Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This weekend & Wet Weather Policy refresher

Saturday BRS Xmas Party

Thanks to everybody who RSVPed for the BRS Christmas Party this Saturday 01st December.

We will see you at New Farm Park (keep an eye on facebook for exact location) from 2:30pm ! Don't forget to bring a plate of food, your drinks and any park games!!

I have had 30 RSVPs for dinner......lucky as our allocation was only 30, so a full house! I am looking forward to an evening of yarps, tasty tapas, and sampling beers!  see you at Bitter Suite New Farm from 5:30pm

Saturday's Run

Hot Hot Hot, so Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
It is expected to be 32 degrees on Saturday (with a morning minimum of 24!!). Don't leave it until Saturday to hydrate start now!!
We will be heading to Southbank where there are plenty of drink fountains around the river loop, so you will never be too far from water.  Maybe bring your togs, to jump in the lagoon afterwards!

When: Saturday 01st December
Where: Meet at the front of the Ship Inn (near end of Goodwill games bridge)
Time: 6am-7:30am
What: endurance run 1-1.5hours - all welcome, choose your time/distance!!
Cost: $2 for refreshments

Congratulations to our Spring Series Fast Track Team !!
after four 7 km races over 8 weeks, they finished second on the ladder and first in Mixed Teams.
Well done to Matty C, Ken, Paul T, Wendy and Jan!!!

For more information on Fast Track, see 
I will keep you posted when the next series starts!

Wet Weather Policy 
As it is coming into the rainy season, it is a timely reminder of our Rain Policy:

BRS Training Rain Policy is: 

  1. ON regardless of rain- Except if is EXTREME (e.g. lightening, torrential rain, hail, acid rain!)
  2. if training is cancelled due to extreme conditions, a twitter/facebook notification will be issued at 5pm
  3. if it is raining or has been raining extensively, the session will always be a long run on safe surfaces, rather than any hill or speed work. Remember the long runs are important to maintain our base aerobic fitness.
  4. if in doubt, sms Renae (0447 578 200) or Matt (0447 578 205) around 5pm

see you all over the weekend

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, November 22, 2012

This Weekend

Saturday Session

Ready for a long run followed by some yummy market coffee and treats!! Well hopefully the rain holds off for us this week as we head back to New Farm Park.

When: Saturday 24th November
Time: 6am - 7:30am (NOTE earlier start of 6am)
Where: Meet New Farm Park rotunda
What: 1-1.5 hour long run
Cost: $2.00

+ breaky at the markets.

Please note, if it is raining, Arn and I will not be there, but obviously feel free to meet up and RUN!!

I know some of you haven't visited the markets before, so check out the link here to find out more about them.

Santa Fun Run

It looks like we have over 20 BRSers running for the Variety Club this Sunday in the annual Santa Fun run, and 20 hungry runners for breaky afterwards.

Thanks to those who RSVPed. Breaky is booked for 8:30am at the Library Cafe underneath the State Library. the booking is under Brisbane Run Squad.
I will see you at the race start, or at breaky if I miss you.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Xmas Party,Wrap Up and Whats UP!!!

Xmas & Holiday Celebration

As it was going to be hard if not impossible to top our 3rd Birthday Party, we thought we would go for something a little more relaxed for our Xmas Celebration!!

Hopefully catering for everybody, families, partyers, diners and socialisers!!
Here are the details of our Xmas Party:

Saturday 01st December, 2012

2:30pm - New Farm Park (keep an eye on facebook on the day for where in the park we are - or go on an adventure to find us!!)
An afternoon of games, croquet & laughs!!
please bring a plate of nibbles and whatever you wish to drink!

5:30pm: Bitter Suite Beer Bistro, New Farm
Enjoy a cold beer, delicious vino, yummy tapas and good company for the afternoon into the evening.
We have an area reserved, and you can simply order your own food and drink as you see fit!!  for you beer drinkers, they have over 10 beers on tap and dozens by the bottle! Yummy ciders and a good wine list too.

RSVP: It would be great to know who is coming to both, however RSVP Bitter Suite is a must please.
by Wednesday 28th November. 

What's Up

According to the BRS calendar, we had kayaking scheduled for this Friday. as you may have presumed this is not going ahead. I will get back to you with new dates and details.

This time in the running season, it is all about having a go! Running for charity, running with friends, running just cause its so awesome! there are a few things coming up.....

When: Sunday 25th November, 7am
What: 5km Run for the Variety Club. Start at Kurilpa Point Park, through Southbank, across the river and back.
Cost: $30 - enter as a Team Adult - search for Brisbane Run Squad   Entry includes your Santa suit!! 

I have booked a table for Breaky at the Library Cafe for 15 people at 8:30am. Spots are filling fast, so get in quick if you are keen to join us!!

When: Sunday 09th December 2012
Where: start and finishes in Miles Buisson Park, Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.
Time: Different start times from 5am
What:  50km Solo, 30km Solo, 25km (relay for 2 people), 15km solo
Cost: $100 Relay, $50 30/15km, $70 50km

Wrap Up
Last weekend was a busy one!! Warrior Dash on Saturday and Mousdash Cootha Run on Sunday.

To see an awesome, fun wrap up of the Warrior Dash event, what Matty Cam on YouTube:

Mousdash was a great event as usual. We had a few first timers like Nick, Jenny, and Sean, and some veterans like Matty and Keeters. Some great times, an eight minute PB by Keeters and a 45min run from Nick which if you have done Mousdash you would know that is a sensational time!!

Saturday Session

Join us for our usual long run session this Saturday

When: Saturday 17th November
Where: Meet at the Corner of Gordon Road and Park Road, Milton
What: 1-1.5 hour endurance run
Time:  6am -7:30am to beat the heat!
Cost: $2 for refreshments

+ breaky afterwards on Park Road

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Noosa Wrap Up & this Weekend

Noosa Wrap Up

Well what a spectacular weekend last weekend for the Noosa Triathlon.
Congrats to the BRSers completing their first EVER olympic distance triathlon: Katrina, Keeters, Coops, Liss, Lisa and Wendy! Everyone gave it there all with fantastic results!

We also had some veteran BRS Triathletes beat their previous tri PBs, well done to Mat S, Claire and Michelle Mac. We had a few other BRSers taking part in teams which is a great way to get involved!! Michele W, Michelle W, Nat, Matty Tania, Alex, and myself.

I tried to capture everybody I ran into on the weekend, so I hope I didn't miss anybody...if I did, congratulations!!!

As always a very BIG thank-you to all supporters, Friends and family!!

p.s......the visors looked great and we could spot fellow BRSers a mile away!!

Saturday 10th November

1. Saturday Session: we are back to our usual Saturday running sessions, HOWEVER, please note the 6am start. It is getting hotter so regular Saturday attendees have voted for an earlier start to beat the heat!

When: Saturday 10th November
Where: New Farm Park
What: 1.5 hour long run
Time: 6am-7:30am
Cost: $2 for refreshments - please try to remember your $2 :-)

Markets are on...don't forget cash for post run breaky treats!!

2. Warrior Dash
Good luck to those competing in the Warrior Dash on Saturday! It sounds hard core so may the force be with you! I will be there armed and waiting with my camera!!

Sunday 11th November

Good on you if you have registered to compete in Mousdash...
Not only is it a great challenge, it is for a great cause!

We will be there at 5:30am on Sunday, so keep an eye out for the white and blue.

I am looking forward to it!

Happy Running
Renae & Matt