Friday, 7 April 2017

YCRC News

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, April 07, 2017 with No comments
Australian Running Festival – Best wishes to all participants and volunteers for the weekend.  A large group of ‘Griffins’ just short of 50 runners are again taking part in the marathon.  Peter Thomson has done a lot of work in recruiting Griffins from around the country to come and run another marathon as he seeks to get over 50 Griffin compete the event..  A ‘Griffin’ being a runner who has completed more than 10 Canberra Marathons.  Without our volunteers this weekend would not be possible so a special thank you to them.  Our club does receive a payment from Fairfax events for this help.

Winter Series – 29th April 12:45pm – North Lyneham 2k/3.1k/6.2k – Salkaukas Crescent, North Lyneham.   The 2k starts at 12:45 with the 3.1 and 6.2k at 1pm.  These events are on dirt tracks around a native tree forest.  The 3.1k is a junior point score event and the 6.2k is a senior point score event.  The winners of our point score series are not necessarily those runners that win the most events.  By all means pick and choose between our events and those of the local Parkruns or do both.  Remember our second event on Saturday 6th May – Kingston Physio West Basin 10 Miler start at finish at John Cardiff Close, Black Mountain Peninsula at 7.30am.  Our Winter Series start is after the Australian Running Festival and the School Holidays.

YMCA Canberra Half Marathon – Saturday/Sunday 27/28th May.
The half marathon will be held on Sunday 28th May commencing at 8am from Lennox Gardens.  Entries are now open and the link is https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=23770
On the Saturday we will have a 1.6k Mini Jog for young children and a 5k Fun Run.  More details on these events later in the year.  Entries for the 5k and Mini Jog are taken on the day (Saturday afternoon 27th May).  Please note all finishers in the Mini Jog will receive a medal.

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