Middle/Long Distance (800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m)
A recent addition to the Spartans coaching team, Owen brings both professional experience as a teacher and his athletic success to benefit his athletes. A former Spartans athlete himself, Owen is a Western Canada Games gold medalist in one of the most challenging races in the sport – the 3000m Steeplechase. He has competed in the 3000m Steeplechase, the 3000m and the 1500m at the national level for both the Spartans and the University of Calgary Dinos. Owen has both a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Education and now teaches math and coaches Cross Country at Robert Thirsk High School in Calgary.
Owen’s athletes benefit from his special emphasis on pacing, and on developing the right balance between speed and endurance necessary to the longer races in which he specializes. Not only does he test every workout he gives himself, but he also trains alongside his athletes. “That’s one of the advantages sometimes of having a small club,” he says. “Your coach is sometimes also your training partner. It’s part of how I can pass on my knowledge, which I’ve always wanted to do, because of how much running has helped me, even with challenges outside of the sport”.
Calgary Board of Education High School Cross Country
2007 Western Canada Games 3000m Steeplechase — Gold
Alberta Games 3000m — Gold
Multiple-time winner of both the 3000m and 3000m Steeplechase at Alberta Provincials
Six years as an athlete with the Calgary Spartans and four years with the U of C Dinos
Coached and mentored by a Canadian National Team coach
Please contact our Athlete Coordinator from the Contact webpage.
Our Athlete Coordinator will be pleased to welcome you to the Calgary Spartans, help you find the right coach and program, advise you on that to bring to the track and answer any questions you may have.
Fall and Cross Country season
The fall and Cross Country season has ended.
The indoor season has ended.
The schedule and practice location for the outdoor season :
|Week Day||Time Slot||Location|
|Monday||5:00PM to 7:00PM||Foothills Athletics Park|
|Wednesday||5:00PM to 7:00PM||Foothills Athletics Park|
|Friday||5:00PM to 7:00PM||Foothills Athletics Park|
Any other disruptions to this schedule will be communicated by coach Owen in advance to all group members.