Thursday, September 7, 2017

Saturday Session & New Uniforms & Save the Date

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 9th September

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  6am - 7:30am

Cost: $2

Finally we are on the down hill stretch to Cook Islands.

This weekend if you are following the program is 25km.  However, if you feel this is too much after some very long runs the previous weekends, it would be very accecptable to make it 20km or even 18km depending on how you feel.

Matt L will be running in from home then doing a further 10 -12km starting at 6am.

Other options are to do a fast 5km parkrun after a long run.

Followed by breakfast as always!!

Good luck to all those competing in The GReater Springfield Run For Life this Saturday afternoon!

Uniforms

As I said in a previous blog, we like to make a bit of a hoo haa about presenting the on tour uniforms.

So, why don't we have a dinner, receive our uniforms and have a last pump up about our big trip to the Cook Islands.

We haven't forgotten about our "Splitter On Tour" group.  We will have your on tour uniforms there also.

When: Monday 18th September

Where : The Ship Inn, Southbank

Time: 7pm after our session

Don't forget to order your food before your run so the kitchen can have it ready straight away.  We will have a table booked outside in the beer garden.

Anyone who ordered a regular BRS uniform I will be bringing them for collection this Saturday 9th September after our long run and every other session Matt L can make it to, (next on is Monday 11th September)

BRS Birthday Party

Save the date for the biggest partaay in 2017!

When : Saturday 4th November

Details to follow!

Due to the Cook Island on tour trip and Matt L having a crappy roster during the month of October, our BRS birthday party will be held early November.

Keep an eye out for details as they emerge.  Any suggestions for party location and theme (because we love a good themed party) would be great.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Saturday Session and other

Saturday Session

The long awaited practice session is upon us.

When: Saturday 2 September

When and where: 

Options galore. 

Meet us there for a 5km parkrun at Sandgate, 22km run to Sandgate from Toombul, 27 km to Sandgate + Parkrun, 31km to Sandgate + Parkrun + little extra! 

Check out all the details here on the Facebook event, including times, what to bring, etc 

Cost: Free!! 

If you are not planning to do any of the above, please talk to each other on facebook to organise a run.  

Uniforms

Uniforms have officially arrived!

Apologies for the long wait, but it was a massive drama getting the design approved.

But, we were not going to hand out the uniforms yet, we like to make a bit of a hoo haa about it, so, you wouldn't have got them anyway.

So, really, apologies to the people waiting for the regular uniforms only.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Saturday Session + Cooks + Membership

Cooks Lead up

WOW, nearly 4 weeks to go! Yep that is only a month until BRS heads On Tour to the Cook Islands. 
Airline tickets are in, accommodation confirmed, race packs ready to go....and on tour singlets are on their way. 

In preparation, we would love for everybody and anybody to join us on our 

Raro Road Race Practice 31km Or just a long run!!


When: Saturday 2 September

When and where: 

Options galore. 

Meet us there for a 5km parkrun at Sandgate, 22km run to Sandgate from Toombul, 27 km to Sandgate + Parkrun, 31km to Sandgate + Parkrun + little extra! 

Check out all the details here on the Facebook event, including times, what to bring, etc 

Cost: Free!! 

Saturday Session

This Saturday is New Farm time!! Parkrun, Markets, coffee!!

When: Saturday 26 August

Where: Meet at the Rotunda, New Farm Park

Time: 6am - 7:30am

What: a 10km and a stretch, a 8-10km warm up and Parkrun, or come along for Parkrun! Choose your own adventure

Cost: $2

Breaky and coffee at the markets after. 


Memberships now due 

Thanks to those who attended our membership night and those that have since completed the membership application form and paid their invoice. 

Remember with your membership, your sessions are only $6 bargin! + lots of rewards with our partners. 

Without membership, casual sessions are $8... remember it doesn't take much at all to make your membership fee pay itself off, some BRS sessions, a new pair of shoes from Shoes Feet Gear, a few dinners at Ship Inn.....and of course the value of being surrounded by motivated people and coaches! 

Please complete the application form here which will also give us great feedback on how we can improve   https://brisbanerunsquad.typeform.com/to/EKonUV

Happy Running

BRS Coaches 



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Saturday session and membership form

Saturday Session

Once again we are all over the place this weekend.  Some are doing the Sunshine Coast marathon festival, some are doing a trail run, some are actually sticking to the cook Island program and doing a reccy run (good work Keeters).
So, for all of these reasons, this Saturday session will be a "do what you want run".  But there will be a few options:

1. Meet Liss at 6am for a long run

2. Meet Matt L at 6:50am for a park run (meet at the start of park run)

3. Meet all of us at the stairs at 7:30am for the big decision of where to eat, and some drinks and lollies of course.

When: Saturday 19th August

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  6am

Cost: $2

Followed by breakfast as always!!

Membership Form

We had a great response from those of you who have filled out our new membership form.  Not only have we been able to update our database but some of the suggestions we have received are great and we look forward to implementing them after we get through our Cook Island adventure.

If you were unable to join us on Monday night for our membership sign on session, you can become a member of BRS by completing the form below. 

Please note, without a membership form and payment casual sessions will be $8.

https://brisbanerunsquad.typeform.com/to/EKonUV

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Saturday Session and Membership Night Reminder

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 12 August 

Where: Meet at Regatta Hotel Carpark

Time: 6am -7:30am

There will be no coaches there for the beginning of the run.  But, Renae, Matt and the boys will be arriving about 6:30 for an easy 10 - 15km run.

Remember for the people following the Cook Island lead up program, this week is rest week.

8am - Breaky and coffee at Regatta Hotel.  We will have the couch area booked.


Memberships 2017-2018 + Mizuno Test Wear + Dinner + Prizes 

OPTION 1:  Come and Say HI!

We will be hosting a sign on evening again this year.  Its a great opportunity to catch up and ask questions about what it means to be a member of BRS. 

So come along, sign up to be a BRS member, have a great run, stay for dinner, maybe win some shoes, maybe win a massage?

Mel from Mizuno will be there from 5:30pm with test wear shoes for you to try.

A lucky member will get the chance to win a pair of Mizuno shoes, a free 1 hour massage from Recharge HQ or 1 month of free training!

When: Monday 14th August

Time: From 5:30pm, training at 6:00pm, dinner and sign on at 7:00pm

Where: The Ship Inn, Southbank

Other stuff: Please remember to order your dinner from The Sip Inn before training so it will be ready when we finish.

Cost: $30 for 12 months! Remember, that is only a few sessions to get your money's worth & you get access to our partner rewards! 

Please bring cash on the night 

We will give you a membership card on the night with payment. We are cleaning up our membership databases too to ensure more personalised service. So we will send you a brief membership form after the night for completion. 

OR

Option 2: Online form and payment.

If you can't make it to our Sign On Session, you can join using the online form which will be available on 14th August followed by an invoice for payment. 


We would love to see you face to face for a catch up if possible!

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Saturday and Membership Night, & more!

Saturday Session

Due to the Brisbane Marathon Festival on Sunday and many of us completing long runs, this Saturday Session will be more of a get together run.

Please use facebook messenger group "Brisbane Run Squad" to organise between yourselves.
Dan may be making an appearance from 7am for a light run if anyone needs coordinating.


When: Saturday 5th August

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  Whenever you want

Cost: no cost

Followed by breakfast as always!!

Memberships 2017-2018 + Mizuno Test Wear + Dinner + Prizes 

OPTION 1:  Come and Say HI!

We will be hosting a sign on evening again this year.  Its a great opportunity to catch up and ask questions about what it means to be a member of BRS. 

So come along, sign up to be a BRS member, have a great run, stay for dinner, maybe win some shoes, maybe win a massage?

Mel from Mizuno will be there from 5:30pm with test wear shoes for you to try.

A lucky member will get the chance to win a pair of Mizuno shoes, a free 1 hour massage from Recharge HQ or 1 month of free training!

When: Monday 14th August

Time: From 5:30pm, training at 6:00pm, dinner and sign on at 7:00pm

Where: The Ship Inn, Southbank

Other stuff: Please remember to order your dinner from The Sip Inn before training so it will be ready when we finish.

Cost: $30 for 12 months! Remember, that is only a few sessions to get your money's worth & you get access to our partner rewards! 

Please bring cash on the night 

We will give you a membership card on the night with payment. We are cleaning up our membership databases too to ensure more personalised service. So we will send you a brief membership form after the night for completion. 

OR

Option 2: Online form and payment.

If you can't make it to our Sign On Session, you can join using the online form which will be available on 14th August followed by an invoice for payment. 


We would love to see you face to face for a catch up if possible!

BEST OF LUCK TO OUR BRISBANE MARATHON ENTRANTS! 

Mizuno, one of our key partners is proud to support the Brisbane Marathon Festival this weekend. Good luck to all our runners participating!

PLUS to Michelle K going for her first Marathon in Townsville and Matty A supporting her doing the half!

GOOD LUCK!


Cook Islands Lead Up

If you are following the program, this weekend is 30km long run, followed by a rest week yey!!

Matt and Renae are tackling the 32km reccy run due in a few weeks time. 

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Friday, July 21, 2017

This Saturday and memberships

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 22 July 

Where: Meet at Captain Burke Park

Time:

6am: meet up for a 1.5 hour run (Dan will be there to coordinate)

6:30 - 7am ish: meet up for an hour run (Renae and Matt L will be there with the kids and the pram)

7:30am: finish and stretch 

8am - Breaky and coffee at Puk


Memberships

Memberships are coming around again for 2017-2018.  Wow so fast!
More info to come. 

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Saturday Session

Saturday Session

Wow these sessions on Saturday morning are getting complex.  Everyone training for different events and at different stages of their training.
It is great to see that we are all still able to meet up and do all or part of our long runs as a team.

When: Saturday 15 July 

Where: Meet at Captain Burke Park

Time:

6am: meet up for a 1.5 hour run (Dan and Liss will be there to coordinate)

6:30 - 7am ish: meet up for an hour run (Renae will be there with the kids and the pram)

7:30am: finish and stretch 

8am - Breaky and coffee at Puk

Good luck to everyone doing the Jetty to Jetty on Sunday.

www.j2j.com.au

Entries are still open

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Saturday session and Cooks update

Saturday Session

This week is a rest week, so we are taking full advantage of this and arriving later on Saturday morning.  If you would like to start at 6am I am sure there will be others in the same boat.  Or, you could meet us at 6:30 for an easy 5km followed by Park Run.  We will see everyone back at the meeting point at 7:30am to sort out breaky.

When: Saturday 8th July

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  
6am - 7:30am (no coaches)
           6:30 - 7:30 (5km warm up followed by park run)

Cost: $2 (please pay coaches at end of training)

Followed by breakfast.


Cook Islands

With less than 3 months to go until Cook Island on tour event, things are heating up.  If you are following the lead up program, this week is a rest week (yeah) an easy 15km.  But, get ready for next week being 27km.  From there it is a constant increase up to 30km, an event practice run and finally two weeks of taper before the event.

Watch out for our build up campaign to get you motivated and excited, coming soon.

Our uniforms should be ready soon, so keep an eye out for these also.

Happy Running
BRS Coaches



Thursday, June 29, 2017

This Weekend

Not much happening this weekend......

Oh yes there is, bring on the Gold Coast Marathon!!!

Tent
The BRS Tent will be set up for the entire weekend.  It  will be located in Mitchel Park opposite The Palmerston Hotel.  Everyone is welcome to leave their bags etc there while they race.  There will always be someone there to watch valuables.
Anyone who has not picked up their race number, they will be located at the tent.

After Party
Starting at 1130am on Sunday 2nd July.  All RSVP's are in, so I look forward to having a cheeky beverage and some pizzas in the park while we cheer on the Marathoners.

See you all there

Happy Running

BRS Coaches


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saturday Sesssion, Gold Coast after party and Wednesday shoe collection

Saturday Session

Feels like time for the markets to me! so let's head to New Farm Park.

When: Saturday 24th June

Where: Meet at the New Farm Park Rotunda

Time: 6am - 7:30am

What: If you are following the Cooks Lead up program, this week is rest week.....so 15km. Most others will be tapering for Gold Coast,  5km, 10km, 20km!! come along and go for it!

Cost: $2

Followed up at New Farm Jan Power Markets for Coffee and Breaky. 

Wednesday 28th June
: GC Race Number Collection, Donate Shoes, and Gathering


If you entered as part of the Brisbane Run Squad Team for the Gold Coast Marathon Festival, your numbers will be available for collection Wednesday 28th June. 

Also, Dan has kindly offered to organise a running shoe donation for shoesforplanetearth. 
Please bring along an unwanted CLEAN running shoes with the shoelaces tied together on Wednesday 28th June. Dan will kindly drop them off to the collection centre. 

Also, if you are keen, hang around for a drink and or dinner afterwards for a pre GC catch up. 

Gold Coast After Party

Pizza In The Park.
sound good? I think so.

The official invitation and RSVP will be released on facebook tomorrow, so keep an eye out for it.

Happy Running
BRS Coaches


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saturday and Gold Coast Marathon lead up!

Saturday Session

If you are following the BRS Lead up to Cooks Plan - you should be running 25km this Saturday. Then look forward to a rest week with a short 15km run in preparation for the Gold Coast Marathon Festival the following Weekend.

The distances are getting bigger posing problem with time (not enough of it).
So, this weekend there will be an early early start for anyone who wants company for the long run. 

Renae will be commencing her run with a few others at 5.05am and should be finished by 7:30am. Those of you wishing to meet at the regular time, they will be looping back to pick you up.

When: Saturday 17th June

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  5:05
am - 7:30am (extremely early start)
           6am - 7:30am (normal start)

*some of you are also starting at 5:30am, so we will see you either at 6am if you are looping back o 7:30am finish. 

Heaps of options!!! 5km Parkrun at 7am, UQ Loops, Out and Backs, Story Bridge and so much more!! 



Uniforms

Last call!! Order your BRS Uniform now, entry closes Friday 16th June 5pm 
Form is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/0zfuYlB41x4CVf993

Keen for a new Visor? you can order that through the form too! We do need a minimum order of at least 10 to proceed with visors. 

Gold Coast Marathon - lead up and celebration

Wednesday 28th June: GC Race Number Collection, Donate Shoes, and Gathering

If you entered as part of the Brisbane Run Squad Team for the Gold Coast Marathon Festival, your numbers will be available for collection Wednesday 28th June. 

Also, Dan has kindly offered to organise a running shoe donation for shoesforplanetearth. 
Please bring along an unwanted CLEAN running shoes with the shoelaces tied together on Wednesday 28th June. Dan will kindly drop them off to the collection centre. 

Also, if you are keen, hang around for a drink and or dinner afterwards for a pre GC catch up. 


Saturday 1st July: GC 10km and Kids Races

We have heaps of adults and kids participating in the Saturday events at the Gold Coast Festival this year. Come along and support and cheer them on!!

Sunday 2nd July: GC 21km, marathon, and Celebration!!

Yes, as always we have many keen beans participating in the longer races on the Sunday of the festival. 

and of course, a celebration gathering to follow. This year we will have it in the park around noon. Details to follow, but lock it in!

Happy Running

BRS Coaches. 







Thursday, June 8, 2017

Saturday, Urban Adventure and Uniform reminder

This Saturday, including Urban Adventure

This Saturday we are going to include an event called Beyond The Blue.  100% of ALL funds raised will go directly to this amazing charity who tackles anxiety and depression.

We have 3 teams competing in this event, but there is still room for anyone else to enter on the day.
Teams so far : Renae, Sean, Andrew M, Dan
                        Jannettte, Anita, Irene
                        Steven G, Jess, Matty L (including Arn and Soren)

The Plan :  

Meet Renae at Park at top of Kangaroo Point Cliff Stairs @ 5:30am for a 15 ish KM run prior to the event

OR

Meet, with no coaches, at top of Kangaroo Point Cliff Stairs @ 6:00am for a shorter run prior to the event

THEN

Meet at same spot at 6:45am at the latest to enter the event.  Bring cash to enter.  
Cost is $60 per team, so $20 per person for a team of 3 or $15 per person for a team of 4.
The organisers are happy to put you in a team if you don't have anyone organised.

P.S. dress in blue (easy), for a chance to win a prize.

Uniforms Reminder

We will be putting in an order soon for On Tour Uniforms. SO, if you would like to order any BRS uniforms, now is the time! 


CLOSING DATE: Monday 12th June 

Remember - we will invoice you for payment when we receive your order and delivery is usually 5-6 weeks. 

thanks

Happy Running 
BRS Coaches 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Urban Adventure Event, Uniforms, Saturday Birthday Boy

Charity Race - Race Beyond The Blue

Next Weekend 10th June 




A new event where 100% of your profits go to charity! 

From Perform360 - the Team organising the event: 

"Saturday the 10th of June we race for "Beyond Blue" around beautiful scenic Brisbane while searching for clues and partaking fun activities along the way

Grab 3-4 friends (or we'll add you to a group), dress in blue and get excited for an adventure race like no other. 100% of ALL funds raised will go directly to this amazing charity who tackles anxiety and depression. We start and finish at Kangaroo Point Cliffs with the race commencing at 7am sharp. We anticipate the race will take approx 2 hrs with heaps of fun along the way. On return with hopefully all the right locations achieve you will have access to some Free Massage from The Movement Team, fruit supplied by Charlies Fruit Market, supplement taste testing from Nutrition Werehouse Everton Park and much more…Entry cost per team is $60 ($15 pp).

So help us achieve our goal of $2000 for Beyond Blue while you have an amazing morning. See you there."


When: Saturday 10th June

Time: 7am 

Where: the park at top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs

What: 10-14km of running around, searching for clues and doing activities

Who: anyone!!!  Let's get some teams together. If we could get 5 teams, that is $300 we can donate to help achieve the $2000 goal. 

Cost: Team of 3 - $20 each, Team of 4 $15 each 

I have posted it on Facebook, comment there if you are keen. 
Or amongst yourselves organise some teams and enter. 

All details are here:   Facebook Event 

Enter here

And prizes for Best Dressed in Blue!!!  

P.S. I will be starting at 5:30am from the Cliffs for anyone keen, then looping back for the 7am start. Matty L is turning up at 6:40am for the Event for anyone keen to meet him there for a 7am kick off. 


This Weekend


Saturday 

When: Saturday 2 June 

Where: Meet at Captain Burke Park

Time

Due to City2South 14km on Sunday, many of us are meeting for a shorter 10km run a little later sooo...

6am: meet up for a 1.5 hour run (no coaches)

6:30am: meet up for an hour run (coaches available)

7:30am: finish and stretch 

8isham: take away breaky from Puk

8am - Breaky, Coffee, and Cake in the Park!!! 

What: It is Arn's Birthday on Sunday, so we would love to celebrate and share a cake (healthy one of course!) on Saturday morning with you all. Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair for the park. 

We would love to see those of you with kiddies who don't usually come Saturdays to pop in and say hi, Arn would love some extra play mates. 

I will be bringing some park games and there is a playground. 

Grab some breaky and coffee from Puk then hang out in the park for a catch up chat. 

Cost: $2

Sunday - City2South

Kick off - 7:30am for 5km, 8am for 14km 

Meeting Point: In front of Parliament House, Corner of Alice and George Street. 
There are usually portaloos there and the event starts in George Street. 

If we don't see you, keen an eye out for the Blue and White at the end. 

Good luck!!

Uniforms

We will be putting in an order soon for On Tour Uniforms. SO, if you would like to order any BRS uniforms, now is the time! 


CLOSING DATE: Monday 12th June 

Remember - we will invoice you for payment when we receive your order and delivery is usually 5-6 weeks. 

thanks

Happy Running 
BRS Coaches