YCRC News 7th May 2013
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YCRC News – 6TH May 2013


1.       Winter Series at Stromlo Forest Park -  Saturday 11th May

2.       YMCA Of Canberra Half Marathon Events 18th/19th May 2013

3.       Helpers/Volunteers

4.       Club website/Twitter

5.       Pennington/Longstaff – 6TH July – Venue change.

6.       YMCA Youth Parliament


1.     Winter Series Stromlo Forest Park –Saturday 11th May

We have condensed the program for this weekend and hope that this format suits all and run times as indicated below continue for the rest of our time at SFP.


Don’t forget the results are up on our website normally.


The program for Saturday 11th May

10am – 2k – Primary School Children (2 times 1k loop reverse)


10.15am – 4k – High School/College Students (2 times 2k loop in reverse).  Anyone wishing to do 6k can add additional 2x1k loop.


10.30am – 3k – Parents/Others (2 times 1.5k loop in reverse)


11. am – 8k YCRC Club run Senior (2 times 2.5k loop in reverse and 2 times 1.5k loop)


2.     YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon Events – 18TH/19th May

Quick link for secure online Individual Entries:

For those not able to run a half we do have a 5km Fun Run on the Saturday and a 1.6km Mini Jog for young children.  Both event free to club members and those entered in the half.

If you are not running, why not offer your services as a volunteer and email me 

If the quick link does not work for you please check that you have used https://

There will be no events at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturday 18th May


3.       Helpers/Volunteers

All YCRC events are organised and managed by volunteers.  To survive we need your assistance.  If you can help at any of our winter series events please contact David Osmond @   

4.       New Club Website/Twitter

The following was posted as a News Item on the club website by Geoff Sims the club president.  Follow us on Twitter @YCanRun for latest club news and updates.  Tweets will also post to Facebook.

The club's new website is now live at Results history from the CanberraRunner website are preserved and accessible from the new website.  Thanks to YMCA staff for development work and to Mick Corlis for his assistance with the transition.

Further website developments, including news postings, will follow.  Member comments are invited to


5.       Pennington/Longstaff

The Jack Pennington and Rosemary Longstaff Trophy races are listed in the program for 6th July at Weston Park.  Due to the construction work in Weston Park, Weston Park is not available.  These events will now be held at Yarralumla Oval, Yarralumla.

6.       YMCA Youth Parliament

About the YMCA ACT Youth Parliament

The YMCA ACT Youth Parliament gives Canberra’s young people a unique chance to participate in authentic parliamentary and legal processes, to develop leadership and advocacy skills and to build lasting friendships. Youth Parliament is an annual program which provides participants with a valuable opportunity to speak out on the issues that are closest to them.


Youth Members will create a Bill with the aim of solving a problem they are passionate about. Throughout the program they will research the problem, propose alternative solutions and negotiate amongst themselves the best possible solution. Participants will then collaborate to write a piece of draft legislation to be presented to the Youth Parliament. This Bill is then debated on the floor of the ACT Legislative Assembly as part of week-long residential camp. Youth Parliamentarians will also represent their electorates and their peers as advocates for youth issues and provide youth perspectives on the governance of the ACT during additional Parliamentary debates.


The YMCA ACT Youth Parliament program gives young people aged 15-25 a forum in which to express their opinions and learn about legal and parliamentary processes. Importantly, the program also offers young people an opportunity to build lasting personal friendships and professional networks across the ACT. Young people of all cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the program and come together to debate issues facing our young people as well as the wider population.

For more information and to access application forms, please see our website or send us an email at


Jenny McCombe

Chief Executive Officer

YMCA of Canberra

P- (02) 6230 6224

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Ken Eynon  - YCRC Committee

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