Welcome to the Greyhounds Website!
Led by Coaches Harold Morioka and Sam Walker, the Greyhounds compete against athletes within their age group at local, provincial, national and international Track and Field Meets.
Harold has extensive experience as one of Canada's elite Masters level sprinters. See
Sam, the Runnin' Man, is in his second season as a Coach for the Greyhounds. "I enjoy training with the Masters athletes as their energy, drive and dedication to the sport is quite addicting. I still have a few more years left in me so I hope to continue rippin' up the track until I am no longer able to do so!" Recently, he set the BC Masters Indoor record in the M40 400M.
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Greyhound AGM set for Saturday, March 8
The Greyhounds Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, March 8 from 1pm to 3pm at the ABC Restaurant in Coquitlam. Membership fees for 2014 are due and payable on this date. Members will be asked to vote on a motion to re-structure the Executive of the club.
Greyhounds Offer a Fab 55+ Program for Women 55 or older who want to get in shape
The Greyhounds offer a Fab 55+ Track and Field Program to women 55 or older for only $25 each thanks to a generous grant from ViaSport and the Province of B.C.
Coaches Morioka and Walker will guide participants through a 12 week training program aimed at introducing them to a number of Track and Field events. The program will begin Saturday, April 8 and continue for 11 Saturdays, excluding 3 Saturdays on which the team will be away at track meets.
Upon completion of the Fab 55+ program, participants may choose to compete in the BC Senior Games to be held in Langley, BC from September 9-13.
To reserve a spot in Fab 55+, contact the Greyhounds at FAB55@greyhoundstrack.com. Spaces are limited so act fast.
For more details, see Greyhounds Fab 55+ Program.
For more details on Fab 55+ opportunities in other sports, go to:
Greyhounds set records in Kamloops
Several Greyhounds set BC and Canadian records at the BC Masters Indoor Championships held in Kamloops Feb. 14-16.
• Lori Graham and Nardene Hammond set BC records in the 1500M Racewalk and 3000M Racewalk for their respective age groups.
For full meet results, go to the following link: http://kamloopstrackandfield.ca/docs/full_masters_results.pdf
Greyhounds run in Harry Jerome Indoor
On Saturday, Feb. 3, three Greyhounds--Al Percival (M60), Jeff Byington (M50) and Fernanda De Pinna (W60)--participated in the 60m at the Jerome Indoor meet. Fernanda and Al won gold, Jeff silver. At the end of the meet, watches were given to the most outstanding athlete in each category. Fernanda won the watch for the best Masters women's performance and Al Percival won the watch for the best Masters men's performance.
Upcoming Meets for The Greyhounds
March 25-30, 2014 - World Masters Indoor in Budapest
For more details, see 2014 Track and Field Schedule.
Upcoming Practices for The Greyhounds
For the months of March and April, the team will practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to noon. The Saturday practice will be held indoors at SFU and the weekday practices will be held indoors at Guildford Rec Centre or outdoors at TBA venues.
For more details on the Greyhound practice schedule, contact Harold Morioka or Sam Walker or go to the Greyhound Calendar.
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.
Latest Meet Results:
New 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:
New Training Video on foot/arch exercise
The tip from Gary Moller is that foot problems such as shin splints can be strengthened by a simple exercise.
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 - Assistant Coach
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