Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gold Coast Running Festival & No Saturday Session

Due to the Gold Coast Running Festival this weekend......there will be NO Saturday Session 30th June

Gold Coast Running Festival

It is here!! Only two sleeps to go! With 50 BRS Runners participating this weekend, it should be a cracker!! I can't wait to see everybody in action and seeing the outcome of all that dedicated training. 

BRS Tent Location

The blue BRS tent will be located in the SPACE ONLY Tent section as above near Nind Street in the Race Precinct.  This is similar to previous years.

A great place to catch up with your fellow runners, go on warm up runs together, hang after the run and of course a prime position on the course to cheer each other and other runners on! 

We will be there from about 5:30am on Saturday Morning for the 10km and 5am ish on Sunday for the half marathon. 

Don't forget the weekend schedule:
Saturday 30 JuneTimeMin. AgeCut Off Time
Southern Cross University 10km Run6:30 am121 hr 30 mins
Queensland Health Challenge (5.7km)8:00 am-1 hr 10 mins
2km Junior Dash9:25 am5-
4km Junior Dash9:40 am5-
Sunday 1 JulyTimeMin. AgeCut Off Time
ASICS Half Marathon6:00 am153 hrs
Wheelchair Marathon7:15 am186 hrs 30 mins
Gold Coast Airport Marathon7:20 am186 hrs 30 mins

Post Race Lunch
We have 26 RSVPs for our Post Race Lunch on Sunday. 
See you at 360 cafe @ Grand Hotel, Marine Parade, Labrador, from 11:30am!!

Happy Running, see you all soon

Renae & Matt

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lots of Updates

Saturday Session
Only 1 week until the Gold Coast Marathon Festival!  So this is our last Loooong Run. There are two options this week:

Option 1: Gold Coast Course Reccy
Big thanks to Matt C and Liss who will be hosting a Gold Coast Reccy Run.

When: Saturday 23rd June
Time: 6:30am
Meeting Spot: Race start (Southport Pool Carpark)
What: 1.5 hr long run on marathon and 10K course.

Option 2:  New Farm Park
Matt Lyne will be at New Farm Park Rotunda for all those who cannot make it to the coast.

When: Saturday 23rd June
Time: 6:30am
Meeting Spot: New Farm Park Rotunda
What: 1.5hr taper run
Cost: $2 for refreshments

Don't forget markets on are too, bring some cash for treats!!

Gold Coast Post Race Lunch

Again our BRS tradition of a post Gold Coast Festival Lunch.....and an opportunity to cheer the final Marathon Runners along the Marine parade home straight.

When: Sunday 01st July
Where: 360 cafe @ Grand Hotel, Marine Parade, Gold Coast
Time: 11:30am - 2pm
What: a celebratory lunch, a few beverages, and a chance to celebrate all achievements
All are welcome
RSVP:  please RSVP by Wednesday 27th by emailing or at training

BTS News

I know many of you have attended BTS Training Sessions and dabble in the odd Triathlon. This week BTS released some big and exciting news about the future of the club.
From Mark Turner:
Our big news that we alluded to last week is that we will be merging with Tri Alliance from Melbourne.  We announced the merger at our end of season party on the weekend and it was great to have Ollie Allan, the head coach of Tri Alliance in Melbourne with us at the party for the announcement.
See the BTS blog for more information.

Mark explains in the blog the impact this will have on their current members, which is minimal.

But what does it mean for BRS??? NOTHING

Initially BRS was set up as a partner of BTS, however we have been operating independently for some time. We will maintain the same training structure, membership scheme, coaches, name, and branding etc.
We will still keep our close working relationship with Mark and the other BTS coaches as they move into this exciting period of change and new opportunity.

If you have any questions, please ask Matt or Myself.

Happy Running

Renae & Matt

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Saturday Session + Bridge to Brisbane

Saturday Session
This Saturday we are meeting at Park Road Milton for our endurance run.

Where: Corner of Park Road Milton & Gordon Road Milton
What: Long run + coffee afterwards
Time: 6am for marathoners, 6:30am other runners
Cost: $2 for refreshments

Bridge to Brisbane

After 3 great years of Bridge to Brisbane Coaching, Matt and I have decided not to undertake the B2B coaching contract in 2012. Each year has been more and more rewarding, however this year we aim to focus our attention on developing BRS and our existing members.

We are still keen to support the popular Brisbane event and will be participating this year ourselves.
Entries are open and we have created a 10km and 5km team.

Enter at
Join an existing Team:
5km BRS Team Code: 73028
10km BRS Team Code: 78760

Join now to make sure you get a spot on the free buses.

Only 15 sleeps to go until the Gold Coast Marathon Festival!! YEY 

Happy Running

Renae & Matt

Friday, June 8, 2012

Saturday Session & Baby News

Saturday Session
When: Saturday 9th June
Where: Meet at the Rotunda New Farm Park
What: long endurance run
Time: Meet at 5am for 3 hr run, 6am for 2hrs, 6:30am for 1.5hrs

Baby News
For those of you not on Facebook, we welcomed Arn Julius Lyne into the world at 8:30pm Monday 4th June. He weighted in 8.5lbs sporting a good head of dark locks. Arn is looking forward to coming along and meeting the BRS team.

Remember only 3 weeks til Gold Coast. Stay tuned for details on our annual post race lunch planned for Sunday 01st July.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt