Thursday, 28 June 2018

YCRC newsletter

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, June 28, 2018 with No comments
There is a lot happening on the running scene at the moment, with winter events in full swing.
Sunday morning is our monthly Jogalong at Weston Park, with the usual 1.6k Minijog for the kids, 3k event and 6k handicap for women and girls. It might be a bit chilly so make sure you have plenty of warm clothes to put on afterwards.
The winter series resumes the following weekend with the Smithy 2/3/6 km event at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturday 7 July. The 2 km starts at 12.45pm, with both the 3 and 6 km events at 1.00 pm. The 3/6k is run on a genuine cross country course, only a small amount of which uses the usual grass track – if it rains be prepared to get pretty muddy! Apart from being great fun, this is good preparation for runners targeting the National Cross Country events which are often run on much tougher courses than the usual Stromlo circuit. The longer events are also pointscore races in the winter pointscore competitions. As usual, these runs are free to members, $10 adults, $5 under 18s for non-members.
On Saturday 21 July we have one of the premier events of the winter season, the Runners’ Shop 2/5/10k at Grevillea Park. These events will be run jointly with AACT and LAACT, and will incorporate the ACT Road Championships. This is a great opportunity to run a fast, flat 5 or 10 k, and is a good lead up to the City to Surf or Canberra Times Fun Run events.
All the 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
We have had to make some changes to our events calendar for the remainder of the year:
  • Due to delays in receiving necessary paperwork, the Committee has decided we will not be able to stage the Capital to Coast event in 2018. We intend to proceed with this great event in August 2019, so keep an eye out for further information early next year.
  • With the shift of the Canberra Times Fun Run until later in September, the September Jogalong will revert back to the first Sunday in September, which is 2 September.
  • Due to road construction on Horse Park Drive, we have decided to reverse the Goorooyaroo Half Marathon course on 15 September. This event will now start at the Mulligans Flat end, off Amy Ackman Street in Forde. Unfortunately this means we are unable to offer a 14k or 3x7 relay options, but the 2x10.5 k relay is still available.
All these changes are reflected in our events calendar on the webpage.
Once again the Club is a strategic partner for the Canberra Times Fun Run being held on 23 September. We are currently communicating with Fairfax Events regarding volunteer requirements and will put the call out once these have been decided.
We are also providing pacers for the 10 km event (note that there is no 14 km option this year). We need two people for each 5 minute slot from a finish time of 40 minutes to 80 minutes ie 40, 45, 50, 55 etc. Pacers receive a free entry in return for running their designated pace. These spots are only available to YCRC Club members. If you are able to assist please contact Paul Trumble ( and let him know your target pace.
Of course, if you or someone you know is looking for some help to achieve their goals for the 10k in the Fun Run (or elsewhere), our designated training group is there to help. Click here for more information or to register.
After another successful Canberra Half Marathon this year, the organising team are starting the preparations for 2019, which will be the 50 running of this event. If you have any memorabilia or stories related to the Half Marathon which could be used as part of the promotion of this event, particularly from the early years, please contact Gemma Ruddick at
A reminder that The Runners Shop June sale is still on, so get in quick to grab some bargains at 76 Dundas Court Phillip or Hibberson St Gungahlin (upstairs next to Anytime Fitness, enter between Gloria Jeans and Central Café). And of course, YCRC members get a discount on all purchases, and the Club benefits as well.
And finally, good luck to all Club members competing in the ACT Cross Country Championships at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturday morning.
Upcoming events:
  • 1 July Women and Girls' Jogalong Weston Park
  • 7 July Smithy 2/3/6k at Stromlo Forest Park
  • 21 July Runners Shop 2/5/10k at Grevillea Park
  • 4 August Dunrossil Drive 2.1/4.2 k Yarralumla
  • 5 August Women and Girls' Jogalong Weston Park


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