Sunday, September 25 - Vancouver Spirit Run - Jericho Beach Vancouver Pick up your bib numbers from Mo and Ted on site. Plan to arrive 45minutes before your event. There are two other events going on so parking may be at a premium. The best parking is across 4th Avenue from Jericho Park at the West Point Grey Academy school - free parking and short walk to the start line. ** see race schedule below
Vancouver Spirit Run Cross Country: Sunday Sept 25 - Jericho Beach Park Vancouver
10am - 6km Women/8km Men
10:45am - 2004 and younger - Girls and Boys - 2k
11:15am - Junior High 15 and under (2001-03) - Girls and Boys 3km
11:45am - Senior High 17 & under (1998-2003) - Girls 4km/Boys 5km
2016 Festival of Cross Country event - Saturday - October 1st - Crescent Park All Ocean and non Ocean athletes please use Trackiereg.com to register. Meet information can be found here.
Fall Training Schedule
Throws: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-7pm Saturdays 10-11:30am. All athletes wishing to be part of the Ocean Throwing program please contact Coach Dave asap firstname.lastname@example.org
High Jump: Thursdays 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10am. If the weather is inclement, the High Jump training sessions will be cancelled because the mats cannot be out in the wet weather. Check here on Thursdays by 4:30 to see if inclement weather has resulted in the cancellation of HJ
HS Middle Distance/Cross Country: Regular practices Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 10am-11:30am.
High School Power Speed (sprints, hurdles, long/triple jump): Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm - Saturdays 10-noon
Pole Vault: Monday & Thursday 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30 am
Junior Development 2007-2004: Regular practices Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am
Seahorse Program 2010-2008: Mondays & Thursdays 6-7pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am (November & December Thursdays and Saturdays only - Thursdays indoors 5:30-6:30, and Saturdays outdoors 10-11:30am as usual)
A great middle distance training camp in Manning Park. Thank you Coach Lynn and parent Coach Jeanie Bezdan!
Cross Country Race #1 - Pinetree Classic - Mundy Park Coquitlam - Saturday September 17th Congratulations to our athletes that braved a very wet cross country race on Saturday. Results ( a few last name errors but these will get corrected and reposted when they are changed)
Ocean Wear Clothing Sale!! Over the next couple of weeks you can add to your Ocean wear collection with both current and retro pieces. Come and check it out. Great prices!! Cash / cheque only!!
Attention all members & parents - 2016 AGM will take place Monday, October 17th - pizza served at 7:15, meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm. The AGM is not only an obligation of our club as a Not For Profit Society under the Societies Act, but it is also important for taking a look at the 2016 season and planning for the future Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend. If you would like to become a member of the board , please contact President Leslie here. There will be a signup sheet available here next week Please sign up so that we order enough pizza. Both the HS and JD practices will end at 7pm to allow everyone to get over to Semiahmoo Secondary for the meeting.
JD Standards Award Winners Announced! - Congratulations to our 17 - yes 17! - JD's who achieved Standard in one or more events during the 2016 season. The JD Standards are based on the current All Time Top Ten performances and are very difficult to achieve. More information on ordering banquet tickets will be available soon. The Awards Banquet is on Sunday, October 30. The JD AGM follows the banquet and all parents are encouraged to attend.
Award winners are: Andrew Carr, Ben Carr, Lindsay Cyr, Ryan Cyr, Emma de Boer, Justin Denman, Logan Groleau, Haley Issel, Roy Jiang, Taylor Kleinschmidt, Caiden Lee, Connor Nicol, Nicholas Pavlovic, Leah Peters, Owen Pinto, Isla Stewart and Laysha Tunti.. Congratulations all !!
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased here.
New Members Welcome! Ocean Athletics continues to be the largest Track and Field Club in British Columbia, offering high quality coaching and programs for athletes ages 7-8 in our Seahorse Program, 9-13 in our Junior Development Program, and High School ages and older for our specialized Sprints, Jumps and Throws programs. Contact the Helpdesk below for more information
Best wishes to all of our Ocean grads entering their post - secondary lives. Joel della Siega (UBC), Kira Pederson & Elise Burgert (SFU), Jackson Silvester-Lee (off to Australia for school in the spring of 2017), Jolden Bopari, Sammi Klymchuk, Chloe Alkema, Kendra Vermette, & Julia van Vliet. Let us know what you are doing if not listed here & keep us updated on your adventures. All of us at Ocean Athletics wish you every success and look forward to seeing you throughout the year and in particular next spring at the end of first year!
BC Athletics Membership Survey: BC Athletics has begun its 2017-2020 planning process and is looking for input from its membership. Please take the time to complete the Survey to help BCA provide even better service for Athletics in British Columbia https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCAthletics2016MemberSurvey
More information on the planning process can be found at BC Athletics http://www.bcathletics.org/News/bc-athletics-membership-survey/2470/
Congratulations to our Ocean Athletics' Master Athletes who competed in the Inaugural Americas Masters Games.
Coach Jeannie Gold W50-54 HJ 1:45cm
Chris Niwinski - M55-59 High Jump - 150cm 5th 100m - 14.15 heats, 14.35 final 7th. Chris is pictured here with his teamates Edwin Liu, Bob Cheng, and Mark Pinckard Gold M55-59 4x100 relay
Len van Ryswyk: M50-54 Silver Mens Pole Vault
It's a new season! and thus a clean slate for our website. Check back often as we update results, and add photos, bios of our coaches and training information articles. Interested in becoming the Ocean Athletics club photographer? Contact Mo at the helpdesk (bottom of page) asap.