YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon training group 2012

YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon training group 2012

The YMCA of Canberra Runners Club is conducting a half marathon-training group to prepare participants for the YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon on 20 May 2012. It is aimed at novices – those runners who have not completed this distance before and are attracted by the challenge! However, it is also open to people who may have run the distance some time ago and want to return to distance running. This will be the second year of the program although it is similar to a program conducted successfully by the ACT Cross Country Club that has nurtured over 300 runners to their first half marathon.

The program will start on 25 February 2012 and finish with a celebratory recovery run on the Tuesday after the half marathon. Group training will take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at various venues around Canberra. Members will also be encouraged to participate in the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club events where possible as part of their training. Any additional training suggested will need to be undertaken by participants in their own time.

A brief information session will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 8 February at the YMCA Centre on Maclaurin Street, Chifley which is off Eggleston Crescent and up from the Chifley Shops.. The full program for the Group will be available on that day with the first run scheduled for 7am on Saturday 25 February at Lennox Gardens.

Experienced runners with many marathons and half marathons behind them will run/jog with participants at each group session.

More information from email – halfmarathon.YCRC@ymca.org.au

NOTE – You must be a member of the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club to join this training program.

Training Group Registration costs $170 and includes a free T shirt and drink bottle.

Online registration click here.