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ISSUE #29-2009
Friday, August 7, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • ALL Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemptions to expire December 31, 2009
  • BC Road Running Championships, 2010 and 2011 - Accepting hosting applications
  • "The Gold Standard" from Athletics Canada - August 2009 Edition
  • Davis and Lovett identified for World Juniors in Moncton in 2010
  • Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month: Eating for Endurance - Making Sense of Sport Drinks, Bars and Gels
  • Run Jump Throw Instructor NCCP Certification Course - September 25-27, 2009 Registration form now online
  • Run Jump Throw August 2009 Newsletter online now
  • RunJumpThrow: Coming to Terrace with the Power of Sport Tour

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

Run Jump Throw September Workshop

On September 25, 26 and 27th, 2009, RJT and UBC will be hosting a RJT Instructor NCCP Certification Course. The course will take place at the War Memorial Gymnasium on the UBC campus. It will be taught by Jenn Schutz, UBC Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field and RJT Learning Facilitator, and Byron Jack, RJT Learning Facilitator.

The registration form and course outline are now online at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm 
For course and registration information, contact Taunya Geelhoed at 604.333.3554 or runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org 

Davis and Lovett identified for World Juniors in Moncton in 2010

RICHMOND - Two BC Athletes have already been identified for the World Junior Championships in 2010. Shai-Anne Davis and Django Lovett have already achieved standard in the first month of the qualifying period. Athletics Canada published the selection criteria on July 27th, 2009 for the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics to take place in Moncton, New Brunswick, next July 19-25.

Shai-Anne Davis has achieved standard in the 100m with a performance of 11.94 and in the 200m with a performance of 24.36. She is a member of the Kajaks Track & Field Club in Richmond, BC. Django Lovett has achieved standard in high jump with a 2.17m performance. He is a member of the Valley Royals Club in Langley, BC.

Since the beginning of the qualifying period, on July 1, 2009, 13 athletes have achieved standard in Canada. The qualifying period will run from July 1, 2009 until July 4, 2010. The final component of the selection criteria, the Qualifying Trials, will be hosted in Moncton July 2-4, 2010. BC Athletics would like to congratulate both athletes and wish good luck to those who are striving for their standard.

Identified 2010 World Junior Team: https://www.athletics.ca/files/MONCTON2010IDENTIFIED.PDF 
Athletics Canada 2010 World Junior Selection Criteria: http://tinyurl.com/lpulu6 

BC Athletes Abdulai, Armstrong, Joyce and Reed named to World Championships Team

RICHMOND - The Berlin World Championships Team was named by Athletics Canada on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with strong British Columbian representation. Named to the World Championship team are Ruky Abdulai, Dylan Armstrong, Jennifer Joyce and Gary Reed.

Ruky Abdulai of Coquitlam, BC will be competing in Long Jump at the Championships. Ruky jumped a season best of 6.60m in Burnaby on June 14th.

Two athletes from Kamloops have made the list, Dylan Armstrong for Shot Put, and Jennifer Joyce for Hammer Throw. Dylan Armstrong threw the shot for a season best performance at 20.92m in Victoria on June 10th. Jennifer Joyce threw a season best at 70.35m in Madrid, which also broke the Canadian Record.

Coming out of Victoria, BC is Gary Reed who made World A Standard on July 13th in Athens, running the 800m in 1:43.95.
Athletics Canada named a total of 31 athletes who will be competing in the 2009 World Championship in Athletics in Berlin, Germany from August 15-23, 2009. Visit www.athletics.ca/berlin2009 for up to date information leading up to and throughout the Championships. There will also be a schedule of events, results, team media guide and the CBC broadcast schedule.

RunJumpThrow: Coming to Terrace with the Power of Sport Tour

RICHMOND - RunJumpThrow will be joining the Sport BC Power of Sport Tour® which will be coming to Terrace the week of October 19-23, 2009. RunJumpThrow is being offered to the schools in the area for direct delivery of the program, and will also be hosting a RJT training workshop while on the Tour.

Be sure to sign up your school and look for the registration form for the training workshop, coming soon! Check out www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm for updated information.

Background on the Power of Sport Tour®: As the Power of Sport Tour® visits different communities in BC; it brings together provincial sport experts to provide training in areas such as athlete development, coach certification, and volunteer education. The Tour promotes sport awareness, encourages physical activity and enhances sport development. It includes school and community programs conducted by sport specialists. The Tour was in Nanaimo during the spring of 2009.

2009-2010 BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC Carding)

Information and application is available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/aap0910.pdf 
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2009

2010 BC Athletics AGM - IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES!!

This list will be updated throughout the year.

RESOLUTION DEADLINE

Resolutions to be presented at the 2010 AGM must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 16 2009. Resolutions received after that date can be brought forth on the floor at the AGM meetings as recommendations to the Board of Directors unless ruled by the membership at the AGM to be an urgent matter. Resolutions received by October 16, 2009 will be reviewed at the October 24 2009 BC Athletics Board of Directors meeting. All Resolutions to be presented at the 2010 AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics website on November 4, 2009.
BC Athletics Resolution Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/resolution.htm 

COMMITTEE REPORTS DEADLINE

Committee reports must be submitted to the BC Athletics office no later than November 5, 2009. This will give delegates enough time to read the reports prior to the AGM meetings. Reports will be posted on the BC Athletics website as they are received up to December 2, 2009.

2009 BC ATHLETICS AWARD NOMINATION FORMS AND CRITERIA

BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria
www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm 

Athlete of the Year Track & Field Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Track & Field Awards Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/athletenom.htm 

Road Running Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 19, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Road Running Committee
Road Running Award Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/roadrunnernom.htm

Cross Country Awards are based on a point value system and recipients will be decided following the Canadian Cross Country Championships to be held November 28, 2009.
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Cross Country Committee
Cross Country Awards Criteria - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/xcawardscrit.pdf

Officials Awards nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by September 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Branch Officials Committee
Officials Awards Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/officialsnom.pdf 

Athlete with a Disability
Coordinated by the BCA Track & Field Committee
Athlete with a Disability Awards Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/athletenom.htm

Coaching Excellence Awards nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Coaching Excellence Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/coachnom.htm 

Executive of the Year Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Board of Directors
Executive of the Year Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/execnom.htm 

Athlete Performances - Out-of-Province

Athletes who wish to have their performances achieved at out-of-province meets included in the national rankings should submit them directly to Athletics Canada.

In order to have performances included in the rankings, the following information must be forwarded:

  1. Athlete's name, branch affiliation - BC Athletics, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. A link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

Only results for athletes who are 2009 competitive, athlete members of BC Athletics will be accepted.

Results should be submitted for rankings no later than 10 days after conclusion of event

No results will be added retroactively

Forward information to results@athletics.ca 

Corrections and updates to current and previous years are appreciated

ACDIrect downloads for Hy-Tek Meets

BC Athletics is able to provide a download of athlete members for meets running Hy-Tek software. These downloads save a lot of time keying in athlete information and make sure that names are spelled correctly and ACDirect membership numbers are entered.

In order to set your meet up correctly on Hy-Tek in order to be able to use the download and to ensure that results will be used for national/provincial rankings and for team selection please refer to the website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/meetmgr_setup_export.pdf 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/hytekdownload.htm 

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).

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

2009 BC Athletics 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 

ROAD RUNNING

Results

Squamish Days 10K - Squamish

1. Ynuk Bosse, 33:31
1. Martina Wan, 39:04

Squamish Days Flashback Mile - Squamish

1. Joshua Montgomery, 6:19
1. Anna Hilborn, 5:32

Summerland Centennial Half Marathon - Summerland

1. Trevor Jordan, 1:16:58
1. Cindy Rhodes, 1:33:09

BC Road Running Championships, 2010 and 2011

BC Athletics invites applications to host BC Road Running Championships in 2010 and 2011. Starting in 2010, championships will be awarded for 2 years. BC Championships are held at 5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon distances, plus a Road Relay. Events are encouraged to host championships in conjunction with established events. Pre-requisites to hosting a championship include that the event and/or host organization be in good standing with BC Athletics, and the course be certified. BC Athletics provides hosting grants and limited championship prize money, subject to budget and application deadlines. The deadline for current applications is September 30, 2009. To apply to host a Road Running Championship, please complete this form: www.bcathletics.org/main/rrchampionshipsbid.htm 

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 race of the ten series events is:

  1. 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 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

Track & Field

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme

August 4, 2009 / 4 août 2009

Pan American Junior Championships/Championnat panaméricain junior, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago/Trinité & Tobago, July 31 juillet-Aug 2 août 2009

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
Gold Derek Drouin, 2.27m (Pending Canadian Junior Record, Meet Record)
11. Simon Watts, 1.90m

Men 5000m masculin
Gold/Or Mohammed Ahmed, 14:12.11 (Meet Record/Record de la compétition)
8. Barry Britt, 15:17.56

Men 3000m Steeplechase / 3000 m steeple masculin
Gold/Or Mattias Wolter, 9:05.28 (Personal Best/Record personnel)
5. Daryl Smith, 9:23.84

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
Silver/Argent Christabel Nettey, 6.05m
4. Aleisha Cobb, 5.64m

Men 1500m masculin
Silver/Argent Jeremy Rae, 3:48.29
7. Lucas Bruchet, 3:58.50

Women Shot Put / lancer du poids féminin
Silver/Argent Julie Labonté, 16.29
7. Taryn Suttie, 14.09m (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Women 3000m Steeplechase / 3000 m steeple féminin
Bronze Jessica Furlan, 10:56.22

Women 800m féminin
Bronze Helen Crofts, 2:05.19 (Personal Best/Record personnel)
4. Rachel Aubrey, 2:05.46 (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
Bronze Michelle Theophille, 1.76m
7. Rita Rudell, 1.65m

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
Bronze Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, 4.00m

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
Bronze Ted Nedow, 19.00m (Personal Best/Record personnel)
8. Zachary Russell-Ford, 17.16m

Men 4 x 400m relay / Relais 4x400 m masculin
Bronze Michael Trnkus, Gabriel El Hanbli, André Hamilton Rohan Stewart, 3:09.05

Men Decathlon / Décathlon masculin
Bronze Taylor Corney, 6764 points (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Women 100m féminin
4. Crystal Emmanual, 11.59 (Personal Best/Record personnel)
7. Loudia Laarman, 11.73

Women 5000m féminin
6. Victoria Hanna, 17:51.37
8. Robyn Mildrum, 18:01.47

Women 400m Hurdles / 400 m haies féminin
6. Christine Lowe, 1:01.41
7. Jenessa Olson, 1:01.96

Women Discus Throw / Lancer du disque féminin
5. Julie Labonté, 45.21m (Personal Best/Record personnel)
9. Alanna Kovacs, 40.61m

Women Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot féminin
4. Alanna Kovacs, 44.29m

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
4. Emmalynne MacCorquodale, 53.18m (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Women Heptathlon féminin
5. Rachel McIntosh, 4744 points

Women 4 x 400m relay / Relais 4x400 m féminin
4. Jenessa Olson, Helen Crofts, Christine Lowe, Rachel Aubrey, 3:44.86

Men 200m masculin
7. Rohan Stewart, 21.24 (Personal Best/Record personnel)
8. Segun Makinde, 21.29

Men 400m masculin
6. Michael Trnkus, 47.58 (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Men 110m Hurdles / 110 m haies masculin
6. Simon Léveillé, 13.96

Men 400m Hurdles / 400 m haies masculin
5. Gabriel El Hanbli, 51.57 (Personal Best)

Men 10000m Racewalk / 10 000 m marche masculin
6. Evan Dunfee, 43:27.04

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculin
6. Kadeem Douglas, 7.35m
7. Jaryl Bowry, 7.34m

Men Triple Jump / Triple saut masculin
7. Jacob Zorzella, 14.92m

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
5. Lane Britnell, 4.6m

Men Discus Throw / Lancer du disque masculin
8. Zachary Russell-Ford, 49.9m
9. Brent Roubos, 46.11m

Men Javelin Throw / Lancer du javelot masculin
4. Caleb Jones, 63.73m

Men 4 x 100m relay / Relais 4x100 m masculin
6. Simon Léveillé, Segun Makinde, André Hamilton, Rohan Stewart, 41.60

DN Galan, Stockholm, Sweden/Suède, July 31 juillet 2009

Women 100m Hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
1. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.51 (Personal Best/Record personnel)
5. Perdita Felicien, 12.65 (12.54 in heat 1/lors de la série 1)

Women 1500m féminin
11. Malindi Elmore, 4:10.45
13. Hilary Stellingwerff, 4:13.27

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
4. Dylan Armstrong, 20.42m

Men 1000m masculin
9. Nate Brannen, 2:17.87

Meeting Herculis, Monaco, July 28 juillet 2009

Women 100m Hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
2. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.54

Men 800m masculin
6. Gary Reed, 1:44.24

Atlantic Outdoor Championships, Oromocto, New Brunswick/Nouveau-Brunswick, August 1-2 août 2009

Women 100m féminin
1. Adrienne Power, 11.37

World Masters Athletics Championships, Lahti, Finland/Finlance, July 28 juillet - August 8 août 2009

Women55 100m féminin - 55
Gold/Or Karla Del Grande, 13.34

Women50 5000m Racewalk / 5000 m marche féminin - 50
5. Nancy Sweazey, 29:21.86

Women45 5000m Racewalk / 5000 m marche féminin - 45
6. Katharine Cashman, 28:22.08

Women55 5000m Racewalk / 5000 m marche féminin - 55
6. Anne DeThy, 30:51.25
11. Liliana Whalen, 32:57.26

Women45 800m / 800 m féminin - 45
Silver/Argent Renée Bélanger, 2:24.86
4. Donna Dixon, 2:27.52

Women50 Javelin / Lancer du javelot féminin - 50
Silver/Argent Barbara Dabrowski, 36.99m

Women60 300m Hurdles / 300 m haies féminin - 60
Bronze Rhona Trott, 57.24

Women75 800m / 800 m féminin - 75
Gold/Or Alice Cole, 3:35.54
Silver/Argent Helly Visser, 3:46.83

Women80 200m / 200 m féminin - 80
Bronze Flora Doreen McLeod-Smith, 53.87

Women90 200m / 200 m féminin - 90
Gold/Or Olga Kotelko, 56.46

Women90 Javelin / Lancer du javelot féminin -90
Gold/Or Olga Kotelko, 13.54

Women90 Triple Jump / Triple saut féminin - 90
Gold/Or Olga Kotelko, 4.02m

Women90 Weight Throw / Lancer du poids féminin - 90
Gold/Or Olga Kotelko, 6.49m

Men80 Decathlon / Décathlon masculin - 80
Bronze Danny Daniels, 4640 points

Men55 100m / 100 m masculin - 55
Silver/Argent Kerry Smith, 11.83
4. Thomas Dickson, 12.04

Men45 800m / 800 m masculin - 45
Gold/Or Michael Sherar, 2:01.37
Bronze Paul Osland, 2:02.78

Men55 800m / 800 m masculin - 55
Gold/Or François Martel, 2:09.17

Men80 800m / 800 m masculin - 80
Gold Earl Fee, 2:49.92

Men55 200m / 200 m masculin - 55
Silver/Argent Kerry Smith, 24.45
Bronze Thomas Dickson, 25.15

Brooks Ottawa Summer Twilight, Ottawa, Ontario, July 29 juillet 2009

YUTC Twilight Series, Toronto, Ontario, July 28 juillet 2009

Championnat Provincial Épreuves Combinées, Sherbrooke, Québec, August 1- 2 août 2009

From Athletics Canada

Lopes-Schliep establishes new Personal Best, wins in Sweden

The final test before the World Championships in Berlin took place today at the DN Galan Super Grand Prix in Stockholm, Sweden. A number of the world's best competitors were on hand as they tuned up for Berlin including Canadians Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops, BC, Nate Brannen of Cambridge, ON, Malindi Elmore of Calgary, AB, Perdita Felicien from Pickering, ON, Whitby's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Hilary Stellingwerff of Sarnia, ON.

Lopes-Schliep recorded a new personal best time of 12.51 in the 100m hurdles on her way to taking first place ahead of Lolo Jones of the United States (12.52) and Brigitte Foster-Hylton of Jamaica (12.57). Felicien placed 5th in the race in 12.65 and in the heats recorded a seasonal best performance of 12.54 seconds.

In the men's shot put Dylan Armstrong placed 4th with a throw of 20.42m behind Tomas Majewski of Poland (1st - 21.95m), Reese Hoffa of the United States (2nd - 21.53m) and Adam Nelson of the United States (3rd - 20.73m).

Nate Brannen was 9th in the 1000 metres with a time of 2:17.87 just off the Canadian record set by Graham Hood of 2:16.88 set in Montreal, QC in June 1996.

Malindi Elmore and Hilary Stellingwerff finished 11th and 13th respectively in the 1500 metres. Elmore crossed the line in 4:10.45 while Stellingwerff finished in 4:13.27.

For full results from Sweden visit: www.iaaf.org/gp09/results/eventcode=4184/index.html 

Athletics Canada names 31 to Berlin World Championships Team

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada named today 31 athletes who will compete in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany from August 15-23. At the same time Athletics Canada is also launching www.athletics.ca/berlin2009 featuring up to date information leading into and throughout the World Championships. Visit the site for all your event information needs including the schedule of events, results, flash quotes, the team media guide and the CBC broadcast schedule.

"The Berlin World Championships will be the first significant measure on our path to London 2012," comments Head Coach Alex Gardiner. "Our top athletes including Priscilla, Dylan, Perdita, Gary, Nate and the men's 4x100m team are showing good form and are in their final phase of preparation for Berlin; each are capable of a podium finish. Our next wave of young athlete's is just as exciting and for them this is a chance early in the quadrennial to test where they stand."  Gardiner adds, "We expect improvement from all team members throughout the next three years and to be in a position in 2012 to challenge the podium in several events."

The men's 4x100 and the women's 4x400 metre teams have both qualified to take on the world in Berlin. The men posted a seasonal best time of 38.62 at the Aviva Grand Prix in London this past weekend and the women's team enters with a seasonal best of 3:30.85. The 4x100 team finished 6th at the Olympic Games last summer.

Canada also qualified a team entry in the men's Marathon World Cup being contested within the 12th World Championships in Athletics.

2009 IAAF World Championships Team

Name

Event

Hometown

Coach

Ruky Abdulai

Long Jump

Coquitlam, BC

Jarrold Jones

Esther Akinsulie

4x400m

Ottawa, ON

Hugh Conlin

Dylan Armstrong

Shot Put

Kamloops, BC

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Bryan Barnett

4x100m

Edmonton, AB

Quin Sekulich

Nathan Brannen

1500m

Cambridge, ON

Ron Warhurst

Jared Connaughton

4x100m

New Haven, PEI

Monte Stratton

Reid Coolsaet

Marathon

Hamilton, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Sam Effah

4x100m

Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Alice Falaiye 

Long Jump 

Mississauga, ON

Marc Christie

Perdita Felicien

100m Hurdles

Pickering, ON

Gary Winckler

Sultana Frizell

Hammer Throw

Perth, ON

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Kelsie Hendry

Pole Vault

Saskatoon, SK

Rick & Susanne Petrucha

Kimberly Hyacinthe

4x400m

Lachenaie, QC

Daniel St-Hilaire

Jennifer Joyce 

Hammer Throw

Kamloops, BC

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Rachel Lavallée

20km Racewalk

Peterborough, ON

Stafford Whalen

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep

100m Hurdles

Whitby, ON

Anthony McCleary

Giitah Macharia

Marathon

Oakville, ON

Steven Keating

Jenna Martin

4x400m

Bridgewater, NS

Charles Scarrow

Carline Muir

4x400m

Edmonton, AB

Derek Evely

Amonn Nelson

4x400m

Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Hank Palmer 

4x100m

Lasalle, QC

Daniel St-Hilaire

Adrienne Power

4x400m

Halifax, NS

Peter Lord

Tara Quinn-Smith

Marathon

Toronto, ON

Hugh Cameron

Gary Reed 

800m

Victoria, BC

Wynn Gmitroski

Gavin Smellie

4x100m

Etobicoke, ON

Erik Jenkins

Andrew Smith

Marathon

Toronto, ON

Hugh Cameron

Oluseyi Smith

4x100m

Ottawa, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

Brianne Theisen 

Heptathlon

Humboldt, SK

Todd Johnston

Robin Watson

3000m Steeplechase

London, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Angela Whyte

100m Hurdles

Edmonton, AB

Wayne Phipps

Dylan Wykes

Marathon

Kingston, ON

Steve Boyd

Canada has captured medals at the last three World Championships; most recently two silver medals in Osaka, Japan in 2007 won by Perdita Felicien and Gary Reed in the 100 metre hurdles and 800 metres respectively. Overall Canadian teams have won medals at eight of the eleven Worlds; the highlight being the 1995 edition with two golds, one silver and one bronze for a total of four medals.

World 2009 Media Guide now available

Athletics Canada's 2009 World Championships in Athletics team media guide is now available at www.athletics.ca/berlin2009. To access and download the guide please click on the "Media Guide" button on left menu panel of the website.

The World Championships in Athletics take place August 15-23 in Berlin, Germany.

For more information please contact:
Mathieu Gentès
mgentes@athletics.ca 
613-260-5580 ext. 3303

Carding Criteria

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 

Athletics Canada 2009/2010 Para-Athletes 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

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

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month: Eating for Endurance - Making Sense of Sport Drinks, Bars and Gels

Are you planning to participate in a long hike, bike ride, swim meet or soccer tournament? These types of long duration events and multi-event competitions require careful consideration of dietary strategies so that you are as energized at the end of your event as you were at the beginning.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Eating for Endurance - Making Sense of Sport Drinks, Bars and Gels" provides information on the proper nutrition prior to and during events, and explains the role of sport drinks, bars and gels in maintaining one's energy.

To read this article and access our sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit our site at: www.coach.ca/eng/nutrition/index.cfm

Awards & Grants

The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online!

Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through coaching excellence, General Motors' Making Dreams Possible Program provides one hundred $2,000 club coaching grants and ten $10,000 high performance coach grants to community sport clubs and high performance coaches nationwide on an annual basis.

This fall, another 50+ $2,000 grants will be awarded to community sport clubs across the country for coach training and development. The application deadline is September 21, 2009.

Apply now and make dreams possible in your community! 
www.coach.ca/makingdreamspossible/index.htm
 

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

Most recently, Sport BC is pleased to have honoured and recognize six dedicated sport leaders from Williams Lake with the Community Sport Hero® Award presented by EnCana.

The following individuals are the outstanding volunteers who have been selected by their peers and have received the 2009 Community Sport Hero® Award in Williams Lake:

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 is one intake left:

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

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATHLETES:

All Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemptions to expire December 31, 2009

(Ottawa, Ontario - August 6, 2009) - Athletes who currently hold an Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemption (ATUE) should be aware that any ATUE issued by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) or by any international federation, that shows an expiry date in 2010 or beyond, will no longer be valid past December 31, 2009.

Read the HTML version:
www.cces.ca/forms/index.cfm?dsp=template&act=view3&template_id=194&lang=e&news_id=88 

or download the PDF:
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-ATUEExpiryDate-E.pdf 

Run Jump Throw August 2009 Newsletter

The most recent instalment of the RJT Newsletter is now posted online and highlights:

To view the RJT August 2009 Newsletter visit: www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm and click AUG 2009 - Newsletter V.V-2

The Gold Standard - Athletics Canada Newsletter

In this edition: 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics

The 2009 IAAF World Championships begin in 2 weeks. Follow the Canadian team as they travel to Berlin to take on the world August 15-23. Stay up to date with the latest results, athlete flash quotes and news stories by visiting www.athletics/berlin2009.  This edition of TGS also includes athlete headshots, team facts and CBC's broadcast schedule for Worlds.

Also in this edition:

To view the full edition:
http://athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSAUGUST2009.PDF 

2009 Canada Games Broadcast Schedule

To view the full broadcast schedule for the 2009 Canada Games, visit the link below:

http://canadagames2009.wordpress.com/

Athletics Canada on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/athleticscanada 

Coaches

International Coaching School

August 22-29, 2009 | Online Registration

Two streams of coaching workshops:

High Performance Stream: This stream is for coaches of athletes in the High Performance pathway, which may include National Team or development athletes at a provincial level. Coaches can register in the number of Level 4 NCCP tasks. Tasks will be accredited upon submission of assigned project or portfolio.

Development Stream: This stream is geared toward coaches of developing athletes who are early in their competitive career or aspiring to compete at provincial or national championships. Coaches will be accredited as being trained in a number of generic coach education modules at the Competition-Introduction or Competition-Development NCCP contexts. Credit for level 3 theory can be achieved by taking a certain number of modules.

Early registration ends this weekend

Please note the new location and contact information below!

David Hill
Director, National Coaching Institute - BC
4371 Interurban Road
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V9E 2C5
Telephone: (250) 220-2522
Mobile: (250) 889-1671
Fax: 250-220-2503
dhill@cscpacific.ca

Courses and Seminars

Run Jump Throw Instructor NCCP Certification Course

When: September 25, 26, 27, 2009

Where: UBC - War Memorial Gymnasium, 6081 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC

For registration and Course Information visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm or contact Taunya Geelhoed at 604.333.3554 or runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

*Note: Completion of this course DOES provide NCCP certification

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009

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statistics

Top Ten Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season- Men as of July 27

Plus World Championship Standards *A *B

1203 points 800m 1:43.95 Gary Reed'81 BC *A
1183 points 4x100m 38.62 Canada (Palmer-Smith-Connaughton-Barnett) *A
1175 points SP 20.92 Dylan Armstrong'81 BC *A
1167 points 1Mile 3:52.63 Nate Brannen'82 ON *A
1165 points Mara 2H12.27 Jon Brown'71 BC *A
1160 points 200m 20.45 (0.4) Gavin Smellie'86 ON *A
1146 points 10k 27:50.76 Simon Bairu'83 SK *B
1144 points 1500m 3:37.26 Taylor Milne'81 ON *B
1139 points 3kSC 8:27.09 Rob Watson'83 ON *B
1137 points 3kSC 8:27.53 Alexandre Genest'86 QUE *B
1136 points 110mH 13.62 (1.8) Jared MacLeod'80 MAN *B
1136 points LJ 8.05 Brian Chibudu '88 ON *B
1132 points 100m 10.23 (2.0) Seyi Smith'87 ON *B
1127 points 1500m 3:38.44 Matt Lincoln'82 ON *B
1127 points 400m 45.85 Tyler Christopher'83 AB *B
1109 points Mara 2H16.14 Andrew Smith'79 ON *A
1104 points Disc 62.88 Jason Tunks'75 ON *B
1098 points Ham 74.88 James Steacy'84 AB *B

Top Ten Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season- Women as of July 27

Plus World Championship Standards *A *B

1214 points 100mH 12.52 (1.4) Pricilla Lopes-Schliep'82 ON *A
1180 points 100h 12.78 (1.0) Perdita Felcien'80 ON *A
1161 points 100H 12.93 (0.0) Angela Whyte'80 AB *A
1150 points 1500m 4:06.94 Malindi Elmore'80 AB *B
1147 points LJ 6.74 (1.1) Ruky Abdulai '85 BC *A
1144 points 400m 51.70 Esther Akinsulie'84 ON *B
1139 points 200m 23.18 (0.0) Adrienne Power'81 NS *B
1138 points LJ 6.70 (1.6) Alice Falaiye'78 ON *B
1131 points 4x400m 3:30.85 Canada (Akinsulie, Power, Martin, Muir)*A
1131 points 400m 52.07 Carline Muir'87 AB *B
1127 points Ham 72.07 Sultanna Frizell'84 ON*A
1125 points Mara 2H30.43 Lloudmila Kortchaquina'71 ON *A
1113 points Hept 6086 Brianne Theisen'88 SK *B
1098 points Ham 70.35 Jennifer Joyce'80 BC *A
1095 points HJ 1.91m Nicole Forrester'76 ON *B
1069 points PV 4.45 Kelsie Hendry '82 SK *A
1059 points 20kW 1H37.22 Rachelle Lavallee'86 Que *B

Based on IAAF point scoring table
Olympic/WC standard *A, *B

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