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ISSUE #34-2005
Friday, September 2, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • European Paralympic Championships - Marathon Results
  • World Masters Championships - Results and General Assembly Info
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Jessica Smith
  • Coach's Corner - Frank Reynolds
  • World Half Marathon Championships - Canadian Team Members
  • Run Jump Throw - North Vancouver Clinic Info and Job Posting


B.C.'s Alan Bergman Wins Men's Wheelchair Marathon at European Paralympic Track and Field Championships

Canadian Sport News/Nouvelles-Sport Canadien

August 27, 2005

ESPOO, Finland - Alan Bergman of Cobble Hill, B.C., won the gold medal in the men's wheelchair marathon Saturday which concluded the European Paralympic track and field championships for athletes with a disability.

Bergman clocked one hour and 29 minutes and 51 seconds in the 42 kilometre race. Tomasz Hamerlak of Poland earned the silver in 1:29:52 and Roger Bardaguer of Spain was third in 1:29.53.

"I felt really good all the way through the race," said Bergman. "In the latter stages, being in the lead group, I was really able to push hard for the finish."

Bergman praised his coach Peter Lawless. "I have great trust in the programs he works out for me and the way in which he encourages me to train hard and always thinks of success."

Michel Filteau of St-Jean-Baptiste, Que., overcame two flats to finish 12th. Kelly Smith of Vancouver rolled on a slow leak and eventually had to change a tire after being in the lead pack for the first 30 kilometres and wound up 17th. Mark Ledo of Maple, Ont., was 25th and Mathieu Blanchette of Quebec City 29th.

There were no Canadians in the women's marathon.

The 37-member Canadian team completed its first-ever participation at the competition with nine gold, eighth silver and three bronze for sixth in the overall medal standings over six days of competition. The big stars for Canada were Chantal Petitclerc of Montreal with three gold and Dean Bergeron of Quebec City with four medals.

Petitclerc earned her victories this week for Canada in the 200, 400 and 1,500 wheelchair races for paraplegics. Other Canadian gold medallists this week besides Bergman were Bergeron in the 400 wheelchair race for quadriplegics, Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., in the women's 5,000 wheelchair race for paraplegics; Eric Gauthier of St-Faustin Que., in a men's wheelchair 100, Jason Dunkerley of Hamilton in the men's 1,500 for visually impaired and Andre Beaudoin of Cowansville, Que., in the men's 200 for quads.

Canadian silver medallists were Bergeron in the 200 and 1,500, Beaudoin in the 400, Gauthier in the 200, Roy in the 1,500, Blair Miller of Port Alberni, B.C., in the 800 for athletes with cerebral palsy, the men's 4X400 wheelchair relay with Gauthier, Curtis Thom of Mississauga, Ont., Colin Mathieson of Winnipeg and Carl Marquis of Sherbrooke and Jeff Adams in the men's 5,000 wheelchair race for paraplegics.

Bronze medals were earned by Bergeron in the 800, Miller in the 400 and Stuart McGregor of Ottawa in the 800 for visually impaired.

Britain topped the medal standings with 16 gold, six silver and eight bronze, the Ukraine was second at 15-6-8 and Poland third at 13-14-6. Germany was fourth and the U.S., fifth.

The non-European countries were somewhat disadvantaged because Europe was guaranteed five spots in every final. As well numerous entries including a handful of Canadian medal hopefuls didn't compete on Friday as violent thunderstorms marred the competition.

Full results at:

World Masters Championships Results - San Sebastian Spain

Earl Fee M75 300mh - 1st (52.91 World Record)
Karla Del Grande W50 100m - 1st
Jerry Kooyman M50 5000m - 3rd (National Record)

Kerry Smith M50 100m
Tom Dickson M50 100m.
Olga Kotelko W85 Shot Put - 1st & 100m - 1st

John Hawkins M55-59 Decathlon - 1st (7083)

Paul Osland M40 800m - 1st
Earl Fee M75 800m - 1st (World Record)
Maureen De St Croix W50 800m - 1st

For full results follow this link and these directions:

1 Click on "Qualifying Standards" in lower left
2 Click on Day
3 Click on Location: Estadi

Results by event will be displayed for that day

WMA General Assembly - San Sebastian, ESP (August 30th) - New WMA Council Elected

President: Cesare Beccalli, ITA
Executive Vice President: Monty Hacker, RSA
Vice President Stadia: Rex Harvey, USA
Vice President Non-Stadia: Brian Keaveney, CAN
Secretary: Torsten Carlius, SWE
Treasurer: Friedel Schunk, GER
Women´s Representative: Marina Hoernecke-Gil, ESP

WMA World Masters Championships 100K

The 100K Championships are awarded to the city of Bariloche, ARG, to be held on December 11, 2005. Information is available on the LOC website Last day for entries is November 25.

WMA World Masters Championships Adds Mountain Running

The WMA General Assembly in San Sebastian, ESP, decided to add mountain running to the World Masters Championships programme. The Championships will be organised by WMRA with the first Championships preliminarily held in the city of Sion, SUI, the last weekend of September in 2006.

Rising Stars in Athletics - Jessica Smith

This week's profile is on 2005 BC Juvenile Team Member, BC Juvenile Champion, BC High School Medalist and Canadian National Legion Camp Champion - Jessica Smith.

Jessica Smith
Born: 1989
Hometown: North Vancouver
Club: NorWesters
Coach: Frank Reynolds
Event: 1500m, 3000m

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

800m - 2:15.19 BC Youth #4
1500m - 4:35.82 BC Junior #2, Canada Youth #9
3000m - 10:05.96 BC Junior #2, Canada Youth #3


2005 National Legion Championships 1500m - 1st
2005 National Legion Championships 3000m - 1st
2005 BC High School Championships 1500m - 2nd
2005 BC High School Championships 3000m - 2nd
2005 BC Juvenile Championships 1500m - 1st
2005 BC Juvenile Championships 3000m - 1st
2004 BC Summer Games 1500m Steeplechase - 2nd

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 BC Juvenile Team (1500m, 3000m)
2004 BC Summer Games (1500m Steeplechase, 400m)

Coach's Corner - Frank Reynolds

This month's profile is on a Canadian National Team Coach, Level IV Certified Coach, Head Coach of the Norwesters Track and Field Club, and Chair of the BC Athletics Cross Country Committee - Frank Reynolds.

Frank Reynolds has been the Coaching with the Norwesters Track and Field Club for 17 years. In that time he has coached on several provincial and national teams. He cites his highest honour as coaching the Canadian National Blind Athletics team at the IBSA World Championships in Quebec during 2003. As well as being the Chair of Cross Country for BC Athletics, Frank serves on the board of directors for the Coaches Association of BC.

Hometown: West Vancouver
Club: NorWesters Track and Field Club


  • Chris Winter - 2004 World Junior Cross Country Championships Team Member, 2004 World Junior Championships Team Member (3000m S/C), 2005 World Junior Cross Country Championships Team Member, Canadian Youth Record Holder 2000m S/C (5:44.23)
  • Jessica Smith - 2005 Canadian National Legion Champion 1500m and 3000m
  • Chantelle Groenewoud - 2004 BC High School Cross Country Championship Medalist (3rd), 2005 BC High Championships Medalist 1500m S/C (2nd)
  • Roberto Phillips - 2005 BC High School Championship Medalist 1500m S/C (3rd)


Athletics Canada Announces Team For IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

(Ottawa, August 31, 2005) - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce its official list of 10 athletes who have been selected to compete at the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships taking place in Edmonton, Alberta, October 1.

Made up of five men and five women, team Canada will be loaded with experience as no less than 7 members have competed at a World Championship before. This year's team will mark Canada's largest entry into the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.

Team members are listed below:

Name, Age, Hometown

Mark Bomba, 36, Vernon, BC
Tina Connelly, 35, Port Coquitlam, BC
Ryan Day, 22, Calgary, AB (BC Athletics)

Jeremy Deere, 30, Calgary, AB
Lisa Harvey, 35, Calgary, AB
Lioudmila Kortchaguina, 33, Toronto, ON
Matthew McInnes, 30 , Toronto, ON
Andrew Smith, 26, Waterdown, ON
Nicole Stevenson, 32, Toronto, ON
Tara Quinn-Smith, 26, Waterdown, ON

Name, Residence, Position

Martin Goulet, Longueuil, QC, Head Coach
Frank Reynolds, Vancouver, BC, Team Coach
Thelma Wright, Vancouver, BC, Team Manager

Blaise Dubois, Stoneham, QC, Physiotherapist
Kip Petch, Edmonton, AB, Massage Therapist
Shelby Karpman, Edmonton, AB, Team Doctor

Athletics Canada - Important Updates, Information and Forms

New Athletics Canada documents have been posted on our website. Select the corresponding link below.

Commonwealth Games Travel and Selection Declaration Form now available on our web site

JDLF information:
Declaration form due date approaching fast (September 10) and vaccination update.


2005-2007 Women In Coaching National Team Apprenticeship Program Application and Process

Compliance with Athlete Whereabouts Program

(Ottawa, Ontario - August 30, 2005) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) wishes to advise the sport community that, as of October 1, 2005, it will implement the compliance component of the revised Athlete Whereabouts Program Guidelines which accompany the Canadian Anti-Doping Program.

For More Info:

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, Sunday September 4

Points details 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:

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


The Campbell River Cross Country Race has been postponed from September 17th 2005 until spring 2006. The new date will be set at the VIAA meeting on September 18th 2005.


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

BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Administrative Assistant Employment Opportunity - Part Time

BC Athletics is currently seeking a part time administrative assistant for the BC Athletics Run Jump Throw Program. Under the direction of the Provincial RunJumpThrow Program Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant will:

  • Manage the RJT data base, filing and information systems
  • Manage the contacts for the RJT program
  • Coordinate mailings, electronic communications and respond to general enquiries regarding the RJT program
  • Prepare and coordinate the materials and equipment for RJT workshops
  • Order and inventory RJT materials and equipment
  • Be familiar with the RJT Program and have the ability to assist in workshop delivery

Desirable Skills, Knowledge, Interest

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with Excel, Word and other computer communication programs
  • Be able to work in a team and individual environment
  • Be adaptable and have the ability to respond quickly and effectively
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • An interest in physical activity and youth

Employment details:

  • A contract position ongoing as per project funding
  • Wage rate $15/hr + expenses related to the delivery of the RJT program
  • 2 days per week totalling 10 hrs per week
  • Working from the BC Athletics Office in Vancouver

This is a part time position located at the BC Athletics office in Vancouver and may require some lifting, set up and travelling.

BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

Application and Deadline:

  • Please submit a letter of application along with your resume and references by: September 30, 2005
  • Your application should be sent to: BC Athletics, ATTN. Thelma Wright, RJT Program Coordinator, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
    Fax: 604-737-3171

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:

Grant Manager - Sport & Recreation Now

Director, Planning & Performance - Sport & Recreation Now

Technical Program Manager Rhythmic Gymnastics & Aerobic Gymnastics

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
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


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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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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