Canadian Cross Country Championships Success

A big congratulations goes out to our nine athletes from the Valley Royals Distance Group who represented us at the Canadian Cross Country Championships this past weekend in Ottawa Ontario.
Maggie Epp, Zoe Unger, Adrianna Buitelaar, Riley Simmonds, Sam May, Santos Svelander, Mark Molina, Miles Graham, and Arata Nakanishi took on the best in our Country on a frosty day at Terry Fox athletic facility in Mooney’s Bay. Sam May and Adrianna Buitelaar led the way with top 20 finishes in the U18 men’s and women’s races that had over three hundred and two hundred and seventy five runners respectively. Miles Graham moved to a new level with an outstanding 46th position finish in the U 18 race and all of our runners represented us proudly in what was for most their first Cross Country experience at the National Level.
Well done Royals. – Coach Scott
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BC High School Cross Country Championships

Our Royals athletes and families did us proud at this weekend’s BC High School Cross Country Championships. Competing against the best runners in the province our athletes rose to the occasion and displayed tonnes of heart on the way to some outstanding performances.
Adrianna Buitelaar took the pace out hard from the start to lead a field of almost 300 runners and claim her first BC High School Cross Country title in the Junior Girls race.
Riley Simmonds also ran an outstanding race in the Junior Boys division to capture the silver medal against an extremely talented field, including Canadian 2k record holder Arjun Sandhu. 
Miles Graham had a fine race in the Senior Boys Single A division to claim the Bronze Medal – an outstanding accomplishment for this young man. 
William Steiger stepped up his game with a first-rate 26th place finish in the Junior Boys to lead his MEI team to a Silver Medal performance, and Arata Nakanishi and Samuel Rasquinha also moved to a new level with an outstanding 16th  place and 68th place in the senior boys AAA race.
A big congratulations to all of our athletes who earned the right to compete this weekend you should all be proud of your accomplishments.  – Coach Scott

Delicious Purdy’s Fundraiser Time!

Now is a great time to order Purdy’s as Christmas presents for clients, teachers, counselors, and all the other wonderful support people in your life.
It’s also a great way to support the club, with 25% of purchases being donated to the Valley Royals. 
Order deadline is November 13th.
Order pick up will be November 28th at practice.
Please feel free to share the link (below) with friends and family who may be purchasing chocolates anyway at this time of year. 

Stellar BC Athletics Cross Country Championships

A big congratulations to all of our Athletes and Families who participated in yesterday’s BC Athletics Cross Country Championships. A special shout out to our Valley Royals Medalists.  
Adrianna Buitelaar – BC Champ U16 Girls
Laken Olson – BC Champ U14 Boys
Riley Simmonds – BC Silver Medalist U16 Boys
Maria Rose De Fleuriot – BC Bronze Medalist U10s
Adrianna Buitelaar, Maggie Epp, Syra Dhaliwal, and Milli Owen – BC Champ U16 Girls Team
The raw results can be downloaded as a simple text file here.
You all without fail represented us proudly and a great day was had by all. – Coach Scott