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ISSUE #22-2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • NACAC U23 Standards, Tracking, Declaration deadline
  • 2008 Legion Youth Athletics Championships – Technical Package and Registration
  • Revised BC Summer Games Schedule
  • 2008 BC Team Athlete declaration DUE JUNE 19th
  • Road Running Course Measurement FAQs
  • RJT to be a part of the action of the 2008 PacifiCanada Series
  • SIRC June Newsletter – Risk Management in Sport


BC Masters Committee AGM

BC Athletics Masters Committee is holding its 2008 AGM at 12:00 noon at the track at the BC Masters T&F Championships on Saturday, June 21st.


ACDirect Results Management Program and Rankings

We are using the ACDirect Results Management Program for all of our outdoor meets in 2008. Next year all provinces will use this system but for now BC is the only one. Rankings will be done through ACDirect which will be used for BC team selection, funding etc. so it is VERY important that your meet results are included.

In order for results to be uploaded to the ACD Results site you will have to set your meet up in a certain way in HyTek Meet Manager. Once you've set your meet up you will be able to download BC Athletics members information directly into your Athlete Roster so you will have everyone you need there, complete with their birth dates, BCA numbers etc. It also ensures that names are spelled correctly. After your meet you will need to create a simple export file and send it in to me and then we can upload your results.

Don't panic - it's really very easy (if Sam Collier can do it anyone can!) and Sam will get you all the information, links and assistance you need.

So before you set up the meet on HyTek contact Sam at

If your meet does not use HyTek please contact Sam and she will let you know what you need to do so we can actually use your meet results and get them in to the BC Rankings.

BC Athletics Announces the Track & Field Team Staff for 2008 and the 2009 Canada Summer Games

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the coaching and management staff for the 2008 BC Track & Field Teams (Senior, Junior and Cdn Legion Youth). A mixture of experience and emerging coaches and managers make up the staff, a staff that brings a great deal of experience, knowledge and commitment to these teams. See details at: 

BC Athletics Observer/Apprentice Coach Opportunity

BC Athletics is pleased to offer an Observer/Apprentice Coach Opportunity for the 2008 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships – July 25 – 2, Abbotsford. The following are the requirements to apply for this opportunity, the support provided by BC Athletics and responsibilities of the Observer/Apprentice Coach. See details at: 

ATTENTION: Event Directors

Equipment Rental

BC Athletics has equipment for rent for Track & Field, Cross Country Races, Road Running Events and Race Walk Competitions. For details and the equipment rental form go to the following link: 

Sport Injury / Accident Report Form

BC Athletics has posted a Sport Injury / Accident Report form that event directors should use if one is not provided by the host organization or the company/organization providing medical / first aid coverage at the event. Completing of this form at the time of the sport injury / accident at a practice or hosted event will provide the club or organization with a valuable reference of the details and first aid treatment given, should it be necessary. Note: If the First Aid Company or Organization (e.g. St. John's Ambulance; SportMed BC) have a similar form that they complete then be sure to get a copy of it for your files. The report should be retained for 3 years. This form can be found at: 

Midget 15 Years Championships

Starting with the 2008 competition year the Midget 15 Year category will be awarded medals - 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Track & Field, and Cross Country BC Championships. Ribbons will not be awarded.

**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

NACAC U23 Standards/Tracking/Declaration Deadline


NACAC has accepted Athletics Canada’s standards, therefore the standards published in the selection criteria on our website as of Feb 22, 2008 are final:


An “Athlete Tracking” list has now been posted for the NACAC U23 Championships:

Athletics Canada will aim to have this document updated twice weekly (once performances have been verified). Performances listed on this tracking must first appear on Athletics Canada’s rankings. It is the responsibility of the athlete/coach to submit eligible performances to Athletics Canada in order to be considered for selection. Please submit eligible results to and with the following information:

  1. Athlete’s name, branch of affiliation, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. Link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

You will need to have a current membership through your branch in order to be included in rankings.

Declaration Deadline – June 15, 2008

The athlete declaration deadline is approaching! Athletes are reminded that they do not need to have standard to declare. Submitting a form after the deadline once you make standard is too late!

2008 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championship

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

Please be advised that registration is now available for the Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309.

“Athlete Tracking” lists have now been posted for the IAAF World Junior Championships.

Athletics Canada will aim to have this document updated twice weekly (once performances have been verified). Performances listed on this tracking must first appear on Athletics Canada’s rankings. It is the responsibility of the athlete/coach to submit eligible performances to Athletics Canada in order to be considered for selection. Please submit eligible results to and with the following information:

  1. Athlete’s name, branch of affiliation, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. Link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

You will need to have a current membership through your branch in order to be included in rankings.

The Athlete Tracking List is available here:

World Junior Championships: 

National Track and Field Championships registration now open

Please be advised that registration for National Track and Field Championships is now available at:

Registrations – Athletic events - 

Registrations – Para-athletic events 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Clarke (613.260.5580 ext.3309).

The Gold Standard - June 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

To view full edition:

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 9, 2008 -

Track & Field

Revised BC Summer Games Schedule

Please note that the draft schedule for the 2008 BC Summer Games has been revised. 

BC Team Selection Update

Please note that performances listed on the Athlete Declaration forms must be legal performances achieved in the current 2008 outdoor season. These performances must have also been achieved within the qualifying period for the team(s) you wish to be considered for. Please refer to the Selection Criteria and Standards for each team.

The qualifying period for performances for BC Senior Team consideration has been extended to June 22, 2008, however the Athlete Declaration forms are due by June 19th, 2008.

Declarations for 15 year olds, Juvenile and Junior teams are due by July 10th, 2008.

Declaration form can be found at: 


JULY 11, 12, 13, 2008

Hosted By:

This meet is also part of the Island Track & Field Series for 2008

Meet Director: Allen Johnston -  phone: 250-756-3014

Facility: Rotary Bowl Stadium, 365, Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 27th, 2008 5:00 pm (no phone entries)

Download Registration Package here:

Qualifying for Entry to 2008 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

For BC Athletics Competitive Athlete Members
July 3 to 6 – Windsor, Ontario

BC Athletes can qualify to enter the 2008 Canadian Senior T&F Championships by:

Other important Cdn Championship information:

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics, attn: Ron Bunting, Chair, BC Athletics Track & Field Committee: Ph: (Kamloops) 250-374-1330 or Email: 

or contact Brian McCalder at the BC Athletics office at: Bus ph: 604-333-3552 or 

Revision to BC Juvenile Men's and Women's 2000mSC selection standards

Please note that the selection standard for the BC Juvenile Men 2000mSC is now 6:15 and the BC Juvenile Women 2000mSC standard is now 7:25.

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.

Accommodations: 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

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:

Cross Country / Trail Running

Results Round-Up

Scorched Sole 50K, Kelowna

1. Michael LaBelle, 4:29:43
1. Ellie Greenwood, 4:39:42

Scorched Sole 25K, Kelowna

1. Brian May, 2:04:33
1. Abbigail May, 2:19:06

Road Running

Results Round-Up

Sandcastle 10K, White Rock 

Note, this course has a net elevation drop of 7.2m/km, which is in excess of the 5 m/km accepted for ranking purposes.

1.	Ryan Hayden, 30:30
2.	Graeme Wilson, 32:07
1.	Nancy Tinari, 35:43
2.	Rachel Ruus, 35:51

Run the Ridge 10K, Maple Ridge

1.	Mark Bomba, 33:15
1.	Darbykai Standrick, 40:44

Run the Ridge 5K, Maple Ridge

1.	Nathan Wadhwani, 19:44
1.	Leah Pells, 18:09  (1st overall)

Kootenay Express 10K, Nelson

1.	Dallas Cain, 36:58
1.	Ginia Hayward, 40:59

Coalmont to Princeton 18.5K

1.	Rory Switzer, 1:08:45
1.	Tammy Craig, 1:34:02

In the News

International field expected to challenge course records at 10th Anniversary Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon: 

One Mile Runner Tours 20 North American Cities to Inspire Older Runners to Run Faster

Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Mile included as the only Canadian race in tour

David O’Meara, creator of, is traveling throughout the United States and Canada this summer to accomplish a feat he calls 20/20/20<5@45. That’s completing 20 one mile races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different North American cities, in less than 5 minutes each -- at 45 years old. With races as far reaching as Florida, British Columbia, New York, Alaska, and Hawaii, O’Meara’s mission is to inspire older athletes to run faster.

O’Meara is using Web 2.0 technology while he travels to journal, blog, and podcast about his experiences, insights and newfound friends. He welcomes visitors to pose questions to him or his personal team of experts. Addressing the topics that affect every aspiring athlete over thirty, this team of experts will help older runners understand the importance of proper biomechanics, training, nutrition, and recovery.

O’Meara, an inspirational speaker and coach, was ranked 9th in the US in 2007 for the one mile 40-44 age group with a time of 4:37 (13mph) and a personal best in 2006 at 4:24. O’Meara is sharing his training methods, performance techniques and improvement processes with running clubs and local organizations in each of the cities he visits. His inaugural race was May 10th in Tarpon Springs, FL.

The only Canadian race currently scheduled on his tour is the 6th annual Sea Cavalcade Mile on Saturday, July 26th in Gibsons, BC, hosted by Sunshine Coast Athletics, and part of the 3-day Sea Cavalcade Festival. All local runners, especially 40+ masters members, are invited to join O'Meara as he goes for his 13th sub-5:00 mile in 13 weeks. For race details and registration see

For a complete list of O'Meara's open practices, races and speaking engagements, please visit

$20,000 Winner Take All, One Mile Race

Elite entries are still invited to the Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile in Vancouver on Friday, June 20. This unique uphill mile will award $20,000 to the first person across the finish line. Second place gets the best view of some other person winning $20,000. Women will receive a head start, calculated based on their best race times, plus an adjustment to account for the uphill. Registration closes at midnight, June 15, no exceptions. 

Fontana Days Half Marathon, California

A couple of fast half marathon times were posted by Victoria runners racing in California, aided by a net elevation drop of about 2,000 feet or 29 metres per kilometre (far in excess of the 5 m/km accepted for rankings purposes). Cheryl Murphy easily won the women's race in 1:11:43, while Phil Nicholls was first master and 4th overall in 1:10:35.

HBC Run for Canada, Vancouver and Victoria, July 1

Any BCA athlete member (JD, Youth, Junior, Senior, Master or Adult Rec) entering these sanctioned events can receive their $3 member discount by submitting proof of entry to the BCA office.

Course Measurement

A new page has recently been added to the BCA website, answering some Frequently Asked Questions about Course Measurement and Certification. 

Also, congratulations to the following, who recently qualified as Grade “C” AIMS/IAAF Course Measurers:

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008



Registration form: 

Run Jump Throw

RJT to be part of PacifiCanada Series

RJT is honoured to be part of the excitement of the 2008 PacifiCanada Series. Beginning in Victoria on June 18th, there will be a RJT demonstration as a part of the Press Conference for the Victoria International Track Classic, prior to the meet June 19th. This will be followed up with another demonstration right out on the field of Swangard Stadium June 21st prior to the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International.

If your children or your children’s school would like to be a part of the action, please contact the Run Jump Throw program



Level 2 Throws Technical

June 13, 14, 15, 2008
Prince George, British Columbia

Hosted/Supported by: Prince George Track and Field Club and BC Athletics

Location: Tom Masich Stadium Prince George, BC

Date & Time:

Friday June 13, 2008
6:00pm Package Pick Up and Late Registration
6:15 – 9:00pm – Module Presentations

Saturday, June 14
9:30 am – Overview of the Day
9:30am to 5:30 pm est. - Module presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
1:00 – 5:00 – Module presentations

Sunday, June 15
9:00 to 2:00 pm Completion of Modules

Course Conductor: Ron Bunting Master Course Conductor; Level 3 Fully Certified Coach; Provincial Coach at all age Levels; BC Athletics Coaching Development Coordinator

The level two coach will be someone who has been actively coaching for two to three years and is currently working with athletes who are taking a more structured and disciplined approach to the sport. The course goes into greater depth of the four throwing events; teaching progressions, drills and fault corrections are all components of this course.

Registration form and more information: 

CABC’s member E-News - June 2008 edition 



To view the above articles and others, please visit 


SIRC Newsletter – June 2008

The World’s leading provider of sport information and research

Risk Management

Risk is a part of sport. Facilities, organizations, coaches, administrators, athletes, volunteers and officials can be directly impacted by the risk of legal issues, injury or economic downfall. Although it is impossible to avoid risk, educating yourself on risk management can minimize the impact.

SIRC is pleased to bring you the latest information and resources on Risk Management. The SIRC Seminar on June 10th will feature Dina Bell-Laroche of the True Sport Secretariat and Rachel Corbett of the Centre for Sport and Law.

To view the June 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: Management/ Risk Management Main.asp

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at