderom, 604-433-3371 or Email:

2005 BC Cross Country Championships

October 22, Crescent Park, Surrey BC (White Rock) 

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 604-737-3174.

IAAF Competition Rules for Cross Country Running 

Courses & Seminars

Run Jump Throw Instructors Training Course - North Vancouver

See the following link for more course and registration information: 

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 Teaching Theater)
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 through demonstrations.

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 registration fee)
$45 (excludes clock hours)

Dr. Toby C. Schwarz, Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach
Whitworth College
(509) 777- 4361

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is currently seeking an Executive Director. A not-for-profit society, founded in 1966, the Hall of Fame is seeking a candidate who is passionate about sport and sport history and inspiring/educating youth in British Columbia. Closing deadline for applications is August 26, 2005.

Canadian Snowboard Federation

The Canadian Snowboard Federation is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the newly created position of Administrative Assistant – High Performance Program. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2005.

President and CEO / Special Olympics Canada

Communications Coordinator / Athletes CAN


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie -
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 -
2005 dates:
April 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 24, 2005

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - 
2005 dates- TBA

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 
April 6, 2005
June 1, 2005 - CANCELLED
September 7, 2005
November 9, 2005

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 
2005 dates - TBA

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 
April 3, 2005
September 11, 2005

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 
June 25, 2005


BC/Yukon Command Team for the 2005 Royal Canadian Legion Track & Field Championships:

BC Athletics 2005 Canada Summer Games Team: - updated Aug 4th

2005 Junior Pan Ams website

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:

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 year.

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 skills:

  • 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 organizing.

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 ½ 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

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. Past articles are 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

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 Funding Support

Information available on the BC Athletics website at:

Athletics Canada 2005 - 2006 Carding Criteria and Application Form

BC Championship Meets 2005

See Calendar of Events for complete information on competitions, contact information with links.

  • BC Senior Games, August 24-27, Duncan

Coaching Certification 2005

Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC website: For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at or go to the website at

Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or new coaches wanting to become certified during 2005 should email Peter Ogilvie at 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 & fax)

BC Games
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 Running


Road Relays & Ultra 

Cross Country and Trail Running

Race Walking

see Track & Field above



2005 rankings to date:

Road Running:

Track & Field


Back issues of the BCAB are available at