Excited about steeplechase

Thomas Grabher will have several obstacles to deal with during his races in the 1,500-meter steeplechase and the 2,000-meter run.

Thomas Grabher will be competing in the 1

Thomas Grabher will have other obstacles to deal with other than fellow competitors during his races in the 1,500-meter steeplechase and the 2,000-meter run.

Grabher, a member of the Oceanside Track and Field Team, goes to school at NDSS but trains here in Parksville every week with the OTFC. The 15-year-old will be enjoying his first trip to the B.C. Summer Games and is excited to being part of it in his hometown.

“It’s going to be exciting, I’m really looking forward to it,” Grabher said. “I wasn’t sure what it was to begin with but when I heard it was like a mini Olympics, I thought it would be lots of fun.”

Grabher will be running in two completely different races. The 2,000-meter is a straight forward distance run while the steeplechase includes four obstacles waiting for competitors on the other side of a hurdle at different points on the track.

“Steeplechase is pretty exciting. The 2,000-meter is just a lot of hard work, straight forward stuff,” Grabher said.

“The steeplechase is great because you could be at the back of the pack and someone up front could trip up on an obstacle and change the whole race. The fact that one of them has water on the other side makes it all the more interesting too.”

Just Posted

Two nature-inspired artists display oil paintings at Qualicum gallery

Judy Maxwell and Lloyd Major depict scenes of wildlife, landscapes and the west coast

Parksville seniors getting stronger with age

Weightlifting couple qualify to compete at Worlds Masters in Montreal in August

Camera captures cougar lurking in Parksville’s Foster Park neighbourhood

Resident shared photo to alert others to big cat’s presence

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

B.C. wildfire prevention budget bulked up as dry spring unfolds

Night vision goggles tested for early detection effort

Vernon ordered to reinstate terminated firefighters caught having sex at work

City believes arbitration board erred, exploring options

Dozens of B.C. temperature records smashed as spring brings early warmth

Squamish Airport was the hottest spot in all of Canada on Monday

Hackers seek holes in B.C. Hydro power grid, auditor says

System meets standards, but local outages still a concern

Nanaimo RCMP stop cyclist with no helmet, find out he’s wanted for murder

Kyle Antonio Dias, 19, to face second-degree murder charge in Toronto

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation welcomes new leader

Teri Mooring will take over as president this summer

Disappearance of Merritt cowboy now deemed suspicious: police

Ben Tyner was reported missing when his riderless horse was discovered on a logging road

Distillers hope federal budget scraps alcohol escalator tax

Tax hike set for April 1, marking third automatic increase in three years time

Most Read