Lions Valley Athletics was founded in 2015 because of the need for a competitive distance running club in the Oakville, Halton (West GTA) region. We want to make coaching, equipment amd facilities available to passionate and dedicated runners so they can properly train and race throughout thier lifetimes, obtaining their personal excellence. At Lions Valley Athletics we are always promoting an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle that includes sport for life and giving back by supporting local events, running and the community. Our members are different ages and abilities, with different reasons for getting into running but we share the competitive spirit and fire inside bringing us together as a team.
Head Coach, Kevin J Smith, has been coaching since 2007 along with has many years experience competing in Cross Country, Track & Field, Road Racing, Triathlon and his best discipline Duathlon. He started in school, qualifying for OFSAA, then running Varsity at the University of Waterloo and competing for Canada in duathlons around the world including 12 Duathlon World Championships . The Lions Valley Athletics program is designed to start with some fun while teaching the basic skills with our yougest members and slowing increasing distances while adding goal setting, . The next steps would be to add more structure to workouts, increase competition, and utilize tools such as sports psycology, nutritionist, massage therapy. To be the best athlete you have to be adaptable and that is why workouts are always changing and the next great workout can be found anywhere.
Thank you to our founding members which include: Belinda Beer, Grace Beer, Kerri Fuller, Maya Fuller, Mike Gill, Cynthia O'Halloran, Chad Patterson, Sean Patterson, Darryl Rowan, Kevin J Smith, Kelly-Lynne Spettigue. It was from this group came our six founding Board of Directors oPresident: Kevin J Smith; Vice-President: Chad Patterson; Secretary: Michael Gill; Treasurer: Sean Patterson; Membership: Darryl Rowan; Director at Large: Cynthia O'Halloran
Looking ahead over the next few years we will grow, this club will take form and we will continue the writings on this page...
We are registered with the following organizations & associations for 2015:
- Athletics Ontario
- Minor Track Association
- Ontario Masters Athletics