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ISSUE #46-2005
Friday, December 9, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet
  • National Cross Country Championships A Great Success
  • Sport BC Collects for the Vancouver Food Bank
  • 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund 2005 Winter Training Camp in Santa Barbara, CA
  • The 2006 World Indoor Championships selection criteria now available online
  • 2006 NACAC Cross Country and the 2006 World Cross Country Champs
  • 35th Annual ING James Cunningham Seawall Race - Fastest time since 1990
  • Who's Who in Pole Vaulting - Gerard Dumas


2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
January 20, 21, 22, 2006
BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet
January 21, 2006

*** NEW VENUE ***

Hilton Vancouver Airport
5911 Minoru Blvd., Richmond B.C.
(corner of Minoru Blvd. & Westminster Highway)
Hotel: (604) 273-6336 or Central Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Guest Room rate: $89.00 - single or double - $20.00 extra person (plus taxes)
Please make reservations directly with the hotel and refer to the BC Athletics group rate. In order to be guaranteed the BC Athletics room rate reservations must be made by January 9, 2006.

It is the intent of BC Athletics to use the website for the dissemination of as much information, forms, updates etc. as possible. All of the forms required for the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be available on the website in on-line and pdf format. Anyone requiring information/forms to be mailed to them should contact the BC Athletics office.

2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting:

Friday, January 20, 2006

  • 6:00 pm - Registration
  • 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2006

  • 8:00 am - Registration
  • 9:00 am - Annual General Meeting

Workshops to follow the Annual General Meeting:

  • RunJumpThrow
  • National On-Line Registration program Introduction for Club Registrars
  • An Introduction to the BC Athletics Electronic Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 22, 2006

  • 9:00 am - Interest Group Workshops
  • Note: All delegates to the Annual General Meeting must be 2006 members of BC Athletics.

BC Athletics Annual General Meeting Information web page with forms, reports and information will be available shortly.

2006 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet:

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Hilton Vancouver Airport

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Hospitality Hour (no host)
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner to be followed by awards presentations

Awards Banquet Tickets will be available through the BC Athletics office shortly.

National Cross Country Championships A Great Success

Saturday, December 03, 2005

VANCOUVER -- More than 1,000 athletes from 100 clubs across the country came out to compete in six championship races at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver.

In addition to crowning national champions, the Canadian Cross Country Championships served as the selection event for the Canadian team that will compete at the 2006 IAAF world Cross Country Championships. The top 6
finishers in both the men and women's masters, junior and senior races, making a total of 36 runners, are eligible to compete Fukuoka 2006 at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Japan.

"The event was a great success. Today we saw some of Canada's finest runners from the various provinces and territories compete on the challenging Jericho Beach course for the 2005 Cross Country Championships," said Championship Chair Jake Madderom.

The Jericho cross country trails have successfully hosted previous BC Cross Country Championships and firmly established itself as one of BC's best competition venues. Overlooking the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains, the picturesque 2km loop is on grass and hard packed woodchip trails. The trails are primarily flat with the odd rolling hill.

For a full list of results click on: 

Pictures: ; ;


Canadian Cross-Country Championships
At Jericho Beach Park

Senior Women 6K

1) Carmen Douma-Hussar (Ardmore PA) 20:13
2) Tara Quinn-Smith (Toronto, ON) 20:25
3) Malindi Elmore (Kelowna, BC) 20:34

Senior Men 10K

1) Simon Bairu (Regina, SK) 30:04
2) Paul Morrison (Montreal, QC) 30:06
3) Kurt Benninger (Chepstow, ON) 30:29

Simon Bairu of Regina wins Canadian cross country running title for fourth straight year

Sport BC Collects for the Vancouver Food Bank

Sport BC is collecting donation on behalf of the Vancouver Food Bank. Please drop off non-perishable food items in Room 109 at the Sport BC Building at 1367 W. Broadway. Cash donations will also be accepted and given to the Vancouver Food Bank. You can also donate to your local food banks throughout BC. All donations will be greatly appreciated and will help to make someone's Christmas a special one.

Athletics Canada

2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

The 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund applications are now available on the Athletes CAN website: The deadline for applications is January 31, 2006.

2005 Winter Training Camp in Santa Barbara, CA (Dec 28-Jan 05)

The 2006 World Indoor Championships selection criteria is now available online:

2006 IPC World Championships

The 2006 IPC World Championships Selection Criteria have been posted on our website:

2006 NACAC Cross Country and the 2006 World Cross Country Championships

The list of athletes who through their performances at the 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships are eligible to be included in the Selection Pool for the 2006 NACAC Cross Country and the 2006 World Cross Country Championships is now posted on the Athletics Canada website under the following link -

Eligible athletes who wish to be considered for selection to these teams must submit a completed declaration form to the AC head office by December 16, 2005; the form is available for download at:

A deposit is no longer due at the time of submitting the declaration form.

If there are any questions, contact Melissa Dowling, National Team Coordinator at or (613) 260-5580 x.3307

Athletics Canada Technical Congress a Success; Road to Beijing Paved

Call for Nominations for the National Officials' Committee

As past chair of NOC, David Weicker has been appointed to chair the nominations sub-committee to fill NOC appointments for the term April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2008. Call for Nominations are open and there's a request for assistance in identifying candidates and encourage them to let their names stand for nomination.

As of March 31, 2006, the following positions will be open for new appointments or re-appointments:

  • Vice chair Communications (current chair: Philippa Fairbairn)
  • Vice-chair Recruitment and Awards (current chair: Glenn Kurmey)

At this time, Glenn Kurmey has declared his intentions to stand for re-appointment. The Vice-chair of communications has not yet declared intentions of standing again. Please note that the Education and Clinics position has been merged with the Vice-chair, Mentoring and will not be filled.

Re-assignment of portfolios may take place, depending on the particular skills and interests of the candidates appointed. Candidates must be available to attend two (2) meetings per year, in April and October, if appointed. Both meetings run from Friday noon to Sunday noon, normally the third weekend in the stated month.

Linked documents:

  • Nomination Form; must be completed for all nominees (including incumbents)
  • Description of each of the NOC portfolios
  • Nomination Criteria

Completed nomination forms should be returned to David Weicker, and must be postmarked or e-mailed dated no later than January 31, 2006.
Electronic nomination forms should be sent by the nominator.

David Weicker
Nominations Committee Chair
Past Chair, National Officials' Committee
Athletics Canada
1049 Mallard Place
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1E8
(250) 752-7234

Road Running

35th Annual ING James Cunningham Seawall Race - Fastest time since 1990

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.

  • Short Program:
    17 weeks January 4 2006 though to May 3, 2006

Drop-in available
For complete information and registration: 

Cross Country

2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar 

Track and Field

Book: Who's Who in Pole Vaulting - Gerard Dumas

Vaulters and coaches will be amazed at the interest level and sheer volume of statistical data contained in its nearly 700 pages. Here's a sampling:

All-time vault results (and score sheets) for Olympic Games, World Indoor and Outdoor Championships, European Championships, Pan-Am Games, British Empire and Commonwealth Games, World University, Goodwill, and Francophone Games, and National Championships for Canada, France, Russia and the United States.

World Outdoor and Indoor and Olympic record progressions and national progressions for Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia and the United States.

First ten vaulters over significant metric and imperial heights; annual deep lists for each decade since 1905. Best ten marks of 120 vaulters.

Career records of 56 top male and female vaulters. Two examples: Marks are shown for 332 meet results of Bubka (often including the marks of the other place-winners), beginning with a 2.70m (8'10") at age eleven and ending with 5.55m (18'2 1/2") at Monaco, followed by two no-heights, at age thirty-six. 255 meet results are shown for Canadian record-holder Doug Wood.

Brief biographies and annual seasonal bests are given for another 1314 vaulters!

The book is privately published and prices, including shipping, range from Can$30 in Canada to US$60 in the U.S. and overseas. Gérard can be contacted for further information at

Courses & Seminars

RunJumpThrow Camps for Kids - December and January

December 2005

  • North Van Dec 19 & 21, 1:30-3:30pm at the Memorial Recreation Centre Gym at 23rd & Lonsdale - registration form (PDF)
  • North Van Dec 20 & 22, 11am -1pm at the John Braithwaite Centre, 145 West 1st Street - details (PDF) and registration form (PDF)
  • Kelowna Dec 20-22 and Dec 27-29, Amber Gilbert coordinating

January 2006 

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms coming soon.

January 2006

  • January 21/22 BCA AGM 3 hr presentation (time TBA)
  • January 27,28,29 Lower Mainland location TBA

February / March 2006

  • February 16/17 Teacher PRO D Victoria
  • February 18/19 Instructor Workshop Victoria
  • February 20 Teacher Pro D Nanaimo
  • February Teacher Pro D Smithers

RunJumpThrow Workshop Listings for Winter 2005/6

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 Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie - 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - 

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: John Cull -

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 - 


BC Athletics Names Track & Field Technical Manager/Director Power & Speed Events

BC Athletics is very pleased to announce that Ron Bunting has been named to the positioned of Track & Field Technical Manager and Director Power/Speed Events. Ron brings 36 years of experience in the public school system as both a teacher and administrator and a lifelong passion for Track & Field - coaching for more than 30 years.

Some of his achievements and involvement in Track & Field include:

  • Founder of the Sunshine Coast Athletics Club
  • Founding committee member and first club president of the Kelowna Track & Field Club
  • NCCP Level 3 Certified Coach - Throws
  • Master Course Conductor NCCP Technical with Athletics Canada
  • Throws representative on the BC Athletics Juvenile, Junior & Senior Track & Field Committee
  • Chair, BC Athletics Juvenile, Junior, Senior T&F Committee
  • Throws Coach Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre - Abbotsford
  • Past Throws Coach - Kajaks T&F Club
  • Provincial Team Coach - Cd/W Cd Games; Senior, Junior & Legion National Championships

"We are very pleased to have Ron on board", said Tom Hastie, Chair BC Athletics Brd of Directors. "His experience and knowledge will be very beneficial as we move forward in setting our direction and actions as part of our 2012 strategic planning process."

"All of the staff and I am sure the membership are excited about the leadership that Ron will bring to the Track & Field Division", stated Brian McCalder, President/CEO. "Ron has been a consistent contributor and leader in our sport whose holistic approach to coaching and education make him an ideal fit to take on this position", McCalder concluded.

Ron will officially start with BC Athletics at the end of December / first of January following the conclusion of the school term.

Please join us in welcoming Ron to the BC Athletics staff.

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:

Coaching Certification

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

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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