Friday, 8 January 2016

YMCA Canberra Runners Club Training Groups

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, January 08, 2016 with 1 comment

YMCA Canberra Runners Club Training Groups

The YCRC conducts a number of training groups to assist members with their running goals. Club training groups are conducted by members who volunteer their time and expertise to facilitate these groups. All runners must be members of the YCRC and pay the appropriate registration fee.
If you are interested in finding out more or joining one of the training groups please email with your contact details and the training group you are interested in.

5K Training Group 

This Group is aimed at beginners who may not have run before or who are coming back after a long break. Its aim is to enable participants to comfortably complete the YMCA Women and Girls’ Fun Run on the 6 March 2016.
Group training will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings starting at the entrance to Weston Park, Yarralumla.  Members of the training group will also be encouraged to participate in YCRC club events particularly when they are unable to attend the usual morning training sessions. Any additional training suggested will be up to participants to undertake in their own time.
Registration for the training group includes; 7 week training program commencing on 19 January, mentoring from experienced walkers/runners, club t- shirt or singlet, a pre-event dinner;entry to the Women and Girls Fun Run (females only) membership of the YCRC which entitles you to participate in most Club events throughout 2016 (excluding the Half Marathon for which there is a Club discount).

Tuesday Thursday Saturday Training Group (TTS)

This training group caters for social runners of mixed ability whose training times range from 4min/km to 7.30min/km. The group meets at Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive (near the toilet block) at 0630am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and meets at various venues around Canberra at 0700am on Saturdays.
Midweek runs go for about an hour while Saturday runs are generally longer with a coffee or breakfast afterwards at a local cafe. The atmosphere of this group is very social providing members an opportunity to train and socialise with other runners.
During autumn the TTS assists with the YCRC Half Marathon Training Group by running with the participants each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. A detailed program for the Saturday run locations is produced quarterly.

YCRC Half Marathon Training Group - Starts February 2016

Are you ready for the challenge of a Half Marathon?

If you can comfortably run 8km or you can run for about 50mins non-stop then why not set a goal for this year to run a half marathon !
Registering for this training group will help to keep you motivated, focused, supported and ready to achieve your best in the 21.1km YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon.
The training group will commence in February and costs $180 for existing YCRC members or $225 (which includes an annual membership to YCRC).

The cost includes:

• 13 - week training program
• Entry into Weston Creek Half Marathon (relay team)
• Mentoring and advice from experienced runners and past half   marathon training group ‘graduates’
• YCRC training t-shirt
• Entry into YMCA Canberra Half Marathon
• Pre race dinner with trainers & other training group participants
• The satisfaction and achievement of successfully completing the 2015 YMCA Canberra Half Marathon

If you are interested in finding out more about this training group you can email

1 comment:

  1. I have often wondered what TTS stood for and now I know!