Thursday, January 21, 2016

BRS On Tour Wrap, Saturday Session & Mizuno Visit

BRS On Tour - Cadbury Marathon Festival Wrap

WOW, we have had time to reflect in the 9 days since BRS on Tour finished! What a fantastic tour it was!!

Our 5th Tour and a great success like the 4 before it!

NOW as with all BRS On Tour....what happens on Tour stays on Tour!!

So we won't give too much away, just a few pictures, and a wrap of race day.

Race day our Marathoners were off to an early start, hitting the bus transfer at 4:30am for a 30min ride out to the Cadbury Factory!  then we entered the VIP area, what a fantastic idea, I would highly recommend anyone doing the event in future years, sign up early for the VIP tent.

We had massages, stretching mats, portaloos, espresso coffee made fresh to order!, eggs, bacon, sausages, fruit buns, banana bread, bananas, lollies, and of course, as much chocolate as you could eat!!  this area was also right on the finish line for us to cheer all our runners in along the last straight.

Our marathoners all had an amazing race and a very psychological race at that!! for many it was their first marathon, and for some they were veterans, but in a marathon, every event feels like your first in terms of nerves! It was two laps of the half marathon course which makes it even the more tough to come pass go, then head back out for another 21!!

They finished with smiles on their faces and well earned medals around their necks!

Our half marathoners started their event at 6:30am, heading out on a very undulating course, finishing with a nice hill climb to the finish! Again, for a few it was their first half and their were proud smiles as they crossed the line. All put their dedication and hard training to work, and put in their best every step of the 21km!

Our 10km runners and Mel with Ellie our 5km runners headed out late, just as the sun was beginning to come out!!  It was really enjoyable being able to run past a few of our marathoners and cheer them on!

Overall, this was a well organised event, a fantastic atmosphere, and we had perfect running weather.

Thanks to all the BRSers who joined us on BRS On Tour - Cadbury Marathon, it was an absolute pleasure. You entertained us, inspired us, and motivated us.

We recovered with Tasmania's Long Lunch Safari Tour, wine, cheese, cider, and strawberry tour, what more could you want!!!

We can't wait to reveal plans for a 2016 mini on tour, and 2017 International On Tour!! Bring it on.

Saturday Session

EEKS, 32 degrees expected on Saturday, so we are definitely hitting Southbank for a run and swim!

When: Saturday  23rd December 

Where: Steps of Southbank Surf Club

Parking: park under Southbank closest to the middle exit near Max Brenners
NOTE: $2 parking starts at 5am - 9am (10am if you bring your Parkrun token/barcard)

Time: 6-7:30am, why not do Parkrun at 7am !!

Cost: $2

Breaky and chats to follow! 

Mizuno Night out, First Birthday dinner of year and bring a friend! 

With Mizuno releasing new models of shoes, and new releases of previous models, its time for a test wear session!! I know many of you are in the market for new shoes after the big lead up to On Tour and others who are due a new pair or two for 2016, this is an opportunity for you to come along, try new models and have a chat to Jess our new Mizuno Rep!

We are also combining it with our first social dinner of the year, AND why not bring a friend, they will train for free + they can also try out Mizunos to start their BRS running career!!

When: Wednesday 24th February

Time: please arrive at 5:45pm if you wish to trial a pair of Mizunos and order our dinner before the session please.

Where: our usual spot, the Ship Inn, beer garden side

What: Mizuno test wear shoes, chat with Jess our Mizuno Rep, BRS bring a friend for free, followed by our first social dinner of the year!!

Dinner - 7pm after training

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Happy Running
Renae & Matt

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