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ISSUE #28-2006
Friday, July 21, 2006

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: jolfert@bcathletics.org

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Summer Games Team Announced!
  • Jim Steacy improves his Canadian Hammer Throw Record
  • Update to All Comers at Burnaby Central July 25- High Jump, 3000RW to start at 6:30pm
  • Ed Whitlock, age 75, runs 18:45 to steal show at Nissan Foundation 5K
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Kyle Nielsen

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

Website On-Line Registration Form Problems

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The various online registration and payment forms (with the exception of the Individual Membership form which is working properly) on the BC Athletics website have been temporarily suspended. They will be activated shortly once new programming requirements are dealt with.

We have experienced problems from May 16th. Some registrations did get through but most didn't. If you are unsure please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org with details on your submission(s) and she can verify for you. You can also print out the form and re-submit it to the BC Athletics office by fax at (604) 737-3171. We will make sure you are not charged twice.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to getting things back to normal as quickly as possible.


Re-Subscribe to Receive the BC Athletics Bulletin by Email

Unfortunately, when the BC Athletics Office changed computer systems at the end of May the BC Athletics Bulletin Subscriber list did not transfer to the new system. To receive the Bulletin by email, please re-subscribe by entering your name and email at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on BC High School Javelin Champion Kyle Nielsen

Kyle Nielsen

Born in: 1989
Hometown: Coquitlam
Club: Coquitlam Cheetahs
Coach: Tom Nielsen
Events: Javelin, Shot

2006 Best to date:

Javelin 800g - 60.98m
Javelin 700g - 65.53m

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

Javelin 800g - 54.21m, BC #1 Juvenile
Javelin 700g - 57.63m, BC #1 Juvenile, Canada Youth #4

Achievements:

2006 BC High School Championships Javelin 1st - 60.98m (applying for BC Juvenile Record)
2006 BC Junior Championships Javelin - 1st, 59.24m
2004 Legion Championships Javelin - 3rd

Teams:

2006 BC Junior Team
2004 BC Legion Team
2004 BC Summer Games Team

Future Goals:

Kyle hopes to make the 2007 National Junior team, and win BC High Schools in the Javelin for the second year. By 2008 he hopes to be attending University to study engineering.


Athletics Canada July Newsletter

The July 2006 edition of the Gold Standard, Athletics Canada's official newsletter is now available at www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/The Gold Standard - July 2006.pdf


Update on the AC Direct Membership Database

All of the 2006 BC Athletics Individual memberships have now been entered on the new, national on-line database system - AC Direct. We are still in the process of tweaking the new system in preparation to hand over membership management to the club registrars. The Membership card production is the last function to be finalized and this is why we have been slow getting them out. I am hoping to get everything up to date within the next two weeks. In the meantime if you need your BC Athletics number or are not sure you've actually applied for your 2006 membership please use the Membership Number Check system now available through our website. It can be found at:
https://www.acdirect.ca/regsearch/get_registration_id.asp?
unit=ATHBC&language=EN&season=2006
 

In order to set up AC Direct access for club Registrars we will need verification of who is your official club Registrar for 2006. Club Registrars must ensure that their 2006 BC Athletics memberships are in place prior to being able to use the system. Club Registrars should contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org and verify the following information:

  • Registrar Name
  • Club Affiliation
  • 2006 BCA #
  • Email address
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone contact

Once this information is received we can start setting up access to the system and get all the details out to each club Registrar.

Thanks
Sam Collier
Manager - Registration & Membership Services


Reminder to Meet Directors

This is a reminder to all meet directors to please submit your results as soon as you can following your event so that we can get them onto our website. Be sure to include the official event name, location (city), and date in the body of your message in order for the results to be posted correctly.

In addition, results must include implement weights, hurdle heights, and wind readings (where available) in order to be included in the BC Track and Field Rankings. If no wind index is available for the necessary events (100m, 200m, 100mH, 110mH, long jump, triple jump), the results will be placed under the illegal performance ranking. Year of birth of the athletes is also appreciated for the rankings.

If you have athletes that are part of the paralympic program competing in your meet you need to send an additional copy of the results to Jean Laroche at jlaroche@athletics.ca

Track & Field

B.C. Summer Games Team Announced!

Congratulations to the following athletes, who will compete for their Zone in the BC Summer Games beginning on Thursday July 27th.

1 Kootenays (1)	
1.	Anderson, Sydney	1	W	 15	
2.	Basaraba, Roman	14	M	 15	
3.	Bickerton, Brian	15	M	 14	
4.	Daniels, Shane	16	M	 14	
5.	Gifford, Eva	2	W	 14	
6.	Horan, Joseph	17	M	 15	
7.	Lupieri, Chantelle	3	W	 14	
8.	Lupieri, Diana	4	W	 14	
9.	Marino, Emily	5	W	 14	
10.	Morassut, Jesse	6	W	 15	
11.	Murley, Steven	18	M	 14	
12.	Murrell, Kristen	7	W	 14	
13.	Nelson, Melissa	8	W	 14	
14.	Paterson, Rhiannon	9	W	 13	
15.	Reimer, Kyle	19	M	 14	
16.	Romano, Tori	11	W	 13	
17.	Ryckman, Jenna	12	W	 15	
18.	Scott, Kris	20	M	 14	
19.	Spencer, Kiraya	13	W	 13	
20.	Taylor, Brad	21	M	 13	
21.	Thompson, Sean	22	M	 14
2 Thompson-Okanagan (2)
1.	Armstrong, Kirsten	23	W	 14	
2.	Barranda, Kublai	42	M	 15	
3.	Behnsen, Kurt	45	M	 14	
4.	Clerke, Connor	43	M	 14	
5.	Deacon, Chantelle	25	W	 13	
6.	DeMarinis, Domenic	44	M	 14	
7.	Dever, Bridget	26	W	 14	
8.	Eden, James	46	M	 14	
9.	Evans, Kelsey	27	W	 15	
10.	Ezeonwucka, Bijou	28	W	 14	
11.	Ferguson, Maddy	29	W	 15	
12.	Flockhart, Jill	30	W	 15	
13.	Fougere, Brent	47	M	 14	
14.	Galuska, Madeline	31	W	 15	
15.	Groeneveld, Samme	32	W	 15	
16.	Hatch, Stefanie	36	W	 14	
17.	Houiellebecq, Emma	33	W	 14	
18.	Howe, Jennifer	34	W	 14	
19.	Kelly, Quinn	24	W	 13	
20.	Leenhouts, Adrian	48	M	 15	
21.	Levesque-Thur, Daniel	49	M	 15	
22.	Lubben, Benson	50	M	 14	
23.	Medland-Marchen, Daniel	51	M	 14	
24.	Moores, Hayley	35	W	 15	
25.	Morris, Haley	37	W	 14	
26.	Olynyk, Tysyn	52	M	 15	
27.	Paterson, Desirae	39	W	 14	
28.	Peacock, Adam	53	M	 14	
29.	Polos, Ian	54	M	 15	
30.	Regier, Devon	55	M	 14	
31.	Reimer, Shelby	38	W	 13	
32.	Schenkey, Lauren	40	W	 15	
33.	Schnabl, Vincent	57	M	 14	
34.	Schneebeli, Eric	56	M	 14	
35.	Stark, Tyler	58	M	 14	
36.	Stevens, Scott	59	M	 15	
37.	Tjaden, Josh	60	M	 14	
38.	Van Poppelen, Victor	61	M	 15	
39.	Wiggins, Olivia	41	W	 15	
40.	Williams, James	62	M	 15
3 Fraser Valley (3)
1.	Baga, Imrose	86	M	 14	
2.	Bal, Gurjot	87	M	 14	
3.	Barnes, Dyson	88	M	 14	
4.	Blom, Roxanna	63	W	 13	
5.	Bourdages, Brittany	64	W	 15	
6.	Bruchet, Luc	89	M	 15	
7.	Campbell, Quinn	90	M	 15	
8.	Carviel, Heather	65	W	 14	
9.	Clifford, Florence	66	W	 15	
10.	Clifford, Jallisa	67	W	 15	
11.	Crumley, Dave	91	M	 14	
12.	Cunningham, Jenna	68	W	 14	
13.	Fedorkew, Brett	92	M	 15	
14.	Frizzell, Jade	69	W	 15	
15.	Gill, Nikki	70	W	 15	
16.	Heldman, Jared	93	M	 14	
17.	Ingvaldson, Brodie	94	M	 13	
18.	Ingvaldson, Del	95	M	 14	
19.	Kang, Monica	71	W	 15	
20.	Lauer, Shayna	72	W	 15	
21.	Mara, Elijah	96	M	 14	
22.	Matthews, Alana	73	W	 14	
23.	McKinnon, Kate	74	W	 14	
24.	Miller, Ian	97	M	 15	
25.	Murray, Emerson	98	M	 14	
26.	Nettey, Christabel	75	W	 15	
27.	Nielsen, Erik	99	M	 15	
28.	Ott, Andrew	100	M	 15	
29.	Ozee, Nathan	101	M	 14	
30.	Padrinao, Jessica	76	W	 15	
31.	Perkins, Tiffany	77	W	 14	
32.	Pope, Stuart	102	M	 14	
33.	Prince, Spencer	103	M	 15	
34.	Sawatzky, Sarah	78	W	 15	
35.	Seymour, Sheldon	104	M	 15	
36.	Stamnes, Nicole	79	W	 15	
37.	Stuart, Michelle	80	W	 15	
38.	Vicic, Andrea	81	W	 14	
39.	Voth, Chris	105	M	 15	
40.	Walko, Sam	82	W	 14	
41.	Wallbank, Courtney	83	W	 15	
42.	Walsh, Dani	84	W	 14	
43.	Webster, Jocelyn	85	W	 14	
44.	Willcox, Tom	106	M	 15   
45.      Zalit, D.J.	107      M         15
4 Fraser Delta (4)	
1.	Andrews, Jamie	120	M	 14	
2.	Babcock, Katherine	108	W	 13	
3.	Baldwinson, Connor	121	M	 15	
4.	Boyd, Hayley	109	W	 14	
5.	Breen, Liam	122	M	 14	
6.	Di Lorenzo, Marissa	110	W	 14	
7.	Donald, Tallon	123	M	 15	
8.	Gibson, Alex	124	M	 14	
9.	Gildert, Laura	111	W	 14	
10.	Grimsey, Scott	125	M	 13	
11.	James, Julie	112	W	 13	
12.	Kianipour, Natasha	113	W	 14	
13.	Kimoto, Emma	114	W	 14	
14.	Lawrence, Amy	115	W	 14	
15.	Lindsay, Alex	116	W	 15	
16.	Lu, Hong	         126	M	 14	
17.	Monachini, Jason	127	M	 13	
18.	Oshowy, Tanner	128	M	 14	
19.	Panesar, Gurdas	129	M	 13	
20.	Poljer, Nicholas	130	M	 15	
21.	Sheane, Norma	117	W	 13	
22.	Slade, Dave	131	M	 14	
23.	Vogt, Abbey	118	W	 14	
24.	Walters, Carly	119	W	 13	
25.	Wu, Galen	         132	M	 14
5 Vancouver - Squamish (5)	
1.	Adair, Timothy	150	M	 14	
2.	Bill, Simon	151	M	 14	
3.	Daly-Grafstein, Matthew	152	M	 15	
4.	Denley, Claire	134	W	 14	
5.	Digby, Katherine	135	W	 15	
6.	Doerksen, Kimberley	136	W	 15	
7.	Gabriel-Hoppington, Vickie	137	W	 15	
8.	Garmulewicz, Jonathan	153	M	 15	
9.	Harrison, Paige	138	W	 15	
10.	Heyes, Kajsa	139	W	 14	
11.	Howes, Nicole	140	W	 14	
12.	Kan, Jordan	154	M	 15	
13.	Kane, Michaela	141	W	 15	
14.	Kendrick-Koch, Lindsey	133	W	 14	
15.	Lam, Jonathan	155	M	 15	
16.	Lee, James	156	M	 15	
17.	Li, William	157	M	 15	
18.	Ling, David	158	M	 14	
19.	Lukac, Alexandra	142	W	 14	
20.	Mackenzie, Carmanah	143	W	 14	
21.	Marpole-Bird, Monica	144	W	 15	
22.	McPherson, Wesley	159	M	 15	
23.	Melville, Jacob	160	M	 14	
24.	Moore, Lindsey	145	W	 15	
25.	Pomfret, Kendra	146	W	 14	
26.	Revi, Rebecca	147	W	 15	
27.	Smith, Tim	161	M	 15	
28.	Stasiak, Natalie	148	W	 14	
29.	Stephenson, Scott	162	M	 14	
30.	Suchonska, Kasia	149	W	 14	
31.	Sydneysmith, Dylan	163	M	 14	
32.	Turner, Glen	164	M	 15	
33.	White, Jackson	165	M	 14	
34.	Wong, Canon	166	M	 13	
35.	Wortkowiak, Philip	167	M	 13
6 Vancouver Island - Coast (6)	
1.	Anderson, Ben	193	M	 14	
2.	Baker, Jeff	194	M	 15	
3.	Bonwick, Marc	195	M	 15	
4.	Brown, Sean	196	M	 15	
5.	Butterworth, Alycia	168	W	 13	
6.	Charlesworth, Emily	169	W	 14	
7.	Chartrand, Trina	170	W	 15	
8.	Clair, Sean	197	M	 15	
9.	Cobb, Aleisha	171	W	 15	
10.	Currie, Katelyn	172	W	 14	
11.	Cushing, Bronwyn	173	W	 15	
12.	Draper, Laurel	174	W	 14	
13.	Erickson, Quinn	175	W	 15	
14.	Forseth, Rowan	198	M	 15	
15.	Franke, Joanna	176	W	 14	
16.	Fraser, Douglas	199	M	 14	
17.	Green, Katie	177	W	 15	
18.	Halfyard, Sasha	178	W	 15	
19.	Hanson, Stefani	179	W	 15	
20.	Hooper, Allison	180	W	 14	
21.	House, Richard	200	M	 15
22.	Jackson, Nikki	181	W	 14	
23.	Johnson, Erika	182	W	 15	
24.	Johnson, Justine	183	W	 15	
25.	Krause, Alyssa	184	W	 15	
26.	Lloyd, Haleigh	185	W	 14	
27.	Longmuir, Caley	186	W	 14	
28.	McCulligh, Maureen	187	W	 15	
29.	McInnis, Brandon	201	M	 14	
30.	McInnis, Shauna	188	W	 14	
31.	McNeill, Mark	202	M	 13	
32.	Montrose, Brett	203	M	 14	
33.	Munro, Sebastian	204	M	 14	
34.	Nelson, Katie	189	W	 15	
35.	Oxland, Doug	205	M	 15	
36.	Parent, Holly	190	W	 15	
37.	Parker, Cody	206	M	 14	
38.	Pighin, Darryl	207	M	 15	
39.	Quint, Aaron	208	M	 14	
40.	Richardson, Jade	191	W	 14	
41.	Riva, Thomas	209	M	 14	
42.	Sawatzky, Adam	210	M	 14	
43.	Schoonover, Dylan	211	M	 15	
44.	Stoochnoff, Nick	212	M	 14	
45.	Tranfield, Emily	192	W	 15	
46.	Voysey, Brenden	213	M	 14	
47.	Wilkinson, Mike	214	M	 15   
48.      Yolland, William	215      M         15
7 North West (7)	
1.	Ames, Jessica	216	W	 14	
2.	Anderson, Eric	225	M	 13	
3.	Baverstock, Brandon	226	M	 14	
4.	Forbes, Ian	227	M	 13	
5.	Haynes, Lynsey	217	W	 14	
6.	Hills, Adrien	218	W	 14	
7.	MacDougall, Alex	228	M	 13	
8.	Olynick, Janna	219	W	 14	
9.	Orrey, Della	220	W	 15	
10.	Robinson, Lauren	221	W	 14	
11.	Scarborough, Katherine	222	W	 14	
12.	Sears, Taylor	229	M	 14
13.	Sorenson, Kristian	230	M	 13	
14.	Stuart, Lauren	223	W	 14	
15.	Yagelniski, Brandy	224	W	 15   
16.  	Yovonovich, William         231	M	14
8 Cariboo-North East (8)
1.	Alexander, Jesse	246	M	 15	
2.	Bartell, Larissa	232	W	 14	
3.	Bishop, Allan	247	M	 15	
4.	Blezard, Leah	233	W	 15	
5.	Brown, Cory	248	M	 14	
6.	Burke, Bechah	234	W	 14	
7.	Dinsdale, Chris	249	M	 15	
8.	Edwards, Brayden	250	M	 15	
9.	Farwell, Kaitlyn	235	W	 14	
10.	Frankham, Trevor	251	M	 14	
11.	Gaudet, Alexis	236	W	 13	
12.	Gelowitz, Mason	252	M	 15	
13.	Helm, Daniel	253	M	 14	
14.	Hetenyi, Miranda	237	W	 14	
15.	Jaffary, Jamie	238	W	 14	
16.	Karidio, Ismael	254	M	 14	
17.	Marianne, Carissa	239	W	 15	
18.	McGregor, Riley	255	M	 15	
19.	Mecham, Steven	256	M	 14	
20.	Newman, Jillian	240	W	 15	
21.	Parks, Deidrea	241	W	 14	
22.	Phillips, Cassaundra	242	W	 15	
23.	Pohl, Justin	257	M	 15	
24.	Popkes, Dillon	258	M	 14	
25.	Rathjen, Jonathan	259	M	 15	
26.	Thornhill, Alexis	243	W	 15	
27.	Treasure, Alyxandria	244	W	 14	
28.	Young, Kendra	245	W	 13
BC Wheelchair Sports (BCWS)	
1.	Brown, Jennifer T54	282	W	 40	
2.	Des Mazes, Jessica T53	280	W	 22	
3.	Hustvedt, James T 52	283	M	 37	
4.	Mahboubi, Yasaman T52	284	W	 24	
5.	Maybe, Robert T52	278	M	 39	
6.	Skeats, Brad T52	285	M	 32	
7.	Taylor, Lars T53	279	M	 37	
8.	Tomkinson, Jocelyn T53	281	W	 27
Special Olympics (SO)	
1.	Anton, Sabrina	273	W	 29	
2.	Faber, Steffie	286	W	 23	
3.	Gillis, Richard	274	M	 35	
4.	Grubweiser, Joe	275	M	 22	
5.	Lappalainen, Ray	276	M	 29	
6.	McIntyre, Andrew	264	M	 25	
7.	McIntyre, Glen	265	M	 25	
8.	Orth, Miranda	269	W	 17	
9.	Palitti, Mike	267	M	 24	
10.	Richardson, Lauren	270	W	 19	
11.	Roberge, Chris	277	M	 24	
12.	Schmitke, Maria	266	W	 23	
13.	Singh, Alexander	268	M	 19	
14.	Stacey, Jennifer	271	W	 24	
15.	Strauss, Laura	287	W	 16	
16.	Williams, Kara	272	W	 18
SportAbility (ABTY)
1.	Hodgson, Dustin T37	262	M	 22	
2.	Leavitt, Julia T37 F37	263	W	 17	
3.	Schuster, Angela T34	260	W	 16	
4.	Vietnieks, Caroline T34	261	W	 15

2006 BC Junior Team Announced!

Congratulations to the following athletes for being selected to the BC Junior Team, set to compete in Sherbrooke, PQ on July 21, 22, 23.

NAME                EVENT(s)   CLUB             HOMETOWN
Whitney Wellington  100, 200   THUNDERBIRDS     SURREY
Mike Giuffre        100, 200   METRO
Ricardo Charles     100, 200   CHILLIWACK       CHILLIWACK
Kevin Lim           200, 400   NORWESTERS       NORTH VAN
Mark Chenery        110mH      PACIFIC ATHLET   VICTORIA
Corri Campbell-Fell 400mH      THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Laura McCauley      SP, DT JT  ALBERNI VALLEY   ALBERNI
Rochelle Kokayko    HT         KELOWNA          Kelowna
Liz Gleadle         JT         THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Kyle Nielsen        JT         CHEETAHS         COQUITLAM
Trey Henderson      HT, DT     KAJAKS           RICHMOND
Rachel Cliff        3000       THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Lisa Egami          800        VALLEY ROYALS    COQUITLAM
Jessica Smith       1500, 3000 NORWESTERS       NORTH VAN
Jordan Mara         800        KAJAKS           SURREY
Kevin Friesen       5000       NANAIMO tf       NANAIMO
Daniel Mallie       800        PACIFIC ATHLET   DELTA
Paul Little         HJ         NANAIMO tf       NANAIMO
Erica Rutley        PV         54.5             SMITHERS
Gabrielle Payne     HJ         KAJAKS           RICHMOND
Camille Richard     TJ         THUNDERBIRDS     VANCOUVER
Reid Gustafson      DECATHLON  THUNDERBIRDS     WEST VAN
Emma MacCorquodale  HT         NANAIMO tf       NANAIMO
JD Rose             HT         KAMLOOPS         NANAIMO
Lara terLaak        DT; HT     KAJAKS           SURREY
Stacey Irvine       POLE VAULT
Nicolle Fraser      JT         CHEETAHS         COQUITLAM
Christine Lowe      400mH      CHEETAHS         COQUITLAM
Aaron Dixon         DECATHLON  THUNDERBIRDS     PRINCE GEORGE
Angus Taylor        HT         KAJAKS           RICHMOND

Updated Schedule for Junior Nationals

Please note: The schedule for the National Junior Championships has been updated today, July 19th: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=7331

French version to be updated shortly.


2006 NACAC Combined Events and Canadian Half Marathon

The following items have been posted on the web:


Kajaks Fun Relay Meet - August 2, 2006

The Kajaks Fun Relay Meet will be August 2, 2006 at Minoru Park will start at 6pm. All clubs are welcome and can enter as many relay teams in as many events as you would like. A price will be charged based on the number of competitors registered to cover the cost of the food. This will be a fun meet for the whole family; we want to build on the team approach to track. This meet will be more like a windup with a BBQ for all the competitors. Their burger and drink is included in their entry fee. There will also be burgers for purchase for all non competitors. This meet will also give your relay teams a chance to practice before the National Meet Aug 10-17. Please see the Kajaks website for more details. www.kajaks.org

Come join us for an evening of fun!


Steacy improves his Canadian Hammer Throw record

OTTAWA - James Steacy of Lethbridge, Alberta improved on the Canadian hammer throw record on his way to a win at the Alberta Provincial Championships this past weekend.

"Holding a Canadian Senior track and field record feels great! I have worked very hard the last 6 years and seeing the results is an unbelievable feeling. Knowing that all the choices I've made to focus on throwing, from the time I was 17 years old, were the right ones makes this record all the more special."

Steacy, who set the record of 75.32 metres at a meet in Brisbane, Australia on March 3rd, bettered his pending Canadian record on his third toss with an impressive throw of 75.96 meters. This was Steacy's first competition since his silver medal performance at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia due to a leg injury. "Breaking the Canadian record I set in Brisbane in March, so soon after breaking my leg on April 11th, is incredible. I went into this competition hoping to throw over 72 metres. It is a tremendous relief to know that my injury is not going to hinder my progress in any way."

Steacy comments on his progress and upcoming goals; "I am where I am today because of my coach (Larry Steinke), his knowledge, and the program he has me on. I am just focusing on the possibilities and opportunities in front of me, taking the journey one step at a time - the 2006 World Cup, 2007 World Championships, FISU Games, 2007 Pan Am Games, and hopefully the 2008 Olympic Games - and enjoying every moment of it."

At the same event, former Canadian champion Ian Maplethorpe broke the Men's Masters Hammer throw Canadian record with a throw of 61.03 metres.

-AC-


Online Registration Open for National Senior Championships

Online registration for the 2006 Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships is now available. It can be found at:


BC Championships Schedule

The Provincial Championships for the different age groups are underway. The remaining schedule for the championships is as follows:

  • July 21-23 - BC Junior Development Championships, Chilliwack

Update to All Comers, Burnaby Central High School. Tuesday July 25.

High Jump will be offered for Women at 6:30 PM & Men following.

5000m walk with BCA Walk Judges will occur at 6:30 PM.


2006 All Comer Track and Field Meets and High Performance Events, Burnaby Central Secondary School Track

The Hershey Harriers A.C. All Comer Track & Field meets at Burnaby Central Secondary School track are taking place on 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings since June 20th. The meets are open to anyone wishing to participate with a cost of $8 for BC Athletics members or the equivalent from another athletics/track & field association and $10 for nonmembers.

Electronic timing will be used. For the sprints please bring your own starting blocks, throwing implements will be weighed and certified. It is important to note that mixed performances are not eligible for Records, International Standards or National/Provincial Team Selection. Mixed performances in Provincial/National Rankings will be noted as occurring in mixed events.

For more information go to www.hersheyharriers.com or contact Jerry Tighe at 604-731-9475, jtighe@lynx.net.

TUESDAY (remaining): July 25, August 1.
START: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM) Field Events 6:30 PM

July 25 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 5,000, Shot Put, Javelin
Aug 1 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 10,000, Discus, Javelin

Hosted By: Hershey Harriers A.C. Sanctioned By: British Columbia Athletics

Entries: 6:00 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior to their event.

Road Running

Ed Whitlock, age 75, runs 18:45 to steal show at Nissan Foundation 5K; takes aim at 3 hour mark for Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

On a warm evening (27 Celcius at 7pm start time), it was Ed Whitlock, "The Master", who stole the show with an electrifying 18:45 performance at aged 75. Gunning for Maurice Tarrant's Canadian M75 record of 20:42, Whitlock destroyed the old mark. Running a 6:02 per mile pace, Ed placed 74th overall in a field of 1,114 finishers. That is correct—6:02 mile pace at aged 75, on a course re-certified just last year by an AIMS/IAAF 'Class A' measurer.

Over the past 3 years, Mr. Whitlock has received extensive global media praise and innumerable accolades from his peers in the running community for his distance running exploits. Last November, he was honoured at ceremonies at the New York City Marathon as a "Runner's World Hero of the Year", and labelled "The Master". He received this alongside such running legends as Norway's Grete Waitz (9 time NYC Marathon winner) and young Olympic stars Justin Gatlin and Lauryn Williams. (for story see www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/news/Nov_14_05.htm)

Why all the excitement? Mr. Whitlock is the only person on the planet over 70 years of age to have run a marathon in under the magical 3 hour barrier. He has done this now on three occasions—twice at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, where he set the Men's 70+ world record of 2:54:49 in 2004, and once in Rotterdam. It has been claimed that on recognized scales of comparative, age-graded performances, Ed's 2:54 ranks as a greater performance than superstar Paula Radcliffe's remarkable women's world record of 2:15:25.

On September 24th, The Master will take a run at becoming the only person on the planet over 75, to go under 3 hours. In 2004, Whitlock ran 18:22 at the Nissan 5K, then his 2:54 at the Waterfront. Last year, his Nissan run was only 19:06, and his Waterfront performance was a 3:02:41. Tonight's 18:45 would signal that the "sub 3" is a real possibility this Fall.

July 14. www.canadarunningseries.com


SEYMOUR HILL RUN, JULY 23, NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.

Looking for a new challenge? How about an old race, back for the first time in years? That's right, it's time for the SEYMOUR HILL RUN, the second race in the Run the North Shore series.

This Sunday, July 23rd, will mark the resurrection of the infamously grueling Seymour Hill Run. Starting at the North Shore Credit Union in Parkgate Mall, the race follows Mount Seymour Road up to the top of the mountain 8 miles away (and 2700ft up). To make the journey up more
enjoyable, there will be two aid stations on course. The race will commence at 8:00am.

It's not really that bad; after all, there's only one hill in the race.
Check out the rest of the information here:
www.runthenorthshore.com/qs/page/3822/3696/-1 

Register on line here:
www.eventsonline.ca/events/seymour_hill/ 

If the race sounds like a bit much to you, why not think about volunteering? Volunteers will be needed to help with package pickup, course marshaling, finish line assistance, and more. If you're interested, drop Eric an email at eric@ironlung.ca.

Hope to see you out there on Sunday morning!

Tom Skinner
Race Director


Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Mile, Saturday July 22nd

This weekend is going to be a scorcher. Don't like running long distances in the heat? Try a short race! The fourth annual Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Mile takes place at 11am on Saturday, in the seaside town of Gibsons, just a 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Entry fee is very low ($4 for BCA members) and cash prizes are offered to the top overall male and female ($100 each) plus time bonus ($50) for the first male under 4 minutes, first female under 4:30. Last year's winning time was 4:01 by Ryan Hayden of Richmond. This course is very fast, with no turns and a gentle net downhill, plus the motivation of running in front of thousands of spectators - it's right before the Sea Cavalcade Parade.

Organizers Teresa and Larry Nightingale invite you to this fun and challenging run (and a whole weekend of festivities). All ages and speeds welcome. Age divisions start at 9&U and go to 70+. 

Visit www.seacavalcade.ca/events/mile.htm for details and directions. Online registration is open until 10pm tonight (Friday), or sign up at the race start.


Road Race Management - Race Directors Meeting & Trade Show

October 12 - 14, 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
For more information, please visit www.rrm.com/meeting/meeting.html 

EVent Updates

2006 Canada-USA Junior Race Walking Dual Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for the 2006 Canada-USA Race Walking Dual meet has been posted at www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=8724


Canadian Masters Athletics Championships Website

The Canadian Masters Athletics Championships (Moncton, July 21 - 23) website can be found at: www.2006canadianmasters.ca.

Courses and Clinics

Sport Technology & Sport Performance Conference

The SPIN Summit, a conference on sport technology and sport performance will be taking place in Victoria, October 2-4, 2006. Registration is online at www.spinsummit.com.


The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon 2006 World Congress

Science and Medicine of the Marathon

Presented by American Road Race Medical Society (ARRMS) and the American
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Oct 18-21, 2006

Conference Topics

Demographics of Modern Marathon Running
Physiology
Energy Metabolism
Muscle Damage
Doping Issues
Psychology
Immunology and Hematolgy
Race Day Medical Care
Cardiovascular Medical Issues
Hyponatremia

Registration at: www.SMMConference.com.


Level 1 Coaching Clinic Host needed:

Anyone interested in hosting a Level 1 Coaching Certification Clinic should contact Ron Bunting at ronbunting@bcathletics.org.


The BC Athletics Summer 2006 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic from May 10 at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park

The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner and Certified Level 2 Coach John Hill, is on 20 consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 20.

The registration fee is $148.40 (with 6% GST) and includes a BC Athletics Training Membership. Please refer to the on-line registration form for deductions given to those who already hold a 2006 BC Athletics annual membership.

There is also a drop-in fee of $10.60 available.

You can print a registration form at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rrclinic.pdf. For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email johnhill@telus.net.

Run Jump Throw!

RunJumpThrow June Newsletter Now Online!

The June edition of the RunJumpThrow Newsletter is now online. You can find it at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm#news.


RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available

Now Online:

  • Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
  • Fee Schedule for Workshops (new as of June 2006)
  • Registration forms for hosting a Workshop

Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm

Job / Volunteer opportunities

For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."

REMINDERS and Quick Links

The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching Reflections of a Winning Coach

The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching aims to help female coaches share experiences, exchange information, discuss lessons learned, and establish networks by providing an online forum for our leading women coaches to write about their Olympic experiences. The hope is that readers will not only benefit from the shared knowledge, but will also gain valuable insight into the all-encompassing commitment that goes into the making of champions.
www.coach.ca/women/e/journal/index.htm


Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter

The second edition of the 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter is out. It can be found at: www.kamloops2006.ca/pdf/BC%20Games%20Newsletter%202.pdf.


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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf


Now you can order your own RunJumpThrow Equipment Bag!

Order form is available on the RJT page of the BC Athletics website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm


Managing Risk - Keeping our Sport Safe

In the continuing effort to provide information and tools to assist member clubs in managing risk and providing a safe environment for children, youth and adults to train, participate and compete in Athletics (Road Running, Track & Field, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Marathons, Ultras, Trail and Mtn Running), please find below the link to the Sport BC website and information on:

  • Harassment and Abuse in Sport
  • Safety in Sport
  • Screening Staff and Volunteers

www.sport.bc.ca/Content/Risk Management/ Risk Management Main.asp


BCA # Checker

Forgot your BCA membership number? Aren't sure if you've signed up for 2006 or not?
Find out by using the BCA # Checker:
https://www.acdirect.ca/regsearch/get_registration_id.asp?
unit=ATHBC&language=EN&season=2006


2006 BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Applications

All Events are requested to get their BC Athletics Sanction Forms in to the BC Athletics office as early as possible. The BC Athletics office should receive them no later than 3 months prior to the event taking place. If you have questions or need information please contact as follows:
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - ronbunting@bcathletics.org 
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - jerrytighe@bcathletics.org 


New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-DIDGlobal-E.pdf


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.