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Hello again runners its been too long since the last newsletter but I will put that down to the cold weather.  In this edition we have news on the New RCR shirts and clothing, lots or results the RCR Quiz Night on September 3rd, Christmas in July (15 - 17th) and many events.  

New Club Shirts
New RCR Long Sleeve Running Shirts, Polo Shirts, Singlets and even a trail runners treat the Buff are now available.  All shirts are now $40.00 each regardless of style.  Full details are available on the RCR web site below.!membership--merchandise/cy7l

Eagles Exhibition Endurance Challenge

Wednesday 10th August 2016 (Ekka Show Day Public Holiday)

VENUE: Eagles Sports Complex, 3 Weedon Street West, Mansfield QLD 4122
COURSE: Bulimba Creek Bikeway
We will be staging the following races:
• 42.195Km Marathon: 5.00am Start Time (2 small loops/2 big loops)
• 21.1km Challenge: 6.10am Start Time (1 small loop/1 big loop)
• 7.5km run: 5.45am Start Time (1 big loop)
• 2km run: 7.00am Start Time (1 big loop)

Please note: Only the first 30 registered in either the Half or Full Marathon will receive a T-Shirt 
Register before 31st July 2016. 
$10.00 - 2 km
$30.00 - 7.5 km
$60.00 - 21.1 km
$80.00 - 42.195 km

Register in August (and on Race Day)
$20.00 - 2 km
$40.00 - 7.5 km
$80.00 - 21.1 km
$100.00 - 42.195 km

Full details can be found at
A Running Christmas in July:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday (15th/16th/17th July 2016):

Where Tamborine Mountain (QLD)

Friday: We will do dinner at a local restaurant, and as soon as I know the numbers, I will book it.

Saturday: 7AM we will do the local Parkrun, so please make sure you bring your barcode and if you don’t have one, log on at Parkrun, register and download your barcode (its free):

Saturday Night: Depending on numbers, we will either have dinner at a restaurant (a different one from Friday Night) or at my place.

Sunday Morning: An 8AM run, which will take in part of the trails in the 4 major NP up here: The Palms, Witches Falls, Curtis Falls and The Knoll.

The run will start and finish at my place with a BBQ breakfast after.


-My house is already full, so if you are inclined to bring up a tent, you can find a patch to set up on. (1st in first served).

-There are lots of B & B’s on the mountain, but if you are inclined to drink, then maybe one with in walking distance of my place would better suit you, and I live at:

So please book early and don’t miss out, as during the daytime there is lots to do:

-Art and craft shoes
-Cheese factory

Sorry, I haven’t found a chocolate factory yet.
  • 16th - 17th July - Airlie Beach Running Festival
  • 6th Aug - Nerang S.C Trail
  • 7th Aug - Brisbane Marathon Festival
  • 10th Aug - Eagles Exhibition Endurance Challange
  • 21st Aug - Sunshine Coast Marathon
  • 28th Aug - Bridge to Brisbane
  • 10th Sept - Nerang S.C Trail
  • 9th Oct - Griffith Uni Road/Trail 5/10/21k
  • 16th Oct
    • Melbourne Marathon
    • Washpool 25k/50k
  • 12th Nov - Tarawera 42/50k
  • 13th Nov - Freedom Trail NSW
  • 18th Dec - Misty Trail NSW

Race Results 

28 May
Brisbane Trail Marathon 
Rob Martin 5:59:35 Backing up from UTA50 only 2 weeks prior
29 May
Michael Ford: 9:07:56, Malcom Anson: 10:25:49, Amanda Neil: 10:49:03, Bruce Hargreaves: After a great build up had a few health concerns on the day and pulled up a little short.
11 June
Gold Coast 100 
25km - Sarah-Jane Marshell: 2:31:07
12 June
City to South - Massive team RCR turnout!
Tim Oborne: 0:54:32, Neil Tincknell: 1:00:07, Alex Ralph: 1:02:00, Celeste Kennedy: 1:02:29, Maria Laurito: 1:05:21, Glenda Banaghan: 1:08:25, Chris Batt: 1:09:27, Annette Comiskey: 1:11:17, Trish Griffin: 1:11:43, Lisa Ray 1:11:56, Garry Bourne: 1:19:59, Lucy Troughton: 1:20:24, Katie Masterton: 1:21:59, Heidi Gould: 1:37:37, Liz Russell: 1:52:54
Beer Mile for Breast Cancer.  Hurt so good... (For those that haven’t seen photo's/video of the day I could be convinced to post to the RCR page. Hilarious.)
Neil Tincknell: 0:10:12, Maria Proctor: 0:11:04, Jodie Oborne: 0:14:36
13 June
Edge to Edge Marathon in Canada
Carol Wingreen: 3:56:56
18 June
Nerang Short Course
9km Maria Proctor: 51:44. 1st place!!!  Pat Coglan: 51:44
20km Sarah-Jane Marshall: 2:46:21

Xi Qiao Shan International 24 Hour Ultra Marathon 
Jodie Oborne; 3rd place!!!! Well done!!!

Wild Horse Night
16.6km Vivienne Buss 1:42:11
3 July
Gold Coast Running Festival
Kids 2km - Charlie Gordon - 12:53, Riley Ward - 13:00, Alyssia Gordon - 13:12,
5km - Marelda Ward - 43:37,
10km - Niall Kennard - 39:26 (Great time and left dad in his dust!) Grant Kennard - 44:51 (Mind you that is a very handy time as well) Lara Ford - 49:36 (Back at it and grabbed a PB) Carol Wingreen - 53:15 (I think I remember you had grabbed Franki's number) Bruce Hargreaves - 53:15 Jodie Oborne - 1:02:33.
21.1km - Steve Turner - 1:33:40 (Great to share the last half of the race with Steve. Such a strong run.) Neil Tincknell - 1:33:57, Alex Ralph - 1:37:50, Celeste Kennedy - 1:38:09, Maria Donohue - 1:38:50, Maria Laurito - 1:40:50, Annette Comiskey - 1:52:11, Lisa Ray - 1:54:14, Simmona Godbold - 1:54:26, Cathy Staite - 1:57:31, Trisha Coonerty - 1:58:23, Adele Tennant - 2:02:06, Garry Bourne - 2:02:13, Katie Masterton - 2:03:32 (1st time! Well done), Don Griffin - 2:04:35, Lucy Troughton - 2:05:01 Liz Russell - Confirm finisher but minor wardrobe malfunction resulted in no timing chip
Craig Millikan - 3:22:40, Carl Schodde - 3:27:56, Michael Ford - 3:42:33, Rob Martin - 3:43:19, Aaron Wingreen - 3:44:57 (1st time! Well done), Carol Wingreen - 4:11:22 (Pacer), Andy Steel - 4:12:15 (Pacer), Bruce Hargreaves - 4:14:44 (Pacer), Sarah-Jane Marshall - 4:21:38 (Marathon No. 50!!!), Matthew Hitchcock - 4:23:32, Judith Ebrinton - 4:27:21, Karen King - 4:48:36 (1st time! Well done)
Results (Neil Tincknell)

Not to be Missed the River City Runners Quiz Night

This should be a great night out, try and round up a table of non runners to join in the evening, I am told there will be lots of chocolate and wine prizes and plenty of cheesecake and jam slice to buy for a gold coin.  

Team Entry Information

Sunshine Coast Marathon or shorter events? Entries are open and a team for 'River City Runners' has now been set up. To get 10% off your entry be part of the team and use the discount code 'UPCOACHING'.

Bridge 2 Brisbane has a whole new Story. So I have also set up a team for this event. No password required.

Brisbane Marathon Festival.  To add registrants to your team please follow these steps:
1. Go to and select Enter then Brisbane Marathon Festival 2016 on the left-hand side
2. Click Join an existing Team and type in River City Runners
3. Select River City Runners to join this Team
4. Choose from the options available for Brisbane Marathon Festival 2016
5. Continue with the registration process until payment h as been completed.

More Up Coming Events

Sunday 5th June 2016:  Mackay Half Marathon

Details on the marathon are here  -  
Digger has put together a deal for accommodation at $100-00/person at: which includes:
  • Up to 3 nights accommodation (just bring your own bedding)
  • Most meals
  • Airport and race transfers
So all you have to do is get to Mackay and enter the race.  *NB Don and Trish Griffin own this complex.

Airlie Beach Running Festival 16th - 17th July (2km/5km/10km/ Half Marathon)

Enjoy the Whitsunday Islands and a run at the same time all the details can be found on the web site at 

Fiji Marathon Saturday 23rd July 2016
Andy Steele and myself are heading out to Fiji for this race, and anybody can join us.  Basically we are flying on the Thursday before, and home on the Monday (but you can stay longer if you wish)  Depending on what air ticket price you get, it will cost about $1,000-00 to $1,200-00/per with twin share accommodation
Contact Digger for more details:  0433 242 748
Sunday 7th August 2016: Townsville Marathon (42km/21km/10km/5km)
The Townsville Marathon is on again and those who went in 2015 had a great time.  For your discount enter code, which also puts you in a random draw for free return airfares and accommodation etc please contact Digger:  0433 242 748

Have you got Old Shoes to Recycle

Have you got running shoes that you no longer use but don’t want to throw  in the bin?  They can be put to good use.  Shoes play such an important role in everyone’s lives – can you imagine not owning a pair?
Many people have nothing to keep their feet warm and clean and we can all do our little bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Please help us to deliver your shoes as quickly as we can by following the guidelines below;

  • SPORTS SHOES only please.
  • NO HOLES AND GOOD SOLES. It is not worth shipping shoes to an orphanage in Southern Africa if they are broken! We want to send shoes that will last a whole winter.
  • CLEAN! Would you like to receive a dirty pair of shoes? They can be hand scrubbed or washed on a short cold cycle in the washing machine. Best dried in the sun stuffed with newspaper – no tumble trying please as it destroys the shoe.

Jodie can collect shoes from people if that is more convenient.  “I will have a box in my car.  I am usually at QSAC on Tuesday mornings and sometimes Saturday.”  


The system for online membership payment and renewal is now up and functional at;

Standard Adult Membership is $35.00 per year, Concessional Membership is $25.00 per year (students, persons under 18 or over 65).  Our membership year starts on 1st October and goes through until 30th September 2016.  $10.00 of your total membership fee goes to Queensland Athletics.  This is for insurance cover and enables us to continue to run at QE2 Stadium.  The remaining amount comes directly back to the club.  
Also note there has been a change to the RCR account details for those using direct transfers for tops etc. please use the following;

Name: River City Runners Inc
BSB: 484 799
Account No: 053140881

Brisbane River City Runners Web Page
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