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Sep 27 2019 - Women's Running Summit Returns for 2019!
Athletics New Brunswick and Run New Brunswick are excited to announce the return of the Women’s Running Summit, taking place this year on November 2nd at the brand-new Irving Oil Field House in Saint John, New Brunswick.
This unique Women-Only event is targeted at girls and women 13+ who are interested in the sport of running who would like to learn more about emotional and physical development of the sport. This starts women who are entering the sport as young as age 13 and stems to women in the later stages of life.
The 2019 edition will feature guest speakers like Geneviève Lalonde, Shelly Doucet, Victoria LeBlanc, Anouk Peltier and Shawna Allaby. Lululemon will also be providing a Yoga session and Julia Besner, R.D will provide an interactive nutrition workshop. This is an event you do not want to miss! For more information and to register online, follow this link:
Sep 27 2019 - NB Provincial XC Championships & Classique de Cross Country set for this weekend
This Saturday, September 28th will see the Classique de XC & NB XC Provincial Championships hosted by the Université de Moncton and Athletics New Brunswick on the Univesité de Moncton’s campus.
There are over 150 registrants for Saturday’s races, but if you missed online registration, not to worry, you can still register on-site Saturday morning before 9:30am. Registration and bib pick-up will be taking place outside the Église cathloique Notre-Dame d’Acadie.
The first race gets underway at 10:00 sharp with the U6 500m. The schedule of events can be found below:
Catégories / Categories Parcours / Course
10:00 500m 4-5 F, 4-5 M Loop A
10:15 1km 6-7 F, 6-7 M Loop B
10:30 1km 8-9 F, 8-9 M Loop B
10:45 2km 10-11 F, 10-11 M 2x Loop B
11:15 2km 12-13 F, 12-13 M 2x Loop B
11:45 4km 14-15 F, 14-15 M 1x Loop B + 2x (Loop B+C)
12:45 5km 16-17 & 18-19 F, 16-17 & 18-19 M 1x Loop A + 3x (Loop B+C)
13:45 6km 18+ F & M 4x (Loop B+C)
As these races serve as the Provincial Cross Country Championships, the provincial title is up for grabs to the ANB club registered team who accumulates the most championship points.
This should be an exciting day of racing, so make sure to stop by, and have fun racing this fast cross country course!
For more information, visit: https://www.anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1610
Sep 26 2019 - Lalonde prepares for 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar
Geneviève Lalonde will toe the line tomorrow at 12:55pm AST in Doha, Qatar at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in the 3000m Steeplechase heat. She faces fierce competition against some of the top steeplechasers in the world. Lalonde will compete in Heat 1 of 3, with the top three finishers in each race and then the next 6 fastest times advancing to the Final, taking place on September 30th. Genevieve currently holds the Canadian record in the event in a time of 9:29.82s and is ranked 13th in the world. She has had a very busy, but successful season in 2019 and will look to best her performance from the 2017 World Championships where she finished in 13th place.
You can find more information on the 2019 World Athletics Championships here: https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/iaaf-world-athletics-championships-doha-2019-6033
You can watch Gen’s race on CBC.ca!
Sep 25 2019 - History of New Brunswick Track & Field athletes at World Championships:
Welcome to Part 4 of our historical look at international performances by New Brunswick Track and Field athletes. This edition will focus on participation in World Track and Field Championships in various categories. These will include the World Championships (at the Senior or Olympic level), which began in Helsinki in 1983. They were initially held every four years until 1991, and then, as in today, every second year. The Worlds originally were born as the IAAF World Cup, 1977, Dusseldorf, West Germany, and gradually morphed into the World Championships of today. As this article is being posted on the ANB website this week, our own Gen Lalonde is competing in the 2019 Worlds, being hosted by Doha. Best of luck to her in the Steeple ! Also being reviewed here will be the World Juniors (U20), first held in 1986 in Athens, Greece; the World Youth (U18), originally held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 1999; the World University Games, also known as FISU, or World Student Games, or Summer Universiade; these Games began officially in 1959, and have been held generally every 2 years since then. Finally, we are also covering participation at the World Indoor Championships. As of today, we have had 14 athletes compete in some form of a World Track and Field Championship. An important note here: This topic of Worlds has been VERY challenging to collect all the accurate data for, and we may have missed someone’s history. We apologize in advance. As always, we welcome your feedback, additions and corrections. Please contact me at email@example.comI’d love to hear from you and gather further information on our sport’s history. Thanks !
1967: Bill Greenough (23 yrs old, Milltown/St.Stephen/Vancouver) World University Games, Tokyo, Japan; Aug 27-Sept 4 Triple Jump Aug. 30 Finals: 8th 15.21m; Long Jump 9th (needs verifying, unsure of LJ result)
1977: John Corazza (age 23, Moncton/Ottawa) World University Games, Sofia, Bulgaria; Aug 20 Javelin Q 75.04m Finals: Aug 22 9th 74.38m
1986: Trina Penny (age 17, Saint John) World Juniors, Athens, Greece; July 16-20 CANADA 4 x 100m relay July 20 Finals: 7th 45.79 (7/8)
1988: Rorri Currie (age 18, Saint John) World Juniors, Sudbury, Ontario July 26-31 3000m Steeplechase Heat 2 July 29 5th 9:08.76 Finals: July 31 10th 9:04.71 (10/32 overall)
1990: Joel Bourgeois (age 19, Grande-Digue/Moncton) World Juniors, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Aug. 8-12 3000m Steeplechase Heat 1 Aug. 10 4th 8:55.41 Finals: Aug. 12 6th 8:51.80 (6/24 overall)
1991: Joel Bourgeois (20) World University Games, Sheffield, United Kingdom; July 14-25 3000m Steeplechase Semi-Final: 4th 8:36.96 Finals: July 23 5th 8:38.82 (5/10 overall)
1993: Joel Bourgeois (22) World University Games, Buffalo, USA; July 14-18 3000m Steeplechase Finals: July 17 5th 8:33.96
1995: Joel Bourgeois (24) World University Games, Fukuoka, Japan; Aug. 23-Sept. 3 3000m Steeplechase Finals: Sept. 2 2nd (SILVER MEDAL) 8:28.44 (2/21 overall)
1996: Stephany Reid (16, Riverview) World Juniors, Sydney, Australia; Aug. 20-25 Long Jump Qualifying Aug. 22 Group A 7th/12 5.77m (-0.2) 16th/24 overall; Triple Jump Qualifying Aug 24 Group B 11th/12 12.35m (+1.3) 24th/25 overall
1999: Joel Bourgeois (28) World University Games, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; July 4-9 3000m Steeplechase Heat 1 1st/8 8:37.59 Finals: July 1 3rd (BRONZE MEDAL) 8:34.20 (3/18 overall)
1999: Joel Bourgeois (28) World Championships, Sevilla, Spain; Aug. 20-29 3000m Steeplechase Heat 3 Aug. 21 12th/13 8:37.94 (31st/40 overall)
2001: Joel Bourgeois (30) World Championships, Edmonton, Alta; Aug. 3-12 3000m Steeplechase Heat 1 Aug. 6 6th/12 8:26.92 Finals: 14th 8:36.38 (14/25)
2007: Genevieve Lalonde (age 16, Moncton) World Youth (U18) Ostrava, Czech Republic; July 11-15 1500 metres July 11 Heat 2 7th/12 4:31.14 PB Finals: July 13 10th 4:30.90 PB (10/25 overall)
2009: Adam Gaudes (age 17, Fredericton) World Youth, Bressanone, Italy; July 8-12 400m July 8 Heat 4 5th/8 49.73 ( 30/59 overall) Medley Relay Finals: (tie) 5th 1:53.51 (5/27 overall)
2010: World Juniors, Moncton, NB July 19-25; Genevieve Lalonde (19) 3000m Steeplechase Heat 2 July 20 2nd/13 10:03.88 PB/CanJr Rec Finals: July 22 6th 9:57.74 (Can/Area Jr rec) 6/26 overall ; Adam Gaudes (18) CANADA 4 x 400m relay Heat 1 July 24 DQ 7/7 (19/19); Caleb Jones (19, Saint John) Javelin Qualifying July 22 69.36m ( 10/12) Finals: 10th 69.77m PB (10/33 overall); Ryan Cassidy (17, Grande-Digue) 3000m Steeplechase July 23 Ht 2 11/15 9:11.70 (23/30 overall)
2011: Genevieve Lalonde (20) World University Games, Shenzhen China; Aug. 16-21 3000m Steeplechase Heat 2 Aug. 17 7th 10:00.29 Finals: Aug 19 11th 10:09.43 (11/22 overall)
2012: Mike LeBlanc (25, Riverview) World Indoors, Istanbul, Turkey; March 9-11 60 metres Qualifying: Heat 8 2nd 6.74; Semi-Finals: 4th in Ht 1 6.71 (10th/59)
2012: Ryan Cassidy (19) World Juniors, Barcelona, Spain; July 10-15 3000m Steeplechase Qualifying: July 13 Heat 1 8th/15 8:56.88 PB (13/31 overall)
2013: Josh Shanks (age 17, Saint John) World Youth, Donetsk, Ukraine; July 10-14 3000m Heat 1 July 11 5th/13 8:32.36 Finals: July 14 12th 8:50.16 (12/27)
2015: Genevieve Lalonde (24) World Championships, Beijing, China; Aug. 22-30 3000m Steeplechase Heat 1 Aug. 24 6th/15 9:36.83 (19/45 overall)
2017: Genevieve Lalonde (26) World Championships, London, UK; Aug. 4-13 3000m Steeplechase Heat 2 Aug 9 5th 9:31.81 Finals: Aug 11 13th 9:29.99 PB & Can Rec (13/42)
2017: Sarah MacPherson (26, Fredericton) World University Games, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Aug. 23-28 1500 metres Aug. 26 Heat 2 5th/11 4:20.45 Finals: Aug 28 10th 4:22.77 (10/22 overall)
2018: GenevieveLalonde (27) World Indoors, Birmingham, UK; March 1-4 3000 metres March 1 Finals: 11th 9:03.91 (11/14 overall)
2018: Laura Dickinson (19, Miramichi) World Juniors, Tampere, Finland; July 10-15 3000m Steeplechase Heat 2 July 10 9th/14 10:24.64 (25th/40 overall)
2019: Laura Dickinson (20) World University Games, Naples (Napoli), Italy; July 8-13 10,000m July 8 Finals: 5th 34:17.95 (5/15 overall)
Sep 20 2019 - ANB Policy Update
Policy 12.1 (Awards Criteria) has been updated with minor changes. Of note, the U14 (bantam) category has been removed from the ANB Awards categories starting 2020.
Policy 13.0 (Club Roles, Rights, & Responsibilities) has been updated with some minor changes.
Policy 6.1 (Athlete Transfer Form) has been deleted -- this will be incorporated into policy 6.0 (Registration of Members)
The following three policies have been deleted as they are redundant with what is already in our Bylaws:
Policy 1.0 (Mandate of the Association) has been deleted.
Policy 21.0 (Board of Directors) has been deleted.
Policy 21.1 (Qualities of a Board Member) has been deleted.
Click here to view all ANB's policies: https://www.anb.ca/General/policies.php
Any questions, please reach out to Stephanie Doiron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sep 18 2019 - Letter to Middle Schools
Hello Middle School Teachers & Coaches,
We have been getting many questions as to whether or not we will be hosting the Provincial Middle School Cross Country Championships this year. In the past few years, we have noticed a large decline in numbers at the Middle School championships, really not making it a championship event at all. It has also conflicted with our Youth XC Series where numbers for both have dwindled as families decide on one or the other, as they were often around the same time.
As you are aware, we have the Youth Cross Country Series which is targeted at all runners under 14, with distances of 500m (U6); 1km (U8 &U10), 2km (U12 &U14) and consists of a variety of meets across the province hosted by either schools or organizations, all leading up to our Provincial Final and Atlantic Finals.
This years Provincial XC Championships will take place in conjunction with the Classique de XC on September 28th at the Université de Moncton’s campus in Moncton. The Youth Cross Country Series Atlantic Final will take place in conjunction with the Capital City Classic at Odell Park in Fredericton on October 5th.
We understand that this may cause frustrations with some teachers and coaches, but in the end, we want the best cross country running experiences for the kids, and one large race with many kids is much more exciting than 2 races for the same age-group with much less participants in each.
For more information on the Youth Cross Country Series, please visit: https://www.anb.ca/Programs/youth-xc-series.php
If you are interested in hosting a Youth Cross Country Series event, please contact me.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you at the Provincials in Moncton and Atlantics in Fredericton!
Julia Loparco, Director of RJTW & Intro Programs
Athletics New Brunswick
Sep 18 2019 - Unveiling of the Irving Oil Field House
What an exciting morning for Athletics in the province! The unveiling of the Irving Oil Field House and a final donation of $2 million dollars to get the field house across the finish line. The 200m track is set to open in mid-October. This field house will host many provincial and national competitions in the coming years! #hometurfsj
Unveiling video: https://www.facebook.com/AthNB/videos/403304516994374/
Photo courtesy of Saint John Sea Dogs Twitter page.
Sep 13 2019 - ANB Youth Cross-Country Series Starts This Weekend!
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to once again be offering the Youth Cross Country Series for the 2019 cross country season! It all starts tomorrow with the Vincent Massey Elementary XC Meet in St. Andrews! For more information and for Youth Series events, visit our calendar at www.anb.ca or the following page: https://www.anb.ca/Programs/youth-xc-series.php
Sep 11 2019 - Atlantic Athletics Summit and NCCP Performance Coach Seminar
Saint John is proud to host the 2019 Atlantic Athletics Summit which will provide a great line-up of presenters and clinicians including renowned coach Kevin Tyler as our keynote presenter. This event will be the first athletics event held in the new field house and will feature athlete training sessions, coaching education opportunities, and other workshops. The Summit will include training sessions in all event areas, as well as seminars on related training and athlete development topics. These Summit sessions are open to athletes and coaches.
This weekend event will also include a NCCP Performance Coach course in all events for Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Performance Coach program will be an intensive 3 day an event specific course. It is ideal for coaches with U18 athletes or higher, specializing in one event group, training all-year round and competing higher national level competitions. Coaches can sign up for ONE event group:
Sprint/Hurdles with Learning Facilitators - Les Gramantik
Endurance with Learning Facilitator - Sean Baynton
Jumps with Learning Facilitator - Brett Lumley
Throws with Learning Facilitator - Larry Steinke
Additional presenter for the program - Kevin Tyler
For more information on the NCCP Performance Coach: https://www.anb.ca/Calendar/documents/Performance%20Coach%20Education%20Atlantic%20November%202019%20(Ver%20Sept%2010).pdf
For more information on the Atlantic Athletics Summit: https://www.anb.ca/Calendar/documents/Atlantic%20Coaching%20Summitt%20November%202019%20(Ver%20Sept%2010).pdf
Sep 10 2019 - Happy 40th Coaching Anniversary Peter Stuart!
On behalf of the New Brunswick athletic community, ANB wishes a happy 40th professional anniversary to coach Peter Stuart!
Here is a little overview of Peter’s career who was elected coach of the year in 1995, 2015 and 2018:
1979-1981 - Woodstock Track & Field Club
1981-1986 - Moncton McDonalds Track & Field Club
1986-1989- Riverview Track & Field Club
1989-2007- South East Athletics
2007- present- South East Athletics South East Athletics (ASEA)
Thank you, Young Man, for all the time you have spent on athletics. Your experience and efforts will be very helpful in continuing our mission to promote athletics in NB and Canada.
Sep 9 2019 - Last Day to Submit ANB Award Nominations!
A reminder that the deadline to submit ANB award nominations is today (September 9th)! Please use the following link: https://www.anb.ca/AwardNomination.php
Thank you to those who have already submitted nominations!
More information on the ANB awards can be found here: https://www.anb.ca/General/news.php?id=1539
Sep 9 2019 - Launch of Athletics New Brunswick Hall of Fame
6pm Friday, November 22nd @ the New Saint John Field House
Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce the launch of its Hall of Fame at 6pm on Friday, November 22nd at the New Saint John Field House. The ceremony will see the induction of its first seven Hall of Fame members selected from over 100 years of New Brunswick Track and Field history. They include athletes Joel Bourgeois (Steeplechase), John Corazza (Javelin), Diane Matheson Clement (Sprint), William “Billy” Maynes (400 meters), Andrew (Jack/”Zan”) Miller (High Jump), Hal Merrill (Paralympian – shot put, discus, javelin) and in the Builder Category, LeRoy Washburn.
“This is an initiative whose time has certainly come, if not overdue”, states ANB Board Chair Marc Lalonde. “The history of our sport of Athletics in our Province is very rich with so many great accomplishments by New Brunswickers. It will be a fantastic opportunity to recognize the past achievements of these incredible athletes who have paved the way for our current and future athletes. The initial inductees were chosen by Athletics New Brunswick’s Awards Selection Committee, focusing on provincial athletes who have represented Canada at the Olympic Games or equivalent plus one remarkable individual in Leroy Washburn, in the builder category for his lifetime devotion and accomplishments. Three of our inductees, Joel Bourgeois, Hal Merrill and Giovanni (Jean) Corazza, will be present at the induction ceremony.”
Carol Landry, the ANB vice-chair, who led the organizing of the Hall of Fame ceremony adds, “This will be a memorable event and coincides with the Athletics Canada Semi General Annual Meeting being hosted in Saint John with board members, staff, and our provincial Athletics branches. We expect over 150 attendees and hope that even more will make the effort to attend. For all those involved in the sport of Athletics in our Province, this will be a one-time opportunity to celebrate past achievements and look ahead to our future”.
The invitation to register will open in mid September and all are welcome. The evening will be an active socialization between all guests and distinguished visitors, with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, as well as, an on-stage panel discussion between our inductees, senior Athletics Canada staff and top-level Canadian athletes, then conclude with an audience Q&A session. “This format will allow us to connect with our past while equally engaging in our future with past Olympians, aspiring Olympians, senior Athletics Canada coaches and administrators” adds Landry. “A perfect mix, notwithstanding the actual induction of our eight Hall of Famers … And of course, perhaps no better setting than doing it in our brand new $28 million New Saint John Indoor Field House.”
Registration link: www.Trackiereg.com/ANBHOF2019
More information on the inductees: http://www.anb.ca/page.php?content=Inductees2019
For further information, please contact;
Executive Director / Directrice générale
AthleticsNB and RunNB / AthlétismeNB et CourseNB
506.855.5003 (O) | 506.210.3077 (C)
Sep 3 2019 - Kid Sport Funding
Did you know subsidies are available for children who wish to practice an organized sport or participate in a recreational program? KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. Grants will not exceed a maximum of $200 per calendar year, and are eligible for children 18 years old and under.
The deadline for the KidSport application for the Fall semester is upon us! The deadline this year falls on September 1st. As always, we are a little bit lenient in terms of accepting applications once the deadline is passed, but just know that all applications sent after September first will not have the same guarantee of being approved as the ones sent prior to the deadline.
This year, the applications can be done online on KidSport Canada’s website! Here is the link to apply online: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/new-brunswick/find-a-chapter/ . Once there, click on your region and then continue by clicking the big blue “apply for assistance” button.
As usual, individuals applying for assistance need to include a notice of assessment with their application. A notice of assessment can be obtained by calling the following number: 1-800-959-8281.
Don't hesitate to reach out to your Regional Consultant if you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or KidSport in general.
BRYAR, GILLES (email@example.com) - Bathurst
ROBICHAUD, JACQUES (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Campbellton
CYR, DANIEL (Daniel.Cyr@gnb.ca) - Edmundston
LEGAULT-MOORE, DOMINIQUE (email@example.com) - Fredericton
SAVOIE-VIENNEAU, PHILIPPE (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Kent
ALLISON, HOLLY (email@example.com) - Miramichi
ARSENAULT, MÉLANIE (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Moncton
EVANS, GREG (email@example.com) - Saint John
KUHN, KENT (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Woodstock
Sep 3 2019 - Banned Substances Alert
Message to athletes from Own The Podium. It is strongly advised that athletes discontinue using the following supplements until we receive further information from a review that is being conducted over the next several weeks. These supplements may contain banned substances.
1. Precision creatine, Batch # 20161218,Lot # 1716925
If you are concerned by any of the contents please contact Dr Trent Stellingwerff (AC Sports Science and Sports Medicine Lead) at email@example.com or Dr Paddy McCluskey (AC Chief Medical Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sep 3 2019 - Geneviève Lalonde Named to Team Canada for World Championships
On August 30th, Athletics Canada announced the 49 athletes and 24 staff who have been selected to represent Canada at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar from September 27 to October 6. Among those named was Moncton's star steeple-chase runner Geneviève Lalonde.
Lalonde's last performance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships had set a new Canadian record, finishing 13th in 9:29.99. This outdoor season has been full of incredible performances for Gen, including breaking her own national record and placing 6th at the IAAF Diamond League in Shanhai, China, a gold medal and a new championship record at the Canadian Track & Field Championships and a gold medal and new Games record at the Pan American Games. Geneviève's current PB in the 3000m steeplechase is 9:29.82.
The 3000m steeplechase heats are schedule for Friday, September 27th at 1PM AST and the finals are scheduled for Monday, September 30th at 3:50PM AST.
Links to live streams will be posted closer to the event date.
Congratulations Gen -- your fans will be cheering you on!
• 2020-02-13 - Update to Policy 6: Registration of Members