Upcoming Level 2 Officials Workshops

January 15, 2015

Officials Level 2 Workshop:

This workshop is required for advancement to Level 2 in the Athletics Canada National Officials Certification program.
For full information and registration details please click on the links below:

Saturday, February 21, 2015 – Delta BC

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Prince George BC

2014 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting Weekend Update

November 24, 2014

2014 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting – December 5,6,7 2014 – Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel:

Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel – Deadline for special, BC Athletics room rate – November 25, 2014

Weekend Agenda: Draft available on the BC Athletics website – to be updated as needed

Delegate Registration: All Delegates (Voting and Non-voting) must registrar no later than Thursday, December 4, 2014

Elections: Election information and nominees available on the website

Proxy Votes: Must be registered no later than Thursday, December 4, 2014

Governance Sessions:
Session 1. Coaching Education – Certification and Evaluation Explained. Presented by Jennifer Schutz – Coaching Education Coordinator, BC Athletics

Session 2. Club Development – Club Excellence Program. Presented by Douglas Duncan – Director, Domestic Programs & Sport Development, Athletics Canada

Please register for the sessions you wish to take part in.

2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet ticket deadline – December 2, 2014

BC Athletics Annual Awards Deadline!

October 23, 2014

Just a reminder that the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards nomination deadline is fast approaching.
You have until Sunday November 2, 2014 to get your nominations in to the BC Athletics office.
Annual Awards information and nomination forms are available on the website.

The 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.
Tickets can be purchased through the BC Athletics Website
Get your tickets early – last year we sold out one week before the banquet!

2014 BC Athletics Masters Committee – Annual General Meeting

October 20, 2014

BC Masters Committee Annual General Meeting
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 19 2014 – 6:30pm
Location: #204 – 2929 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
Those wishing to attend should contact Jake Madderom – jake_madderom@telus.net


September 25, 2014

Nomination forms for the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards are now available on the BC Athletics website.

For complete details please go to the RECOGNITION section

Full details for the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet will be available shortly.

Lower Mainland Road Race Series wraps up

August 19, 2014

The 2014 Lower Mainland Road Race Series concluded on Sunday. Bookended by the Steveston Icebreaker 8K and the Richmond Oval 10K, the nine races in between took runners as far afield as the Sunshine Coast, south to White Rock, and north to Squamish.

When all was done, 82 runners had completed 5 or more of the races, qualifying them for series prizing from Timex, Running Room, Muscle Mlk and Wholly Noggin.

Category winners were:

MU20: Alex Nightingale, 86 pts
M2024: Evan Elder, 131 pts
M2529: Jan Heuninck, 77 pts
M3034: Nicholas Browne, 130 pts
M3539: Chris Napier, 119 pts
M4044: Patrick Jones, 110 pts
M4549: Kevin O'Connor, 150 pts
M5054: Mark Bennett, 150 pts
M5559: Gordon Carscadden, 126 pts
M6064: Leo Lam, 125 pts
M6569: Terry Riggins, 145 pts
M70+: John Hollifield, 135 pts

FU20: Olivia Willett, 150 pts
F2024: Kimberley Doerksen, 140 pts
F2529: Jen Moroz, 114 pts
F3034: Zahida Jaffer, 57 pts
F3539: Fainne Martin, 86 pts
F4044: Catherine Watkins, 150 pts
F4549: Helen Ritchie, 145 pts
F5054: Kimberley Gagliano, 150 pts
F5559: No qualifiers
F6064: Ann Reynolds, 128 pts
F6569: Irene Wingate, 150 pts
F70+: Nancy Napier, 140 pts

Special recognition went to Darrell Lahey and Dan Murphy, who completed all 11 races in the series.

Complete series rankings at lmrrs.com

Martinson Repeats as Doerksen Triumphs for the First Time

July 24, 2014

It came down to the final few seconds after 7 months of competition to determine the winners of the 2014 Timex BC Road Running Series. After Kimberley Doerksen crossed the finish line in 35:17 at the Summerfast 10K she had to wait to see if it was quick enough to surpass Catherine Watkins in the rankings. As the clock ticked past 35:24 Watkins would be unable to improve her existing point score, and so Doerksen moved to the top of the podium, and with it collected $1,000.

Similar stories played out down the field for minor places, as runners either completed their fifth race in the series to qualify for series awards, or looked to discard a low score with a faster time.

The Timex BC Road Running Series comprised 15 races, held throughout the province, starting at the Harriers Pioneer 8K in Saanichton in January, and concluding with Saturday’s Summerfast 10K in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Times are converted to a point score, with an athlete’s 5 best scores determining their place in the rankings. The top 4 men and women at the series end are invited to represent BC at the Timex Series Finale held in conjunction with the Canadian 10K Championship at the Oasis ZooRun 10K in Toronto on September 20.

When the dust (or more accurately the rain) had settled, VFAC’s Doerksen beat Watkins by just 4 points, 4398 to 4394. Sabrina Wilkie took third with 4355 points. Top 10 women were:

1. Kimberley Doerksen 4398
2. Catherine Watkins 4394
3. Sabrina Wilkie 4355
4. Jen Moroz 4195
5. Melissa Ross 4185
6. Claire Morgan 4165
7. Katherine Moore 4136
8. Shauna Gersbach 4063
9. Kristin Smart 4056
10. Brittany Therrien 3989

On the men’s side, Prairie Inn Harrier Geoff Martinson was untouchable, winning 4 of his 5 races outright, and scoring a record 4527 points – the first time anyone has exceeded 4500 points. The battle for second was much closer, and was only decided at the final race. Despite Theo Hunt beating Adam Byles on the day, his margin was not enough to surpass Byles in the rankings, as Byles scored 4324 to Hunt’s 4315. Top 10 men were:

1. Geoff Martinson 4527
2. Adam Byles 4324
3. Theo Hunt 4315
Logan Roots 4181* *Not eligible for prizing YK member
4. Kevin O'Connor 4174
5. Nicholas Browne 4110
6. Craig Odermatt 4095
7. Mark Bennett 4031
8. Chris Barth 3963
9. Aaron Weidman 3950
10. Chris Napier 3853

Complete 2014 Timex BC Road Running Series information and rankings can be found here.

The 2015 Timex BC Series will kick off again on January 11, 2015 at the Harriers Pioneer 8K, also hosting the 2015 BC 8K Championship.

2014 Timex BC Road Running Series winners (photo credits Rick Horne):


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