Thursday, April 22, 2010

Member Achievements

100km Oxfam Trailwalk Result
On Saturday 17 April, our BRSer Col Neate undertook a massive challenge to walk 100km
from Wheelers Hill to the Yarra Valley as part of Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne 2010.
A record 2924 walkers took part, 950 volunteers worked 7000 hours, and support crews worked day and night to tend to participants’ every need in order to help them continue to walk kilometre after kilometre to the finish line.

Col finished in 25 hours and 50mins - What an effort! He raised over $4000 for a top cause.
"I'm stoked the Oxfam has finished, feet and calves are trashed! 36hours without sleep and massive mental and physical fatigue made for some interesting decision making and conversation!!"

Col is recovering well from his huge achievement, well done Col.

Wednesday's Champions
On Wednesday we tested our much worked on pacing skills to see how far we have come. It was pleasing to see that each of you were getting faster throughout the session compared to 6months ago - showing that you are understanding the importance and tactics around pacing throughout a tough session. Prizes went to the winning team of Matt Cooper and Matt Shepherd who were only 8 seconds out on their 3 circuits, and achieved the 10 second improvements for the second 3 circuits. Well done to all and a great session!

Upcoming Races
Don't forget to register for our upcoming races, in particular the Red Run ( coming up on Sunday 16 May and entries are open for joining the BRS Team for the Gold Coast Marathon Events (see Monday19 April blog).

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

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