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ISSUE #33-2005
Friday, August 26, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Canada Summer Games - Daily Journals and Recap
  • Athletics Canada - Staff Changes
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Kevin Friesen
  • 2005 Cross Country Meets and Championships Information
  • BC and Canadian Half Marathon Results
  • Timex BC Road Running Series Wrap-Up Sept 4


Adrian Vali
January 17, 1917 - August 3, 2005

BC Athletics leaned this week that Adrian Vali, long time Vancouver distance runner, passed away August 3 at 88 years of age. Adrian who was born in Velise, Estonia escaped to Sweden during WWII. He completed his physiotherapy training in Sweden then immigrated to Canada - first to eastern Canada and then to Vancouver.

He was a member of the Vancouver Olympic Club from the 1950's to 1980. His running exploits included many battles with running and coaching guru Ivor Davies. "I beat Adrian 4 times in the Sooke marathon on Vancouver Island in the late 50's and then went to physio on Mondays at Adrian's physiotherapy clinic at Georgia & Granville in the Birks building. Adrian took great pleasure in administering prolonged pain as he gave me a deep tissue massage".

Adrian also participated in Vancouver spring road races such as the Palmer 10 Mile, the Palmer 4 X 3 mile relay which were held in Stanley Park and the Good Friday Chandler Memorial 8.4 mile event from Ambleside Park in West Vancouver to the Jericho Tennis Club - events that have long since passed from the running calendar.

Adrian's Hill in Stanley Park was named after Adrian in the 1960's. The trail is just east of Park Drive as one runs up to Prospect Point.

At the Hershey's Masters Remembrance Day Cross Country Race, November 11/05 at 11:01 am in Stanley Park, an opportunity will be provided to remember and honour Adrian. All are welcome to attend.

Midget Alternate Championships T-Shirts Still Available

Athletes who participated in the Midget Alternate Championships all receive a Souvenir T-Shirt from the event. If you were entered into the Championships and have not received your shirt, but would like to, contact us at or 604 737 3177 with your name, address, shirt size and the event(s) you entered. We will verify your participation and mail the shirt to you at the address provided. Thanks to those who have responded already!

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 available on the BC Athletics website along with selection criteria at

Track & Field Equipment

Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver has Pole Vault Standards that they would like to give away. If you are interested please contact Claire Lloyd after Sept 6/05 at: 604-713-8927.

Community Sport Programs for Aboriginal Girls and Young Women Announced

Rising Stars in Athletics - Kevin Friesen

This week's profile is on 2005 Pan Am Junior Canadian Team member, 2005 BC Junior Team member, BC High School Medallist and BC Junior Champion - Kevin Friesen.

Kevin Friesen
Born: 1987
Hometown: Nanaimo
Club: Nanaimo Track and Field Club
Coach: Al Johnson
Events: 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, 10000m

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

1500m - 3:54.31 BC Junior #2, Canada Junior #4
3000m - 8:30.11 BC Junior #1, Canada Junior #2
5000m - 14:59.00 BC Junior #1, Canada Junior #7
10000m - 31:28.14 BC Junior #1


2005 Pan Am Junior Championships 10000m - 6th
2005 BC High School Championships 1500m - 2nd
2005 BC High School Championships 3000m - 2nd
2005 BC Cross Country Championships - 2nd
2004 National Legion Championships 1500m - 4th

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 Pan American Games Team - 10000m
2005 BC Junior Team - 5000m
2004 BC Juvenile Team - 1500m

2005 Regina Canada Summer Games Daily Journals

Ryan Sullivan, the Athletics Team BC manager from Canada Summer Games, has provided summaries from each day of the competition. He has compiled for us recaps of team results as well as given a sense of the atmosphere with his anecdotes. Enjoy all of the excitement that they experienced at the games!


Athletics Canada Staff Changes

Derek Covington and Kevin Bean have submitted their resignations to Athletics Canada.

Derek has accepted a position with the Canadian Olympic Committee working directly with their high performance department. From mid September Derek will work with Athletics Canada for two days a week until December.

Kevin has accepted a position with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, his last day being September 1, 2005.

Both individuals have dedicated a large portion of their careers to the sport of athletics and have committed to assisting in a transition period given the unique situation the Association finds itself in the large turn over in the national team area.

Athletics Canada wishes Kevin and Derek the very best in their new positions and thanks them for their service.

Canadian Anti-Doping Program Important Information Update

(Ottawa, Ontario - August 23, 2005) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to update the Canadian sport community on a number of key developments in the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).

or download the PDF:

Road Running


Steveston Community Centre, Steveston B.C.
Labour Day Weekend 8km,
Sunday, September 4th, 8:30 AM

After the Labour Day Weekend 8km awards ceremony the Series awards (cash prizes from Timex & merchandise from Rackets & Runners) will be given out upstairs in the Steveston Community Centre.

Following the Series awards there will be a Series race directors meeting of the 15 Series event directors.

A rolling time schedule for awards ceremonies and meetings will be in effect. One will follow the other.

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

Points details now posted:

BC 10K Road Race Team - Selection Criteria

The 2005 Canadian 10k Road Running Championships will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, October 9th. Stay tuned to the Athletics Canada website for additional information regarding entries and the technical package.

All athletes who achieve the Performance Standards listed below are eligible to compete in the 2005 Timex Canadian Road Race Championships. All runners must be registered members of a member branch of Athletics Canada prior to the championship date, in order to participate in the championships. All performances must be achieved in 2005 sanctioned road races.

Performance Standards:

Distance        Male    Female
5 km           15:50     18:45
10 km          33:30     40:00
1/2 Marathon 1:14:05   1:28:30
Marathon     2:36:10   3:06:40

Standards for 5 km, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon are based on the 10 km standards, calculated using the Mercier Tables.

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:

Canadian Half Marathon Championships Results - Edmonton, May 15th

Fine runs by Mark Bomba (1st place men's) and Leah Pells (4th place women's). This event was part of the selection process for the upcoming world half marathon championships (Oct 1st 2005). The team will be announced next week.

BC Half Marathon Championships Results - Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, June 25th

Open Women - 1. Nancy Tinari, Coquitlam, 2. Darcie Montgomery, N. Vancouver, 3. Nancy Baxendale, Shawinigan Lake

Open Men - 1. Steve Osaduik, Nanaimo, 2. Bruce Deacon, Victoria, 3. Warren Barker, West Vancouver

Masters Women (40+) - 1. Nancy Tinari, Coquitlam, 2. Nancy Baxendale, Shawinigan Lake, 3. Rita Ivanauskas, Vancouver

Masters Women (40+) - 1. Norm Tinkham, Maple Ridge, 2. Richard Lee, Port Coquitlam, 3. Art Boileau, Vancouver

IAAF Competition Rules for Road Running 

BC 10k Road Running Championships

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

Runners, try out this measurement device on your favourite running routes

Using Google Map technology (satellite images and street maps of the world to scale), a group has created a tool that allows the user to measure distance using marker points. Simply plot out points of your favourite running route and the tool will tell you how far you have run, and show you the mile/km markers along the way.

Cross Country


Saturday September 24th 2005
For more information go to -

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:

Regional X-C Series in BC

Download a printable one-page flyer listing all the regional Cross Country Series meets in BC:

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.

BC & Canadian Cross Country Championships Flyer

Download a printable 2-page flyer with information and schedules for both the 2005 BC Cross Country Championships and Canadian Cross Country Championships: 

IAAF Competition Rules for Cross Country Running 

Courses & Seminars

Run Jump Throw Instructors Training Course - North Vancouver, Sep 9-11

See the following link for more course and registration information:

Run Jump Throw Teachers Instructor Workshop - Smithers, Sep 23

See the following link for more course and registration information:

Run Jump Throw Teachers Instructor Workshop - Terrace, Sep 30

See the following link for more course and registration information:

Workshop Listings for Fall 2005

See the following link for a list of upcoming RJT Instructor Training Workshops:

Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for Certification

See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification:

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

York University, Toronto - Position: Assistant Coach, Track & Field

Application Deadline: September 7, 2005 Starting Date: September 12, 2005
Job Description: Assistant Coach, Track & Field Program
See the following link for the details:

President and CEO / Special Olympics Canada

Executive Director / Cross Country Canada

Assistant Director - Finance & Operations / Simon Fraser University - Department of Recreation and Athletics

Sport and International Programs Services / Canadian Interuniversity Sport


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


2005 Canada Summer Games - Results

2005 Junior Pan Am website - Results

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:

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")"

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

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 ˝ 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.


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


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