Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Meeting Places Gold Coast Marathon Festival

Saturday 3rd July 10km event
We will meet at the North end of the Race Precinct where the tents are going to be situated on Sunday. Take a look at page 6 of your race pack for a good map (in the email they would have sent you) From there the spectators will be able to see the start line and watch the competitors coming into the finishing chute.

Sunday 4th July 42km, 21km & 5km
We will meet at the BTS (Brisbane Tri Squad) tent. It will be located at the North end of the Race precinct in the same location as above.

Sunday 4th July Lunch
Don't forget about our celebratory lunch at Cafe Riviera, 2 Marine Parade, Southport 12:30pm.

Good luck for the weekend see you there.

Happy Running
Renae and Matt

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Brisbane Running Festival 1st August 2010

Sunday 1 August is the Brisbane Running Festival which features several events:
full marathon 42km
half marathon 21km
10km run/walk
3km run/walk
Kids races
The events all start from Southbank - so familiar territory for all of you.

If you have looked at the site: you will notice that the early bird finishes 30 June.

In Training who sponsor the event have offered to extend the early bird payment and offer BRS runners a 20% discount for our biggest team prize at the Twilight UQ event earlier this year.

To Enter and receive the discount:
1. Visit the entry website:
2. Click on your preferred event
3. Check the details and 'add to my entry'
4. Step 1 of 4 - Entry of personal details
a) Team/Organisation Name = Brisbane Run Squad
b) Entry Transfer / Voucher Number enter s-306102 (with all characters & numbers)
Continue with your registration

It is going to be another great running event and a perfect hit out for you before the Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run at the end of August.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Count Down To Gold Coast Marathon Festival

10 Days To Go
We are nearly there! Only 10 days until the Gold Coast Marathon Festival begins, where you can see all your training and hard work put into action. You have all been working extremely hard over the last few months so Matt and I have no doubt you will be fit and ready to go.

Thanks to all those who RSVPd to our post race celebration lunch at Cafe Riviera, 2 Marine Parade, Southport. If you have not yet RSVPd, please email and let us know if you would like to come along.

Don't forget to eat well and stay hydrated over the next 10days to ensure you are in tip top condition, in particular drink plenty of water a few days before the event.

We will be picking up the race packs for everyone competing under the BRS team this Sunday 27 June. We will distribute them at Monday and Wednesday training next week.

Thanks to all of you who recently ordered uniforms. Our supplier has notified us that they will be express posted on Tuesday 29th June, so we should receive them on Thursday or Friday that week. We will bring the uniforms to the Gold Coast Marathon Festival and get them to you Friday night if you are down there then, or meet up with you on the Saturday.

Membership for 2010-2011 Year
When preparing your budget for the next financial year, don't forget to factor in your $30 BRS membership fee! Next membership year commences on July 1 2010 and we are planning some extra benefits for our BRS members, such as reduced session rates for members as our casual rates are going up @ 01 August 2010. Stay tuned for more details!!

Happy Running
Renae and Matt

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Key Updates

State of Origin Sweep
Well done to all BRSers who turned up to training tonight and then rushed home to watch the second State of Origin blitz!
I am pleased to announce the result of our little sweep tonight:
nobody predicted the mamouth win on the part of the Queenslanders, with the highest QLD score predicted by you to be 28 - yee of little faith! Michelle Wood is the clear winner, predicting both the highest score and biggest difference! Well done Michelle!

BRS Ultimate Runners Pack
Don't forget about the opportunity to win the Ultimate Runners Pack.
The Ultimate Runners Pack – valued at over $400 includes

Pair of Mizuno Running Shoes
Pair of Run Performance ‘X-Socks’
BRS Uniform (a running shirt or singlet)
Active Stride Running cap
Pure Sport – 850g Hydration Powder
One month unlimited BRS sessions

To go into the draw to win the Ultimate Runners pack – you must: Attend at least 20 BRS sessions between 31 May – 29 August, Be a BRS member by the time of drawing, and sign on at each session. THANKS to our sponsors - at Southbank.

With 6 sessions down and 20 to go, you are all still in with a chance to win!

Save the Date - Saturday 4 September
In September, BRS will be 1 Year OLD!!! To celebrate we are having a BRS birthday party.
Please save the date! More details coming soon.

Happy Running
Renae and Matt

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Results and What Coming UP!

Queensland Half Marathon
Sunday 6th June saw 15 Brs'ers competing in kids races, 5km, 10km and 21km events with some excellent results.

Some to mention are Matt Cooper running 1:26:06 for the half marathon and finishing 15th overall and 3rd in his catogory. Melissa Ferrara came in at 1:42:04 for the half marathon finishing 6th in her category. Scott Gallen competing in his first half marathon brought it home in 1:46:04, great effort Scott on your first 21Km.

Sam Carpenter has been focusing on the 5km events at training over the past few weeks and ran this race on Sunday. He did it in 24:14, finishing 2nd in his catogory. Awesome!

Well done to everyone else who competed, there were certainly alot of smiles at the end of that event.

Monday Public Holiday Training
This Monday 14th June will be a public holiday. Training will begin EARLIER on this day. Starting at 4:00pm. Duration 1.5hours - a longer endurance run. Don't worry we won't be running constantly for 1.5hours!

State of Origin
Next Wednesday 16th June will be NRL State Of Origin. This is just a quick reminder to be aware of increased traffic conditions on this night. Might want to leave 15 mins earlier. GO QUEENSLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember, your attendance at BRS is needed if you want to go into the draw for the Ultimate Runners pack!

Lunch After Gold Coast Marathon 4 July
To celebrate the achievements at the GCM we have booked lunch at Cafe Riviera on Sunday 4th July (after the marathon finishes) at 12:30pm. We would love for everyone to join us and bring along family and friends.
To enable us to book lunch and notify the cafe, everyone who is interested can you please RSVP to by Sunday 20th June.
We have organised a set menu. 2 courses for $20 including a glass of wine. (e.g. Bruschetta for entree, and ricotta and spinach cannelloni, Bug tail salad, or an eye fillet steak!) Kids meals will be available.
Hope everyone can join us.

Happy Running
Renae and Matt

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ultimate Runners Pack & Race Updates

BRS Ultimate Runners Pack

To encourage our BRS runners to be fitter, stronger and more confident for the 2010 Bridge to Brisbane Run, we are offering our members the opportunity to win the Ultimate Runners Pack.

The Ultimate Runners Pack – valued at over $400 includes
· Pair of Mizuno Running Shoes
· Pair of Run Performance ‘X-Socks’
· BRS Uniform (a running shirt or singlet)
· Active Stride Running cap
· Pure Sport – 850g Hydration Powder
· One month unlimited BRS sessions

To go into the draw to win the Ultimate Runners pack – you must:
· Attend at least 20 BRS sessions between 31 May – 29 August
· Be a BRS member by the time of drawing, 4 Sept at the BRS 1st birthday party
· Sign on at each session

Thanks to our sponsor Active Stride.

Noosa Winter Festival

A big congratulations to all BRS runners who competed in the Noosa Winter Festival. From all accounts it was a fantastic weekend and sporting heaven with running, swimming, and cycling events all in one weekend!

Doomben Half Marathon Festival this Sunday 6 June 2010

For those competing this weekend, don't forget to grab your race packs:

from The Run Inn, 339 Wardell St, Enoggera
Thursday 3rd June 11am-5pm
Friday 4th June 10am-5pm
Saturday 5th June 9am-3pm
or on Sunday 6th June at
Doomben Racecourse from 5am until each race starts

Start Times

7.00am Distance: 21.1km (2 laps) (3 hr cut off time due to road closure and openingtimes).
7.20am Distance: 10km (A fast out and back course with no traffic problems)
8.30am Distance: 5km (A flat out and back course recommended for kids and runners with prams.)
9.30am Distance: 2.2km Fun Walk - One lap of Doomben Racecourse


Free parking will be available inside Doomben Racecourse. The entry to the parking area is off Hampden Street. Please remember if you leaving early please park in the streets around Doomben, as you will be unable to exit from the car park whilst the race is still in progress.

We will be there from 6am - please keep an eye out for the blue and white uniforms.

Gold Coast 3-4 July 2010

Team entries have closed for the Gold Coast Marathon Festival. We have paid for the 25 BRSers who entered the team and received the 10% discount. We will provide you with an invoice at training. Individual entries are still open - No entries, transfers or race changes after 8pm Friday 2 July 2010.

Race Kit Collection:
The Gold Coast Marathon event organisors have advised us they will be in contact with us soon to organise the team kit collection pick up appointments. Therefore, you will not need to individually collect your race kit. We will keep you posted with times etc.

Bridge to Brisbane Race Entry
Entries for the Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Run run are now open.
We have created a Brisbane Run Squad Team. To register as a BRS runner, please use the below instructions:
2. click Enter Now
3. Register as a First Time User - or use your details from 2009
4. click on Competitor Registration
5. click on Join Existing Team - Team number = 85069 (for 10km) OR 48196 (for 5km)
6. follow prompts to complete registration

Happy Running!
Renae & Matt