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.

University Track & Field Opportunities

Thinking about making the leap from high school to university can be tough. It’s hard to know where to go, what to study, or what opportunities exist. Streamline Athletes is an organization dedicated to making this transition easier by supporting student-athletes in their university track and field recruitment journeys. 

The Streamline Athletes online platform gives Canadian athletes the tools they need to make confident decisions about their academic and athletic futures. Here’s how it works:


Athletes and parents can explore and compare university track and field programs based on academics, athletics, geography, financial info, and more. Use the links below to see Streamline Athletes pages for university track and field programs in British Columbia: 

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia – Okanagan

Thompson Rivers University

Trinity Western University

University of Victoria

Interested in other universities? Browse all teams on Streamline Athletes here 

Send Streamline Athletes an email if you have any questions: [email protected]

BC JD Championships

At the BC JD Championships in Whiterock, July 19-21, our Valley Royals athletes posted some impressive results. Many of our athletes placed in medal standing and many earned new PBs!

Send your photos of the meet and updates on athlete achievement to Christa at [email protected]

Junior Development Athlete Results

Alexia Smith — Gold, 100m  — Gold, 600m –Gold, 1000m–Bronze, 60m 

Chanine Klaus–Gold, 800m –Gold 1200m –5th, 300m –5th, HJ –8th, 80mH –8th,200mH

Dhea Kondolay–Gold, Javelin –Silver, Discus — Bronze, 60mH

Emily Tinsley–Silver, HJ –Bronze, LJ

Mark Molina–Bronze , 300m –4th, 100m

Aidan Ansell–Bronze, Hammer –4th, Discus –4th, Shot Put–6th, Javelin

Dawson Carman–Bronze, Discus –4th, HJ

Ben Wright–Bronze, LJ –7th, 100m

Riley Simmonds –4th, 600m –5th, 1000m –13th,60mH

Ashlyn Adams–5th, 800m –10th, HJ

Hannah Booth —5th 1000m —6th 600m

Gemma Ollen–6th, 60mH

Jessica Tinsley–8th, LJ

Jesse Booth–8th, Javelin –5th, Discus

Sam Rasquinha–9th, HJ

Charlie Franson–9th, Discus

Kaylyn Halwas–9th, 100m

Arie Wassenaar–10th, Shot Put

Philip Price–10th, Discus

Evan Booth–11th, Discus

JDs Celebrate 2019 Track & Field Season and Prepare for Championships

Valley Royals Junior Development Group at the end of the last practice of the Track & Field Season

The JDs celebrated the track & field season with ice cream cake and popsicles on Tuesday, July 16th–their last practice before they compete at the BC JD Track & Field Championships in Whiterock this weekend. (For links and info about the JD Championships see post below from June 26th). The Royals thank Coach Scott and all of the assistant coaches for training this energetic group of athletes!

 

Royals Age 14 and Up: UPDATED INFO for Provincial Championship Jamboree

2019 BC Athletics Championship Jamboree

Kamloops, British Columbia

July 5-7th, 2019

MEET INFO PACKAGE (Updated July 3rd): https://kamtrack.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-BC-Championship-Jamboree-Revised-Meet-Package.pdf

FINAL TRACK & COMBINED EVENTS SCHEDULE (Updated July 2nd): https://kamtrack.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Jamboree-Kamloops-Track-Schedule1.pdf

FINAL FIELD EVENTS SCHEDULE (Updated July 2nd): https://kamtrack.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Jamboree-Kamloops-Field-Schedule-Updated-July-1.pdf

FINAL PERFORMANCE LIST (Updated July 3rd): https://kamtrack.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/19-07-03-final-performance-list.pdf

Please note that for this meet, the Valley Royals will pay for up to 3 Entry Fees for each athlete who chooses to represent the club at the BC Track & Field Championships (BC Athletics) however  if  you ask to be registered and then don’t show for your event, you will be billed for the entry fees as the club cannot recoup the fees once they are paid. Entries were due to Christa([email protected]) Saturday, June 22nd 10pm

Royals Athletes age 9 to 13: Register for the 2019 BC JD Championships

The 2019 BC Athletics Junior Development Championships

Hosted by Ocean Athletics Club at South Surrey Athletic Park, Whiterock, British Columbia

July 19th – 21st, 2019

Meet Info & Schedule: https://files.trackie.com/uploads/event/2019-06-14-07-09-49-1038227522-399502.pdf?rand=413134739

Entries due to Christa ([email protected]) by 10pm, Friday, July 12th

As this is a Provincial level meet, the club would like to encourage all  Valley Royals JD athletes to attend and will pay for up to 3 Entry Fees for each athlete who chooses to represent the club at the BC JD Track & Field Championships (BC Athletics). This is a great opportunity to compete, but please be aware that if you ask to be registered and then don’t show for your event, you will be billed for the entry fees as the club cannot recoup the fees once they are paid.