Congratulations to Coach Lynn who has been named Head Coach of the Canadian Cross Country Teams to both the Pan Am XC Championships in Barranquila, Columbia (Feb 2015) and the World XC Championships in Guiyan, China (March 2015). Well done Lynn!
& speaking of Cross Country! Still time to enter the Sports Day in Canada 2km or 4km race at the Canadian Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 29th. Come and race on the same course as Canada's best. Cheer on your Ocean Teammates: Chelsea Ribeiro and Michael Milic will represent Ocean Athletics on Team BC, and Hannah Milic, Cayla Smith, Liam McKay, Corinne Issel will represent Ocean Athletics in their respective Championship categories. Medals for the JD races, and lots of draw prizes for both the 2km and 4km events. 1:05pm - just before the Senior Women's Championship 8k race. Register here
Looking for some new swag? Check out the great souvenir clothing for the Canadian Cross Country Championships here
Congratulations to Maureen de St. Croix who was presented with a bouquet of flowers by these two boys at the KidSport Foundation 3rd annual fund raiser for "Going above and beyond" on Wednesday evening. The dinner and silent auction raised over $100,000 for the program through generous donations by local businesses and individuals.
Ocean Athletics is proud to support this program with approximately a dozen kids in the club taking advantage.
Ocean Athletics is proud to get involved in the Christmas Hamper program again this year. Once we have been given the details for our assigned family, Maureen will start collecting donations. Please be generous.
2014 Ocean Athletics AGM - Monday, December 8, 2014 - Semiahmoo Drama Room - 7-8:30pm
The 2014 AGM will follow athlete training on Monday, Dec 8. Training sessions will be shortened to allow all athletes and parents to attend the AGM. Pizza and soft beverages will be served.
The board is looking for new members! Please let President Brad Smith know if you would be willing to sit on the Ocean Athletics Executive Board. It is not an onerous job but a very necessary one to keep our club viable. Ocean Athletics has a large number of capable parents whose management and planning expertise would be valuable to the continuation of the club.
An agenda will be available soon.
Attention!! JD's and Seahorses! INDOOR TRAINING CHANGES Nov. 10 to Dec. 20.
Mondays: Bayridge Elementary 1730-142 Street, Surrey, BC V4A 6G7 Seahorses 5:30-6:30pm, JD;s 6-7:30pm with a run outside to start.
Thursdays: Outdoors at the track weather permitting. Seahorses 6-7pm. (** note Seahorse time change! Since we are outdoors on Thursdays, there is no need for space accomodation. Therefore Seahorse training will be 6-7pm.) JD's 6-7pm followed by 25 minute run for those JD's who are capable and interested.
Saturdays: Outdoors at the track. Seahorses and JD's 10-11:30am. Seahorse parents, if you wish your child to participate for 1 hour only, please let the coaches know and be prepared to come down to the track to pick them up at 11am.
Please check the website if you are unsure if poor weather will cause practice to be cancelled. This schedule will change for Seahorses/JD's for January/February. Monday will be outdoors at the track. Thursdays will be at Pacific Heights Elementary in 2015.
Water Running Wednesdays! Enhance your training with water running. 8-8:45pm at the South Surrey Pool. Excellent workout! Regular admission prices $3 for youth, $6 for adults. Buy a 10 or 20 pass and save even more!
Your last opportunity to fulfill your volunteer responsibilities for 2014!! And even if you have already, you are most welcome to get involved. You should have received an email outlining what is needed. If not contact Mo immediately. A list of volunteer tasks can be found here.
BC Cross Country Championships - Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford
2014 BC Cross Country Championships - Brandt Muncey Buckley taking the gold in the 2002 Boys 3km
The rains held off (for most of the day!), the course was a good test of x-country running and the Ocean Athletes performed excellently as expected. Top 10 results per category:
2005 Girls: Bronze Medal - Leah Peters, 4th Haley Issel, 5th Elizabeth Lawson, 6th Mackenzie Hack, 8th Lindsay Cyr.
2005 Boys: 4th Branson Bonthoux-Roberts
2004 Boys: 4th Liam Kobylanski, 7th Charles Antsheryl, 10th Kyle Jenzen
2003 Girls: 5th Ava Mitchell
2003 Boys: 5th Owen Pinto
2002 Girls: Bronze Medal - Maya Kobylanski, 7th Joanna Verzosa-Dolezal
2002 Boys: Gold Medal - Brandt Muncey-Buckley
2001 Girls: Bronze Medal - Hannah Milic, 4th Cayla Smith
2001 Boys: Bronze Medal - Harrison Almrud
2000 Girls: 6th Haley Ribeiro
1999 Boys: 5th Dawson Ribeiro
Youth Women: 4th Chelsea Ribeiro
Youth Men: Silver Medal - Michael Milic
Masters Women - 2nd overall Woman - Gold Medal Women 35-39 - Corinne Issel
Masters Men - Men 45-49 4th Brian Clendenin (Coach Brian)
Men 45-49 8th Jian Zhu (Coach Jay)
Men 50-54 5th Brian Smith (Coach Brad)
Men 55-59 5th Ted de St. Croix (Coach Ted)
Full results can be found here.
Cross Country Season
Lower Mainland XC series - go to the sidebar 'XCountry entries' for more meet information and to enter a race.
- Sunday, November 23 - Fraser Valley Ramble, Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford (Yth, Jrn, Snr, & Masters only). Entries due Saturday, November 15. Entry payment is the responsibility of the athlete. More information here.
- Saturday, November 29 - Canadian Cross Country Championships and Sports Day in Canada 2km & 4km runs Entry payment is the responsibility of the athlete. More information here.
- Saturday, December 6 - Gunner Shaw, Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver (Yth, Jrn, Snr & Masters athletes only). Entry payment is the responsibility of the athlete. More information here.
The Rains have arrived!! Rain jackets YOUTH sizes $73, ADULT $80 Jackets available at the track!
The Garneau shirts have arrived, and they are fabulous! Cost is $35.00 per shirt. You can use these for both training and competing.
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.