YCRC News 22nd May
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YCRC News – 22nd May 2013


1.       Winter Series at Stromlo Forest Park -  Saturday 25th May

2.       YMCA Of Canberra Half Marathon Events  -

3.       Club website/Twitter

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

5.       Helpers/Volunteers

6.       Martin Dent – Australian Representative

7.       YMCA Youth Parliament


1.     Winter Series Stromlo Forest Park –Saturday 25th May

We have condensed the program again 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.

Saturday 25th May 2013 – Program

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

·       10.15am – 5/6k – High School/College Students (2 times 2.5k loop).  Anyone wishing to do 6k can add additional 2x1k loop.

·       10.30am – 3k – Parents/Others (2 times 1.5k loop

· – 7.5k YCRC Club run Senior  (3 times 2.5k loop


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

Thank you to all runners and club members who helped on the weekend, in what was another very successful half marathon weekend.   Photographs taken by David Appleby on Saturday can be viewed at the following link.

David has taken over 1,000 photographs on Sunday and needs a few days to sort them out before providing a link.

Photographs taken on Sunday by Kerry Boden can be viewed at this link




3. New Club Website/Twitter


You can now follow the club on twitter @YCanRun for latest club news and updates.

Tweets also posted to Facebook


The clubs new website now lives at 


4.     Pennington/Longstaff  6th July

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.

5.     Helpers/Volunteers for club events

The YCRC club depends heavily upon the help of its members to conduct our weekly events.  Please conduct David Osmond @


6.     Martin Dent – Selected to represent Australia


Local well known athlete Martin Dent has been selected to represent Australia at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (Russia) in August.


Athletics Australia made the announcement of the marathon and racing walking teams this morning. 11 athletes (five men and six women) have been selected, making it the biggest marathon team to represent Australia at a major championship. Unfortunately the two pre-selected athletes, Lisa Weightman (VIC) and Michael Shelley (QLD) have withdrawn from the team but still leaving a strong team of four men and five women. The teams are:


Men – Martin Dent (ACT), Scott Westcott (NSW), Jeff Hunt (NSW), Shawn Forrest (VIC).


Women – Jane Fardell (NSW), Lauren Shelley (WA). Jess Trengove (SA), Benita Willis (QLD), Nikki Chapple (VIC).


7.     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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