Register for the October 8 Meet at Clearbrook Park

The Valley Royals will be hosting a cross country meet at Clearbrook Park on Saturday October 8th.
Our JDs will run in the morning and the high school/university competitors will
run after lunch. There will NOT be a JD practice this Saturday due to this meet.

Royals Excel at BC High School Cross Country Championships

A big congratulations goes out to our Valley Royals Cross Country runners. Yesterday (Nov. 6) at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, we wrapped up our season with some of the strongest performances of the year.
In the Junior Boys Division, Mark Molina finished 11th, Sam May finished 15th, and Arata Nakanishi finished 31st in a field of 265 runners. In the Junior girls, Adrianna Buitelaar finished 21st in a field of 240, which can only be described as a fantastic result for this grade 8 competitor. Zoe Unger did not have her best race and still finished a very strong 39th!
In the senior division William Burke and Halle May finished strongly with 46th and 51 place finishes respectively. As many of our competitors are not at the top of their age division, we should be ready to start challenging for medal positions at the provincial level over the next 12 months.
A big thank you goes out to all the people who supported our Cross Country runners through the fall.  Well done Royals.
Great athletes are the result of great programs and our board members, parents, volunteers and coaches have all done a fantastic job this fall in developing our athletes. – Coach Scott

Royals Shine at Eastern Valley Championship

Our Royals cross country runners had a great showing at the very well attended Eastern Fraser Valley Championship yesterday on our home course. Riley Simonds finished 30 seconds ahead of the field to win the grade 8 boys division, and we had a landslide in the Junior Men’s race with Mark Molina finishing 1st, Sam May 3rd, Arata Nakanishi 4th, Arie Wassenaar 7th, Will Van Schagen 8th, and Tristian Steiger 13th. William Burke rounded out the day on the men’s side by winning the Senior Boys Championship. On the women’s side Zoe Unger and Adrianna Buitelaar had fantastic races in the Junior Women’s division, finishing 2nd and 4th in a field of 60 runners. Adrianna, who is grade 8, decided to run in the Junior race and was successful in her bid to grab a qualifying spot to the Provincial Championships November 6th. Ally Hutchison had a strong race in the Senior Women’s division to finish in the 8th position.

A big congratulations to all our runners, most of whom are moving on to the BC High School Championships in a week and a half’s time. – Coach Scott

Officials results can be viewed in this PDF file: 2021 Eastern Valley High School Cross Country Results

BC Cross Country Championships 2021

Our Valley Royals Cross Country runners were in Victoria this past weekend (Oct 22) representing us at the British Columbia Cross Country Championships. Our young and developing group did extremely well in what was for many their first cross country race on the provincial stage. Our top finishers in their respective divisions were Nicholas Jirot with 2nd, Averie Westbrook in 3rd,  Adrianna Buitelaar in 6th,  Riley Simmonds with 7th, Damion Sutton with 7th, Mark Molina in 9th, and Zoe Unger in 12th. Our crew of 24 runners almost without exception rose to the occasion and turned in personal best performances. As we can see from these results, our young group has worked very hard over the past two years and have put themselves in a position where they will soon be challenging for medal performances, team titles, and continued personal bests, at the very competitive provincial level.

So very well done for all our Cross Country Runners and their families who support them. – Coach Scott

Check out the official results here:

Cross Country Provincials – Register Today

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.