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. 


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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   


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May 23, 2015 Centennial Meet results

Twenty-three Greyhounds travelled to Kamloops to compete in the Centennial Meet on May 15-17. The meet was held at Hillside Stadium on the campus of Thompson Rivers University. 

Deborah Lee was the only Greyhound to break a BC record.…. Read More Centennial Meet

May 23, 2015.  The weather is unsure for tomorrow but we will meet at North Surrey Sec School.   see  Weekly Workouts for today’s (Saturday’s workout).


Previous messages from Harold


Latest Results:

May 15-17, 2015 - Centennail Meet, Kamloops, BC


Mark Stewart (M70), a Greyhound who lives in Campbell River, competed in 2 meets on Vancouver Island.  

On May 2-3 at the Bob Dailey meet in Port Alberni:

100m(16.52),  200m(33.09),  400m(1:14.49),  800m(2:55.00),  1500m(5:57)

On May 9-10 at the Dogwood meet in Victoria, Mark competed in 6 events:

100m(16.47),  200m(33.96),  400m(1:14.21),  800m(2:51.96),  1500m(6:02.70,  3000m(12:43.82)


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 

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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 23

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I will be out of town this weekend for a track meet in Calgary, but have a workout for jumpers for Saturday.  Alternately, of course it is always good to join the sprinters for a workout from time to time...

 Also, on Saturday May 30th we have that Oceans Athletics meet at 1pm which I will be going to (hope our jumpers will go to, it’s great experience as we prepare for June and the 55+ group prepare for August)

Take care and enjoy the sunshine! …..See Workout Plan

or pdf printable plan


Club News:

Annual Team Photo Day - The Greyhounds will be taking their annual photo on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:30 am.  Don’t miss being a part of our team photo.

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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






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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

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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



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


Photo finish in Toronto 2015:


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


Greyhounds Executive welcome Sharon Evans  as their new Jumps Coach.  

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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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