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AO Cross Country Championships hosted by Niagara Olympic Club


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Hope to see everyone out for an exciting day of racing!

Download the information HERE!

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Very special (free) movie screening at AO XC Champs, Saturday Nov 15th


We’re very happy to announce that the filmmakers of the feature documentary Transcend, starring Boston Marathon Champion, Wesley Korir, will be holding a FREE screening for all AO participants Saturday night.

The film is 73 minutes long and it’ll start at 7PM SHARP so athletes will be back early! So book an early dinner reservation and bring them all over for what is guaranteed to be an inspiring evening.

Details: Saturday November 15th; 7PM Start Time; Ramada Plaza on Lundy’s Lane

Cost: AO Runners: FREE – Show BIB # at the door; Coaches/Parents: $10 recommended donation

As Malcolm Gladwell (Best-Selling Author) says, “Transcend is a film about a runner that ends up being about so much more: faith, service and courage. I was riveted.”

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase the BluRay/DVD ($20) and Kenyan bracelets ($15) both at the cross-country course and after the screening. Come to the screening and get the filmmakers to sign your copy!

Official Website

For questions email hello@thefilmtranscend.com

See everyone in Niagara! -Team Transcend

Mohammed Ahmed looks forward to the Commonwealth Games and a professional running career


MohammedAhmedWisconsinBadgerPictures and article courtesy Bernie Puchalski at the St. Catharines Standard:

Making history wasn’t enough for Mohammed Ahmed.

By winning a bronze medal in the 10,000-metre race and placing fifth in the 5,000 metres at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., the St. Catharines distance runner became only the second University of Wisconsin runner to garner First Team All-America honours in the two events at the same NCAA championships.

The results capped a great career for the Wisconsin male athlete of the year candidate. The St. Catharines Collegiate alumnus earned eight All-America honours during his five years — five on the track and three in cross country. The Big Ten record holder in the 10,000 metres helped Wisconsin win four Big Ten cross-country crowns, three Big Ten track titles and the 2011 NCAA cross-country championship.

All that is well and good for the 2012 Olympian and ninth-place finisher at the 2013 world championships, but he leaves university without achieving his goal. More…

 

Research with youth athletes – University of Ottawa


ResearchRecruitmentWe have been asked by researchers from the University of Ottawa, to invite young competitive athletes and their parents to consider participating in their Research Project. Please review this Recruitment Letter and decide if the project merits your involvement.

 

Huge Thanks to all of you who helped with Spring clean-up at the club on April 12th


Work work work at Niagara Olympic ClubIt was a beautiful day, ideal for spring cleaning. With the sun shining so brightly, the results were immediately visible, which seemed to feed everyone’s enthusiasm for working harder to get it all done. The results are superb.

It all bodes well for the season.

THANK YOU!

Exciting New Track & Field Clinics for non-Members


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2013 website performance in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

It’s that time again…and we’re all running, one way or the other


Cross-Country SantasFrom the Board Members of Niagara Olympic Club:

We want to wish all our Member Athletes, Shoetag Athletes, Volunteers, Parents, Guardians, Coaches, Running Clubs against whom we compete, Niagara Schools and Universities that use our facilities every year, our Sponsors, Journalists who follow us, alumni who stay in touch, our friends at the Niagara Sport Commission, and the City Of St. Catharines who are generous in support of our goals in so many ways, very Happy and Relaxing Holidays.

It’s been a banner year for our Club in many ways. If you have particular highlights on which you’d like us to dwell in these Posts, please let us know.

At the risk of sounding like a pitch from U.S. Public Television, next year we’ll be campaigning for direct sponsorship from local businesses, in exchange for high quality exposure within our considerable Niagara reach, and beyond, provincially. We have several capital improvements planned, that will take significant funding, and will result in safer, enhanced facilities for our Members, Spectators, and all who’ll be associated with our Club. In parallel, we’ll be on an aggressive recruitment drive to expand our Membership, opening new competitive, social and educational opportunities for our athletes.

Please take some time over the holidays to consider how you can help us achieve our goals, and let us know, or ask questions anytime.

Thank you.

2014 doth approach…


2014keepCalmSharon Shares:

2014 is coming… and the Indoor Season is upon us!

Training is underway.

See the indoor training schedule for times and locations.

NOC Front and Centre (literally)


TroyACxc2013-11-29_2352Not sure if you spotted NOC’s Troy Smith in the banner photo (from last year’s race) of the AC website for this year’s Vancouver XC Championships tomorrow (Nov 30th).

Go Team!