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ISSUE #40-2005
Friday, October 14, 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
  • Call for the 2005 Athletics Canada Awards nominees - Deadline Oct 31st
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Diane Cummins
  • Haney-Harrison Road Relay (H2H) Nov 5. Deadline coming up Oct 15!
  • RunJumpThrow Teacher's and Instructors 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 14) 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
  • Guest Speakers will be Sabrina Nettey and Ryan Hayden

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 - Diane Cummins

This week's profile is on 2005 Canadian National World Championship Team Member and 2004 Canadian Olympian—Diane Cummins.

Diane Cummins
Born: 1974
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club: Pacific Athletics
Coach: Brent Fougner
Event: 800m

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

800m - 2:00.10 BC Senior#1st / Can Senior#1st / IAAF# 14th


2005 IAAF World Championships - 9th
2005 Meeting de Atletismo, Sevilla - 3rd
2005 Hengelo Grand Prix, Hengelo - 3rd
2005 IAAF Permit Meet, Villen D.asq . France - 4th
2005 Doha Grand Prix, Doha - 4th
2004 Athletissme, Lausanne - 2nd
2004 Adidas Oregon Track Classic, Portland - 2nd
2004 Victoria International Track Classic, Victoria - 1st
2004 Prefontaine, Eugene - 4th
2004 Olympic Games - 14th
2002 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist
2000 - 2005 National 800m Champion

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 Helsinki World Championships team member
2004 Athens Canadian Olympic team
2003 Paris World Championships team member
2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games team member
2001 Edmonton World Championships team member
2000 Sydney Canadian Olympic team

Athletics Canada

Call for the 2005 Athletics Canada Awards nominees - Deadline October 31, 2005 

Athletics Canada is seeking nominations for the 2005 awards. Following are titles and categories of awards in which we are seeking nominations. Further details regarding the specifics of the award are available at the following link: 

Please note: All able-bodied athletes or athletes with a disability, both male and female are eligible for nomination.

  • Jack W. Davies Trophy
    Outstanding Overall Athlete
  • F.N.A. Rowell Trophy
    Top Athlete in Field Events
  • Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy
    Top Canadian University Athlete
  • Myrtle Cook Trophy
    Outstanding Youth Athlete of the Year*
  • Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy
    Top Athlete in Jumping Events
  • Fred Begley Memorial Trophy
    Top Marathon and Race Walk Athlete
  • Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy
    Top Athlete in Track Events
  • Eric E. Coy Memorial Trophy
  • Junior Athlete of the Year Trophy
    Top Athlete in Throwing Events
  • Outstanding Junior Athlete of the Year

* Please note: The new designation of the Myrtle Cook Trophy (for male and female athletes) was approved at the 2005 AGM.

The deadline for nominations to be received at the National Office is 31 October 2005. Nominations are welcomed by everyone in the athletics community but need to be endorsed by members of a Branch or Committee. Please forward all nominations to the attention of:
Ivonne Shoucair, Membership Services Manager
300-2197 Riverside Drive / Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3
Phone: (613) 260-5580 x 3311
Fax: (613) 260-0341

When submitting please include a citation setting out the qualifications of the nominee including the athlete's event, performances and location of performances that justify the nomination.

The nomination form is available at: (both in word and pdf format).

The final decision on the awarding of the trophy shall be made by the Rules Committee of Athletics Canada.

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing Canada's top athletes.

Ottawa Race Weekend - Athletic Scholarship 2006 

Road Running

Haney - Harrison Road Relay (H2H) Nov 5

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

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:

October 17th-22nd: Kootenays Castlegar

Trail (see next 2 items), Nelson - Power of Sport Tour - Instructor and RJT Program Promotion presentations - Contact: Thelma Wright Ph: 604-737-3175 Email: 


October 17th-18th: Trail - RJT Instructor Workshop 

October 21st - RJT Teacher Instructor Workshop 

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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