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

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

Cancer Survivor Speaks out on 55+ Games “30 Rule


Last year cancer survivor Don McLean participated in his first ever BC 55+ Games.  In his words, it was “such a charge”. When he told other cancer survivors of his experience, he believed "they [would be} motivated to become more active.”  The 30 Rule “contradicts the concept" he envisioned regarding the value of participation in the games.  It "does not encourage novice individuals such as myself to get involved and in fact pulls the welcome mat out from under us.”  Read more

See below for Zone Coordinators opposition to 30 Rule.  

See also Harold’s take on “30 Rule”.

Greyhounds Set Records at Canadian Indoor Championships


Christa Bortignon broke 2 Canadian records in the 50M and 50M hurdles while Al Percival broke the Canadian record in the 50M.  Deborah Lee set 2 new BC records in the 50M and 50M Hurdles and broke 2 more BC records in the Triple Jump and High jump.  Deborah missed a 5th BC record in the 60M hurdles by only 1/100th of a second.  Natasha Bacchus set a new BC record in the 50M and also broke her own BC record in the 60M.  Hardev Sandhu set a BC record in the 50M…read more.  See Team Videos for M60 & M65 50; M60 & M65 60M; W35 & W75 200M; M60 & M65 200M. Also, see 2015 Can Ind album.

Women lead charge for gold at BC Championships


Greyhounds Lynnette Baldock, Christa Bortignon and Rachel Fouladi (photo left) each won 6 gold medals in their individual events at the BC Masters Indoor Championships held in Kamloops Feb. 13-15.  Norm Lesage won 3 gold and broke the Canadian Indoor records in the M85 60M and 200M. See Harold’s “Hello Greyhounds” below for more details.

See Team Videos for highlights of M40 & M60 60M races; M40, M45, M65, M70 & M85 400M races; and W45 & W65 400M races.


Coach Harold: "Hello Greyhounds” - March 28  

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Nine Greyhounds braved the cold and wet conditions while competing in the Ocean Athletics All comers meet in South Surrey, on March 21. Despite the unfavourable conditions our members did very well in the first outdoor meet of the year.  Our members ran extremely fast times, especially considering this was their initial competition of the year. Coach Sam ran a fast 11.6 100m (hand timed because of technical problems with the automatic timing device). Al ran 13.2(h) and under 28 seconds (27.97) & see more  See also Weekly Workouts. 

Previous messages from Harold

Coach Sam’s tip for week of March 23 


"Energy Systems - Plain and Simple . . . Somewhat"

Knowing the energy system you are using will help determine your recovery needs for nutrition and rest.  It will also help assist in your understanding of your training.  Going out and running a 10k twice a week as well as a 6km Fartlek once a week will do minimal towards training for a 100/200m sprint.  Why?  Well, you’d be training the wrong energy system.…” More… 

Note: Practice locations in Weekly Workouts.

Previous tips from Sam 

Coach Dave: “Just Saying Stuff #11” - Mar. 22

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The Javelin Throw

Of the 6 throwing events that I compete in, the javelin throw has the greatest potential for self injury by far.  The most common injury is with the throwing elbow and the rotator cuff.  However, it does not stop there; injuries to the calf, groin, quad, lower back, etc. are all possible especially if you do not warm up adequately and/or neglect training on your flexibility.      ...Read more (including practice locations for this week)

Next Week's Topic:  “Learning to Throw the Hammer"

Previous "stuff” from Dave

Zone Coordinators Oppose Participation limits for 55+ Games

The 55+ Games Society aims to limit participation in the Games’ Track and Field competition to 30 men and 30 women per zone.  Zone 3 Coordinator Harold Morioka asked the 11 other Zone Coordinators to weigh in on this issue.  A strong majority of the coordinators opposed the '30 rule' and favored an approach that would maximize participation in keeping with the the Mission and Legacy of the Games…read more 

Also, see full text of Zone Coordinators’ take on the Games’ “30 Rule”.

Latest Results:

Mar. 21, 2015 - Ocean Athletics All Comers in White Rock (link)

Mar. 14-15, 2015 - Canadian Indoor in Toronto (link)

Feb. 13-15, 2015 - BC Masters’ Indoor in Kamloops

Feb. 7, 2015 - Harry Jerome Indoor in Richmond

Image from March 21 All Comers in White Rock


Jorge ran the 800M in 3:10 at White Rock

Photo finish in Toronto 2015:


Roy and Al in dramatic finish of M60 60M Sunday in Toronto

Next Meets:

  • Apr. 18, 2015 - South Fraser T & F Meet in Surrey
  • Apr. 26, 2015 - Hayward Classic in Eugene, OR


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