August 31, 2011
Jan has updated the All Time Performance lists and the Club Records with the many new additions from last season. Check them out under the Athletes -> Club Records menu.
You can now download the 2012 Athletics Alberta and Calgary Warriors Membership Form here and the 2012 Calgary Warriors Membership Information Package here.
Cross Country Starts
August 11, 2011
We are ready to prepare for the cross country season. X-Country practice starts on Tuesday August 16, 6:30PM at Glenmore. Tuesday - Thursday 6:30 at Glenmore, Saturday 10:30 at Sikome Lake (assemble at Parking Lot).
For sprinters/jumpers we will have a six week outdoor program before going indoors, starting mid September with coach Michelle Romance. Details to follow.
Have a great remainder of the summer!
July 23, 2011
There are many new uploads of photos from this summers meets, Check them out on our Web Album.
New Summer Schedule Posted
April 6, 2011
Please note the Monday practice times, as they will change during the season due to limited track availability. Monday practice is open to everybody, and when the practice time moves to 5:30, hurdle practice will shift to Tuesday or Thursday. Then we will use part of the Monday practices to work on running technique.
Maria's World Championship Experience
March 22, 2011
The atmosphere at worlds was incredible. There was so much buzz and hype in the air. The stands were packed, and there was not a single spot on the course where there wasn't people cheering or cameras flashing. It felt surreal to be at worlds, to be warming up beside the Kenyans. When our team checked in together in the call room, and several different officials were counting us out, it started to feel more real. When our team all stood in the chute together we weren't very talkative, but I think we all felt really happy to have such a tight unit, and to be able to start out running with people we had really bonded with. When I saw myself up on the jumbotron at the start line, that was when I felt quite nervous.
In the actual race, the gravity of being in an international competition didn't really get to me, as you just treat it like a normal race. It felt pretty normal while I was running. The race was fast, needless to say. Coming out of the chutes was intense and we had practiced the day before how fast we wanted to start out. That was the tricky part, but I think we had a good order and none of us got sucked back. During the race we generally ran as a pack. A bit divided at times. An Algerian girl was constantly boxing me out and literally pushing me along the way. There were 3 sets of 3 obstacles every 2k, so 27 obstacles to jump over (which were just logs) and more hills than in Trinidad, which I quite liked. The race was aggressive and long, but it was an excellent course and the field was fast. Locals and family members of fellow teammates cheered us on, and I remember going up one hill where there were so many spectators that when they clapped it was a thunderous roar. It was a fun race! It was a bit difficult to gauge my pace at times as I had never ran a 6km race before, but it was good to learn from!
I am even more motivated now to get stronger. I hope to do it again someday! It was an experience like no other.
Videos of AB Indoor Championships
March 15, 2011
There are now five videos available for viewing on the media page from the championships featuring 11 different athletes
NACAC Cross Country Photos (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Feb 23, 2011
Photos are now available of Maria Bernards Bronze Medal performance with the Canadian National Junior Team at the NACAC Cross Country Championship in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Junior Girls' race pictures are numbers 18 - 111.
Feb 16, 2011
Two Warriors were honoured at the Athletics Alberta Awards Banquet this past weekend. Maria Bernard was awarded with the top Youth Cross Country Athlete and Alister McQueen won the Outstanding Athlete with a Disability Award. Congratulations to both athletes. Photos are available here.
Jan 31, 2011
The Warriors Calendar for the rest of the Indoor and the complete Outdoor season is available here.
National Team Selection for Maria Bernard
Jan 18, 2011
Maria Bernard has been selected to represent Canada in the Canadian Junior team at the NACAC Cross Country Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, February 19, 2011. NACAC stands for North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association. Congratulations, Maria!
Matt Galea Honoured
Jan 18, 2011
Matt was awarded with the Top High School Male Cross Country Athlete this past season. Congratulations, Matt.
Indoor Season Training Starts November 2nd
November 2nd, 2010
New members are welcome to join for the upcoming indoor season. Please check out the About section of our web page for club information. New members can come to practices to see what training for Track and Field is all about, Coaches and parents will be there to answer any questions you may have. The Warriors and Athletics Alberta registration form is downloadable from here. We will be starting our indoor practices on Tuesday, November 2 at Centennial High School, 6:30pm.
The practice and meet schedule for November through January is:
November and December 2010:
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Centennial High School, Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 noon at the Airdrie Indoor track.
No practice December 25.
Meet: Dino Opener, Saturday December 4, Jack Simpson, University of Calgary (no practice).
Tuesday: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm Airdrie Indoor Track, Thursday: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Centennial High School, Saturday January 15: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon at the Airdrie Indoor Track. No practice January 1.
Dino Classic, January 8, 2011, Jack Simpson, University of Calgary (no practice).
Golden Bear Open, January 21-23, Universiade Pavilion, Edmonton (no practice).
Jack Simpson Classic, January 29, 2011, Jack Simpson, University of Calgary (no practice).
For the practices at Centennial High School, please bring outdoor gear as well (everybody), parts of the practice might be outdoors, weather permitting, especially for the distance runners.
Centennial High School, 55 Sun Valley Boulevard, Calgary. Entrance at the back.
Eastlake Wellness and Recreation Centre - Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd. Airdrie. Take second exit into Airdrie, turn right at stop sign, and go straight through the traffic lights onto the parking lot. Track is upstairs.
Once the Talisman Centre re-opening date is known, we set the rest of the schedule. Warriors Monthly Calendar is updated until end of January
Casino Date Set for Warriors Fundraiser
Aug 10, 2010
The dates for our next casino are January 21 and 22 which are a Friday and Saturday. It will be held at the Casino Calgary. Please block off your calendars for the only rundraiser we do. These happen once every 18 months and help greatly in keeping the Warriors fees some of the lowest in the City.
Cross Country Training Starts Soon
Aug 10, 2010
Cross country training will start on the 24th of August.
Tuesdays and Thursdays will be 6:00 pm at Glenmore Track and Saturday will be at Sicome Lake (Fish Creek Park) at 10:30 am.
Warriors represented at several select meets
July 16th, 2010
For the upcoming Western Canadian Championships, Shaunie Morrison, Matthew Reckord, Maria Bernard and Matthew Galea were selected to the Alberta team which will compete on the July 24th weekend.
The Alberta Summer Games team includes Sydney Krill, Scott MacKay and Stephen Payne and will be heading to Peace River on Monday July 19th.
Scott MacKay is lone Calgary representative for the Alberta Hershey team which will head to Pennsylvania in early August. Good Luck to all, we will post results once they are in.
Fours Warriors off to Ottawa for National Midget/Youth Championships
July 2nd, 2010
Maria Bernard, Mark MacEachen and Shauni Morrison were selected to the Alberta Legion Team and will compete at the Canadian Youth/Midget Championships in Ottawa, Aug 6-8, Our Coach Jan Lips will be the Head Coach for the Alberta Legion Team.
Maria, Matt and Mihai Make their Mark In National Rankings
June 29, 2010
Athletics Canada compiles a listing of the top 50 performances in Youth, Junior and Senior results for the season. Three Warriors are currently ranked in top 50 as well as many other Calgary Athletes. Maria Bernard is currently ranked second in the country for Youth Girls 3000M. To view the rankings check here .
Hurdling is Fun, Camp this summer
May 25, 2010
Coach Jan and CALTAF coach Derrick Johnston along with highly ranked competitors Nigel Joseph and Tessa Gray are putting on a week long Hurdling camp this summer. The camp is for boys and girls aged 12 to 17. The camp will run from July 12-16 and no experience is necessary. See enclosed brochure for more details.
Many great Calgary Spring Challenge photos now posted
May 18th, 2010
Thanks to Rick Bernard and John Smeeton for a slew of photos from the Calgary Spring Challenge. You can access them under the teams results page for the meet.
The race results are now in the all events in one web page format here.
Only One Month until Outdoor Season Starts!
April 7th, 2010
The outdoor season starts on May 8th with the New Balance #1 meet. A CWTC Outdoor meet schedule can be downloaded here. The complete Athletics Alberta schedule is available at this link.
John Smeeton has upload some pictures of the AB Indoor Championships meet, you view them from the Team Results page. Jan has also posted some updates to All Time Indoor Performance list and the Indoor Club Records list.
More Site Updates
March 16, 2010
The on-line Calendar has it's own menu link under the Team heading, you can bookmark this if you wish. Jan has updated the Club Records List, created a Warriors 2010 Season Indoor Rankings table and updated the Athletics Alberta 2010 Indoor Rankings. Those links are available on our Club Records Page.
Also Jan has uploaded some video of the Hurdlers, you view the videos from the Video Gallery Pages.
On-Line Calendar now available
March 12, 2010
A printable On-Line Calendar feature has been added to the website, you can find the link under the Fixtures page or the Training page.
Jan has entered the complete practice schedule for the spring / summer season. The schedule for the spring and summer meets has not been published as of yet. Once it is available, it will be added into the Calendar.
Warriors to compete at Provincial Indoor Championships
March 11, 2010
Twenty-six Warriors will compete at the Provincial Indoor Championships in Edmonton March 13-14. We expect lots of personal best and several of our athletes to come home with hardware.
Tuesday March 16 there will be no practice. Practice will resume on Thursday at Centennial High School at 6:30pm.
Practice Schedule after Talisman Closure
February 4, 2010
At the end of February, the Talisman centre will close its doors for roof renovations. We will use the new indoor track in Airdrie for all practices before the Alberta Indoor Championships and after that we will have some practices at Centennial High School.
The Schedule is as follows:
Tuesday March 2 & 9, and Thursday March 4 & 11 from 7:15pm - 8:45pm in Airdrie.
Saturday March 6, 10:30am - noon in Airdrie.
Alberta Indoor Championships March 13 and 14.
Tuesday and Thursday practices will be at Centennial High School, 6:45pm - 8:15pm.
Saturday March 20 and 27: 10:30am - noon in Airdrie.
Outdoor practices will start in early April, weather permitting.
Directions and Map to the Airdrie East Lake Recreation Centre, traveling Deerfoot Trail north, take the 2nd exit into Airdrie. Turn right at the stop sign and continue straight through the traffic lights onto the parking lot. The entrance to the track will be right there in front of you.
New Start Line Photos from Dino Classic
January 30, 2010
Rick Bernard has kindly uploaded some new photos taken at the Dino Classic.
You can check out your start technique as they are mainly of the 60M start. To find the photos, go to the Team Results page and click on the Dino Classic bar, you will see the links to the Picasa Web Album Photos.
New Warriors Web Site
January 14, 2010
Welcome to the new Web Site. Check through all the links to see some of the new features. The main changes are in the Profiles, and Team Results areas. If you do not have a password for the members area, your coach can give that to you.
There were thousands of records and pictures to transfer, so inevitably there will be some mistakes in the profile area. If you find one please let me know via the web admin link at the bottom of the page and I will fix them up quickly.
Your feedback is welcome. You can talk to me at the meets or at practices(I am Sydney's dad).
Holiday Practice Schedule
December 16, 2009
There will be no practice on December 24 and December 31.
On December 26, 29, January 2, 5 and 7, we will be open for practice for anybody who is available. January 9 we will have a meet again at the U of C.
Happy Holidays everybody!
Upcomming Indoor Meets
December 7, 2009
Meets in Edmonton: January 15-16, February 13-14, March 13-14
Meets in Calgary: January 9, January 23, February 7 (Field Events only, by invitation), and April 24.
Calgary Indoor Track Series information.
For the complete schedule click the Calendar or Fixtures link.
For Edmonton meets we will be leaving Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening.
Hotel: Best Western Cedar Park Inn.
Simplot Games, Pocatello, Idaho. February 18-20. For Grade 11/12 by invitation only.
Leaving by bus on Wednesday February 17, returning Saturday late afternoon after the meet (arriving Sunday morning).
Please all join our AGM and Awards Night on December 3, 2009!
Novenmer 21, 2009
Where: Centennial High School Cafeteria (55 Sun Valley Blvd SE) - parking and entrance at the back of the school.
When: December 3, 2009 6:30 pm (Start AGM 7:00, followed by awards presentations at 7:30)
Who: Everybody. A good opportunity for the parents of new athletes to meet with other parents, athletes and coaches and to arrange for carpooling to and from practices and local meets. And a good opportunity to find out about the ins and outs of the club and to recognize our award winners. See our previous award winners here. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. No practices on Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 (meet at the U of C).