Whistler riders overlooked last week 

There were several Whistler racers competing at the national mountain bike cross country championships in St. Felicien, Quebec last month who were not mentioned in last week's story.

Max Horner placed 13 th in a very tough Men's Under 17 field that included 61 riders. Horner raced without a coach or any support, other than his family cheering him on.

As well, Tony Routley and Bob Allison were second and third respectively in the men's 50-59 category.

Mike Charuk was 10 th in the men's 40-49 category.

WOVA hosting fundraiser tournament

The Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Association is hosting the first WOVA Open tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9 at Rainbow Park.

There will be two divisions for the tournament, two-on-two and four-on-four. Registration, which includes lunch, is $25 per player and gets underway at 8:30 a.m. at Rainbow Park. Games begin at 10 a.m. Players can also register by calling or texting 604-967-2345.

More than $500 in prizes will be up for grabs. Music, Latin dancing, bocce ball competitions and a watermelon eating contest are also part of the tournament.

Proceeds will benefit Whistler Community Services Society.

WOVA was founded in 2006 by Scott Rogers. Now in its fourth season, WOVA membership includes 51 teams and more than 300 players.

Runners to take Squamish by storm

Runners are getting ready to test their metal this weekend in STORMY 2009.

STORMY, or the Squamish Test of Running Metal, Yeah!, is an event that is not for the faint of heart.

It includes three separate runs: a 50 mile solo ultramarathon, a 100 mile solo ultramarathon and a 50 mile team relay.

The 100 mile solo race begins on Friday, Aug. 7 while the 50-mile races begin on Saturday, Aug. 8.

STORMY takes runners on a tour of Squamish which begins and ends at Brennan Park Recreation Centre on single-track, dirt roads and paved roads.

Last year Gary Robbins of Squamish was the fastest runner in the 100-mile marathon, clocking in at more than 17 hours. Some runners were out on the course for 28 to 29 hours. Of the 28 who started, 18 finished the race.

Par None Aug. 29

The Disc Golf Club and Katmandu are putting on the first annual "Par None Disc Golf Tournament" at the Powerline course on Saturday, Aug. 29. There will be three divisions:

Open - $35 play from the long pads for money

Amateur - $15 play from the short pads for prizes

Women - $15 play from the short pads for prizes

A players meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the 19th hole. Tee off is a shotgun start at 9:45. Participants will play the full 27 in the morning, and the front/back nine in the afternoon. There will be closest to the pin prizes, an acepot, and a $100 ace hole.

Registration is at Katmandu, via e-mail at info@whistlerdiscgolf.com, or by dropping by the course between 8 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 29.

Calling all aspiring saints

The Whistler Saints Football club, which went 6-3-1 in their first season last year, is recruiting for the 2009 season.

The kids flag football team will hold its first practices on Monday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Meadow Park. A mini training camp will be held Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The camp will teach kids between six and 10 years of age the basics of football, including positions, rules and skills such as catching, throwing and blocking. It's open to kids interested in learning about the game and those who are interested in moving up to tackle football.
Flag football is open to boys and girls and it's non-contact.

The Saints are looking for boys and girls between the ages of six and 9 ("League Age" is the age of a player as of Dec. 31 of the current season) who are interested in playing flag football this summer and fall. The first league game normally commences the second week of September, and the season finishes in late November. It's a 10 game season and games are played on a rotating basis either in Squamish or Vancouver on Sundays.

The cost for the season is $79. Registration is now available online at: www.gslfootball.ca. For further information contact Ralph Forsyth at 604-935-0301 or ralph@greenmonkeyconsulting.com.

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