Nanaimo Masters Track & Field
The NTFC Masters group is a small dedicated team of athletes ages 35+ that trains year-round for indoor and outdoor competition. Our athletes participate in all athletics events including sprints, hurdles, throws, jumps, pentathalon and decathalon and compete in Island, provincial, national and international meets.
The Masters training season typically begins in October with several months of general conditioning in preparation for the competition season. Practices are held 2-3 days per week and include aerobic, plyometric, strength, core, speed and speed endurance workouts. Hill and track intervals, medicine ball, weight-room training, circuits, bleachers, yoga are all combined to condition each athlete and provide a fun and dynamic team experience.
The Spring /Summer competition season begins in April and ends by mid-September with the 55 Plus Seniors Games. During this time, training continues 3 days per week and becomes more event-specific.
We welcome new athletes to join our group.
2019 / 2020 MASTERS TRAINING SCHEDULE
Start Date: Thursday, October 10, 2109
Tuesdays / Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00pm; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00am
Please contact Coach Wanda Urbanowicz at for REGISTRATION LINK and more information.
BC Masters Championships 2109
June 17, 2019
Five Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes were crowned provincial champions at the BC Masters Championships held in Langley on June 14-16. The three-day open event, held in conjunction with the all-ages Langley Pacific Invitational, drew nearly 900 athletes from Western Canada and the United States.
Nanaimo Masters athletes aged 35 and up earned 6 gold, 4 silver, and 5 bronze medals in their respective age categories. The top results for the Nanaimo athletes came from the men's discus and the men's pole vault, both in the 40-44 age category. Phillip Vannini won the discus throw with a 39.01m throw that ranks 19th in Canada among all-ages, and later added a gold in shot put with 10.44m.
Pole vaulter Bryan Jeffery added a whopping 60cm to his season best by clearing 4.40m, which currently ranks him 22nd in Canada among all ages.
Sven Donaldson (65-69) brought home two golds, one in high jump (1.30m) and the other in pole vault (2.40m).
Club mate Tim Hendrie (65-69) finished second behind Donaldson in high jump (0.90m), while Nola Hendrie (60-64) took a gold in the pole vault with a clearance of 1.35m, silver in discus (13.96m) and long jump (2.32m), and bronze in shot put (5.95m) and hammer (16.81m).
800m runner Ronald Bannister (50-54), in his first year of competitions, earned the last of the gold with a time of 3.00.11.
Among the sprinters, Marc Paris (50-54), also in his first season competing as a Master's, conquered the silver medal in the 100m with a time of 13.19.
Denise Bonin (60-64) earned bronze in the 100m and the 200m with season best times of 16.46 and of 35.32.
In the men's 200m another rookie, Win Myint (40-44), finished third with a new personal best of 27.48.
Many of the Nanaimo Track & Field Club Master athletes are coaches, and others are parents of younger athletes who often compete at the same meets. While medals and personal records bring smiles, the
true pleasures of training and competing as a Master come from the sheer enjoyment of play, from staying healthy and active, and from competing right alongside their children (and occasionally ahead of them too!).