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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2012 edition of the Vancouver Sun Run 2012! Through SportMedBC’s Sun Run InTraining and Aboriginal RunWalk programs, over 4000 participants took part in the Sun Run! For an excellent recap of the Sun Run InTraining experience, check out Tom Mayenknecht’s post at the Vancouver Sun . Be sure to sign up for the SportMedBC RunWalk Online network for the latest tips, news and program information!
Event day is just around the corner and with that come plenty of details to take care of that can cause unnecessary anxieties. Join SportMedBC RunWalk Coach Lynn Kanuka for a SportMed Webinar on tips on how to physically and mentally prepare to Sun Run 2012. Lynn's guest presenter will be Burnaby's long-time Sun Run InTraining Coordinator Rainy Kent. Lynn and Rainy will talk about everything from what to eat, to where to pin your number. Join them at lunch on Thursday, April 12th! REGISTER NOW! Title: Tips to be Ready for Event Day Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm PT...
Less than 4 weeks away from the Vancouver Sun Run! While there’s plenty of focus on the physical side of activity, RunWalk participants must also consider the psychological aspect. This includes setting goals and targets, and visualizing your success through mental imagery. By Sport Psychologist & SportMedBC Chair, Dr. David Cox : Goals: Outcome, Performance & Process 1) Outcome goals focus on the actual results of an activity and usually involve a sense of winning, losing and crossing the finish line. In this context, very few individuals ultimately win. This means that we can...
Volunteer at the 2012 BC Summer Games in Surrey! The Games will be held from July 19-22. For more information and registration, check out the link - https://www.bcgames.net/sry2012s
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...

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