Festival of Cross Country Volunteers! The ground will be wet in the morning. Boots and a fresh pair of socks advised. 7am set up crew please meet in the main parking lot on the upper field off 132nd.
Welcome back!! A great fall of training and competition is ahead of us.
*** Reminder that the Seahorse program now goes 6-7pm.
*** And yes, Rain or shine, practice is on. Remember to dress in layers and have something dry for the ride home!!
Interested in learning the throws events? More information here.
The Cross Country season is upon us. Please go to the sidebar - Cross Country Meet Entries for a list of events and entry procedures.
Festival of Cross Country meet on Saturday October 3 - Information package can be found here. On line entries now closed. On site entries will open at 8:30am
ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY & THE LAST ONE OF THE YEAR!! Ocean Athletics is responsible for the set up on Friday morning Nov 6 and the take down of the course on Saturday Nov 7 1pm. Our volunteer coordinator Robert Antscherl will be in contact with you, or you can talk to Robert at any practice. These two events are our last two fundraisers of the 2015 season. Your help is needed to make them a success!!!
AND thinking ahead!! The BC Club XC Championships will be held in Nanaimo, Saturday October 24. You can save yourself a few dollars by taking advantage of the Viasport Ferry support program. A certain number of vouchers have been purchased. These will be available as athletes sign up for the event. There are limited number of adult passes as well - only one adult pass per family. If you are planning to go to BC Club XC champs, please use the club signup form to register asap. The event is 3.5 weeks away. Meet information can be found HERE.
There will be shuttle service from Departure Bay (Horsehoe Bay departure) to the race course at Bevan park and return to Departure Bay. This will save you having to take your car on the ferry Once entries are in, we can arrange carpooling to get to the ferry More information coming soon.
The World Championships in Beijing this past summer were made extra exciting with all of the outstanding Canadian performances. Athletics Canada has produced a souvenir poster showing our Canadian Track and Field heroes. Bring your $ to practice and signup for a copy of the poster. LAST WEEK TO ORDER ONE OF THESE FABULOUS POSTERS. Sign up at the track and bring your $3. Final order Monday Sept. 28th. Sorry, not enough interest to place an order.
JD's and Seahorses: Mondays and Thursdays 6-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am UPDATE: SEAHORSES WILL NOW TRAIN 6-7PM ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS. REGULAR 10-11:30AM ON SATURDAYS . NO PRACTICE SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 DUE TO OCEAN'S FESTIVAL OF CROSS COUNTRY EVENT. ATHLETES CAN BE ENTER THROUGH THE CROSS COUNTRY ENTRIES LINK TO THE RIGHT.
High School Sprinters: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:30-7pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am (if you are not receiving emails from Coaches Carl, Derek or Brian Cyr - you need to ensure that they have your correct email)
HS Middle Distance - NOTE CHANGE - Mondays & Thursdays now at 5:30-7pm, *** No practice Saturday Oct 3 as all athletes should be competing in the Festival of Cross Country meet (if you are not receiving weekly updates from Coach Lynn, you need to contact her to make sure she has your correct email address)
Throwers - Coach Judy: JDs - Mondays, Thursdays 6-7:30pm for the JD Throws program
Coach Don: High School and older - Mondays 6-7:30pm - cage available. Wednesdays 5-7pm - cage available, Fridays 5-6pm Shot Put, 6-7:30 pm cage available, Saturdays 11am-2pm Shot Put followed by cage work 12noon - 2pm.
** Throwers, you are requested to fill out the Athlete information form found HERE and bring it to your next practice. You may give it to either Coach Judy, Don or Mo. This information form is necessary to ensure that your coaches can prepare the most efficient and useful plan for our throwing athletes.
Pole Vault - Mondays, Wednesdays 5:45-7:30pm, Saturdays 10-11:30am (if you are not receiving emails from Coach Len to need to ensure that he has your current email contact)
High Jump - Saturdays 10-12noon - weather permitting
Masters: 8:15am Crescent Park unless athletes competing in one of the XC series events
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.