2019 RESOLUTION RUN
Ocean Athletics has once again partnered with Pen Run (formerly Peninsula Runners) to provide timing and volunteers for the 2019 Trail Run series. The first race is Tuesday January 1 - Crescent Park. Results here
A huge thank you to our Volunteers for the Pen Run Resolution Run on New Year's Day. A beautiful day with a few festive snowflakes coming down pre race and then sunshine. Thank you Kandy, Parm, Richie, Manmeet, Devinder, Nancy, Cayla, Brin, Brad, Jay and Liz. This was a good first of the year fund raiser for the club. There are 3 events remaining in the Pen Run Trail series - January 27 Campbell Valley, February 24 Aldergrove Park and March 17 Derby Reach on the Fraser River. We always neeed 8-10 volunteers so that you can be set out as marshalls in 2's. Contact Mo to volunteer (great to get your club volunteering done early!!)
The Thrifty Smile Cards have arrived!!
This is a super easy way to support Ocean Athletics & in particular our partnership with the Peace Arch Rotary, the City of Surrey, Marathon Surfaces and the BC Tire Stewardship to build our fitness area on the west side of the track. (Monkey bars, ChinUp/PullUp station, situp/setup platforms, and dip/pushup bars on a soft, cushiony surface). Our first targeted fundraiser for this project will be participation in the Thrifty's Smile Card Program. Thrifty's returns 5% of the Smile Card amount back to Ocean Athletics. A $100 card gives the buyer $100 worth of groceries at Thrifty's and donates $5 back to Ocean Athletics. Cards are now available from Jen Soti. Contact Jen to let her know you would like a card and she will arrange to get it to you. (family and friends can participate as well - all cards are linked to Ocean Athletics!). Cards are taken to Thrifty's to be loaded by the purchaser and can be reloaded. This is a great way to combine your usual grocery shopping with a Club fundraiser. The fitness center is a $60 000 project. Ocean Athletics is looking to raise $10 000 for the fitness area. This Thrifty Smile Card program #1 can raise up to $2500 for Ocean Athletics. Get your card today!!!
Milena 30th at USA Midget Cross Country Championships
2019 Club Membership registration
2019 registration is now open on Trackiereg www.trackiereg.com/OceanAthletics2019 You still need to fill out the membership form and submit it. Trackiereg only renews your BC Athletics membership and takes your money. Hand your forms (membership & emergency) in to Mo as soon as you have renewed your membership. Both Ocean and BC Athletics memberships expire Dec 31.
Storage Shed Permit Update
We have received the building permit for our new shed to be built adjacent to our large shed. Yippeee. Work will begin January 7, 2019. The renovation of the southern shot put sector will also begun in January as soon as the footprint for the new shed is established.
In case you are wondering what is going on in the bleachers area??? The City is installing a safety railing that will run the length of the 100m stretch to the gravel path. In order for there to be enough room betweem the railing and the bleachers, the hillside had to be dug out, and reinforcing blocks placed to form a wall that the bleachers will be put against. The new retaining wall will be completed before Christmas, and the trackside railing will be completed in January.
CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM KINGSTON, ONTARIO !!!
Maya Kobylanski 11th and Gold medal Team BC Youth Women in the 4km. Well done Maya. Jonathan Hofer 25th in the Youth Mens 6km. Great run Jonathan in the biggest pack of the day at 262 of the best in the country. & Ocean's alumnus,Lucas Bruchet defended his senior mens 10k titlein a convincing manner as he lead from start to finish. Congratulations Lucas!!
Next year, the Canadian Cross Country Championships come West to the Abbotsford course!