Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Training Changes & Updates

Training Changes

The Noosa Triathlon is this weekend and I know all our BRS competitors are pumped!! Some BRSers are triathlon veterans, some are newbies to the sport, and some like to do it with a team!!  Whatever your motivation/goals, it will be a FABBO weekend. 

As all coaches will be in Noosa, there are slight changes to the Saturday 03rd Nov and Monday 05th Nov sessions.

Saturday Session
When: Saturday 03rd Nov
Where: New Farm Park Rotunda
Time: 6:30-8am
What: long run
Cost: free as it is simply a long run session, no coaches or refreshments.


Monday 05th November
Where: Ship Inn as always
Time: 6-7pm
What: endurance run
Cost:   free as it is simply a long run session, no coaches or refreshments.

Enjoy and good luck to all our Noosa competitors!

Last week five BRSers ran for a great cause, Ronald McDonald House. There were 2 events, a 10km team event (each running 5km) and a 10km individual event. 
A big congratulations to Hannah who took out the winning female title in 40mins! and Matt and Liss for the first husband and wife team in 38mins!! Jenny completed her first 10km ever and won her category!
Well done to all!

What's coming up......

Remember, next weekend is jammed packed with events!
Saturday 10th - Warrior Dash
Sunday 11th - Mousdash!
Get your entries in now!!

Save the Date 
BRS Birthday Party is quickly the 01st December in your diaries!!

Thanks to everybody who purchased a visor...they look awesome!!  I will keep you posted on future orders!

Happy Running (& swimming & cycling!)

Renae & Matt  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Saturday Session - last chance training!!

Saturday Session - last chance training for Noosa Tri

Well with Noosa Triathlon festival fast approaching next weekend, it is last chance training for our triathletes!!  We will have a cycle run for them, and a long run for the rest of the BRSers.

When: Saturday 25th October
Where: Meet at the Carpark, opposite the UQ Athletics Centre, Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia
Time: 6:30am start
What: a 1.5 hour long run OR a  hour cycle + 30min run
Cost: $2 for refreshments

+ breaky at the UQ Tennis Centre afterwards


Don't forget registrations close for the 5km Cool Night Classic - tomorrow Friday 26th October

The 10km individual or 2 x 5km Team Ronald McDonald Run is on this Sunday 3pm Westend!

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saturday Session & Upcoming Events

Saturday Session

Well with a few weeks still until Noosa, we have 2 more Cycle/Run or just Run sessions ahead of us.

This Saturday we will be meeting at....
Meet: Orleigh Street, Westend (near the intersection of Orleigh and Montague)
When: Saturday 20th October
Time: 6:30am-8am
What: Cycle/Runners and Runners all welcome! Cycle 1hr + 30min run, or run 1.5 hours.

+breaky at Alberto's Shot Espresso Bar afterwards

Upcoming Events

Good Luck to everybody participating in the Bryon Bay Lighthouse run this weekend! Don't forget to look at the view!

Ronald Macdonald Run Sunday 28th October
WhenSunday 28th October, 3pm
Where: Westend
What: a 10km option or why not run 5km each in a team of 2!!
Cost: $25 

Cool Night Classic 1st November
When: Thursday 01st November, 5pm
Where: Botanical Gardens
What: 5km and 3.5km
Cost: $20 to 12th October (early bird)  
Enter: join an existing Team - Brisbane Run Squad$file/index.html

Warrior Dash 10th November
WhenSaturday 10th November
Where: Mt Kilcoy
What: a 5km run with a difference. Face 12 obstacles along the way like hay bails, swamps, bared wire. 
Cost: $75 until 10th October 

Mousdash 11th November

When: Sunday 11th November 6:30am
What: 10.5km up and around Mt Cootha or a 5km Summit Dash
Cost: $40 for individuals. No BRS team, but teams of 3 available at a discount 

Santa Run  25th November. 
When: Sunday 25th November, 7am
What: 5km Variety Santa Fun Run commences at 7am at Kurilpa Point Park, make its way through South Bank, across the river before snaking along the water’s edge, back over the river once again to cross the finish line at Kurilpa Point Park.
Cost:  $30 if you Enter as a TEAM Adult.  Search for Brisbane Run Squad. 
Entry includes your very own Santa Suit!!

I will book Breaky for afterwards, so flick me an email if you are keen 

Happy Running

Renae & Matt 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

BRS 3rd Birthday Party Wrap Up

Thanks Thanks Thanks!!
I would just like to start with some words of thanks to all who contributed to our 3rd Birthday party

Thanks to our great sponsors Mizuno for their generosity with our awards and prizes!

Thanks to Sassafras for the great meal, atmosphere and lovely staff!!

Last but not least......thanks to our wonderful BRS team for three great years of the club and for your energy and enthusiasm on Saturday night! it was great to see you all there!

Awards and Prizes
Each year we present three awards: Most Improved, Most Consistent, and Runner's Runner. 
This year the well deserved recipients of the awards were:
Most Improved = Sean Brown
This one was really tough as everybody in BRS has achieved and smashed their own personal goals this year, whether it be getting faster, going further, or trying other sports. 
Sean really stands out to us...why?
It is the silent assassin!! he started in the B2B beginners group run walking in 2010 and 2011. He has been running with BRS over a year going from strength to strength. He B2B times over the last three years tell the story beautifully.......
2010: 1hr, 16mins
2011: 52.45mins
2012: 46.27mins
An improvement of 30mins over 10km !!!  He is now running with the 500 group! the sky is the limit! Well done Sean. 

Most Consistent = Andrew Marrington
This awards goes to the runner that has attended the most mid-week sessions, regularly attends Saturday sessions and is usually present at BRS social functions.
This year it was a very close race!!!  Our top five included Michelle W, Steve G, Sally, and Jill! 
Andrew just pipped them at the post! Well done Andrew

Runner's Runner = Michelle Wood
Never before have we had so many different runners nominated by other runners for this prestigious award! I read many of the other nominations out on the night! Well done to all BRSers who were nominated! 

Think about who at BRS has inspired you, impressed you, makes you feel like running more, or just puts a smile on your face.

This much deserved winner for 2013 was Michelle Wood. Some of the entries included:
·         squad. 
  • She's always there in the small band of runners who turn up to training on rainy nights, and she has become a great friend to many of us. She is well liked and respected by everyone

  • Nomination given because she is driven, never surrenders, gives everything a crack, and always brings a smile; despite what life hurls in her direction.

  • For consistency and dedication to the club, attends lots of events and training sessions, provides great support and encouragement to all and is a real runners runner
  • From injury to 1/2 Marathon Mum! Impressive!!!!!!!!  Not forgetting she is also a beautiful person!
  • For being her bubbly upbeat self day after day – and for being a great running ‘buddy’
  • Michelle is motivating, supportive, encouraging, passionate and an inspiration, in and out of the running shoes. She is the reason I turn up to training every week!

Our theme for the night was 'I need my Reality TV', and everybody put in a fine effort with costumes and party faces!!
Everybody put more than 100% into the Team Challenges throughout the night and a special mention to all those team members who participated in the Dance off!! Very brave....Some untapped dancing talent out there...and some who maybe shouldn't frequent the dance floor!!

Gorillaz Team won each taking home a Mizuno prize pack

Ben Y won best dressed coming as an interesting take on Bear Grylls

Overall BRSers a top night! Matt and I are looking forward to our fourth year with such a great bunch of people! Bring it on

Happy Running
Renae & Matt 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Saturday Session & NEW BRS Visors!!!

Saturday Sessions (adding 3 weeks of cycle+run training)

We will continue to provide BRSers with the opportunity to do a cycle + run session as a lead up to the Noosa Triathlon this year.  great way to practice transitions, so bring your bike along!!

We will have our normal 1.5hr run, however those who wish can bring their bikes and do a 1 hour cycle, followed by a 30min run.

This Saturday 13th  October:
Where: Meet at one of our favourite BRSer's house - 49 Shottery Street, Yeronga
no need to put bikes on car rooves etc for transition, you can simply dump your bike in the garage and off onto the run.  Google Map: 
Time: 6:30am start
What: a 1.5 hour long run  OR  a 1 hour cycle + 30min run
Cost: $2 for beverages

+ followed by breaky at Anesis on Hyde Cafe just down the road

BRS Visors

check out whats coming!!!!!   our manufacturer has all but guaranteed a pre-Noosa Triathlon delivery too!!! GET IN NOW at the pre-purchase price! 

BRS Birthday Party
Many thanks to all who RSVPed for our 3rd Birthday party on Saturday night! It should be a cracker!  See you there, 6pm kick off!! 
Don't forget it is BYO Beer, Wine, and Softdrinks. Ice tubs will be provided. The venue does not have a spirits licence, so no BYOing of spirits please

See you soon

Happy Running
Matt and Renae 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Saturday Session and Stuff

Saturday Sessions (adding 3 weeks of cycle+run training)

As with last week, we will continue to provide BRSers with the opportunity to do a cycle + run session as a lead up to the Noosa Triathlon this year.
 A great way to practice transitions, so bring your bike along!!

We will have our normal 1.5hr run, however those who wish can bring their bikes and do a 1 hour cycle, followed by a 30min run.

This Saturday 06th October:
Where: Meet in the Car Park in front of the Rugby fields on Sylvan Road, Toowong (called Toowong Memorial Park on Google Maps)
Time: 6:30am start
What: a 1.5 hour long run  OR  a 1 hour cycle + 30min run
(cyclists will head out on the centenary highway bikeway)
Cost: $2 for beverages

+ followed by breaky at the Corner Store Cafe 

Looking for an event to keep you motivated in October??

there are heaps of fun runs around at the moment, but three good ones on the horizon are:

The Byron Bay Lighthouse Run 10km - Sunday 21st October

The Ronald MacDonald Run 10km
- Sunday 28th October

Spring Fast Track Series 4km-7km : 4 races Wednesday 17 & 31 October, 14 & 28 November, 2012 - race anywhere between 6:30am-2pm from the Karilpa Bridge.
I would love to put a few BRS teams in ($60 per person) - let me know if you are interested!

REMINDER: BRS Birthday Party

Don't forget to RSVP for the BRS Birthday Party. 
Theme:          Reality TV!!   
When:            Saturday 13th October
Time:             6pm - 11pm
Where:          Sassafras Cafe Backyard BBQ  
88 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Cost:             $50 includes a delicious BBQ (as below) 
                      BYO Alcohol and other beverages!!
RSVP:          NOW (payment on RSVP & send in a ‘secret’ about yourself)

Happy Running
Renae & Matt