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 competed as a cohesive team in the Nationals

Excellent comments from Coach Bill MacDonald:

As you can see by the posts, NOC had a phenomenal weekend in Vancouver, especially Heather, but what can’t be overlooked is the phenomenal performance by the NOC TEAM. Six athletes went to Vancouver, six athletes showed up on the line ready to race and six athletes made NOC proud. For Kristen, Avery, Kayla and Cailen it was their first experience at Nationals.

Some may say it’s just another race, but it’s not. The best athletes from across the country are competing. This is the pinnacle of the season. For our Grade 9 athletes, Avery, Kayla and Cailin this meant going from racing 3K at OFSAA to racing 5K at Nationals, which is a big jump. They made us proud they way they raced with guts and determination.

Laura, Kristen and Heather were team leaders, truly mentors for the younger athletes. Laura and Kristen had fantastic races, which is very difficult in such a long season, a testament to their hard work and dedication.

Overall, Team NOC placed 7th!

Well done TEAM NOC, you made us all proud.

Hershey Qualifying Meet on June 1st. Registration opens at 9:30 am on the day of the meet. Please bring your registration forms and birth certificate.

HERSHEY FLYER (1)-001Registration Form AND Schedule for Hershey Qualifying Meet June 1st are available by clicking on the form link in the left hand column of this web page under “NOC PDF Forms”. Thank you.

Important: AGM Postponed and Training Cancelled Tomorrow (Saturday Jan 26th)

PostponementFrom Sharon:

Due to unforeseen circumstances and schedules, the Annual General Meeting is postponed to Saturday February 9th at 10:00 am in the Clubhouse.

Practice for tomorrow is cancelled.  Athletes who are competing on Sunday should do their pre-competition warm up at home.

We apologize for the short notice with the changes.

Coach’s Caveat…Last Minute

Last minute memo…. please bring your spikes tonight. Yes, SPIKES, Yikes!!!!
I hope you cleaned off the cross country mud and took your pins out!!

“Believe it, Achieve it”
Sharon Stewart
905 933-2762
Coach, Niagara Olympic Track and Field Club

Revised Indoor Training Schedule

Sharon Shares:

I have attached a revised training schedule to accommodate the indoor training at McMaster University.

This is the closest available indoor facility.  This is more convenient than travelling to York University.  I have sent an information sheet with the details, by email.

Car pooling is recommended.  Athletes should let us know if they can drive others or if they need a ride.

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Short Hills park to close for two-weekend Aboriginal deer hunt

WhiteTailedDeerPlease don’t even think about training in Short Hills during each of the next 2 weekends…

From Dan Dakin, St. Catharines Standard

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:49:11 EST AM:

Short Hills Provincial Park will be closed for the next two weekends because of an Aboriginal-only deer hunt.

In a press release issued Monday afternoon, the Ministry of Natural Resources said the hunt will “allow Aboriginal hunters to safely harvest deer for food.”

The restricted hunt will take place Saturday and Sunday, and again Jan. 12 and 13 from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

The 735-hectare park will be closed during those two weekends with park staff patrolling the perimeter boundary and park trails.

“All sorts of safety protocols are in place and we’re hoping that the fact it’s two weekends in January, the park won’t be as busy as it could normally be,” said Jolanta Kowalski, a spokeswoman for the MNR. “Safety is our priority so that’s why we’re closing the park during the hunt.”

However, even during the winter, the park is popular in Niagara for walking and hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and cycling. Dozens of cars could be seen in the park’s three parking lots off of Pelham, Wiley and Roland roads over the weekend.

The hunt will be conducted by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which is made up of natives from the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas.

“Only the Haudenosaunee will be allowed to hunt on those weekends,” Kowalski said. “It’s about them being able to exercise their treaty rights.”

Only archery equipment will be allowed, so no rifles or shotguns will be used, and the hunters are being asked to stick to the southeast corner of the park, which is more remote and has fewer trails.


Updates for Saturday, December 15th!

Santa Sharon Shares:

00399591.jpgUpdates for Saturday, December 15th!

Practice at 10:00 am at Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road parking lot.  

Following training, we will car pool back to the Clubhouse for our goal setting session. 

Remember to bring your hot chocolate mug!

We will be finished by 12:30 for pick up.  

Remember!!!  NOC membership forms and fees , AO memberships forms (both sides completed please) and fees are due with a  first payment.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! 

Oh what fun it is to run on a big wide open hill!  Hey!

Alternate Indoor Schedule

We’ve had requests to simplify the ability to retrieve PDF documents such as Schedules, Forms etc.

Please give us feedback on whether or not you think that this method makes life easier.

2012-13 Indoor Schedule. 

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Thank you.