Sunday, November 29, 2009

Party Time!!


So time for the Brisbane Run Squad End of Year Party
When: Monday 07th December 2009
Where: The Ship Inn Southbank - Beer Garden
Time: after training - 7pm onwards
What: Dinner, drinks, and party!!
see Ship Inn Menu link =
As an added extra, our party night will feature a surprise training session at the usual 6pm-7pm, which will provide an opportunity to reflect on how far you have all come in the last 3months!!
Please RSVP to Renae or Matt at training this week, or
PLEASE NOTE: training will be as per usual over the holiday season so those of you keen to continue over Christmas/New Year, you know where to find us!!
Hope to see you all there!
Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Upcoming Event & weekend results

Mousdash Results

Big congratulations to our four BRS runners who completed the gruelling Mt Cootha Run last Sunday, 10.5km run up and down Brisbane's favourite mountain.
Results were fantastic - special mention to Kylie, with a sub 55min, great work.
Kylie 54.38min
Scott 57.33min
Col 1.05hr
Steve 1.00hr

Lung Foundation - 5km/10km Run
When: Next Thursday 26th November
Start: 5:30pm
Where: start at Botanical Gardens
Cost: $25 individual $90 per team (teams of 4)

This is a fundraising event. BRS will sponsor $3 per individual entry and $10 per team entry.
If you wish to enter as a team of 4 ($22.50 each) please email by Monday 23rd November and we will organise an entry - and sponsor you $10.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cool Night Classic Wrap up

CONGRATULATIONS to our 22 BRS runners who took part in the Cool Night Classic event last Thursday 12th November.

22 of you braved the heat, narrow paths, and 2500 competitors to complete the 5.2km run in style!
The results are in and some great achievements considering the congestion.
A few special mentions on some extra GREAT results:
  • Michael Keetman took 1min off his 5km time trial result
  • Claire Lynch is going from strength to strength, smashing 3mins of her 5km time trial result
  • Matt Shepherd came in as our 2nd BRS runner, only 10secs behind Matt Lyne who was hot on his tail only getting him towards the finish.
Well done to Michelle W, Shelley Jensen, Cindy Yau, Michael Yau, Scott Gallen, Ben Yee, Sam Carpenter, Gail Terry, Peter Collins, Steve Galvin, Kathy Naylor, Lisa Smith, Michelle McDonald, Pip Griffith, Katrina F, Shelley Drew, Carla Ziser, Michelle Overs!

Thanks also to our support crew of Darrell and Kathy's family, including daughter Michaela!!

We look forward to updating on the success of our Mousdash 10.5km Cootha Runners, Scott, Kylie, Steve, and Col. Stay Tuned!

Happy Running
Renae and Matt

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cool Night Classic Info

BRS Team entries are now closed for the Cool Night Classic Team event this Thursday 12th November. We have 18 BRS runners in total !! Go Team BRS!

Details as follows:

Race Start: 5:30pm
Warm-up commences : 5:15pm
Meeting Point: QUT side of Goodwill Games Bridge (where we started our 5km time trial and 1km sprints)
Arrive at meeting point between 5pm-5:15pm

I (Renae) will be there with your race packs including bib numbers and timing chips.
I am happy to mind your gear, but please keep it to a minimum as we have 18 competitors.

For more information on the course, check out the Cool Night Classic Website:

Both of us will be available on mobile if you need us before the start:
Renae: 0447 578 200 Matt: 0447 578 205.

Stretch up over the next couple of days and if you get a chance, go for a light run with some short 30sec sprints x 4 at the end of your run.

See you all there,

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Weekend Successes
Another successful weekend for BRS! Darryl Giles our Marathon Man competed in the Auckland Marathon over the weekend. After a 3am wake-up, and a ferry trip to the start of the race, Darryl completed another personal milestone! Well done on your latest achievement!

Matt and Melissa also competed on the weekend sporting the new BRS Singlet for the 10km Noosa Triathlon Team Run. Both of them braved the rainy conditions to do some great times. Great work!

Upcoming Events
Cool Night Classic
The Cool Night Classic is fast approaching. We have 14 runners already enrolled in the 5.2km event next Thursday 12th November - if you are keen to join us, please ensure you get your entry details completed by this Friday 06th November. After that, the entry fee goes up to $35. Remember as mentioned in previous blogs, BRS will pay the entry fees as the Team system doesn't allow you to, and you can reimburse us at training. The details if you would like to run as a BRS member. Team Name: Brisbane Run Squad Team Password: brs

Hare and Hounds Trial Run
This looks like a great run and something a little bit different. TRAQ is offering a unique trail running event at Woodford, north of Caboolture, with a 5km, 10km fun run, and a 55km solo (hare) or 55km for teams of up to 4 (hounds). Check out the website, 10th January 2010

First order of uniforms are in and looking GREAT! Those of you who have not paid, could you please bring uniform money to the next session. If you wish to order a uniform please place your order with Matt on a Monday or Wednesday night - remembering there will be a 5week turnaround on uniform orders.

We have decided to keep the $5 membership fee discount until Sunday 08th November making the annual fee $25 instead of $30. So if you wish to join and receive discounts on uniforms and access to sponsors, please join up. The membership cards and welcome letters will be coming in the next 2 weeks.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt