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NEWSLETTER   AUGUST 2016

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There sure is a lot happening at the moment I don't know where to begin.  The first of the Winter trail runs came and went with a great meal and specially brewed beer to wash it down afterwards.  I can highly recommend "Greenslade Micro Brewery".   The next run in the winter trail series is just around the corner, see details in this newsletter.

Christmas in July was a great weekend of running in Mt Tamborine thanks to Digger for his hard work.  

Runners enjoyed a return to the Daisy Hill trails instead of the normal Dock St option and the Friday morning Black berry St runs are also being well supported.   Dont forget the fast approaching Quiz Night on the 3rd of September.

EKKA Wednesday.. KOALA KAPERS
Instead of sleeping in this Wednesday holiday, come join us for a run around Daisy Hill.  We meet at the final BBQ area on the ring road of the Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary.  The run will commence at 6.30, and go for about 1 hour.  We shall finish with a sausage sizzle and tea/coffee .

This should be a fun morning for those that don't have to work.

River City Runners QUIZ NIGHT: A fun night of Questions and 
Lucky Door Prizes. Prize for best Olympic costume.
Bring your Non running friends for a great friends for a great night out.
RACE CALENDAR
 
  • 13th Aug -
    • Caboolture (48h)
    • Lamington Eco Challenge
  • 14th Aug
    • Rainbow Beach
    • Adelaide Marathon 
  • 21st Aug 
    • Sunshine Coast Marathon
    • Lake Manchester 
    • Run Gold Coast (The Spit)
  • 27th Aug - Kangaroo Island Marathon
  • 28th Aug - Bridge to Brisbane
  • 3rd Sept - O'Reillys Coastal High 50
  • 10th Sept - Nerang S.C Trail
  • 18th Sept - Sydney Running Festival
  • 2nd Oct - Capricorn Coast Running Festival
  • 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
  • 20th Nov - Great Alpine Rd Marathon and Half Marathon
  • 18th Dec - Misty Trail NSW
 

Race Results


8/7 to 10/7 - Cairns 3 Marathons in 3 Days Jaimi Greenslade, Day 1, 06:05:08, Day 2, 05:45:38, Day 3, 04:58:49, TOTAL, 16:49:35, 
16/7 Kokda Challenge, 96km Glenda Banaghan had a crack and struggled through with injuries before deciding to save it for another day, 
17/7 Airlie Beach Running Festival Jodie Oborne, 10km, 53:40, 
17/7 Jetty to Jetty Sarah-Jane Marshall, 21.1km, 01:52:21, 
24/7 Suva Marathon (Fiji) Bruce Digger Hargreaves, 42.2km, 04:11:06, 
24/7 Royal Run for Research Garry Bourne, 8km, 43:45, 
31/7 River Run 50km Team in 4:48:02 Lara Ford, Karen King, Bernice Hills, Daniel Newton, Jenna Ford 50km Solo, Sarah-Jane Marshall 04:58:56,
6/8 Nerang Short Course Round 4 Sarah-Jane Marshall, 9km, 01:03:20, 
7/8 Brisbane Marathon Festival Craig Schooth, 42.2km, 03:46:37 Michael Ford, 42.2km, 03:54:39 Sarah-Jane Marshall, 42.2km, 04:12:07 Carol Wingreen, 42.2km, 04:12:18 (4:15 Gun Pacer) Stephen Turner, 21.1km, 01:36:50 Trish Griffin, 21.1km, 01:53:03 Muriel McLean, 21.1km, 01:53:26 Mark Gilmour, 21.1km, 01:56:30 Lara Ford, 21.1km, 02:00:13 Alex Ralph, 10km, 00:44:58 Trisha Coonerty, 10km, 00:54:08 Don Griffin, 10km, 00:54:59 Garry Bourne, 10km, 00:56:22, Megan & Matthew Hitchcock, 5km, 00:24:59
7/8 - Townsville Marathon Bruce Digger Hargreaves, 42.2km, 04:04:40, 
7/8 - Yarrabilba Trail Fest Glenda Banaghan, 10km, 00:58:40 Tim Oborne, 21.1km, 01:46:46 Neil Tincknell, 21.1km, 01:57:41 Jodie Oborne, 21.1km, 02:10:20 Jaimi Greenslade, 21.1km, 02:16:36 Maria Laurito, 21.1km, 02:22:42 Pat Coglan, 21.1km, 02:23:27 Chris Batt, 21.1km, 02:34:25 Annette Comiskey, 21.1km, 02:45:16 Amanda Neil, 21.1km, 02:45:16 Liz Russell, 21.1km, 02:45:16

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'.   http://www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au/

Bridge 2 Brisbane has a whole new Story. So I have also set up a team for this event. No password required. http://bridgetobrisbaneday.com.au/

 

Hi All, 
Our August night run has been scouted, and this time it will be a run with a difference. 

It has been 44 years since Neil Diamond recorded Hot August Night ( 24 th August 1972) and to commemorate , we shall be having a singalong.. I am sure most of you know at least some of the words to classics such Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, Cracklin Rosie, and my favourite Crunchy Granola Suite.

Our very own Neil "the diamond" Ticknell will be there to assist in case any of you forget the words.

It is a 7klm run around the paths and trails of Mansfield. Torches or lamps will be required for parts of the run ( we will have some spares). It will commence from Mansfield Tavern carpark at 7pm.

The run is on Wed August 17th 2016.

It will be a fun evening,

I look forward to seeing you all

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.”  

http://www.shoesforplanetearth.com/  
 

Membership


The system for online membership payment and renewal is now up and functional at;
 
https://memberdesq.onesporttechnology.com/1776/org

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
 
 

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