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Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Highlights from this issue:
- BC Athletics office closed for regular business March 26th –
- Ed Kubek, 1940-2008
- 2008 Wheelchair Athletics Clinic – Vancouver April 12-13
- Tyler Christopher interview with TheFan590
- Level 3 Coaching Symposium – Langley April 4-6
- Assistant Press Chief application, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Due to our move, BC Athletics will be closed for regular business
Wednesday March 26th until Wednesday April 2nd.
For any urgent matter during this time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
or 604-737-3177 (until March 31st) and 604-333-3556 (as of April 1st).
Thank you very much for your patience in the matter, and we apologize
for any inconvenience.
BC Athletics is moving on March 31st!
As of April 1, 2008 the new address will be:
190B 3820 Cessna Dr.
Phone: (604) 333-3550
Fax: (604) 333-3551
Brian McCalder – President/CEO (604) 333-3552
Maurice Wilson – Technical Manager Road & Cross Country Running
Thelma Wright – Run Jump Throw Program Coordinator (604) 333-3554
Jessica Olfert – Administrative Assistant, Run Jump Throw Administrator
Track and Field Technical Manager (604) 333-3555
Ron Bunting – Coaching Education email@example.com
Sam Collier – Manager Registration and Membership Services (604)
Accounting (604) 333-3557
All email addresses will remain as they are.
December 10, 1940 – March 13, 2008
BC Athletics extends condolences to Alice Kubek and family on the
passing of Ed Kubek – husband, father, grandfather and great
grandfather. Ed was known for his love of sport, particularly rugby and
often a helping hand at Track & Field meets in Victoria. Ed lived life
to the fullest enjoying gardening, travel and boating. His greatest joy
was the time spent with his family especially his grandchildren and great
grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made
to Saanich Peninsula Hospital or the BC Cancer Society. A celebration of
Ed’s life will be held at a later date.
2008 WHEELCHAIR ATHLETICS CLINIC
Saturday April 12 & Sunday April 13, 2008
9:00am - 4:00pm
Hansworth Secondary School
1044 Handsworth Road, North Vancouver.
NEW THIS YEAR:
- One-On-One Nutrition Counselling (with Jenn Krempian)
- Hands-On Strength and Conditioning (with Steve Ramsbottom)
- On Track Mental Training Skills (with Rob Roy)
- Dartfish Analysis -Stroke and Acceleration (with Michelle Wyngaarden)
As well as…
Exercise equipment to take home, WC Race
Series Season Overview, Food and Great draw prizes!
***Don’t forget to bring rain gear, water & your helmet!***
REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00
Subsidies are available for out of town coaches/athletes as well as
subsidies for those with financial need. Please Pre-Register by April 4,
For more information or to register:
Contact James at 604-616-7106 or
BC Wheelchair Sports at 604-737-3191
(604-333-3525 After April 1, 2008)
Approved Meets for JD Awards and All Time Top 10 Listings
The following meets have been approved by the JD Committee for All Time
Top 10 listings and for JD Awards. If any Club would like to have their
meet(s) added to this list please submit the name of your meet by APRIL 1,
2008 for approval at the next JD Committee meeting. If a meet is not
approved for the above purposes an athlete will not be able to use results
obtained for awards or All Time Top 10 listings. Only sanctioned meets may
BC JD Track and Field Championships
BC JD Pentathlon Championships
BC Summer Games (even years)
BC Midget Event (BCSG alternate meet)
Trevor Craven Memorial Meet, Burnaby.
Jesse Bent Memorial, Coquitlam
Pacific Invitational, Langley
** Track City Classic, Eugene
** Classy Classic, Seattle
Jack Brow Memorial, Kelowna
Spruce Capital, Prince George
Kamloops Centennial, Kamloops
George Dean Meet, Sidney
Eagle Classic, Maple Ridge
Cougars Invitational, Courtenay
Bob Dailey Invitational, Port Alberni
Elwood Wylie Meet, Nanaimo
Dogwood Meet, Victoria
Garriock Invitational, Duncan
Nat. Legion T and F Championships
NorWesters Elementaries Meet, Burnaby.
Junior Olympics, Surrey
BC Elementary Championships, Richmond
BC Interior Championships (provisional)
Island Pentathlon and Throws Meet
** Athletes competing in US Meets must present a certified copy of meet
Point Grey Community Track Project
Phase One (the Track) has been completed and we now need to work on
phase two: the Long/triple pole vault and high jump facility.
We are looking to fund-raise the capital to cover the cost which is
approximately $37,000 dollars which includes two long jump and one pole
vault lanes and a high jump apron finished with the same quality material
as the track.
For information on how you can help out, please visit the following
Canadian Olympic Committee Calls for Applications for the 2008 Carol
Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship
VANCOUVER, February 19, 2008 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
is now accepting applications for the 2008 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership
and Sport Scholarship.
The scholarship is a national, three-year, $1,500 per year, university
award presented to one outstanding female high school graduate. The award
is named in honour of the late Carol Anne Letheren (1942-2001), former
chief executive officer of the COC.
The Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship is given to a
female student (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) presently enrolled
at a Canadian high school or CEGEP (private or public) in her graduating
year and applying to a Canadian university or college in business, sport
management, marketing, physical education or related fields. In addition
to demonstrating qualities and personal values that personify the Olympic
values, the eligible candidate will have a minimum grade average of 85% in
her final year of high school. She will also be an accomplished athlete in
high school, community or provincial level competitive sport(s). Please
note that athletes competing at the national level (junior and senior)
will be given preference.
To learn more on how to apply please visit www.olympic.ca/EN/funding/letheren_award.shtml.
Applications must be received at the COC Vancouver office by mail by 5:00
p.m. PST, April 11, 2008. Selections will be made shortly thereafter and
the successful candidate(s) will be notified by May 23, 2008.
For more information:
Canadian Olympic Committee
Phone: (416) 324-4146
Cell: (416) 806-3949
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
If you have any comments or questions please contact:
Ph: (604) 737-3177
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):
**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:
Cross Country Submission form can be found here:
Listen to Tyler Christopher interview with TheFan590
Tyler Christopher appeared on TheFan 590 on Wednesday March12th to talk
about his gold medal won in the 400 metres at the World Indoor
You can listen to the interview here: Tyler Christopher on TheFan590 - http://qml.quiettouch.com/files/radio/fan590/hotaudio/tylerchristopher-bd-20080312.mp3
Athletics Canada names Olympic Games staff
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the staff which will
accompany the athletics team to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
While Chief High Performance Officer Martin Goulet will oversee the
project, the team will be led in Beijing by Head Coach Les Gramantik.
Gramantik was an event coach in Athens at the last Olympic Games (in
2004), more recently he led the Canadian athletics team to 12 medals at
the 2007 Pan American Games, 2 medals at the 2007 World Championships and
1 medal this past weekend at the World Indoor Championships.
Athletics Canada’s Olympic Trials will take place in Windsor,
Ontario, July 3 to 6. The team will then be officially announced on the
morning of July 7.
Members from BC
Brent Fougner Event Coach Victoria, BC
Wilbour Kelsick Chiropractor Port Moody, BC
Marilou Lamy Head Therapist Vancouver, BC
Gerry Ramogida Chiropractor Aldergrove, BC
Ingrid Ruys-George Village Manager Victoria, BC
For full list of team staff visit: http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=510
The selection criteria for the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Championships is now
available on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=251.
The declaration deadline for this event is June 15th, 2008. Please note
that a new online Athlete Declaration Form will be available soon.
Selection Criteria for the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships have
been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=256.
The Gold Standard
The March edition of the Gold Standard is now available.
In this month's edition:
- Club Optimum and Club d’Athlétisme of Sherbrooke join forces
- Favourite Moment Contest
- U-23 NACAC Championships selection criteria
- World Juniors selection criteria
- 2009 World Marathon Cup project
- AC names World Indoors team
- Almost $2.5 million at stake in Valencia
- Willi Krause, 1909-2008
- Launch of www.runcanada.ca
- 2008 Annual Congress
- Paralympic Games selection criteria
- Zelinka regains Zip
- Christopher establishes new mark
- Felicien and Reed named CSA finalists
- Canadian Championship Series
- Take the Accelerade Challenge
Follow link to view complete edition:
Results from around the Track (and Field)
March 17, 2008 - http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=514
Track and Field
MASTERS WORLD RELAY RECORD
On March 11, four BC Athletics and Tri City Greyhounds track and field
club members broke the Masters indoor world record for the 4x400 metre
relay in the men's 60 year-old age group. Tony Badowski, age 65 of Port
Coquitlam, John Winfield, age 61 of Tsawwassen, Sewa Birring, age 62 of
Surrey and Harold Morioka, age 65 of Surrey, set a new indoor world record
for the 1600 metre relay race in 4:13.30. The previous record was 4:14.76
set by the USA in 2005.
None of the team members had ever run in an indoor relay race before.
For John and Sewa, it was their first ever race indoors. Tony had his
first indoor race only a month earlier, also in Kamloops. Harold has raced
indoors many times but never on a relay team. In 2003, at the World
Masters Championships, Tony and Harold ran on the Canadian M60 4x400 metre
relay team that won the gold medal in the outdoor championships in
Carolina, Puerto Rico. Their time of 4:07.74 stands as the Canadian M60
4x400 metre outdoor relay record.
The team raced in the Tournament Capital Centre, the new sports complex
in Kamloops, BC, which just won the bid to host the next World Masters
indoors track and field championships in 2010. They ran in a special
invitational race which was a preview for the Kamloops Elementary Schools
relay meet. With 600 screaming students cheering them on, the team was
able to break the indoor world record by 1.46 seconds. Originally they
were going to attempt to break this record a month earlier in Kamloops, in
the first ever indoor track and field meet to be held in British Columbia.
However due to an injury and sickness to team members, this attempt was
Kamloops then invited the team to race just prior to the elementary
students’ relays. Several Kamloops newspapers and the local television
station covered the race.
Given a second chance to break the world record, the team didn’t
disappoint the race organizers nor the very loud and supporting students.
However it wasn’t easy for the team. Tony had strained a calf muscle
preparing for this race and told his teammates he wasn’t sure if he
could finish his leg of the relay. Despite the pain he ran a great opening
leg. John ran the second leg and put the team in position for the record.
John was in Mexico a few weeks earlier and had scraped his legs when he
fell on slippery rocks at the beach. Sewa who had no sleep all night
because of hiccups wasn’t sure if he had the strength to run a strong
race. He did. His hiccups stopped on the ride up to Kamloops, only three
hours before the race. Finally Harold, who had pulled a hamstring muscle
six weeks earlier, took the baton for the final leg. With the support of
the cheering students, Harold crossed the finish line and the clock
stopped with a new Masters Indoor World Record for the M60 4x400 metres
Comox Valley Half Marathon, Courtenay
1. Jerry Ziak, 1:07:07
2. Ryan Day, 1:07:59
3. Jason Terauchi-Louttit, 1:09:00
1. Kristina Rody, 1:19:57
2. Catrin Jones, 1:25:26
3. Rachel Joyce, 1:26:43
The River's Spring Run Off 10K, Kamloops
1. Mark Bomba, 32:14
2. Paul Krochak, 33:03
3. Greg Johnson, 35:02
1. Yuliya Yastrebora, 40:07
2. Cindy Rhodes, 40:42
3. Shannon Thompson, 41:21
Divas Only 8K, Vancouver
1. Suzanne Evans, 29:26
2. Nancy Tinari, 30:37
3. Laura De Munain, 32:29
Spirit of the Marathon
Spirit of the Marathon is the first ever non-fiction feature film to
capture the drama and essence of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed
on four continents, the movie brings together a diverse cast of amateur
athletes and marathon luminaries.
As six unique stories unfold, each runner prepares for and ultimately
faces the challenge of the Chicago Marathon. More than a sports movie,
Spirit of the Marathon is an inspirational journey of perseverance and
personal triumph; a spectacle that will be embraced by runners and
Spirit of the Marathon will be showing in 52 theaters across Canada for
one night only, on April 9th at 7:00 PM, including 8 in British Columbia.
Tickets will go on sale on March 21st. To find out where the movie is
playing, and to purchase tickets, go to www.cineplex.com.
For more details about the movie, including reviews, go to www.marathonmovie.com/home.html.
ING New York City Marathon
Flight Centre Active is proud to be an Official International Travel
Partner for the ING New York City Marathon. They have 75 entry packages
available and welcome you individually or with your entire running groups.
Prices from $2,195 includes roundtrip airfare from Vancouver, airport
transfers, 3 nights accommodation at the 4-star deluxe Hilton Times
Square, guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon, souvenir
running shirt, transfers to the race start, marathon eve dinner, post-race
party, and much more.
Other city departures and non-runner packages available. Contact Jim
Silva on 1-866-352-8286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Marathon Stories
Canadian Marathon Stories is a book of 31 stories sent in from regular
Canadians all across the country. They each tell one persons story of
running their own personal marathon and how it affected them.
The 138 page book retails for $20, with $10 from each sale going to
help sponsor Canadian athletes in training for the Olympics, through the
Canadian Athletes Now fund.
It’s available from Running Room stores, or online at www.CanadianAthletesNow.ca
In the News
Cheryl Murphy is a Busy Woman: www.flocasts.org/flotrack/articles.php?id=343
Invitation to elite runners: Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run, April 6
Organizers of the Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run Half Marathon would
like to invite elite runners to the 31st edition of this event, to be held
Sunday April 6th. This is an accurately measured point to point course
from Gibsons to Sechelt with a net downhill (and some challenging uphill
in the middle to keep it interesting). Course will be certified for 2008. Men's event record is 1:09:58 (Nik
Southwell, 2004), 1:18:31 for the women (Katrina Driver, 2007, also winner
in 2006). Graeme Wilson is the defending men's champion for the past 2
Elite runners (open and masters) are invited to apply for complimentary
entry. Cash prizing totalling $1200 is offered for the top 3 overall men
and women and top masters men and women (40+), plus age group prizes from
New Balance and unique awards from a local artisan. In addition, the first
person and first woman at the 1 mile mark each win $50 cash from Gleukos.
To apply please email email@example.com
with brief bio or call 1-877-493-5163. Website is www.foolsrun.com.
BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship
The BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship will be held in
conjunction with the Running Room Shaughnessy 8K, hosted by the Lions Gate
Road Runners in Vancouver on Sunday, May 25.
Certified 8K through undulating historic residential streets of
Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale. Start and finish at Kerrisdale Arena, 41st and
East Blvd., Vancouver. Race starts at 8:30am.
Complete details, including entry options, on the event website: www.lgrr.com/shaughnessy/
Road Race Measurement Seminar
Paul Adams, an AIMS/IAAF Grade “A” Measurer, will be conducting a
Course Measurement Seminar in Port Coquitlam, BC on May 10-11.
Topics to be covered include: The general principals of measurement –
simple calculation exercises – layout of a calibration course –
introduction to the Jones Counter and mounting it on a bike – riding
techniques – bicycle calibration – measurement of a test course.
Participants will qualify as AIMS/IAAF Grade “C” Measurers.
Cost of the seminar is $50.00, plus BCA Officials membership if
applicable. Participants must provide their own bike and Jones Counter
(contact below for details).
For more information and to register, contact:
Maurice Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org,
Paul Adams email@example.com,
For more information on road race measurement in Canada, please refer
Run Jump Throw
Developed by Athletics Canada and presented by BC Athletics, RJT is the
grassroots development program for our sport. This FUNdamentals program
teaches the skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical
skill progressions for track and field events. It is designed for boys and
girls ages 6-12, has progressions for older athletes, and can be adapted
for special needs.
Upcoming Instructor Certification Workshops
RJT Instructor Workshop
Friday April 11 6-9pm
Saturday April 12 9am-5pm
Sunday April 13 9am-1pm AT APPLE BOWL
(Teachers may attend Friday and Saturday only, but are also welcome on
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club/Martin Ave CC
1434 Graham Rd.
Cost: $200 ($120 for Teachers) – 20% for BCA members
Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjt_ws_apr11.pdf
Teacher Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjt_ws_apr11teacher.pdf
LEVEL 3 COACHING SYMPOSIUM ~ Langley
April 4, 5, 6 2008
Details and registration form:
Upcoming NCCP Level 3 Theory Course – Abbotsford
PacificSport Fraser Valley will be hosting an NCCP Level 3 Theory
course in Abbotsford March 29-30 and April 19-20.
Interested participants can call 604 557 4019 for more information, or
go to www.pacificsport.com and
look at our upcoming events for both information and online registration.
CABC’s member E-News - March 2008 edition
USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Winter 2008
View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page:
NEWS FOR OFFICIALS
IAAF Handbooks are now in stock. If you are a Level 2+ official with a
2008 BC Athletics Membership, you will receive one from your Regional
Contact. Memberships must be renewed before March 31, to receive this
Read up on officials news at www.bcathletics.org/main/officials.htm.
Level 1 Officials Workshop
Tuesday April 1, 2008
Semiahmoo Secondary School Library
1785-148 Street, Surrey, B.C.
Hosted By : Ocean Athletics
Course Conductor: Sue Kydd
No Charge, all materials provided
Job / Volunteer opportunities
Assistant Press Chief Position
2008 Paralympic Summer Games
The Canadian Paralympic is seeking a highly motivated individual for
the volunteer position of Assistant Press Chief for the 2008 Paralympic
Summer Games in Beijing, China.
As the Assistant Press Chief, you will be responsible for logistical
preparations for the Communication Team during the Games, as well as the
management of one of the CPC's media offices, act as a media attaché for
designated sports and any other duties as assigned by the Press Chief.
Deadline for applications is Monday, March 31, 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a detailed
description of how your experience, knowledge and skills relate to the
qualifications listed above, and a cover letter in MS Word format to:
Beijing 2008 Press Chief
We thank all candidates who apply, but only those to be interviewed
will be contacted.
- TIME COMMITMENT: Orientation Seminar (May 2 to 4, 2008 in Toronto)
Full-time in Beijing from approximately Aug. 30 to Sept. 19, 2008
- REPORTS TO: Beijing 2008 Press Chief
- POSITION TYPE: Volunteer
For more information visit: www.paralympic.ca/page?a=228&lang=en-CA
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
BC Wheelchair Sports December Newsletter
The December 2007 issue of the BCWSA Newsletter can be viewed at:
SIRC Newsletter – March 2008
The World’s leading provider of sport information and research
Aboriginal Sport and Fitness
SIRC is pleased to be collecting articles related to Aboriginal sport
and fitness. This past year we identified over 1,200 articles related to
sport and various aboriginal topics. The most prominent subjects included
sport and social aspects, history, health, culture, games/competitions,
women and biographies.
To view the March Newsletter and links to articles visit: www.sirc.ca/newsletters/march08/index.html
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.