Bruce Humber started breaking records in high school for the 100 and 220 yard dash. He continued to compete successfully for many years and then turned to coaching. One of his greatest achievements was coaching fellow BC Sports Hall of Famer, Bill Parnell, to a gold in the mile event at the 1950 British Empire Games in New Zealand.

While attending the University of Washington in 1935, Bruce set individual records for the 100 yards with 9.6 seconds and the 220 yards with 20.8 seconds. His 220 yards record stood at the University until 1981 and as an unofficial record in Canada until 1953.

Bruce was a member of the Canadian track team at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin where his relay team placed fourth in the finals. He was also a volunteer track coach for the YMCA for ten years. He was instrumental in raising funds to build new cinder tracks for both Victoria High School and Oak Bay High School.

Bruce was chosen as the track coach for the 1950 British Empire Games in New Zealand, where Bill Parnel won gold in the mile event. He also served as track coach for the 1952 Canadian Olympic team that competed in Helsinki, Finland.

In 1967 Bruce became chairman of the Victoria Centennial Committee, whose project was the development of the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium.