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 





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This Weekend, and Thanks for last weekend

Saturday Session

This weekend Renae and I will be at a wedding all weekend (awesome!!!) and Matt and Liss are heading back out to Warwick for a family function.  So there will be no coaches.  Dan and Liss are planning an early morning run from home to Southbank area so they may be around.

Everyone else, meet at the stairs of the Southbank Surf Club and plan your own run.  I am sure there will be a lot of you looking for a long run.

When: Saturday 20th May

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  
6am - 7:30am

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

If you are following the BRS Lead up to Cooks Plan - this week is a rest week.  So 12km only.  NICE!!!!

Congratulations and Thanks

A massive congratulations to all who ventured out to Warwick last weeken for the Pentathrun.  I love these smaller events, no hassles with parking and always a great atmosphere.  

I want to make special mention and a big thanks to Nick and Michelle W for taking such awesome photos.  And thanks to others who also shared some photos with us.

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This Weekend

Warwick Pentathrun...Only 2 sleeps to go!!

This awesome community events has featured on the BRS Calendar for some time now! Gaining momentum last year when we made it our mini BRS on Tour! 

We are back for more this year. 

Friday May 19th 2017
Race Number Collection from 5:00pm with new Registrations from 6:00pm both finishing at 8:00pm – WIRAC (YMCA), Cnr Albert & Palmerin St, (Albert St Entrance) Warwick.

Saturday May 20 th 2017

Race 1 - YMCA / WIRAC Half Marathon 21.1klm –
Warwick to Yangan (Race starts at WIRAC, Palmerin St, Warwick and finishes at Yangan)
5:30am - 6:15am - Registration
6:30am - Race Start (Shuttle bus return, Last returning bus 9.50am ‘ish)
Breakfast provided for runners after race and return buses available back to Warwick

Race 2 - Warwick Credit Union X-Country 4.6klm –
Allora Golf Course, Allora (Race starts and finishes at Allora Sports Clubhouse)
10:30am - 11:15am - Registration
11:30am - Race Start (staggered start) Race is two laps of the Allora golf course following the course outlined by white stakes with flags attached.

Race 3 - Darling Downs Hotel 5klm Road Race
(Race starts and finishes at Darling Downs Hotel, Sandy Creek Road)
1:30pm - 2:15pm - Registration
2:30pm – Race Start Race is a flat out and back course with staggered start.
5:00pm - Awards Presentations for Races 1, 2 & 3
Slade Campus, Warwick Cristian College, 70 Horsman Drive, Warwick.


Dinner: Bring on Chinese!!
We have booked a LARGE Table, so come and join us. 
Chung Hing Licensed Chinese Restaurant after the awards

Sunday May 21 st 2017 

Race 4 – Nike Robina Ascent 10km 
(Bus to Killarney race start leaves WIRAC Hall, Palmerin St at 5.45am) 
(Race starts Cedar St near the Killarney High School and finishes at Queen Mary Falls) 6:15am - 6:35am - Registration
6:45am - Race Start (Free bus return to start. Last bus returns 8:30am) 

Return bus will take runners to either the race start in Killarney or back to Warwick. 

Race 5 - Voyage Fitness 1500m 
(Race starts and Finishes at Leslie Park, Warwick) 
10:00am - 10:30am - Registration 
11:00am - Race Start Main Race first followed immediately by the Kids/Walkers Presentations for Races 4 & 5 at Leslie Park Band Rotunda with BBQ available. Overall 

Winners will be presented from 11:30am.

PHEW 42.2km done!!!  We can't wait to help them celebrate 15 years of such a wonderful and challenging community event!

Good luck to all our runners. 

PSST.....Remember, BRS Man is turning up and word has it....he has a new superhero outfit! Stay tuned. 

Saturday Session


As all coaches will be at Warwick,  running up a storm, there will be no coaches on Saturday. Don't let that stop you!

Meet up and spend a lovely Saturday morning running around Brisbane. 

When: Saturday 20th May

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  
6am - 7:30am

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

If you are following the BRS Lead up to Cooks Plan - you should be running 21-23km this Saturday.  Then look forward to a rest week with a short 12km run.


Happy Running

BRS Coaches 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Saturday Session & Upcoming Events

Saturday Session

This weekend, we will head back to Southbank for our Saturday Session. 

When: Saturday 1st April

Where: Meet on the Stairs of the Southbank Surf Club


Time:  
6am - 7:30am

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

If you are following the BRS Lead up to Cooks Plan - you should be running the magic 21km this Saturday.  Next week we are using the Warwick Pentathrun event as our long run, and then look forward to a rest week with a short 12km run.

Those of you who are running longer distances, talk to each other via facebook messenger to organise an early start. 

Parking - don't forget only $2 under Southbank from 5am-9am or 10am with your parkrun token. 


Session Cost: $2 

Up Coming Events

Warwick Pentathrun
Saturday 20th May - Sunday 21st May


 Less than 2 week to go!  We are very much looking forward to this weekend of running.  I hope everyone has their accommodation booked and don't forget about dinner Saturday night at Chung Hing Licensed Chinese Restaurant.

I have read that there will be day 1 event presentations at the official event dinner on Saturday night.  I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but, I hope anyone out there expecting to place on day 1 is not too disappointed to miss the presentation.  I am sure we can organise some way of getting any trophies received.

I have also heard a rumour that BRS Man may be making an appearance, and he is very excited to show off his new outfit!













Gold Coast Marathon
Saturday 1st July - Sunday 2nd July


We have officially paid for all entrants to the events on the weekend of the Gold Coast Marathon.
We have elected to do a group collection for the race packs, so, this means you (the entrants) have to do nothing>  How good is that?
We will try to hand out as many race packs as we can prior to the events, but as we cannot pick up the packs until Thursday before at the earliest, we will bring the packs to the tent before all events and you can pick them up there.

Yes, we will be bringing the BRS tent again this year and setting it up in the same area as last year (opposite Palmerston Towers in Mitchel Park)

As we don't have a hotel booked this year, only a camp site, we were looking at having the after race celebration in Mitchel Park and order pizzas.  We are open to suggestions however on this matter.

Happy Running
BRS coaching team

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Saturday Session, Not far until Warwick, new BRS member

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 6th May

Where: Meet at Captain Burke Park

Time: 6am - 7:30am

What: If you are following the Cooks Lead up program, this week is 20km. Others have your own goals and aspirations, walk/running, 5km, 10km, 20km!! come along and go for it!

Cost: $2

Followed by  Coffee and Breaky, of course!

Only 3 Weeks to Go

Yes it is that close!  The Warwick Pentathrun is closing in fast.  I hope every one is ready and has their accomodation booked.

We have dinner planned for Saturday night 20th at Chung Hing Liscensed Chinese Restaurant.
http://chunghing.strikingly.com/
Because who doesn't like chinese food?????

New Honorary Member

Welcome to the squad Georgia Rose Dempsey, born on the 26th April at 8:36am.
Massive Congratulations to the proud Mum and Dad, Bridgett and Dan.

Happy Running

BRS coaches