Royal City Track & Field Club starts 2022 with a new Head Coach!

We are thrilled to announce that Cristina Weir has accepted the position of Head Coach of Royal City Track and Field Club for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. 

Currently coaching pole vault at both UBC and Royal City, as well as being a Learning Facilitator for BC Athletics, Cristina has been with our club for 10 years.  Cristina is a pole vault pioneer in Canada, having held the National Junior indoor and outdoor records in 1996.  She previously worked with our JD’s and athletes 14+, specializing in horizontal jumps, sprints, strength and conditioning before assuming the lead on our pole vault program 4 years ago.  With her diverse athletic background and proven teaching methods Cristina will become an even more valuable asset to our club with her new responsibilities. 

Upon her appointment she said “I am looking forward to collaborating with returning and new coaches, and helping the club build back after 2 years of the pandemic. While we will miss Sean’s leadership, expertise, and positive attitude at the track, I am excited to do my best to carry on his vision for the club and continue the expansion of programs and numbers that he worked so hard to achieve. I am also thankful to returning and new board members who have worked with the senior coaches to ensure that we can have a full and successful outdoor season.” 

Please join us in welcoming Cristina to her new expanded role to help lead us forward into the future.  We will see you at the track on March 29th!

EARLY REGISTRATION UNTIL JANUARY 13th

Hello everyone,  

We hope that 2022 is treating you well and handing you no more than you can manage.


You haven’t missed it…

You have 
one more week for Early Registration for Members to the 2022 RCTFC Season.  

 The online registration link is here:

Register on Trackie.com


Returning members from the 2021 track season with a BC Athletics number are eligible to register at this time. Before you begin your online registration, be prepared to enter your BC Athletics number (and you can look it up here) and also have your BC Care Card number ready.

Returning members who were not registered in 2021 and new members to the club will be eligible to register, beginning at 
7:00 am on January 14, 2022.

Note: The Track Rascals program was canceled in 2021, so any family wishing to register their child in Track Rascals this year will be considered “new” this year and will be required to wait until January to register.


If you are a post-secondary student or a coach who is planning to register yourself or your child(ren), then please contact registrar@royalcitytrack.ca before you begin your registration.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact registrar@royalcitytrack.ca

Cross Country Season

Our Cross Country (XC) season is about to begin, with practices starting on Thursday, September 2 and running until Thursday, October 21. Practices this year will be held at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby (Central Park) on Tuesday and and Thursday evenings, as follows:

JD athletes (ages 9-12): Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm

Senior athletes (U16, U18, U20): Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm

Entrance to Swanguard is through the NE gate, accessed from the Kingway parking lot. PLEASE dress for the weather! Any athlete turning up to practice not wearing full warmup clothing will not be allowed to participate in that practice. Also, please remember to bring water.

As we rely on volunteer coaching, we want to be respectful of our coaches time and to ensure that we have sufficient coaches available to adhere to Provincial Health Orders. As such, we are asking that all athletes participating in XC commit to showing up for the majority of practices over the 8 week season. We also expect athletes to participate in the seasons XC running events, where possible, culminating in the BC XC Championships on October 23 in Victoria.

The schedule of events is as follows:

– Aug 28th, Rotary Run for Rwanda, Bowen Island (senior athletes ONLY)

– Sept 18th  Pinetree Classic, Mundy Park, Coquitlam 

– Sept 26th Vancouver Spirit Run

– Oct 2nd, Bear Mountain Trail Race, Mission (senior athletes ONLY)

– Oct 2nd  Festival of Cross Country, South Surrey

– Oct 16th  Frank Reynolds Memorial XC race, North Vancouver

– Oct 23rd  BC ATHLETICS Provincial XC Championships, Victoria.

– Nov 6th, BC High School XC Championships, Vancouver (senior athletes ONLY)

Note: The XC season is included with your athletes 2021 registration. If your child participated in this past season with RCTFC, they are registered and their COVID waiver (through BC Athletics) is still valid. If not, they will need to ensure registration and payment (for XC only) and completion of a BC Athletics waiver prior to XC attendance. We will continue to maintain COVID safety protocols throughout this season as dictated by local health authorities.

JD Athletes only: Please confirm whether your child will be participating in XC this year by emailing info@royalcitytrack.ca on or before August 30, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please email to info@royalcitytrack.ca.

Thank you,

Trish Robinson, RCTFC Vice President

Celina Wong Cleans Up At BC Masters Championships

Royal City Track and Field’s field event official extraordinaire, track mom, and master’s thrower, Celina Wong, recently cleaned up at the 2021 BC Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Bear Creek Park in Surrey, Aug 21-22. Celina threw personal bests in all five of her throwing events! Competing in the 55-59 category, she took home a bronze medal in the shot put with a throw of 7.38m, a silver medal in javelin with a throw of 19.41m, another bronze in discus with a toss of 19.43m, a gold medal in the weight throw with a heave of 9.48m, and in her specialty of hammer throw, another gold medal, crushing the entire field of women across all age categories with a huge toss of 32.02m.

Beginner/Intro Vault Sessions for July 2021

  • Thursday July 8th 7:30-9:00 — 13’s and up (take-down help needed)
  • Sunday July 11th 9:30-11:15am — 12’s and up (set up help needed)
  • Tuesday July 13th 7:15-8:45 — 12’s and up (take-down help needed)
  • Sunday July 18th 10:00-11:45am — 12’s and up (set up and take-down help needed)
  • Thursday July 22nd 7:15-8:45 — 12’s and up (take-down help needed)
  • Sunday July 25th 10:00-11:45am — 12’s and up (set up and take-down help needed)

Please contact coach Cristina directly if your child is interested in attending some or all of these practices.

Any potential August 2021 or fall 2021 practices or camps will be announced at a later date.

Updates for 2022 – Beginner/intro vaulters – anyone who just wants to try out pole vault for the first time, or who has been vaulting for less than 2 years – please email Coach Cristina at cristina@royalcitytrack.ca

High Performance Javelin Competition May 16th, Swangard Stadium

RCTFC will be hosting a high performance javelin competition on May 16th, 2021 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. Due to the COVID health restrictions, the competition is only open to those on the Canadian Sport Institute (CSI), Pacific, Targeted Athlete List. Athletes are nominated to the list on an annual basis by BC Athletics. Any athlete on the list is eligible to compete.

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC

Implement weight-in: 2pm

Male/Female U16 to Open

Unless registration numbers dictate otherwise, all categories will throw together.

Trackie Registration

Results