Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gold Coast Festival + BRS Winter Changes

Saturday Sessions (That is plural)

As Renae and myself will be overseas for the next 3 weekends, let's pre-schedule Saturday Sessions. 

When: Saturday 23rd June
            Saturday 30th June
            Saturday 7th July

Time6:30am - 8:00am [NOTE later start]

Where: Meet at the steps near South Beach Social (Previously Southbank Surf Club), Southbank

What:  Too many options to list.  Here are some suggestions: 1.5hr long run, long run with parkrun on the end, parkrun, etc etc.

Cost: Free

Please note as per the new winter model, there will be no refreshments after the session.  There are, however many options for breakfast and a refreshing coffee after.

Also please note, Saturday 30th June is Gold Coast Marathon weekend, so running partners may be limited.  Please utilise social media correspondence between yourselves to organise.

Gold Coast Marathon Festival

Next weekend Saturday and Sunday 30th and 1st will see a handful of BRSers competing in varying distances at the Gold Coast Marathon Festival.

The BRS Tent will be there as usual, however it will be getting set up early Saturday morning, so expect it to be down in Mitchell Park somewhere, north of Smith Street Motorway intersection.  This location may be further away from the start line, but will give everyone a great view of the runners as they head for home.

After 11 years of Running the GC Marathon festival, we are both guttered we won't be there running and supporting.  

Good luck to everyone sporting the Blue and White of BRS.  And I hope you have a fabulous after party. 

Winter Running Model

As announced at our dinner last week, we are trialing a new training model for the winter months.

Starting week 25th June there will be training on Wednesday evenings and Saturday Mornings only.

Wednesday evenings will be a usual start of 6pm - 7pm, meeting in same spot and The Ship Inn, Southbank.  These sessions will be an "All In" session, meaning we want everyone there as a show of force, community, and for you to share the run with as many BRSers as possible!  Those who turn up in a BRS uniform will only have to pay $5 for training as an incentive instead of $6. New to the squad? Don't have a BRS Uniform yet? shoot us an email to get a uniform happening for you .

Saturday Mornings will be starting from 6:30 am, giving the sun (and ourselves) a little extra time to get out of bed.  We will be using Southbank as a meeting point twice a month, some trail running once a month and a local Parkruns once a month. 

At the end of winter we will re-evaluate and get feedback from our members.

Beach to Brother Assault

Upon Renae and my return from overseas (yes I dropped it again), keep your eye out for  a lead up program preparing you for the Beach to Brother running festival at the end of September.  The trail runs will be aimed at the training.  I have my eye on some fun looking events we can use as lead up events.

Lots to look forward to, none more than my trip (Boom, again)

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Saturday Session & Monday night dinner reminder

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 16th June

Where: Meet Southbank Social Stairs

Time: 6:30am  ( NOTE THE LATER TIME!!!)  - 8am

Cost: free

Dan will be there to co-ordinate.  Please not there will not be any refreshments afterwards.  Refresh with COFFEE.
Plenty of options.
And, of course, breakfast afterwards.

Monday Night Dinner Reminder

When: Monday 18th June
Where: The Ship Inn, Southbank
Time: 7pm, after training
Let's get together for some food and drinks to celebrate everything BRS. There have been many a birthday to catch up on, many an achievement gained and much more.

Joining us at dinner will be Darren Henry, CEO of Planwell - Workplace design Specialists, You may remember Darren from our on tour trips organised by Fit For Travel. 

Darren will have a talk to us about a new event called Running CEO's Darren is forming a team to raise money for Beyond DV,, a charity supporting survivors of domestic violence.

So come along and have a catch up, and get on board with a great event raising money for a great charity.

Happy Running

BRS Coaches


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Saturday Session & Reminder to enter Beach to Brother

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 9th June

Where: Meet in Captain Burke Park

Time: 6:30am - 8am

What: Long Run, Short Run, Long Walk, Short Walk, need i go on?  The choice is yours, plenty of routes leaving from this location.
Renae and I are going to be on the Kangaroo Point Cliff stairs again if anyone wants to join the fun.

Cost: $2

Breaky at Story Bridge Hotel.  We haven't been back there for a while, and I remember the breakfast being really good there.

Reminder to Enter

Entries are now open for our next BRS on Tour Event, The Beach to Brother Running Festival.

Go to and select Registration under Entry menu.  From there you can select the distance you want to compete in and select if you want to be part of a team.  Selecting 'create a team' only applies if you are going to compete in the marathon relay, otherwise select 'I'm a participant'.  Fill in your details, choose your event again.  

We have a discount code, put this in the promo code: b2bbr.  This will give you 10% discount.

Then pay.

Boom, your in!!!!!

I have been hearing stories of the finish mountain, Mt Brother.  I have knocked up a very rough elevation map of the course using highly technical computer skills probably way above a normal persons comprehension to give you an idea of the terrain.

Read it and weep.  It's going to be challenging.  But that is what it is all about right?
 Happy Running

BRS Coaches