Annual Peninsula Runners / Ocean Athletics Spike Night
Monday March 2 - 7-8:30 pm - Peninusla Runners store 1708 - 152nd Street. Our Annual Ocean Athletics evening at Peninsula Runners is a great opportunity to get spikes, training shoes and clothing for the upcoming season. 20% off all new Nike and Saucony spikes, 20% off all clothing and at least 30% off older stock. Always great deals to be found AND since you are coming post workout - there will be free pizza and drinks!! Practices will end early to allow lots of shopping time!! Check out the flyer here.
Ocean Athletics elite high jumper, Joel Della Siega, with Abbotsford High Performance High Jump Coach Ziggy Szelagowicz, and Canadian National Team High Jumper Mike Mason.
Joel Della Siega sets new Ocean Athletics High Jump record with a jump of 2.03m !!!
"I had the privilege of being invited to attend an Athletics Canada Training Camp earlier this month. It was held at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. I had two weeks of beautiful weather, surrounded by and training with olympic and paralympic athletes. I roomed with fellow Canadians Inaki Gomez, an olympic racewalker, and Michael Mason, a two time olympic high jumper. The facility was amazing with accomodations for sports from archery to BMX racing and rowing. Our days included heart rate and hydration monitoring and two workouts a day. Between sessions we had access to physiotherapy and massage, as well as some world class information sessions by reknowned physicians and trainers. It was inspirational to witness some of the performances by these athletes, including a 2.23 meter (7ft 4in) high jump by Mike Mason.
Saturday March 21st - Season Break Competition
Ocean Athletics will host a Spring Break competition on Sat. March 21 at the South Surrey Track 11am - 3pm. Entry fee is Flat $5 for all BCA members (free for OA members, BCA membership must be valid for 2015), and Flat $10 for all non BCA members. No pre-registration is required. Registration opens at 10am. Open to JD's and older (a Seahorse event is possible -check back soon). Events will be 60m (9,10,11) / 100m (11+), 200m (11+), 300 (12-15), 400 (16+), 600m (9-11)/800 (12+), Sprint Hurdles for midgets+, Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump, PV and Discus . Schedule to be posted soon.
confirmed teams: Ocean Athletics, Universal, Comox Cougars
BC Jamboree (midgets and older) Championships - Nanaimo - July 10,11, 12
Accomodation in Nanaimo can be limited. Book your accomodation now! The Coast Bastian is recommended but other suggestions for accomodation can be found here.
BC Junior Development (9-13) Championships - Kamloops - July 17,18,19
Reminder to Athletes, Parents & Coaches
JD parents: come down to the track to pick up your child. Do not honk from the parking lot! There are too many nutbars out there waiting for opportunities to be crazy. JD's: do not leave the training group without letting your coaches know. High School Athletes: go with a friend when going up to the parking lot. Parents please know that one of the coaches will always stay with your child or teen at the parking lot if you are delayed.
February Training - please check for updates to training times
JD's and Seahorses: Mondays & Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm at the Track. Saturdays 10-11:30am
High School Sprinters, Hurdlers, Jumpers - Mondays and Thursdays 5:30pm at the track , Saturdays 10am at the track
HS Middle Distance - Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm meet at Semiahmoo Secondary, pickup at Semi.
Throwers - Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays JD's 5:30 start, Midgets + 6pm start. Saturdays JD's 10am start, Midgets + 10:30am start Javelin: 5:30-7pm at the track - beginners welcome
Pole Vault - Mondays Bellingham - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6pm Track, Thursdays Bellingham, Saturdays - 10am Track
High Jump - Saturdays - 11am, Tuesdays 5:30pm with Coach Jim. JD's 10:30 with Coach Jay.
2015 Memberships are due!! Your membership must be valid for 2015 for you to be able to continue to train with Ocean Athletics.
Please bring your membership form, payment, volunteer form and athlete emergency form to practice this week. Fill out the new Athlete Emergency contact form even if we already have one on file for you!!. Download the 3 required forms from this website (side bar 'Forms') or pickup at the track.
Please note that the 2015 membership fees have increased due to the increase in BC Athletics, and Athletics Canada membership fees. New membership forms, Athlete Emergency forms and Volunteer signup forms have now been posted. Please go to Forms.
Thank you to all athletes and parents who have already submitted membership fees and forms.
Athletes! Volunteering does not have to be done by your parents! High School athletes can do the required membership volunteer hours, and if you are grades 10-12, these volunteer hours can count towards your graduation requirement.
Founded in March of 2006, Ocean Athletics is a track and field club offering training and coaching for athletes ages 9+. We have 280 members with 12 qualified coaches in the areas of sprints, throws, distance and jumps.
In the spring of 2012, five Rotary Clubs came together to help Ocean Athletics and the City of Surrey to build a storage shed that now houses our pole vault, high jump and throwing equipment. Thank you to:
- Rotary Club of White Rock Millennium
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peace Arch
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula
- Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
- Rotary Club of White Rock
In the spring of 2014, the new Rona shed was completed in the northwest corner of the track. Ocean Athletics shares 1/4 of that space. Thank you to Drew Kightley and Rona for their sponsorship of this project.