Our Valley Royals athletes have made some great strides as the Cross Country season has progressed. At the recent Fraser Valley High School Championships our athletes exceeded expectations virtually right across the board. Jared deHaan placed 3rd in the senior boys and Reid Johnston placed 16th , very strong performances for athletes with only a few months of background in our sport. Lukas Smith placed 22nd in the senior boys which was also a very strong finish. Cassidy Hutchison stepped it up running two minutes faster on the same course than she ran in the Pre Valley Meet to finish an outstanding 12th in the senior girls and her sister Ally Hutchison ran strongly to grab the last qualifying spot to the Provincial High School Championship at 42nd. Josh Carsience ran strongly in the Junior boys race to finish 16th and Arshdeep Waring ran well in the senior girls to just miss qualifying for the Provincial meet at 56th. Watch for these athletes at the upcoming BC Athletics Cross Country Championships and the British Columbia High School Championships on November 3rd. –Go Royals
Written by Coach Scott Svelander
This is the club’s last event for 2018 where athletes & their families can earn their required volunteer hours. A few more volunteers are needed. Sign up today!
The Valley Royals has the privilege of hosting the BC Cross Country Championships this year in Clearbrook Park. This prestigious event attracts hundreds of athletes of all ages from across the province including some pretty amazing elite runners. Our club is hosting the event for BC Athletics and we need lots of volunteers to make it another great success this year!
Register as a volunteer by emailing Dawn Driver at [email protected]
How can we serve?
We need lots of help to run the Concession, the Finish Line Hospitality Tent, Registration, Parking, First Aid and people to serve as Course Marshals (keeping the runners on the correct path). Email Dawn and let her know where you can help.
Details about the BC Cross Country Championships are available at this link: http://www.bcathletics.org/Content/bc-x-country-champs/42/
Not sure how many volunteer hours you need for the registration package you bought? Check this chart: https://valleyroyals.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Chart-of-Valley-Royals-Fees-Requirements-by-Age-and-Registration-Package-updated-Aug-1st-2017-1.pdf
Not sure how many volunteer hours you have completed in 2018? Email Christa at [email protected]
The Junior Development Group is gearing up for the BC Cross Country Championships which will be hosted by our Club and BC Athletics right here in Clearbrook Park on Saturday October 27th. This Provincial-Level meet is an amazing opportunity to see hundreds of runners of all ages and levels of development including some world-class Canadian runners. The high-school age Endurance Running Group athletes are competing at this meet as well. For more information about the BC Championships click: http://www.bcathletics.org/Content/bc-x-country-champs/42/
Register to compete by emailing Christa at [email protected] (The Club covers Entry Fees for all Royals Athletes who race at this Provincial-Level Meet)
The Royals have a great reputation for excellent volunteer participation in meets that we host. Join the BC Championships Volunteer Team and complete your Volunteer Hours for the year (0r better yet, if you already have been a volunteer–join in and be amazing again!). Volunteers can be athletes, athletes’ parents or other family members and friends. We need at least 20 more volunteer positions filled to help in: The Concession, Finish Line Food Tent, Parking/Greeting, Registration, Course Marshals (pointing the way to runners on the course), Hospitality, First-Aid. To Register as a Volunteer email Dawn at [email protected]
The Jane Swan Fitness Award goes to Fraser Middle School
Congratulations to our new ALL TIME TOP TEN RECORD HOLDERS from the 2018 Grand Prix Racing Series:
Grade 4 Girls – #2 Alexia Smith (unattached) 6:52 95
Grade 5 Girls – #9 Payton Finnie (unattached) 6:51 48
Grade 6 Girls – #3 Amy Trent (ACS Middle) 6:28 10, #4 Chanin Klaus (ACS Middle) 6:30 05
Grade 7 Girls – #10 Kristin Kampman (ACS Middle) 6:31 53
Grade 8 Girls – #7 Malia Lenz (Abby Middle School) 6:17 68
Grade 4 boys -#8 Kaiden Gleeson (Auguston) 6:43 04
Grade 5 boys – #9 Oliver Teer (ACS Elem) 6:26 82
Grade 6 Boys – #10 Arata Nakanishi (Clayburn Middle) 6:11 16
Grade 7 Boys – #1 Brendan o’Brien (Unattached) 5:36 92, #3 Mark Molina (Clayburn Middle) 5:42 57
Grade 8 Boys – #3 Nathaniel Leroux (Vedder Middle Schoool) 5:35 63
The Junior Development Group will be going to the: Frank Reynolds Memorial — Saturday October 13, 2018 JD/Midget/Junior/Youth/Open/Masters Cates Park, North Vancouver
Malcolm Lowery Trail with ocean vistas. Course is grass and gravel trails and wooden bridges. SPIKES NOT RECOMMENDED.
To register for this race email Christa at [email protected] before 6:00 PM Wednesday Oct 10th and let her know. She will complete your registration and apply any fundraising credits you may have toward the entry fee.
On Tuesday October 9th, all are invited to the Legacy Centre Banquet Hall (beside the track at Rotary Stadium) for a free All-Candidates Meeting to hear from and engage in dialogue with candidates for Mayor and City Council. Valley Royals athletes and parents are encouraged to ear your Royals gear. Doors open at 6:30. Meeting runs from 7:00-9:00 PM. Expect lively discussion and a great community atmosphere!
A good turn-out is expected but we need our club represented well in the audience. Let’s join in and show how much we care about the future of Sports and the Arts in Abbotsford.
This event is not just for club members. Anyone is welcome to attend! To Access the Facebook Invitation click: https://www.facebook.com/events/292586988238072/
Click “interested” or “going” to show your support and get updates as the meeting draws nearer. It would help greatly if you could share this event invitation with your friends & family. I hope you can join us!
– Monica Carsience
For the Valley Royals Board of Directors
P.S. Be sure to thank our very own Coach Trevor Wight for all that he has done to help create and put on this major event to help give a voice to Abbotsford Sports and Arts in our community.
Results of Week #3 are in! Go to the Valley Royals Grand Prix Page https://valleyroyals.ca/lafarge-grand-prix-cross-country-series/ scroll down to the 2018 Grand Prix Results section and click on link
REGISTRATION UPDATE: Onine Registration is now closed. However, Late Registration is available via email to Debbie Foote [email protected] OR at the Late Entry Registration Desk Wednesday 3:00PM near the Finish Line in Clearbrook Park. Late Registration Price is $12 (includes all of the remaining races in the series)