Jan 19 2009 - Wheelchair racing clinic a huge succes
Wheelchair racing clinic a huge succes
Moncton- Six athletes got to discover the sport of wheelchair racing as part of the Canada Games program. With the help of Canadian Paralympic Champion Barry Patriquin, these athletes learned about chair setup, racing techniques and training methods. ANB in conjunction with CAA will continue to host these types of workshops to not only fill the 2009 Canada Games team but to help wheelchair racers reach their goals.
Jan 9 2009 - Moncton Open
"Draft" results for the meet yesterday have been posted to the ANB Results section.
Jan 6 2009 - Athletes invited to discover the sport o
Athletes invited to discover the sport of wheelchair racing
MONCTON – The 2009 Canada Summer Games will feature wheelchair athletics events and an initiation clinic will be held at the Ceps Louis-J-Robichaud on Saturday January 17th for those interested in trying out for the New Brunswick athletics team.
The clinic will feature 2004 Canadian paralympic champion and 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games bronze medalist (4 X 100m), Barry Patriquen. Interested people do not need racing experience to attend the clinic. The objective is to identify potential athletes who are interested in track and field and wish to compete at the national level. This is a unique opportunity to get involved in the hottest sport on three wheels and participants will learn about chair setup, racing techniques and training methods.
In order to participate in the 2009 CSG, athletes must be under 30 years of age as of December 31, 2009 – born 1979 or later. Wheelchair track events have an open functional classification. “Able bodied” competitors cannot be entered in wheelchair events. Athletes from all four Atlantic Provinces are invited to take part in the clinic. Racing chairs will be available for the activity to be held from 10 am to 4 pm at the Ceps.
For registration and/or information, please contact Gabriel LeBlanc at (506) 859-1202 or by e-mail at Leblancgab@gmail.com