|ANB Youth Cross-Country Series Starts This Weekend!|
Sep 13 2019
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... >> more
|Atlantic Athletics Summit and NCCP Performance Coach Seminar|
Sep 11 2019
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 topi... >> more
|Happy 40th Coaching Anniversary Peter Stuart!|
Sep 10 2019
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)... >> more
|Last Day to Submit ANB Award Nominations!|
Sep 9 2019
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... >> more
|Launch of Athletics New Brunswick Hall of Fame|
Sep 9 2019
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 &l... >> more
|Kid Sport Funding|
Sep 3 2019
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... >> more
|Banned Substances Alert|
Sep 3 2019
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
2. Power Bar beta-alanine, Batch # 146822, Lot# 8109
3. NutraSea Omega-3 HP + vitamin D capsules, Lot # 20871
4. M.E.G. military caffeine gum:
a) Arcti... >> more
|Geneviève Lalonde Named to Team Canada for World Championships|
Sep 3 2019
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, inclu... >> more
Athlete of the Month
Our Feature of the Month for August is Steeplechaser Micah Landry of St.Stephen, NB who currently trains with the Saint John Track & Field Club. Micah is coming off a bronze medal in the 1500m Steeplechase at the 2019 Legion Youth National Championships. Here's a little more information about Micah:
Q : When did you start track and field?
As far as I can remember, I started track and field the summer before 6th grade. I had run XC throughout most of elementary school and finished relatively poorly at most meets, so my dad suggested I consider T&F. 5 years later I think it's pretty safe to say I enjoyed it.
Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?
My favorite event to compete in varies from day to day. I usually prefer whichever one makes me feel the fastest, but more recently I've taken to the steeplechase. Whether it's an event I'll continue, I'm still unsure, but there's something about the brutality of it that makes me want to push through.
Q: What is your current goal that you are hoping to achieve?
XC season for me is really all about preparation for indoor track. I'd like to break 14 mins in the 4k, and win ProvincialsAtlantics, but other than that I'm more focused on some indoor records. If I was able to break any of the 1200m/600m/300m records (ideally 1200) I'd be in great form to qualify in the 1500m for legion outdoors.
Q: What was your first Legion experience like?
My first Legion experience was amazing. Being fortunate enough to compete against the best in the country was a blessing on its own, but being able to do that alongside my teammates made the experience even better. Not to mention the phenomenal venue and food.
Q: What is your best memory from track and field so far?
My best memory from track and field is ironically not the race I'd expect it to be. I typically rate my races on how hard I pushed myself etc, but this one takes the cake. Before my 1200m at Legion Trials I consciously told myself 'screw it' and decided to go out at a pace unheard of from myself at the time. A few minutes later I realized that I might want to try that more often.
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of track and field?
Q: Do you have a track role model? If so, who is it and why?
I don't like totally idolizing people, but the framed poster of Steve Prefontaine to the left of me begs to differ. It's a shame I wasn't, y'know, *alive* to watch him race, but the stories and races run by him are nothing short of incredible. His type of absurd work ethic, attitude and willingness to endure is something I strive towards.