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ISSUE #24-2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email: jolfert@bcathletics.org

Highlights from this issue:

  • BCA Employment Opportunity – BCA Admin Assistant and RJT Administrator
  • Hero in You Speaker Series – BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Employment Opportunity – National Event Group Coaches
  • Athletics Canada names 2008 Paralympic Games Team
  • 2008 World Junior Track and Field Team Announced
  • BC Athletes set for Canadian Track Championships
  • Olympic Standards at PacifiCanada Series 2008
  • USOC Olympic Coach E-magazine – Summer 2008

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

Employment Opportunity

BC Athletics Administrative Assistant (½ time)
And
Run Jump Throw Program Administrator (½ time)

BC Athletics invites applications for the full time position of Administrative Assistant/Program Administrator. This is one position that will have responsibilities for the Run Jump Throw Program and other administrative responsibilities associated with the ongoing delivery of BC Athletics Programs and Services. This individual must be well organized and have the ability to deal with various details associated with these programs and services.

A detailed job description is available at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/job_adminasst.pdf 

Qualifications and Experience:

This is a full time position located at the BC Athletics office in Richmond. The salary for this position is commensurate with your experience and training. The current salary range for this position is $30,000 to $36,000 per annum plus benefits. The anticipated starting date is Tuesday, Aug 4, 2008.

BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

Applicants are invited to submit their applications by Friday, July 11, 2008 and should include: A covering letter; your resume; and at least 3 references. Mail, fax or Email applications to: BC Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 Fax: (604) 737-3171 Email: bcathletics@bcathletics.org

Hero in You Speaker Series

Every Wednesday at 1pm from July 9, 2008 to August 27, 2008 as well as September 14 and 21, 2008

The Hero in You Speaker Series is a unique opportunity to meet some of BC’s greatest sports hero’s in an intimate setting at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Every Wednesday this summer, different Hall of Fame inductees will present their unique stories to the public. Visitors will have the chance for autographs, questions and pictures with inductees. Speakers include: media legend Steve Armitage; boxer and Olympic bronze medalist Dale Walters; BC Lions great Al Wilson; Wheelchair Basketball Olympic gold medalist Marni Abbott; Canada’s greatest rugby player Gareth Rees and many other inductees. A full list of speakers and more information about the program can be found at www.bcsportshalloffame.com.  Drop in visitors are welcome, as are group bookings for groups of 10 or more.

BC Sports Hall of Fame

Gate ‘A’ – BC Place, Robson and Beatty
Open 10am to 5pm seven days a week
$10 Adults
$8 Youth, Seniors and Students
$25 Family of Four
$5 Groups of 10 or more

For more information or bookings please call 604 687 5520

EVENT DIRECTORS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!

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 sam.collier@bcathletics.org

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 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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/apprenticecoach08.pdf 

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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcaequiprental.pdf 

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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bca_injuryaccidentreport.pdf 

**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

Athletics Canada Employment Opportunity - National Event Group Coach

Four positions: Sprint & Hurdles, Distance (middle & long distance), Throws, Jumps (& Combined Events)

Athletics Canada (AC) is the National Sport Organization for Athletics in Canada. Its purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level and to provide leadership in developmental athletics. Athletics Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating under a Board of Directors elected by provincial/territorial members.

The National Event Group Coach is a full-time position encompassing responsibilities to lead, coach, administers and coordinates the activities of the event group in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives set by the Association in alignment with the overall Athletics Canada integrated (Olympic & Paralympic programs) Strategic Plan. All four National Event Group Coaches will report to the Head Coach of Athletics Canada.

Please note that the Sprint & Hurdles position will be based at the University of Toronto. The other three positions’ location is flexible.

Responsibilities of these positions include:

The ideal candidate has:

Salary for these positions will commensurate with experience.

Applications with salary expectations should be sent in confidence by September 15, 2008 to:

Athletics Canada
Suite B1-110 2445 St-Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario.K1G 6C3
Attention: Diane Gagné, Director of Finance, dgagne@athletics.ca 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes Employment Equity. These positions are financially supported by Sport Canada and the Road to Excellence.

For a complete job description please visit http://athletics.ca/files///JOB%20DESCRIPTION%20EVENT
%20GROUP%20COACH%20_JUNE%2008%20FINAL_.PDF
 

Athletics Canada names 2008 Paralympics Games Team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the names of the athletes who will compete at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China. The Paralympic Games begin September 6 with the athletics schedule kicking off September 8 and concluding September 17.

Head Coach Bruce Pirnie sees great potential from the team. “Led by Chantal Petitclerc, arguably the world’s greatest wheelchair racer, the 2008 athletics Paralympic team is a strong blend of veteran athletes representing all disability groups. Twelve of the 26 athletes nominated by Athletics Canada have performances that rank them in the top 3 in the World for their event. Although we have fewer athletes than 4 years ago in Athens, we know that our core group remains very competitive.” Pirnie is confident the team’s experience will be a great asset, “The leadership of veterans such as Chantal Petitclerc, Diane Roy, Jason Dunkerley and many other s with Paralympic Games experience creates an atmosphere of excellence that makes us a contender every time we’re on the track or in the field.”

Chantal Petitclerc of Montréal will be making it her 5th Paralympic Games appearance looking to improve on her total of 16 medals. She is one of the world’s most decorated athletes holding two world records in the T54 wheelchair along with numerous Canadian records and titles.

The team will depend on a group of core veterans but it will also count some notable first-time Paralympians who should find themselves in the mix for a podium finish. Michelle Stilwell from Nanoose Bay, BC burst onto the scene in 2007 with four gold medals in the T52 category at the IWAS World Championships in Taiwan. She’s followed that up by setting two World records so far this season in the 100 and 200 metres.

Athletics Canada’s 2008 Paralympic Games team –

www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=572 

Athletics Canada announces 2008 World Junior Championships team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the 2008 World Junior Championships team which will compete in Bydgoszcz, Poland, July 8 to the 13.

Hugh Conlin, World Juniors Head Coach, is excited about the talent and depth which will represent Canada. “The coaching staff is pleased with the large number of athletes who qualified for the team, 34 athletes achieved the standard which was based on being top 16 in the world. This is indicative of the depth of talent currently among the junior ranks.” Conlin adds,” I am looking forward to seeing these athletes in action against the best in the world and we expect strong results in terms of podium and top 8 performances.”

The IAAF World Junior Championships are held every two years, they were last held in 2006 in Beijing, China. The team came away from those championships with two silver medals. Justyn Warner captured silver in the men’s 100 metres while Edmonton’s Brian Barnett finished second in the men’s 200 metres. The next World Athletics Junior Championships (2010) will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Athletics Canada is proud to announce that athletes who step on the podium in Poland will have their portion of the costs associated with this partially self funded national team completely refunded. Athletes who place top 8 will earn the right to recover half of their costs. “Athletics Canada is extremely excited to be taking another step toward reducing the cost of partially self-funded national teams while recognizing the importance of Branch and Club contributions to the high performance development of the sport. Last year we increased our investment in partially self-funded teams as money was raised for them through the Spikes and Clubs golf tournament and TransCanada Run with the Champions 10km road race”, said Joanne Mortimore, Chief Executive Officer. Mortimore adds, “This announcement is another step in the right direction and lines up perfectly with our high performance accountability model.”

2008 World Junior Athletics Championships team – BC Athletes and Staff

Name                  Event      Hometown           Club
Evan Dunfee           10000m RW  Richmond, BC       Kajaks
Chantelle Groenewoud  3000m SC   Vancouver, BC      Norwesters
Laura Macauley        Javelin    Port Alberni, BC   Alberni Valley Track
Holly Parent          High jump  Victoria, BC       Victoria Track & Field
Jessica Smith         800m       Vancouver, BC      Norwesters
Shawn Swartz          High jump  Port Coquitlam, BC Coquitlam Cheetahs
 
Staff                 Position                     Hometown
Markus Bill           Team Manager                 Vancouver, BC 
Mike Murray           Sprints/hurdles coach        Surrey, BC
Greg Peters           Jumps/combined events coach  Smithers, BC
Nadine Nembhard       Physiotherapist              Vancouver, BC
Kim Mark-Goldsworthy  Massage Therapist            Victoria, BC

For full team visit - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=567 

Employment Opportunity Director/ Head Coach – Para-Athletics

The Director/Head Coach – Para-Athletic Programs (DHC-P) is a full-time position encompassing responsibilities to direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the Para-Athletics Programs unit in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives set by the Association in alignment with the overall Athletics Canada Strategic Plan. The Director/Head Coach – Para-Athletic Programs (DHC-P) will report to the Chief High Performance Officer (CHPO) of Athletics Canada.

The position is located in the Athletics Canada Head office in Ottawa.

Salary for this position will commensurate with experience.

Applications with salary expectations should be sent in confidence by September 17, 2008 to:

Athletics Canada
Suite B1-110 2445 St-Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario.K1G 6C3
Attention: Diane Gagné, Director of Finance, dgagne@athletics.ca 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes Employment Equity. This position is financially supported by Sport Canada and the Road to Excellence.

For a complete job description please visit http://athletics.ca/files///JOB%20DESCRIPTION%20
DIRECTOR%20HC%20PARA%20_ENGLISH_.PDF
 

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 nclarke@athletics.ca or 613.260.5580 ext.3309.

The Gold Standard - June 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

To view full edition: http://athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSJUNE08.PDF

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 23, 2008 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=566 
June 30, 2008 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=570 

Track & Field

BC Athletes Set for Canadian Track & Field Olympic Trials

July 3, 2008

Beijing bound Gary Reed of Victoria (2007 World Championships 800m Silver medalist) and Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops (2007 Pam Am Games Gold medalist) lead a strong team of BC athletes to the Canadian Track & Field Championships and Olympic Trials July 3 to 6 in Windsor, Ont.

“We have several other athletes who are very close to the automatic Olympic standards who we also expect to be named to the Cdn Team,” said Richard Collier, BC Team Head Coach. “They are so close and extremely focused so you can imagine the tension and atmosphere that will surround their events in Windsor. It should be quite the show,” he concluded.

Those athletes include Ruky Abdulai, SFU/Valley Royal’s Long Jumper who needs one more 6.72 m jump plus a top 4 finisher in the Trials to be automatic otherwise it’s hoping for selection under the Rising Star category. 2007 Cdn High Jump Champion Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay and the Valley Royals T&F Club in Abbotsford faces a similar situation with needing a jump of 2.30 m plus a top 4 placing to secure a birth on the Cdn Team.

Competition begins Thursday, July 3 and continues through to Sunday, July 6.

See the following links for:

Results see: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=247 

Television Coverage: CBC nationwide Saturday July 19th beginning at 1pm EST

2008 BC Senior Track & Field Team

NAME                  CLUB                   HOMETOWN       EVENT(S)
Abdulai, Ruky         Valley Royals          Coquitlam      LJ
Armstrong, Dylan      Kamloops Track         Kamloops       SP
Cummins, Diane        Unattached             Anmore         800m
Dockendorf, Carly     Unattached             Port Moody     PV
Gleadle, Liz          Vancouver Thunderbirds Vancouver      JT
Gomez, Inaki          Racewalk West          Vancouver      20kmRW
Howard, Julia         Royals                 Burnaby        800m
Johnstone, Rebecca    Valley Royals          Bowen Island   800m
Kennelly, Bevin       Unattached             Prince George  3000mSC
Kiauka, Eric          Prairie Inn Harriers   Victoria       3000mSC
Lowe, Christine       Coquitlam Cheetahs     Coquitlam      400mH
MacGregor, Meredith   Valley Royals          Surrey         3000mSC
Mallie, Daniel        Pacific Athletics      Delta          1500m
Marpole-Bird, Justin  Unattached             Vancouver      1500m
Martinson, Geoffrey   Prince George Track    Prince George  1500m
Mason, Michael        Valley Royals          Nanoose Bay    HJ
Mensah, Yvonne        Unattached             Surrey         400mH
Miller, Natasha       Valley Royals          Abbotsford     HJ
Nettey, Christabel    Kajaks                 Surrey         LJ
Nielsen, Kyle         Coquitlam Cheetahs     Langley        JT
Pighin, Brooke        Coquitlam Cheetahs     Port Alberni   JT
Reed, Gary            Pacific Athletics      Victoria       800m
Richard, Claudia      Vancouver Thunderbirds West Vancouver 400mH
Smith, Crystal        Unattached             Creston	     Hammer 
Tolton, Vicki         Track 5450             Smithers       400m
Vandervliet, Megann   Kamloops Track         Kamloops       HT, DT
Vaughan, Jarid        Coquitlam Cheetahs     Langley        100m, 200m
Wells, Graeme         Kajaks                 Surrey         1500m
Zelinka, Deanna       Kamloops Track         Kamloops       JT

Canada Games Age Eligible Development Group

Boss, Traci           Coquitlam Cheetahs     Port Coquitlam 400 Hurdles
Culley, Mitchell      Valley Royals          Coquitlam      800m
Gustavson, Reid       Vancouver Thunderbirds West Vancouver Decathlon
Kane, Brianna         Valley Royals          Roberts Creek  400m
Lim, Kevin            Kajaks                 N. Vancouver   200m, 400m
Little, Paul          Vancouver Thunderbirds Vancouver      HJ

Team Staff

Collier, Richard      Richmond Kajaks         Richmond      Throws Coach
Dickson, Tom          Valley Royals/SFU       Burnaby       Sprints/Hurdles Coach
Dragomir, Gerry       Race Walk West          Vancouver     Distance/Walks Coach
Primeau, Laurier      Vancouver Thunderbirds  Burnaby       Combined Events Coach
Voloshin, Elena       NorWesters T&F Club     Vancouver     Jumps Coach
Tighe, Jerry          Hershey Harriers        Vancouver     Manager
Wright, Thelma        Unattached              Vancouver     Assistant Manager

CLUB FUNDED ATHLETES/COACHES

Blaschuk, Larry       Thunderbirds Coach      Vancouver     Jumps Coach 
Bondarchuk, Anatoly   Kamloops T&F Club       Kamloops      Throws Coach 
Johns, Adelle         Vancouver Thunderbirds  Richmond      Heptathlon
Sprenkels, Tiffany    Unattached              Squamish      LJ, TJ

Canadian athletes take several steps closer to the Beijing Olympics at PacifiCanada Series 2008

Canadian athletes took several steps closer to the Beijing Olympics when 16 marks set during the PacifiCanada Track and Field Series exceeded the tough standards

Gary Reed of Kamloops, the Silver Medalist in the 2007 World Championship in the 800m showed his consistency by getting the A+ standard twice in 3 days. He won in Victoria and with one days rest improved on his time by winning again at the Jerome Classic.

Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, the new Canadian record holder in the shot put tossed over 20 meters in the same meets. Both are preparing for the qualifying rounds and the finals scheduled in Beijing this August.

Ontario's Taylor Milne shocked the Canadian scene with his 3 and a half second personal best while Kevin Sullivan, Kurt Benninger and Nathan Brannen all got B standards in the 1500m. This sets up a terrific battle for the 3 Olympic team berths up for grabs at the Final Olympic Trials in Windsor July 3 to 6.

Scott Russell reinforced his dominance in the javelin with both an A+ and B standard in Richmond and Victoria.

Priscilla Lopes Schleip who trains in Nebraska hurdled twice in the PacifiCanada Series at the A standard to lead our strong hurdle crew. Angela Whyte and Perdita Felicien must come up with the tough standards before or during the trials as both have struggled with injuries this spring.

Brian Barnett of Edmonton continued to dominate the sprints in the west as he got both a A and B standard in the 200m and 100m. He will face Jared Connaughton of PEI in the trials in the sprints and may well be team mates on Canada's 4x100m relay team.

The PacifiCanada Series 2008 - Richmond June 15 (R), Abbotsford June 17 (A), Victoria June 19 (V) Burnaby June 21 (B)

16 Olympic qualifying marks were achieved during the 2008 PacifiCanada Track and Field Series

A+ Olympic Standard

2 x Gary Reed 1:45.44 (A) + 1:45.66 (V)
Taylor Milne 3:36.00 (B)
2 x Dylan Armstrong 20.56 (B) + 20.47 (V)
Scott Russell 83.20 (R)

A Olympic Standard

Brian Barnett 20.56 (0.0) (R)
2 x Priscilla Lopes Schleip 12.86 (+0.4) (B) + 12.90 (+0.7) (V)

B Olympic Standard

Scott Russell 78.90 (V)
Carline Muir 51.77 (B)
Sultanna Frizell 67.99 (R)
Brian Barnett 10.28 (+0.8) (R)
Kevin Sullivan 3:38.40 (B)
Kurt Benninger 3:38.54 (B)
Nathan Brannen 3:38.70 (B)

2008 BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships

Host by the Nanaimo T&F Club and The Vancouver Island Athletic Association

Entry Package and Related Meet Information – see: www.nanaimotrackandfield.com/meets.html 

BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree 2008

Midget 15, Youth (16/17), Junior (18/19) & Senior 20+

July 11 – 13

Hosted by the Kamloops Track & Field Club

Championships Meet Package: www.kamloopstrackandfield.ca/documents/2008%20
BC%20Athletics%20Jamboree%20-%20Meet%20Package.pdf
 

Championships Schedule: www.kamloopstrackandfield.ca/documents/BC%20
Athletics%20Jamboree%20schedule%20_June%2010th_.pdf
 

Revised BC Summer Games Schedule

Please note that the draft schedule for the 2008 BC Summer Games has been revised.
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcsg08_sched.pdf 

Zone Trials Schedules: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcsg08_trials.pdf 

Zone Rep contact list: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcsg08_zonereps.pdf 

Throwing Implement Technical Specifications

With reference to the BC Athletics Technical Standards for Throwing Implements found on the BCA website page: www.bcathletics.org/main/techspecs.htm#throws 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.

Road Running

Great Times had at the North Shore Credit Union Longest Day Road Race

Ryan Hayden ran a course record of 14:53 to take the 5K Open, followed by Oliver Utting in 15:09 and Graeme Wilson in 15:37. Kristina Rody also set a course record in winning the women’s 5K title in 17:17, ahead of Nancy Tinari in 17:30, and Zofia Brown in 17:43. Neil Young took the 10K title in 34:14 missing Stan Jang’s record of 33.48, but Suzanne Chandler made it 3 records on the night with a 38:09 clocking.

Legion Twilight Shuffle 5K – Chemainus

Dave Jackson and Cheryl Murphy were the top male and female finishers overall, and Robbie Cracknell was the top junior at the 24th annual Legion Twilight Shuffle 5K in Chemainus, a newly-sanctioned BC Athletics event. Dave's winning time was 15:09 and Cheryl finished 16th overall of the 536 finishers in 17:06. Robbie, just back for a few months from his athletics running scholarship in Southern California, topped the under-19 division in 17:41, good for a 27 second victory over Thomas Marrs. The course was 4.83 kilometres according to many foot pods and GPS units worn by the runners. The 536 finishers this year was up 80 from last year's total of 456 when it was a 4 mile (6.5K) course. The top masters were Neil Holm, of Courtenay, in 15:52 and Shawnigan Lake's Nancy Baxendale in 17:45.

Chip's Not Dead Yet attracts a big crowd

It was an uphill battle indeed! On a sunny Friday afternoon, almost 2,000 people converged to the corner of Alma and 10th Avenue to participate in the Chip's Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile. In addition to the elite timed run with a winning purse of $20,000, the event included waves of other themed races including Rock Star, Pimped Out, Super Heroes Half Mile, Bahamas Bridal Dash, and Underwear Dash.

The $20,000 first prize went to Kenyan Haron Lagat who had recently run a sub-4 minute mile on the track, and recorded a time of 4:43.7 for this mile with a 49m elevation gain. According to race publicist, Pamela Groberman, Lagat donated $1,000 to B.C. Children’s Hospital and will use the $19,000 remaining to buy his mom a house in Kenya. Michael Kerrigan of the US finished second in 4:48.0, with Richmond's Ryan Hayden third in 5:07.5. Rachel Ruus was first female in 6:19.1.

Macharia and Jepkosgei cruise to victory at 10th Anniversary Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

Moses Macharia cruised to a comfortable victory ahead of compatriot Josephat Ongeri, while 24-year old Florence Jepkosgei had an even easier time of things in taking the women's title more than 3 minutes ahead of Calgary's Lisa Harvey. Conditions were good for running, with overcast skies and a temperature of 12°C at the 07:00 start although some stiff breezes and humidity mitigated against really-fast times. A record 4,220 participants took part in this 10th Anniversary edition, from 7 Canadian provinces, 38 American states, and 24 different countries. Another 500 took part in the accompanying 5km fun run, helping to raise $200,000 for 10 local charities.

Macharia and Ongeri took charge from the start, going through the first kilometre in 3:04, with Toronto's Danny Kassap being the only other athlete to hang onto them. Ongeri made a move between 4-5km, and from there Macharia and Ongeri matched strides through 9k. Turning onto Marine Drive for the precipitous downhill to Spanish Banks, Ongeri threw in a 2:44 kilometre, to pass 10k in 30:24 at the bottom of the hill. Macharia stayed close, looking very comfortable, and then pressed his case on the short, sharp rise from Jericho Beach up to West 4th. Ongeri struggled on the incline, and by 12km he was 20m down — a gap he was never able to close. Macharia passed 15km in 45:51, taking the occasional glance back, as he cruised past Kits Beach, over the Burrard Bridge, and down Pacific Avenue to the finish line in Vancouver's world-famous Stanley Park in 1:04:50. Ongeri finished 25 seconds back, and Danny Kassap held onto third, and first Canadian resident, in a disappointing 1:07:26, with Jim Finlayson first local in 1:07:50.

Florence Jepkosgei was never challenged in the women's race, leading from start to finish in 1:14:04. The second-youngest of 9 children from Eldoret, she was pleased to have an easy win for her 10th and final outing of her Spring season in North America, before returning home on Wednesday. The $1500 she takes with her from Vancouver, will go towards school fees for her sisters' children.

Behind Lisa Harvey in second (1:17:29), Ontario's Josiane Aboungono and Whistler's Kristina Rody had a great see-saw battle with Aboungono finally prevailing by just 4 seconds in 1:20:27. British Columbia has always had a very strong Masters running scene. Coquitlam's Nancy Tinari, at 49 years of age, placed fifth overall in 1:21:03, while on the men's side Louis Philippe Garnier of Montreal, fought off a West coast pack for the victory in 1:13:08.

Results Round-Up

Highland Ridge Run 5K – Prince George

1. Sam Lazar, 19:34
1. Margaret Jones-Bricker, 20:16

Highland Ridge Run 10K – Prince George

1. Nicholas Bartell, 38:34
1. Jacqui Benson, 41:21

HBC Run for Canada - Vancouver

1. Jerry Ziak, 32:30
2. Richard Mosley, 33:43
3. Mark Bomba, 33:44
1. Nancy Tinari, 36:35
2. Kristina Rody, 36:53
3. Rachel Ruus, 37:11

HBC Run for Canada – Victoria

1. Simon Whitfield, 30:45
2. Todd Howard, 31:25
3. Jim Finlayson, 31:56
1. Cheryl Murphy, 35:46
2. Nancy Baxendale, 38:13
3. Catrin Jones, 38:32

Sidney Days 5K – Sidney

1. Jordan Rapp, 16:06
1. Laura Fluit, 20:47

Sechelt Canada Day Mile – Sechelt

1. Neil Holm, 4:54.2
1. Lexa Pomfret, 6:54.0

In the News

Lucy Smith, Running for Joy: http://track.flocasts.org/articles/view/442-lucy-smith-running-for-joy 

Jon Brown Interview: http://track.flocasts.org/articles/view/454-jon-brown 

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008

WHEN

ADMINISTERED

Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rrclinic_sum08.pdf 

Coaches

USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE – Summer 2008

>>View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page: http://coaching.usolympicteam.com/coaching/kpub.nsf/v/0608 

Includes:

CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program

OTTAWA, Ontario - Service Canada is providing financial assistance for this project through the Government of Canada's Career Focus program, which offers financial support to employers and organizations to provide post-secondary graduate youth with career-related work experience in their field of study.

Through this project, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is offering subsidies of $12,000 to enable sport organizations to hire young professionals for coaching positions leading to permanent full-time employment.

The deadline for applications is July 4, 2008, for positions starting August 1, 2008.

To participate in Career Focus, participants must be:

For more information about the Coaching Internship Program, visit our website at http://coach.ca/eng/grants/internships.cfm or contact:

Michael Howard
613-235-5000, ext. 9-2375
coachinginternship@coach.ca

CABC’s member E-News - June 2008 edition

www.coaches.bc.ca/newsroom/enews/2008/Jun08/Jun08.html 

Resources

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: www.sirc.ca/newsletters/June08/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 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:

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.