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 Outdoor 200m W60 Record

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

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Elaine Whidden from the Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club set a new BC standard in the W60 200m sprint. Elaine’s time of 30.74s breaks the previous record of 31.24 which was held by Avril Douglas since 2006.  

Elaine was competing on June 20th, at the BC Athletics Masters Outdoor Track & Field Meet in Langley, BC.  

See all Masters results

See photos from BC Masters 2015



Coach Harold: "Hello Greyhounds” - June 26


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Drills at 9:50 am sharp.

(more on Saturday’s workout)

Trevor Craven + 55+Games News

Please give us your entries for the Trevor Craven Meet next weekend at Swangard.  Cost is $10/event plus the Trackie processing fee.  Last local track and field meet before the 55+ BC Games.  There are a few Ocean Athletics All comer meets (June 30, July 7, 21, 28) remaining.  Also we will go to Seattle.. 


Previous messages from Harold


Coach Sam’s tip for week of June 29 

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Your running form in practice transcends to the track in competition.  Make certain you are technically sound while performing your warmup and while running your repetitions.


Practice Like You Are Second . . . Race Like You Are First!:   (see more)

Note: Practice locations in Weekly Workouts.

Previous tips from Sam 


Coach Sharon’s Jump Workout for Saturday June 26

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Hello jumpers of a certain vintage – see attached and in the bottom of the email, the jumps workout for Saturday.  Most of you want to do high jump, and just a couple of you want to do long jump, so here is what I will do for Saturday:  …..Read More


See Saturday’s Workout for jumps


Latest Results:


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

May 15-17, 2015 - Centennial 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


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



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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:


  • JULY 4 & 5 - TREVOR CRAVEN



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