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Wednesday, August 1, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Athletics Wordsearch: Win free Athletics gear
- BC Junior Team is awarded 23 medals
- Canada – USA Junior Racewalk Dual team announced
- Masters Therapeutic Use Exception application due August 14
- Assistant Coach Employment Opportunity – York University
- Rising Stars in Athletics – This week's spotlight is on
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
BC Athletics Wordsearch
Follow the link below for this week’s feature: Athletics Wordsearch.
Prizes of various athletic gear/supplies will be awarded to the first 10
successfully completed puzzles (who have not been winners this summer thus
[CONTEST CLOSED AS OF AUG 8]
Send completed forms via fax, email or mail to Jessica – email@example.com
Canadian team for 5th NACAC mountain running championships
The Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association (CTMRA), sponsored
by La Sportiva, in association with the Canmore Challenge Trail hosted the
fourth North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running
Championship in Canmore, Alberta, on Saturday, July 28. This up and down
event acted as a tune-up for NACAC teams in preparation for the World
Mountain Running Trophy (WMRT) events to be held in Saillon, Switzerland
on September 15.
The Canadian teams were made up of both veterans (Husband-and-wife team
Simon and Katrina Driver, and Amy Golumbia from the 2006 team) and rookies
(1:19 half marathoner Jennifer Faraone and orienteering whiz Laszlo Orosz).
See below for a complete list.
The race site was the Canmore Nordic Centre, venue for the 1988 Winter
Olympic cross country ski and biathlon events, which recently completed a
$16 million dollar renovation. The elevation at the Centre is 1425 metres.
The course was a 12 kilometre route for all competitors (men, women,
juniors, masters) and started at the Nordic Centre, descended to the Bow
River, climbed back up to the top of the Nordic Centre Trails, and looped
back down to the start/finish area. The two-lap course had an elevation
gain of about 450m. For more information visit www.mountainrunning.ca
The CTMRA and La Sportiva are pleased to announce the Canadian team for
the NACAC championships/Canmore Challenge. These runners, and others, were
vying for a spot on the national team for the World Mountain Running
Trophy in Switzerland in September.
Dan Roycroft, Canmore AB
Adam Campbell, Victoria BC
Laszlo Orosz, Oakville ON
Erik Carleton, Canmore AB
Simon Driver, Vancouver BC
Sean Chester, Victoria BC
Kevin Sandau, Canmore AB
Shaun Stephens-Whale, Roberts Creek BC
Taylor Reid, Terra Cotta, ON
Magi Scallion, Canmore AB
Katrina Driver, Vancouver BC
Jennifer Faraone, Toronto ON
Amy Golumbia, Calgary AB
Sharlene Cobain, Toronto ON
Milaine Theriault, Canmore AB
Katie Tongue, Coquitlam BC
Tana Chesham, Canmore AB
For more information please contact John Lofranco, President CTMRA
Ocean Athletics Twilight meet cancelled
The Ocean Athletics Twilight meet that was scheduled for August 2, 2007
is now cancelled.
Attention Athletes competing outside of B.C.:
Please submit your performances (especially if they are season's
bests) for meets outside of B.C. and a link to the official rankings if
you wish to be included. We will try our best to search them, but this is
a timely process. This is very important for University athletes competing
during their university season. Please email performances to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Result (including event):
Wind: If applicable
All BC Athletics sanctioned events having an AWAD component to their
meet/race should be sending results in to the BCA office along with
Able-Bodied results. Any 2007 events that have already taken place are
asked to send in the AWAD results from their meet/race to email@example.com.
Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:
Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send ALL meet results to this address.
Crucial to results rankings are:
- Wind Readings (100m, 200m, LJ, TJ, and Sprint Hurdles).
- Implement weights (The metric weight must be noted in event title).
- Electronic Timing (If times are not electronic, please let us know
since they are not valid).
- Please send results in a Hi-Tek / Excel spreadsheet.
- Indicate birth year, NOT athlete age in each event
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Chantelle
Hometown: North Vancouver
School: University of Illinois
Coaches: Ashley Weber, Cindy O'Krane
Events: 1500m, Steeplechase
Best 2007 Performance:
1500m - 4:34
1500m SC - 5:07
2000m SC - 6:53
3000m - 11:12
Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:
2007 - Set new BC 2000m Steeplechase record 6:53
2007 - 6th Pan Am Juniors 3000m steeplechase
2007 – BC Juvenile Cross Country Team
2007 – BC Junior Team
2007 – Canadian Pan Am Junior Team
Improve all my times and be successful with my new future at Illinois.
Favourite Track Experience:
Pan Am Juniors in Brazil
IAAF World Championships - catch the action on CBC
CBC Sports will carry the 11th IAAF World Championships which
begin on August 25 in Osaka, Japan. To view CBC’s scheduled coverage of
track and field, please visit: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=203
Results from around the Track (and Field)
July 30th - https://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=364
"Miracle Mile” at Balaclava Park (W 30th Av & Balaclava
St., Vancouver) running track
6pm, Friday August 3rd, 2007
Hosted by: Lions Gate Road Runners
This will be the fourth annual edition of the run that commemorates the
famous mile race that was held as part of the British Empire and
Commonwealth Games, at Empire Stadium Vancouver in 1954. The tradition
started in 2004, when Lions Gate Road Runners decided to hold a mile run
to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous race between Roger Bannister
and John Landy. The race was the first in which two runners went under the
magic 4-minute barrier. The reason for choosing Balaclava Park was
two-fold. First, it is an imperial size 440 yard track and so is ideal for
a classic mile run. Second, and most important, it is the track where
Bannister had trained in preparation for the big race, so there is unusual
local history. Remarkably, the track still has the classic old dirt and
cinder surface. It’s a double-edged sword of course; on the one hand it’s
a tad slower that many tracks but, on the other hand, it offers a rare
chance to run under the same conditions as the star runners of years ago.
This year, the day nearest the anniversary is FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd. Plan
on arriving by about 6pm to register (no fee, but please bring your
favourite post-race refreshments); the first of several timed runs will
begin at 6:30. Please contact Roger Brownsey for more details and to
register. If there is sufficient interest, it might be neat to follow the
individual mile runs with a 4 x 440 yd (Mile) relay race. Maybe we can
have a team run under 4 minutes??
For more Information: Contact Roger Brownsey - email@example.com
Scotiabank International Team Challenge
Team Canada vs Team Great Britain, Team America [USA], and Team Mexico
The organizers are finalizing the selection of 2 men and 2 women for
TEAM CANADA at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon scheduled for
Toronto, September 30th.
The ITC provides a fabulous opportunity for younger, up and coming
athletes to gain invaluable international experience in a major,
international marathon. Toronto Waterfront is also building a reputation
for its flat, fast course.
All travel, accommodation and food expenses will be covered for those
selected to their national teams. Team members will also be housed in our
"Athletes Village" hotel along with all the top African and
other international runners, located near High Park.
Teams consist of 2 men and 2 women. We are looking to select the best
Finishing times for all 4 athletes will be scored using the Mercier
scoring tables for comparative performances, and the points for the best
THREE performances on each team will count for final standings for the
Scotiabank International Team Challenge.
2007 Team Prizing
- 1st place Team receives CDN$4,000
- 2nd place Team receives CDN$2,000
- 3rd place Team receives CDN$1,000
Note: Team members share the prize money.
If any athlete or coach would like to confirm a nomination for this
selection please email me ASAP with personal details.
Coach - Team Canada (for Team Challenge)
Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training"
The BC Athletics Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval
Training" Clinic started May 16th at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.
The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner, BC Athletics
Hall of Fame Inductee and Certified Level 2 NCCP coach John Hill, is on 20
consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 26th. The cost is $140 (plus
BCA Athletics membership, minimum $10 per calendar year), or a drop-in of
$15 (includes BCA day membership).
Registration form is available on the BC Athletics website to be
printed off and mailed in to BC Athletics. For more information contact
John Hill at 604 688-8648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field
BC Junior Team brings home 23 medals
This past weekend, Abbotsford was host to the 2007 Canadian Junior
Track and Field Championships. In a great showing by Team BC, they were
awarded a total of 19 individual medals and 4 relay medals. To see full
results of the meet, visit http://juniors.valleyroyals.org/
BC JUNIOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM 2007 – Medal Winners
Nettey Sabrina 200m 3rd – 24.63
Nettey Christabel LJ 1st – 6.07
100mH 2nd – 14.31
Parker Keynan 200m 3rd – 22.10
Swartz Shawn HJ 3rd - 2.04m
Neveu Karly HJ 1st – 1.71m
Sprenkels Tiffany TJ 1st – 12.01m
Pighin Brooke JT 2nd - 44.78m
Nielsen Kyle JT 1st – 62.18m
MacCorquodale Emmalynne HT 1st - 50.44m
Pearse Anastasia 400mH 2nd – 60.92
Fraser Nicolle JT 3rd – 44.53m
Taylor Angus HT 1st – 54.96m
DT 2nd – 49.78m
terLaak Lara DT 2nd – 42.64m
Macauley Laura JT 1st – 47.08m
Groenewoud Chantelle 2000mSC 3rd – 7:07.23
Whitegibson Billie 100m 2nd – 12.03m
Chenery Mark DEC 1st – 6850 points
Women's 4x100m 2nd - 47.76s
Men's 4x100m 2nd - 42.30
Women's 4x400m 2nd – 3:55.79
Men's 4x400m 3rd – 3:19.03
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the nine athletes who
will compete in Hauppauge, New York on August 12 in the Canada-USA Junior
Racewalk Dual Meet.
Name Event Hometown Club Coach
Creighton Connolly 10km RW Kelowna Racewalk West Marek Jedrzejek,
Evan Dunfee 10km RW Richmond Kajaks T&F Club Gerry Dragomir
Inaki Gomez 10km RW Vancouver Racewalk West Gerry Dragomir
Heather Warwick 5km RW Richmond Kajaks T&F Club Gerry Dragomir
The junior women's 5km race will begin at 9:00am followed by the junior
men's 10km racewalk at 10:15am.
Two Kajaks All-Comers Cancelled
The last two Kajaks All-Comers meets, August 16th and 23rd, have been
cancelled. The last All-Comers meet will now be August 9th. Sorry for any
IAAF Golden League: Catch the action on CBC
OTTAWA – The IAAF Golden League kicked off in Oslo with the Exxon
Mobil Bislett Games. Comprised of six meets, the Golden League is a series
of the most prestigious track and field competitions featuring some of the
world's top performers. The Golden League features a $1 Million jackpot
for an athlete who can win their event at all six competitions.
Date Event Time
August 25 World Championships 2pm
August 26 World Championships 3pm
September 1 World Championships 3pm
September 2 World Championships 3pm
September 8 Zurich Weltklasse 1:30pm
*Eastern Standard times, check local listings.
Masters Track and Field Survey
This survey is not a CMAA initiative but it has been endorsed by the
The Coaching Symposium is an annual event held in conjunction with the
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference. Its main objectives are
to present current research on coaching and coach education, to create a
network of Canadian researchers interested in this field and to strengthen
the linkages among researchers and practitioners.
We wish to present a research paper on coaching and masters athletes at
the next conference, which is being held in Nova Scotia in October 2007.
To this end, we have designed a survey which we are asking you to complete
and submit to us. For our research to be valid, we need a fairly large
representational sample of masters athletes. Your individual responses
will be confidential and anonymous, as all data will be merged in the
report. A large part of our analysis will be concerned with the
percentages of athletes who responded in a certain way and whether those
percentages are significant. The survey, for the most part simply asks you
to check off a response to a number of questions. It should take only a
few minutes to complete. We ask you to please complete the survey for our
We are both masters age athletes who have competed in race walking and
are now coaching walkers and distance runners.
You have the option of completing the survey by opening the file,
filling in your responses and emailing it back to us or you can print it,
complete it and mail it back via Canada Post.
The survey: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/masters_survey.doc
Thanking you in advance for your participation.
383 Ellerslie Ave.
CLOSING DATE FOR TUE APPLICATIONS IS 14 AUGUST 2007
Chairman of the WMA Medical and Anti-Doping Committee Stan Perkins has
advised that the last date for receipt of Therapeutic Use Exemption
Applications is the 14 August, 2007, 21 days before the start of
competition in the WMA Stadia Championships in Riccione, Italy.
Athletes are encouraged to submit their applications as early as
possible to avoid a last minute rush that may delay the assessment of
Perkins also reminded athletes that it was strongly recommended that
they discuss their medications/treatments with their medical service
provider and determine if there was an alternate treatment available that
was not on the IAAF/WADA banned list of medications. Many athletes have
found that there are approved alternate medications available to them and
additionally, some athletes have found that they can temporarily suspend
their medication to allow them to compete in the championships without
impacting upon their health situation.
It should be noted by all athletes that random doping testing will take
place during the championships.
Medical and Anti-Doping Committee
Run Jump Throw!
Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events
Cost: FREE (entry admission to the PNE grounds may be required)
Date: Sunday August 19th, 2007
Location: the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver
Date: Friday August 31st, 2007
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
RJT Instructor Workshop
Cost: $220 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: August 14, 15, 2007
Times: 8:30 – 4:30
Location: Queensborough Community Centre
Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_rjt_aug14.pdf
To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of
workshop via email, please email Jessica at email@example.com.
RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers
Cost: $125 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: Oct. 20th, 2007
Times: TBC (totals 8 hours)
Location: TBD – various: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley
Specific details will be posted soon.
To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of
workshop via email, please email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the
province, please visit our RJT web page at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available
- Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
- Fee Schedule for Workshops
- Registration forms for hosting a Workshop
Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
Athletics - Run Jump Throw
(Elementary Schools - any or all grades Monday to Friday)
Teachers RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop(s)
(Elementary teachers - School or District Pro D)
Track and Field Athlete/Coach Development sessions
(High Schools- teachers and students grades 8-12)
Coaching Certification Workshops
(Club and High School coaches, parent volunteer coaches, youth leaders)
For complete descriptions of these programs, the services they provide,
and how to get involved, visit our website at http://www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS
Plan ahead! The Officials AGM will be held on October 28, in
Abbotsford, at Madison’s restaurant. Details to follow.
And speaking of the AGM, those in attendance last fall were treated to
a power point presentation, created by our own April Arsene, of “the
season in review”, full of photos of officials in action. She has agreed
to do another production, but will need you to send photos to her at email@example.com.
When did you begin officiating? Please send your start year (or
as close as you can remember) along with your BCA number to Kathy
Terlicher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Official Committee is honouring long time officials with
recognition at 25 years, and then for each five year span after that. But
they need your statistics to compile this history.
New (to us) Officials! A hearty "Welcome to British Columbia"
goes out to two officials; we are fortunate to have them re-locating to
our province, and look forward to seeing them at events this season.
Peter Hesketh is moving from Alberta to White Rock. He is very welcome,
and look at the talents: Vertical Jumps 5 and Throws Referee 3. Peter will
be in his new home at the end of May, and is already volunteering for
And Peter Francis (newly promoted to Horizontal Jumps 5,
congratulations) is moving from Manitoba to "somewhere near
Victoria" in the near future.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
Assistant Coach, Track & Field
School of Kinesiology and Health Science
York University, Canada's third largest university, is seeking a highly
energetic, organized and motivated individual to perform a dual role in
the area of track and field.
Under the direction of the Head Coach Track & Field, this position
coordinates administrative aspects of York University’s Interuniversity
Sport Track and Field team (including cross country); manages all aspects
of the York University Track & Field Development Club; and serves as
an assistant coach in one or more events.
Responsibilities and job qualifications (see below) are summarized on
York University’s job posting website: http://webapps.yorku.ca/nonacademicpostings/
This two-year contract commences September 04, 2007. The salary for
this position is $54,000-$61,000 per year. All applications should include
a resume and cover letter. The preferred method for submitting application
packages is by email at: email@example.com.
If you are unable to apply by email, you may apply by fax to 416-736-5566.
All applications should quote Job Posting No. 5519 and must be received
by the posted deadline date August 17, 2007. We thank all applicants for
their interest; please note that only those under consideration will be
The University also offers comprehensive benefits, and access to superb
educational and recreational facilities.
For more information, please contact Deirdre Cappelli, Personnel
Coordinator, with the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, at (416)
736-2100 ext. 33169 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
September 24 - 26, 2007
Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia
Tom Johnson, Swimming Canada, Head Coach
Holding one of the most impressive coaching records in Canadian
swimming, Tom Johnson of Vancouver, BC has been named to Canada's coaching
staff at seven Olympic Games, nine world championships and eight
Commonwealth Games. Nationally his clubs have won 15 overall national team
titles and 21 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Crowns (12 for men and nine
for women). Currently, Tom is the coach of World Champion Brent Hayden. At
the 2007 SPIN Summit, Tom will speak about Building a World Champion.
Don't miss your chance to hear Tom and many other great leaders speak
about the latest innovations in their field! Check out the 2007 conference
Register now at www.spinsummit.com
to attend this unique Canadian conference and please spread the word to
other colleagues who may be interested.
See you in Vancouver in September,
Gordon Sleivert, PhD
SPIN Summit Chair
Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching
JULY 2007 FEATURE
Developing Female Leadership in the Canadian Sport System:
Recommendations for High-Level Sport Organizations
Few would disagree with the contention that women’s leadership
differs from that of men. Difference, of course, does not imply
inferiority. Difference can be, and often is, positive. But because there
are precious few examples of women leaders within the context of Canadian
sport, there is, consequently, little opportunity to put women’s
leadership to the test. Yes, of course, there are some exemplary role
models. But a close examination of the administration, boards of
directors, and committees of sport organizations reveals a lingering
leadership imbalance, particularly when one factors in the recent
outstanding, dominating performances of Canada’s women athletes and
coaches on that great testing ground, the world stage.
New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics
Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at www.athleticscoaching.ca
either through the "Sport Science Articles" link on the main
page or through the sport science page. You can also access the articles
listed above through the weekly "Top Stories" link.
REMINDERS and Quick Links
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC Press Releases
To find ASRA News such as Press Releases, Employment Opportunities and
Important Reminders, visit www.asra.ca
PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is
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
Management/ Risk Management Main.asp
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.