CSI Victoria: Sport Performance Speaker Series – June 12 at 530 pm

June 7, 2013

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The Sport Performance Speaker Series in Victoria returns on June 12 with a presentation by Dr Trent Stellingwerff –

Recovery Strategies for Peak Performance:  Nurition / Compression / Sleep

Register today for FREE – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6825793131#


2013 Wheelchair Athletics Practice Sessions

April 19, 2013

Track nights for Surrey begin April 23, 2013

Tuesdays from 4 – 6 pm at Holy Cross High School, Surrey

Contact James Hustvedt for more information: 604.616.7106 or james@bcwheelchairsports.ca

*New and Experienced athletes welcome!

2013 Wheelchair Athletics


Summer Adventures Presents: Run Jump Throw Camps

June 22, 2012

 

Check out the Summer Adventures RJT Camps that are being hosted in Nanaimo and Ladysmith in July and August.

All dates and registration information can be found here: RJT Upcoming Events


CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – SEMINARS

November 24, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 7:00 pm – Delta Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Open to all coaches, athletes, and the general public.

Who: William Sheel, Ph.D., Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

Description: The Scientific Basis of Elite Kenyan Runners – The excellence of runners from East Africa has been ongoing for several decades. In particular, elite runners from Kenya account for many of the top male and female running performances. This presentation will emphasize what is (and isn’t) known about the physiology of Kenyan runners.

Who: Jim Bailey, Australian Olympian

Description: On May 5, 1956 Mr. Bailey became the 6th person (1st on American soil) to run a sub 4-minute mile. Mr. Bailey ran for the University of Oregon and competed in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, AUS. He will be showing the video of his 1956 race, followed by a question and answer session.


“Natural Running” Seminar – Wednesday, November 16

November 8, 2011

Pacific Road Runners (PRR) presents its annual fall running seminar on Wednesday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm at Roundhouse Community Centre in downtown Vancouver. 

The topic—a hot one in running circles these days—is “Natural Running.”  Many people now advocate lighter shoes with a lower heel profile, and running form that involves midfoot/forefoot ground strikes instead of heel strikes.  Could this be the right running form for you? How do you go about incorporating Natural Running form? What are the potential benefits and risks?

The presenters are three highly accomplished members of the Metro Vancouver and Canadian running communities:

  • Peter Butler, former Olympian (2:10 marathon PR)
  • Carey Nelson, former Olympian (2:12 marathon PR)
  • Dylan Wykes, current elite marathoner (2:12 marathon PR to-date)

They will discuss the evolution of running and the trend toward minimalist shoes, and will demonstrate drills and exercises that recreational and competitive runners can use to improve their flexibility, athleticism and posture.  Dylan Wykes will also talk about his own current training as he attempts to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Marathon. 

The evening also includes great free prize draws, including a Mizuno gift certificate for a pair of running shoes as well as other running gear courtesy of Mizuno and Forerunners.  Plus, 20 guaranteed (not free) entries will be drawn for PRR’s upcoming “First Half” Half Marathon, which takes place on February 12, 2012.   Registration for this popular event sold out in a matter of hours on Nov 8, so seminar attendance offers another opportunity to gain entry into the race.  Visit www.pacificroadrunners.ca or e-mail info@pacificroadrunners.ca for more information.


National Coach Mentoring Program Launch

November 1, 2011

EDMONTON- Athletics Canada and The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre (CACC) are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting and innovative National Coach Mentoring Program. This program aims to assist six coaches to progress their learning and effectiveness in the throws, particularly the shot put and hammer throw. Coaches from across Canada will be selected through an application process to participate in this four‐month program beginning January 6, 2012 and running through April 2012. Coaches should be expected to commit 3‐4 hours a week of study and participation to this program. The deadline to apply is Friday November 18, 2011.

Read the full Athletics Canada release HERE.

Questions regarding this program should be directed to Wes Moerman at the CACC wes.moerman@ualberta.ca

A more detailed description and application can be found here.


Best In The West Track & Field Tours: Hawaii 2012

October 7, 2011

Best In The West Track & Field Tours Presents: Hawaii March 16 – 26, 2012

The Best In the West Spring Break trip for 2012 has been announced!

Check out the flier HERE – and register today! 

Kick start your 2012 track and field season with a training camp in tropical Hawaii! The weather will be beautiful and we will be located within close proximity of Waikiki beach. We will be training at the track and field facility at the University of Hawaii as well as local parks and running trails. There will be an opportunity to compete at the Rainbow Relays on Saturday, March 24th, 2012. 

CONTACT: Chris Johnson (cjohnson@stgeorges.bc.ca  OR 604-818-5317)