Thursday, October 27, 2016

SEQ Trail Race 2, Thank-you and stuff

SEQ Trail Run Race 2

So the second event run by the fabulous 'Those Guys' events is taking place this Sunday at Numinbah.

The event will be staged out of Numinbah Hall in the Numinbah Valley. This is on Nerang‐Murwillumbah Rd in Numinbah Village.

Event parking will be on private land adjacent to the hall.

See the participants guide for all details.  Hope to see some of you there!

REMEMBER: This event is a “no‐cup” event. There will be no on‐course water stations at this event and runners will be required to carry their own supplies as they deem necessary.


Thank-you to everybody that helped us celebrate BRSers 7th Birthday! Those who attended the party as well as those you wrote us messages of support and congratulations.

It was so fabulous to present our 7th round of BRS Mug Trophies.....they are highly sort after awards!!

Congratulations to these special awards winners for 2016:

1. Andrew M!
So for the third time, Andrew has been our most consistent training attendee!! Not only does he come to sessions regularly, but he always helps out with the drinks, bags, kids, and participants in heaps of events. He also gets a special mention this year for his time improvements, particularly his Marathon PB for 2016!!

2. Michelle K
As a relatively new BRSer, it has been so wonderful to see Michelle's smiles at training and even BIGGER smiles with all the PBS she has achieved this year. She has smashed her half marathon PB and has hit some new achievements in her parkrun campaigns. Well done to our most improved for 2016

3. Dan D
An overwhelming majority vote for our 2016 Runners' Runner!
A few comments from the voters:

Dan inspires me by his endless goal setting and achieving. He not only loves the running, he loves getting BRSers together for social occasions

Loves running and loves drinking. My kind of guy

Whether racing, cheering, or taking pics... Dan represented BRS at so many events this year. Next calling... BRS MAN!

Dan has become a BRS stalwart... he loves running and being part of BRS, he is always upbeat, positive and encouraging. Definitely worthy of runner's runner!

Special mention to Nick, Will and Janet J who also received votes.

Nick M
The fabulous Nick was runner up in all three categories!! that deserves a mention and a 1hour fee massage with RechargeHQ!!

Matt & Liss
Matt and Liss have had a big year, bubba two, coaching, and both hitting peak if not peaker form!! (if that is even a word!). We are so honoured to have you as part of the coaching team and BRS family!
We hope you love your new BRS drinking vessels and you will think of us everything you use them!

Saturday Session

This Saturday, there will be no coaches attending the Saturday run. Matt and I are heading to Numinbah. Matt is running the course Saturday as a reccy and I am hitting the event Sunday. He might even give me some tips!! 

However, if anyone is still keen to meet up and have a run and breakfast after:

When: Saturday 29th October

Where: Southbank Surf Club steps

Time: 6am - 7:30am

Monday Session - Halloween

Halloween edition!!! Dress as your favourite Zombie, witch, or something similarly suitable for a chance to win some amazingly relaxing Bexter Soda Crystals. Perfect for a recovery bath. 

Happy Running
BRS Coaches 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Saturday Session, place your vote and Race 1 update


For those of you who are new, every year at our Birthday party, we award three very special trophies, they become prized possessions!: 

1. Most Improved (voted by coaches) 

2. Most Consistent (as per our electronic sign in and coaches vote) 

3. Runners' Runner - VOTED BY YOU!!! 

Click here to place you vote for the Brisbane Run Squad 2016 Runners' Runner. Thank- you to those who have already cast their vote! 

Party Time!

Tomorrow we head to Sandstone Point Hotel to celebrate Brisbane Run Squad's 7th Birthday! 

I thought I would attach our first ever blog for a run down memory lane! We were so nervous! 

Gosh it seems so long ago now, we can't remember life without Brisbane Run Squad. 

Keep an eye out on Facebook for a post party wrap, including our award winners!!

Saturday Session

This Saturday, let's head to New Farm!  

We are keen for a warm up, followed by New Farm Parkrun if anyone else is keen!
If not, come along for a long endurance run, walk, or frankly whatever active thing you feel like doing!

When: Saturday 22nd October 
Time: 6am - 7:30am
Where: New Farm Park Rotunda
What: Being active + coffee + markets! 

South East Queensland Trail Running Series
Race 1 - Enoggera Reservoir

What a wonderful start to the new South East QLD Trail Series!

It was so nice to have the first race somewhere that BRSer's know ( I won't necessarily say love!), but familiarity is good! 

Congrats to Matty Coops who came in 5th and Nick 13th overall for the long course, Renae pulling a top 10 female with Liss Coops very hot on her heals! Andrew snuck in under 1.20 and Dan a top 10 overall for the short course. 

Big thanks to Seany who was there at the last killer hill cheering us on! 

Fantastic efforts all round. We have the told the races slowly increase in intensity and technical difficulty, so bring it on!

We hope to see more of you joining us at Race 2 - 
Round 2 @ Numinbah
Sunday 30 October 2016
6.9km / 11.4km

Happy Running 
BRS Coaches 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Saturday Session & Race 1 SEQ Trail Running Series

Saturday Session

Due to there being a race on Sunday, no coaches will be attending the Saturday run.

However, if anyone is still keen to meet up and have a run and breakfast after:

When: Saturday 15th October

Where: Southbank Surf Club steps

Time: 6am - 7:30am

South East Queensland Trail Running Series
Race 1 - Enoggera Reservoir

When: Sunday 16th October

Where: Enoggera Reservoir, Off Waterworks Road

Time: 5:20am - Bib collection
          6:30am - first wave, you will be advised of your wave time upon registration

What: Trail run.  Check out the full participant guide at

Entry into this race has closed.  Good luck to everyone competing.

Race 3 in Pomona is also closed.

All other races are still open to enter.

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Saturday Session, RSVP for Party, Upcoming races

Saturday Session

This weekend we will be heading back to Southbank.  As a lot of you are competing in the Tooheys Trail run on Sunday this can be a nice social run.

When: Saturday 8th October

Where: Southbank Surf Club steps

Time: 6am - 7:30am

What:  Warm up then parkrun

RSVP Please

Can everyone please RSVP to our 7th birthday party even if you are not intending to grab a lift on the bus.  We still need numbers for the lunch reservation.

You can RSVP here:

Upcoming Races

Tooheys Trail Run

When: Sunday 9th October

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus, 170 Kesslers Rd, Nathan

Time: 5:30am - race pack collection
          6:30am - 21km starts, 10km and 5km to follow

What: Bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest.

South East Queensland Trail Running Series
Race 1 - Enoggera Reservoir

When: Sunday 16th October

Where: Enoggera Reservoir, Off Waterworks Road

Time: 5:20am - Bib collection
          6:30am - first wave, you will be advised of your wave time upon registration

What: Trail run.  Check out the full participant guide at

Happy Running

BRS Coaches