Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wraps Ups, Weekend, BRS downtime...

Mt Tamborine Wrap UP!

What a weekend!!
Saturday.....well as you can see below, it started muddy! from when we all arrived at 5am to the Mountain the rain was relentless. In true spirit, our 8 trail runners took to the wet track, conquering the 8 or 15km run. They braved hills, and plenty of them! slipping, sliding, but finishing all with smiles on their faces!

MASSIVE Well done to Hannah for coming in 8th overall and 1st female in the 15km event. Matt was in his element coming 13th in his category. Keeters came in 5th overall too in the 8.5km event!!

Great work to our muddy crew (who were also caught rinsing themselves in a drain!!)


Sunday
On Sunday we had even more BRSers taking part! Keeters in the 100km cycle (that finished with a 10km mountain climb!), Gill, Jan, Matt and Arn in the 25km cycle, Dom, Vicki, Natalie, Gemma, Renae, and Karen completed the 10km and Leandra, Will, Sean and Andrew tackled the 21km event. WOW what a scenic run. One of the best events I have done in a while. Quite tree lined streets, constant corners, hills, and clean air!
It was a pleasure to run and the event was quite well organised. I will definitely be back!!

It was wonderful staying up there for the weekend....and even better that a few others did too so we could catch up for some beer tasting at the local brewery on Saturday afternoon :-)


BRS Ho Ho Ho Homicide & Annual Awards

MASSIVE thanks to all who attended and the amount of effort that went into their costumes.
and HUGE thank-you to Matt too as if you saw the organisation that went behind it......you would be amazed he pulled it off!




There was certainly intrigue, bribery, lies, excitement and of course murder!!
Our Murder Mystery prizes were sooooo hard! but the elves, reindeer, and claus family voted:
Best Performance - Jingle (the victim, Pete C), closely followed by Blinky (Sam C)
Best Dressed - Blitzen (Michele Wh), closely followed by Mrs Claus (Renae)
Super Sleuths - Snappy, Rudolph, Cupid (Claire, Steve, Janet)
Money Bags - Postmaster (Jan)

Thanks heaps again for your enthusiasm and energy during the night! I heard it was a BIG one for some!!!

BRS Annual Prizes
We presented our annual prizes at the Party. Our very worthy winners:
Most Consistent: Jill M, not only for her attendance at training, social events, + BRS on Tour, but for her ongoing dedication to running!
Most Improved: Hannah F! she just keeps on going from strength to strength and getting faster and faster!! a few other mentions include Jenny R, and Amy Jones!!!!
Runners Runner: Willy T!!! definitely a well deserved winner of our People's favourite award!!! you are a consistent inspiration and training wouldn't be the same without your crazy smile and can do attitude

A MASSIVE year for us and all our BRSers!!! thanks heaps for another wonderful year of running, friendship and experiences.

BRS Downtime  

A correction to our BRS Calendar:
The last BRS Session is Wednesday 18th December and the first one back is Wednesday 1st January 2014!! closed from Thursday 19th - December 31st

Lets all start the year with a cruisey 1 hour run around the river on new years day evening!!!  












Xmas & Holiday Dinner
Another correction to the BRS Calendar......
With us and many others going away, we have decided to have the breakup dinner this Monday 16th December.
When: Monday 16th December
Where: the Ship Inn, Southbank
Time: 7pm after training
RSVP: to info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au

Saturday Session - OPTIONS!
This week we are giving you a few options!!!

When: Saturday 14th December
Where: Meet at Kobblers Cafe on the Corner of Morgan Terrace and Simpsons Road, Bardon
http://goo.gl/maps/jAthb
What: a Mt Cootha run with Matt, or a flatter run along the Enoggera path with Renae & Arn
Time: 6am-7:30am - followed by breaky at Kobblers!
Cost: $2!

PHEW!!!

I think that is it!

Happy Running
See you soon!

Renae & Matt




Thursday, December 5, 2013

Active Stride - Xmas Shopping time...Saturday Run

Saturday Session: It’s all happening at Active Stride
A message from Active Stride……..
Active Stride is increasing the range of Sports Instruments we stock, which includes heaps of parts and accessories to help you get the most out of your units, so this means we're reducing our focus on shoes and clothing. This means GREAT DEALS on SHOES at our warehouse!
This weeks Warehouse Deals:
- 25% off all Nike (including current GPS, Flyknit and Free ranges),
- 25% off all Zoot Triathlon shoes and clothing
- 25% off all adidas Eyewear

Active Stride VIP Bonus (which includes VIP clubs):...
- Buy any pair of shoes and receive an extra 10% of any and all subsequent pairs (additional pairs up to the value of the first pair, INCLUDES already discounted shoes, must show VIP card)

These deals last until 4pm this Saturday at the Active Stride Warehouse. Let all your friends and club mates know. Once we sell out, we've sold out. Don't let them miss out!
Here's a deal that'll make you want Christmas to arrive! Place a $500 deposit for a Garmin Vector (total price $1495) to arrive by 20 December and receive a FREE Garmin Edge 510. This is being offered for a limited time only, and stock will be allocated in the order deposits are placed. Order online, on phone or in store but order now! http://www.activestride.com.au/p-1304-garmin-vector-plus-free-garmin-edge-510.aspx
So this Saturday we will be running from Active Stride, Westend
Saturday Session
When: Saturday 7th December
Where: Active Stride, 15 Musgrave Street, West End
Time: 6am – 7:30am
What: long run, followed by Coffee, Yarps, and Shopping!!!!!! Why not finish with some Christmas shopping at Active Stride!
Cost: $2!
See you there!!!
 
BRS – Ho Ho Ho…its Holiday Party time!
Bring on our Annual Holiday and Birthday Party this Saturday night 7th December at the Fox Hotel.
I can’t wait to see the costumes for our Murder Mystery Party and to present our BRS awards for 2013!
See you all there!!!!
Renae & Matt
P.S. a Tamborine Wrap up to come.............

Thursday, November 21, 2013

BRS Party + Orienteering Wrap Up + Saturday Session + Fast track wrap

BRS Christmas Party 2013
'A Murder Mystery Party, everybody gets a character! '

When:            Saturday 7th December
Time:              7pm - 11pm
Where:           The Fox Hotel, Atrium Room.  71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane.
What:             BRS combined birthday and Christmas party
Cost:              $40 per person - Please deposit into the BRS Account with your Name as reference. BSB: 814 282  Account: 31099466 or cash at training

You get, 4 hours of awesome fun + entertainment +  food platters + a mini substantial meal + awards. There will be a cash bar for drinks!

RSVP:             Email by Monday 2nd December *first in, best characters!!*

You must RSVP by Monday 2 Dec to give us time to send you your character role and for you to organise suitable character attire.  info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au

See your Invite from BRS Headquarters here!


BRS Orienteering Wrap - the GREAT Tent Raiser, A GREAT success!
Thanks to the 38 runners and walkers to participated in our Tent Raiser Orienteering last Saturday!
We also received some extra donations, so thank you to everybody who contributed. 
We raised a whopping $804.00 - we are going to have the best, well branded, most awesome Team Tent EVER!!  it will be unstealable! 

Our mighty teams on the day










Saturday Session

This week we head to New Farm park for our weekend run
When: Saturday 23rd November
Where: New Farm Park Rotunda
Time:  6am-7:30am
What: 1.5 hour run + coffee + markets for those keen!!

Cost: free this weekend. We will not be there as we have a wedding at the cost, so there will be no refreshments. Please ensure you bring your own water bottle for post run! 

Fast Track Wrap

Prizes have arrived! BIG congratulations again to our Fast Track Teams:
$100 voucher for Fastest Team = Matt C, Ben G, Andy, Nick, Renae 
$50 voucher for Most Improved team = Will, Jan, Adam, Karen, Steve G
Fastest  overall = Matt Cooper! 
Well done team! 


Happy Running

Renae & Matt

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Saturdays run

This week we hit Southbank for a cruisy run before mousdash mount cootha run on Sunday!!

Meet : 6am at the stairs near streets beach
Parking: park in Southbank car park $2 out by 9am
  Park in middle near exit to MAx brenner! Stairs are right there
Time : 6am-7:30 am
What: long run followed by a quick dip in Southbank lagoon if it is hot enough then coffee and breaky and of course yarps
Cost : $2

We are pumped about our tent raiser orienteering on 16th nov we hope to see as many of you there as possible

Happy renae and Matt

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saturday session

This Saturday marks one year since Parkrun came to Southbank! We have been involved with Southbank Parkrun during the year hosting a month and providing volunteers to help guide the 200 plus runners across the line.

To celebrate their birthday Gareth and the crew have planned a big morning!

They are trying to break the Parkrun record hoping to get 800 runners hitting the pavement!  Followed by random prize draws!

So lets have some bRSers running for a record!

Saturdays run

Where: meet at the  steps near streets beach near the toilet block! Park underneath Southbank near the middle and exit near max brenner for only $2 out by 9am!

Time: meet at 6am for a 50min run followed by Parkrun at 7am!

What: BRS run and then a 5km Parkrun helping to break the record!!

Plus Parkrun prize draws and brS coffees!!!

Note: Matt and I won't be there this weekend so no refreshments or a place to put your keys.

Happy running

See you Monday!!

Renae and matt

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Edition....it is all about our Partners!!

We have some fantastic Collaboration Partners....this is how they want to reward you for being a BRS Member!!

RechargeHQ - Our Massage Specialists

A message from Matt at RechargeHQ:
We would like to welcome back our wonderful sports massage therapist, Caroline Drummond, from her working tour of China with the Under 17’s Matildas.
 
To get back into the swing of things Caroline would like to offer all BRS Members:
$10 off her 1hour massages, but only for October so hurry in!!
 
Like us on Facebook and save yourself another $10 off 1 hour massages!
If you haven’t seen our fantastic new premises or tested Caroline’s healing hands then what a great opportunity.
 
Call us on 07 3392 3020 to secure your spot.
Allsports Physio and Recharge HQ
Level 2, 22 Baildon St. Kangaroo Point

QLD Orthodics & Podiatry/Andrew Barlow Podiatry - Our Foot experts!!

Amanda and the staff at Qld Orthodics and Andrew Barlow Podiatry have a great offer for our BRS Members.

A free 10min shoe assessment  


and


$10 off your initial consultation......




AND







$25 off a biomechanical assessment or Orthodics!




*see Renae or Matt for a Brochure to claim your specials!!

Call now 1300 305 664

Two Locations: Ashgrove + the City






Active Stride & Endura Team up for our Saturday Session!

This Saturday Active Stride will be opening especially for us at 7:45am after our run!
Robson will have some post race Endura drinks for us to try + you can ask him for shoe advice + get your membership card + browse and shop!!!

Active Stride have also joined our prize team for the Tent Raiser......meaning more awesome prizes to be won, just by entering!!

Saturday Session:
When: Saturday 26th October
Time: 6am-7:30am
Where: leave from Active Stride, 15 Musgrave Street West End
What: 1.5 hour run
Cost: $2

Why not hang around to try some Endura products, chat to Robson and of course followed by a coffee!!!

See you all soon

Happy Running
Renae & Matt



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weekly Wrap up + our 16th November event...all details are revealed

Wednesday night

A massive night!!

It started with a surprise 5km time trial and finished a visit from Amanda from QLD Orthodics and Podiatry and Andrew Barlow Podiatry!

5km records fell and new ones were created! well done team.

Amanda took us through all things feet! Stretching, common running foot injuries and more!
Please see me for your $10 discount voucher kindly offered by Amanda and her practice.

Saturday Session

With the Brisbane Sky Run, also known as Mousdash on 10th November is a key lead up event for our goal event, Mt Tamborine. This weekend, we will do a reccy of Mousdash in the new course format.

When: 19th October
Where: Meet at the Planetarium Carpark off Mt Cootha Road
Time: 6am-7:30am
What: a 10.5km Run around Mt Cootha, and a little extra for those that finish early!!
Cost: $2

Enter the event here and find out more details: http://www.weekendwarriorevents.com.au/our-events/the-mousdash.html


DRUM ROLL.......
Find out all the details about our 16th November event here!! 
Our very own Urban Adventure Race for a good cause!!


Happy Running
Renae & Matt



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thanks + Saturday Session + Saturday 16th...few more details

THANKS!!
Thanks to those who attended our dinner on Wednesday night to celebrate the imminent birth of Baby Coops.
Thanks to those who contributed to a gift, meaning we were able to buy them an awesome Toy Box (which we only found out on Wednesday was exactly what they wanted!!) and fill it full of first week essentials for keeping mum and dad awake and fed!

Good luck to Matt and Liss



Saturday Session

This week we will head to the Regatta Hotel for our long run and more importantly, post run breaky!!

When: Saturday 12th October, 2013
Where: Meet in the Regatta Hotel Carpark on Sylvan Road Toowong
What: after a big week of BRS sessions, Fasttrack Series, and dinners...here are a few options, including a lighter option!
Meet at 6am for the 11km loop, followed by 30mins stretching - finishing approximately 7:30am, followed by Breaky
Meet at 6am for a 1.5 hour run, followed by breakfast
Those who are dying to do a 2 hour run, meet at 6am and knock yourself out!!

Times: 6am kick off

See you all there!!

Saturday 16th November - Place keeper more details....

Last week I asked you to set aside 16th November..... 
Tell your friends, tell your families put time aside from 6am - 9am
There will be chances to win heaps of prizes from:

  • Mizuno
  • The Ship Inn
  • Qld Orthotics and Podiatry + Andrew Barlow Podiatry
  • RechargeHQ
  • Aqua Treadmill Sessions (great for Rebab)
  • AND MORE.......
Am I building the suspense enough...

Happy Running, see you soon

Renae & Matt


Thursday, October 3, 2013

RSVP Baby Party + Saturday Session + Placekeepers!

Baby Team Matt & Liss is on its way....could down is on 4 weeks to go!

Come and help us with the soon to be parents best of luck and to offer our support for the coming months!

When: This Wednesday 9th October
TIme: 7pm after training
Where: The Ship Inn
What: Best of Luck awesome coaches and BRSers Matt and Liss! A great time to catch up for a drink and chat!

RSVP: info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au  If you are keen to put in a little something for their gift, please mention it your email RSVP!!


Saturday Session

Last week we went on an off-Road adventure through the Enoggera Reservoir! an adventure it was!
Around the lake was beautiful single track before we hit the fire trails of rolling hills!  the air was fresh, the scenery tranquil and the company excellent!! We will definitely be heading back there in our preparation of Tour de Tamborine.

This Saturday, we are back to the road!! Well paths actually, lets hit Southbank and Southbank Park Run.

When: Saturday 5th October
Where: Meet on the Stairs near Streets Beach. Parking is $2 under Southbank, enter the carpark, go to the middle and you will see a Pay Machine and an exit that comes out at Max Brenner, as very short stroll to where we will meet.!  Best place to park and be out by 9am.
Time: 6am - 7:45am
What: a 50min run followed by Park Run Southbank at 7am. www.parkrun.com.au/southbank  a free timed 5km run around Southbank. See their website for more details.
Cost: $2 for refreshments

Followed by Breaky and a chat!!

Placekeepers -

Save the Date Saturday 16th November
Come one come all...
Please put a placekeeper in your diary for Saturday 16th November 6am-10am.
More details coming soon!

Save the Date Saturday 7th December - Xmas & Bday Party
6pm onwards....more details coming soon

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Saturday Session - lets hit off road!!

Last week we combined a cycle + trail run, or a road + trail run....

What a session, what a hit!!

So whats up for this Saturday?

Saturday Session

We are heading to Enoggera Reservoir for a Trail run!!!
This week will be 2 hours of running on trails. As with last week, we will ensure the group stays together by looping back at every intersection! Everyone is challenged, everyone has fun!!

Where: Meet at the Brisbane Forest Information Centre Carpark, Off Mt Nebo Road
Map reference http://goo.gl/maps/zfdL3  - approx 11km from CBD
Look for this sign!


We will be doing the Enoggera Reservoir Circuit....for a bit of a description, see

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1958824


What: a 11km circuit on varying terrain! We will start a second loop out and back depending on how we are going for time!
Time: Meet at 6am
Cost: $2!

Happy running

Renae & Matt

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Saturday - what do you feel like doing + Nick's Top Tips

Saturday Session

Well, there is something for everybody this Saturday. here goes:

When: Saturday 21st September

Location: Slaughter Falls Car Park - Sir Samuel Griffith Dr near intersection of Birdwood Terrace - Mt Cootha

What and Time:
Meet at 6am:  Cycle + Trail Run = 1 hour road cycle with Matt + 1 hour Trail run with the rest of the crew!
Meet at 6am: Road run + Trail Run = 1 hour Road run with Renae + 1 hour Trial run with the rest of the crew!
Meet at 6am Road run 1 hr
Meet at 7am Trial run 1 hr

Cost: $2

Nicks Top Tips

One of our favourite BRSers has kindly offered his tips to staying injury free and recovering from tough runs!!

I personally have been doing the constructive rest pose!! it is gold!! 


An article about the Psoas and its importance. The article mentions constructive rest.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Good Luck Halfers + Saturday Session

GOOD LUCK to our BRSers participating in the inaugural Sunshine Coast 1/2 Ironman this weekend!
GOOOOOOO BRS

Big congratulations to our BRSer Pete and Natascha who had their wedding last Sunday and have left for a fabulous European Honeymoon! 

Saturday Session

This week we head to Active Stride, West End!
Active Stride one of our sponsors has a shop at Westend. As a BRS member, you are entitled to 10% discount! So if you need running supplies, join us on Saturday!

When:  Saturday 14th September 
Where: 15 Musgrave Street West End  (plenty of parking that time of the morning!) 
Time: 6am-8am
What:  this week, we will continue with our run + strength & conditioning session so
1.20min run, + 30min strength & conditioning + stretching OR
a 2 hour run! 
Cost:  $2 

Followed by Coffee/breaky!

Active Stride will be open at 9am! so join us for a run and breaky then drop in for your supplies!
See you all soon!

Fast Track Spring Series
We have 2 teams in the Fast Track Series this Spring.  http://www.chem.net.au/fasttrack/ 
It is a great series, 4 x 7km scenic runs, over 8 weeks, on Wednesdays!  You can run anytime between 6:30am & 2pm! It is timed so you can see progress over the 8 weeks. 

Our teams are:
Matt C, Andy D, Ben G, Nick M, Renae
Will, Jan, Steve G, Karen, Adam

Both teams had a smashing start!! well done! 

Happy running 

Renae & Matt 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

We just turned 4! Whats Up Next & Saturday Session




HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY BRS!

Matt and I sometimes have thought about what life was like before BRS.....but now how much fuller it is with BRS in our lives!  I can't imagine going a week or month without seeing the smiling faces, hearing the goss about the streets, and helping people to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Not only do we get to see people grow fitter and healthier through running, but we get to see our members become more confident in themselves, make fantastic life time friends and generally have more fulfilling healthier lives from being part of the BRS family!

As always we will celebrate another year of BRS in suitable style! We are again combining the Xmas and Birthday party so stay tuned for more details.

Thanks BRS members for making BRS so awesome and a happy place to run!!   Thanks to Kathy for her lovely facebook message and reminder!!

A big thanks to Matt and Liss for helping us out this year with coaching, rallying the troops and generally being awesome!!

and of course to our awesome sponsors who have been there for us since the beginning! Mizuno, Active Stride, and the Ship inn! We couldn't be as big and bold without you!

Our Next BRS Goal.......Tour de Tamborine

Well it is that time of year...

  • Gold Coasts is over....Tough Mudder has been smashed....BRS on Tour has come and gone
    :-(......and generally individual goals have been conquered...
  • This is the time of year people start to lose their way or become unmotivated to keep running and keep healthy!
  • So we have a new goal to get you right up to the silly season. 

Our next BRS focus event is the Tour de Tamborine. That means the next 12 weeks, we will focus our training on getting BRS ready for this event! One of the huge benefits of the Tour de Tamborine – Mountain Sports Festival is the variety of options of events and distances to choose from. It is in its 11th year and there is something for everybody!!

You can choose to Trail run, Road Run, and/or Cycle! the options are a plenty (even winery visits!!).
Check out our Factsheet for more information and enter now
http://www.brisbanerunsquad.com.au/downloads/BRS%20Tour%20de%20tamborine%202013.pdf

Date/CostDatesName & Password
Tour de Tamborine
http://tourdetamborine.com.au/
30th November - 01st DecemberBrisbane Run Squad

BRS 123


Saturday Sessions

Over the next 3 months we will be mixing up the train and format of our Saturday sessions.
We will be offering 1 hr ride/1 hr run sessions for our runners participating in the Noosa Triathlon (and any one else who wants to cycle!)
We will be offering Trail Sessions to help us get ready for Tour de Tamorine
We will be offering 30min Strength and Conditioning sessions after  a long run!

So keep an eye on Facebook and the blog to see whats happening each Saturday. As we get tired towards the end of the year, we need variety to keep us keen!

This Saturday......is a Run + Strength and Conditioning or Run + Park Run or Just RUN!!

When: 7th September
Where: Meet New Farm Park Rotunda
What:  options:
6am - 7:20am - long run + 30mins Strength & Conditioning with Matt L
6am-8am - long run
6am-6:50am - warm up run - 7am New Farm Park Run  http://www.parkrun.com.au/

* no markets this weekend - so maybe to Vue for coffee/breaky!!

Happy Running
Renae & Matt


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Saturday Session + Bday Party update

Saturday Session

This week's Saturday session will be from Southbank. Meet on the stairs at Streets Beach, near the Southbank toilets.

When: Saturday 31st August
Where: Stairs near Streets Beach Southbank. Park for only $2 (in after 5am out by 9am) in the under cover Southbank Car Park. You can park in the middle of the carpark and there is a door straight out to Max Brenners which leads you to the Streets Beach stairs.
Time: Meet 6am - 8am
What: a long run for a few hours OR 1hr 20mins run + 30min S&C workout with Matty! (if you are meeting for the workout, meet us at 7:20am  back at Streets Beach)

Cost: $2

Be there, followed by a coffee + breaky at Sweetopia!

BRS Birthday Party

As per the calendar, we were planning on having the BRS birthday next Saturday 7th September....however we are postponing and combining it with our Xmas Holiday party sometime in November - Date to be confirmed!!


Good luck to all those participating in the Bridge to Brisbane this weekend!  Enjoy!

We are finalising our plan of attack for the new BRS Team goal, we are excited, I hope you are too.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Saturday Session + Tough Mudder Wrap + Whats next?

Saturday Session

With Tough Mudder sessions over , its time to head back to some of our old favourite running places!
With the Jan Power Markets on at New Farm...a prime spot for our Saturday run this week!

When: Saturday 24th August
Where: Meet at the Rotunda, New Farm Park
Time: 6am-8am
What: long run, followed by a trip to the markets and breaky!!
Cost: $2

It is supposed to be fabulous weather, so bring it on!!

For those of you who haven't had enough mudder action....join us at 6am for a 1.15 hour run, followed by one of Matt's 30min Mudder program workouts in the park. If so, bring a towel and water bottle.

See you all then!

Tough Mudder

What a day!! a strong BRS team of 25 made their way to the first Sunshine Tough Mudder last Saturday morning. With nerves building, butterflies in tummies, and general excitement, we all climbed the wall to get to the start line for our 7:30am kick off. We got down on one knee, chanted thou shall not race, but see this as a challenge! thou shall not leave any man, woman, child behind........then it was GAME ON!!

We split into groups to tackle the 18km course, scattered with psychological and physical demanding obstacles, from Arctic ice baths, to jumping off 15m high platforms, to crawling through dark underground tunnels, to swinging across the most hard core monkey bars I've ever seen! I'm sure they were easier in the playground!

And Matt and I can honestly say....BRS smashed it!!!!  The teams tackled every obstacle that was thrown in their way with gusto!! they helped out their team mates, and random mudders, dragged, pulled, pushed, and encouraged their mudder mates through 10,000 volt electricity, the skate bowl from hell, log carries, and maintained nerves of steel crawling through water filled pipes and cages!

Everybody crossed the line with the biggest most satisfying faces, grins from ear to ear!

Matt and I hope that the 13 week Tough Mudder Program prepared you well for the event and gave you confidence to tackle the things that were thrown your way. We thoroughly enjoyed it and a massive congratulations to all who participated!

if you haven't already, check out the awesome photos from our supporters!!
https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.580405702016831.1073741847.101806529876753&type=3


So whats next?
With the Beginners program finishing in May, the Tough Mudder Prep program finishing last week, and the Gold Coast Marathon festival done and dusted for another year, many of you have been asking so whats the next big thing, what do we focus on now!! 

Well Matt and I have some ideas to keep you loving running all the way to the festive season!
There are heaps of fun runs on the calendar......and we will add some events to spice it up!

Stay Tuned

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What our mudders & runners will be up to Saturday!

The time has come!!!!

After 13 weeks of blood (yes!), sweat (plenty) and maybe even some tears, we are finally only 1 sleep away for our Tough Mudder Challenge. 

With a fierce team of 25 fierce BRS Warriors, we will approach the start line at 7:30am tomorrow morning! A chilly August morning for a few ice baths, and mud crawls, but the first wave which is a great result! 

We cannot wait to report how we all go and debrief on the race conditions! Non mudders, I am sure your thoughts will be with us!!

Some Final REMINDERS:

RACE START TIME: 7:30am Saturday 17th August -we are the first wave!! that means the course will schmick as!

ARRIVAL TIME: Registration opens at 6:30am - we recommend arriving at registration at 6:30am * remember it is a 20min walk from car park to rego

MEETING POINT: NO later than 7am near the Gear Tent  after you have 1. registered  2. had your head / arm numbered (if you miss us, see you in the start shoot!)

EVENT LOCATION: Caloundra Downs, End of Racecourse Rd, Bells Creek, QLD 4551 - it is approx 1hour drive from Brisbane Northside

COURSE:
Course map is in the info pack. Familiarise yourself with it.
We also suggest getting familiar with the standard mudder obstacles - http://toughmudder.com.au/obstacles/  they even give you some strategies

TOP TIPS
·         Have a nice healthy dinner full of protein and carbs!!
·         Continue hydrating NOW!! 
·         Get organised NOW make sure you have everything!
·         Get nutrition sorted for the race
·         Have a full tank of fuel Friday night so you don't have to stop Saturday Morning!
·         Have 2 alarms set for Saturday morning

TO BRING to the EVENT
·         signed waiver
·         ID
·         Cash (for drinks/food afterwards)
·         change of clothes - everything from shoes to jocks! and a towel!
·         During and post race nutrition and a throw away drink bottle so you can keep hydrating up to race start
·         Gloves

then its game on!

BRS Runners Saturday Session

This week's Saturday session will be out of Southbank. Meet on the stairs at Streets Beach, near the Southbank toilets

When: Saturday 17th August
Where: Stairs near Streets Beach Southbank. Park for only $2 (in after 5am out by 9am) in the under cover Southbank Car Park. You can park in the middle of the carpark and there is a door straight out to Max Brenners and close to the stairs.
Time: Meet 6am - 8am
What: a 1 hour run followed by coffee/breaky


NOTE: there will be no coaches there this week. Please meet, form groups and run together!
Enjoy your run, coffee, and chats!

Have a great weekend BRS!

Happy running/mudding!

Renae & Matt 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

THANKS, Tough Mudders....and Saturday Session

A BIG Thanks to everybody who attended our Quarterly Birthday Dinner on Wednesday night!

Gosh how good is Turkish food on a cold night after a hard run! oh and the beers where quite refreshing too!

We would like to wish all our July - September Runners a BIG HAPPY Birthday!

Also to our two Matts, Mat Shepherd and Matt Waller (and of course their respective wifes Mel and Michelle) we send you best wishes for the coming days, weeks, and months ahead of new parenthood! Have a blast and enjoy your BRS Care Packs!


Tough Mudders

WOW after 12 weeks we have our FINAL Tough Mudder Prep Program Session :-(  it has been a blast!

Based on the outstanding improvements in times last week at our Goal Session, I am hoping you are all feeling much fitter, stronger and tougher than you were 12 weeks ago!

We have our last Run/Cross Fit session this Saturday starting at Boxing Express, kangaroo point, then a week of fine tuning and tapering, before our big event next Saturday 17th!

As Team leader, I will receive the Team Start time a week before. I expect to get it on Monday. We will email you all with a plan of attack for the day.

Don't forget to RSVP to info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au for the Tough Mudder celebration the night of 17th August.  3 months of hard training and dedication deserves a celebration!

Saturday Session

Our Mudders have our last Run/Cross fit session this week, so that means we are again running from Boxing Express, 87 Main Road Kangaroo Point (plenty of Parking at Captain Burke Park)

When: Saturday 10th August
Time: 6-8am
What: a long run, as long as you want it to be.....followed by Coffee + Breaky
Cost: $2

if any runners wanted to try out a Tough Mudder Session, we have some casual spots open this weekend, $20 for the 2 hours, starting 6am.

Happy Running
 Renae  & Matt

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Saturday Session + Bris Run Festival + Dinner Reminder

Saturday Session

This week Tough Mudders are heading to the National Park for their 2nd Goal Session.

Matty C will meet BRS Runners. You are in for a short 1 hour run from Southbank this week before the running festival on Sunday.

Meet on the stairs at Streets Beach, near the Southbank toilets followed by a coffee/breaky at Sweetopia!

When: Saturday 3rd August
Where: Stairs near Streets Beach Southbank. Park for only $2 (in after 5am out by 9am) in the under cover Southbank Car Park. You can park in the middle of the carpark and there is a door straight out to Max Brenners and close to the stairs.
Time: Meet 7am - 8am
What: a 1 hour run followed by coffee/breaky

If you want to run longer, please meet at 6am, however there will be no coach there to mind you gear or coordinate the run until 7am.

Enjoy your run!

Brisbane Marathon Festival - this Sunday

The Brissy Marathon festival is on this Sunday and I know many of you are participating!

Matt and I are unable to make it, however there will be a meeting point same as last year

Meet at the Main Gates of the Botanical Gardens (opposite Albert Street), meet inside on the left, near the grass oval.

We wish all BRSers good luck and can't wait to hear our you go! Please let us know.

Quarterly Birthday Dinner reminder

Its time, we have 20 RSVPs - get in now if you haven't already - tomorrow's D DAY for RSVPs
This time we celebrate birthdays between July - September!  and a good excuse to get together for a yarp, dinner and drinks. its always a great night

When: Wednesday 7th August
Time: 7pm after training
Where: Mado Turkish Restaurant (about 2 mins walk from the Ship Inn)
RSVP: by Friday 2nd August Please!!


Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, July 25, 2013

BRS Website...so what do you want? & Saturday Session

BRS Website...What do you want?

 


Our Website is one of our core communication mediums for existing and new members!
Its time for an update......

So what would you like to see on the Website?
Have we missed something?
What would add value for you?
Something annoying you, you've been meaning to tell us?

We value your opinions .....please email us at info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au

REMINDER:  Renew or Become a BRS.......

BRS membership commences on the 1st July each year. We have a grace period until 31st July where existing members can attend at $6 prices.
Becoming an annual member costs $30 for heaps of benefits..including only $6 BRS sessions (15 a year and you've already paid for your membership).
 
Please complete the following form to renew your Brisbane Run Squad Membership for 2013-2014 form.
 
It is important that you answer medical questions honestly to ensure we are aware of any relevant injuries or medical conditions. Your personal and medical information will be kept confidential.

To fill it out, visit here to renew
Click here to become a new member

If you have moved, or chosen not to continue with a running lifestyle :-( please let us know so we can wish you well!

Saturday Session
Mudders....only 3 sessions to go til we get to put all our hard word to practice.
Our Saturday Session is leaving from our Tough Mudder Headquarters again for Mudders and BRS Runners.

When: Saturday 27th July
Time: 6am-8am
Where: Meet outside Boxing Express - 87 Main Road Kangaroo Point - plenty of parking near Captain Burke Park.
What: long run, followed by breaky! or mudders, bits of cross-fit, bits of running, bits of skill training!!
Cost: $2 (for runners!)

We have 5 Mudder Casual Sessions available for tomorrow. Please text/call Matt on 0447 578 205 if you are interested. Cost $20 for 2 hours.
 
Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Saturday Session, Next B'Day Dinner, Membership!!

Quarterly Birthday Dinner

Just a recap..our Quarterly Birthday Dinner is to celebrate the birthdays of our members during that quarter.
This time we celebrate birthdays between July - September!  and a good excuse to get together for a yarp, dinner and drinks. its always a great night

When: Wednesday 7th August
Time: 7pm after training
Where: Mado Turkish Restaurant (about 2 mins walk from the Ship Inn)
RSVP: by Frirday 2nd August Please!!

Renew or Become a BRS.......



BRS membership commences on the 1st July each year.  We have a grace period until 31st July where existing members can attend at $6 prices.

Becoming an annual member costs $30 for heaps of benefits..including only $6 BRS sessions (15 a year and you've already paid for your membership).

Please complete the following form to renew your Brisbane Run Squad Membership for 2013-2014 form. 

It is important that you answer medical questions honestly to ensure we are aware of any relevant injuries or medical conditions. Your personal and medical information will be kept confidential.

To fill it out, visit here to renew:
Click here to become a new member

If you have moved, or chosen not to continue with a running lifestyle :-( please let us know so we can wish you well!

Saturday Session
Can you believe we are in week 9 of our Tough Mudder Program already.....hope are mudders are feeling more and more prepared for Saturday 17th August. 

So our Saturday Session is leaving from our Tough Mudder Headquarters again for Mudders and BRS Runners.

When: Saturday 13th July
Time: 6am-8am
Where: Meet outside Boxing Express - 87 Main Road Kangaroo Point - plenty of parking near Captain Burke Park.
What: long run, followed by breaky! If its a nice day..and not too cold, how about a takeaway breaky from PUK and coffee in the park??
Cost: $2

Happy Running
Renae & Matt 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's Up......

BRSers Thanks for a cracker of a weekend at the Gold Coast Marathon Festival.....
a wrap up to come!

This is a short and sweet blog to let you know about....

Saturday Session
Finish recovery week on a HIGH!!
Join your fellow BRSers for a cruisy long run. Make how long you like! 10km, 15km - its up to you! thats the beauty of recovery week!

When: Saturday 13 July
Time: 6am - 8am
Where: Meet outside Boxing Express - 87 Main Road Kangaroo Point (near Captain Burke Park) plenty of parking
What: a long leisurely run, followed by coffee + breaky!
Cost: $2

MUDDERS
We are same time, same place for our 2 hours of Mudder Goodness!!  Not long to go, its time to get pumped!!!
6am, Boxing Express 87 Main Street Kangaroo Point.

I have a few casual spots open ($20 for 2 hours) Let me know if you or a friend want to join us!

Next Quarterly B'Day Dinner
The Calendar had the 14th August, which is Ekka Holiday, so we are going fof Wednesday 7th August instead!!

When: 7pm Wednesday 2nd August (after training)
Where: Mado Turkish Restaurant (2mins from Ship Inn)
What: celebrate birthdays, catch up, hang out!!!
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 2nd August!

Lots more stuff happening over the next few months.....stay tuned :-)

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gold Coast Weekend

Bring on Gold Coast Marathon Festival

Soo thanks to the 40 odd BRSers who have responded to our Post Event Party Invite:
Remember the details are:

Calling all BRS runners + friends
Gold Coast Post Race Lunch

Its a BRS tradition.....an opportunity to cheer the final Marathon Runners along the Marine parade home straight and celebrate achievements! 

When: Sunday 07th July
Where: 360 cafe @ Grand Hotel, Marine Parade, Gold Coast (on the Marathon Course Home straight)
Time: from 11:30am - 2:30pm
What: A celebratory lunch, a few beverages, and of course a race debrief!  Couches, bar and food, what more could you want!
All are welcome

RSVP: if you haven't RSVPed, you have 1 day left! email info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au or 


The perfect time to relax and soak it all in!

RACE SCHEDULE

Saturday 6 JulyTimeMin. AgeCut Off Time
Southern Cross University 10km Run6:30 am121 hr 30 mins
Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge8:00 am-1 hr 10 mins
2km Junior Dash9:25 am5-
4km Junior Dash9:40 am5-
Sunday 7 JulyTimeMin. AgeCut Off Time
ASICS Half Marathon6:00 am153 hrs
Wheelchair Marathon7:15 am186 hrs 30 mins
Wheelchair 15km7:15 am122 hrs
Gold Coast Airport Marathon7:20 am186 hrs 30 mins

Tent Set Up

We will have our tent there again Saturday and Sunday for all the runners and supporters to hang and leave their gear!!

It will be in the Space Only Tent section on the Race Precinct Map - South of the blue Bait and Tackle shop. 


Cheer on our Marathoners!
This year we have 10 BRSers competing in the marathon!
Cheer them on!
> Andy D
> Andrew M
> Matt C
> Renee
> Katrina
> Hannah
> Sean B
> Steve M
> Will
> Darrell

NOTE:

THERE IS NO Tough Mudder Session this weekend and NO BRS Saturday Session!

See you all at the Gold Coast!!

If you need us over the weekend, give us a buzz/text:
Renae: 0447 578 200
Matt: 0447 578 205

Happy Running 
Renae & Matt