Congratulations Coach Ted!!! A big congratulations to Coach Ted for his Triple Crown win at the recent North American Orienteering Championships held in Arnprior Ontario (just outside of Ottawa). Orienteering is the sport of reading a map while running very quickly in the forest to find control points on a designated course. Ted won the Men's 55 Class Sprint, Middle and Long Distance events. If you want to see what Ted's Long Distance map looks like go here. Club members will have a chance to try some orienteering in December when a meet will be held locally in Crescent Park. More information to come.
Annual Octoberfest Event fast approaching! Bring your friends and family to this fun filled evening. Great band & dancing, wonderful auction items (get all of your Christmas shopping done early!!), hot off the grill smokies, a fabulous opportunity to get to know more of the Ocean family and a good fund raising opportunity for Ocean Athletics. Honestly - this is such a fun night and certainly a much better way to raise funds for the club's programs than selling chocolate bars door to door!! Contact Rhonda Hanna for tickets and to donate something for the auction firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Festival of Cross Country - Results
Cates Park Entries: Please check here for the Ocean entries to the Cates Park event this coming Saturday, Oct. 18 (as of Wed. Oct 14). If you are entered and no longer plan to compete, please let Maureen know asap and she will try to get you scratched from the event so that you are not charged the entry fee. Scratches will no longer be accepted past Thursday Oct. 16 9pm. If you have not entered and still wish to do so, the meet director has graciously allowed us to add entries up until Thursday, Oct. 16 9pm
BC Cross Country Championships - Sat. Oct. 25
Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford (same site as 2013/14) Course map and race schedule can be found here. We are expected to have a HUGE entry at this meet. Please get your entry in as soon as possible. There is no leniency for late entries for this meet. Youth athletes wishing to run junior to qualify for the Junior BC Team to the Canadian Championships, and Juniors wishing to run Senior to qualify for the Senior BC Team to the Canadian Championships, must register in those respective categories. Go to the XCountry meet entries link and get your entry in today.
JD's Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am
High School Middle Distance: Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 - 7pm, Saturday training at Crescent Park 10am.
Power Speed (sprints, hurdles, jumps): Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 9:30-11:30am
Pole Vault: Mondays 6-7:30pm, Wednesdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am. Please see Coach Len about indoor vault training and gymnastics training.
Throws: JD Throws Mondays - 5:30-6:30pm followed by regular JD practice until 7:30pm Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm followed by regular JD practice until 7:30pm, Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
Midgets and older - Mondays 6:30-7:30pm Wednesdays 5:30-7pm Saturdays 10:30-11:30am
Ocean Athletics registration for the Seahorse and JD Programs is now closed.
Ocean Athletics regrets to announce that registration for the Seahorse and JD Programs is closed until more coaches can be made available for the programs. Athletes who have been out for their trial practice will be accepted. We want to ensure that your children are safe and are offered a quality program. If you wish to be added to our waiting list, please use the Helpdesk to contact us (bottom of the home page, Helpdesk). Registration for the 2015 year opens January 1, 2015.
Cross Country Season
The Cross Country season underway. Ocean entries will be done using the 'email me form' similar to the one used for track and field competitions and the Re/Max Summer Series. Each of the meets will have a dedicated entry form. If you do not know your BC Athletics number, you can look it up at https://www.trackie.com/members/lookup.php. Please include both your BCA# and full birthdate on each entry.
Lower Mainland XC series - go to the sidebar 'XCountry entries' for more meet information and to enter a race. It is important to submit your entries by the listed club due date.
#1 - Saturday, Sept. 20 Mundy Park, Coquitlam
#2 - Saturday, Sept. 27 Bear Creek Park, Surrey
#3 - Sunday, Sept. 28 Whistler Spirit Run, Whistler
#4 - Saturday, Oct. 4 Ocean Athletics Festival of Cross Country, Crescent Park, Surrey (10am JD - Yth)
Semiahmoo Sun Runners Cross Country Run, Crescent Park (9am – Jr, Sr, Mst.)
#5 - Saturday, Oct. 18 Cates Park, North Vancouver
#6 - Saturday, Oct. 25 BC Club Championships! - Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford
Canadian Cross Country Championships – Saturday, November 29
The Garneau shirts have arrived, and they are fabulous! Cost is $35.00 per shirt. You can use these for both training and competing.
Rain jackets YOUTH sizes $73, ADULT $80 Payment must be made before jacket is released.
Photos for our website needed !!
*** note to athletes, parents, coaches - please send photos of our athletes in action to Mo so they can get on the website. Be selective in your photos. Do not send a flicker, dropbox, picassa, box etc link. Images need to be web friendly 800 pixels wide jpegs. thanks!!
Founded in March of 2006, Ocean Athletics is a track and field club offering training and coaching for athletes ages 9+. We have 280 members with 12 qualified coaches in the areas of sprints, throws, distance and jumps.
In the spring of 2012, five Rotary Clubs came together to help Ocean Athletics and the City of Surrey to build a storage shed that now houses our pole vault, high jump and throwing equipment. Thank you to:
- Rotary Club of White Rock Millennium
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peace Arch
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula
- Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
- Rotary Club of White Rock
In the spring of 2014, the new Rona shed was completed in the northwest corner of the track. Ocean Athletics shares 1/4 of that space. Thank you to Drew Kightley and Rona for their sponsorship of this project.