Ryan won the Fraser North High School Zone Long Jump with a PB of 6.58m. This jump achieved Team BC Standard for Legion Nationals in Quebec this August. Congratulations, Ryan!
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It’s never too late to celebrate Riley! Athlete of the Week (May 22)
Huge PB for Riley Malkoske with three javelin throws over 50 metres at the Richard Collier Big Kahuna Throwsfest (May 20-21). Congratulations, Riley!
RCTF Fundraiser now open until June 7!
RCTF is happy to announce its online fundraiser with Neufeld farms! Open until June 7 Wed midnight. Order Now! https://app.neufeldfarms.ca/fundraising/2023-royal-city-track-field-club/ref/em
Pick up on June 17 Sat at 10am – Queens Park Arena (parking lot behind the arena)
Support your local farms and your track club! Share the link with family and friends!
Club Athlete Of The Week – Kaitlyn Hanger
Congratulations to Kaitlyn for winning Bronze in Hammer Throw! She competed for SFU at the NCAA DII GNAC Conference Championships in Monmouth, Oregon.
Club Athlete Of The Week – Olivia Robinson
Congratulations to Olivia for her U16 high jump PB of 1.45m at the Burnaby-New Westminster Secondary School meet. It was the highest jump of the field of grade 8-12 females, and only 7cm off the 1977 BNWSS record.
Club Athlete Of The Week – Marty Bajarunas
U18 athlete, Marty Bajarunas, is this week’s RCTF Athlete Of The Week! He threw a big Javelin PB of 62.77m at the Jean Jacques Schmidt Memorial Meet in Richmond. Congratulations, Marty! (@martybajarunas)
JD Technical Training – April 30 Sunday 10am-3pm at Mercer
To prepare for competition, JD athletes will receive instruction in technical track & field events. Attendance is STRONGLY encouraged for ALL JD athletes.
Dress in layers. Bring sunscreen, water, lunch, and spikes if you have them.
Parent volunteers needed for set up at 9:30am and take down at 3:00pm. Minimum of 5 for each time. Click this link to sign-up
Track set-up at 9:30am: Head to the track area in front of the equipment shed and gather by the Number 1 at the end of the track so Coach Cristina and other coaches can find you.
Track take down at 3pm: Return to the track and look for Coach Cristina and the other coaches for instruction.
Your RCTF Club needs your help! Sign-up for Track Set-Up & Take Down
Track Practice Set Up and Take Down (Mercer)
Every Tues & Thurs – Set up at 5:20-5:30pm; Take down at 7:00-7:15pm
Link -> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4faca823a0f8c07-track
Track set-up: Head to the track area by 5:20pm in front of the equipment shed. Gather around the Number 1 at end the of the track so Coach Cristina and other coaches can find you.
Track take down: Return to the track by 7pm and gather the equipment you had set up earlier. DO NOT take down the cones and signs on the track indicating RCTFC have lanes 1-6 (the senior athletes practice after the JDs).
High Jump, Long Jump and Pole Vault Practice (Mercer)
Every Tues & Thurs – Set Up at 5:15-5:30pm and Take Down at 7:00-7:15pm
For high jump (Tues & Thurs): Requires help for BOTH set up and take down and requires 3 parent volunteers. It would be helpful to volunteer for multiple Tuesdays in a row or multiple Tuesday and Thursdays in a row (whatever may work best for you) so that it becomes easier and faster.
For long jump (Tues & Thurs): Requires help raking the pit before each practice and requires 1 parent volunteer. It would be helpful to volunteer for multiple Tuesdays in a row or multiple Tuesday and Thursdays in a row (whatever may work best for you) so that it becomes easier and faster.
For pole vault (Thurs only): This is a physical job and therefore will require 4-5 parent volunteers. Only pole vault set-up is required (Take down is NOT required as the senior athletes practice after the JDs). Pole vault ONLY runs on Thursdays. Consider signing up for multiple Thursdays, as able, to make set up become smoother and faster.
Important 2023 Season Dates and Limited-Time Offer on Club Clothing
Until April 14th Friday Only – Club Clothing Online Sales
Online orders for Adidas jackets and pants (embroidered with club logo) and RCTF hoodies are available for pre-order and payment. Details on dates and times of pick up will be sent out via email. ORDER HERE.
Our limited remaining stock of Stormtech jackets are sold for $25 while supply lasts. Email Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
2023 Outdoor Season begins March 28th!
Regular outdoor season training starts March 28. Important Club dates below.
Refer to Competition Meets page for additional details on Supported Meets.
|Mar 28 Tue||2023 Outdoor Season Begins!|
|Apr 2 Sun||14 and older – Athlete/Coach Meeting|
|Apr 4 Tue||JD Parent/Coach Meeting|
|Apr 8 Sat||14+ Meet – Emilie Mondor Invitational|
|Apr 21-22 Fri-Sat||First JD Meet – Mercer Stadium|
|Jun 8-10 Thur-Sat||BC High School Championships – Langley|
|Jun 17 Sat||BC JD Pentathlon Championships – Burnaby|
|Jul 7-9 Fri-Sun||BC Championship Jamboree (14+) – Nanaimo|
|Jul 27-30 Thur-Sun||Canadian Championships (U20 to SR)|
|Aug 11-13 Fri-Sun||Legion National Youth Championships (U16, U18)|
Webinar with RCTF Coach Cristina: Let’s Talk About Pole Vault!
So, what does it take to run at full speed with a giant pole, plant it into a box only to be flung over 15ft in the air and bend your body over a bar? Hear all about it from our head coach and club technical director Coach Cristina Weir!
Athletics Canada is hosting a webinar series on March 23 at 4pm PST featuring one of the most dynamic and technically demanding track and field events – – Pole Vault. Joining Coach Cristina are Coach Ambroise Courteau as well as Olympian and Coach Doug Wood.
Webinar is free if you use your BC Athletics membership at registration.
Don’t wait! Register now by clicking the link below: