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 runs a series of training groups for new or returning runners throughout the year. Details of our programs for 2020 are currently being finalised, and will be posted in January.
Half Marathon Training Program
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.
Details for the 2020 program will be available in January
Canberra Times Marathon Training Group
Hoping to run a PB at the Canberra Times Marathon in April? Need some advice, support and/or motivation? We have the program for you.
The Canberra Times Marathon Training Program is 4 month training program designed to help you reach your running goals through providing information and support. It includes:
a series of information sessions (with notes provided for non-attendees) on topics such as
Components of a marathon training program
Feet and shoes
Looking after yourself
Gym work for marathon runners and
provision of generalised training information, with individualised support provided as required
supervised quality sessions at Stromlo Forest Park (approx. one per week)
group training options, particularly for long runs
a weekly email with training tips and support
Club T-shirt or singlet and
dinner with guest speaker (at own expense) – pre or post marathon, to be determined depending on group preference.
An information session will be held at 6.00 pm on Wednesday 27 November at the YMCA ARC, Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla. You do not have to register before attending this session. The first quality session will be the Spring Series 5k event at Stromlo Forest Park on Tuesday 3 December commencing at 6.15 pm. The timing for further sessions will be negotiated with the group members.
For further information or to register, click here