This Saturday, October 23, we wish the best of luck to all our Valley Royals runners who are taking part in the 2021 Provincial Cross Country Championships. Enjoy your ferry rides over to Victoria, and have great runs!
For the JDs, there WILL BE PRACTICE on Saturday, at 10:15am in Clearbrook Park.
This year the Cross Country Provincial Championships will be held at Beaver Lake, just outside Victoria, on October 23rd. Open to runners aged 9 and up, distances range by age. Details and registration can be found using the BC Athletics link (below).
Please use the following link to register asap.
Also, we highly recommend you book your ferry reservation this week as the waits have been lengthy.
The JDs had another great showing with lots of strong performances! – Coach Parm
Great running from all our JDs, and well done to our high school open division runners. Great showing from so many of our up and coming athletes. – Coach Scott
Our Valley Royals Cross Country runners competed in our home meet this past weekend at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford. In the JD division, Avery Westbrook, Jackson Camozzi, Landon Gleeson, Alexia Smith, Adrianna Buitelaar, and Damian Sutton all won their respective divisions. Nevaya Neufeld placed 2nd in the 10 year old girls race and Josiah Boulter finished 3rd in the 11 year old boys race. We also saw strong performances from Ellie Heath, Damien Brown, Addison Westbrook, and Meera Hadani. Many more of our club athletes were also right in there for the medals.
In the High School Open Division we showed very well with Halle May, Zoe Unger, and Ally Hutchison placing 3rd , 4th, and 9th respectively on the women’s side, and Mark Molina, Sam May, Arata Nakanishi, William Burke, and Riley Simmonds, placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 9thin the men’s division.
A notable mention goes out to Brett Kehler who ran a strong race in the very competitive University Open division and to all of our developing athletes who are working hard and improving daily. Well done.
The athletes look to prepare for their final meet of the season on October 23rd in Victoria.
I would like to finish by giving a big shout out to all of our great volunteers who made this event such a success. -Coach Scott
We had many compliments from all the universities, clubs, and high schools that attended, and it would not have happened without all of you. Thanks for all your fine efforts.
Check out the results and photos below!
TWU 2021 XC Open Oct 9 Results
Valley Royals XC JD Oct 9 Results
The JDs performed very well at the Festival of Cross Country meet this past weekend (Oct 2). For many athletes, this was their first meet of the season. Kaiden Gleeson placed 2nd in the 2009 boys race, and Averie Westbrook finished in 3rd for the 2012 girls. Jackson Comozzi, Owen Westergaard, Avery Shulba, Emmit Redekop, and Josiah Boulter also had strong races and finished in ribbon contention for their respective categories.
Thank you, JDs, for representing the club so well in this competitive field!
The senior runners also represented us proudly this past weekend. Riley Simmonds placed 1st in the U14 division, moving him into the lead for the Lower Mainland cross country series. Adrianna Buitelaar placed 2nd in the U14 division, and Damian Sutton Narrowly missed the medals with a 4th place finish in his division. Mark Molina, Samuel May, Arata Nakanishi, Arie Wassenaar, and Will Vanschagen all ran extremely well in a very competitive U16 boys division, and many of our athletes are continuing to make large leaps forwards every time out.
A big congratulations to all our runners who competed. Well done.
As a result of the recent Public Health order and announcement on September 28, 2021, and after serious consideration, the Valley Royals Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Grand Prix Cross Country series set to run on October 6 and 13.
We could not in good conscience bring together as many people as the Grand Prix attracts, given we are a region that is recognized by Fraser Health with growing COVID numbers and imposed health orders.
We trust you understand our having to make this very difficult decision, and we hope to bring the Grand Prix back in full force in the 2022 season.
Fees: All fees will be refunded in the format they were paid.
Join the Festival of XCountry, at Crescent Park (South Surrey) on Saturday, October 2th. Registration closes in only a few days, so do not wait!
- 9am – U20, Seniors, and Masters (2003 and earlier): 6km
- 10am – Track Rascals (2013-2015) 1km
- 10:10am – 2012 Females: 1.5 km
- 10:25am – 2012 Males: 1.5 km
- 10:40am – 2011 Females and males: 2km
- 10:55am – 2010 Females and males: 2km
- 11:10am – 2009 Females and males: 3km
- 11:40am – U14 and U16 Females and males: 3km
- 12:10pm – U18 Females and males: 4km
Fees: $5 for Track Rascals, and $8 for 2012 and older
(NOTE: $3 added fee for non-members of BC Athletics)
Download the Race Information Pack for additional details: 2021 Festival of XCountry Information Package
Register by 11:59pm on September 30 (Wed.) on Trackie: