Wednesday, 25 April 2018

YCRC News

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 with No comments
First up we have the Kingston Physio West Basin 10 mile (16.1 km) event at 7.30 am on Saturday 28 April. This is a great lead up race for those aiming for the YCRC Half Marathon, as well as a good opportunity to run an iconic distance along a scenic course. In addition, Craig Wisdom from Kingston Physio provides a great range of prizes for this event, including barrel draws. So make sure you come along to have a run for a chance to win, and to get your first points in the winter pointscore series.
Our winter series events need volunteers to help with jobs like timing, marshaling and recording. These roles are not complicated or arduous, but our events can't happen without them. If you can help out at any of our winter series races, please contact Dave Osmond at davo.osmond@gmail.com.
Early bird entries for the Half Marathon close on 30 April, so get in now to save yourself $20! Registration is at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=28434
We also need volunteers for the Half Marathon weekend (26 and 27 May). A variety of roles are available, including setup, pack up, drink stations and marshaling. Experienced runners of any speed can volunteer to be a pacer and get free entry.
Timeslots are:
  • Saturday set-up - from 10am for a couple of hours
  • Saturday races- from 1pm for a couple of hours
  • Sunday half- from 7.30 onwards until the race finishes
We will have free snacks and free coffee for volunteers on the Sunday, and there are some gift vouchers just for volunteers who work on either day that will be drawn on the Sunday.
If you can help out, please contact the volunteer co-ordinator, Kat Knope (kat.knope@gmail.com) and mention what time/day you are available, and what you would like to do, if you have a preference. If you’re volunteering as pacer, mention know what time you’re interested in doing.
The Women and Girls’ Jogalong will continue on Sunday 6 May starting at 9.00am.There will be a slight change of check in procedures, to ensure all runners are registered correctly before the event. All members running in the 3k and 6k events will need to get their names checked off the lists at the registration tables. Then 3k runners, and new or returning runners who need a handicap will then go to the respective tables for these activities. If you think you are a member and your name is not on the list we will ask you to complete a one-day registration form, but not charge you the registration fee (we have had a few cases where names have been incorrectly recorded on the membership system).
A reminder that we are still looking for someone to take on the role of preparing the Jogalong Jottings. If we can’t fill this position, we may have to move to an electronic only version. If you are able to help out, contact Lucy Jones at Lucy.Jones@abs.gov.au or Annemarie Calnan at annemariecalnan@icloud.com
And finally, please take the time to register your vote for the YCRC’s Dave Osmond in the ACT Volunteer of the Year awards. Dave is the quiet achiever behind most of our Club events (and has been for many years) as well as being our Treasurer and taking on several other roles. A lot of Club operations wouldn’t happen without his many hours of effort. So say thank you to Dave and go to http://vc-act.org.au/ before voting closes on 29 April (click on the ‘Vote Here’ button at the top of the page).
Upcoming events

  • 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
  • 12.45 pm Saturday 19 May - Stromlo Forest Park 2/4/6 km
  • 2.00 pm Saturday 26 May - YMCA Canberra Half Marathon Eve 2/5 km, Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive, Yarralumla
  • 8.00 am Sunday 27 May - YMCA Canberra Half Marathon, Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive, Yarralumla

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