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Friday, August 26, 2005
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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
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
The BC Junior Development Awards Criteria & Nomination Form is available on the BC Athletics website along with selection criteria
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
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 -
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
Athletics Canada Staff Changes
Derek Covington and Kevin Bean have submitted their resignations to
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
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:
TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES WRAP UP
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
Points details now posted: www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/
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 www.athleticscanada.com
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
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.
performances and rankings in the BC Timex Road Running Series will be
considered for Team Selection. Please see the General Criteria for
Selection at: www.bcathletics.org/gensel.htm.
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) www.fallclassicrun.ca
Runners, try out this measurement device on your favourite running
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.
ANNUAL SAINTS-THUNDERBIRDS ELEMENTARY CROSS COUNTRY MEET
Saturday September 24th 2005
For more information go to - www.thunderbirdstrack.org/modules.php?op=modload&
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: email@example.com
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) 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.
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
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: www.bcathletics.org/ws_rjt_sep9.htm
Run Jump Throw Teachers Instructor Workshop - Smithers, Sep 23
See the following link for more course and registration information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_rjt_sep23.htm
Run Jump Throw Teachers Instructor Workshop - Terrace, Sep 30
See the following link for more course and registration information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_rjt_sep30.htm
Workshop Listings for Fall 2005
See the following link for a list of upcoming RJT Instructor Training
Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for
See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and
Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf
Employment & volunteer Opportunities
York University, Toronto - Position: Assistant Coach, Track &
Application Deadline: September 7, 2005 Starting Date: September 12,
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
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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
- Indoor track and field
- Outdoor track & field
- Racewalking (road & track)
- 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 www.canadianmastersathletics.com
Please take the time to submit an application to help keep the records
up to date.
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
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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. www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.