Wednesday, 28 March 2018

YCRC newsletter

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 with No comments
There is a bit of a break in our Club events over the next month, while the focus shifts to the Australian Running Festival on 14 and 15 April. Many Club members are participating in events over the weekend and of course a number of you have already volunteered to help out in some capacity. However we are still short a few volunteers and one pacer.
Due to an injury withdrawal we need a lead cyclist for the half marathon on Sunday. We are also looking for a couple more people to assist on the start line on Saturday, as well as course marshals on Sunday. If you, a friend or a family member can help out please let Paul Mahoney (wphe625@hotmail.com) know as soon as possible. We need to make sure all these positions are filled and all the paperwork completed well before the events.

We also are looking for an 80 minute pacer for the ARF 10 km Fun Run. You get free entry in return for running a suitable pace to help others meet their target time. Contact Paul Trumble via trumblep@hotmail.com if you can help with this.

Of course the Women and Girls’ Jogalong will continue on Sunday at 9.00am. Don’t forget that you get an extra hour on Saturday night so this will be a real sleep in! If you have friends and family visiting over Easter feel free to bring them along – entry is $10 for adults and $5 for under 18s for non-members. A reminder that while dads are welcome to run with their kids, men are not permitted to enter the 3km or 6 km events. Also we don’t allow dogs to accompany their owners in any Club races.

Our Summer Series finished up at a crowded Stromlo Forest Park on 20 March. In a close contest Adrian Kennett managed to hold off  Rory O’Sullivan, Peter James and a fast-finishing Simeon Hearnshaw in the men’s series trophy. Annie Schofield was the clear winner in the women’s series, from former winner Louise Sharpe and Sarah Pau. William Bardsley picked up the barrel draw for the juniors, and Terry Levings was the winner of the volunteers’ barrel draw.

The Winter Series commences with the Kingston Physio West Basin 10 mile (16 km) event at 7.30 am on Saturday 28 April. This is a great lead up race for those aiming for the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon on 27 May. Winter Series races are free to Club members, while entry for the Half Marathon is $20 cheaper for Club members. Sign up for the Half Marathon at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=28434.

There is currently a problem accessing Club results through our web page, which we are working to resolve. You can access results directly at http://www.canberrarunner.com.au/index.php?module=Results&action=Results.ListView

And lastly, a reminder that TTS is actually running on Friday this weekend because of Easter. Meet at 7.00 am at the Anzac Park East car park for a run around East Basin, with the option of coffee and/or breakfast afterwards – a great way to start the long weekend.

Upcoming events

9.00 am Sunday 1 April – Jogalong 1.6/3/6km at Weston Park
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April – Australian Running Festival
7.30 am Saturday 28 April – Kingston Physio West Basin 10 mile at Black Mountain Peninsula
12.45 pm Saturday 5 May – North Lyneham 2/3.1/6.2 km at Salkaukus Cr, North Lyneham
9.00 am Sunday 6 May – Jogalong 1.6/3/6km at Weston Park

Yours in running
Carol Ey
Vice President
YCRC

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