News

Since it was first published in 1999, The Beginning Runner’s Handbook has helped more than 35,000 participants at community clinics across Canada - and thousands more runners around the world - realize their goal of running 10K. BUY The Beginning Runner’s Handbook! This easy-to-use, practical guide is completely updated in this fourth edition. It now includes a revised RunWalk program that gives runners a choice between running 10K or running and walking the distance, depending on their individual goals and fitness. Tried and tested by thousands of new and experienced runners, the thirteen-...
With the start to the RunWalk and Sun Run InTraining programs and many others making New Year’s resolutions to start a running program, here are a few reminders on how to make it to the starting line of your event - injury free - and able to perform to the best of your ability. SportMedBC’s Manager of Performance Dr. D'arcey Musselman gives us her tips: 1. Focus on Good Posture Good posture involves proper body alignment for maximal function and efficiency. If the body is not in optimal position, the muscles and joints must work harder for each action. This inefficient movement costs more...
On Wednesday, February 15th, SportMedBC RunWalk Coach Lynn Kanuka and Sport Physiotherapist Timberly George hosted a SportMed Webinar on the aches and pains experienced during RunWalk training. The webinar addressed common injuries, and offered some great cross training tips to keep you healthy and fit! Watch SportMed Webinar #2 - February 15th View our first webinar from January 10th!
Looking to improve your health and increase your level of physical fitness? Confused as to where to start? Over the past fifteen years, SportMedBC has trained almost 50,000 people just like you to go the 10K distance and take part in one of North America's largest 10K events - The Vancouver Sun Run . Sun Run InTraining clinics cater to all fitness levels, from the beginning walker wanting to get off the couch to the experienced runner looking for an improved 10K race time. You will start slowly and gradually build strength and stamina. Your focus over thirteen weeks will be to improve your...
While Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby received most of the attention in his return from concussion problems, another Canadian Olympian made a post-concussion comeback. 26-year-old North Vancouver native Robbie Dixon made his return to ski racing on Saturday, placing 25th in the Men's Downhill at the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup event in Alberta. It was Dixon's first race since Dec. 29, 2010, when he crashed during a downhill race in Italy, suffering a serious concussion that has kept him out of competition for nearly a year. Last December, Dixon lost his balance on a turn, slid...
As the controversy of fighting in hockey grows, SportMedBC’s Safety Coordinator Seb Hartell gives us his thoughts about on ice safety and how things can improve moving forward. "In the ongoing battle to prevent concussions in hockey, many experts are questioning the role of fighting and whether it belongs in the game. Thursday night sparked more controversy. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Arron Asham caught Washington Capitals winger Jay Beagle with a solid right hook that knocked Beagle to the ice. Asham then taunted the Capitals forward and the debate picked up. Some people are calling for...
The 2011 SportMedBC Annual General Meeting and Conference - entitled Best Practices in Social Media - was held Saturday, September 24 th at the North Shore Winter Club. We very much appreciated the support of a number of practitioners who have a special interest in social media and were available to participate in the keynote address and two workshops which preceded our AGM. Thanks to all of those who contributed, participated and attended. We have received nothing but terrific feedback. For those of you who might not have had the opportunity to attend, we wanted to pass along a link of our...
SportMedBC and The Vancouver Sun are seeking mature, active and enthusiastic individuals to be InTraining Clinic Coordinators . InTraining is a gradual 13-week RunWalk program that provides expert advice, guidance and companionship on the road to improved health and fitness. The program meets the needs and interests of all exercisers, from the walkers and first-time joggers to the experienced runners wanting to improve their Vancouver Sun Run 10K race time. If you are an experienced runner or walker, have a keen interest in physical fitness and have great motivational and organizational...
On Saturday, September 24 th , SportMedBC hosted its Annual General Meeting and Conference. With the focus of the AGM being Best Practices in Social Media , Rob Cottingham and Alexandra Samuel of Social Signal gave informative and educational presentations on the topic. While both Rob and Alexandra covered a number of topics within their presentations, here’s a rundown of some great resources and tips from the keynote address and workshops. Sites to check out: - Listorious – the yellow pages of Twitter. - Google Reader – Read everything in one place with Google Reader . Keeping up with your...
As the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games continue in Kamloops, SportMedBC is following the events and stories of Team BC.

Pages