Coach | Winston Reckord
For over 30 years, Winston has been coaching track and field for the Burnaby Striders. To the benefit of both the BC Summer Games and all the Zone 4 athletes who have competed at them for the last 15 years, Winston has volunteered as an Assistant Rep and Coach. During that time he has been an inspiration and motivation to many athletes, and at Burnaby Striders that takes in quite a range of ages. His successful protégés have included both National and International Team Members. On any given weeknight, rain or shine, if you are driving past Burnaby Central High School at 6 o’clock; you will see Winston on the track and hear his whistle as he critiques his athletes’ technique and performance. His passion for his chosen sport combined with his caring and understanding make him a favorite with everyone in the Track Community.
Coach | Barbara Vogt
Coach Barb has been with Burnaby Striders for over 23 years and dedicates her time coaching and developing the Junior athletes. Her engaging and innovative style allows the younger athletes to learn the foundational mechanics of running. Barb was a track & field athlete herself, starting back in high school competing in a variety of events - her personal favourite is the 400m dash. Barb also spent over 10 years helping coach track & field at Burnaby South Secondary School, but now dedicates her full coaching time at Striders. Her biggest reward is seeing the young athletes grow to their fullest potential!
Coach | Piper Lafayette
Coach Piper is a current member of the Wilfrid Laurier University varsity track and cross country team and is new to the Vancouver area. She specializes in middle distance and races the 800m, 1500m and 3000m. She has been running track competitively for 6 years and has experience in many different events. Piper was a member of team Canada for acrobatic gymnastics in 2017 and 2018 and used her gymnastics ability to have success in a wide variety of track and field events. She spent her high school track years doing 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 200m, long jump and javelin. She loves running and wants to help others succeed in the sport that has given her so much.
Coach | Aaron Field
Coach Aaron was a member of the Burnaby Striders for 4 years. With success in the 200 metre, 400 metre, and 4x100 metre relay that broke provincial records, he was on ‘track’ to run for SFU. After an unfortunate injury in 2018, instead of giving up track completely, he came back to the Striders to be a coach. On the track you can almost always find him with a big smile on his face. Aaron dedicates his time to coach the Junior athletes, 13 and under, and specializes in sprints and relays. Whether he’s joking around or yelling feedback, he gives the juniors the full attention they deserve to reach their full potential as an athlete.
Assistant Coach | Brandon Hsu
Brandon is a high school senior and athlete of Burnaby Striders. You will rarely find him missing a practice day. In addition to active training, Brandon also provides support to the coaches in helping co-lead practice sessions, warm up/down exercises, core/strength training and sprint development. Brandon has seen quite a bit of success himself on the track, capturing Gold at the JD Provincial Championships in 2017, triple Gold at the BC High School Provincials in 2018 and triple Gold again at the BC Provincial Jamboree in 2019. His passion lies in the 100m, 200m & 400m sprints.
Assistant Coach | Katelyn Malmquist
Katelyn was a proud member of Burnaby Striders for over 6 years. While competing for the club, Katelyn saw great success in the 100m, 200m, 300m & 400m events. Throughout school Katelyn was happy to represent Burnaby South at the BC High School Provincials 4 years in a row. In 2016 Katelyn was thrilled to take part in the BC Summer Games capturing a silver in the 4 x 100m relay. In addition to her training Katelyn has volunteered with many Athletic organizations including Burnaby More Sports and BC Athletics where she worked with Junior Development Athletes at Summer & Spring Camps. Katelyn is thrilled to be taking on a new role with Burnaby Striders and assisting in the development of future athletes.