Welcome back ….to all BRC members
- Caf – fez – Saturday 6am (outdoor seating available)
- Club night – Thursday, 5:15 for a 5:30pm start (Soup & roll)
- Trailblazers – Saturday 13th June
- Intervals – Tuesday, 6am
- Sign in on computer (for ALL members & visitors)
- Use the alcohol hand rub as you enter the club
- Stay away if any sign of a flu/cold
- Enter main building via western doors (closest to beach -ingress) exit building via eastern doors (egress)
- Downloading the COVID safe App is recommended
- Be seen be safe– wear a headlamp/reflective clothing and shoes
- Bring a towel and water bottle for your personal use. And wipe down chairs used
- Maintain 1.5m between people NOT from your household
The Club is required to:
- Allow a maximum of 50 people in the club rooms (+ 50 outside)
- Clean the club rooms professionally
- Make soap, sanitiser and paper towels available
On the run …to health, friendship and safety … together we can do this.
Do you have any creative/new ideas for runs, chat with a committee member to help make it happen!
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
The March, April, May timed events will be postponed & run before 30th September (dependent) to allow inclusiveness for all members.
Updated Plans and Guideline
Our strategic plan for Bunbury Runners Club has been updated and is available for you to read.
The end of our club year is getting close. The new club year begins in September 2020. The AGM is set for the 27th August 2020. It is important as many members as possible come along. If you would like to join our very vibrant committee, please complete a nomination form! Your contribution to the club is always valued.
Another important event that is coming up quickly is our annual Awards Night. This night will be 25th September, 2020. More details are to come. But have a think….. Is there anyone in the club you think that is deserving to be becoming a Life Member!! This is a very prestigious award only awarded to the most deserving. Please read the document giving the guidelines we follow when choosing the recipients of this award. If you think there is anyone deserving, please complete the nomination form and email to our club president, Fiona Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the club members who donated their unwanted shoes to the Clontarf Academy. 14 pairs of men’s running shoes, almost 40 pairs of ladies shoes and 3 kids shoes were donated in total.
All were well received!
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)
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)
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!).
Our club hosts a number of events each year which everyone is welcome to join.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.