Sunday, August 28, 2011

Party Time- Save the Date

Saturday 3rd December 6pm til late

A combo party to celebrate
a) BRS turns 2! (offically 2 in September, so a belated celebration!)
b) Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Add it to the diary and stay tuned for more details!!!

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What's Up....Upcoming Events

Need to plan your next few months up to Christmans?
Need to budget entry fees and accommodation?
Print this out and pop it on your fridge so you don't miss a thing!!

Here are the upcoming events on the South East QLD Running Calendar.


3rd September - Bridge to Brisbane Time Trial 5km
Time: 7:30am
Where: New Farm Park Rotunda
What: good chance to see how your running fitness is going.
Cost: Free

11th September Bridge to Brisbane 10,5km Fun Run
When: Sunday 11 September
Where: Starts Southside of Gateway, Finish Ekka Showgrounds
What: 10km or 5km Fun Run/walkHow: To join our BRS Team, go to.
Enter Our Team Number = 24053*early bird - 5th August, get in quick places are limited this year

12th September Quarterly Birthday Bash Jul, Aug, Sept BRSer Birthdays
This year we are introducing a quarterly birthday bash for all BRSers with birthdays during the quarter.
For July, August, and September 14 BRSers will or have celebrated a birthday (some keeping it quieter than others!)
When: Monday 12th September
Time: 7pm (after a light recovery session from B2B)
Where: MADOs Turkish Restaurant Southbank
What: A quarterly birthday celebration
Who: any BRSer + of course our birthday people (you know who you are!)

Please RSVP (need numbers for the cake!! and to book the restaurant) by Monday 5th September.

22nd - 28th September: BRS Cook Islands Trip- Round Rarotonga Road Race
When: 22-28th September 15 of us are embarking on a BRS adventure in the pacific!
How: Spots are still open - to join us email Michelle Henry

16th October: Byron Bay Lighthouse Festival 10km, 8km
When: Sunday 16th October
Where: Byron Bay starts and finishes near lighthouse
What: 10km Run, 8km Walk
How: Early bird entry closes on 16 September 2011 at 3pm
Join our Team and receive a further discount, go to:


10th November Cool Night Classic 5km
When: Thursday 10 November 2011
Where: Riverstage, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Time: All participants to arrive at 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start
Course: 5km run or 3km walk

13th Movember: Mousdash 10.5km
When: Sunday 13th Movember
Where: Start Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens
What: 10.5km up and over Mt Cootha, or 5km to Summit

17 December Sherwood Trail Run 2,4,6km + BRS Xmas Breaky cook up (note change of date)
When: Saturday 17 December, 7am
Where: Carpark, in Jolimont St, Sherwood
What: A fun trail run to get into the spirit of the festive season + BRS Xmas BBQ
Cost: Enter on arrival $2 donation to run + $10 per person for a BRS BBQ!!!

RSVP BBQ: 10th December

Bring a friend, partner and kids, make a morning of it!

I personally love the last 4 months of the year for running, all the big 'pressure' events are over and the fun community events start! There are plenty of goals for you from now to December, so sign up!!!

**Whats missing??? Yes the BRS 2nd Birthday bash..I haven't forgotten, but September and October are proving to be busy months. At this stage we will combine the Birthday & Xmas bash to early December. I will keep you posted!**

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bris Marathon Wrap-up, Whats up


a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to everybody who participated in the events during the Brisbane Marathon Festival last weekend.

1/2 Marathon
The morning started, cold and dark for our 1/2 marathon troopers, with Liss, I and Milo (the now adopted BRS mascot) cheering from the sidelines!

  • Our first BRSer across the line was the lightening fast Matt C, coming 10th overall with a cracking time of 1hr21mins!! Well done.

  • Michael K also did a great time, in a tougher, and hotter course, coming in only secs off his Gold Coast time.

  • Natalie B produced a smashing personal best, coming in under 2 hours!!

  • Jen G pipped at the 2hour post, coming in just over

  • Michele W had a good run, coming in a few minutes over 2hours, and a personal best!!

  • The fabulous 3, Greg, Carla, and Leah also had great races, finishing in style!

  • Jeff one of our B2B runners (who has promised to convert to BRS post B2B) raced well placing 9th overall.

10km & 2km

We had plenty of our 10km BRSer runners braving the hot conditions as they started the event at 9:30am.

Considering the course and conditions, everybody finished and gave it their all.
BRSers: Wendy C, Jill M, Janet, Irene, Michelle W, Geevan, Matt W, Peter C, Steve G, Cindy, Deanne, Sam, Karen, and Bec W. Ben G who recently joined BRS blazed into the finish in 38mins, coming 5th in his age group and top 20!!

Noah & Maddison W participated in the 2km!! Enjoying every minute of it!

I hope I didn't miss anybody and Congratulations again!!

Other Special Mentions

  • Jane H completed her first 1/2 marathon in Townsville over the weekend, well done!

  • Darrel G completed the New York Triathlon on Sunday in terrible conditions, rainy, 35degrees, humidity....but after all that he produced a PB!!!!
Long Saturday Sessions
Don't forget for the next 5 weeks up until and including 10th September, we have a long run on Saturday mornings.
Time: 6:30am
Where: New Farm Park Rotunda
What: 50mins BRS run + 50mins B2B run
Finish: 8:30am
See you there!!

Cook Islands Adventure
Our first BRS On Tour international event is only just around the corner.
14 BRSers have 6 weeks before we leave for the 31km Round Rarotonga Road Race & Festival.
This Week's Fact:
Rarotonga is the vibrant centre of the Cook Islands. Its circular shape is dominated by high mountain peaks, from which lush rain forcest cascade to a palm-fringed shore. It is all most completely encircled by a reef which harbours clear turquoise waters, and many white sandy beaches.
sounds pretty inviting to run around if you ask me!!!

Stay tuned for next week's blog listing all upcoming events
Happy Running
Renae & Matt