NTFC Coaches

Tyler Heisterman - Head Coach
Tyler Heisterman - Head Coach

NCCP Performance Coach (Endurance). My running career started with the Nanaimo Track and Field club at the age of 10.  Former middle distance runner (800M, 1500M and 1500M steeplechase.)  Competed in BC Summer Games, BC High Schools and National Youth Legions.  Ran for UVic for 2 years before retiring from competition.

Bernie Katzberg - Head Throws Coach
Bernie Katzberg - Head Throws Coach

NCCP Performance Coach Certified. Coach for Team BC at Youth Legions Championships. Zone 6 Summer Games Coach. High School throws coach. NTFC Vice President

Mike Viers - Head Power/Speed  Coach
Mike Viers - Head Power/Speed Coach

NCCP Performance Coach trained. Has coached intermediate to advanced power/speed athletes with the club since 2004. A former competitive sprinter who was a member of ten B.C. provincial and four Canadian national teams.

Wanda Urbanowicz - Sprints/Hurdles
Wanda Urbanowicz - Sprints/Hurdles

NCCP Club Coach trained. Zone 6 BC Summer Games Coach. JD, HS + Masters sprint + hurdle coach. Competed as a high school, university and club track athlete in Toronto a long time ago :)

Philip Vannini - Throws + Conditionin
Philip Vannini - Throws + Conditionin

Phillip Vannini has been involved in track + field for over thirty years, as an athlete, coach, writer, broadcaster, and organizer. He has been a discus thrower and shot-putter since 1988 and since re-discovering his love for competition and adult-aged physical activity in 2014 he has improved his PBs which he set while back in university,. He enjoys coaching all the throws and he is especially involved with training NTFC athletes based on Gabriola Island.

Sven Donaldson - Pole Vault
Sven Donaldson - Pole Vault

NCCP Club Coach trained. Level 2 CSIA Instructor, Level 1 CADS Instructor (special needs skiing) and Level 1 CSCF Coach. Masters Track + Field Athlete

Linda Campbell - Racewalk
Linda Campbell - Racewalk

Linda has coached provincial, national and international champion racewalkers for almost 30 years!

Win Myint - Junior Development
Win Myint - Junior Development

NCCP Sport Coach. JD Sprint and Winter Conditioning

Mike Paugh - JD throws
Mike Paugh - JD throws

Mike is a Club Coach trained throws coach for JDs and high school athletes.

Melissa Ross - XC+Endurance
Melissa Ross - XC+Endurance

NCCP Sport Coach Certified, a member of the Bastion & Westwood Running Clubs. Competed in multiple Canadian 10k Championships & Canadian Cross Country Championships, represented Canada at the World Mountain Runnnig Championships. Coaches, trains and races on the trail, track & road. Specializes in endurance. Aspires to one day be a full time coach!

Shelby Drope - XC + Mid Distance
Shelby Drope - XC + Mid Distance

Practicing accomplished elite trail and road running athlete. Vice President of the Bastion Run Club and Co-founder and Group Leader of the Westwood Run Club. Senior Employee @ Frontrunners Nanaimo. Passionate 'student of the sport' and champion of our running community.

Olivia Lundman - JD Coach
Olivia Lundman - JD Coach

Olivia is a grade 12 Dover Bay student heading to UBC next Fall. Liv is Race Walk specialist with multiple national age group records and represented Canada at the 2019 NACACS!

Sonya Urbanowicz - JD Coach
Sonya Urbanowicz - JD Coach

Sonya is a grade 11 Dover Bay student and NTFC Speed + Power athlete specializing in pole vault and sprints.