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ISSUE #17-2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • Greater Victoria Grant opportunities for girls and organizations
  • 2007 RBC Canadian T&F Championships wins CSTA Prestige Award
  • 2008 BC Summer Games information: Schedule, Zone Trials, Zone Reps
  • BC Masters Track and Field Championships information
  • Gold Standard – May Issue available
  • 2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships package available
  • Kiauka and Harvey new winners at the 19th Annual TC 10K


Grant Opportunities for Girls and Organizations

Please see the press release (on the website linked below) from KidSport Victoria and ProMOTION Plus announcing the 2008 round of Play it Forward and Proud to Play Like a Girl grants now available for application.

You can download application forms from Greater Victoria athletes, schools, recreation centres and not for profit agencies are eligible.

The application deadline for both grants is June 1, 2008.

For sport clubs or female athletes aged 10 – 18 that may be interested.

Call for Nominations, Annual PacificSport Fraser Valley Recognition Awards

PacificSport Fraser Valley seeks your nomination(s) for outstanding athletes, coaches, builders and volunteers to be recognized at its Annual General Meeting & Recognition Awards presentation on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

The nomination deadline is Friday, May 16, 2008.

The 2008 Recognition Awards nomination form, including eligibility criteria, is attached and also posted online at
Please feel free to forward this notice to your sport colleagues and contacts.

Please contact me if you have any questions or require further information.

Christine Scott, BSc
Communications Coordinator
PacificSport Fraser Valley
Tel: 604-864-4657
Fax: 604-854-4197

Harry Jerome Scholarship Award

This award is administered by BC Athletics and financed by the Vancouver Foundation. The regular competition for this award will close at 4:30pm on May 16th this year

Eligible applicants must be residents of British Columbia and matriculating students progressing to full-time post secondary study. Scholarship(s) will be awarded to individual(s) who: have demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track & Field, Road or Cross Country Running (Athletics); demonstrate financial need; have attained an acceptable academic record and; have demonstrated qualities of character and leadership.

Award amount is based on available funding from the Vancouver Foundation.

Applicants must:

  1. Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background, educational history and plans, as well as career or vocational aspirations.
  2. Provide three letters of reference, one from each of: the principal, Track & Field coach, and other appropriate sources.
  3. Submit a verified statement of marks or academic transcript.
  4. Complete and submit the application and Athletics (Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running) Achievements forms.

The award(s) will be announced by the time of the BC High School Track & Field Championships.

The award will be paid to the student's account at his/her place of study upon confirmation of registration. The award will be applied first to fees and subsequently to other appropriate educational expenses.

Applications should be addressed to:
Suite 120 - 3820 Cessna Dr
Vancouver BC V7B 0A2

Application and Achievement form can be found at:

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
Ph: (604) 333-3556 

**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:

Athletics Canada

2007 RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships winner of CSTA Prestige Award

OTTAWA – The 2007 RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships were announced winners of the 2008 CSTA Sport Event of the Year Award (budget under $250,000) at a ceremony this past weekend held in Gatineau, QC.

Hosted by the University of Windsor, the Windsor Legion Track and Field Club and the City of Windsor, the championships were held at University of Windsor Stadium from July 12 to 15. Over 900 athletes competed for Canadian titles in Athletics Canada’s first fully integrated championships, staging both para-athletics and able bodied athletes in the same competition.

The Championships also served as the selection trials for the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics which were later held in Osaka, Japan. Perdita Felicien from Pickering, ON and Gary Reed from Victoria, BC won silver in the 100 metre hurdles and 800 metres respectively. Chantal Petitclerc won gold in the 1500 metres wheelchair demonstration event.

2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field 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 or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

The 2008 Legion Coaching Academy

Please be advised that new information regarding the following event is now available:

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

Championship Qualifying Standards

Please be advised that qualifying standards for the following events are now available:

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

2008 Legion Canadian Youth Athletic Championships

Please be advised that new information regarding the following event is now available:

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

The Gold Standard - May 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

  • Canadian Half Marathon Championships Results
  • Penn Relays Results
  • 2 National Teams Announced
  • AC partners with Accelerade
  • Canadian Championships logo unveiled and ticket information released
  • RBC Championships win CSTA Award
  • AC partners with iRun magazine
  • 2008 Team 2012 Identification List
  • Trio of communities host WAD 2008
  • Ontario Para-Athletics Championships
  • Felicien named Ontario’s 2007 female athlete of the year
  • Guillaume Leblanc inducted to COC Hall of Fame
  • 2008-2009 para-athletics Carding
  • Paralympic Ambassador Team
  • Mercedes-Benz Classic set for June 14
  • Carson wins Race Weekend Athletic Scholarship
  • News from the IAAF

To view full edition:

Results from around the Track (and Field)

April 28, 2008 - 

Track & Field

2008 BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games draft schedule can be found at: 

Zone Trials Schedules: 

Zone Rep contact list: 

BC Masters Track and Field Championships

The BC Masters T&F Championships, hosted by the Semiahmoo Sunrunners, will be held at the South Surrey Track in Surrey/White Rock on June 20-22, 2008.

Race Schedule - meet starts on Friday evening, June 20th with the 5000m, H.J. and Wt.Throw and concludes on Sunday, June 22 with the 4x 400m relay.

Entry Forms are downloadable from the web site listed below.

Accomodations: The Pacific Inn in White Rock is offering a special "BC Masters " rate for the championships.

All of the above information can be found on the Semiahmoo Sunrunners website at

Gary Reed profiled by Randy Starkman of The Toronto Star

Reed runs on self-confidence; Middle-distance medal hope fuelled by belief in his ability, mom's love

The Toronto Star
Wed 30 Apr 2008
Page: S01
Section: Sports
Byline: Randy Starkman
Source: Toronto Star

Follow this link to read the article and view the video: 

Throwing Implement Technical Specifications

With reference to the BC Athletics Technical Standards for Throwing Implements found on the BCA website page: there are Technical Specification for each of the Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer and Weight Throw Implements that must be met when weighed and measured prior to competition.

Technical Specifications can be found at:

  • The IAAF – for ages 16/17 (Youth); 18/19 (Junior); 20 + (Senior/Open) See the following link: 
    Rules 188 (page 149) through Rule 193 (page 176) – shot, discus, javelin and hammer
    Rule 221 (page 188) – Indoor Shot Put
  • Masters age group – 35+ - they use many of the same weights as the age groups referenced above so those technical specifications are part of the IAAF Technical Rules, WMA Rule and the USA Track & Field Rules for Implements (for those weights not covered in the IAAF Rules)
    WMA (World Masters Athletics) – see this link for the Technical Specifications for Masters Throwing Implements - 
  • 15 years and younger – use the IAAF Technical Specifications except where they are not provided for. For those events and technical specifications please reference the USA Track & Field Rules which are found at: 
    Rule 188 (page 59) through Rule 195 (page 69)

BC Wheelchair Athletics News

Vancouver Track Nights:

Thursdays at 5:30
at Eric Hamber Track (33rd and Oak Street).
Please contact James Hustvedt if you plan to attend and need a chair.
James Hustvedt: 604-616-7106 or 
(See flyer attached)

Fraser Valley Junior Wheelchair Sports Club:

Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 at Holy Cross School (88th and 160th in Surrey).
Athletics will start off the summer and run for the duration of the program with tennis added in later in the summer.
Please contact Jackie Ehgoetz for more information and if you plan to attend.
Jackie Ehgoetz: 604-333-3525 or 
(See flyer attached)


The dates have finally been set for camps this summer. More information will be sent out soon but keep these dates in mind:

  • BCWSA Coquitlam Camp: Tuesday, August 5th to Friday, August 8th at Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam
  • BCWSA Okanagan Camp: Monday, August 11th to Friday, August 15th –Kelowna (location yet to be determined)
  • Easter Seals Camp – Shawnigan Lake – July 8th to 14th
  • Easter Seals Camp – Squamish – July 29th to August 3rd
  • For BCWSA Camps contact Jackie: 604-333-3525 or 
  • For Easter Seals Camps apply on-line at 

2008 BC Team Selection Criteria now posted

15 Year Old, Juvenile, Junior and Senior selection criteria and standards are now posted at:

Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance is also available.

Road Running

Kiauka and Harvey new winners at the 19th Annual TC 10K

Victoria’s Eric Kiauka and Calgary’s Lisa Harvey narrowly edged out their competition in some of the closest racing ever at the 19th Annual TC 10K for their first victories in near perfect conditions on Sunday morning. A new record of 8,818 participants made their way along the scenic 10-kilometre waterfront course to finish in the Inner Harbour in front of the B.C. Legislative Buildings.

A hotly contested men’s race saw the top five separated by only 11 seconds. Kiauka’s 30:31 victory denied former TC 10K champion Jim Finlayson of a second win by just five seconds. Last year’s second place male David Jackson was the next fastest Victoria runner, placing fifth behind Burnaby’s Oliver Utting (30:39) and Richmond’s Ryan Day (30:41). Jackson ran his best ever TC 10K time in 30:42.

Steve Boyd, top master (forty-plus) and sixth overall, was in the furious lead pack of eight that finished a thrilling 18 seconds apart. Boyd, the former 2000 TC 10K champion, missed out by 20 seconds on bettering the TC 10K forty-plus record he set in 2005, but said he was pleased with his result and the opportunity to see such an exciting race for the win going on just steps ahead of him.

In her debut, Harvey held off Cheryl Murphy, of Victoria, to cross the line a fraction of a second ahead. However, both women recorded an official finish time of 34:14 – matching Murphy’s 10K personal best, and surpassing her TC 10K best by one minute and 26 seconds. Victoria’s Kirsty Smith was a close third another 19 seconds back. Marilyn Arsenault was first master (forty-plus), and fifth overall, with her fastest ever TC 10K time of 35:50.

Harvey, a former Olympic track runner who recently represented Canada at the 2008 IAAF world cross-country championships in Scotland, said she has always wanted to run Victoria’s picturesque course and visit her father, Peter, who lives in Victoria, but her daughter’s birthday this weekend had prevented her in the past. “It’s all brown back in Calgary – we’ve had snow all week. I loved to run along the waterfront with so much green around,” said Harvey, 38.

Harvey’s attention on all the greenery meant she hardly noticed Murphy, also 38, coming from behind. Murphy, who was running in third until the final kilometre, made a surge to pass Smith, and then ran out of road in the final steps to overtake Harvey.

Nearly 500 youths lined up in front of the Legislative Buildings for the Thrifty Foods 1.5K Family Fun Run. Gordon Hogg, the Minister of State for ActNow BC, fired off the starting gun for the kids after he had the opportunity to address the crowd of nearly 3,000 walkers in the new ActNow BC Walking Category.

Nearly 6,000 people on 356 teams joined forces to compete in the Team Challenge categories – Island Runner Corporate Challenge, Island Farms School Teams, or Team Sales Sport Teams.

For the past 13 years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon has been an integral part of the Times Colonist 10K, having raised over $488,000. This year nearly $45,000 had been raised prior to the event, with more pledges expected to be totaled from race day contributions. Barbara Haley, Area Manager of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, was most impressed with this year’s improvement in the online donations that increased to a total of $21,000 from $6,000 in 2007.

Boston Marathon 2008

236 BC athletes completed the 112th Boston Marathon on April 21st. Top performance came from Bruce Deacon of Coquitlam, who finished 20th overall and second master in a time of 2:23:56.

Ellie Greenwood, a British citizen living in Vancouver, was the first local female finisher, in a PR of 3:07:20.

Other notable performances came from Bryan Halferty (2:35:40) and Colin Dignum (2:45:37). Four other runners finished in the top-20 of their age categories. Norma Fujikawa (3:46:42) was 5th and Agnes Benna (4:02:18) was 20th in the F6064 category, Mary Boon (5:56:19) was 10th in the F7074 category, and Wayne Crowe (2:53:23) was 20th in the M5054 category.

Results Round-Up

Kootenay Advertiser News 5K, Cranbrook

1. Herb Weller, 19:15.6
1. Emily Scheller, 19:42.2

Kootenay Advertiser News 10K, Cranbrook

1. Trev Williams, 33:12.4
1. Laura Cain, 39:59.7

In the News

Interview with Eric Kiauka: 

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008


  • 20 consecutive Wednesday nights starting May 7, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. through to September 17, 2008
  • Drop-in: on any of the above dates


  • Brockton Oval, Stanley Park


  • Runners who wish to improve their running fitness level and their performance. Each runner will train in a small group with a run leader, under the direction of the clinic professional coach, John Hill.
  • This clinic is for runners already comfortable at running 25 to 30 miles per week. Pace does not matter, whether you are a 5 minute miler or a 10 minute miler.


  • A formal interval training session every Wednesday night.
  • An optional training session once a week may be arranged with the running group (day and time to be determined by the group).
  • Personal consultation with John Hill.
  • A day-to-day training schedule.
  • Self monitoring weekly training diary.
  • An atmosphere of running fun and camaraderie (groups are not competitive but mutually supportive).


  • By B.C. Athletics (333-3550). Register by fax (333-3551), by mail, or in person.

Registration form: 

BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship (revised)

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.

Race Information

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.

Entry Information

Download the entry form and complete race information from here:  
Or enter online at: 

Entry fee is only $15.00 for BC Athletics athlete members. Add $5.00 for race day registration.

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 May 23, 2008.


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).

The Overall Champions (1st BCA Junior, Senior or Masters members, men and women), will also receive $500 prize money courtesy of Saucony.

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 8K 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 are subject to the General Criteria for Funding Support and Selection (

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, 604-737-3174; or
Paul Adams, 604-945-4604.

For more information on road race measurement in Canada, please refer to:


Upcoming Coaching ToolKits

Introduction to Field Testing Kit: 

Presented by Marc Bowles, Performance Planner for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2008
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBD
Fee: These training sessions are free of charge for PacificSport registered IPS and non-IPS coaches, University and College coaches, and community coaches.

Space is limited and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP by Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 4:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512.

Practical Session:

Facilitated by Marc Bowles, Performance Planner for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Practical sessions for coaches and their athletes are available upon request for May 16th, 2008 only. Coaches can book a 2-hour testing session which will provide them with a practical opportunity to use the Field Testing Kit and protocols with their own athletes. This session will be facilitated by CSCP Performance Planner Marc Bowles, who will also be present to help analyze and interpret the data. In order to take part in this session, you must have attended the introductory session. Each group may consist of 1 or more coaches, and up to 12 athletes.

Date: Friday, May 16th, 2008
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm (available upon request)
Location: TBD
Fee: These training sessions are free of charge for PacificSport registered IPS and non-IPS coaches, University and College coaches, and community coaches.

Introduction to Video Analysis: 

Presented by Michelle Wyngaarden, Lab Technician for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Sport Campus BC
160 -3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond BC V7B 0A2
Materials: You will need a laptop, video camera, firewire cable, and Movie Maker/iMovie installed on your laptop.
For the practical application, you will need to bring video footage.
If you do not have a certain piece of equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee: PacificSport Registered IPS coaches: Free of charge
*Non-registered IPS coaches: $40.00
Please RSVP by Friday, May 30th at 5:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512

Introduction to DartFish – Level 1: 

Presented by Michelle Wyngaarden, Lab Technician for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Friday, June 13th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 160 -3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond BC V7B 0A2
Materials: You will need a laptop, video camera, firewire cable, and DartFish software.
If you do not currently have the DartFish software program, you may download the free 30-day trial version at
For the practical application, you will need to bring video footage.
If you do not have a certain piece of equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee: PacificSport Registered IPS coaches: Free of charge
*Non-registered IPS coaches: $40.00
Please RSVP by Friday, May 30th at 5:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512

*Non-registered IPS coaches can contact Andrée-Anne LeRoy to register and will then be able to attend the session free of charge.

Space is limited to 15 spots for each session and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority registration for the Introduction to Video Analysis and Introduction to DartFish-Level 1 are presently open to IPS coaches only. Registration for non-IPS coaches will begin April 30th, thus if you would like to reserve a spot, please do so before this date.

NCCP Intro to Comp Part A - Abbotsford

PacificSport Fraser Valley will be running an Introduction to Competition Part A at the beginning of May. Even if your sport has an integrated program for coaches training, this is still a great opportunity to reinforce some of those 'coaching' basics for young or new coaches.

Course Details:

  • Location: University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Campus
  • Dates/Times: Friday, May 9 2008 6:00-9:30pm AND Saturday, May 10, 2008 9:00-4:00pm
  • Facilitators: Gord Rogers, Kate Kloos

*100% attendance and participation is required!

Registration Information: An individual registration is $75.00. If two people affiliated with the same sport registers, the cost drops to $65.00 each. If three or more people affiliated with the same sport registers, the cost will only be $50.00 each!

Please go to for more information and to register.
Feel free to contact the facilitators with any questions!!

CABC’s member E-News - March 2008 edition


View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page: 

Job / Volunteer opportunities

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




  • PEAK PERFORMANCE REQUIRES OPTIMAL SLEEP AND ALERTNESS By Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientist--Alertness Solutions
  • HEAD COACH SELF EVALUATION By Dave Shrock, Modesto Jr. College, Kyle Coffman, USOC Performance Services Intern, and Catherine Sellers, USOC Coaching
  • DEVELOPMENT OF EXPLOSIVE POWER: PLYOMETRIC TRAINING By Kimberly Sanborn, MS, CSCS, Performance Services Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Endurance Team
  • ROUTINES, RITUALS, AND PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE By Sean McCann, PhD, Performances Services Sport Psychologist Strength and Power Sportfolio)
  • THE BLOOD LACTATE RESPONSE TO EXERCISE By Krista Austin, PhD, Manager, USOC Performance Services Laboratory

To view the above articles and others, please visit 

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:

New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at 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

PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is now available.

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