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


Welcome to the Greyhounds Website!


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On our website, follow us through our year round program.  Meet our coaches Harold Morioka and Sam Walker. Pick up on their tips of the week.  Hear Harold tell the story of his career as one of Canada’s elite masters level sprinters. See us in action at club, provincial, national and international Track and Field Meets.  Contact us.  Join us if you wish.  See "The Harold Morioka Story


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Coach Sam’s tip for this week:

Entering in to an event with a positive mindset is crucial to your end performance.  Before your race, visualize the entire race (or portions of it) and how you will run that race. Have a plan.  Any issues you have when visualizing the aspects of the race, may result in the same challenges you may have in competition. Make sure to relax and tell yourself that you are capable!  You are well trained!  You are strong and fast and YES . . . You CAN do this!

 


Dave McDonald Breaks 3 Sr. Games Records

Dave McDonald (M60) of the Greyhounds set a BC Senior Games records in the Hammer Throw (40.58m) and BC and Sr. Games records in the Weight Throw (16.22m) and the Throw Pentathlon (3608 points).

 

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Dave McDonald gathers momentum for throw


Lori Graham Strikes Gold at BC Sr. Games

Lori Graham (W55-59) of the Greyhounds struck gold for Zone 3 at the BC Senior Games in Langley, helping Zone 3 rise to the top of the leader board in Track and Field. Lori won gold in Discus, Shot Put, Hammer Throw and Weight Pentathlon, silver in the 400M, 800M and the 5000M Power Walk and bronze in the 10K powerwalk.


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Lori Graham wins gold in the W55 Shot Put with a throw of 5.71 M


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Lori Graham and Joyce Essex  celebrate on the podium


Harold Morioka Report on BC Sr Games:

"The 27th annual BC Seniors Games were hosted by Langley, from September 10-13. The 2014 Games included 25 sports which were held in various venues around the city and municipality. Track and Field was held at McLeod Park and the 10Km run was held in Fort Langley. A record number of 244 athletes over the age of 55 registered to compete in track and field. The weather conditions were very good with the sun shining all four days. Only on the first day, the athletes had to overcome windy conditions on the track and faced a strong headwind in the long jump."

For full text of Harold’s report, go to 2014 Sr. Games Report in Meet Reports.


Interested in joining the Greyhounds??? 

Contact Coach Harold Morioka <coach@greyhoundstrack.com>  or Coach Sam Walker <samtherunnin'man@shaw.ca>.


Upcoming Meets for The Greyhounds

Oct. 6-8 -    Huntsman Sr. Games in St. George, Utah


Upcoming Practices for The Greyhounds

For the first three weeks of October, we will take a break and not have any scheduled practices. Harold and Sam suggest we do tempo work on our own to keep up our fitness.  In the last week or so of October, the team will resume tempo work at practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30am to noon.  The Tuesday practice will be held in Coquitlam, the Thursday practice in North Surrey and the Saturday practice in North Surrey.  Coach Sam will hold practices in Langley  on Monday and Wednesday evenings for those who have day jobs.  Throws Coach Dave McDonald will soon announce his throws schedule for the fall and winter.


Morioka Year Round Sprint Training Program

A few years ago, Harold wrote up his ideas on year round training for sprinters. In Part 1, he outlines the components of sprint training; in Part 2, he gives examples of workouts for each component; and, in Part 3, he offers an overview of the structure of a year round sprint training program.  

For more, see Sprint Training with Harold Morioka.

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Greyhounds do warm-up drills at 2014 mid-June practice


Latest Meet Results:

September 9-13 - BC Senior Games (link)

July 11-13, 2014 - Canadian Masters Championships (link)

July 5-6, 2014 - Trevor Craven Memorial (link)

June 29, 2014 - Hayward Classic in Eugene (link)

June 27-29, 2014 - BC Masters Outdoor in Kelowna (link)

June 13-15, 2014 - Langley Invitational (Masters Only)

May 16-18, 2014 - Kamloops Centennial Meet (link)

April 26, 2014 - South Fraser Meet

  

Training Tip from Track Star USA

The tip is that the Butt Kick sprinting drill teaches bad running form and should be replaced with High Knee Butt Kicks.  

For more details, see: Butt Kick Tip or:

http://trackstarusa.com/butt-kicks-drill-bad-running-form/


More tips on drills from Track Star USA

Interested in learning the latest on drill technique?  Here is a link to Track Star USAs Coachs Corner: http://trackstarusa.com/best-running-form-drills/


Training Video on Cheetah Sprint Start

Coach Barr shares via Youtube info on his Cheetah Sprint Start. This start is not a block start but allows a smooth, efficient start with a push off the ground.



Contact the Greyhounds Track and Field Club 

Executive members include:

Les Fowler - President   •    Al Percival - Vice-President

Urith Hayley - Secretary/Treasurer   •   Bruce Hill - Webmaster

Harold Morioka - Coach   •   Sam Walker - Coach