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ISSUE #40-2009
Friday, October 23, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Canadian 10K Championship and Timex Series Finale Results
  • AC Announcement regarding the Director / Head Coach, Development Programs position
  • CSC Pacific and PacSport Pacific Seminar: Athlete Advance - Saturday, November 7, 2009
  • Reminder: 2009 TECHNICAL CONGRESS EARLY BIRD DEADLINE Monday, October 26, 2009
  • Junior Development Awards Banquet - PICTURES NEEDED!!!
  • Important Update to New Masters Memberships


From the BC Athletics Office


Junior Development award recipients are reminded to forward an "action shot" picture to Jackie Barrington at as soon as possible. The pictures will be used during the awards presentations at the banquet.


To make sure the two new Masters categories are set up as simply and fairly as possible the following changes have been made to the categories. They are now based more on the members' age rather than what the member participates in. Please also note the name changes. These changes are now updated on ACDirect and in the on-line membership form on the BCA website.

Masters 40+

Masters 35-39

Note: In order to be eligible for Road and Cross Country Championships and championship medals, selection to BC Teams and funding, 35 - 39 year olds are required to hold a "Senior" membership and compete in the "Senior" category.

Masters in the Master 35-39 and Master 40+ categories who wish to compete as both a Master and a Senior should take out a "Senior" membership and indicate their particular Master category as a second membership type. The fee will be $94.50 and will include both memberships chosen.

2010 BC Athletics AGM


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 

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 -

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: 

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

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 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



Canadian 10K Championship and Timex Series Finale - Toronto

BC was well represented at the Canadian 10K Championship and Timex Series Finale held in conjunction with the OASIS Zoo Run.

Richard Mosley ran with eventual winner Simon Bairu for the first 8K, but was unable to hold on for the final 2K as he was passed by Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis, before finishing fourth on a very twisting course in 30:02, 15 seconds behind the winner.

In the Timex Series Finale, BC finished 1-2 in the men's race, with Ryan McKenzie in 30:45 and Jay Macdonald in 31:27. Craig Odermatt completed the BC team in 33:20.

On the women's side, Natasha Wodak was BC's top performer, finishing 5th overall and 4th in the Timex Series Finale in 35:25, behind Canadian Champion and former Kelowna resident Malindi Elmore. Kristina Rody (36:27) and Rachel Ruus (37:46) were the other BC team members finishing 6th and 7th respectively in the Timex Series component.

Diva on the Run Half Marathon - Vancouver

1. Gillian Gook, 1:29:27

Diva on the Run 10K - Vancouver

1. Tina-Louise Harris, 43:56

Oktoberfest Brewski-Daddle 5K - Vancouver

1. Phil Dickens, 16:37
1. Rachel McBride, 18:47

Canadian 10km Championships & Timex Series Finale

Canadian Men / Hommes canadiens

1. Simon Bairu, 29:47.3 (Automatic berth for 2009 Chiba Ekiden / Sélection automatique pour le Chiba Ekiden de 2009)
2. Reid Coolsaet, 29:57.1
3. Eric Gillis, 30:00.4
4. Richard Mosley, 30:01.3
5. Dylan Wykes, 30:25.5

Canadian Women / Femmes canadiennes

1. Malindi Elmore, 33:20.6 (Automatic berth for 2009 Chiba Ekiden/ Sélection automatique pour le Chiba Ekiden de 2009)
2. Megan Metcalfe, 34:42.6
3. Denise Robson, 34:58.5
4. Chantell Widney, 35:18.1
5. Natasha Wodak, 35:24.7

Men Timex Final / Finale Timex masculine

1. Ryan McKenzie, 30:44.6
2. Jay MacDonald, 31:26.7
3. Brian Walker, 31:43.00

Women Timex Final / Finale Timex féminine

1. Malindi Elmore, 33:20.6
2. Denise Robson, 34:58.5
3. Chantell Widney, 35:18.1

Nova Scotia won the Men's & Women's Timex Series Finale Provincial Titles / La Nouvelle-Écosse a gagné les titres masculin et féminin du circuit Timex pour les équipes provinciales

Men's Team / Équipe masculine

Toby Hennigar, 32:33.2
Robert Jewer, 32:44.7
Rami Bardeesy, 33:18.1
Nick McBride, 35:10.4

Women's Team / Équipe féminine

Denise Robson, 34:55.8
Rayleen Hill, 38:55.4
Caroline McInnes, 39:08.0
Linda MacDonald, 39:04.5

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


Frank Reynolds Memorial 6K XC - North Vancouver

1. Marques Willey, 19:36
1. Nicola Everton, 26:20

Sechelt Fall Tune-Up 6K - Sechelt

1. Larry Nightingale, 22:51
1. Lisa Morrow, 26:20

Peninsula Cross Country Challenge - Central Saanich

1. Sean Chester, 22:14
1. Katelynn Ramage, 24:12

Larry Nicholas Memorial 9K - Kelowna

1. Cameron Egan, 32:16
1. Emilyn Sim, 39:17

Concordia/Puma Cross Country Classic - Portland, OR

Pietersen wins Puma Classic: 

Prime-time in Portland: 

Women second, men fifth at ConU: 

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:

'Off and Running' presented by DOXA

DOXA is presenting on Thursday, October 29, 2009 @ 7pm at Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver the film Off and Running from director Nicole Opper. Off and Running has screened at Silver Docs and picked up a number of awards and this will be its Canadian premiere.

Details here: 

From Athletics Canada

AC Announcement regarding the Director / Head Coach, Development Programs position

As a result of an internal technical alignment review, Athletics Canada announced today that the position of Director / Head Coach, Development Programs which was implemented in July 2007 will conclude December 2, 2009 following the completion of two fall training camps. The decision finalizes the alignment of the High Performance Structure for this quadrennial following the addition of National Event Group coaches.

A revised structure aligned with Athletics Canada's Strategic Plan, outlining roles and responsibilities with a continued focus on event group development towards high performance including targeted junior talent identification & direction, will be circulated in the new year.

The new structure will be supported by the position of Coordinator of Development and Officials Programs in areas such as Club Development, Run, Jump, Throw and other grassroots initiatives.


This is a friendly reminder that early bird registration for the 2009 Technical Congress expires on Monday October 26. Book now to secure your spot ensuring you are able to listen, interact and learn from some of the world's coaching leaders:

Visit for the latest information on the congress including the Awards Gala, Schedule, Speakers, Registration and more.

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.

Dear Athletes/Coaches/Branches -

There have been changes made to the 2010 Cross Country Selection Guidelines. Please visit our website:

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.

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

Athlete Advance - Saturday, November 7, 2009

The CSC Pacific/PacificSport Athlete Advance will help to educate and inspire BC's future Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship athletes in their quest for podium performances on the national and international stages. Athletes will have the opportunity to access practical workshops and seminars on topics that are relevant to the high performance athlete, and selected upon feedback provided by registered CSCP and BCAV athletes. Innovative and interactive sessions will be presented by expert professionals in their respective fields.

For more information and to register please visit: 

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

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