Endurance Running Group Starts Training This Week

ENDURANCE RUNNING GROUP Cross-Country Practices start this week in Clearbrook Park at 4:30 PM  Thursday, August 15th. 

Note: There is room in the group this Fall to include athletes entering Grade 7. If not turning 14 until the next calendar year, these athletes will compete as JDs in Cross Country races this fall

ENDURANCE RUNNING SCHEDULE

  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM Tuesdays 
  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM Thursdays 
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Saturdays  

There will be no Saturday practices on days of Cross Country Races that the Endurance Group is competing at – Coach Scott will communicate the Racing Schedule soon.

Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers and meet at Clearbrook Park beside main parking lot (off Clearbrook Rd.) at sign for Ron Wiebe Playing Fields.

Due to insurance rules, all athletes must have a paid Royals Membership to participate with a Royals training group. A $20 one-week trial membership is available for athletes new to the Royals and wanting to check out a training group before buying the full membership.

Royals Athlete Earns Bronze for Team BC at U18 Nationals

Valley Royals athlete, Joshua Carsience, earned a bronze medal for Team BC in U18 Men’s Pole Vault at the Legion Youth National Track & Field Championships held on the campus of Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Canada’s top ranked U18 pole vaulters persevered in tough conditions vaulting in rain and strong wind throughout the event. Carsience started lower than he normally would have and worked his way up to win the bronze with a vault of 3.95 m. 

The sun broke through just in time for the medal ceremony where two Team Ontario athletes shared the podium with Carsience representing Team BC. 

The medals the athletes received commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day — June 6th, 1944. Designed by Karen Taylor-Lopez, the medals pay tribute to a battle waged by sea, land and air featuring silhouettes based on images in the Department of Nationals Defense Library and Archives Canada.

Cross Country Season Coming Soon

The Cross Country season is just around the corner! Coach Scott’s Endurance Running Group kicks off in Clearbrook Park next week on Thursday, August 15th. Coach Alex’s JD Cross Country Running Group starts Thursday, August 29th. See the Practice Schedule page for details. 

Note: There is room in Coach Scott’s Endurance Running Group this Fall to include athletes entering Grade 7. If not turning 14 until the next calendar year, these athletes will compete as JDs in Cross Country races while training with older athletes.