Special Offer on NorthStar Endurance Drink Mix, benefitting local athletes

August 21, 2014

Full story: http://www.bcathletics.org/News/special-offer-on-northstar-endurance-drink-mix-benefitting-local-athletes/1967/


Call for Learning Facilitator Applications

August 21, 2014

Call for Learning Facilitator Applications

  • Athletics Specific Learning Facilitator Training
  • Sat Sept 27th and Sun Sept 28th, 2014
  • 2-day, 19 hour LF Training (9am-9pm Sat and 9am-4:30pm Sun)
  • Fortius Athlete Development Centre, 3713 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7

BC Athletics is looking to train some new Sport Specific Learning Facilitators for our Sport Coach and Club Coach NCCP Courses. If you are interested in attending this LF training please fill in this quick application form online.

Click Here for More information

Click Here for the quick Online Application

The cost is free for all successful applicants and BC Athletics will also cover your transportation, accommodation, and food costs for the weekend.

Thanks for thinking about this opportunity to pass along some of your coaching knowledge and skills. We are always looking for new and creative ways to improve coaching education so if you have any ideas or questions please feel free to contact Jennifer Schutz by phone (604) 333-3558 or email.


Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Details, Price Increase Coming

August 20, 2014

Join us for the 4th annual Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra on Saturday, October 18. The 50 mile event is centered around Whistler Village and the Valley Trail system.

New this year, we've introduced 2 person and 4 person relay options, still covering the 50 mile distance. 4-person teams will see each runner complete a 20km leg, while 2-person teams will alternate 20km legs.

The standard 8-person team will remain the competitive focus ont he day, with runners alternating between 13km and 7km legs.

The Ultra also serves as the 2014 ACU 50 Mile National Trail Championship.

All participants receive a New Balance long-sleeve tech tee, as well as entry to all pre- and post-race festivities.

Price Increase Coming

Registration is well under way for the Ultra and all three Relay categories. Our Early Bird Price Deadline is coming up on August 26th, so grab your team and sign up today to save!

Pre-Race Social at the Brewhouse

Always a great partner of our event, the Brewhouse is once again going to host our Pre-Race Social and Package Pickup evening on the Friday night before the race. Exclusive food discounts and pint specials will be available all weekend long.

Situated right next to the Finish at Whistler Olympic Plaza, the Brewhouse will be serving up great food and drinks all day long. You'll have fresh local beer just a stone's throw from the Finish Line!

Post-Race Activities

We're excited for our best Post-Race Party yet! Hosted at the Longhorn Saloon, all racers and volunteers are invited to join this exclusive party. Drink and food specials will be available throughout the afternoon and evening, with music and entertainment continuing late into the night.

Other Saturday festivities for racers include:

  • Pint specials and 10% off food at the Brewhouse at Whistler
  • Free cover at Garfinkel's
  • Dubh Linn Gate will feature food specials for all racers and a live Celtic band

Plus plenty of other racer-exclusive deals throughout the Village.

Exclusive Accommodation Deals

We've partnered with Whistler.com and the Aava to offer exclusive hotel deals to all Whistler 50 participants – starting at $108/night!

Complete event details and registration at www.bcathletics.org/Whistler50RelayUltra


Dylan Armstrong to Receive Olympic Bronze

August 20, 2014

Full story: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/canadian-shot-putter-dylan-armstrong-to-receive-olympic-bronze/article20131933/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Referrer%3A+Social+Network+%2F+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links


The Mechanics of Speed Lecture

August 16, 2014

The Mechanics of Speed Lecture, Burnaby, BC

  • Wed Sept 10th, 2014 @ 7pm
  • Fortius Sport and Health, 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
  • Dr. Gerry Ramogida (Seattle Seahawks) and Laurier Primeau (World Athletics Centre)
  • Registration fee is $20
  • For More Information – Mechanics of Speed Info
  • Registration – Mechanics of Speed Registration


Chewning appointed as new Head Coach for Speed and Power for Vancouver Thunderbirds

August 15, 2014

The Vancouver Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Chewning as the Head Coach power/speed effective September 1, 2014

Mary will be replacing Derrick Johnston who has been with the club for the past year, and now is moving to Eastern Canada to pursue other coaching goals.

For the past 7 years Mary has held coaching positions at Ocean Athletics and several high Schools in the South Surrey area in hurdles, jumps and sprints. She has been the Head Coach, Sprints and Hurdles at Ocean Athletics for over a year and has recently been appointed Head Coach Sprints and Hurdles at the University of British Columbia. During her time at Ocean she coached athletes to represent Team BC at National Championships and Canada Summer Games, as well as Team Canada for the World Youth Games.

Mary is an Athletics Canada certified Performance Coach (formerly Level 3) and will be responsible for power/speed athletes from Grade 8 and upwards.

If you wish to contact Mary you may do so at mary@thunderbirdstrack.com

- Vancouver Thunderbirds


Kris Swanson wins Emperor’s Challenge. Again.

August 14, 2014

Full story: http://tumblerridgenews.com/?p=13709


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