Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bridge to Brisbane - well done & recovery run


to all BRS Runners who participated in Brisbane's Biggest Fun Run today........the BRIDGE to BRISBANE -Well done!

Great to hear about the fantastic times and personal bests! All that hard work has payed off!
A few regular BRS runners are doing a recovery run at the Ship Inn, Monday 30 August 6pm if you would like to join them.
Rest up & recover and BRS sessions will resume on Monday 06 September 2010.

For all those attending our first Birthday party on Saturday 4 September, get your glad rags on and your thinking caps securely fastened for a night of trivia and tributes.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Saturday, August 28, 2010

BRIDGE TO BRISBANE 1 sleep to go!

Only 1 sleep to go and Brisbane's BIGGEST Fun Run is upon us.

After a hard 12months or 12 weeks of training it is time to put all that work into practice! I hope you have had a restful day with plenty of water and good food! Remember early to bed - early to rise!

A few Event Day Tips -

o a light warm up jog when you arrive, followed by dynamic stretching (as per B2B & BRS sessions)
o If possible, don’t run the event in a jumper, but take an old jumper with you that you are prepared to leave behind, that way you can stay warm up until the last minute
o At least 15mins before, join your race zone, or pace runner
o Pace runners are allocated for under 40mins, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 70mins. I would recommend finding a pace runner, the pacer and the following pack will help you get through the race!
o Don’t go out too hard, pace yourself, and we will see you at the finish line!!

REMEMBER it is a fun have fun!

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bridge to Brisbane Count Down

Only 7 sleeps until the Bridge to Brisbane 10km/5km Fun Run!

For many of you, this has been your goal for a long time, 12 weeks, 12months or even years!
So to help you prepare and make the most of the event on Sunday here are some pre-week tips and tricks.

This week is about exercise tapering and mental preparation

  • 2-3 runs - 1-2 early in the week, 1 run on the Friday before of 20-30mins with 5 x 30sec medium to hard efforts (final leg tune up!)
  • If you usually do ‘pm’ runs, try to do 1-2 of your runs in the ‘am’ to get your body used to it to minimise shock on Sunday morning
  • Before your ‘am’ practice sessions, eat what you plan to eat before the event as stomach practice
  • Hydrate well – plenty of water all week *don’t leave it to Saturday to hydrate
  • Sleep – try to get at least 8 hours each night this week
  • Don’t do anything radically different – either exercise, food, or lifestyle

See you this week at BRS or Bridge to Brisbane sessions for our final training runs before Sunday.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Benefits of Massage

"There are some things massage can't cure, but I can't think of many"

Here is a list of proven and documented benefits massage can have on the body:

  • Improves circulation

  • Provides relief from pain

  • Aids recovery from injury

  • Reduces Stress

  • Improves quality of sleep

  • Improves joint movement

  • Elevates mood

With all these benefits who wouldn't want a massage??????????

Matt's class at Q Academy is running a student clinic right now! Details below:

Where: 20 Chester St, Newstead
When: Mon - Thurs 9:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 9:30am - 12:30pm
Between the dates of 16 August to 10 September
Cost: Beware reading on, this may shock you-------------------Only $20.00 for 1 hour
Phone for bookings: 0413 710 520

So what are you waiting for, book now.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, August 12, 2010

B2B Reccy Run

Bridge to Brisbane Reccy Run Sunday 15th August.

This is a reccy for the Bridge to Brisbane 10km fun run on Sunday 29 August.
We will meet at 3:30pm in Campbell street and catch maxi taxis to the other side of the Gateway Bridge to do a practice run of the 10km.
Obviously we won't be able to run along the ICB like in the race, but there is an alternative route.
RSVP to by Wednesday 11 August for taxi booking purposes. Cost $8 per person including taxis.
For a map where we are meeting check out:,153.033993&spn=0.007636,0.019248&z=16

I'll book the cabs for 3:30pm so please try to be there abit earlier.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Sunday, August 8, 2010

BRS 1st Birthday Pary Saturday 4 September

Party Time! BRS 1st Birthday
We will be 1 year old soon.
To celebrate we are having a massive "Trivia & Tributes" party.
Cost: $25 per person (family and friends welcome)
When: Saturday 4 September - Yes same night as River Fire so public transport would be a great option
Time: 6:30pm - 11pm
Where: The Ship Inn, Southbank, Upstairs function room.
What: Delicious canapes, trivia bonanza, prizes, awards, cash bar with discounted drinks and more (please note: running gear prohibited)
RSVP: by Monday 23 August to (with numbers & dietary requirements) - payment details will be forwarded on RSVPs and must be made in full prior to the event
Can't wait!
Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What a Day!

BIG Congratulations to the 27 BRSers young and younger who participated in the Brisbane Marathon Events over the weekend.

We had runners in most events starting with the 2km kids event on Saturday. Noah and Madison had yet another great race with Noah completing the race in less than 5min/kms! Well done.

We had 2 Marathon Runners, Matt C competing in his first EVER, smashing it in 3:01hrs. Sensational effort coming 2nd in his age-group. Steve H was a pacer for the marathon helping other in the field reach their goal! well done guys.

BRS Half Marathoners also had a great day on a tough, 'incliney' course. Well done Micheal K, Michael Y, Peter C, Darrell G, Melissa F, Scott G - Well done!

And our 10km runners also blitzed the course, as familiar to them as the back of their own hand!

Great performances by all! Special mention Sam Carpenter coming third in his category in a time of 52mins! Great stuff.

The photos have been uploaded to Picasa accesses via our homepage and facebook!

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Happy Running
Your BRS coaches - Renae & Matt