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ISSUE #39-2005
Friday, October 7, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Cross Country Championships: BC Oct 22nd; Canadian Dec 3rd - Tech Info Package
  • 10k Road Championships: Canadian Champs Winnipeg, Oct 9;  BC Champs Vancouver, Nov 20
  • Ottawa Race Weekend 2006 Scholarship Program
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Leo Murray
  • Haney-Harrison Road Relay (H2H) Nov 5. Deadline coming up!
  • IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
  • Coaching Workshops: NCCP Level 1 Technical; RunJumpThrow Teacher's Workshops


2005 Junior Development Awards Announced

The BC Athletics Junior Development Committee is pleased to announce the names of the 2005 Junior Development Award Winners. Awards will be presented at the 2005 Junior Development Awards Banquet. An updated list (October 5) of recipients is available at:

2005 Junior Development Awards Banquet Luncheon

Sunday October 30, 2005
Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive (close to Victoria Drive/Commercial Drive intersection), Vancouver BC

  • 11:15 pm Social Hour
  • 12:00 noon Luncheon followed by Awards Presentations and a PowerPoint presentation

See Junior Development page for more details and online ticket ordering:

2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms

Deadline for nomination: November 30, 2005

Rising Stars in Athletics - Leo Murray

This week's profile is on 2005 BC Junior Team Member, BC Juvenile Team Member and Canada Games double Silver Medallist—Leo Murray.

Leo Murray
Born: 1988
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club: Richmond Kajaks
Coach: Mike Murray
Event: 100m & Long Jump

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

100m - 11.01 BC Juvenile#1st
Long Jump - 7.14m BC Juvenile#1st / Can Juvenile#1st


2005 Canada Games 4x100m Silver Medallist
2005 Canada Games Long Jump Silver Medallist
2005 Canadian National Legion 100m Silver Medallist
2005 BC Juvenile Championships Long Jump Champion
2005 BC Juvenile Championships 100m Silver Medallist
2005 BC High School Long Jump Champion
2005 BC High School 100m Bronze Medallist

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 BC Junior Team member
2005 BC Juvenile Team member
2005 TEAM BC - Canada Summer Games member

Road Running

Canadian 10km Road Championships - Winnipeg, Oct 9

Congratulations to the following athletes going to Winnipeg.
Jerry Ziak, Nick Walker, Leslie Black, Heather Sherwin.

The course designated for the 2005 TIMEX Canadian 10km Road Running Championships is a newly certified course through historic River Heights and Old Tuxedo. The race will begin on Assiniboine Park Drive near the Lyric Theatre in picturesque Assiniboine Park.

The course has many gentle curves that follow the Assiniboine River and will take athletes past some of the most prestigious residences in Winnipeg. The course is flat and fast and should prove to be a very enjoyable race for all calibre of athletes.

Haney - Harrison Road Relay (H2H) Nov 5

Early bird entry deadline, October 15. On line registration available 

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships - Edmonton, Oct 1

Weather; Cold, rain, 6 degrees C
The 5 member Canadian women placed 6th as a team and won $3,000 US.

Results for the BC Athletes:

Women: Tina Connelly 39th, 1:16:12
Men: Mark Bomba 66th, 1:10:39 - inj.

Complete results: 

This year the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships were held in Edmonton on a blustery cold and rainy October 1st. The Canadian team assembled in the meet hotel on Thursday and immediately set about formulating strategies that would maximize their performances on race day. It was inspiring to see all the great international runners in the casual atmosphere of the hotel and also the ability to chat with coaches from other countries especially those from East Africa.

The men's team featured 2 BC athletes - Mark Bomba from Coquitlam and Ryan Day also from the Coquitlam area. Rounding out the team were Matt McInnes from Toronto, Andrew Smith from Waterdown, Ontario and Jeremy Deere from Calgary. I was charged with rousing these great athletes into proper race readiness on race day. We talked over many strategies and settled on the tried and true conservative start combined with running as a team for as long as possible. This enabled 3 of our runners (Jeremy in 44th, Matthew in 47th and Andrew in 52nd) to stick together and move strongly as the race progressed. 

Out of 15 teams Canada finished 11th which was about what we expected and thus we achieved our pre-race goal. The important point is that each athlete ran to maximum potential and was happy with his result. Even Mark (66th) who suffered from back spasms most of the way gritted it out and ran extremely well under the circumstances. Ryan rounded out our team with a 68th place finish. 

Martin Goulet from Montreal oversaw the women's team and they settled on pretty well the same strategy. The team included Tina Connelly from Port Coquitlam along with 5 month old baby Kaitlyn who fit right in with the team, Tara Quinn-Smith, Andrew's wife, Lisa Harvey from Calgary, and Lioudmila Kortchaguina and Nicole Stevenson from Toronto. 

The weather had deteriorated even more for the women's race and this played into the hands of the mentally tough Canadians. One Kenyan runner had to drop out because of the cold, nullifying her team's chance of scoring and several of the East African runners ran well below what was expected. It was countries like Romania, Russia and Japan that prevailed under the trying conditions and powerhouse Ethiopia, a team favourite to win could do no better than 4th. 

The Canadian women battled hard with Great Britain the whole way but in the end the Brits pulled away to take 5th and we were 6th. Considering we had penciled in an 8th or 9th place finish our amazing result far exceeded our goals. Lioudmila had a fantastic race running strongly in 21st with Nicole in 28th and Tara in 33rd to round out our scoring members. Tina had a good run, her first since the birth of her daughter in 39th and Lisa placed 49th. 

The Canadian support staff included Manager Thelma Wright from Vancouver who did a fantastic job of keeping everyone on time and in good spirits, Dr. Shelby Karpman from Edmonton who coordinated the smooth handling of the team doping tests, Blaise Dubois our Physio from Laval with the magic touch that kept Marc together and Kip Petch from Edmonton whose wonderful talents kept our team loose. 

The Edmonton organizing committee did a fantastic job with the staging of the Championships. However, it was as if fate was against them weather-wise as prior to and right after the weather was quite favourable. In the end, it had to be said that the final World Half Marathon race in the current format was an unqualified success. 

In the years to come the event will be renamed the World Road Running Championships and the distance can vary depending on the host country's ability to stage a suitable course. Next year's inaugural competition will be in Hungary. Let's hope for better weather! 


- Frank Reynolds, October 3, 2005

Ottawa Race Weekend National Athletic Scholarship - $3,000

This national scholarship is intended to encourage rising stars in the Canadian running field. In 2005 the National Scholarship ($3,000) was granted to Rebecca Stallwood, a rising Canadian athlete.

To be eligible, athletes must complete an application in which they will be required to submit their running resume as well as their monetary needs for the upcoming academic year. They must be a Canadian citizen and a full-time student at a post-secondary institution. A jury will decide based on athletic ability, financial need, volunteerism and scholastic grades. Applications are due January 16th, 2006.

For more information contact: Manny Rodriguez, Elite Athlete Coordinator

Winter 2005/2005 Road Running Performance Clinic

This clinic is for all runners who wish to improve their running fitness level and performance. Should already be comfortable running 25-30 miles per week (regardless of pace). Includes a formal interval training session every Wednesday night, plus coaching and personal consultation from John Hill (certified Level 2 coach). Presented by the Road Running Division of BC Athletics.

  • Long Program 2:
    24 weeks Wednesday nights starting October 19, 2005 at 6 p.m. through to May 3, 2006.
  • Short Program:
    17 weeks January 4 2006 though to May 3, 2006

Drop-in available
For complete information and registration: 

Improve Your Running By Running Less

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, November 21, 2005
Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific Blvd @ Davie St.)
Details will be available soon at:

Final 2005 Timex Series Rankings

BC 10k Road Running Championships

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

Cross Country

2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar 

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) 
Information available at 

Canadian Cross Country Championships

December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Information and entry forms:
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.

2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships - Technical Information package

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: 

Courses & Seminars

NCCP Level 1 Technical

Vernon - October 22 & 23, 2005
Hosted/Supported by: PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Okanagan, City of Vernon, Vernon Athletics and BC Athletics

Location: Polson Park Oval, Vernon, BC

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 22
9:00 am - Package Pick up and Late Registration
9:30am to 4:00 pm est. - Module presentation
12:30 - Lunch Break - bring your own lunch

Sunday, October 23
9:30 am to 4:00 pm est. - Module Presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break - bring your own lunch

Course Conductor: Amber Gilbert - Certified Course Conductor, PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Okanagan.

Teacher - RunJumpThrow Workshops

NOTE: only qualified teachers are eligible to take the following two, one day condensed RJT instructor courses:


West Point Grey Academy, 4125 west 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R 4P9
Friday October 21, 2005 - 8:00 am - late registration and package pick up 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Module presentations)
Details and registration form:


Wellington Secondary School, 3235 Mexicana Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9T 2W8
Friday October 21, 2005 - 8:00 am - late registration and package pick up - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Module presentations)
Details and registration form: 

Run Jump Throw Teachers Instructor Workshop - Smithers, Oct 21 (new date)

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:

Camps & Clinics

Best in the West 2006 - Orange County

The 2006 Best in the West Spring Break Tour is now selling seats.
Information and registration applications can be downloaded at:

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

South Fraser Track Club - Coaches Needed

South Fraser Track and Field club in Surrey needs a Distance coach immediately to assist in their Junior Develop development program. Javelin and Shot Put coaches are also needed for the spring. Please call Eustace (604) 588-3483.


BC Athletics Officials 2005 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, November 20, 2005
Madison's Restaurant, 2nd floor - 33305 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, B. C.
9:30 a.m. Coffee
10:00 a.m. Meeting Start
If you have any agenda items, notice(s) of motion, etc. please reply by October 15th to Anne Lansdell, 1040 Adeline Place, Victoria, B. C. V8Y 3E7 or to or by phone at 250-477-1407.

Officials Incentive Awards

Each year BC Officials have the opportunity to qualify for the incentive awards program. These awards include BC Athletics golf shirts, fleece vest, poncho, sports bag, and new for this year, a sweatshirt. Officials qualify for incentive awards through credits earned at BCA sanctioned events through out the season.

To determine your eligibility, send a COPY of your credit card, before October 15, to:
Shirley Young
#24 730 122 Street
Surrey BC V3W 1B4

Awards will be available for pick up at the BC Officials AGM.


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie - 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - 

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - 

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 


Carding Criteria, Application Forms and Contracts - 2005/2006

2006 Commonwealth Games - Athlete Declaration deadline 

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:

Community Sport Programs for Aboriginal Girls and Young Women Announced

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.

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.


Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175

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 Brian McCalder 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

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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