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ISSUE #39-2009
Friday, October 16, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Oasis Zoo Run set to host 2009 Canadian 10K Championship this Saturday, October 17
  • Track and Field NCCP Level 1 Technical, Sport Coach Workshop in Langley this weekend
  • Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana to be awarded in Terrace this Tuesday
  • Athletics Canada "The Gold Standard" October Edition available to view online now
  • 2010 Legacies Now Fall Newsletter available to view online now
  • SIRC October Newsletter - "Sport Parents" - View it online now
  • Royal Victoria Marathon Results - including BC Marathon Championship Results
  • 2010 BC Athletics AGM - PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINES ON OCTOBER 15th and 16th!!!!!


From the BC Athletics Office


This list will be updated throughout the year.


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 - 


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.


BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria 

Athlete of the Year Track & Field Award nominations MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE BY OCTOBER 15TH, 2009!!
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Track & Field Awards Nomination Form - 

Coordinated by the BC Athletics Road Running Committee
Road Running Award Nomination Form -

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 -

Athlete with a Disability nominations MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE BY OCTOBER 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BCA Track & Field Committee
Athlete with a Disability Awards Nomination Form -

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 - 

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 - 

Athletics Canada Technical Congress

November 14-16, 2009 in Richmond, BC

Agenda and registration online now:

BC Athletics Coaches support to attend AC Technical Congress, visit: 

BC Athletics Membership categories for 2010

All membership categories and fees for the 2010 membership year remain the same - EXCEPT FOR THE MASTERS CATEGORY.

A change to the Masters membership category was made necessary due to the IAAF changing its definition of masters age groups.

Effective in 2010 the IAAF passed the following rule change:

"Rule 141 - Age Groups

The following definitions apply to the age groups recognised by the IAAF:
Master Men and Women: Any athlete who has reached his/her 35th birthday for Stadia events and 40th birthday for out of stadia events."

This change made it necessary for BC Athletics to review its' Masters membership category and align it to the IAAF. The BC Athletics Board of Directors has voted to approve the following change to the Masters membership as of October 1, 2009 and will be formally adopted subject to the approval of the members at the next following general meeting (December 4,5 & 6 2009).

The current Masters membership will be replaced by the following two new memberships starting with the 2010 membership year:

Masters Road and Trail Running Membership (out of stadia)


Masters Track & Field Membership (stadia)

This means that for Road and Cross Country Running 35 - 39 year olds are moved back to the "Senior" category as per the BCA membership categories.

These two new memberships have been structured as carefully as possible to have as little impact on members as possible. Because members are allowed to hold multiple membership types, most scenarios of participation can be covered without paying more. The exception is with athletes aged 35-39 years who wish compete at the BC Road and Cross Country Championships for medals and be selected to BC Teams. They must compete in the Senior/Open category and are required to have a Senior membership in place ($94.50). An Adult Recreation Runner membership ($36.75) will work for those 35-39 year olds who are Road and Cross Country Runners and are not competing for championship medals.

If you aren't sure what type of membership(s) you should have relevant to your participation in the sport please email Sam Collier at with the following information:

  1. What do you take part in - road races and/or cross country and/or track & field?
  2. What age will you be as of December 31, 2010?
  3. Do you want to take part in BC Championships and/or get medals and/or be selected to BC team?

BCA Club Registrar's Reminder

The BC Athletics 2010 membership year begins with any new memberships entered October 1, 2009. On September 30th at midnight all access to ACDirect was terminated. Access will be reinstated October 1st for club Registrars who have:

  1. Completed and submitted a 2010 BC Athletics Registrars Waiver to the BCA Office - 
  2. Submitted payments for all outstanding AC Direct 2009 membership year invoices

Athletics Magazine

Athletics Magazine will no longer be available in printed format. It will be posted as an e-magazine on the Ontario Athletics website starting in January. Anyone who has time left on their subscriptions after January 2010 will receive a reimbursement from Athletics Magazine.

For more information, contact Sam Collier at

BC Athletics Officials AGM - Sunday, October 18th, 2009

When: 10 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Encore Restaurant - 27279 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC


9:30 AM Registration and Coffee
10:00 AM BC Athletics Officials Committee Annual Report
11:00 AM Presentation on International Paralympics Rules (by David Weicker)
12:00 NOON Lunch - Provided
12:45 PM BC Facilities Review (by Peter Fejfar)
1:15 PM Elections - 6 Committee Positions Available (Nominations to Jackie Barrington)
Other Business

Will you be attending?

Please RSVP to Jackie Barrington at or 604.939.1643

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).

2010 BC Athletics Track and Field Championship Bids - Deadline extension update

The deadline for bids for the Junior Development Track & Field and Junior Development Pentathlon Championships has been extended to December 1, 2009. All other Track & Field championship bids (Midget 15, Youth, Junior, Senior and Master ) are due October 23, 2009. On-line submissions can be done at:

2010 Membership Year

The 2010 BC Athletics membership year begins October 1st, 2009 with any new members signing up receiving memberships valid from October 1st 2009 through to the end of December 2010.

BC Athletics School and School District Memberships

It's that time of year again! School Club and School District membership application forms are available on the website at

Event Directors are reminded that 2009/2010 School/School District members and their membership numbers will be posted and updated each week on the website at

BC Athletics Coaches Support to attend the Athletics Canada Technical Congress

BC Athletics has budgeted to financially assist a limited number of coaches to attend the 2009 Athletics Canada Technical Congress in Richmond, November 14, 15 & 16/09. The Athletics Canada Technical Congress brings together Canada's leading Coaches for a weekend of Technical Presentations, Discussions and Program Planning.

For more information and application form, visit:

See Technical Congress Information, Registration and Program Details at:

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 

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: 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website: 

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. 

Run Jump Throw

Run Jump Throw at the Fall World Cup Speed Skating Canada Trials on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This Tuesday, October 20th, Run Jump Throw and ActNow BC will be hosting the "Activity Zone" at the Fall World Cup Speed Skating Canada Trials, before the races begin and during ice cleanings between races. Kids will be able to try out some Run Jump Throw skills and games in between the action!

When: Tuesday, October 20th
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval
Doors open at 11:30 AM - Adults: $5 Kids get in FREE

For more information on the Fall World Cup Trails, please visit:

For more information on RJT please contact 

Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills Training Program - Victoria, Sundays until November 29, 2009

The National Athletics Endurance Centre Victoria is presenting Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills training sessions on Sundays starting September 20, 2009 through support from PacificSport Victoria and the University of Victoria Athletics and Recreation. Children ages 6 - 11 can learn and practice the skills of the Run Jump Throw program with fully qualified RJT Instructors and members of the Vikes Track and Field Team, every Sunday beginning September 20, 2009 and running until November 29, 2009. Please click on the outline and registration form below for more information on the program.

NOTE: Registration forms are to be returned to: National Endurance Centre c/o PacificSport Victoria: 100 - 4346 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M1



Royal Victoria Marathon 

Brilliant sunny skies greeted 12,492 participants in Sunday's 30th Annual Royal Victoria Marathon - a record for the event in its anniversary year. With the Half Marathon and the 8K Road Race sold out prior to race day, registration numbers for all the races showed a dramatic increase over previous years. The Marathon had 3,887 registrants, the Half Marathon 5,571, the 8K Road Race 2,609, and the Thrifty Foods Kids Marathon - Kids Run 1,025. A new course record was set in the Women's Half Marathon by Marilyn Arsenault.

The event featured a strong elite field in all the races, and also saw three-time Marathon winner Steve Osaduik taking second place. Langley-based Osaduik - the course record holder - had strong competition from three Kenyans, Hillary Cheruiyot, Lameth Mosoti and Philip Samoei, and trailed in the first half of the marathon. However, he ran a negative split in the second half but wasn't able to catch the eventual winner Cheruiyot, who won in 2:19:26. Osaduik's time was 2:22:42, and Mosoti was third in 2:24:43. Cheruiyot - who trains in Calgary - was delighted with his result. He told the large finish-line crowd that he liked the course and thought the conditions were ideal. "I will be back next year to break the course record," he said.

The much anticipated women's marathon race was won by the 2008 winner Victoria's Cheryl Murphy in 2:44:01. She put in a strong performance but couldn't catch the 20-year course record of 2:42:32. Katherine Moore of Vancouver came second, bettering her third place finish last year, in 2:47:29. Three-time marathon winner Suzanne Evans from New Westminster came third in 2:48:20. The women's field was one of the fastest ever with the top nine women all finishing in under three hours. Murphy also captured the Masters title, while Danny Gonzalez from Lake Oswego, Oregon, won the men's Masters Title in 2:33:45.

The Half Marathon saw Lucy Smith's 2007 women's course record broken by Victoria's Marilyn Arsenault in a time of 1:15:39. The 41-year-old opera singer, who also won the Masters title, dominated the race coming in six minutes ahead of last year's winner Lindsay McLaren from Calgary. McLaren finished in 1:21:59, and Vancouver's Stephanie Hamilton came third in 1:22:06. For being the top Canadian and breaking the course record Arsenault was awarded a $1,000 bonus in addition to her first place award of $1,000.

It was a one-two-three win for Victoria's athletes in the men's race which was won by course record holder Jon Brown in 1:04:57. Although he didn't beat his 2002 time of 1:02:32, he was one minute faster than his time in the Great North Run in England last month. "This is a great time for Jon considering he ran on his own for most of the race," said Bob Reid, Elite Athlete Director. Second was Jim Finlayson in 1:07:57, and third was Kristopher Swanson in 1:09:11. Master men's winner was Norm Tinkham in 1:11:53.

In the 8K Road Race, Matt Clout from Victoria came first in 24:52. Coached by Jon Brown, this was an excellent result for Clout who came third in the Chemainus Twilight Shuffle this year. University of Victoria varsity athlete Logan Burke came second in 25:28, and Michael MacDiarmada from Dublin came third in 25:58. The top Masters winner was Kevin McGinnis from Ravensdale, WA who finished in 27:04. Rachel Ruus from Richmond won the women's race in 28:32, Amy Schneeberg from Vancouver was second in 28:55 and Meghan McCollum, also from Vancouver was third in 29:24. The women's Masters was won by Nancy Tinari from Coquitlam, BC in 31:23.

The event saw the highest number of finishers in the Half Marathon and the 8K Road Race - 4,602 and 2,150 respectively. The Marathon saw 2,568 finishers - a 25% increase over last year - and with the Thrifty Foods Kids Marathon - Kids Run the total number of finishers was 10,352 - another record for the event.

The 31st Annual Royal Victoria Marathon will take place on October 10th, 2010.

BC Marathon Championship

The 2009 BC marathon championship was incorporated into the 30th annual Royal Victoria Marathon on October 11, and was open to any current Junior, Senior or Masters member of BC Athletics. The Championship winners were Steve Osaduik and Cheryl Murphy (Senior), and Phil Nicholls and Suzanne Evans (Masters).

Senior Men

1. Steve Osaduik 2:22:42
2. Graeme Wilson 2:27:58

Senior Women

1. Cheryl Murphy 2:44:01
2. Anne-Marie Madden 2:52:03
3. Kristin Smart 3:20:44

Masters Men

1. Phil Nicholls 2:43:53
2. David Papineau 2:48:22
3. Michael Lord 2:49:41

Masters Women

1. Suzanne Evans 2:48:18
2. Lucy Smith 2:56:08
3. Cindy Rhodes 3:06:45

Canadian 10k Road Running Championships, October 17, 2009, Toronto

The Timex National Road Race Series Finale will be held in conjunction with the Canadian 10K Road Running Championships at the Oasis Zoo Run in Toronto on October 17.

Congratulations and good luck to the following athletes who have been selected for the BC Team.

Ryan McKenzie
Scott Simpson
Jay Macdonald
Craig Odermatt

Kristina Rody
Rachel Ruus
Natasha Wodak
Chessa Adsit-Morris

John Hill (Coach/Manager)

Haney-to-Harrison Relay and 100K Ultra

Online registration is now open for the 2009 Haney to Harrison Relay and 100K Ultra, to be held November 7th, 2009. Teams of 8 runners contest the 100K Relay, while the Ultra is also designated as the 2009 ACU 100K National Championship. Sign up today! 

Cross Country & Trail Running


Triton Invitational - San Diego, CA

Third place showing for Pieterson, Vikes: 
Moran on the move: 

Western Washington Invite - Bellingham, WA

T-Bird squads earn third-place finishes at Western Washington Invite: 

Campbell Mountain XC 6.2K - Penticton

1. Cameron Egan, 23:10
1. Martina Zamecnik, 29:13

BC Cross Country Championships - Saturday, October 31st

The BC Cross Country Championships take place on Saturday, October 31 in Stanley Park, Vancouver, with races for all ages starting at 10:00am.

Online registration is now open at:

**NOTE: There is NO race day registration.

Full Championship details available at:

From Athletics Canada

Oasis Zoo Run set to host 2009 Canadian 10km Championships

OTTAWA - The 2009 Canadian 10km Championships will take place this Saturday October 17 in Toronto, ON in conjunction with the Oasis Zoo Run of the Canada Running Series. The event will also serve as the stage for the Timex National Road Race Series Finale with provincial team and individual titles on the line.

Elites with an eye on the National Title

The start line at the Toronto Zoo will feature the strongest and deepest National 10km Championships field in years, maybe even decades. "We're just thrilled to see the National 10km Championships at the Oasis Zoo Run, and in Toronto" said Alan Brookes, Canada Running Series Race Director. Brookes adds; "This is by far the best Canadian field we've had in 20 years, I think it's tremendously exciting for the running scene in Canada and Toronto, and I'm sure the elites will also get a buzz from being at the front end of a big-city 10K."

Some of the notables include -

For the complete start list of elites visit:

Timex National Road Race Series Finale

Also hosted in conjunction with the Oasis Zoo Run is the Timex National Road Race Series Finale. Athletes from across the country which have qualified for the Finale through their provincial Timex Series will converge on Toronto vying for individual and provincial team titles.

For more information on the 10km Canadian Championships or the Timex Finale please visit

Athletics Canada would like to remind all athletes to consult their regular physicians to ensure that all their basic vaccines are up to date. 

Furthermore, as athletes travel frequently and have contact with many people, Hepatitis A and B vaccines (or the combination vaccine) are highly recommended.

We recommend that athletes also get vaccinated with the regular seasonal flu vaccine. This is usually available through a large number of locations across the country in October and November. This needs to be repeated every year.

Canada is developing a vaccine for H1N1 (swine) flu. This vaccine is not available yet but is expected to be out in November of this year. Do not confuse this with regular flu (influenza) vaccine. Although we do not have all the information available yet, Athletics Canada will almost surely recommend that athletes get vaccinated with the H1N1 vaccine.

It is our belief that vaccinations can be considered a natural form of medicine as they work by stimulating and readying your immune system from subsequent attack. Even when a vaccine is not 100% effective, there is often some protection offered from similar or modified viruses.

Although viruses may attack different population groups with varying virulence, keep in mind that even athletes may contract an illness, which, at the very least, will shut down their training for a period of time.

Canadian Cross Country Technical Package

The Technical Package for the 2009 Canadian Cross Country Championships is now available online at Please note the early bird deadline for the Championships is Monday November 16, 2009 at 4:00pm EDT.

If you have any questions, please contact Camille Baguio - Acting Coordinator, Events & Membership Services at or 613.260.5580 ext.3336

Athletics Canada 2009 Technical Congress

The 2009 Technical Congress Registration Package is now available; please visit

The 2009 Technical Congress will take place November 14 - 16th at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.

For more information:

Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 Ext. 3332

From the Coaching Association of Canada

It's Time to Celebrate Canada's Coaches!

Campbell's® Chunky® partners with CAC to find Canada's Most Valuable Coach

Starting today, the Coaching Association of Canada and Chunky Soup, in association with TSN, will recognize the contributions of Canadian coaches with the launch of the second year of the Chunky MVC: Most Valuable Coach contest. This program encourages the millions of Canadians involved in community, amateur and competitive sports to visit to nominate a coach who has made a real difference in their lives and the lives of others by reflecting and promoting the values of leadership, activeness and community. This year's winner of Chunky MVC will receive a prize package valued at $25,000 for his or her athletes and community.

If you know a coach that deserves recognition for the outstanding work they do, then go to and nominate that coach to be the Chunky MVC!

Be sure to keep an eye out for Chunky MVC in-store presence and media appearances!

Nominations will be accepted from September 14, 2009 to January 6, 2010.

For more information, contact:

Britany Gordon
Assistant, Programs and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613-235-5000, ext. 9-2389

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month - Travel and Restaurants

Athletes are frequently required to travel away from home to competitions and training camps. Both the journey and living in a new environment can make it challenging to maintain a high performance diet essential for optimal sport performances.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip "Travel and Restaurants" will assist coaches and athletes in identifying the nutrition pitfalls of eating at hotels and restaurants and how to plan accordingly.

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:

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.


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 or call 604-251-7708 on a weekday between 9:00am-4:00pm.

Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana to be awarded in Terrace this Tuesday

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Sport BC will gather community leaders and honoured guests to celebrate the long-term dedication of sport volunteers from the community of Terrace, with the Community Sport Hero® Awards. The awards honour outstanding sport volunteers in communities across British Columbia, recognizing coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level. The dedication of these individuals has allowed athletes and communities to grow and shape sport in British Columbia and inspire others to become involved in sport.

Seven community heroes will be recognized at this Tuesday awards ceremony. Guest speakers include Mayor David Pernarowski, Spirit of BC Committee Carol Fielding, and Robert Esmie, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist 4x100m Relay.

For more information on the Community Sport Hero® Awards please visit

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

The Sport Information and Research Centre (SIRC) October 2009 Newsletter

This October's SIRC Newsletter includes some very informative articles for sport parents. "A parent plays a very important role in their child's sporting experience. Often however, the critical nature of this role is overlooked." This excerpt is from the introduction article on the importance of parents in sport. Accompanying articles in this newsletter include:

To view the full edition of the newsletter including all articles, please visit: 

2010 Legacies Now - Fall 2009 Newsletter

The 2010 Legacies Now Newsletter is released quarterly to keep you informed with all the latest information from the Society. This fall's newsletter includes:\

To view the full online version of the Newsletter, please visit: 

Athletics Canada - 'The Gold Standard' Newsletter

In this edition:

To view the full edition of 'The Gold Standard,' please visit: 

Performance Points - presented by the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Performance Points are created to transfer knowledge to athletes, coaches and support staff, ensuring they are up to date with new research, technologies and innovations.

Sleep Your Way to a Better Performance

Sleep is critical to elite athletic performance and athletes need to ensure they take care of this very important aspect of preparation. To read the full article, please visit:

Beyond Sport - Life Balance

Athletes should be able to live life with as much continuity and stability as possible on both social and professional levels. To read the full article, please visit:

For additional Performance Points, please visit: 


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: 

or download the PDF: 

Athletics Canada on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to 

Courses and Seminars

Pain and Mental Stress in Sport: What do we think of it? - Workshop

An informative weekend for coaches and athletes to explore this interesting topic. Presented by Athletics Canada, Pacific Sport Centre Victoria and the University of Victoria Athletics and Recreation.

Date: October 23 and 24, 2009
Location: University of Victoria
Fee: $35 for coach, $20 for accompanying athlete

For more information please visit: 

Register by OCTOBER 15, 2009. Email 

Track and Field Coaching Workshops - NCCP Level 1 Technical, Sport Coach

Description: An introduction to track & Field coaching - Ideal for the school educator/coach, club parent, community volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field Coaching and start you on your way to becoming a Certified Track & Field Coach.


When: Friday, Oct, 23, Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25
Where: Apple Bowl, Kelowna BC
Learning Facilitator: Ron Bunting, Level 3 Coach, Learning Facilitator
Hosted and Supported by Kelowna Track and Field Club and BC Athletics


When: Friday, Oct, 16, Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18
Where: Langley Secondary School (McLeod Park - Langley Track) 21405 56th Ave, Langley BC
Learning Facilitator: Barb Vida, Level 4 Coach, Learning Facilitator
Hosted and Supported by Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club and BC Athletics

For more information and registration forms, please visit 
Further information, contact Ron Bunting at 

Level 2 Track & Field Officials Workshops

The Level 2 Officials Course is the next step in the Officials Development and Training Program. The level 2 course content and training takes you into the beginning detail of Officiating, Rules and Tips on being a Fair and Responsible Official. Both Track and Field Event Officiating is presented and discussed along with the administrative procedures for paper flow. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field Officiating and continue your Officials Training and Certification.


Where: Thompson Rivers Activity Centre - 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC
When: Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10am to 3pm (lunch provided)
Contact: Alwilda van Ryswyk 250.372.9640 or
Registration form available: 


Where: Renfrew Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 2969 E 22 Ave, Vancouver BC
When: November 14, 2009 (classroom presentation - 5 to 6 hours)
Registration deadline: November 6th, 2009
Course Contact: John Cull (604) 599-6638 or 
Registration form available: 

Athletics Canada Level 3 Competition Development Pilot Course:

For more information, please visit

Note: BC Athletics will if funding is available, assist with Coaches attending Part 2 of this Course. Please contact Brian McCalder at the BC Athletics office after Oct 10/09 (expected time when funding will be known).

Winter 2009/2010 Road Running Performance Clinics





Long Program #1 - September 30, 2009 to April 14, 2010 - $180 - Registration deadline September 29th
Long Program #2 - October 21, 2009 to April 14, 2010 - $160 - Registration Deadline October 20th
Short Program - January 5, 2010 to April 14, 2010 - $125 - Registration Deadline January 5th

Registration form available on the BC Athletics website 

Back issues of the BCAB are available at