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

Welcome to the new Greyhounds Website!

• Reports of Greyhounds in action • Greyhounds' Schedule • Masters’ Records • Canadian Masters’ Rankings • Photos & Videos • Greyhounds’ Top Performances • Coaches’ Tips • Meet Results • and much more..



Time for Membership Renewal!

We thank our members for their support in 2015.  For new and returning members, the membership form for 2016 is posted on our website.  The cost remains the same at $75 for members training and competing as Greyhounds.  For insurance purposes and to continue training with the Greyhounds, membership is due January 15th, 2016.

For those of you who are competing for other clubs but would also like to train with the Greyhounds, our Executive has introduced a sustaining class of membership at the same cost.  However, privileges of 2nd claim club status members are limited.  Please contact an executive if you have any questions regarding privileges of 2nd claim club status members.  You must declare whether The Greyhounds is your 1st claim club or 2nd claim club status. 2016 Registration form


Harry Jerome Indoor 1st Meet of 2016

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Sharon Evans, Julie Valente and Cindy O’Brien Hugh

15 Greyhounds competed in the Harry Jerome Indoor 2016 including 2 relay teams.  ….See Greyhound Results.   


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2015 BC Athletics Hall Of Fame Inductees (from BCA Website)

Herb Gee – Athlete

Born in 1941 in Montreal, Herb Gee from an early aged displayed outstanding skills in Hockey, Football, Downhill and Slalom Skiing all of which evolved to dirt biking to fulfill his need for speed. An accident and an eventual move to British Columbia 1996 opened another door for Herb when in 1997 he entered his first BC Senior Games (55+ Games) and 5 Gold Medals. The hook was set! ……Read More




 Christa Bortignon Canadian Masters Athlete for October

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We, the Greyhounds, have our 3rd Canadian Masters Athlete-of-the-Month as chosen by the CMA.  Christa was chosen as the CMA Masters Athlete-of-the-Month for October.  

She was honoured for winning 15 Gold Medals at the Nevada Seniors Games in Las Vegas (7 gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, standing long jump and javelin) and the Huntsman World Masters Games in St. George, Utah (8 gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, triple jump, high jump and standing long jump).  

At both meets, Christa set new meet records in the 50m sprint.

  



Lenore Montgomery Canadian Masters Athlete for July

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For the second month in a row, a Greyhound Masters Athlete was chosen by the Canadian Masters Association as Athlete of the month. Lenore Montgomery set a new WORLD RECORD in the W85 800m race with at time of 4:39.10 at the Trevor Craven Meet in Burnaby, BC on Sunday, July 5th, 2015.  

The previous WR of 4:56.10 was held by Vkadtjkeba Kokina, UKR for 2 years.  Lenore was able to hold onto her WR however, for only 1 month as it was broken by Melitta Czerwenka-Nagel in Lyon on Aug 9, 2015 with a time of 4:15.99.

Lenore also set a new Canadian Record in the W85 1500m race in 9.0.92.  CONGRATULATIONS LENORE!



Reidar Zapf-Gilje Canadian Masters Athlete for  June

Greyhound men were also busy.  Harold Morioka submitted Reidar’s BC Masters performance to the Canadian Masters Association.  The following was taken from the Canadian Masters Website:

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"There were many spectacular performances across the country in June, so it was a tough decision. We went with M60 Reidar Zapf-Gilje BC and M80 Emil Muller ON

Reidar competed in 14 events at the BC Masters Championships; 100(14.16), 200(29.33), 800 (2:30.50), 100mH (18.32), 300mH (52.07), Steeple (7:55.08), LJ(4.54), TJ(9.49), HJ(1.35), PV(2.60), DT(38.39), JT(36.31), HT(33.94), and WT(14.23)


Reidar also scored 3575 pts in the Pentathlon at the Norwegian Masters Championships – which is the #1 Ranking in the World.



Another Canadian Record falls to Greyhound Women!

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Marie Johnson, Elaine Whidden, Christa Bortignon, Valerie Scott


Our Greyhounds women did it again!  (writes Harold Morioka) This time they broke the Canadian W60+ 4x400m relay record.  Competing in the Ocean Athletics Summer Series #4 All comers meet in South Surrey, our Greyhounds women broke the Canadian record by a whopping 27 seconds.  See More



2nd Outdoor BC Track Record for Elaine in 2 weeks

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On July 4th at the Trevor Craven Track Meet in Burnaby, Elaine Whidden set a new standard for the W60 100m with a time of 14.60s  breaking Avril Douglas’ record of 15.37s set in 2006.  

This is the 2nd BC record for Elaine, having set a new 200m record at the BC Masters two weeks ago with a time of 30.74s for the W60 200m sprint.  


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

Elaine was featured in The Tri-Cities Now on July 15th.  See Article


Deborah Lee breaks W65 Sprint Hurdles Record

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Deborah Lee at the BC Athletics T&F on June 20, 2015 in Langley, BC

Deborah Lee bettered a record that she set only 2 weeks ago in the W65 80m Short Hurdles.   In the BC Athletics T&F two weeks ago, Deborah broke Sandy Anderson’s time of 18.81s set in Spokane in 2008. Deborah’s time was 18.07s.  On July 4th,2015, at the Trevor Craven Track Meet in Burnaby, Deborah did the W65 80m Short Hurdles in a new time of 17.90s.


See all BCAthletics Masters T&F results

See photos from BC Masters 2015



Coach Harold: Upcoming Meets - Feb 6, 2016


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HARRY JEROME MEET - Feb 5th

We have 13 Greyhounds competing in this meet.  Note that the schedule has been changed.  Good luck to everyone!  

BC MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KAMLOOPS

We have 21 Greyhounds confirmed so far.  I need your events and seed times/distances by Feb 1.

I will register our team on Feb 2.  …..read more


……..see all records


Previous messages from Harold


Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week Feb. 8

ImageAs a benefit to the Greyhound members, Runner's Workouts are being emailed directly to you rather than posting on the website. Please watch your Inbox for these workouts moving forward.  If you are not receiving the Runner's Workouts, please notify us.   

I was reminded of this quote from Martin Luther King Jr. by one of our athletes this past weekend and it deserves to be passed along:  .……(Read More)



Coach Sharon’s Jump Workout Tip Feb 6

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Harry Jerome this weekend.  For those who follow high jump, another jumps coach and high jump masters athlete, Jeannie, is planning to be a Harry Jerome with a few of her athletes at the high jump. …..Read More



Greyhounds New Throws Coach

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We have acquired Luca Molinari as our new throws coach for next season.  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.  

Luca will be busy with his university responsibilities for a while but when we know his schedule we will let you know.



Latest Results:

Nevada and Huntsmen Games Results

Aug 26-29, 2015 55+ Games Results

Greyhounds 55+ Games Outcome

Aug 26-29, 2015 55+ BC Games Report

July 4-5 2015 - 2015 Trevor Craven

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



Club News:


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Bill McNamara was inducted into the Police & Fire Games Hall of Fame, Track & Field division on June 26th in Fairfax County, VA. 

At the Games this year, Bill took home 7 medals in track events including a gold in the men’s 4x400m relay which broke a Games record set in Belfast in 2013.


Prior to the track & field events Bill took the silver medal in the stair race (29 floors).  This was in the 60+ age group.




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Greyhounds Team Photo 2015 - Photographer Greg McIntyre

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

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

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