Ian Thorpe

Nanaimo runners good sports at major races

It’s on with the running shoes this week as we credit some of the top Nanaimo finishers at the Vancouver Sun Run and the Times Colonist 10K.

White Rapids swimmers dive in

It’s that time of year, as the Nanaimo White Rapids are holding registration this weekend for the spring and summer season ahead.

Curlers throw last rocks of season

Although there are still some competitions being held, another curling season is quickly nearing its end.

Lawn bowling green inviting

A sport for all, a sport for life. The Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club is trying to attract new members to the sport.

Starter’s pistol signals new track and field season

NANAIMO – The 2013 track and field season gets underway this coming week and the local club is all organized for another successful year.

VIU celebrates banner year

Vancouver Island University men’s and women’s teams in volleyball and basketball reached the end of their respective seasons.

Curlers prove adaptable at bonspiel

The season is now heading into its final stages, but there is still plenty of excellent curling action on tap at this time of year.

Runners setting pace on Island series

Let’s spring ahead to catch up with Bastion Running Club members who have been involved in several competitions in recent weeks.

City’s football players hit gridiron

Registration is being held, practices are underway and another season of minor football is just about set to kick off.

Players seem to make all their shots at senior ladies’ bonspiel

Here in town, curling action recently was highlighted by women’s play – the annual Nanaimo Senior Ladies’ (50-plus) Bonspiel.

Ball players limber up for spring training

NANAIMO – One early sign of spring is the lead-up to ball season and that is now happening at both the professional and local levels…

Nanaimo skips among winners at ‘Spiel on Heels’

As part of a very busy month filled with events, the Nanaimo Curling Centre recently hosted the annual Nanaimo Ladies’ Open Bonspiel.

Davis Road, Rock City win bowl games

NANAIMO – Local elementary school playoffs provided excellent football action.

Competitions feature high-calibre curling

NANAIMO – Winning teams have been declared from the most recent portion of competition from local men’s leagues.

Minor lacrosse thinking about coming season

NANAIMO – We catch up on some news from the past season of minor lacrosse and look ahead to the future…

Runners make resolutions as new season underway

So we’re off and running into another new year, with the members of Nanaimo’s Bastion Running Club certainly setting a good example.

‘Tis the week before Christmas…

Nanaimo News Bulletin columnist Ian Thorpe presents the 31st edition of his annual sports-themed Christmas poem.

Track athletes enjoy outstanding year

The past season was an incredibly successful one for the Nanaimo Track and Field Club.

Curlers bring energy to hangover bonspiel

NANAIMO – We’ll venture onto the ice this week to catch up on some results from bonspiel and league action…

Athletes lace running shoes no matter the conditions

Local runners took part at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Championships and the B.C. Cross-Country Championships.