Who We Are
The Mustangs Endurance Group
The MUSTANGS ENDURANCE Group is a part of the Langley Mustangs Track & Field Club and was established for the purpose of assisting our high performance distance runners reach their competitive running goals by providing a supportive training environment that allows them to continue developing and improving during and after their collegiate careers. The MUSTANGS ENDURANCE Group is helping many Junior and Senior athletes become nationally and internationally competitive in cross-country, track, road, and marathon racing.
The MUSTANGS ENDURANCE Group can help you improve your performance and reach your goals!
Our Mission: We strive to help distance runners reach their competitive running goals by providing a structure that allows continued improvement and success.
The MUSTANGS ENDURANCE Group are members of BC Athletics and compete at the Provincial and National Championships for cross country, track & field and road racing. Qualified ODP athletes and those that make National teams also compete frequently in the US and abroad often representing Canada.
Athletes qualifying for Canadian National Track and Field Championship as well as the Canadian 2020 Olympic Trials for Track and Field and the Marathon who are in good standing with the club are sent to compete against the best our Country has to offer. Several Mustang Endurance athletes achieving qualifying national standards also often participate in international track & field competitions in many different parts of the world.
Known as the Bomba Squad, the MUSTANGS ENDURANCE Group was originally formed in 2010 by coach Mark Bomba who has consistently produced outstanding National Class distance runners in Canada for over the past 15 years.
Mustangs Olympic Development Program
Support Program for Motivated Athletes
The ODP Directors operate as a committee of the Mustangs Track & Field Club to oversee the Mustangs Olympic Development Program.
The Mustangs Endurance Group has been established to help distance runners reach their competitive running goals by providing a structure that allows continued improvement in their post collegiate careers. The Mustangs Endurance Group’s objective is to help qualified athletes become nationally competitive in cross-country, track, road and marathon racing.
To provide motivated and emerging distance athletes with a support structure to help them attain nationally competitive distance running performances in cross country, track and road racing.
The Mustangs ODP is divided into two tiers, each of which has its own qualification standards, with associated support tied to the level of achievement with each qualification period.
Mustangs ODP Program Qualification Requirements:
Eligibility for the Mustangs ODP program first requires three steps as follows:
1. Good Standing: To be eligible for the Mustangs ODP you must first be a member in good standing with the Mustangs Endurance Group. This requires four things:
- You must have your club dues paid for the current year.
- You must have a current BC Athletics membership and be registered as a Mustangs Endurance Group athlete. This means you must be a member in good standing of Athletics Canada at all times to qualify for the program.
- You must race head to toe in approved Mustangs ODP uniform and running gear.
- You must participate and contribute as requested at fund raising events and to social media and other ODP marketing initiatives.
2. Time/Performance: A list of the time performance standards is included in the table below. Qualifying races include but are not limited to the official ODP schedule of events listed here.
3. Participation: You must complete the participation portion of the Mustangs ODP requirements. As ODP status is approved on a 6-mth period basis, there are a minimum of 3 races per period each athlete needs to achieve.
|Mustangs ODP Performance Standards|
|Top 3 finish overall at BC Champ|
|Top 25 finish overall at CDN Champ|
|Top 10 finish overall at BC Champ|
|Top 75 finish overall at CDN Champ|
• 1. 1500m standards are for a track time performance only.
• 2. Mile – 10000m standards are track/road, but must be a non-aided, certified, road course.
• 3. Marathon and Half Marathon – Certain courses are ineligible for consideration (i.e., St. George). Please check with the ODP Committee for the listing of eligible courses.
You must complete the participation portion of the Mustangs ODP requirements. As ODP status is approved on a 6-mth period basis, there are a minimum of 3 races per period each athlete needs to achieve.
In the Spring period (1/1- 6/31), two races have to come from the Mustangs bonus list (Appendix A) with at least one of them being a Provincial or National Championship event. Additionally, mandatory availability for participation in the _________________ is required as the 3rd event.
In the Fall period (7/1- 12/31), again two races from the bonus list with at least one being a _______________ event (XC/roads), plus the mandatory Provincial or National Championships as the 3rd event.
First and foremost, we are a TEAM and we have team requirements. The events listed below help foster a strong team ethic and are important to our sponsors and in turn they are important to us. Additionally, if you would like to take advantage of the perk of entry into our selected track meets, you will need to fulfill your part of the team participation requirement.
To take advantage of the bonus structure, an athlete needs to have met the participation requirements, be in good standing as outlined above, participate in fund raising events and post on our social media channels about their performance.
Fund Raising & Social Media Requirements
Social Media Requirements: As a top Canadian distance running club, we recognize the importance and impact of social media. As an ODP athlete, social media exposure is a crucial component to team rapport and communication, but it also impacts the reputation of the each athlete, the team and its sponsors.
All ODP athletes are expected to use social media to promote the club, teammates and sponsors in a positive manner. You may be asked to generate individual accounts on social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. We also ask that you post to, link or tag to the Mustangs Endurance Group or ODP approved sponsor (or sponsor) websites. If you post regularly on non-running related subject matters, it may be best to set up a separate club related account to ensure compliance with this policy. If you are unsure how best to effectively use social media for the benefit of the club and its sponsors, the ODP Social Media Manager is available to assist you. Desired social media participation includes workouts completed, race schedules, running-relevant pictures/videos, comments/quotes, interviews or articles for blogs/websites, etc.
As an ODP athlete in good standing with the club, each athlete agrees all Mustangs social media activities will be respectful, appropriate for the club and other competitors generally. Use of social media for harassment, abuse or in violation of third-party copyrights is grounds for termination from the ODP program. You are responsible for your posts and content. Avoid rants, blame and complaints when posting regarding the club and its sponsors; if in doubt, check with a fellow team mate before posting.
The Mustangs Olympic Development Program (ODP) is divided into two tiers, each of which has its own qualification standards, with associated benefits and support tied to the level of achievement with each qualification period.