Friday, 27 June 2014

Highlights of the latest YCRC Newsletter

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, June 27, 2014 with No comments
1. Winter Series 2014
Big thank you to our officials and runners in the Pennington and Longstaff trophy runs held last Saturday. They were our best attended events since the Summer Series. I cannot over emphasis the need to do some regular racing if you want to increase your speed over the ground.

Winter Series - Saturday 28th June – Ginninderra Creek 2/5/10k. The first run starts at 1245pm at Diddams Close, Lake Ginninderra off Ginninderra Drive. Runs start from the picnic area at the Western end of Diddams Close.

Winter Series - Saturday 5th July – Black Mountain Trail Runs 5/15k – Events start at 8am. Firth Road, off Barry Drive and behind the CSIRO. The start/finish of the trail run will be just inside the fence where the cars are parked. Great run on the trails in the Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

Sunday 6th July – Jogalong 1.6km Mini Jog, 3km run and 6km handicap. Events start at 9am. In Weston Park, Yarralumla at the junction of Weston Park Road and Prescott Lane. The Jogalong is a handicap event for women and girls only. Handicap, meaning that walkers and slower runners start early so that in theory everyone finishes at the same time. The 3km is non handicap and all runners start with Jogalong group one. The Mini Jog is an event for young children. Free child care available.

Winter Series - Saturday 12th July Hackett 2/3/6k – Events start at 1245pm. Antill Street, Hackett after the last houses with the runs taking place in the Majura Nature Park. About 1.5km past the Antill Street/Phillip Avenue big roundabout and on the right hand side.

Saturday 19th July – ACT Cross Country Championships – Stromlo Forest Park – No YCRC Winter Series events. These championships will be conducted jointly by ACT Athletics and ACT Veterans Athletics. YCRC club members are encouraged to participate in these events, and our club is always actively involved with this fixture. No entries allowed on the day.

Athletics ACT link: http://www.athleticsact.org.au/upcoming-meets-and-programs 

ACT Veterans Athletic link: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=12038

2. YCRC 10km Training Group – A training group to prepare runners for the Canberra Times Fun Run that will be held on Sunday 7th September will commence on Sunday 20th July. Registrations for the group can be made at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=13162
The group will meet on all three days at the entrance to Weston Park near the dog exercise area. Times will be 6.30am on Tuesday and Thursday and 7.30am on Sundays.

The best promotion for this group comes from club members to their family friends so please pass this information on.

3. Program Change
The Canberra Times Fun Run is being held on Sunday 7 September, the YCRC has moved both events it had scheduled for that weekend to the following weekend. Therefore the North Lyneham event will now be on Saturday 13September and the September Jogalong will now be on the 14th

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