Sunshine Coast Athletics

Running Club

Sunshine Coast Athletics


We are a BC Athletics affiliated running club located on the Sunshine Coast of BC. We welcome runners of all ages and abilities, from Port Mellon to Lund and everywhere in between. New members welcome: start enjoying the benefits of being part of our club!

Organizing your own event? Equipment rental available.

Club News and Notices

See recent club results/reports/photos — BC XC Champs, Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Hope Alive 5k, Turkey Trot 10k, Victoria Marathon, Fall Tune-Up XC

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Tuesday & Thursday morning speed training for everyone

If you can, join us for intervals in Hackett Park on Tuesdays at 9:00am, and in Porpoise Bay Park on Thursdays at 9:00am. This will go throughout the winter season, rain or shine! All speeds welcome and accommodated.

Remembrance Day Cross Country

Next event in the Lower Mainland XC Series: November 11 in Stanley Park. Mostly groomed trails with a bit of grass/mud. here.

Sunshine Coast Trails website

Check out this awesome website for a guide to all the trails on the Sunshine Coast. Maps, directions, descriptions, and more.


Recent Race Results & Event Reports

BC Cross Country Championships, October 27, Abbotsford

You'd never know there was ever a drought this fall… it was raining hard before the masters race at 10:45am, easing up and stopping by about halfway, but then shortly after the finish it came back with a vengeance, turning into sleet! But the course was on firm ground, surface puddles only. Mostly flat with only 2 hills, one small, one not so small. Soon to be SCA member John Atkinson was introduced to the joys of the 6:20 ferry on race morning, and fared well, finishing 7th overall and first in the 35-39 division.

Masters 8k
32:11 Larry Nightingale  7th M45-49
35:16 Teresa Nightingale 1st F45-49, 3rd F Master 40+

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 14

Larry Teresa

It was raining steadily at the start but quite warm, and the rain stopped after about 30 minutes. The nasty wind that was forecast died down to 15 km/hr, not really a factor. The new course was great! Larry was running well until just before halfway, when his sore hip started acting up and he had to slow down significantly. He considered dropping out but decided to finish, albeit slowly, after travelling all that way. In the half marathon, Teresa wasn't feeling very smooth for the first 8k or so, but started to feel more normal by 10-11k. By the 13k turnaround she was able to really start racing and passed loads of people all the way to the finish, ending up with a 2nd place medal in the F45-49 age group.

(chip times)
3:03:15  Larry Nightingale  7th M45-49

1:31:16  Teresa Nightingale 2nd F45-49

Hope Alive 5k, October 14, Gibsons

Despite the heavy rains, there were 30 enthusiastic athletes to inspire and celebrate community fitness. All proceeds were donated to Chiropractors with Compassion, an organization that funds feeding and schooling programs in Africa and the Dominican Republic. New resident runner John Atkinson made it two for two, finishing first in 17:31.

Club results:
19:17 Carl Green    2nd overall
29:51 Litze Boghean 7th woman

Granville Island Turkey Trot 10k, October 8

1:11:15  Elizabeth Boghean

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, October 7

Unsually warm weather for this year's edition. Quite a few coasters went over to run in the 8k, half and marathon. Frank shattered his 2011 event record for Men 80-84 by more than 30 minutes!

4:06:21  Carl Green      16th M60-64
4:31:58  Frank McKenna   1st  M80-84
4:32:12  Helen Sabourin  1st  F70-74

  33:13  Etta Degnan     2nd  F16-19

Sechelt Fall Tune-Up XC, October 6

Beautiful sunny morning at the beach in Porpoise Bay Park! Larry's time might have been a little faster except he had to stop and fix every sign on the first lap — some idiot was going around the park reversing them all! Real nice…. New Coast resident and future SCA member John Atkinson was the overall winner by 2 seconds after a sprint for the line. Full results at Thanks to club members Rick Raymond and Janet Harrison for volunteering!

4km Boys 15-17
17:11 Alex Nightingale   2nd

6km Open/Masters
22:31 Larry Nightingale  1st M45-49
38:17 Elizabeth Boghean  2nd F45-49

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