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ISSUE #6-2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Call for 2009 Canada Summer Games Team BC Mission Staff
  • Call for Aboriginal Team BC Coaches, Managers
  • 6 Canadians qualified for World Indoor Championships
  • Canadian Half Marathon Championships - Technical Package available
  • IAAF World Race Walking Cup Selection Criteria
  • Canadian Olympic Athletes Video Profiles – Perdita Felicien
  • Athletics Canada Male Athlete Representative Nominations now being received

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

2009 Canada Summer Games Team BC Mission Staff Application form

The Sport and Recreation Branch in the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts is seeking volunteers from the BC sport and recreation system to serve as Team BC mission staff for the 2009 Canada Summer Games. I invite you to read the attached application form for more information. Please note that the application deadline is 2:00 pm (pacific time) on March 6, 2008.

Application form can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/csg09_staffapp.pdf 

check out the Team BC website at www.teambc.org 


Call for Aboriginal Team BC Coaches, Assistant-Coaches and Team Managers

We are currently sending out a call for volunteer staff, such as coaches, assistant coaches and managers, of Aboriginal ancestry, for the Aboriginal Team BC to compete in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in the Cowichan Valley August 3-10 2008.

If you are interested in participating in this celebration of sport and culture, or have any further questions, please visit our website www.asra.ca, or go directly to the information page (please DISREGARD the application deadline date - we are still actively recruiting for all positions).

For more information: www.asra.ca/Images/Coaches/20072008 Coach Application Process/2008 Team BC NAIG Call out for Coaches and Managers.pdf

All Applications must include:

For more information visit: www.asra.ca 


LEVEL 1 COACHING CLINIC ~ PORT ALBERNI
March 1-2, 2008

Alberni Valley Track and Field Club will be hosting a Level 1 Coaches Clinic for all of the VIAA clubs.

There will be space for up to 20 coaches to attend with Port Alberni filling their positions first as they are doing the arrangements for the clinic. This should leave a minimum of 1 coach per VIAA club able to attend. There will be no charge for this clinic for our members as the VIAA paid for the clinic as part of the Silent Auction at the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting.

Sharon Macauley will be the coordinator and will let us know the details as soon as they have been finalized.

Let Tom Dingle or Diana Hollefreund know if you have volunteers who wish to take this clinic. If your club has more than one member wishing to take the course, add them to your note and we will put them on a wait list for available positions.


LEVEL 3 COACHING SYMPOSIUM ~ Langley
March 7-9, 2008

Details and registration form will be available shortly on the BC Athletics Website - www.bcathletics.org 


Congratulations to our 2007 BCA Award Winners

For full details of award winners and their accomplishments: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcaawards07.pdf 


HOSTING OF CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2009/2010

REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT

PROJECT OVERVIEW

We currently seek suitable host organizations for the following Athletics Canada Championships events:

2009-2010 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships
2009-2010 Canadian Track and Field Championships (integrated with AWD’s)
2009-2010 Canadian Marathon Championships (including wheelchair event)
2009-2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships

LETTER OF INTENT AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of Intent to host the championship event listed above. All Letters of Intent must be submitted with the following information:

  • Championship event to be hosted;
  • Name and location of facility/event;
  • Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Meet Director;
  • Commitment in principle to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada and its corporate and funding partners in hosting and presenting all aspects of the event;
  • Summary of previous experience in hosting similar events;
  • Provincial branch endorsement;
  • Host facility endorsement (if applicable).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND ADDRESS

The Letter of Intent to advise Athletics Canada of interest in hosting any of these championships must be received by Athletics Canada no later than February 22, 2008.

Letters of Intent along with all required supporting documentation must be submitted either by mail or by e-mail to:

Ivonne Shoucair
Events and Members Services Manager
Athletics Canada
2445 St. Laurent Blvd Suite B1-110
Ottawa (Ontario) K1G 6C3
ishoucair@athletics.ca

TIMELINES

To ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare their submission and Athletics Canada has the time required to properly review the applications, the following timelines have been established;

Submission of letters of intent – by February 22, 2008
Athletics Canada to send Bid Application packages to all those having submitted a Letter of Intent to host an Athletics Canada championship - by February 29, 2008
Completed Bid Applications submitted to Athletics Canada - by March 28, 2008
Notification of successful candidates – April 30, 2008


The Saskatchewan Athletics Coaching Symposium ’08:
Insights into World Class Coaching

Regina – March 21-23

Featuring:
Gary Winckler, USA – Hurdles, coach of Perdita Felicien
Irving Schexnayder, USA – Horizontal Jumps, coach of Walter Davis and John Moffit
Wynn Gmitroski, CAN – Endurance, coach of Gary Reed

Saskatoon – March 28-30

Featuring:
Dan Pfaff, USA – Sprints, Speed and Power, former coach of Donovan Bailey, Bruny Surin, Glenroy Gilbert
Kevin Tyler, CAN – Sprints, coach of Tyler Christopher and Adam Kunkel

Full Brochure: http://saskathletics.ca/pdfs/Sask%20Athletics%20
Coaching%20Symposium%2008%20Brochure%20(final).pdf
 

Online Registration form: http://saskathletics.ca/pdfs/Sask%20Athletics%20
Online%20Registration%20Form%20(final).pdf
 


2008 Track & Field Results - ACDirect Results Management System

Beginning in 2008 all Track & Field results will be centralized through the ACDirect Results Management Systems. The document found at the link below is a draft of how the system will work and what the procedures will be. This is not a final document but will give Meet Directors and idea of how results will be handled.

With this system a national results program will be developed assisting greatly in provincial and national rankings, archiving results etc. There will be more information available in the near future and this information will be circulated as soon as the BC Athletics office receives it.

Once you have had a chance to look the draft document over please get back to the BC Athletics office with any comments you may have on the procedures.

If you have any comments or questions please contact:
Sam Collier
sam.collier@bcathletics.org
Ph: (604) 737-3177

www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/acdirect_resultsmgmtsys.pdf 


BC Athletics 2008 Club Memberships

The club membership period runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. There is a 3 month grace period provided because of the various times that clubs have for their members renew. The grace period ensures that the club's liability policy is in place as the club gets organized for the upcoming year. Club Membership applications and renewals must be received in the BC Athletics office no later than March 31st.

The forms are available at the following link (Club memberships can not be renewed through ACDirect at this time):
www.bcathletics.org/main/clubs.htm 


**IMPORTANT: 2008 Track & Field, Cross-Country Fixtures**

Please submit all 2008 Track and Field and Cross-Country Fixtures AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Track & Field Submission form can be found here:
www.bcathletics.org/main/tfcalsubmit.htm

Cross Country Submission form can be found here:
www.bcathletics.org/main/xccalsubmit.htm

Athletics Canada

6 Canadians have met standard for World Indoor Athletics Championships

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today that 6 athletes have qualified for the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Athletics with four days remaining in the qualification period. The World Indoor Championships will be held in Valencia, Spain March 7 to 9.

Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops, BC qualified in the shot put. Armstrong, who made the final at the 2007 World Championships, achieved his performance of 19.91 metres on February 2 at the Cargill Games in Winnipeg.

Mike Mason from Nanoose Bay, BC qualified in the high jump January 19 in Seattle with a jump of 2.30 metres. The jump was a personal best for Mason who is the reigning Canadian high jump champion.

Megan Metcalfe of Edmonton, AB will compete in the 3000 metres. Metcalfe qualified on January 26 crossing the line in Boston in 8:52.85. Metcalfe holds the Canadian 10km road race crown and won gold at last summer’s Pan American Games in the 5000 metres.

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep from Whitby, ON qualified in the 60 metre hurdles on February 1. Lopes, who recently got married, achieved the performance in New York at the Millrose Games with a time of 7.95 seconds.

Hilary Stellingwerff from Guelph, ON will compete in the 1500 metres. A veteran of the 2007 World Championships in the same event, Stellingwerff qualified for the team in Karlsruhe, Germany on February 10 with a time of 4:10.32. Stellingwerff is the current Canadian 1500 metres champion.

Angela Whyte from Edmonton, AB will join Lopes-Schliep at the start line in the 60 metre hurdles. Whyte, who qualified for the final at Worlds this summer, registered her performance on February 2 in Moscow, ID with a time of 7.96 seconds.

The qualification period began on January 1 and concludes on Monday February 18. The team will then be announced February 19, and depart for Spain March 1.

Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of track and field, cross-country running, road running and road racing.

-AC-


2008 Canadian Half-Marathon Championships

Please be advised that the following Event Technical and/or Registration packages are now available:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at nclarke@athletics.ca or 613.260.5580 ext.3309


IAAF World Race Walking Cup

Selection Criteria for the 2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=255


Video Profiles

The Toronto Star’s Randy Starkman is preparing a series of videos showing a side of Canada’s Olympic athletes not often seen on the road to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The first profile is on hurdler Perdita Felicien.

www.thestar.com/fpLarge/video/302837


Athletics Canada Board of Directors – Male Athlete Representative

Please be advised that the term of one (1) male athlete representative position on Athletics Canada’s Board of Directors has been completed. Nominations for a new representative are now being received.

Please contact your provincial branch (BC Athletics – jolfert@bcathletics.org) for the memo explaining the process and a nomination form.


The Gold Standard

The February edition of the Gold Standard is now available.

In this month's edition:

  • AC mourns the loss of Don Wittman
  • NACAC Cross Country Championships team
  • Beijing Tour Packages
  • AC Welcomes Jon Brown
  • Canadian Half Marathon Championships
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia - it it a real phenomena in endurance athletes?
  • Coaching - Making Dreams Possible
  • IAAF Feature - Gary Reed
  • 2007 IAAF Awards Gala
  • World records set in 2007
  • Canadian Records set in 2007
  • Canadian Para-Athletics Records set in 2007
  • Last Tribute to Jesus Ulloa-Lopez
  • Development Program Training Camp
  • Ottawa and Toronto awarded IAAF Silver Labels
  • 30,000 competitors, 28 sports, 1 Golden City

Follow link to view complete edition:
www.athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/THEGOLDSTANDARDFEB08.PDF


Results from around the Track (and Field)

February 11, 2008 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=489

Track and Field

Athletics Canada’s 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/files//NationalTeamPrograms/Events/2008/
2008WORLDINDOORCHAMPIONSHIPSSELECTIONCRITERIAFINALENGLISH.PDF
 

Since their inception, Canadians have won 21 medals at the World Indoor Championships most recently Carmen Douma-Hussar from Cambridge, ON won silver at the 2004 World Indoors in the 1500 metres. In 2003 Perdita Felicien from Pickering, ON won in the 100 metre hurdles.

2008 IAAF Indoor Permit Meetings

January 27    Russian Winter Meeting    Moscow, Russia
February 1    Millrose Games            New York, NY
February 2    Sparkassen-Cup            Stuttgart, Germany
February 9    Ciudad de Valencia        Valencia, Spain
February 10   BW-Bank Meeting           Karlsruhe, Germany
February 13   Athina 2008               Athens, Greece
February 16   Norwich Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, Great Britain
February 21   GE Galan                  Stockholm, Sweden
February 24   Flanders Indoor Gent      Gent, Belgium

Canadians will also have the chance to showcase their skills in a number of indoor events on North American soil. Notably January 25-26 in Montreal at the 13th annual McGill University Team Challenge. McGill will also play host to the CIS Championships March 6-8. The NCAA Indoor Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas March 14-15.


2008 BC SUMMER GAMES ~ ZONE 6

Once again this is a BC Summer Games year! Tom Dingle is the Zone 6 Representative and will post information about the zone trials on the pentrack.org website. The travel arrangements for the Games have changed this year and all athletes must be accompanied on the buses! This means that we will need coaches and/or chaperones from the major centres on the island and athletes will have to get to those centres on their own. So if we only select our zone coaches from Powell River, all athletes will have to travel to Powell River to be picked up for the Games. Ideally it would be great to have coaches/chaperones from Comox/Campbell River, Nanaimo/Duncan and Victoria/Sidney. We also must have a fully certified Level 2 coach serving as our head coach. If you or someone in your club is interested in joining the Games team, let Tom Dingle know. The final decision will be made at the end of the Games Trials which will be held at the Garrioch Meet in Duncan on June 7th and 8th.

Road Running

BC Athletics 2008 5K Road Running Championship

The BC Athletics 2008 5K Road Running Championship is being held in conjunction with the Penticton Lakeside Resort 5K, hosted by the Penticton Pounders on Sunday, March 9.

Race Information

The certified 5K course is flat and fast, running alongside Okanagan Lake. Race starts at 10:00am. (Remember to move your clock forward for Daylight Savings Time the night before).

Entry Information

Download the entry form and complete race information from here: www1.clubrunner.ca/CRGeneric/Data/1066/100196/HTML/2510/5kEntry.pdf 
Entry fee is only $12.00 for BC Athletics members. Add $5.00 for race day registration.

Accommodation

Stay at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, 100m from the start/finish.
Rates starting at $89/night. Call 1-800-663-9400 and ask for the 5K Rate.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. Members must be in good standing as of March 7, 2008.

Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

  • The first 3 BCA Junior members, men and women (aged 18 or 19 as of Dec 31/08).
  • The first 3 BCA Senior members, men and women (aged 20 plus as of Dec 31/08).
  • The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women (aged 35 plus as of Mar 9/08).

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

  • The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women in each of the following 8 Masters age categories:
    35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+

National 10K Championships

The BCA Senior 5K champions (men and women), will additionally be guaranteed a place on the BC Team to the Timex National Road Running Series Finale in Ottawa on October 18, 2008, provided they prove fitness by running a qualifying time in a sanctioned, certified event during the period July 1 to August 31, 2008. Qualifying times are:

          Distance          Male        Female
            5 km            15:50       18:45
            8 km            26:22       31:20
           10 km            33:30       40:00
        1/2 Marathon      1:14:05     1:28:30
          Marathon        2:36:10     3:06:40

Champions must also:

Additional Information

Contact Maurice Wilson (BC Athletics): 604-737-3174, maurice.wilson@bcathletics.org 
Or Jason Oliver (Race Director): 250-490-3334, lakeside5k@gmail.com 


Results Roundup

"First Half" Half Marathon (www.winningtime.ca/index.php?content=08fhhm)

1. Ryan Hayden, 1:06:03
2. Charles Bedley (ON), 1:07:52
3. Steve Osaduik, 1:08:31
4. Bruce Deacon, 1:09:13 (1st 40+)
5. Henrik Lofas (SWE), 1:09:41
1. Kirsty Smith, 1:16:44
2. Lisa Harvey (AB), 1:19:03
3. Lindsay McLaren (AB), 1:20:18
4. Fawn Whiting, 1:21:04
5. Joan McGrath, 1:23:10 (1st 40+)

Cedar 12K (www.raceday.ca/cedar2008.php)

1. Ian Hallam, 40:06
2. Stefan Jakobsen, 40:09
3. Nick Walker, 40:27
   Cliff Kennell, 42:06  (1st 40+)
1. Cheryl Murphy, 42:38
2. Nancy Baxendale, 47:15  (1st 40+)
3. Catrin Jones, 47:53

Starting Block 10K (www.interiorrunning.ca/)

1. Jeff Symonds, 32:25
2. Greg Johnson, 36:52
3. Taylor Lick, 37:20
   Tom Carlson, 39:36  (1st 40+)
1. Yvonne Timewell, 41:57
2. Cindy Rhodes, 43:11  (1st 40+)
3. Mandy Sellars, 44:01

In the News

An interview with 2007 BC Cross Country Champion Simon Whitfield: www.flocasts.org/flotrack/articles.php?id=303 

An interview with Rod Dixon when he was in Victoria recently: www.flocasts.org/flotrack/articles.php?id=311 


New Canadian Running Magazine Launches in February

Toronto (February 5, 2008) – Canada has an estimated one million runners, more than 500 running races, and expected sales of two million pairs of running shoes in 2008. And now, finally, Canada has its own magazine dedicated to running. Gripped Inc. launches Canadian Running Magazine, the only running magazine published in Canada and with all-Canadian content, in February.

For full article, visit:
http://canadianmags.blogspot.com/2008/02/gripped-inc-launches-all-canadian.html 

In B.C. it will be available at:

  • Frontrunners (Nanaimo, Victoria, Langford)
  • North Shore Athletics (North Vancouver, Squamish)
  • The Run Inn (Vancouver, Delta, Surrey)

Canadian Running Magazine’s website (www.runningmagazine.ca) will launch on February 15. For subscriptions, please go to www.runningmagazine.ca or call 416-927-0774. Get 6 issues delivered to your door for only $17.95.


Road Race Measurement Seminar

Paul Adams is an IAAF/AIMS Grade “A” Measurer, and has been measuring road races in BC since 1996. He really enjoys measuring road races as it gets him out on his bike, connects him with the running community and allows him to give something back to the sport he loves so much. However, he has reached a point where he does not have the desire or the time to measure all the races that he is asked to measure. Unfortunately there are very few active measurers in BC and unless we can identify and train new measurers, race organizers will be unable to find a measurer willing to measure their race for certification.

Paul is prepared to put on a seminar this spring if there are some people interested in taking on this fun and worthwhile challenge. If anyone is interested please let Paul know at ptbadams@gmail.com. He will collect the names of those interested and hopefully will be able to arrange a time that is suitable for all.

For more information on road race measurement in Canada, please refer to: www.coursemeasurement.ca.

Cross Country

BC Cross Country Championships

The 2008 BC Cross Country Championships are to be hosted jointly by Hershey Harriers and Vancouver Thunderbirds on Saturday, October 25 in Vancouver.

officials

Level 2 Officials Workshop

Nanaimo

Saturday March 8, 2008 10am to 5pm
Nanaimo and District Track and Field Club Clubhouse
close to Nanaimo District Secondary School
355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo

Course Fee: BCA Members: $20 + GST; Others $25 + GST
Instructor: Greg Bush

Registration required
Registrar: Diana Hollefreund 
(250) 658-8023
trackvictoria@shaw.ca


A Level 1 Officials Workshop is being planned for South Surrey (date TBA)

Host Club: Ocean Athletics
Location: Semiamoo Secondary

Inquiries: Sue Kydd (604) 530-8224 k&skydd@telus.net 

Job / Volunteer opportunities

WEST VANCOUVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB IS CURRENTLY SEEKING COACHES FOR:

1) A TRACK & FIELD COACH CURRENTLY TRAINING INDOORS FOR GENERAL CONDITIONING UNTIL SPRING WHEN THEY MOVE OUTDOORS TO WEST VANCOUVER SECONDARY TRACK. THE GROUP IS A MIX OF BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 9 TO 13. CURRENT DAYS AND TIMES ARE MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:00 TO 6:30 P.M. AT 21ST & INGLEWOOD (PAULINE JOHNSON SCHOOL), WEST VANCOUVER;

2) A ROAD RUNNING COACH FOR AN ENTRY LEVEL GROUP CONSISTING OF MOSTLY GIRLS AGED 9 TO 13 INTERESTED IN DISTANCE RUNNING (800M+). CURRENT DAYS AND TIMES ARE MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 4:30 TO 6:00 P.M. AT 24TH & HAYWOOD (IRWIN PARK SCHOOL – MEET THEN RUN), WEST VANCOUVER.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER OF THESE POSTINGS PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE. DAYS AND TIMES ARE NEGOTIABLE BUT MUST BE 1 ? HOURS PER SESSION. $25-$40 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS.

West Van Track & Field
604 926-5400
www.westvantrack.com
wvtfc_office@telus.net


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

Resources

Coaching Association of BC E-News – February 2008-02-07

Includes:

  • Upcoming Deadline for 2007 Coach of the Year Nominations
  • Club Survey – last chance to participate
  • Making Dreams Possible club coaching grants
  • DartFish Training Session
  • 4th International TGfU Conference
  • Book of the Month
  • Article – Psychology of Injury Management

http://coaches.bc.ca/newsroom/enews/2008/Feb08/Feb08.html 


USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Winter 2008

View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page:
http://coaching.usolympicteam.com/coaching/kpub.nsf/v/0108 


BC Wheelchair Sports December Newsletter

The December 2007 issue of the BCWSA Newsletter can be viewed at:
www.bcwheelchairsports.com/pdfs/NewNewsletter-Dec2007.pdf


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 now available.

www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/42e.shtml


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


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.