Wednesday, 31 July 2013

YCRC news

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 with No comments
At Dickson training yesterday it was fine and cool and the grass was soft under foot. I ran long early then set up a session of two shuttle relays for Susan, Rod & Colin, who each totalled 20 runs over 120m in two ten minute bursts.

1. Dunrossil Drive Saturday 3rd August.
2. Women and Girls Jogalong Sunday 4th August.
3. YCRC Committee/Club future
4. Club race managers/helpers.
5. YMCA Canberra Administration
6. YMCA Of Canberra Half Marathon - Manager
7. Upcoming events
8. RUN Y'ASS OFF Saturday October 26 2013

Dunrossil Drive Saturday 3rd August
The club will conduct three events at Dunrossil Drive this weekend a 2.1k starting at 10am and a 4.2k at 10.15am as the junior point score and a senior point score of 4.2k at 11am
Dunrossil Drive is off the Cotter Road and the entrance road to the Governor Generals residence. There are major road works taking place in this area so make sure that you allow plenty of time to arrive. Please ensure when you park that you do not park on the course which is between the tree lined avenues. The course may differ slightly near the bottom due to some tree removals.
The 4.2k event is both a junior and senior point score.
Like the Runners Shop/New Balance Fun Run, Dunrossil Drive is one of our more popular events and a great area to run.

Jogalong Sunday 4th August – 9am
The monthly Jogalong will again be held at Grevillea Park East Basin.
The Jogalong is a 6k handicap for Women and Girls. Handicap meaning that walkers and slower runners start in the earlier groups, and the faster runners leave much later. A 3k none handicap event starts off with group 1 of the Jogalong. Shortly after the Jogalong gets underway at 9am we hold a 1.6k mini jog for young children.
The Jogalong is a great social gathering for women and girls, and great for those looking to start a fitness program for spring.

YCRC Committee/Club Future etc.
The club will be holding the annual general meeting in the coming months and we will be looking for some new committee members. If you would like to be involved with the club please feel free to nominate, when we call for nominations. A strong and healthy club needs a strong and vibrant committee and your assistance would be most appreciated. If you need any further details please contact one of our current committee or me at our events or via email. I can certainly put you in contact with someone on the committee who can explain or help. It must also be remembered that the YCRC has the backing of the YMCA Canberra, and received great assistance from CEO Jenny McCombe and her staff in everything that we do.

Club Race Managers/Helpers
Our club holds events almost weekly during winter on a Saturday and events on Tuesday evenings during spring and summer. To do this we need volunteers to either manage events or help officiate at the events. The tasks are not onerous and assistance will be provided. If you can help please provide your details to David Osmond

YMCA Canberra Administration
YCRC Members should be aware that the YMCA Canberra has moved from Sports House, Hackett to the YMCA Sailing Club, Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla Bay, Yarralumla.

YMCA Of Canberra Half Marathon – Manager
This event has been held in May for the past 30 years, before that it was held in September. I have managed the event for many years and I am now looking for someone to take it over. There is a lot of work involved in organising this event and I would be lying if I told you otherwise. Having said that, for someone younger, more tech savvy and keen this is a great opportunity to do an amazing job for your club and at the same time get some great knowledge on event management. I will provide all the help and guidance that I can. I have always said that one can get as much satisfaction from putting on a good event as from running a pb. If you think you would like to have a try or just find out what is involved, just let contact me and we can go from there.

Upcoming Events
The club has a few good events coming up in the next few months or so and they should not be missed. Many of you will be training for special events such as C2S, Blackmore’s, Canberra Times Fun Run and Melbourne Marathon/Half Marathon. A few sharp short races with our club could and should help your training and possibly get that Pb you really want.
For those over 30 years of age the ACT Veterans Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 18th August. For details
The YCRC will conduct the Kingston Physio 10 Miler on Saturday 31st August from John Cardiff Close, Black Mountain Peninsula. The 10 Miler (16.1km) is a lap of the great West Basin Lake Burley Griffin. The 10 Miler starts at 8am and a 5km run will start from the same location shortly afterwards. Free to YCRC members and one day registrations for all others on the day for $10 and juniors $5. Must be over 16 years to run 10 miles.

Goorooyaroo off Road Half Marathon – 7am Sat 19th Oct – more details later.

RUN Y'ASS OFF Saturday October 26 2013]
Yass Runners and Elite Energy ( are hosting a 2km, 5km, 14km and Half Marathon on *Saturday October 26 2013.* Hope you can send a team and RUN Y’ASS OFF. Details at

Cheers,Ken Eynon
YCRC Committee


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