Black Friday Weekend Sale at Peninsula Runners!!!   17th and 152nd (right across from Timmies)  Shoes worn down from all of that intense summer and fall training?   Looking for some apparel to add a little more warmth or protection from the wind and rain (or snow!!) on those outside training nights?  Something for Christmas??? A lit safety vest?  Wool socks?   Check out the Black Friday Weekend Sales at Peninsula Runners!!  Shop Local  & support our sponsor - Peninsula Runners!!!  Peninsula Runners will donate 10% of all weekend sales to Ocean Athletics!  Bring your friends and family.






Saturday night gymnastics at Delta Gymnastics Centre:   Next session - Saturday Dec. 2nd  This is an added session!   Registration is open until Tuesday, November 28.  If there are not a minimum of 20 participants, th session will be cancelled.  Delta Gymnastics needs time to book another session.   $8/session - maximum #participants is 24 per session.  There will be one group only 7-8pm.  The first 24 are in, additional athletes will be put on a waiting list in case someone cancels.   Sign up is for each individual session.  Contact Mo to sign up for the December 2nd session.   Put Saturday night gymnastics in the subject line.  A minimum of 20 athletes is required for a session to run.  Signup ends the Tuesday before the Saturday gymnastics night.  It is not necessary to have participated in the first 3 sessions to come to the 4th session.  Tons of fun and great for your athletic abilities.  (next sessions are February 3, March 3 and April 7 - sessions are paid for at each session)



Great day at the BC High School Cross Country Championships with 997 athletes completing a fast and demanding course.  Spurred on by Coach Lynn's superb announcing, Ocean Athletes had several top 25 finishes.  Photo GalleryMore photos to come.

Silver Medal to Madelyn Bonikowsky in the Junior Girls Race.   Maya Kobylanski was not far behind in 5th and Milena Kalish in 11th

In the Junior Boys race, Owen Pinto finished 13th, Tyler Wilson 21 and Jacob Bonikowsky 25

In the Senior Girls race, Hannah Milic ran down several competitors in the final straightaway to take 17th.

Full 2017 BC High School XC Championships Results here.  or at

Images courtesy of Gord Kalisch




Congratulations Ocean Athletics Cross Country Athletes for your performances at the BC Club Cross Country Championships.  A fabulous day, challenging courses and excellent performances!

Saturday, October 28 - BC Club Championships - Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford - JD's through MastersResults here  

Top 10 Performers

2008    Girls   Cora Clendenin - BRONZE MEDAL       6TH Place - Chloe Ostrosser       Boys    9th - Oscar Antscherl

2006    Girls   Maella Hodgson - Gold & BC Champion     Boys    4th - James Hodgson 

2005    Girls   Haley Issel - 6th   Mackenzie Hack - 10th     Boys   Hudson Irvine - SILVER MEDAL

2004    Boys  Isaac Baker - 7th 

Midget Women 2003/02    Maya Kobylanski - BRONZE MEDAL,  Madelyn Bonikowsky - 4th,  Milena Kalisch - 5th    2017 BC XC Midget Girls Team Champions (Maya, Madelyn, Milena, Emma Cobban, Ava Mitchell, Dora Chan, Statia Burchart)

Midget Men 2003/02    Owen Pinto - 5th, Jacob Bonikowsky - 11th, Tyler Wilson - 16th  

Senior Men   Jack Williams - BRONZE MEDAL  in a spectacular recovery from a wrong turn 400m from the finish!!!

Masters Women    Corinne Issel - 4th master overall, 3rd - W40-44    Masters Men  Coach Ted - 3rd M60-64, Coach Jay - 4th  M45-49,  Coach Brad - 4th M55-59


More photos in the photo gallery. 

Training November to December 23 - indoor training sessions will begin the first week of November on Thursday November 2.

*** Parents - it is now dark at the end of practice and soon it will be dark for the beginning of practices during the week.  Please come down to the track to pick up your children at the end of practice.   This is a safety issue.

High School and older Sprinter/Hurdlers & Middle Distance athletes -

Mondays 5:30-7pm at the track

Tuesdays - Semiahmoo Secondary weight room 5:30-7:15pm    

Thursdays 5 (Hurdlers) 5:30-7pm HT Thrift Elementary (on 148th, next to and south of Semihmoo Secondary) ** Middle Distance Runners please meet at HT Thrift at 5:30pm so you can leave your gear before going on your run.

Saturdays as usual at the track 10-11:30am.

High Jumpers 

Mondays - Join the Sprint & Distance groups for the Brazilian workout.

Tuesdays - Semiahmoo Wt Room 5:30-7:30pm  (High School athletes only) 

*** NEW - Time Change Thursdays 6-7:30pm at Ocean Cliff Elementary (12550 20 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1Y6)   It is important for athletes to commit to the sessions.  Dropping in whenever is not an option. 

Saturdays - 10-11:30am  Join the HS sprint or middle distance groups / JD group 


Mondays - 5-7pm at the track    (** Monday November 13, Throws Practice Cancelled)

Tuesdays - practices changed to South Surrey track 5-7pm   Weather dependent.  Check with Coach Dave.

** NEW -  4:30pm start.   Thursdays at Ocean Cliff Elementary (12550 20 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1Y6)-  indoor training for Throws starts  at Ocean Cliff Elementary 4:30-6pm Please make sure you have clean shoes for use on the gymnasium floor.   It is important for athletes to commit to the sessions.  ** Reminder to all Throws athletes - The off season is a time to build up strength and to work on technique.  What you accomplish in the months ahead will determine how you throw in the spring.  It is not enough to say that 'Practice Makes Perfect',   'Perfect Practice Makes Perfect' !!   Technique Rules!

Saturdays - 12noon - 3pm only at the track (no morning practice).  All throwers welcome.

JD's and Seahorses

Mondays - JD's only  6-7:30pm   ** no Monday night Seahorse practices November through February

Thursdays at Chantrell Creek Elementary (2575 137 St, Surrey, BC V4P 2K5)   Seahorses 5:30-6:30pm inside only,  JD's 6-7:30pm  Outside for first 30-40minutes, inside for remaining time.  JD's not wishing to participate in the outside running portion of the workout should arrive at the school at 6:30pm. 

Saturdays - 10-11:30am  JD's and Seahorses at the track 10-11:30am

Pole Vault - contact Coach Len for information on the Bellingham indoor vault program (Mondays & Thursdays), Saturdays 10am at the track, and Surrey Gymnastics training.

Thank you ViaSport British Columbiafor the generous hosting grant given for the 2017 JD championships.  You can find more information about viaSport here or click on their Logo on our Sponsor's Logos below the menu on the right hand side.   

Festival of Cross Country - Great work Volunteers!!  Thank you Laura for your coordination of the volunteers.  We had many compliments from participants and parents, the weather held and our own athletes performed superbly.  Thank you to all.  & a big Thank you to Mike Moon and Bean Around the World for his donation of coffee for our volunteers - always appreciated.  Drop into Bean Around the World at Johnson Rd and Thrift.

Visit our 2017 photo gallery, photos provided by Gordon Kalesch


Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

Pinetree XC Meet - Mundy Park -   Results 

Vancouver Spirit Run - Jericho Park - Results

South Fraser Cross Country - Bear Creek Park - Results

Festival of Cross Country - Crescent Park - Results

Frank Reynolds Memorial - Cates Park - Results

BC Championships - Clearbrook Park - Results

 2017 JD Series Summary as of October 29.  Due to mistakes in entries, results or by entering under a school and later as a club, we get duplicate names in the series results.  If you notice your name is listed twice for whatever reason, please send an email to oceanathletics 'AT'     




Silent Auction - bidding sheets will be available soon!

There are 2 items up for grabs in our Silent Auction.  Items were available for viewing at the AGM.  Items will be considered sold once 75% of the stated value is achieve, unless of course, a bidding war ensues!!!   Perhaps get some early Christmas shopping done.

Snow Board donated by the Steer Family - value $300

Wicker Chair (value $450) made by our very own Dave Short.


New members welcome.  Please use the Helpdesk at the bottom of this page to contact us for more information.  Fall membership form    Athlete Emergency form

 Field Closure updates can be found at 

On Saturday, October 7, family and friends of Shirley Young gathered to say their final goodbyes and pay tribute to a wonderful woman.  Shirley, you will be greatly missed.