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

Welcome to the new Greyhounds Website!

• 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..

New Canadian Relay Records 

Four Masters women from the Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club set a new Canadian standard in the W60 4x100 metre relay. Competing on April 26th, at the University of Oregon's famed Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, the team of Deborah Lee, Christa Bortignon, Urith Hayley and Elaine Whidden, ran the 400 metre relay in a time of 1:03.74. 


Elaine Whidden, Deborah Lee, Bill Bowerman (statue), Christa Bortignon, Urith Hayley

This breaks the Canadian Masters W60 record of 1:04.60 which was set by Team Canada at the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships, in Sacramento, California. Having four women from the same club break a National record which was set by four women representing Canada, is a huge accomplishment.

….. see more relays

Coach Harold: "Hello Greyhounds” - May   

BC Seniors Games 2010 003

May 10, 2015

Centennial Meet & Ocean Athletics All Comers Meet

We have 23 Greyhounds registered for the Centennial meet in Kamloops on May 15-17.  Competing for the first time as a Greyhound member will be new member Andrew Arthur (M50 thrower from North Vancouver) who has spent the last 3 weeks vacationing in Italy…. See more

May 9, 2015.  We will go back to speed and speed endurance training this Saturday morning, plus a little extra running … see  Weekly Workouts for today’s (Saturday’s workout).

Previous messages from Harold

Latest Results:

Apr. 26, 2015 - Hayward Classic, Eugene, Or

Apr. 25, 2015 - South Fraser Track & Field Meet, Bear Creek, Surrey

Coach Sam’s tip for week of May 18 


I never took physics in high school but I am told that this is one of the basic laws:  Action vs. Reaction  

The more "force application" an athlete can place against the starting block pedals the greater the force they will have to help propel themselves forward and away.

If you are unable to push strongly against the pedals (see more)

Note: Practice locations in Weekly Workouts.

Previous tips from Sam 

Coach Sharon’s Jump Workout for Saturday May 16


Good Evening Jumpers of a Certain Vintage, a little thought for you, plus  the practice layout for Saturday

Procedural memory, muscle memory – what’s all the fuss? Taken from an article off the net:

“Muscle memory is not a memory stored in your muscles, but memories stored in your brain that are much like a cache of frequently enacted tasks for your muscles.  …..See Workout Plan

or pdf printable plan

Club News:


Family Day Event:  Our friends, Sewa Birring, Iqbal Purewal and Santokh Dhesi have invited the Greyhounds and the public to participate in their 6th Annual Canadian Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial 5k Run.  One of last year’s big winners is Orlando’s grandson, Matteo, seen here in the photograph checking out his cash winnings…..more information

TF McNamara (3)

The World Police & Fire Games have been going for 30 years and they are now establishing a Hall of Fame.  Greyhound member, Bill McNamara, has attended all the games and received at least one medal at every one.  

Bill has been advised that he will be inducted into the Police & Fire Games, Track & Field division.  This will be done at the opening ceremonies on June 26th in Fairfax County, VA. Congratulations Bill!!!! 

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

Dave2 2015-Hayward-Classic

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

Greyhounds Executive welcome Sharon Evans  as their new Jumps Coach.  


Sharon has been a member of the Greyhounds since 2014 and competes in sprints and jumps.  When first approached and asked if she would consider coaching, Sharon was “intrigued”.  She asked herself:

"Why would I want to coach"? I take great pleasure in supporting others’ goals and interests, and in sharing information with them that might be helpful. ..Read 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”.

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”.

Next Meets:

  • May 09 - Eagle Classic Track & Field, Maple Ridge, BC
  • May 15-17 - Kamloops Centennial Meet - Schedule


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