Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hare & Hound & Saturday 02nd Jan Run

Entering Hare and Hound by 05th Jan 2010

We are starting our 2010 Season with a BANG! Our first BRS race is on Sunday 10th January.

Over the last few months, we have been preparing for this race with strength work, speed, hills and even a bit of you have done the hard work, why not enter!!

Start your 2010 trail running season with a pleasant drive in the country, a run through the forest, a swim in the pool and a post race BBQ, brought to you by TRAQ and Southbank specialist running store Active Stride.

You can choose from a 5km or 10km fun trial run at a cost of $20 which include pool entry and a post race BBQ, so why not make a day of it!

Please see website for all entry details and more information about the course.

It should be a great event and is being supported by Active Stride, one of our key sponsors.

Enter NOW!!

Practice Run this Saturday 02nd January 2010

As a practice for the Hare and Hound, Matt is taking a free session this Saturday at Mt Cootha.

Time: Saturday 02nd January - 7:00am
Where: meet Slaughter Falls Car Park, Mt Cootha
What: a loop of the mountain - approx. 1.5hrs
Bring: camel back if you have one, otherwise we would advise running with a drink bottle, don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

Matt's Number: 0447 578 205 if you need

Have fun, happy running

P.S Great effort on the orienteering run tonight by all. Big congratulations to our winners, Darrell and Matt S. and near winners Kylie and Bill. WELL DONE enjoy the hard earned beer!

Renae & Matt over and out for 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Get in QUICK!

Twilight Run......No time to spare..........

Be quick and register by 31st December, 2009 to receive early bird prices...AND a FREE SINGLET! The field is limited to 2500 runners so get in quick.

Details as follows:
When: 5pm Sunday March 21st, 2010
Where: UQ start
What: 1/2 Marathon, 10km, and a 3km fun run

So don't waste time.....enrol in a goal for early 2010!

Two in One Day?
The morning of the Twilight run on March 21st is the Mt Cootha Challenge. A 70km Bike Ride from the City to Southbank, via Mt Cootha, for a timed 2.3km climb.

When: Sunday AM March 21st, 2010
Entries open 04th January, 2010

More information will be available soon, so keep an eye on the website.

Happy Summer Running!

Renae & Matt

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Its Heating UP!

This Week
In the heat of Summer 2009, we had 2 tough runs this week.
Monday saw us back at the botanical gardens for some fartlek efforts, well done to everybody for getting through it on such a hot, humid evening.

Wednesday we were back testing our improvements on the 3.3km river circuit. Most of you got through at least 2 at a good pace, which is great. The nine of you who made the 3 laps, top effort on a 10km evening!

Matt Cooper running some great times as always, 11.55 for the first lap! an improvement on the last time.

Darrell Giles took 2minutes of his last time and managed to come home stronger in the 3rd 3.3km than the first! Well done !!

Cindy and Michael both took 40seconds off their previous times, as did Matt Shephard. Great stuff!!

I will add the 3.3km times to the Time Trial page.

Fancy Something Different!!
Ever wanted to run 10km through a traffic tunnel? Dreamt about it?? Well now is your time to shine!
A once in a lifetime opportunity is set for early 2010 between 6:30am and 9am on a Sunday prior to the tunnel's official opening to traffic. The date will be announced just weeks before the event. The field is capped at 5,000 and you can register your interest now by clicking on
The organisers will send a reminder email to sign up to run when the official dates are announced. The event will help raise funds to support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation in working wonders for sick kids.

For those of you preparing to run the Hare and Hound on 10th January, beware that this may potentially overlap or be the following weekend.

Those of you who have already started your holidays, Matt and I wish you a safe, fabulous, and healthy holiday. We look forward to seeing you when you return to training in 2010.

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!!
See you Monday 21st Dec!
Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up

Top Member Efforts
A BIG Congratulations to Kylie Pickering who completed her first half marathon last weekend. Kylie was hoping for under 2hrs and smashed that coming in at 1hr48mins. FANTASTIC effort!
Oh and she then backed up for the Beep Test on Monday!

We did our very first Beep Test, which when announced generated some varied responses from groaning to excitment. For many of you it was your first Beep Test experience, and for others it bought back childhood memories (or nightmares!).
Everybody did extremely well, with several of the guys getting past 10 and it went down to the wire with Matt Shephard and Matt Lyne, with Matt Lyne finishing on 12.6. Well done to all. The results will be posted in the Time Trial section soon.

Party Wrap
Thanks to all of you who came along to our first BRS party at the Ship Inn after the gruelling Beep Test on Monday night. Great to see smiles on everybody's faces especially at the site of a well earned beer and dinner.
Congratulations to our award winners:
Claire Lynch - Took home a devine bottle of Spring Vale Pinot for her Most Improved due to her outstanding 2min35 PB at the Cool Night Classic.
Micheal Keetman - Took home a 12month subscription to Runner's World Magazine for his Most Consistent BRSer award. This was a close race with Kylie, Darryl and Claire coming close runner ups for the most sessions attended. Well done to all.

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!!

Happy Running
Renae & Matt