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- A Track and Field Club for Masters (35+), including Seniors (55+)                    

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Outstanding results for Greyhounds!

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


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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.  


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ANOTHER WORLD RECORD AND 3 CANADIAN RECORDS FOR CHRISTA!

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At the Dylan Armstrong Classic Meet in Kamloops, Christa broke the W80 World Record in the Triple jump.   On Saturday (May 6), Christa triple jumped  7.16m on her 3rd attempt.    Current listed WR is 6.55m.


Earlier in the day, Christa had broken the Canadian records in the W80 100m (17.14) and 200m (37.00).  The current listed world records in these events are:  100m (16.81) and 200m (36.80).  Christa has an excellent chance to break these world records later in the season.


On Friday night Christa competed in the 200m hurdles and broke the Canadian record with a time of 46.64.    



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WORLD RECORD FOR LENORE AT THE CARLSBAD ROCK N ROLL IN SAN DIEGO


In early April, Lenore Montgomery competed in the Rock ’n’ Roll Carlsbad 5K.  Her listed time of 34:02 (chip time?) breaks the W85 WORLD RECORD of 34:56.  It seems that Lenore’s official time was 34:23 (gun time?).  You keep getting better Lenore!  







GOLD MEDAL FOR BRIAN AT THE WORLD MASTERS IN NEW ZEALAND

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 Carnate  file foto


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.


VANCOUVER SUN RUN 10K

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.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!! 


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 December 24, 2016

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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 masterstrack.com



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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


Read more on BCA Awards ...


2016 Greyhounds Athlete of the Year Awards:

Most Improved 2016

Most Improved David Dickey and Valerie Scott        

Another succesful year concluded with a Banquet and Athlete of the Year awards for the Greyhounds. They were:

Rookie of the Year - Male -  Marvin Johnson

Rookie of the Year - Female - Leslie Stevens and Suzanne Sharp

Most Improved Male - David Dickey

Most Improved Female - Valerie Scott

Field Athlete of the Year - Female - Christa Bortignon

Field Athlete of the Year - Male - Bakhshish Dhillon

Track Athlete of the Year - Female - Lenore Montgomery and Urith Hayley

Track Athlete of the Year - Male - Sam Walker

Most Outstanding Athlete -  Reidar Zapf-Gilje


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David Dickey was featured in an article in the Mission Record in December of 2016.  To see the electronic copy of this article go to Mission Record Sports





For more information on all Greyhound AOY accomplishments, go to AOY certificates



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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

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Bruce leading the drills on Saturday



Coach Sam’s Tip of the Week June 19, 2017


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Don’t Limit Yourself

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you  ..……(Read More)



Coach Harold:  2 World Records in Toronto

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Four Greyhounds competed in the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships in Toronto this weekend, March 11 and 12.

CHRISTA BORTIGNON broke 2 World Records in the W80 Long jump and Triple jump.  Christa competed in 6 events and she established new BC Masters Indoor records in all 6 events, including new Canadian Indoor records in 5 of them....Read More


…..see new records

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Coach Sharon’s Saturday Workout for Jumpers, June 24, 2017


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Good evening jumpers of a Certain Vintage,

For those athletes who have asked me: “what shoes should I buy for long jump?”  Well, here is a picture of my new long jump shoes.  I finally ordered a new pair of long jump shoes  because the pair I had was getting worn out and wasn’t providing the support my feet need to perform injury free.  The heel is thicker and is very firm .....…..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

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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

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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

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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! 

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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.  


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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

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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

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