The YCRC conducts a number of training groups to assist members with their running goals. Club training groups are conducted by members who volunteer their time and expertise to facilitate these groups. All runners must be members of the YCRC and pay the appropriate registration fee.
Tuesday Thursday Saturday Training Group (TTS)
This training group caters for social runners of mixed ability whose training times range from 4 min/km to 7.30 min/km. The group meets at Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive (near the toilet block) at 6:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and meets at various venues around Canberra at 7:00 am on Saturdays. The group meets all year round.
Midweek runs go for about an hour while Saturday runs are generally longer with a coffee or breakfast afterwards at a local cafe. The atmosphere of this group is very social providing members with an opportunity to train and socialise with other runners. A number of our more experienced members and distance runners will be training with the group, so it is also a good opportunity to get advice on any of your running questions.
Groups of TTS runners also attend events outside Canberra such as the Melbourne Marathon Festival and the Queenstown Marathon in New Zealand. So if you are looking for some company on an interstate trip ask around to see if others are planning to attend. During Autumn the TTS assists with the YCRC Half Marathon Training Group (see below) by running with the participants each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. A detailed program for the Saturday run locations is produced quarterly.
Planning on running the Canberra Times Fun Run? Need a group to train with? We have the group for you.
The Canberra Times Fun Run Training Program is a 6-week training program designed to help you reach your running goals and the trainers from the YMCA Canberra Runners Club will be with you every step of the way. This program is designed for beginner runners wanting to participate in their first fun run, runners who've had a break and want to get back into regular training, runners who want to improve their CT Fun Run time, and runners who hate running alone and need some running buddies.
Starting on Sunday 29 September we train twice a week: Wednesday (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) and Sunday (from 7:30 a.m.) for 6 weeks. Our training base is Kuttabul Place, Acton near the Ferry Terminal.
The Club is conducting a training group for beginning runners or for those runners who are returning to running after a break. The training group will be targeting the 5 km Fun Run at the Australian Running Festival on 13 April 2019. Those aiming for other events, including the 10 km Fun Run are also welcome.
The program will commence on Tuesday 19 February 2019 and run for eight weeks, with a celebratory run on Tuesday 16 April, the week after the event. Group training is held on three mornings each week – Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) and Sunday (from 7:30 a.m.). Our training base is the entry to Weston Park in Yarralumla. Members are also welcome to participate in YMCA Canberra Runners Club events as part of their training. Any additional training suggested will need to be undertaken by participants in their own time.
Experienced runners will walk/jog at each group training session and will provide advice, support and encouragement throughout the program.
Faster and Further 2019! YCRC Winter Training Program
Do you wish you could run? Do you want to improve your Park Run time? Do you want to run further than you can right now? Just want to get off the coach and shed some winter weight? Now’s the time to start.
This 8-week training program is designed for those who want to start running, those who run regularly but want to go faster and further, for those who used to run and need help to start again, and those who hate running alone and need some running buddies.
Our 2019 program starts on Sunday 28 July and concludes on 22 September. This structured program allows runners to develop fitness and running strength in a fun and supportive environment.
Training is on three mornings each week – Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) and Sunday (from 7:30 a.m.). Our training base is Kuttabul Place, Acton near the Ferry Terminal.
This 13-week Training Program prepares runners for the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon. It is suitable for those looking to move up to the half marathon from 10 km events and those who are returning to distance running.
The program begins in March and concludes in May each year, and provides a structured build up to completing your first half-marathon or improving your half-marathon experience.
The program works in with the TTS group schedule with training on three mornings each week – Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) and Saturdays (from 7:00 a.m.). Our training base is Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive Yarralumla (near the toilet block) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and various venues around Canberra on Saturdays.
More information and registration is available here.