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Greyhounds abroad



While attending the CMA/NCCWMA Championships in Toronto, Ontario in 2017, Marvin was invited to run on a team with other top runners for Canada . . .  

Months later: 

Competing in the 4x100m relay at the Gibson McCook Relays in Jamaica, WI Feb 24, 2018, Marvin Johnson (anchor) and his team named Jamaican Can, finished first in an impressive 45.20 secs time:  Jason Foubert, Nigel John, Richard Reid, Marvin Johnson. (see video)


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(L) David Walker, 10k, Mexico; (R) Larry Johnston, 2 golds, 2 silver, Arizona.

First meet of 2018


Greyhounds Jess Aujla (L) and Steve Colbert (C) photo by Brian Cliff

Congratulations to Steve Colbert and Cindy O’Brien Hugh who were named outstanding athletes in the Masters category at the Harry Jerome Indoor Games in Richmond, Feb 3, 2018.


BC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee, 2017


Lenore Montgomery established World and Canadian Records at distances from 400m to 10K in the W70, W75 and W80 categories. 

Notable accomplishments:

2011 - she was named BC Athletics Masters Female Road Runner of the Year.  

2011- a W80 victory in the prestigious Carlsbad 5000 in world record time.

Gold in the 400m and the 5K at the World Masters Athletics championships in Sacramento, Calif.

2012 - Lenore named Canadian Masters Athlete for July and inducted in the the CMA Hall of Fame.

Lenore is inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame for 2017 as a true proponent and champion of Athletics as a Sport for Life.

Greyhounds BCA Masters Athletes of 2017

Congratulations to 3 Greyhound Athletes who were named as Athletes of the Year by BC Athletics.  

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Christa Bortignon won in both categories of  Track and Field Masters Athlete of the Year.


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Marvin Johnson (L) won the Male Masters Track of the Year and Reidar Zapf-Gilje (R) won in the Male Masters Field Athlete of the Year.  …See Details

2017 Spirit of Coquitlam Grant!

Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club is humbled to receive the 2017 Coquitlam Spirit Grant Award.  

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Our club has grown from about 15 Senior members in 1999, to ninety-eight Masters members (over age 35) this year.  We are the largest Masters track and field club in Canada.  At the close of 2016, Greyhound members held 320 BC Provincial and 116 National and/or World Track and Field Records.  

The Greyhounds will be providing free Throwing Clinics for seniors in Coquitlam in 2017 and 2018 as a result of this funding.  

For more information on the clinics, contact

Outstanding results for Greyhounds!

Vernon 55+ Games 2017 - Sept 12-16

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Many new PB’s, BC and Canadian records were set at the 55+ Games held in Vernon this year.  Complete results to follow.  See link for photos.

NCCWMA Championships 2017


The North and Central America and Caribbean Regional Championships of World Masters Athletics (NCCWMA) was held in conjunction with the Canadian Masters Championships (CMA) in Toronto. The meet was held at York Lions Stadium from August 11-13 and had 944 registered athletes.

Reidar Zapf-Gilje was one of the stars of the meet. Reidar broke the Canadian M65 Pentathlon record with a world-class total of 3902 points (he broke his own record which he had set earlier this year in the Norwegian Championships). 


Marvin Johnson ran 3 great races and won double gold in the 100m and the CMA gold in the 400m. Marvin was the only Canadian male to win Gold in NCCWMA 100m sprints.

See Complete write-up

See Greyhound Results

See Greyhound NCCWMA Photos

Canadian Record for W55 4x800m Relay

On Tuesday evening at the Ocean Athletics Summer Series #3 all-comers meet, our Greyhounds women broke the Canadian W55+ 4x800m relay record.  The team finished the 3200m relay in 12:28.43 breaking the listed Canadian record of 13:28.82, by a full minute.

Running on this team were:  Linda Ordowski (1st leg in 3:01), Sharon Hann (2nd leg in 3:27), Kajak’s member Debbie Jordan (3rd leg in 3:18) and Janette Wood (anchor in 2:42).

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Canadian Record for W55 4x400m Relay

Elaine Whidden, Valerie Scott, Cindy O’Brien Hugh, and Linda Ordowski set a new Canadian Record in W55 4X400m relay with a time of 5:18.22 at the BC Masters in Langley, BC on June 17, 2017.

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4x100m participants on Day 2 of BC Masters

For more photos at BC Masters go to Photos Link


Lee Young-pyo and South Korean TV visit the Greyhounds

On May 9,  2017, Lee Young-pyo, a former Vancouver Whitecaps player and retired South Korean footballer, joined the Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club in training.  KBS-TV was filming a program entitled Active Aging and they wished to show the fitness level of our Greyhounds senior athletes.  Mr. Lee, aged 40,  participated in a 300m training run, a weight throw and a hurdles  sprint against members aged from 60 to 91 years of age.  



Brian Carnate travelled half-way around the world to run a total of 300 metres (not counting heats) at the World Masters Games in Aukland, New Zealand.  


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Brian won the 100m race in 11.51 seconds 

Brian finished 5th in the 200m finals and his time of 23.40 is a NEW M35 BC RECORD.


Reidar Zapf-Gilje repeats as the Vancouver Sun Run winner.  Last year Reidar won the M60 age division.

This year Reidar was first out of 341 finishers but this time in the M65 age division.

Lynette Baldock finished 6th (out of 193 finishers) in the W70-74 age division.

Sheila Allison finished 10th (out of 193 finishers) in the W70-74 age division.

Renate Cheetham finished 11th (out of 81 finishers) in the W75 age division.

Arthur Gee had a good race in the M70 age division.


Greyhounds in Kamloops, BC, Mar 31-Apr 2

Thirty-one Greyhounds competed in the BC Masters Indoor Championships.  Greyhounds set 2 World Records, 4 Canadian Records and 20 BC Records at the meet.  

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Van Ryswyk Indoor /BC Masters Indoor Championship Kamloops, BC, Apr. 2,  2017

Greyhounds Training 


Two Greyhound dogs (Happy and Huggy) joined our practice for a brief group picture on Christmas Eve at SFU. In dog's years, they fit our track and field club's age requirements but couldn't stick around. . . they had to "run"!!

Merry Christmas to ALL the "Greyhounds" out there!  

Coach Sam

BC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee - Harold Morioka

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What better way to cap off 2016 than to have Harold Morioka inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame.  

The award was presented at the The 2016 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet  on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Harold’s background was the subject of an article on Ken Stone’s World and USA home page for adult age-group track and field.  see link


Harold Morioka at age 46 running in Wakayama, Japan.

The source of Ken Stone’s information was the Surrey North Delta Leader.  The January 10, 2017 issue tells the story of Harold’s road to success in track and field.   For the complete article see link Surrey North Delta Leader.

Other Greyhounds receiving recognition on Nov. 19 were Lenore Montgomery for BCA Female Masters Track Athlete of the Year and Reidar Zapf-Gilje for BCA Masters Male Field Athlete of the Year.

BCA Banquet - Masters Athlete of the Year

BCA Masters Athletes of the Year 2016

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Some (but by no means all) of the Canadian Team at the Americas Games on Day 5

Weekly Workouts now available to non-members

In prior years, we posted our weekly Runners' Workouts on our Website.  Last October, we changed to emailing the workouts directly to members.  Since then, we have received requests from runners worldwide who had been following the workouts that were posted online.  ..…Read More


Bruce leading the drills on Saturday

Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week Oct. 4, 2017


For those that had taken some time off . . .  Dust off those cobwebs!  We’re back at it again!!  

The Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club accepts people of all religions, race or sexual orientation.   Our mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of Masters (35+) and Seniors (55+) through participation in Track and Field.  

Lets have a GREAT year!  One that ALL can enjoy!!

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Coach Harold:  2 World Records, 3 Cdn and 8 BC Records at the Trevor Craven Meet

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Another meet with great performances (2 World records,  3 Canadian records, 8 BC records plus a tie,  and several Personal Bests) by our Greyhounds members last weekend.  

Christa Bortignon broke her own world record in the W80 Long jump (3.29m).

Lenore Montgomery broke the W85 World record in the 3000m (19:58.05) by four minutes.  Lenore also broke her own Canadian record in the 400m (2:10.81) ......Read More

…..see new records

……..See all records

Coach Sharon’s Jump Goals for this Season, Dec 30, 2017


Good evening jumpers of a Certain Vintage,

With our new season getting underway, it’s time to look at your goals from last season and what you would like to do this season.

As we are just getting back into track after a break, this is a great time to work with the sprinters on the foundation training that is getting underway.  

Want to do more to support your jumps goals?.....…..Read More

Greyhounds Throws Coach

Luca Molinari

Luca Molinari is a throws coach with experience and knowledge beyond his years.  Luca has had success coaching at the high school level and youth Track & Field Clubs. He is a Hammer Throw specialist.

The Outdoor Training season for Throws with Luca starts March 24 and 25.  ……Training Dates and Locations 

…....Throws Photos

Greyhounds Intro to Pole Vaulting with Reidar


Pole Vaulting training will start again in 2017 as soon as the weather permits.  For tips on polevaulting in preparation for next season, see video embeded   …..Read More

Greyhounds Polevaulting Photos

Latest Results: Go to  2017 Results  

Greyhounds in the Desert Feb 18, 2017

Larry Johnston Gold 100m AZ

Larry Johnston won Gold in both the 100m and 200m sprints  on Feb 18, 2017 in the Arizona Senior Olympics.

Greyhounds Records at the Harry Jerome Feb 4, 2017


Greyhound athletes broke four records on Saturday, at the Harry Jerome Indoor Track and Field Meet which was held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. 

Christa Bortignon who turned 80 only six days before the meet, broke the Canadian W80 60m record with an excellent time of 10.69.  This time is only 0.32 seconds off the world record…. (see more)

Americas Masters Games  - Athletics -  in History Books!

The Track & Field portion of the America Masters Games is over.  In addition to Canadians from across the country, there were athletes from the US, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Jamaica, and India.

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Roy Turkington wins Gold in M65 100m at Americas Masters

Some of the comments regarding the meet:  "What an awesome experience! One that I truly appreciated and was fortunate to have been part of a great team to share it all with.” (Sam Walker); “Absolutely amazing.  One of my favourite track meets to date.” (Sharon Evans).  

Greyhounds W60 4x100m Canadian Record falls! 


Linda Tauvette, Wendy Alexis, Karla Del Grande and Elaine Whidden

Our Greyhounds W60m 4x100 Relay Canadian record was broken on Aug 14, 2016 at the Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships in Toronto.  Our only consolation was that Elaine Whidden made up the team that set the new record.  It is a rare occasion that the top 4 ranked W60 women in Canada are at the same meet and they took the opportunity to set a record that will be in the books for a long time.  Elaine Whidden, Wendy Alexis, Linda Tauvette and Karla Del Grande set the new bar at 58.03 secs.  


M35-39, M40-44, M45-49 100 Meter Dash, Trevor Craven, Burnaby, BC 2016

Aug 12-14, 2016 - Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships, Toronto, ON

Community Events:

Annual Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial 5km Run


The organizers (Sewa Birring and Santokh Dhesi) would like to thank all the Greyhounds who supported the Annual Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Run. See More Photos


Archived Club News


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