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

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

Greyhounds New Throws Coach

Luca Molinari

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.  

Luca will be busy with his university responsibilities for a while but when we know his schedule we will let you know.

Greyhounds Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

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Harold Morioka at Annual Awards Banquet

Tonight (Oct 18) we celebrated the excellent season that the Greyhounds athletes had in 2015.  After the coaches mentioned all the successes of every Greyhound who competed this season, we announced our Athlete-of-the-Year Awards.  It was extremely difficult for the coaches and executives to decide who should be our 2015 winners.  We had one tie for “FEMALE TRACK”.   In the end we decided on …see complete list

Greyhounds add Pole Vaulting to Training 

With the help of Scot Henney (M90) the Greyhounds unloaded and stored our Pole Vaulting mats today at North Surrey Senior Secondary.

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L-R: Richard Wakelam, Urith Hayley, Harold Morioka, Natasha Bacchus, Scot Henney,  and Owen Wong

The Greyhounds will be offering training in Pole vaulting in the upcoming 2016 Track and Field Season.    Stay tuned for Pole Vaulting 101 classes!  See more news

 Christa Bortignon Canadian Masters Athlete for October


We, the Greyhounds, have our 3rd Canadian Masters Athlete-of-the-Month as chosen by the CMA.  Christa was chosen as the CMA Masters Athlete-of-the-Month for October.  

She was honoured for winning 15 Gold Medals at the Nevada Seniors Games in Las Vegas (7 gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, standing long jump and javelin) and the Huntsman World Masters Games in St. George, Utah (8 gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, triple jump, high jump and standing long jump).  

At both meets, Christa set new meet records in the 50m sprint.


Lenore Montgomery Canadian Masters Athlete for July


For the second month in a row, a Greyhound Masters Athlete was chosen by the Canadian Masters Association as Athlete of the month. Lenore Montgomery set a new WORLD RECORD in the W85 800m race with at time of 4:39.10 at the Trevor Craven Meet in Burnaby, BC on Sunday, July 5th, 2015.  

The previous WR of 4:56.10 was held by Vkadtjkeba Kokina, UKR for 2 years.  Lenore was able to hold onto her WR however, for only 1 month as it was broken by Melitta Czerwenka-Nagel in Lyon on Aug 9, 2015 with a time of 4:15.99.

Lenore also set a new Canadian Record in the W85 1500m race in 9.0.92.  CONGRATULATIONS LENORE!

Reidar Zapf-Gilje Canadian Masters Athlete for  June

Greyhound men were also busy.  Harold Morioka submitted Reidar’s BC Masters performance to the Canadian Masters Association.  The following was taken from the Canadian Masters Website:

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"There were many spectacular performances across the country in June, so it was a tough decision. We went with M60 Reidar Zapf-Gilje BC and M80 Emil Muller ON

Reidar competed in 14 events at the BC Masters Championships; 100(14.16), 200(29.33), 800 (2:30.50), 100mH (18.32), 300mH (52.07), Steeple (7:55.08), LJ(4.54), TJ(9.49), HJ(1.35), PV(2.60), DT(38.39), JT(36.31), HT(33.94), and WT(14.23)

Reidar also scored 3575 pts in the Pentathlon at the Norwegian Masters Championships – which is the #1 Ranking in the World.

Another Canadian Record falls to Greyhound Women!

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Marie Johnson, Elaine Whidden, Christa Bortignon, Valerie Scott

Our Greyhounds women did it again!  (writes Harold Morioka) This time they broke the Canadian W60+ 4x400m relay record.  Competing in the Ocean Athletics Summer Series #4 All comers meet in South Surrey, our Greyhounds women broke the Canadian record by a whopping 27 seconds.  See More

2nd Outdoor BC Track Record for Elaine in 2 weeks


On July 4th at the Trevor Craven Track Meet in Burnaby, Elaine Whidden set a new standard for the W60 100m with a time of 14.60s  breaking Avril Douglas’ record of 15.37s set in 2006.  

This is the 2nd BC record for Elaine, having set a new 200m record at the BC Masters two weeks ago with a time of 30.74s for the W60 200m sprint.  

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Elaine Whidden W60 200m record run at BC Masters Outdoor T&F, June 20, 2015

Elaine was featured in The Tri-Cities Now on July 15th.  See Article

Deborah Lee breaks W65 Sprint Hurdles Record

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Deborah Lee at the BC Athletics T&F on June 20, 2015 in Langley, BC

Deborah Lee bettered a record that she set only 2 weeks ago in the W65 80m Short Hurdles.   In the BC Athletics T&F two weeks ago, Deborah broke Sandy Anderson’s time of 18.81s set in Spokane in 2008. Deborah’s time was 18.07s.  On July 4th,2015, at the Trevor Craven Track Meet in Burnaby, Deborah did the W65 80m Short Hurdles in a new time of 17.90s.

See all BCAthletics Masters T&F results

See photos from BC Masters 2015

Coach Harold: "Hello Greyhounds” - Nov 7

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Saturday Morning Practise 

Great job by everyone training up at SFU this morning … but a few of you will have to improve your skipping. 

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Previous messages from Harold

Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week Nov. 23


REMINDER:  As a benefit to the Greyhound members, Runner's Workouts are being emailed directly to you rather than posting on the website. Please watch your Inbox for these workouts moving forward.  If you are not receiving the Runner's Workouts, please notify us.   

Listen Up!  Some of you may train on your own and listen to music as you run.  I always listened to music when by myself, but at times I would turn the music off.  Running and listening to yourself allows a runner to hear breathing, the sound of your pace and your gait..……(Read More)

Coach Sharon’s Jump Workout Tip Nov. 13


Good Evening jumpers of a certain vintage,

There are days when it is so easy not to train, it’s those days when we come up with reasons like:

- haven’t eaten the “right foods” that day

- ran out of time for a “regular workout”

- the new fall TV schedule has come out and you are already obsessed with “Znation”

  …..Read More

Latest Results:

Nevada and Huntsmen Games Results

Aug 26-29, 2015 55+ Games Results

Greyhounds 55+ Games Outcome

Aug 26-29, 2015 55+ BC Games Report

July 4-5 2015 - 2015 Trevor Craven

June 19-21, 2015 - 2015 BC Masters Outdoor T&F

Club News:

Annual Team Photo Day - The Greyhounds annual photo day was a great success.   

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Greyhounds Team Photo 2015 - Photographer Greg McIntyre


The World Police & Fire Games 

Bill McNamara was inducted into the Police & Fire Games Hall of Fame, Track & Field division on June 26th in Fairfax County, VA. 

At the Games this year, Bill took home 7 medals in track events including a gold in the men’s 4x400m relay which broke a Games record set in Belfast in 2013.

Prior to the track & field events Bill took the silver medal in the stair race (29 floors).  This was in the 60+ age group.

Podium Jackets

Podium Jacket

The club will be re-ordering the ‘red’ Greyhound Podium Jackets as soon as there are sufficient members who express an interest in purchasing the jackets.  …..more

Images from April 26 Hayward Classic in Eugene, OR

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Dave’s Weight Throw - 11.17m


Natasha ran the 100M at the Hayward Classic, Eugene, OR in 13.44s

Photo finish in Toronto 2015:


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


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