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ISSUE #13-2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Track & Field Meet Hy-Tek Set up and Results Requirements
  • Runner Safety
  • Race Expo Opportunities and Volunteers Wanted
  • Nanaimo Power of Sport Tour hosts RunJumpThrow
  • BC Athletics Member Discounts
  • 2009 IAAF Rule Book
  • Receive funding for your community to host a RunJumpThrow Workshop

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

Hope everybody enjoys the long weekend! From everyone at BC Athletics!

Track & Field Meet Hy-Tek Set up and Results Requirements

The ACDirect Results Management program will be used again this year for results and national rankings. In order to be sure that your meet's results will be accepted into the national results and rankings program the meet will need to be set up in a particular way on Hy-Tek. Once the meet is set up you will be able to download a csv file containing all current BCA members (complete with their ACDirect number, full birthdate, club affiliation and gender) into your meet. An updated csv file will then be available to you on a weekly basis. Once the meet is over the results should be forwarded to the BCA office where they will be checked to make sure all the requirements are met and then forwarded to Athletics Canada.
Please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org for instructions on meet set up and for BCA membership downloads and for questions in general.

Race Expo Opportunities and Volunteers Wanted

BC Athletics will have an information booth at a number of upcoming events. This is an opportunity for clubs and events to promote themselves at 3 of the largest events in BC, collectively drawing 85,000 participants. All events and expos attract participants of all ages, from potential Track Rascals to Masters, and are an ideal recruiting opportunity.

Individuals and clubs are needed to help staff the booth. Two and three hour shifts are available. Please contact Maurice Wilson (maurice.wilson@bcathletics.org,  604-333-3553) to volunteer your time.

Clubs and events are also invited to provide race and club information brochures.

Vancouver Sun Run
Expo at BC Place Stadium, Vancouver.
Expo hours:
Friday, April 17, 10am to 7pm
Saturday, April 19, 10am to 5pm

Times Colonist
Expo at Harbour Towers Hotel, Victoria
Expo hours:
Friday, April 24, 12 noon to 7pm
Saturday, April 25, 10am to 6pm

Vancouver Marathon
Expo at Concord Pacific Place Grounds, Vancouver
Expo hours:
Thursday, April 30, 4pm to 8pm
Friday, May 1, 11am to 8pm
Saturday, May 2, 10am to 7pm
Sunday, May 3, 7am to 3pm

Nanaimo Power of Sport Tour hosts RunJumpThrow

A RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop will be held on May 8th and 9th, 2009 in Nanaimo. May 8th will be from 5 pm to 8 pm and May 9th will be from 9 am until 2 pm. Check the RJT Website for registration information or contact Taunya Geelhoed at runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm 

2009 IAAF Rule Book

The IAAF is printing a limited number of 2009 Rule Books because of changes that will occur after Worlds. There will be a limited number of 2009 IAAF Rule Books available through the BC Athletics office. When they are available it will be announced in the BCAB.

The only reason the IAAF issued a new rule book at all was because of the update on Chapter 3 - Anti Doping. There were some minor, mainly editorial changes done in Chapter 5 - Technical Rules. The following files provided can be used by those currently in possession of a 2008 IAAF Rule Book to bring information current. A link to the 2009 IAAF Rule Book PDF posted on the IAAF website is also provided for those wishing to download Section 3 - Anti Doping:

Opportunities for communities around BC to receive grants for sports programs

Start the ball rolling on your application for grants for community sport programs

The True Sport Foundation is offering grants of $5,000 or $25,000 to support sport programs that create access and promote inclusion for children of First Nations, low income and new Canadian families. The deadline for applications is May 31. For more information and to apply, visit the True Sport website.

Communities needed to collaborate with CAAWS on new program

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is looking for ten communities to collaborate with it on the development and delivery of a physical activity program and/or sport initiative for mothers of low socioeconomic status. For more information and to apply, visit the CAAWS Mothers in Motion website.

This funding opportunity could help you bring RunJumpThrow to your community!

2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

Due to a lack of hotel/meeting space available in January and February of 2010 - the 2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting will be held on December 4, 5 & 6 2009 at the Vancouver Airport Hilton.

AGM – Hotel Accommodations – BOOK EARLY!!

Due to preparations leading up to the 2010 Olympics the Hilton Vancouver Airport is experiencing an increase in bookings for the month of December 2009. If you are planning on staying at the hotel during the AGM you are strongly advised to book your room requirements now – don’t wait until later in the year. You can reach the hotel at (604) 273-6336 and ask for the “BC Athletics” rate ($119.00).

2009 BC Athletics Club Renewals

2008 club memberships expired on March 31, 2009. Any clubs who have not renewed their 2009 BC Athletics club memberships need to do so as quickly as possible in order to make sure they are affiliated with BC Athletics and that all benefits including liability insurance coverage are in place.

www.bcathletics.org/main/clubs.htm#appform 

Present your BCA Member Card and Reap the Rewards!

BC Athletics members can now receive discounts at many businesses around the province and the list is still growing! All you need to do is show your membership card and you will receive up to 10% off in-store purchases. Some of the establishments already supporting BC Athletics members are:

Shore Runners 151 Dogwood Street Campbell River
The Run Inn 1212B 56 Avenue Delta
Runners Sole 74-1395 Hillside Drive Kamloops
Frontrunners 133 - 735 Goldstream Ave Langford
Peninsula Runners #1 - 20349 88 Ave. Langley
Frontrunners #3 - 5767 Turner Rd. Nanaimo
Forerunners 980 Marine Dr North Vancouver
North Shore Athletics #101 - 1200 Lonsdale North Vancouver
Peach City Runners 214 Main Street Penticton
The Runners' Den 239 Newport Drive Port Moody
Cool Running #5 - 1050 - 10th SW Salmon Arm
Forerunners 3504 West 4th Avenue Vancouver
Rackets N' Runners 3880 Oak Street Vancouver
The Run Inn 2236 41st Avenue West Vancouver
Frontrunners 1200 Vancouver Street Victoria
Island Runner 1576 Fairfield Road Victoria
Peninsula Runners 3659 Shelbourne Street Victoria
Peninsula Runners 1708 - 152nd Street White Rock

Stay tuned! The list keeps growing and growing!

Athlete-Coach Canada Games Development Training Camps

Schedule of Canada Games Training and Preparation Camps 

For further information please contact Ron Bunting at ronbunting@bcathletics.org.

April 11/09    BC Athletics Canada Games Provincial            Abbotsford, BC
               Training Camp                                                   
June 10-16/09  BC Athletics Canada Games Relay Camp and        Multiple locations
               Competitions (as part of the PacifiCanada Series)            
July 25-26/09  BC Athletics Canada Games Final Prep Camp       Vancouver, BC 
               and Team BC All Sport Pep Rally                            
Aug 8/09       BC Canada Games Team Prep T&F Meet              Saskatoon, SK
Aug 22-29/09   Canada Summer Games – Track & Field             Charlottetown, PEI

New NCCP Competition Development Modules Now Available! 
(Level 3 Theory no longer offered)

Upcoming course dates:

VANCOUVER – April 4-5, May 1-3
KAMLOOPS – April 23-26, May 7-10

More dates and locations to come…

Coaches - You don't want to miss this opportunity to attend these new Competition Development modules!

For a complete description of the modules and the course schedule go to the CABC website at www.coaches.bc.ca/nccp/schedule.html#CompDev 

Runner Safety 

In light of the unprovoked attack and murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry in Pacific Spirit Park, BC Athletics would like to remind all runners to be cautious, particularly when running alone and in unpopulated and poorly lit areas. The heinous actions of one individual should not prevent us from continuing to do what we enjoy. But run with awareness of potential risks, and always be alert to your surroundings. The following links recommend good practices for runner safety:

Track & Field Equipment Wanted!

Dease Lake School is looking for free or reasonably priced used track & Field equipment. Any donations would be greatly appreciated

Contact: Kristen Johnston
Tel: 250-771-4321 or 250-771-5033
Email: kjohnston@sd87.bc.ca 

2009 Event Calendars

2009 Events are posted on the website and will be updated as information is submitted.
www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm#2009 

Are you interested in Junior Development Programs?

At present the BC Athletics Junior Development Committee requires representatives to serve from Zones 6 and 7/8. There are also three "at large" positions to be filled. Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in this Committee should contact dcopping@telus.net or phone 604-929-3554 for more information.

For Athletes

BC Athlete Voice would like to inform BC Athletes of the following funding opportunities:

PNE MIRACLE MILE ATHLETE BURSARY

Every month in 2009, a $500 PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursary will be awarded to a BC amateur athlete who demonstrates dedication to a sport and commitment to the community. You will need to submit all requested information for this bursary by the 15th of the month before the month you choose to apply for. For example, the deadline for the May 2009 Bursary is April 15th 2009. For eligibility and requirement information, as well as an application, visit:
www.pne.ca/about/community/pdf/2008-Miracle-Mile-Athlete-Bursary-Package.pdf 

STACEY LEVITT WOMEN AND SPORT SCHOLARSHIP

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship is a generous donation made by the Levitt family. In memory of Stacey, the Levitt family wishes to encourage a young woman, a girl's team, or a sport organization that exemplify Stacey's ideals and qualities. This scholarship of $2500 is shared by five recipients. For an application form please visit, www.caaws.ca/e/grants/levitt/sub_criteria.cfm.

BC SCHOOL SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS

The 400 Member Schools of BC SCHOOL SPORTS are pleased to announce this years BC SCHOOL SPORTS Scholarship Fund. The successful applicants will be student-athletes who have balanced their high academic achievements with significant success as school athletes and contributors to their community.

Dave Gifford Scholarship ($1,500) each
Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the Honour Award in 1992. In his honour, these scholarships are for students who truly excel as a student-athlete.

DEADLINE:
Application must be submitted by 4pm, June 2nd, 2009. For an application form and more information, follow this link...
www.bcschoolsports.ca/pages/scholarships_awards/bcss.php 

For information on any of these funding opportunities or information on how to sign up for your own BC Athlete Funding Notification, visit the BC Athlete Voice website: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Join%20BCAV.asp 

For a full description and application information on all Provincial, National, and Olympic and Paralympic funding opportunities, please visit: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Athlete%20Funding/Athlete%20Funding%20Overview%20Alt.asp 

ROAD RUNNING

Results

April Fool's Run Half Marathon - Gibsons to Sechelt

The first real spring weather of 2009 coincided with the running of the 32nd Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run, to the delight of participants, volunteers and spectators. A record 537 people signed up to walk or run from Gibsons to Sechelt, as individuals and relay teams.

The super-fast elites of 2008 didn't return this year, leaving the field wide open for a 1:10-1:12 runner to grab the top cash prize of $300. Past winner Graeme Wilson of Vancouver, the 2006 and 2007 champion, returned this year after some time off due to injury, and was never challenged on the way to a 4-minute victory in 1:12:40. Vancouver's Ynuk Bosse was a solid second in 1:16:35, 43 seconds ahead of White Rock's David Palermo who was thrilled with a personal best of 1:17:18.

Wilson led the other two through the first mile, then as they crossed the highway at MarketPlace IGA and headed down Pratt Road, Wilson began to increase his lead and never looked back. But it wasn't an easy win. "Having not raced since July of last year, I kind of forgot how to really push it, and I'm glad I didn't" said Wilson. "But still, I thought I would be a little quicker! Even though I thought I was running a conservative first half of the race, it was apparent that I still ran too fast for my current fitness level, as I really struggled up the long hill [Marlene Rd] leading to the highway, and then things went downhill from there - literally/figuratively!" Wilson also said he always finds this course enjoyable and hopes to be a little faster next year, "like three to four minutes faster".

Bosse and Palermo stayed neck and neck for the first 4 or 5km, then Bosse made a move on the uphill portion heading back to the highway by way of King and Veterans. "David stayed on my heels up to 10 or 11k, before I really started to pull away from him" recalled Bosse. "I realized that I was not prepared for 21.1k yet. I really struggled (and probably slowed down) in the last 4 or 5k. But I'm happy with the outcome."

Though Palermo kept Bosse in his view for almost the entire second half, he was unable to close the gap. "There were a few times when I was feeling quite tired, but the cheers from all of the friendly onlookers were enough to ease the pain of those undulating hills," said Palermo. "I look forward to being right up there with Graeme and Ynuk next year. I really can't say enough good things, it was my best race experience ever."

On the women's side, masters competitor Helen Ritchie edged out Vancouver Falcons teammate Rebecca Reid by just 8 seconds to take the top women's open and masters prizes in 1:28:04 - good enough for 14th overall. Less than a minute behind Reid, Vancouver's Janette Purdham took the final cash award by an even smaller margin, just 6 seconds ahead of North Vancouver's Darcie Young. Demonstrating that getting older doesn't necessarily mean you can't win races, all five of the top women were in the 40-44 age division.

Ritchie got off to a fast start, taking an early 15 second lead on Reid and Purdham after the first kilometre. She was hoping to run in the 1:26 range after having run 1:26:25 in the Comox Valley half marathon two weeks ago. "Two weeks between half marathons is a bit short, but I wanted to come to the Sunshine Coast and do the run regardless" said Ritchie. "I figured the race was very good preparation for the Ottawa Marathon which I'm racing on May 24th. It'll be my first marathon since 1997."

Ritchie continued to lead, staying on pace and passing through half-way in 42:40, but in the later stages things got a bit rough. "I wasn't sure about my pace in the last 5 km because of the hills, but my splits show that I was fading fast!" said Ritchie. Meanwhile Purdham was helping Reid to maintain pace during the difficult middle miles. Ritchie remained ahead the whole time but on the final long downhill towards Wilson Creek, Reid began a hard drive to the finish, getting within 8 seconds of the leader but running out of pavement and opportunity before reaching the finish line. But there was no disappointment: "I was happy with my run, a PB [personal best] for me," said Reid. Ritchie knew she had a narrow escape: "If the race were half a km longer, Rebecca could have easily been the winner," she admitted.

Top male master and winner of an extra $50 cash was Mike Palichuk of Langley, finishing 4th overall in 1:21:09.

Sechelt's Owen Coombes was a repeat winner of the George Matthews Memorial Award for top local male finisher, slipping into the top 10 overall with a 1:27:26 clocking. After the arrival of his first child 5 months ago, Coombes had to cram in some last minute training to get to the start line, so he wasn't surprised that his time was a few minutes slower than last year. Wife and new mum Nadine also ran the half.

The George Matthews trophy will have a new name engraved on the women's side for 2009, in the form of Kimberley Doerksen of Gibsons, 9th overall female finisher and first in the women's 19&U division. Kimberley's time was 1:37:38, very good for an 18 year old. Both local winners also received a pair of New Balance shoes from Trail Bay Source for Sports.

Most age divisions were won by off-coasters with three exceptions: Kimberley Doerksen in the F19&U category, Roger Handling of Roberts Creek annihilating the M55-59 competition by more than 4 minutes, and Helen Sabourin of Gibsons in a class of her own in the F65-69 category, a whopping 18 minutes ahead of the next competitor.

A new category this year was the Club/Team challenge. This was an opportunity for groups or clubs to compete as a team, with the fastest 4 half marathon times combined to determine the winner (minimum 5 team members). The hands-down inaugural winner was Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club (VFAC) with an average time of 1:24:27.

In the relays, a local 2-person team called the "Driven Divas", made up of Crystal Spence and Janna Brown of Sechelt finished literally miles ahead of any other relay teams, clocking 1:32:59. First 4-person team was "The Happy Wanderers" from Langley, in 1:45:41, with members Shelley and Kevin Armitage, Sonja Vance, and Veronica Steiger. But the honour of best creative relay name might go to the "Flaming Snails" from Squamish, or perhaps "3 Hot Chicks Plus An Old Guy" from Sechelt.

BC Half Marathon Championships

The provincial half marathon road running championship were incorporated into the April Fool's Run Half Marathon, hosted by Sunshine Coast Athletics, and was open to any 2009 competitive member of BCA or equivalent from other provinces or international federations. The Championship winners were Graeme Wilson (Senior Men), and Jo Astoria and Helen Ritchie (Masters).

Championship Results

Senior Men
1. Graeme Wilson 1:12:40
2. David Palermo 1:17:18
3. Clifton Cunningham 3:08:04

Masters Men
1. Jo Astoria 1:23:55 1/1 40-44
2. John Atkinson 1:24:39 1/1 35-39
3. Dominic Gerelle 1:34:03 1/2 50-54
4. Leo Lam 1:34:07 2/2 50-54
5. Bernie Steininger 1:54:57 1/1 60-64
6. Bill Wilson 1:57:03 1/1 55-59
7. Rob Daniel 2:16:32 1/1 65-69
8. George Agnew 2:38:14 1/1 70+

Masters Women
1. Helen Ritchie 1:28:04 1/3 40-44
2. Rebecca Reid 1:28:12 2/3 40-44
3. Emma Adams 1:42:48 3/3 40-44
4. Lise Patterson 1:50:29 1/1 50-54
5. Elizabeth Dilasser 2:05:07 1/1 60-64
6. Frances Steinfeld 2:31:10 1/1 70+

Merville 15K

The winner of the seventh race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series was the Race Director, Mark Cryderman, in 49:39. Royd Burkart placed second in 51:29 and was top master. Eric Findlay finished third overall in 52:26. The top female was Victoria's Catrin Jones, 18th overall in 58:01. Nancy Baxendale was second female, top master, and 20th overall in 58:20, while Melissa Ross, from Parksville, took third place in 59:35.

Wine Capital of Canada 10K - Oliver

1. Olly Piggin, 34:03
2. Scott Tremblay, 34:21
3. Tom Michie, 34:37

1. Mel Bos, 39:48
2. Sarah Clark, 40:10
3. Shannon Thompson, 41:13

Prince Rupert Half Marathon

1. Joseph Nelson, 1:23:56
2. Carla Briggs, 1:45:18

Harry's Spring Run Off 8K - Toronto, ON

Victoria's Jon Brown battled cold, blustery conditions as well as the legendary hills of High Park to record a convincing victory in the 31st edition of Harry's Spring Run Off 8K. Brown, the canny veteran who placed 4th in the Olympic marathons in both 2000 and 2004, was the class of the men's field. He had already won Harry's Spring Run Off Vancouver 8K on March 8th, and produced a professional, workmanlike effort to complete the "Harry's double". "This isn't my kind of weather," said Brown after the race. "It took me a while to get going with the cold and the wind. I'd gone over the course yesterday, and I figured I'd just keep it steady until after we got up that first big hill at 3km." True to the plan, Brown struck after Centre Road hill, and only fellow-Victorian Ryan Mackenzie went with him. By the 5k mark, Brown was on his own and cruising to a comfortable win, by 15 seconds over the Speed River Club's Taylor Milne, who ran a smart race and came through to overhaul a fading Mackenzie, 24:26 to 24:38.

Carlsbad 5K - Carlsbad, CA

Scott Simpson earned a trip to the Carlsbad 5K (billed as the Worlds Fastest 5K) as a result of his win at the St Patrick's Day 5K. Up against a very high quality field in the Elite Men's race, Simpson went out really hard, but was unable to maintain the pace, shutting things down towards the end, to come home in 15:07.

In the age group races, Herb Phillips was a clear winner of the M65-69 division, his 18:37 clocking earning him a 92.6 age graded percentage. Lenore Montgomery's age grading was even better. Her 27:28 clocking equating to 92.9%. But surprisingly that was only good enough for second place in the F75-59 age group.

2009 Lower Mainland Road Race Series

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the launch of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series. For 20 years, the Timex BC Road Running Series has existed as a de facto Lower Mainland Series. In 2009 an explicit Lower Mainland Road Race Series has been created, to complement an enhanced Timex BC Road Running Series and other regional series.

The Lower Mainland Road Race Series features ten of the best events in the Vancouver area, providing runners of all ages and abilities with the chance to compete against their peers. The series kicks-off at the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Stanley Park on March 14, and concludes with the Richmond Oval 8K on August 16. The ten events feature races over 5K, 8K, 10K and the half marathon.

To qualify for series awards, participants must compete in a minimum of six events. Points will be awarded based on placings within 5-year age groups for men and women, from under 20 to over 70. A participant’s six best placings will determine their total points.

The remaining seven of the ten series events are:

  1. May 10: Mother's Day 5k Spring Classic, Port Moody
  2. May 31: Running Room Shaughnessy 8k, Vancouver
  3. June 7: Sandcastle City Classic 10k, White Rock
  4. June 12: North Shore Credit Union Longest Day 5k, Vancouver
  5. July 18: Summerfast 10k, Vancouver
  6. August 2: Squamish Days 10k, Squamish
  7. August 16: Richmond Oval 8k, Richmond

For complete information about the Lower Mainland Road Race Series, as well as the individual events, visit the series website at www.lmrrs.com. Series news and rankings will be posted there after each event.

The Timex BC Road Running Series will continue to provide an opportunity to athletes from throughout the province to rank themselves against their peers, and serves as a selection to the Timex National Road Running Series Finale in Ottawa. For more information on the Timex BC Road Running Series, visit its website at www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/

The Lower Mainland Road Race Series will be one of four regional road race series sanctioned by BC Athletics in 2009. The others being the Frontrunners Island Race Series (www.vira.bc.ca), the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series (www.interiorrunning.ca), and the Prince George Grand Prix (www.pgroadrunners.ca).

For more information on any of the above road race series, contact Maurice Wilson at maurice.wilson@bcathletics.org or 604-333-3553.

BC Athletics 2009 5K Road Race Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 5K Road Race Championship will be held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Legion Twilight Shuffle on the evening of Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Chemainus, BC.

Race Information

A certified course, featuring a relatively flat route with some mild undulations. Event records are 15:09 (Dave Jackson) and 17:06 (Cheryl Murphy). Race starts at 7:00 pm. Complete race details on the event website: www.islandrunner.ca and www.pih.bc.ca.

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca or mail in the entry form to Island Runner, 1576 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC, V8S 1G1. 

Entry fee is $27.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until June 5, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by June 13, 2009 in order to be eligible.

Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship will be hosted by the Royal Victoria Marathon Society in conjunction with the 30th Annual Royal Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 11.

Race Information

An AIMS/IAAF certified marathon, featuring a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. Event records are 2:16:49 (Steve Osaduik) and 2:42:32 (Val Chowaniec). Race starts at 8:30am. Complete race details on the event website: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca/events/vicmara/ or mail in the entry form: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com/pdf/2009EntryForm.pdf.

Entry fee is $77.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until May 15, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by October 8, 2009 in order to be eligible.

Championship Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

2009 Timex BC Road Running Series, and Regional Series

The 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series has a new format, with more events in the Interior and on the Island, and only 5 races required to qualify for series prizing. Points will be based on finish time, race distance and gender - not age placing. The emphasis will be on selecting the top BC road racers for the National finals in Ottawa. Full details on the 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series can be found here: www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/ 

The Timex BC Series will be complemented in 2009 by four regional road running series:

Track & Field

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 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 be approved.

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
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 results.

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme April 6, 2009 / 6 avril 2009

Track and Field / Athlétisme

82nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, April 1-4 avril

Men 100m University Final / 100 m masculin - Finale universitaire
2. Jarid Vaughan, 10.23

Men 100m Invitational / 100 m masculin invitation

4. Jared Connaughton, 10.26
6. Richard Adu-Bobie, 10.29
8. Anson Henry, 10.32

Simon Fraser University Spring Open, Burnaby, British Columbia/Colombie-Britannique, April 4 avril

Women 3000m féminin
1. Meredith MacGregor, 9:54.02

Women 400m féminin
1. Ruky Abdulai, 55.03

Women 800m féminin
1. Julia Howard, 2:05.11
2. Rebecca Johnstone, 2:06.93

Men 800m masculin
1. Graeme Wells, 1:52.03

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Holly Parent, 1.75m

Women Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot féminin
1. Liz Gleadle, 50.28m

Men Javelin Throw / Lance du javelot masculin
1. Curtis Moss, 69.25m

2009 Arizona Jim Click Shootout, Tucson, Arizona, April 4 avril

Men Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot masculin
1. Kyle Nielsen, 72.90m

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Gabriella Duclos-Lasnier, 4.15m

Women 3000m Steeplechase / 3000m steeple féminin
1. Jessica Furlan, 10:48.19

Al Manuel Invitational, Missoula, Montana, April 4 avril

2009 Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational, Claremont, California, April 4 avril

Indoor Track and Field / Athlétisme en salle

Atlantic Indoor Championships, Oromocto, New Brunswick/Nouveau-Brunswick, April 4 avril

Cross Country / Trail Running

Results

Arthur Taylor Cross Country Challenge - Victoria

1.6km

1. Carter Higgins, 6:28.2

1. Cassidy Steen, 7:23.0

2.4km

1. Caelin MacEwan, 11:20.2

1. Madeline Brunt, 9:17.4

4.4km

1. Tyler Norman, 16:39.4

From Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada events among finalists for 2009 CSTA Prestige Awards

OTTAWA - The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) recently announced that the 2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships & Olympic Trials along with the 2008 Canadian Cross Country Championships are among the finalists for the 3rd Annual Prestige Award's Sport Event of the Year in the budget under $250,000 category.

The Canadian Track and Field Championships were held in Windsor, ON and for the second consecutive year were fully integrated (Olympic and Paralympic streams). Broadcasted by CBC, the event served as the Olympics selection meet. The Canadian Cross Country Championships were held in Guelph, ON and served as the selection meet for both of the 2009 NACAC Cross Country Championship and 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championship teams.

Previous Winners Include:

The winners will be announced at the Prestige Awards Gala luncheon in conjunction with CSTA's Sport Event Congress on Thursday April 16 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec. The CSTA will present four distinguished 'President's Awards' along with the winners in the five nomination categories (Sport Event of the Year budgeted under $250,000, Sport Event of the Year budgeted over $250,000, Builder of the Year, Community Service Award and New Sport Event of the Year).
For more information www.canadiansporttourism.com/csta/index_e.aspx?articleID=272 

Athletics Canada announces Ouellette to not seek another term as Chairman of the Board

OTTAWA - After nearly 15 years of service to the organization, Athletics Canada announced today that Jean-Guy Ouellette will not put his nomination forward in the upcoming quadrennial election for Chair of the Board of Directors.

The president of Athletics Canada from 1986 to 1991 and chairman of its board of directors since 2000, Jean-Guy has been instrumental in the success of several major sports events across Canada and has occupied numerous senior positions with various sports organizations, provincially, nationally and internationally.

A physical education graduate from the Université of Sherbrooke in 1971, Jean-Guy has dedicated his career to the world of sports, particularly the sport of athletics. He served as the associate administrative director of athletics during the Montreal Olympics (1975-1976). He returned to his alma mater to become head of sports activities and coordinator of the varsity program upon the opening of the sports centre in 1979, a position he held until 2001 when he was named special advisor to the University's rector.

"On behalf of Athletics Canada's membership, our branches and our partners, I wish Jean-Guy the very best in his future aspirations," said Joanne Mortimore, Chief Executive Officer. Mortimore adds, "As an instrumental member of the organization for decades, Jean-Guy has been a first class representative of Athletics Canada's mission, values and objectives on the provincial, national and international stages."

Revised deadline for Chair, Board of Directors nominations

Given the announcement on the deadline for applications, the deadline for application for the Chair position will be extended to 4:00pm EST on Tuesday April 14th. Nominations should be sent to:

Michèle Edmiston-Hurter
medmiston-hurter@athletics.ca
ph. 613-260-5580 ext. 3310
fax 613-260-5581

The elections will take place during Athletics Canada's Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, ON May 22-24. For more information regarding the vacancy and the elections please visit: www.athletics.ca/files//Governance/09_BOARD_ELECTION-EN.PDF 

Check out the Athletics Canada newsletter, The Gold Standard, featuring an interview with Jim Steacy

Also in this edition:

To view the full edition: http://athletics.ca/files/GoldStandard/TGSAPR2009.PDF 

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field

International Meets

World Cross Country Championships

Complete Results / Résultats complets
www.iaaf.org/wxc09/results/eventCode=4140/index.html 

Junior Women 6km - Team 10th place / 6 km junior féminin - Équipe : 10ème position
41. Chelsea Graham, 22:29

Junior Men 8km - Team 14th place / 8 km junior masculin - Équipe : 14ème position
56. Nyjal Majock, 26:12

Senior Women 8km - Team 11th place / 8 km senior féminin - Équipe : 11ème position
37. Catherine Cormier, 28:41

Senior Men 12km - Team 17th place / 12 km senior masculine - Équipe : 17ème position
105. Saheed Khan, 39:30

Hervis Prague Half-Marathon, Praque, Czech Republic

Complete Results / Résultats complets
Men/Hommes - www.praguemarathon.com/images/stories/articles/files/vysledky/HM-Men.pdf 
Women/Femmes - www.praguemarathon.com/images/stories/articles/files/vysledky/HM-Women.pdf 

Other Competitions / Autres competitions

2009 Stanford University Invitational, Stanford, California, March 27-28 mars

Complete Results / Résultats complets
www.sml1.com/recordtiming/stanford/invite09/ 

Men 400m - Section 1 / 400 m masculin - Section 1
8. Andrew Dargie, 48.75

Men 800m - Section 1 / 800 m masculin - Section 1
3. Matt Lincoln, 1:49.83

Men 1500m - Section 1 / 1500 m masculin - Section 1
6. Matt Lincoln, 3:44.73

Men 5000m - Section 1 / 5000 m masculin - Section 1
8. Mark Steeds, 13:46.85

Men 10000m - Section 1 / 10 000 m masculin - Section 1
15. Dylan Wykes, 28:58.49

Men 10000m - Section 2 / 10 000 m masculin - Section 2
15. Steve Osaduik, 29:15.27
21. Richard Mosley, 29:36.52

Men Discus / Lancer du disque masculin
10. Angus Taylor, 45.17m

Men Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
12. Angus Taylor, 57.09m

Men Javelin / Lancer du javelot masculin
2. Kyle Nielsen, 68.85m

Women 3000m Steeplechase / 3000m steeple féminin
12. Dana Buchanan, 10:28.53
17. Jessica Furlan, 10:48.39

Women 10000m - Section 1 / 10 000 m féminin - Section 1
7. Anita Campbell, 33:40.22
8. Alex Becker, 33:44.63

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Emma MacCorquodale, 52.51m

Women Javelin / Lancer du javelot féminin
6. Brooke Pighin, 47.27m

2009 Arizona State Invitational, Tempe, Arizona, March 27-28 mars

Complete Results / Résultats complets
http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-track/stats/2008-2009/asuinvite_hammer.html 

Women 400m féminin
4. Natalie Geiger, 55.75

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
7. Maddie Buttinger, 15.08

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
5. Maddie Buttinger, 1.70m

Men 100m masculin
1. Bryan Barnett, 10.37

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
10. Deryk Theodore, 4.70m

Canadian World Cross Country Championships roster

www.athletics.ca/files/NationalTeamPrograms/Events/2009/2009WORLDXCTEAMLISTS_EN_FINAL.PDF 

Joël Bourgeois of Grand-Digue, NB returns to the World Cross Country Championships for a 13th time (1990, 1992, 1997 to 2005, 2008 and 2009), the most by any entrant this year. Paul McCloy holds the all-time Canadian record with an astounding 15 appearances.

Schedule (Local Time)
Junior Women 6km 14:30
Junior Men 8km 15:00
Senior Women 8km 15:40
Senior Men 12km 16:30

The 2000 World Cross Country Championships in Portugal were the largest ever with 806 athletes from 76 countries. This year's edition will feature 508 athletes from 50 countries.

For more information please visit: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=323 

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Summer Universiade has been posted on Athletics Canada's website:

www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=328

Please be advised that the following Event Qualifying Standards are now available:

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

Dear Athletes, Coaches and Branches,

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Championships has been revised, reflecting the added events in Appendix B. Please visit Athletics Canada's website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=297

The 2009/2010 Athletics Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303 

Athletes should also note the new process for "Notification of Injury, Illness or Pregnancy" referenced within the carding criteria and available on the web:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=372 

The Para-Athletics carding criteria will be finalized and published by April 30, 2009.

Athletics Canada Awards - New Nomination Process 

OTTAWA - The nomination form for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards is now available online. The form will now be posted year-round so athletic performances and achievements can be submitted as they happen.

The new procedure will encourage nominations throughout the year ensuring a fair representation of all seasons. The eligible period for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards will be for performances achieved from November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2009.

Award finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Rules and Awards Committee comprised of seven members including two media representatives. To ensure an athlete is put forth in the running of these awards please submit their nomination to Emily Hooper; Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services (see contact below).

For more information please visit: http://athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and Pan Am Junior Championships Posted on AC Website

Dear Athletes, Coaches and Branches,

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships have been posted on Athletics Canada’s website.

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Americas Cup

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Americas Cup (Pan Am Race Walking Cup) has been posted on Athletics Canada’s website.

Please be advised that event information has been posted for the following events:

Qualifying Standards:

Technical Package:

Schedule:

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

From the Coaching Association of Canada

APRIL 2009 FEATURE

"We are coaches": Program tackles the under-representation of female coaches

"We are coaches" was a bold initiative when it was unveiled by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) in February 2006. Expectations were high that this unique approach to training women to become community coaches would pay big dividends in terms of filling what was perceived as a serious gap in the continuum of coaching in Canada. The instrument would be the National Coaching Certification Program's (NCCP's) Community Sport workshops delivered in "open and friendly forums". Driving the concept was the determination to, first, launch a campaign to promote and publicize the fact that women can and should coach, second, deliver the training, and third, once their training was complete, provide the newly minted women coaches with follow-up support.
www.coach.ca/WOMEN/e/journal/april2009/index

Awards & Grants

PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursaries

Every month in 2009, a $500 PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursary will be awarded to a B.C. amateur athlete who demonstrates dedication to a sport and commitment to the community.

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to apply for a bursary you must:

You are ineligible to apply for a bursary if you:

How to Apply:

If you meet the eligibility requirements you are encouraged to apply for a bursary; it does not cost anything to apply for a bursary. Each month’s winner will receive $500. If you choose to apply for the bursary you will need to submit:

Deadline for Applications:

Please note that one bursary will be awarded each month; it is up to you to decide what month’s bursary you apply to receive. You will need to submit all requested information by the 15th of the month before the month you choose. For example, the deadline for the January 2009 bursary was December 15th, 2008. It is in your best interest to apply in the earliest month you can since the applications of athletes who are NOT awarded a bursary will be kept on file and reconsidered for each bursary awarded during the remaining months of the 2009 calendar year.

For more information:

If you have any questions about this bursary please email communityrelations@pne.ca or call 604-251-7708 on a weekday between 9:00am-4:00pm.

Community Sport Hero Awards – Sport BC

The Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana recognizes local sport volunteers for their long-standing dedication and leadership.

A total of 12 communities across BC will host the awards in 2009. If you would like to recognize a deserving sport volunteer in any one of the following 12 communities, please fill out a nomination form.

Dawson Creek---Fort Nelson---Fort St. John---Hope---Maple Ridge---Pitt Meadows---Nanaimo---Port Alberni---Quesnel---Terrace---Vernon---White Rock---South Surrey---Williams Lake

The most recent Community Sport Hero® Awards were held in Hope in March of 2009.

For more information on the Community Sport Hero Awards, please access the following link: www.sport.bc.ca/programs/csh/history.aspx 

Coaching Mentor / Apprenticeship Program (for Female Apprentices) at the 2010 BC Winter and Summer Games

This program will target female coaches in the province of BC who are interested in further developing their coaching skills leading up to the 2010 BC Winter or BC Summer Games. The program will match a female apprentice coach with a mentor coach (NCCP Level 2, male or female) and the two of them will work towards the apprentice’s participation at the 2010 BC Games. This program is a partnership between the BC Games Society, the Coaches Association of BC, and ProMOTION Plus.

Application Deadlines:
There will be two intakes left:

Details and application forms can be downloaded at: www.promotionplus.org 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

CANADA FIRST – CANADIAN ATHLETICS UNIVERSITIES

See the following link for a complete outline of the University options in Canada where there are Athletics/Track & Field and Cross Country Programs and Provincial Athletics Association Programs that offer support for training and competition - www.universitysport.ca/e/m_track/documents/AthleticsEN.pdf  

CANADA FIRST: INTRODUCTION

Many athletes are presented with important ?life altering decisions at an early age following completion of their high school years. It is important to have the detailed facts in order to make the correct choice. What are the factors to consider? They are academic goals, athletic goals, financial concerns and location. Good decision making depends on thorough research of the options available. Should an athlete pursue a foreign scholarship or pursue an education and athletic career here in Canada. It is becoming increasingly evident that for many the Canadian option is the best!

When considering the Canadian option, an athlete in Athletics should look at the following:

Courses and Seminars

True Sport Club Excel Workshop

CanoeKayak BC is pleased to invite you to a True Sport Club Excel Workshop (multi-sport format) in Maple Ridge on April 26th at the Golden Ears Winter Club. All local and provincial club administrators, executives and volunteers are invited to attend and reap the benefits of this interactive experience. Further details are contained in the attachments.

The workshop will be held from 9:00 - 4:30 followed by a short session with the newly formed Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Sport Council and a social. Registration is available NOW at http://canoekayakbc.sportical.net/events/126 

Register early to be eligible for draw prizes. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Sport Coach (Level 1) Technical & Theory - Penticton, April 17, 18, 19/09

Sport Coach (Level 1) Technical & Theory - Smithers, April 24, 25, 26/09

Canada Summer Games Training Camp for Athletes & Personal Coaches Apr 11, Abbotsford

RJT Teacher Workshop Apr 18, Bowen Island

For more information contact Taunya Geelhoed at runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

Athletics Officiating Courses - Level 2 May 10, Surrey; May 24, Prince George

Statistics

Top Ten Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - as of April 4

1125 points Mara    2H30:43      Lioudmila Kortchaguina '71 ON
1123 points Half M  1H03:10      Simon Bairu            '83 SK
1121 points 100m    10.26 (1.6)  Jared Connaughton      '85 PEI
1114 points 200m    23.50 (0.6)  Adrienne Power         '81 NS
1109 points Mara    2H16:14      Andrew Smith           '79 ON
1100 points 100m    10.32 (1.6)  Anson Henry            '79 ON
1082 points 100m    10.37 (0.0)  Brian Barnett          '87 AB
1079 points 100m    10.38 (1.9)  Jarid Vaughan          '85 BC
1067 points Disc    60.91        Jason Tunks            '75 ON
1064 points 800m    2:05.11      Julia Howard           '83 BC

Based on IAAF point scoring table
Corrections: Contact dclement007@mac.com 


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