A Letter from our President

24/3/2020

Dear Members

“What a year this week has been!”

In light of the unprecedented events happening due to COVID 19, and efforts to reduce the spread by tightening Government restrictions on social distancing, the Bunbury Runners Club will not hold any public / member running activities for the foreseeable future (inclusive of Thursday club night, Tuesday sprints, Saturday morning).

The health and well being of our Bunbury Runners Club ‘family’ is of utmost importance and playing our part to ensure our members (across all ages) and community, are protected is essential. It is also imperative that the Bunbury Runners club ‘brand’ and community connections are maintained for the duration.

WHAT IS ON OFFER (run creative with YOU)

Thursday/ week  challenge:

  • Complete a 3, 5, 10km run (this could be on a home running machine).

Snap (or snip) a ‘pic’ of the valued BRC event sponsor.

THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR RSM

Now tag BRC and comment/post a pic/selfie or Strava ‘map picture’ – creativeness encouraged!

Saturday/weekend run:

  • Complete a 30, 45, 60 minute run (this could be on a home running machine).

THIS WEEKS THEME SAND (don’t over think the theme)

Now tag BRC and comment/post a pic/selfie or Strava ‘map picture’ – make us smile!

Sprints:

Watch this space, to do in your own personal place

Incentive: complete part or all of the challenge and notify members via Social media or BRC email to be in the draw for a free weekly TA coffee voucher (supporting local businesses). We will keep you updated through BRC email and our social media platforms. Members are encouraged  to provide Suggestions, Opportunities and Concerns via email to the

secretary@bunburyrunnersclub.org.au or president@bunburyrunnersclub.org.au .

All members have a personal duty of care to follow the Governments COVID 19 directives, more information can be found at this link https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

‘On the run’

Fiona Collins

President

On behalf of the Bunbury Runners Club (awesome) Committee

Runs:

The March, April, May timed events will be postponed & run before 30th September (dependent) to allow inclusiveness for all members.

Our Runs

We have a wide range of runs to suit your needs –

Thursday Mob Runs

Most Thursdays you be able to see us departing from our clubrooms on Ocean Drive as one happy chattering group. Each week there is a 10km, 5km and 3km (run or walk) with everyone splitting into groups with a range of paces to suit your current ability, mood, training status and experience.

Each Thursday 5.45 from our clubrooms (Bunbury Recreation Ground, Ocean Drive)

It wasn’t the best weather for tonight’s Kieran Boothman watchless Run, but in spite of that our runners still showed up to test their pacing. 

Thursday Handicaps

Our handicap series is based over the summer with five handicap runs. These runs will have a staggered start with each person’s start time based on their previous run time. An enjoyable event that can be anyone’s race, just remember – you never know who may be sneaking up behind you!

As per our Club Calendar.

Thursday Club Championships

A series of six runs, the runs culminate in the final male and female champion of the club each year. Two runs each of 3km, 5km and 10km are run with points being awarded to the fastest runners. If racing isn’t your style never fear! You can use the runs to better yourself or just run at the pace that suits you.

As per our Club Calendar.

Saturday Caf-fez Runs

Join in with the very dedicated group that is the Caf-fez Runner’s. Meeting every Saturday at Caf-fez in town this group will run rain, hail or shine. This is for the longer runners and runs are usually around 90 minutes. This run also caters for a range of abilities with many groups running at different paces and distances.

Each Saturday at 6am from Cafez (20 Prinsep Street, Bunbury)

Tuesday Intervals

Each Tuesday 6am at our clubrooms (Bunbury Recreation Ground, Ocean Drive). Organised by our ever capable Dom. Come along if you enjoy speed work and are happy to be at the mercy of our organiser…(disclaimer – there are two tracks to allow for a range of different speeds, all levels are welcome!).


Events

Our club hosts a number of events each year which everyone is welcome to join.

HBF Three Waters Running Festival

Our premier event of the year, the marathon is known as one of the most scenic in the state stretching along the spectacular Bunbury Back Beach, circling the native bird filled Big Swamp, speeding along the redeveloped Koombana Bay and looping around the dolphin playground of the Leschenault Inlet. Other distances available are a 5km, 10km, half marathon and 50km Ultra.

Australia Day Fun

A 5km and 10km event which loops around the Leschenault Inlet. A great way to kick off our national day and celebrate our great country.

This is the 28thRunning of the Bunbury Runners Club Australia Day Fun Run. 

The Bunbury Runners Club welcomes the support of our naming rights sponsor for 2020 The Apprentice and Traineeship Company, and extend a huge thank you, also to all the other sponsors that have made this event happen. 

Part of the proceeds will be donated to Beyond Blue and Shining Hope WA Inc.

Funds raised go towards the Beyond Blue Support Service, which gives every person in Australia the opportunity to talk through his or her concerns with a trained mental health professional. People who access the service can receive a brief one-on-one counselling session to address an immediate concern, as well as receive information and advice on continuing to seek support.

Shining Hope WA Inc. “Shining Hope WA Inc has a Bunbury support group that meets fortnightly for informal gatherings to help support bereavement for suicide. It helps and supports people to get together to talk about grief and loss. 

Women’s Fun Run

Start of 2019 event.

A wonderful event for women, often used for those starting their running journey and looking for a safe and encouraging place to learn about running and meet new people. The club hosts a number of training runs leading up to the event for any ladies who have registered. Refer to the event page for further details.

Father’s Day Run

One for the blokes! This event is an all-inclusive family run, it’s not a race but a great way to celebrate our Dads. Run around big swamp with your family and enjoy some light refreshments and socialising after.

Other Activities

Once a member of the club you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of great activities, some not even running! These include an annual end of year sundowner at a new location each year, the occasional surprise fun run (who know what it will involve!), bus trip runs to races or nearby towns and the opportunity to race in the Setagaya Half Marathon as a part of the sister city arrangement just to name a few.

Charities

All of our events raise funds for charities. Charities are chosen by the race directors and event managers at the time of the event. We have a history of donating to Bayla Cancer Retreat, The Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Salvation Army, Beyond Blue, The In Town Centre, Nixi Teen Mums, Doors Wide Open, Men’s Shed, South West Womens Health, Conquer Cycstic Fibrosis, South West Women’s Refuge and more. 

Partnerships

​The Bunbury Runners club selects businesses to form lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with, that share the clubs passion for health and the enjoyment of running. ​HBF has been the naming rights partner for the Three Waters Running Festival for 5 years now and this year has extended that agreement to include a year round partnership with the club to assist in promoting the clubs major publicly run races and club run championship and handicap events. ​The Bunbury Runners club is proud to be in partnership with HBF for 2019 and will look forward to many more years supporting Bunbury and the southwest region together.

Our Vision

The Bunbury Runners Club Inc. will provide a range of high quality running and walking events that inspire the involvement of a wide cross section of the regional community to enjoy the health, social and lifestyle benefits.

Our Mission

Provide members and the community at large, with regular opportunities to improve their health and social wellbeing through organised running and walking events. By supplying a supportive environment to our running community, this allows members to grow skills and confidence to achieve to the best of their ability.

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WEEK 3

6 – 9 April Sponsors Run 🏃‍♀️

The Bunbury Mail – always there to Capture those running moments

Post a creative Pic of you walking or running 3, 5 or 10km...and acknowledge the sponsor!

Easter weekend Theme Run 🐰

Now the theme needs to be chocolate...get funky and enjoy a 30, 45 or 60 minute run or walk featuring this divine treat!

Drum roll the winner of the Koombana Physiotherapy sponsor run.....was Allan Whitfield (Sean Cowan loved the virtual physio session!) 👏

Double Drum roll for the Bubble theme.....and it is Ian Gibbs for never using FB but posting a pic in a bubble bath!! 👏

Well deserved both of you and everyone who is making the running family smile and comment thanks for contributing.🖤

Coffee all round remember to buy a treat or double up your coffee when you use your voucher

Keep the fun running along

This week there will be one TA coffee voucher up for grabs from the amazing selection of running and walking selfies. HAPPY EASTER
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WEEK 3

6 – 9 April Sponsors Run 🏃‍♀️

The Bunbury Mail – always there to Capture those running moments

Post a creative Pic of you walking or running 3, 5 or 10km...and acknowledge the sponsor!

Easter weekend Theme Run 🐰

Now the theme needs to be chocolate...get funky and enjoy a 30, 45 or 60 minute run or walk featuring this divine treat!

Drum roll the winner of the Koombana Physiotherapy sponsor run.....was Allan Whitfield (Sean Cowan loved the virtual physio session!) 👏

Double Drum roll for the Bubble theme.....and it is Ian Gibbs for never using FB but posting a pic in a bubble bath!! 👏

Well deserved both of you and everyone who is making the running family smile and comment thanks for contributing.🖤

Coffee all round remember to buy a treat or double up your coffee when you use your voucher

Keep the fun running along

This week there will be one TA coffee voucher up for grabs from the amazing selection of running and walking selfies. HAPPY EASTER
@BunburyRunnersClub