Winter Training Underway for RCTFC Athletes

  
Winter Training has already been underway for many of the older Royal City Track and Field Club athletes since the end of cross country season! Good job athletes and thanks to our club’s very dedicated team of coaches!

Royal City Midget Girls Win BC Athletics Athlete Awards

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At the 2015 BC Athletic Awards banquet, two Royal City athletes won awards. Brianna Bates won a Midget 15 Track & Field Athlete Award for her performance of 38.38m in javelin throw. Jeneviève Patry-Smith won a Midget 14 Track & Field Athlete Award for her performances of 40.27m in javelin, 33.60m in discus, and 11.19m in shot put. Both girls competed on the national stage at the Legion Nationals in Quebec.

Royal City Track and Field Club Awards Athletes at 2015 Banquet

November 15th, Royal City Track and Field Club athletes were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2015 track and field and cross country seasons at the club’s annual awards banquet.

Congratulations to all RCTFC athletes for their commitment to training and competing and for personal best performances and to all RCTFC coaches for their dedication to the athletes in another exceptional year!

A few photos from the night…

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Royal City Track and Field Club athletes volunteer to motivate and encourage elementary school runners

Emily Chilton, Gavin Fan, Emma Dolman, Ryan Jensen and Finnley Cookson volunteered at the recent New Westminster School District XC Elementary Championship

Emily Chilton, Gavin Fan, Emma Dolman, Ryan Jensen and Finnley Cookson volunteered at the recent New Westminster School District XC Elementary Championship.

The Royal City Track and Field Club hosted the recent New Westminster Elementary School District XC Championship at Moody Park. About 80 kids in grades 3-7 from 6 different elementary and middle schools turned out to race in their age group.

Thanks to Coach Sean Dixon and Jason Delasalle for planning, supporting and heading up the event on site, as well as several RCTFC parents for their roles at the finishline and along the course.

A special thanks to Emily Chilton, Emma Dolman, Gavin Fan, Finnley Cookson and Ryan Jensen for volunteering their time and talents as rabbits and turtles in the races and for cheering on and motivating the younger children in general.

 

 

 

Royal City XC Team race at Provincials

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Seven members of the Royal City Track and Field Club XC team travelled to Nanaimo to race at the BC Athletics XC Championship on October 24, 2015.

Congratulations to all of the competitors for strong and determined performances.

Highlights from the races included: Emily Bowles’ Bronze medal and Monika Arcadi’s 6th place finish in the 11 year old girls’ category; Elizabeth Bowles’ 8th place and Emma Dolman’s 10th place finish in the 13 year old girls’ agegroup, Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 5th place finish and Ashlynne Stairs’ 10th place finish for 15 year old girls and Shea Janke’s 5th place finish for 14 year old boys’.

Full results including times for the events can be found at the link below:

http://racedaytiming.ca/results/2015BCXCChampionshipsRace8#.Vi8G1suFPcs

Royal City Track Cross Country team win well at Frank Reynolds XC race

First medal is gold for this track rascal!

First medal is gold for this track rascal!

Royal City Track and Field Club xc team represented the club well in their wins at the Oct 17 Frank Reynolds’ xc race, hosted by the Norwesters at Cates Park.

Congratulations to Ava Forsyth, Emily, Kate and Elizabeth Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Charlotte Taylor, Grace and Christina Hodges, Hannah and Lauren Sidhu, Emma Dolman, Shea Janke, Jarrett Cooledge, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Ashlynne Stairs and Emily Chilton for their performances!

Highlights included Ava Forsyth’s 1st place finish in the 6-7 year old track rascal race; Emily Bowles’ 3rd place and Monika Arcadi’s 6th place in the 11 year old girls group; Elizabeth Bowles’ 4th place, Lauren Sidhu’s 5th and Emma Dolman’s 7th for 13 year old girls; Shea Janke’s 4th for Midget boys; Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 1st and Ashlynne Stairs’ 3rd for Midget girls and Emily Chilton’s 2nd in the Junior girls’ agegroup.

Full results can be seen at the following link:

http://www.norwesterstandf.com/english/documents/results_FRMXC_2015.pdf

RCTFC athletes conquer hilly course at Festival of Cross Country race

Emily Bowles takes Bronze Medal in 11 year old girls' category at Festival of Cross Country 3.0km race

Emily Bowles takes Bronze Medal in 11 year old girls’ category at Festival of Cross Country 2.0km race.

Twelve Royal City Track and Field athletes competed on Saturday, October 3 at the Festival of Cross Country race at Crescent Park and hosted by Ocean Athletics.

Highlights included:

  • 5th place for Emily Chilton, 16, in the 16-17 year old girls’ category
  • 1st place for Grace Fetherstonhaugh and 3rd place for Ashlynne Stairs in the 14/15 year old girls’ category
  • 6th place for Elizabeth Bowles, 8th place for Lauren Sidhu and 10th place for Emma Dolman in the 13 year old girls’ agegroup
  • 3rd for Emily Bowles and 5th for Monika Arcadi in the 11 year old girls’ agegroup

Congratulations to all runners for their personal best performances on a challenging course.

Full results and times can be viewed at the link below:

http://www.oceanathletics.org/storage/2015FestivalOfCrossCountryResults.htm

Royal City Track athletes challenge South Fraser cross country course

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Congratulations to the RCTFC Cross Country team for their individual accomplishments at the recent South Fraser Cross Country meet!

Special recognition to Track Rascal athlete Ava for her top 8 finish out of almost 30 competitors-it was her first cross country race!

Full results can be found in the link here:

http://www.southfrasertrackclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-sftc-x-country-results.pdf