Looking for something new in your life on the occasional Saturday morning?
TB No 102 – Virtual “246 Half Marathon – Support for Setagaya”
When : Saturday 14th Nov 2020
Where: Queens Gardens Bunbury (course to follow the old Bunbury marathon course)
Start Time: 6.00am – Meet at the Japanese Garden near the skate park for group photo before start.
Details: Bring Morning Tea to share at the finish after the run.
Contact: Sherpa Whitfield (Allan) Ph: 0419 925 840
TB No 103 – “CHRISTMAS RUN”
When : Saturday 12th Dec 2020
Where: Peacocks Nest, Wellington Dam Rd (1.6kms from Coalfields Road)
Start Time: 6.00am
Details: Bring Christmas themed Morning Tea to share at the finish after the run.
Contact: Sherpa Peacock (Sharon) Ph: 0400 212 848
Trailblazer Run No.100
Saturday 12 September 2020 saw the staging of the 100th Trailblazer monthly run and what a great celebration it was.
Starting from the Clifton Community Reserve in Eaton and venturing approx. 14kms over a mixture of terrain along the Collie and Brunswick Rivers, this milestone run was conducted in perfect spring weather and attended by 27 trail running enthusiasts dressed in a myriad of outfits to add to the fun.
It was also rewarding to see that 7 of the original 14 runners that attended the very first Trailblazer run conducted at the same venue almost 9 years earlier were present, one of whom has had the pleasure of being the only one to have attended all 100 runs since the first event run on Saturday 12 November 2011.
As has been the case throughout all the runs to date, participants enjoyed the company and the comical banter of their fellow Trailblazers for morning tea after the run with copious amounts of rewarding homemade offerings to refuel before heading home.
Plans have currently been drafted for a forward calendar of run dates/venues through until December 2021 to be held on the second Saturday of each month unless clashes occur with major local events. Keep an eye on the BRC website for updates.
Trailblazer runs are not races and all abilities are welcome, however given the terrain and locations involved, juniors are generally not encouraged to attend.
Why not bypass the humdrum of the hot mix, the pounding of the pavement or the potential encounters with the night clubbers returning home to roost and join our “Trailblazer” monthly outing that comes with a twist or two. Trailblazer activities endeavour to tap into the numerous tracks and trails or unsealed roads around the region on the second Saturday of each month.
These are mob runs not races, a 10km minimum course is the standard.
Where possible, most will be ‘out and back’ formats so participants can turn around and return to the start at any time (but no guarantees). Given the nature of these activities, the terrain will often be both varied and challenging, with hills a constant possibility. However for every up there will be a down and you never know what you may find around the next corner to brighten your day.
As an extension to the BRC club activities there are no entry fees, but given the environs and distances, under 18’s are not actively encouraged. All U/18s will require written permission and adult supervision if they wish to attend.