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Greyhounds: photo day, June 25, 2016!
Weekly Workouts now available to non-members
In prior years, we posted our weekly Runners' Workouts on our Website. Last October, we changed to emailing the workouts directly to members. Since then, we have received requests from runners worldwide who had been following the workouts that were posted online. ..…Read More
Canadian Masters Athletics Announces the 2015 Athletes of the Year
Based on nominations received from members of the CMA and votes cast by the CMA Board, the 2015 Athletes of the Year have been named in four categories of athletics, each of which has been named after a masters athlete who was prominent in the appropriate discipline, and is either still active or was active in the past, as identified below.
The following are the recipients of the 2015 Canadian Masters Athletes of the Year Awards:
Individual Track Events – “Earl Fee Award”
W85 Lenore Montgomery BC
This award is named after Earl Fee, the great masters middle distance track athlete who, at age 87, is still active and still holds many Canadian and World records, and continues to inspire others.
Lenore Montgomery from North Vancouver is the winner of the Earl Fee Award. In 2015, Lenore set W85 Canadian records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m track races. Of these, the 800m, at 4:33.86, and the 5000m, at 32:36.20, were also World records, and were age-graded at 96% and 98%.
Combined Events – “Ian Hume Award”
M60 Reidar Zapf-Gilje BC
This award is named after Ian Hume who, beginning with the first World Masters Championships in Toronto in 1975 and for a period of 25 years, won 29 World Championship medals and set 40 World records in 9 events, including the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.
Reidar Zapf-Gilje from Vancouver is the winner of the Ian Hume Award. In the Norwegian Multi-Event Championships in June 2015, Reidar won the Gold Medal in the M60 Pentathlon, setting a new Canadian record of 3,575 points, 372 points above the previous record. Also during the year, he won Gold Medals in the M60 age group in the BC 55+ Games in the Pentathlon, with 3,369 points, and in the Throws Pentathlon, with 3,295 points.
Coquitlam Masters Athlete of the Year 2015
Elaine Whidden - Track & Field
Elaine Whidden was inducted into the Coquitlam “Wall” of Fame as the Masters Athlete of 2015 in Track & Fied on June 16, 2016.
Quoting from their website: "Her 100m time of 14.60 seconds bested a record set by a Canadian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame member, and she repeated the feat in the 200. As the anchor, Elaine would also put the finishing touch on another record, this time the Canadian women's 60-plus 4x400m relay. The quartet of Greyhounds runners knocked 27 seconds off the old standard at a meet in Surrey."
Christa Bortignon - 2016 Sponsor
Many thanks to Christa Bortignon for contributing to our Polevaulting wish list. Christa contributed by paying for a 9 foot pole for the women’s polevaulting program. The pole cost $475 Canadian and finally arrived after seven weeks.
Sam Walker New Head Coach of Greyhounds Masters
At our recent AGM on April 2, Harold Morioka announced that he was stepping down as Head Coach after 17 years. The baton now passes to Sam Walker.
Minutes of the AGM will be distributed shortly.
Coach Sam has this message for all of the Greyhounds.
As your new head coach, I wanted to recap what I had mentioned at this years AGM for those that were unable to attend:
First and foremost, a sincere and heartfelt "THANK YOU" to Harold for the many years dedicated to the Greyhounds club.
Thank you for your time and commitment, passion, care and concern, knowledge and humour.
It is an honour to have had Harold as a mentor of which, I have learned immensely. …...Read more
Coach Harold stepping down but not saying Sayonara
After 17 years as the Greyhounds head coach, I have decided to resign. The club has grown tremendously since it’s inception, from about 15 members in 1999 to 79 members in 2015. Initially we were a “Seniors" - over age 55 club. But younger athletes asked to join our club so within a few years we became a Masters - over age 35 club. We have 73 members so far in 2016.
Resigning as your head coach was not an easy decision. Actually I have been considering it for a few years. As you know my health has not been the best lately. Last spring when I failed my yearly test, my cardiologist was worried and told me to take it easy, no physical activity until he gave me the okay.
Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week June 20
If you want the race to end sooner...
Having excess energy or saving for a last kick is often a miscalculation in training. Of course some runners have higher tolerances than others or are capable of different speeds, but perception of effort is a matter of choice. ..……(Read More)
Coach Harold: Dylan Armstong Classic Meet May 13-14
Fifteen Greyhounds registered to compete in the inaugural Dylan Armstrong Meet in Kamloops. This meet was originally called the Kamloops Centennial Meet and was a 3-day meet from Friday to Sunday. This year the meet was reduced to only Friday and Saturday and several events were excluded. At the end of the meet on Saturday, the organizers held 9 “You Think You're Fast” races for each sex from age 9 to 20+. ..….More
Coach Sharon’s Jumps Tip June 21- High/Long Jump
Saturday June 25th high/long jump workout, competition prep for BC Masters in Kelowna/ Trevor Craven. As always with our work, we remember to LOOK UP!!!
This is the first Saturday of an earlier start time, and our team photos, so lots going on. Because we have a big track meet only one or two weeks away, and most athletes are competing in multiple events, this workout is all about checking your runway and keeping things light – so that we don’t incur injury mere days before the track meet. …..Read More
Greyhounds New Throws Coach
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.
THROWS PRACTISE WITH LUCA
Luca will be at North Surrey Senior Secondary on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. …....Throw Photos
Greyhounds Intro to Pole Vaulting with Reidar
Reidar will be doing an intro to pole vaulting on Thursdays at 10:00 am. …..Read More
Greyhounds Polevaulting Photos
Jun 17-19, 2016 - Langley Pacific Invitational
May 13-14, 2016 - Dylan Armstong Classic, Kamloops, BC
Apr. 24, 2016 - Hayward Classic, Eugene, OR
Apr. 23, 2016 - South Fraser HS Track Meet, Bear Creek Park, Surrey
Mar. 19, 2016 - Ocean Athletics Spring Breaker
BC Summer Games - Abbotsford July 21-24
The purpose of the BC Games is “To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement and community development.”
Volunteers are urgently required to help with the games. To volunteer go to the link: https://www.bcgames.net/abb2016s/VolunteerModule/register.aspx
Volunteer training sessions:
7th Annual Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial 5KM Run-June 12
The weather was great for the annual 5K Run and 3K Walk with all proceeds going to BC Children Hospital. Lenore Montgomery completed the 5k in 33’14” and Renate Cheetham in 36’. Race organizers especially honored Lenore with an escort for the entire race. ….See More Photos
Port Coquitlam - Strong Body Fast Track
Form Function and Fitness are offering a Strength Training Class specifically geared to the runner. Classes start April 27. Drop in fee for Greyhound Members is reduced to $15 from $20 and a further 20% discount if a 10 pass package is purchased for $120. … Read More