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Alec Brent National Bronze Medalist – Legion 2022!

Congratulations to Burnaby Striders’ Alec Brent, who travelled all the way to Sherbrooke, Quebec in early August 2022 to compete at the Legion National U16/U18 Track & Field Championships. Alec ended up capturing Bronze in the high jump for U18 at a height of 1.90m!

Legion has been hosting these championships for over 50 years and they’ve been actively supporting youth athletics in training and competition coast to coast. The Championships bring out the best across the country, which makes Alec’s accomplishment extremely impressive.

Well done, Alec! Great to see all your hard work and dedication pay off with such a fantastic result!

For those wishing to learn more about Legion Track & Field, you can click here.

Congratulations, Brandon!

We are proud to share that Brandon Hsu is one of four provincial recipients to have received this year’s BC School Sports Subway Scholarship. It’s awarded to those who’s demonstrated excellence in academics, community service, leadership and athletics. Brandon has always showcased great dedication to the sport of Track & Field and has given back, not just to Striders but to the broader community with his great volunteerism. Congratulations, Brandon, on a wonderful recognition and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

For more information on BC School Sports Scholarships, click here.

2022 BC Athletics JD Provincial Championship!

It was great to see provincial championships resume this year after taking a two-year break due to COVID. Over in South Surrey, the BC Athletics JD Championships were held and we had seven of our junior athletes compete from July 15-17, 2022. Congratulations to see Ellie, Melia, Willa, Vivienne, Harrison, Rya and Brora all show up and gave it everything they had. Fantastic to see many multi-event entries too. Special shout out to top placements:

  • Ellie for ranking 4th in the 100m and 7th place in the 200m.
  • Willa for ranking 4th in the 200m, 5th in the 100m, 7th in the High Jump and Long Jump.
  • Vivienne for ranking 7th in the 100m, 8th in High Jump and 9th in the 200m.
  • Rya for ranking 7th in the High Jump.

These track meets are always extra special, as it tends to bring in the best of the best together. It provides a great opportunity to compete and to form new friendships within the track & field community.

And finally, hats off to our coaches for supporting our athletes throughout the past few months and ensuring their success. We hope all our members will use this experience as building blocks for the future! Congratulations, everyone!

See our results page for past times.

PS – Feel free to email along pictures of the event to our inbox. Thank you!

Message: In Memory of Aaron Field

March 10, 2000 – June 19, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we share our dear friend, Aaron Field, passed away on June 19, 2022. Aaron has been with the Striders family for many years as both an athlete and a coach. He has always been a tremendous leader and inspiration to those around him. His charm, humour and professionalism are what everyone appreciates most about Aaron. We are heartbroken to know he will not be with us anymore but are grateful for the joy he’s brought into our lives. Aaron, your time with us was cut far too short, but we love you and may you rest in peace!

For those who wish to attend:

Monday, June 27, 2022
Prayers @ 6pm
Viewing @ 7pm
 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Service @ 11am 
 
Location:
St. Francis de Sales Parish
6610 Balmoral St
Burnaby

Due to the service times, we will be cancelling practice on Monday, June 27th.

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BC Athletics Junior & U16+ Jamboree Provincial Championships!

Provincial Championships have returned this year after a two year hiatus. If you’ve been enjoying running so far, put your passion to the test and register for this year’s Championships. If you are a JD athlete, the Championship is held in Surrey this year from July 15-17, 2022. If you are U16, 18, 20 and above, the Provincial Championship is held in Kamloops from July 8-10, 2022.

Please visit our Meet Schedule and click to register on Trackie. Good luck everyone!

2022 Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for all New Members & Returning Members to sign up for our upcoming 2022 track season. Our training will commence on March 28, 2022 at Burnaby Central Secondary School, so don’t delay. Sign up now or renew for next year so that your membership doesn’t lapse.

It appears many of the annual track meets will be back on for this Spring / Summer. So come on out and we’re looking forward to seeing all of those Personal Bests!

Practice sessions for 2022 will run from March 28 – August 25, 2022. Training will take place at Burnaby Central Secondary School located at 6011 Deer Lake Pkwy in Burnaby. Practice will run from 6 – 8pm Monday through Thursday every week. No sessions are held on stat holidays and please ensure your email contacts are up to date, as we will send any emergency cancellation notices via email.

If you are interested to join Burnaby Striders as a new member, please review the information in the link below:

NEW MEMBERS

If you wish to return as a member of Burnaby Striders for the 2022 track season, we encourage you to renew your membership at the online link below to avoid your membership from lapsing in the new year. The membership renewal will be active until the end of Dec 31, 2022.

RETURNING MEMBERS

Thank you and see you all soon!

Message: In Memory of Winston Reckord

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of Winston Reckord this past week. He left us peacefully on December 13, 2021, at the age of 80 and is survived by his wife Evadne, his children and grandchildren.

Winston has been a foundation of Burnaby Striders for decades and has built countless friendships with athletes, coaches, parents, and many others in the track & field community. He has established for himself an unwavering reputation and has garnered respect from many who know him. Winston’s main focus was always about the athletes and helping them be the best they can be. We will sorely miss Winston’s presence at Burnaby Striders but would like to take this opportunity to honour him and thank him and his family for the dedication and commitment he’s given to all of us.

We would like to share with you Winston’s online obituary. Please click here and you can leave your comments for the family and also make a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation. More details can be found on the website.

Winston, on behalf of your Burnaby Striders family, we thank you for everything! We love you, and may you rest in peace!

REMINDER: 2021 Training Ends Sept 30, 2021

As a reminder that our 2021 training schedule will end on September 30, 2021. Traditionally, we hold our Fall & Winter training indoors at Burnaby South Secondary school between the months of October through to March. But like last year, indoor facilities have been limited and/or restricted due to COVID-19. As a result, we have not been able to secure our facility for indoor use this year. Burnaby Striders will remain closed during the off-season and will look to re-open again for training starting in March 2022. Further updates and details will be shared early next year. Until then, please do continue to stay safe and remember to always stay active!

BC JD Challenge Wraps – Zone 3/4 July 17, 2021

With an extremely challenging year and a half, it was so refreshing to see our young athletes out again competing and having fun. This past weekend was the BC JD Challenge track meet, held in Abbotsford, BC. This event was organized in place of the traditional annual BC Athletics JD Championship and was exclusive to the Zone 3 & 4 athletes only.

Burnaby Striders had a terrific showing with majority attending for the first time and all going home with personal best times! The final meet results are now posted and can be viewed by clicking here.

It’s always exciting, as every run produces an official performance time and can be used as building blocks for the future. Congratulations to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you back at training through the rest of this summer! Please check out a few pictures  (click here) from this past weekend!

As a note, the U16 and older groups will have their respective Regional track meet this coming weekend on July 24-25, 2021. We will be sure to share more soon!

BC Athletics Announces Regional JD & Senior Challenges 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic BC Athletics will be cancelling the 2021 Junior Development Pentathlon Championships and Junior Development Track & Field Championships. In their place, they are introducing the Junior Development Regional Track & Field Challenge!

Bringing young athletes together, these fun competitions will be comprised of 6 events:

  • 100m
  • 60m/80m Hurdles
  • 600m/800m
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discus

Come out and Run/Wheel, Jump, & Throw with other JD athletes in your region. Plus, the top age group performer in each region will be eligible for a Grand Prize!

Eligibility:
All able-bodied and para athletes with a current BC Athletics Junior Development Training or Competitive membership may participate.

Registration:
Burnaby Striders athletes are part of Zone 4 and event is held on July 17, 2021. Hosted by Valley Royals and held at the Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. Registration deadline is July 15, 2021. Please click here to register at Trackie. Meet entry fees are not covered by Burnaby Striders and are paid by each athlete. You can visit BC Athletics for more information.

For the U16 and above athletes, BC Athletics has announced the 2021 Event Group Challenges (in lieu of the Provincial Championship Jamboree) on July 17-18, 2021 (COMBINED EVENTS) and July 24-25, 2021 (ALL OTHER EVENTS). You can look forward to the following events (including para):

  • COMBINED EVENTS – Hosted by: Okanagan Athletic Club, Apple Bowl Stadium
  • SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES/WHEELCHAIR RACING – Hosted by: Langley Mustangs, McLeod Stadium
  • ENDURANCE – Hosted by: Prairie Inn Harriers, Centennial Stadium, University of Victoria
  • THROWS –  Hosted by: Kamloops Track and Field Club, Hillside Stadium

Registration:

Choose your favourite events, and get ready to race, jump, throw or wheel.  We can’t wait to see you out there! For more information, please visit BC Athletics.

Membership Variance for 2021 approved by the BC Athletics Board of Directors
These events will be open to athletes aged 14 – Senior, who either hold a BC Athletics Training or Competitive Membership.  Only those athletes with a BC Athletics Competitive membership are eligible for results to be recorded for Provincial and National rankings.  Those athletes with a Training membership are still eligible to participate with the purchase of a Day of Event Membership (no results will be recorded by BC Athletics).