Deerfoot Athletic Club Gazette

Practices are on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. For more details email


Coach Myron Neville, winning the cross-country race for Simon Fraser University, 1968.  The race was a University Challenge – University of British Columbia, vs Trinity Western vs Simon Fraser  University.
Coaching Staff

The Deerfoot Athletic Club was created by Myron Neville and Dorothy Keating in 2000. The club is a member of British Columbia Athletics.  The driving philosophy behind Deerfoot is “The Happy Family Model of Coaching”: It is running that bonds us together as a family celebrating the sport of running.

The focus of the Deerfoot Athletic Club is on running and training athletes for the sprints, middle distance, long distance, and marathon events.

Both coaches are retired runners who competed in distances ranging from the 5k to the marathon.

Guided by their background wealth of knowledge as experienced runners has allowed Coaches Neville and Keating the opportunity to guide dozens of happy runners to miles of inspired running and the experience of personal bests.

The club’s doors are open to all ages and levels of athlete – all they have to possess is the dream of being a runner.

The Deerfoot Coaching Staff of the Deerfoot Athletic Club hold NCCP Certification.

Coach Keating has Levels 1 & 2 in Sprints.

  • trained by the late Charlie Francis at coaching clinics held in Vancouver by BC Athletics.
  • trained by former Olympic Team Coach Les Gramantik.

Coach Neville has Levels 1, 2, and 3 Technical in Middle & Long Distance.

  • His Master Coaches include Wynn Gmitroski, Gerry Swan, and Brit Townsend.
  • coached the Abbotsford Gaiters Running Club
  • coordinated the University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades Running Club Cross-Country and Road Running programs.

Coach Neville holds an Instructor’s Certificate in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan granted to him by Master Raymond Y.M. Chung of the Vancouver T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association. For many years he taught Tai Chi Chuan in local fitness clubs and for the Abbotsford and Mission Parks and Recreation Programs.

The Deerfoot Athletic club meets every Tuesday at 6:00 PM for their weekly track session at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, BC.

The Club can be reached at