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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”.
Greyhounds Set Records at Canadian Indoor Championships
Christa Bortignon broke 2 Canadian records in the 50M and 50M hurdles while Al Percival broke the Canadian record in the 50M. Deborah Lee set 2 new BC records in the 50M and 50M Hurdles and broke 2 more BC records in the Triple Jump and High jump. Deborah missed a 5th BC record in the 60M hurdles by only 1/100th of a second. Natasha Bacchus set a new BC record in the 50M and also broke her own BC record in the 60M. Hardev Sandhu set a BC record in the 50M…read more. See Team Videos for M60 & M65 50; M60 & M65 60M; W35 & W75 200M; M60 & M65 200M. Also, see 2015 Can Ind album.
Women lead charge for gold at BC Championships
Greyhounds Lynnette Baldock, Christa Bortignon and Rachel Fouladi (photo left) each won 6 gold medals in their individual events at the BC Masters Indoor Championships held in Kamloops Feb. 13-15. Norm Lesage won 3 gold and broke the Canadian Indoor records in the M85 60M and 200M. See Harold’s “Hello Greyhounds” below for more details.
See Team Videos for highlights of M40 & M60 60M races; M40, M45, M65, M70 & M85 400M races; and W45 & W65 400M races.
Coach Harold: "Hello Greyhounds” - March 28
Nine Greyhounds braved the cold and wet conditions while competing in the Ocean Athletics All comers meet in South Surrey, on March 21. Despite the unfavourable conditions our members did very well in the first outdoor meet of the year. Our members ran extremely fast times, especially considering this was their initial competition of the year. Coach Sam ran a fast 11.6 100m (hand timed because of technical problems with the automatic timing device). Al ran 13.2(h) and under 28 seconds (27.97) ....read & see more See also Weekly Workouts.
Coach Sam’s tip for week of March 30
Training and the Body
As an athlete training throughout the year, it will be perfectly normal for you to constantly feel some form of pain from daily exercise. The most important thing will be to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. Take my advice and run through annoyance, but not through pain; However, be mindful that if you notice signs of constant fatigue, lack of drive or poor performances then you may be overtraining…” More…
Note: Practice locations in Weekly Workouts.
Dave in the Field: “Just Saying Stuff #12” - Mar. 30
Change of topic for this week:
Instead of talking about the hammer, let's talk about the proper foot wear for all the throws. To learn proper technique and to throw safely, you need to have the right shoes. Too many people come to practice and expect to learn how to throw with their normal running shoes. Can't be done.
...Read more (including practice locations for this week)
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”.
Mar. 21, 2015 - Ocean Athletics All Comers in White Rock (link)
Mar. 14-15, 2015 - Canadian Indoor in Toronto (link)
Feb. 13-15, 2015 - BC Masters’ Indoor in Kamloops
Feb. 7, 2015 - Harry Jerome Indoor in Richmond
Image from March 21 All Comers in White Rock
Photo finish in Toronto 2015:
- Apr. 18, 2015 - South Fraser T & F Meet in Surrey
- Apr. 26, 2015 - Hayward Classic in Eugene, OR