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SportMedBC hosted our annual Leader Training Day at separate events in Surrey and Kelowna this past weekend. Over 200 volunteer run leaders and clinic coordinators were in attendance for the event in Surrey held at Ecole Gabrielle Roy to learn about proper running and walking technique, emergency response protocols, motivating participants, and to hear inspiring stories from other longtime run leaders. Now in its 25th year, the InTraining Program’s Leader Training Day is led by RunWalk Coach and former Canadian Olympic bronze-medalist, Lynn Kanuka. “Coach Lynn” as she is...
Know someone who would make a great training buddy? Or perhaps you have a colleague that wants to improve their 10K race time in 2020? Refer them to the program, and you both will have a chance to win a pair of Vancouver Whitecaps FC tickets and two complimentary entries to the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run! Complete the entry form below before February 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm for your chance to win! Referee can not have been a participant in the 2019 InTraining Program and participants can only be referred once. See full contest rules & regulations can be found here . The 2020 InTraining Program...
Prefer to follow the InTraining program on your own? Can't find a clinic location or time that works for your schedule? The Online InTraining Program gives you the flexibility of individual training, while still providing the added benefits of joining a community clinic! Starting January 2020, join SportMedBC's resident Olympian & RunWalk Coach, Lynn Kanuka, to begin your training for the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run. Whether you are a beginner or experienced runner/walker, SportMedBC's tried & proven programs will help prepare you to complete the Vancouver Sun Run 10K race on...
The InTraining Program has some exciting changes in store as we celebrate our 25th year preparing runners and walkers for the 2020 Vancouver Sun Run on April 19, 2020. As our new presenting sponsor for this year, New Balance Vancouver will be hosting InTraining Clinics at their Robson St, Langley and Richmond locations. The New Balance Robson St run clinic takes place Thursdays at 6:15PM starting January 23rd and will be led by Meghan Burrows. Both the LearnToRun10K and Run10K Stronger programs will be offered. Registration Link Meghan is a Recreation Therapist and Performance Coach who...
SportMedBC is gearing up for our 25th year of InTraining Clinics Presented by New Balance and we’re looking for runners and walkers keen to join one of our 50 running clinics across the Lower Mainland and inspire others to achieve their goals. The program runs for 13-weeks starting the week of Jan 18th, leading up to the Vancouver Sun Run on April 19th. The person for the role is a keen runner or walker (speed doesn’t matter much), having previously trained for the 10K distance and is used to leading a group of new fitness enthusiasts. Full training and support provided. Volunteer...
Fall is in full swing and the consultation process around the Strategic Framework for sport in B.C. continues to make progress. In advance of our next gathering at Sportscape, Charlene Krepiakevich, CEO at viaSport, shares some insights and observations of her own about the process and how she sees us advancing together as a sector as it evolves. Dear Sport Leaders, One key quality that is fundamental to my style of leadership is listening. In the first six months at viaSport, I have strived to listen, learn, and engage with sport leaders across the province. While I haven’t met every...
Attention SportMedBC members: Please see attached the proposed by-law amendment to the change in language for student membership discussed at the Annual General Meeting on October 29, 2019. Members have until December 11, 2019 to provide their concerns or feedback to Executive Director, Robert Joncas at executivedirector@sportmedbc.com . Special Resolutions Amendment Nov 12th 2019
SportMedBC is inviting sport medicine professionals and fellow provincial sport sector partners to our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 29 at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, BC. We have an exciting evening planned including the unveiling of SportMedBC’s four-year strategic plan. We will also be introducing two new honorary members. The night will conclude with a special guest interview of a Canadian Olympic athlete. Honorary Members are those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the association over a number of years, and who have been...
Over 5,000 cyclists took part in the 10th edition of the RBC GranFondo Whistler on Saturday September 7, 2019. Riders were treated to ideal riding temperatures and mostly sunny skies as they took on the 122km course from Vancouver to Whistler along the iconic Sea to Sky highway. Known for its steep climbs, lightning-quick descents, and incredible views this world class cycling event presents a grueling challenge for both the world’s top cyclists and weekend warriors alike. However, there was a little extra on the line this year with the race serving as an official UCI Gran Fondo World...
Tiredness is a common issue for dedicated athletes. Acute fatigue associated with training is normal and expected to settle with appropriate recovery. When training and recovery are in balance for the athlete, optimal performance is the result. With excess physical or emotional stress and lack of adequate recovery, fatigue can accumulate. The most common medical causes of tiredness are iron deficiency, viral infections, asthma-like conditions, medication, mood disturbance and endocrine conditions such as PCOS or RED-S. The determination of appropriate evaluation for these conditions is based...

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