Covid-19 Update

16/5/2020

Monday 18th May phase two easing of the Government Directives is effective.
What does this mean for BRC ?

The ‘club’ has 180 members (juniors, families, seniors, life, social, runners)
Club run: Thursday night averages about 35 – 50 runners + social
Intervals: Tuesday morning average around 30 runners
Caffez (not officially ‘BRC ‘organised’ event i.e. non-members attend, however community perception link BRC to this Saturday morning run) attracts 20 – 40 runners/walkers
Trail blazers around 10 runners

A COVID Plan is required for sport and recreation venues.
In brief the points which would hinder BRC events and activities recommencing in phase 2 are:
• maintain a strict limit of a minimum of 4 square metres (4sqm) per person
• ensure a maximum of 20 people per venue
• maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning
• maintain attendance records for the purposes of contact tracing
• close communal showers and change rooms. Toilets may remain open
• only open if supervised/staff available to conduct regular cleaning and enforce distancing

Phase 3 will hopefully be in place around mid-June (dependent) with proposed increased numbers allowed to attend and further easing of restrictions.

So for now BRC events/activities are on hold.

Please continue to play your part, plus join with some of the runs happening and get together a group of your own running friends. Try out some new trails, paths or maps to run.

PLEASE chat to anyone on the committee if you have suggestions and ideas.

The Govt and Health directives can be found in the links below.

Requirements to have a COVID Plan
https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/covid-19-coronavirus-sport-and-recreation

COVID stages of easing
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-wa-roadmap

Bunbury Runners Club activities and events are on hold until the Government directives allow for club rooms to accommodate for our entire membership; the organisation of events and activities is allowed, and attendance numbers are inclusive of the BRC membership (and predicted event participant numbers).

The specific details of the directive on gatherings can be found here:

https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-04/Closure%20and%20Restriction%20%28Limit%20the%20Spread%29%20Directions%20%28No%202%29_2.pdf

WHAT IS ON OFFER (run creative with YOU)

Thursday/ week  challenge:

THIS WEEKS THEME:Week 8 Running Challenge
Thanks to our regular sponsor @cityofbunbury for their ongoing support in making all of our events happen.
This weeks theme – ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’, get creative with your runs and don’t forget to include our sponsor! Run your usual 3k, 5k or 10k and tag us in your social media post to go into the running to win a coffee oucher ☕️ #bunburyrunnersclub #cityofbunbury #runbunbury #lovebunbury #runningchallenge

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

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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BRC Running Challenge - Week 10

This week we are acknowledging long term sponsors The Athelete’s Foot Bunbury. @theathletesfootbunbury

This weeks theme is ‘Happy Feet’. Get creative and run your usual 3k, 5k or 10k and tag in your social media post to win a coffee voucher.
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BRC Running Challenge - Week 10

This week we are acknowledging long term sponsors The Athelete’s Foot Bunbury. @theathletesfootbunbury 

This weeks theme is ‘Happy Feet’. Get creative and run your usual 3k, 5k or 10k and tag in your social media post to win a coffee voucher.
@BunburyRunnersClub