Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Flood Appeal, Aussie Day, Saturday sessions

Last week you, our Brisbane Run Squad members donated officially $405.00 to the QLD Flood Appeal.
Thanks for attending training last week and your extra donations that has enabled us to donate such a large amout to help our community.
Four BRSers also donated $50 each to the Flood Appeal to ride with Lance Armstrong and Robbie McEwen on Tuesday. Matt Cooper had a donation box at his 30th Birthday, raising $144 with his friends company doubling it too.

IN TOTAL = $749.00 WELL DONE BRSers!!

Training is ON tomorrow, Wednesday 26 January

Normal place, The Ship Inn,
Normal time, 6-7pm

You want to train with BRS on Aussie Day, we want to celebrate Aussie day with you
Dinner and drinks, The Ship Inn after training.

Come celebrate Aussie Day and help our our Sponsors, the Ship Inn who lost over $6000 of stock during the flood black outs.


What: COMBO Strength Run 1 hour, core 30mins
Where: meet at Slaughter Falls Car Park, Mt Cootha
When: 7am - 8:30am
To Bring: waterbottle (camelback if you want to drink while you run), towel, enthusiasm!
Cost: $8 non-members, $6 members

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flood Donation

This week all money received at BRS training sessions will be donated to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. Lets get back into training and help out our community in need.

The more runners we get the bigger the donation. This is a great opportunity to take a break from the carnage and cleanse the mind.

Please see the previous blog for details on a location change of the weeks sessions.

Renae & Matt

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Monday Session Location Change

Location Change

Due to the floods and the state of Southbank, Renae and I have decidd to move the meeting location for Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th January session to The Cliffs Cafe, Kangaroo Point.


There is parking on River Tce and side streets.

Time is still 6pm - 7pm, we will finish the session with 10 to 15 minutes of structured stretching to target new muscles used in the weekends clean-ups.

Thanks & update

Thankyou to everyone who helped out on the weekend cleaning up after the devistating floods. I have heard from most of our members in the flood effected areas and they are safe and well. For any members still requiring assistance please contact me on 0447578205.

Renae and I rode in to Southbank to visit and offer assistance to our 2 major sponsors, Active Stride and The Ship Inn. Glen and Robson at Active Stride were able to remove all stock prior to the floods and are re-stocking ready for business this week. The Ship Inn escaped the floods and appears undamaged, we were unable to talk to John and the staff as they have no electricity and are closed.

Thanks again
Renae & Matt

Friday, January 14, 2011

Meeting Point for flood Clean up

Thanks to all of you who volunteered to do some clean-up tomorrow.

Here are the details of what is going on:

What: Clean-up of Claire's Mum's house and a couple of Steve's mates houses, and anyone elso looking like they need a hand

Where: Meet at 37 Morley St, Chelmer

When: 7:30am

To bring: Good boots, long pants, gloves. Anything else you have that might help ie. spade, broom etc.
Snacks. Sunscreen, plenty of water (to drink) and your strong back

After we meet we can co-ordinate the clean-up.

Mel F has offered to do any babysitting or feeding of the troops. If we bring our own snacks I thought Mel could go on a Subway run or something for luncho's. (If she is not babysitting . Let me know if you need this)

If you can't make it to the meeting time, just call me 0447 578 205, I will let you know where we are.

I will see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday Morning 15th Jan Session

Flood Help

This is a shout out to anyone who needs help or know's someone who needs help with clean up following the floods.

It is also a shout out to any BRSers who were not effected to offer a hand to those in need.

My plan is to make this Saturday's cross-training session a "clean-up session". I am offering myself for the day and I urge any others who are able on Saturday to help aswell.
If I get more than 1 location needing assistance I will try to co-ordinate any volunteers to help at these various locations.

Please let me know if you need help or know someone and also please let me know if you are able to help others on Saturday.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Resolution Run/Swim Results

WET ENOUGH FOR YA??????????????????????

Probably the most used comment all day. It was absolutly bucketing down while we were waiting to start the 2011 Resolution Run at Southbank. The rain did clear up for the start, and stayed away for most of the race, but decided to give us a drenching before anyone had finished. We all looked as though we had completed the first leg of a triathlon rather than a 5km or 10km run.

Slower times for all competitors were posted due to the weather and the fact that the run was at least 500 meters too long. Our 16 BRSers, however, put the bad weather behing them, saying "lucky we have done alot of training in the rain".

Some times to mention are Matt S, coming in as first BRSer and 27th male. It was the day for the ladies however with Mel F coming 9th female in the 10km and Jody H smashing out a 6th place female in the 5km.

Congratulations to all BRSers who competed in the terrible conitions. To complete a race in those circumstances takes alot of guts.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Resolution Run, This Sunday 9th Jan

It's Here

The first run of 2011.

What: Resolution Run
When: Sunday 9th January 2011
Start: 8:30am
Where: Start and Finish at the Cultural Forecourt, Southbank (near the wheel)

BRS will meet near the start off Russell Street Phwy. Just look for us, we are very easy to see. Someone will be there to watch bags.

You can pick up race packs early from InTraining Running Centre, 33 Park Rd, Milton between 3-5pm on Saturday 8th. Otherwise you can collect your pack on the day at the Cultural forecourt, registration opens at 7am.

Go to https://regonline.activeglobal.com/custImages/281327//brisbane.pdf for a detailed description of the race map.

Remember it will be very hot with the late start, so hydrate well the two days before.

Happy Runing
Renae & Matt

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Open For Business

What's your New Years Resolution?

Research and life shows that those who set: SMART Goals specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time conscious goals are more likely to suceed in getting to where they want to be!

So what are your 2011 GOALS??

Talk to us about how we can help you formulate and achieve these goals. We offer personalised running programs designed specifically to achieve your individual goal. eg, finishing a 10km run, a faster event time, or completing your first half or full marathon. Here are a few options.

Option 1 Personalised Running Program + analysis:
1 x 60min briefing and analysis sessions: here we analyse your running technique, full posture and gait analysis, heart rate tests, flexibility etc, provide feedback, gather information from you on goals, personal commitments and other data to enable us to design a program that best suits your goal and needs.
2 x fortnightly personalised programs per month (focussed on improving your running and obtaining your fitness goals), including nutritional and cross training advice, on-line access to us, your coaches for any advice/questions
Pricing = $50 per month + $60 for the full analysis and briefing session

Option 2 Personalised Running Program:
Complete an on-line form to gather personal information and goals.
2 x fortnightly personalised programs per month (focussed on improving your running and obtaining your fitness goals), including nutritional and cross training advice, on-line access to us, your coaches for any advice/questions
Pricing = $50 per month

Please contact Renae or Matt if you have any questions or want to find out more info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au

Please note, the above pricing options only apply to BRS members and does not include BRS session costs.

2011 BRS Sessions

We are back to normal from tonight 03rd January, Monday & Wednesday 6pm-7pm leaving from the Ship Inn at Southbank and our fortnightly Saturday sessions from 15 January at various locations (see calendar for details).

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sunday 2 January - Session Details

We had an off-road and core session planned for Sunday, but due to the weather, a change of plan!!

Meet at Active Stride, Southbank at 7am, for a 1-1.5 hour run with some great hill efforts around Westend.

Then coffee afterwards.
Welcome to 2011.
Happy Running
Renae & Matt