Thursday, January 22, 2015


Planning your holidays for the next 12 months?

Doing up your 12 month budget?

Wondering what your next goal is?

BRS ON TOUR FOR 2016 IS......DRUM ROLL.........

Most of you already know, yes BRS is participating in the 2016 Maui Oceanfront Marathon Festival as our next big international On Tour event!

After the success of Airlie Beach, we hope that as many of you as possible can join us in Hawaai, and with 12 months notice, we can all start to plan our leave, finances, and running schedules!!

Information about the Event:

Distances: Options are endless there is something for everybody !!
                  5km, 10km, 15km 21km, 42km and a marathon walk!!

Dates:       The event is scheduled for January 17th 2016
                  On Tour dates are tentatively
                  Depart Brisbane on Sunday evening 10 January 2016
                  Depart Maui on Tuesday 19 January 2016
                  (school is back on Monday 25th January)

Itinerary:  I am waiting for quotes back from our Travel Agent for:
                4 nights on Oahu Island (main Island with Honolulu, Waikiki, North Shore, Diamond
                Head, Peal Harbour)
                4 nights on Maui Island
                Accommodation - apartment style 

  • The Marathon runs north from Wailea through Kihei and along some of the prettiest beaches in the world and ends in Old Lahaina Town.
  • See whales and surfers on your left side. (January is prime whale viewing season on Maui)
  • Run with 10,000' Haleakala Volcano and the green West Maui Mountains on your right side.
  • Watch out for rainbows!!
  • January is the coolest and best running month in Hawaii
  • The course starts at 112' in Wailea and is a "rolley" downhill to sea level at 1.3 miles, then flat, running against traffic on the shoulder. At mile 10 starts the “Long Green Mile”uphill to mile 11 at 157'. From there it is again a “rolley” downhill to sea level at about mile 17, then sea level and flat between 17 and the finish line in Old Lahaina Town.(Mile 12 is 132', the Tunnel is at 16 miles and 106', 17 miles is at sea level and flat to the finish.)

Never run a marathon? Always wanted to?

This is a fantastic opportunity for 12 months of preparation to partake in one of the world's most scenic marathons!!!

BRS will help you to reach this goal with our BRS event's calender this year prepared with marathon lead up in mind!

Please email your expression of interest to join us on our 2016 On Tour event to Maui

Prices and itineraries will be available in the next month!

Saturday Session

Last week was our first running strength and conditioning (S&C) session for the year! Remember these will be run twice a month and the sessions are posted on the What's On Page on the website afterwards to allow you to complete your own S&C sessions during the week. 

This week is a longrun + Parkrun as per the schedule on the Homepage.

When: Saturday 24th January

Where: Meet on the steps of the Southbank Surf Club at Streets Beach, Southbank

Parking: Park underneath Southbank for $2 - in after 5am and out by 9am!! Remember to park in the middle of the carpark and exit near Max Brenners! Then you will easily find us!

Time: 6am-7:45am

What: Long run or run + Southbank park run.
Completing a run (55mins) followed by a 5km Parkrun is a fantastic way to improve your running regardless of your goals!
Don't forget to register so you can have your times tracked throughout the year to monitor your progress.
For those of you after a few more KM, why not go straight into a 3km warm down after parkrun. 


1. Uniforms & Visors

Get in early and order your uniforms for 2015. 

2015 January Order now open
Place your order on-line now until 31st January by clicking here or with Renae/Matt at training during that period.

5-6 week turnaround on uniforms, expected delivery early March. You must attend training to collect your uniform OR pay a little extra and I can post it to you. 

See the uniform page for uniforms available, sizes, and prices. 

NOTE: we need a minimum of 15 to order the visors, so if you are need of a new one, please order one now. 

2. BRS 2015 Event Calender is available

Please download and put our 2015 calendar on your fridge so you don't miss anything!!! 

3. Dusk til Dawn 31st January

It looks like we will have at least 2 BRS teams, but we would love more and some individual entries too.  Its one of those events where the more BRSers who participate, the more enjoyable it is for everybody!!

Yes its that time of year again for one of our fav events - the Caboolture Dusk til Dawn!!!! this iconic running event is now in its 20th year. It is situated in the grounds of the Caboolture Historical Village running through the various historical buildings in a very unique format, a 500m dirt circuit!! We have been doing it for 3 years and its always great fun! With teams available, there's no excuses!! 

We bring out the tent, share goodies, and its a fabulous atmosphere.

There are options from 10km-100km!!. In previous years, we have entered (& dominated!) the 6 hr relay - 3 people run 2 hrs each. Event kick off at 6pm (1/2 marathon at 4pm).

comment on Facebook OR email: if you are keen for a team.

More information. .

4. Twilight Running festival 22 March

Don't forget to get your entries in and be part of the BRS team!

1. Go to and select Twilight Run 2015 on the left-hand side
2. Click Join an existing Team and type in Brisbane Run Squad
3. Select Brisbane Run Squad to join this Team
4. Choose from the options available for Twilight Run 2015
5. Continue with the registration process until payment has been completed.

One of our BRSers Nicole is doing her first official half marathon at Twilight and has decided to raise money as part of this for Redkite. She would appreciate your support and donation to help her make a difference. 

From Nicole:

So I am wondering if members from the BRS would like to consider supporting me by making donations to Redkite by following the link below:

Here are more information showing how much it costs to support a family through their cancer journey and it would be great if you could match one of these:

· $10 can ensure three grandparents get copies of 'A guide for grandparents of children with cancer'

· $20 can get a book from the Redkite book club into the hands of a child or young person with cancer

· $50 can help a young person access their support network during the cancer experience by covering the cost of their phone bill

· $120 can ensure Redkite Music Therapists can ease the stress and pain of cancer treatments for children, young people and their siblings

· $500 can provide parents with vital counseling support no matter where they are in Australia

· $2500 can support a family for 12 months with financial assistance, counseling and other Redkite services based on their needs

Please help me make a difference and thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

5. Electronic Sign-in

Thanks to everybody for adopting our electronic sign in ! we have tweeked it slightly after your feedback on Monday so thanks for that!

6. Where are you???

We haven't seen many of you at training lately and I know some of you are still on holidays. 
We are planning some really good and different sessions and heaps of things for 2015 that we would like to share with you. 

If you are injured or have stopped coming to training for another reason, we would really appreciate you letting us know! We always welcome the feedback to enable us to continually improve our service. 
So we look forward to seeing more of you attending over the next few weeks so we can help you achieve your health, wellness, and fitness goals. 

Monday 26th January is a public holiday so training will be 5-6pm at the Ship Inn!

Happy Running!

Renae & Matt

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