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

Welcome to the new Greyhounds Website!

• Reports of Greyhounds in action • Greyhounds' Schedule • Masters’ Records • Canadian Masters’ Rankings • Photos & Videos • Greyhounds’ Top Performances • Coaches’ Tips • Meet Results • and much more..


Sam Walker New Head Coach of Greyhounds Masters

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At our recent AGM on April 2, Harold Morioka announced that he was stepping down as Head Coach after 17 years.  The baton now passes to Sam Walker.  

Minutes of the AGM will be distributed shortly. 

Coach Sam has this message for all of the Greyhounds.


As your new head coach, I wanted to recap what I had mentioned at this years AGM for those that were unable to attend:


First and foremost, a sincere and heartfelt "THANK YOU" to Harold for the many years dedicated to the Greyhounds club.  

Thank you for your time and commitment, passion, care and concern, knowledge and humour.

It is an honour to have had Harold as a mentor of which, I have learned immensely.  …...Read more


Coach Harold stepping down but not saying Sayonara 

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   ‘Hurricane Harold’ in his heyday


After 17 years as the Greyhounds head coach, I have decided to resign.  The club has grown tremendously since it’s inception, from about 15 members in 1999 to 79 members in 2015.  Initially we were a “Seniors" - over age 55 club.  But younger athletes asked to join our club so within a few years we became a Masters - over age 35 club.  We have 73 members so far in 2016. 


Resigning as your head coach was not an easy decision.  Actually I have been considering it for a few years.  As you know my health has not been the best lately.  Last spring when I failed my yearly test, my cardiologist was worried and told me to take it easy, no physical activity until he gave me the okay.  

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2016 Vancouver Sun Run - Greyhounds

Congratulations to Reidar Zapf-Gilje who placed FIRST out of 648 in his category M60-64 with a time of 40:44.

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Other Notable Greyhound results:

Renate Cheetham F76-79 Place 6/77 with a time of 1:16:08.0

Lynette Baldock F65-69 Place 12/369 with a time of 1:00:17.0

Arthur Gee M70-74 Place 18/153 with a time of 59:14.0

Congratulations to all!!!!


Canadian Masters Indoor T&F Championships

Six BC Masters athletes travelled to Toronto to compete in the Canadian Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships at York University. It was only a small group of BC athletes but they did extremely well. The meet attracted over 200 athletes, mostly from Ontario. The Greyhounds Masters T&F Club women's team won 19 Gold medals and despite having only a 3-member team, won the Women's Team Title with 149 points. The University of Toronto TC finished second among the 31 women teams, with 127 points….Read More

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Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week Apr. 25

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When your ability to run hard outpaces your ability to withstand the stress, you risk injury.  Strength training may be lacking from your “exercise” diet if you are chronically injured with aches and pains that seem to frequently derail your training.

It’s time to hit the gym!  A strength training routine is required, (if not already in action).  It is known that weak calf muscles cause issues with achilles tendons.   ..……(Read More)



Coach Harold: Indoor Records - Mar. 23

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RECENT RESULTS

Marie Johnson breaks Valerie’s BC Indoor W60 400m record.

Competing in an indoor meet in Arizona, Marie ran the 400m in 1:23.34, breaking Valerie’s BC Indoor record of 1:23.61, which Valerie ran at the BC Masters Indoor Championships in Kamloops.  ...More


…..see new records

……..See all records


Coach Sharon’s Jump Workout Tip Apr 16

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What goes up, must eventually come down.  But let’s do what we can to stay in the air as long as possible.

We often forget about the flight in long jump, we are so focused on the landing.  Today’s practice will focus on flight and landing.  When we take off we are trying to get as much height as we can.  Why?  To buy us more time in the air before we land.  I. f we can get to the point where we can do a couple …..Read More



Greyhounds New Throws Coach

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We have acquired Luca Molinari as our new throws coach for next season.  Luca Molinari is a throws coach with experience and knowledge beyond his years.  Luca has had success coaching at the high school level and youth Track & Field Clubs. He is a Hammer Throw specialist and is currently on the SFU Track and Field team.  

THROWS PRACTISE WITH LUCA

Luca will be at Bear Creek Park on WEDNESDAYS from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.


Greyhounds Intro to Pole Vaulting with Reidar

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Reidar will be doing an intro to pole vaulting this Thursday, April 21 at 10:00 am.  Following that, we will post his schedule for coaching.    …..Read More







Latest Results:

Apr. 24, 2016 - Hayward C;assic, Eugene, OR

Apr. 23, 2016 - South Fraser HS Track Meet, Bear Creek Park, Surrey 

Mar. 19, 2016 - Ocean Athletics Spring Breaker


Community Events:

Coquitlam 55+ BC Games - Try It - Learn It - Live It

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Harold instructing on the basics of a 3-point standing start.


The Greyhounds Masters Track Club is partnering with Coquitlam City in offering free “try-it” programs for 55+ aged individuals.  The location will be Town Centre Park, Stadium Track and the dates will are April 26, May 10 and May 17.  


Registration through Coquitlam’s parks and rec website is required.  To register go to Registration





Surrey Guildford Recreation Centre

Surrey Guildford Recreation Centre is hosting its first of its kind Indoor Triathlon.  The Triathlon starts on May 15 but registration closes May 1st.  This sprint mini triathlon will utilize the indoor track, new pool and spin bicycles. Individual or team entries are available.  For more information go to Guildford Mini Indoor Triathlon


Port Coquitlam - Strong Body Fast Track

Form Function and Fitness are offering a Strenth Training Class specifically geared to the runner.  Classes start April 27.  Drop in fee for Greyhound Members is reduced to $15 from $20 and a further 20% discount if a 10 pass package is purchased for $120.  … Read More


Club News:


South Fraser High School Invitational Track Meet

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Andrew Natale competing in Shot Put

Question:  What do you get when you have twenty athletes competing in a total of 53 events?  


Answer:  A great time at the Fraser High School Invitational on April 23 2016

(Results posted on our website under RESULTS tab)


The morning started off a little cool and the meet was delayed, but our Greyhound athletes still managed to haul away 40 GOLD medals and 8 SILVER medals by the end of the day.  Scot Henney …. read more



Lenore Montgomery Canadian Masters Athlete for Feb 2016

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Canadian Masters Athletics has once again chosen Lenore Montgomery W85 as Athlete of the Month.  

Lenore Montgomery set FOUR World Records at the BC Masters Indoor Championships on February 12-14 in Kamloops.  Lenore broke the world records in the 400m (2:11.47), 800m (4:52.80), 1500m (9:31.42), and 3000m (19:59.56).


CONGRATULATIONS LENORE!






Percy Williams Indoor Track Meet 2016

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Lynette, Sam and Renate at the Percy Williams Indoor, Richmond, BC.

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Valerie and Renate compete in the 400m at Percy Williams Indoor Track and Field Meet in Richmond, BC, March 2016.


Greyhounds in the Desert

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Urith Hayley and Marie Johnson swap 1st and 2nd place in 2 races at the 2016 Arizona Senior Olympics in Phoenix, AZ, Urith taking 1st in the 50M while Marie placed first in the 200M.  See Complete Results at


Harry Jerome Indoor 1st Meet of 2016

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Sharon Evans, Julie Valente and Cindy O’Brien Hugh

15 Greyhounds competed in the Harry Jerome Indoor 2016 including 2 relay teams.  ….See Greyhound Results.   


For Sale - New Size 9 Sprint Spikes $50

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Nike Zoom Rival Size 9

See Deborah or Urith if interested in purchasing these spikes!



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Greyhounds Team Photo 2015 - Photographer Greg McIntyre

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