The Greyhounds:                                              A Track and Field Club for Masters (35+),                 including Seniors (55+)                    

Welcome to the Greyhounds Website!

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On our website, follow us through our year round track and field program.  Pick up on training tips from Coaches Harold Morioka, Sam Walker and Dave McDonald.   See "The Harold Morioka Story and hear Harold tell the story of his career as one of Canada’s elite masters level sprinters. Read news of Greyhounds in action at local, provincial, national and international Track and Field Meets.  


Coach Sam’s tip for week of Nov. 17:

Many already know that "Practice Does NOT Make Perfect”. While warming up and training, ALWAYS use proper form to help improve your running.  Keep your upper body relaxed. Drop the shoulders, relax your grip & "run tall" from the hips.  Relax the tension in your face and jaw - Straining leads to muscle fatigue.  Don't bend from the waist - Have a slight forward lean from the ankles (straight like a plank). Keep your head upright - not layed back or cranked forward.  Arms should be swinging at the sides of your body in the direction of your run.  Crossing the arms over your body causes you to wobble - This will slow you down and decrease efficiency. Don't let fatigue cause you to get lazy!  Practice Makes PERMANENT!

Latest Workout Postings from Sam

Week of October 27

Week of November 3

Week of November 10

Week of November 17

BCA Announces Masters Athletes of the Year

BC Athletics has announced its “Masters Athlete of the Year” award winners for 2014.  Two Greyhounds were among the winners:  Dave McDonald (M60) won the Male Field Athlete of the Year and Olga Kotelko (W95) won the Female Field Athlete of the Year.  Al Percival was on the short list for the Male Track Athlete of the Year and Lenore Montgomery was on the short list for the Female Road Runner Athlete of the Year.  Congratulations to Dave, Al, Lenore and the late Olga Kotelko.  Dave and Olga will be honoured at the BCA Awards Banquet on December 6th.

Charanjit Dhanoa Donates $500 to Club

Charanjit Danoa, another friend of Sewa Birring's, has donated $500 to the Greyhounds towards the purchase of a high jump pit.  This pit will be stored at our practice site in North Surrey and be available for regularly scheduled high jump practice.  Thank you, Charanjit, for your timely gift.   Other donors have stepped forward in recent months including Mark Phillips, Eric Torin and Al & Joyce Essex.  Thank you, one and all, for your gifts.


Charanjit  (2nd from R) poses with Dave McDonald (L), Sewa Birring (2nd from L) and Harold 

Santokh Dhesi Donates to Greyhounds 

Santokh Dhesi, a friend of Greyhound Sewa Birring, has generously donated a storage container to the club and has arranged for it to be located on site at North Surrey High School.  "This will be a milestone for the club,” Coach Morioka says, "enabling us to store equipment on site and offer high jump training.”  Thank you, Sewa for introducing the Greyhounds to your friend, Santokh, and thank you, Santokh, for your most generous gift.

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Coach Morioka, Santokh Dhesi (m.) and Sewa Birring at meeting with Surrey First Party

Sewa Birring Lobbies for Indoor Track 

Sewa Birring, for years one of Canada’s elite masters sprinters, put the case to Surrey First council candidates for the construction of a world class indoor track and field facility for Surrey.  In his speech, Sewa offered to donate $100, 000 to help pay the cost of construction.  Harold Morioka, coach of the Greyhounds, and Urith Hayley, secretary/treasurer of the Greyhounds also spoke in support of  the track, arguing that it would bring athletes from across Canada and around the world to compete in the only world class indoor running track in the Lower Mainland.  Build it, Sewa, Harold & Urith said, and they will come. 

Upcoming Meets for The Greyhounds

Feb. 14, 2015 -    BC Indoor Championships in Kamloops

Upcoming Practices for The Greyhounds

Monday, Nov. 17 - Langley 7pm (with Sam)

Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Guildford Rec Centre 10am

Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Langley 7pm (with Sam)

Thursday, Nov. 20 - Guildford Rec Centre 10am

Saturday, Nov. 22 - SFU 10am

Latest Meet Results:

October 6-8 - Huntsman World Masters Games in St. George (link)

September 9-13 - BC Senior Games (link)

July 11-13, 2014 - Canadian Masters Championships (link)


Contact the Greyhounds Track and Field Club 

Executive members include:

Les Fowler - President   •    Al Percival - Vice-President

Urith Hayley - Secretary/Treasurer   •   Bruce Hill - Webmaster

Harold Morioka - Coach   •   Sam Walker - Coach  

• Dave McDonald - Throws Coach