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Enter Brisbane’s Great South Run NOW to receive your 20% discount

Enter Brisbane’s newest half marathon (Sunday April 9th 2017) or any other event (see below) to receive your 20% discount with the code BGSR17QRUN20X on Brisbane’s Great South Run website. The Bendigo Community Bank Half Marathon, LJ Hooker Algester 10km Run, Tailwind Nutrition 5km Run and McDonald’s BP Logan Motorway 2.6km Kids Dash start at Col Bennet Park […]

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Race preview: Pinnacles Classic (Sunday 2nd April)…Try it this year!

Many years ago the legendary Peter Holles from the Brookfield Runners initiated this off-road race along the tough course around the Gold Creek Reservoir. The course is 18km long and leads you over 18 serious hills. Starting life as a small scale friendly race, with a sausage and a beer at the end to refuel […]

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Got plans this Easter? Head to Maidenwell Running Festival for some fun + fitness!

As featured in R4YL, Maidenwell Running Festival will be held this Easter (14, 15, 16th April). A cute quaint town located in the South Burnett Region of Queensland (essentially the gateway to the beautiful Bunya Mountains) and population of 500, this event is described as having re invigorated the town.   Check out their website here and […]

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Shailer Park local running towards a cancer free future

By Cancer Council Queensland Shailer Park local Sharon Whittam has pledged to fight back against cancer in 2017 by lacing up to take part in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon with Team CCQ. Ms Whittam’s motivation is simple – to give hope to all Queenslanders affected by cancer so that no one has to experience […]

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Running group review: My run with PCRG….never knew running could be so fun!

Up bright and early for a 5:30am start at Ships Inn, Southbank for a running session with Pat Carroll and his group. Was a great turnout (as it is each morning they meet (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)) with many people there I knew or knew my siblings or friends. We took a light jog for […]

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Giving back: Allsports Physiotherapy Group & assistance to local charities

The Allsports Physiotherapy Group is proud to support the following organisations as their preferred charitable associations. While each Allsports clinic forges a close relationship within the communities in which they provide services and supports a range of additional charities and community groups in their local area, the group as a whole is able to direct […]

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UQ Twilight Run in March: Qld’s first major half marathon and 10km event for 2017

Incentive to lace up for the UQ Twilight Run in March! Get set for the largest Twilight running event in Australia, attracting over 6000 participants for a unique twilight running experience in the beautiful location of St Lucia in Brisbane. The 9th annual UQ Twilight Running Festival is confirmed for the 19th March 2017 as […]

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How to start running after pregnancy

1. Consider what exercise you did before and during your pregnancy How you recovery after your pregnancy is not only dependent on what exercise you did during your pregnancy, but also what you did prior to falling pregnant. It will be easier for someone to return to running if they always ran prior to pregnancy […]

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RK Pod: A new exciting group to join Qrun

RK Pod provides friendship, support, and a variety of training opportunities for runners of all ages, abilities, and goals. Founded and led by the amazing Ross Kingsley, RK Pod went from strength to strength in 2016 and we are excited to have this group on board here at Qrun for an even better 2017! Based on […]

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Race recap: Gold Coast 50

GOLD COAST 50 – 11 DECEMBER 2016 (by Ian Cornelius (CEO GC Ultras)) The 20th Gold Coast 50 (aka Kurrawa to Duranbah) road race was held on Sunday 11 December, attracting more than 900 entrants, including more than 200 in the Altra 5 kms alone. There were several meritorious performances.  the first 3 men […]

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Two guys used running to transform their lives; now raising money to help others

Known as ‘The Wounded Pelicans’, two regular Gold Coast guys Chris and Ant took up running to get into shape after years of partying and travel. It was their love for running especially after completing their first marathon last year, that they continued to do more races to keep up their fitness. Then they went one step […]

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Run with Monners at Gold Coast 50 in December

Have you ever wanted to run with one of Australia’s running legends? Or even better, get paced by one in a race? You are in luck as this year, Steve Moneghetti will be joining GaleForce pacers and will be pacing the 5min/km pace in the 30km event in the Gold Coast 50 (Kurrawa to Duranbah) on […]

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Race report: Nerang 100 miler

This inaugural race, a revamp of the long standing Nerang State Forest races, held on 1-2 October was an outstanding success. The 100 miler was won by 48 hour M40 world record holder Kevin Muller, from Shaun Mulholland and Chris Evans (no women this year). The 100 km was won by Paul Shard with Katheryn Jones […]

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How two amazing ladies took on the ‘world of running’

Donna Buckley and Catrin Waye have shared a snippet of their running stories in how they took on the ‘world of running’ – both members of the amazing intraining running group in Brisbane. Donna Buckley I started my journey with intraining at the 2016 marathon school launch in January.  I only went along that day to support […]

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How a two time Olympian got into coaching and now giving so much back to the sport

I always wanted to give back to the sport I love. When I moved to Cairns I noticed other than Little Athletics there were no running groups for kids. When I asked at local running events why that was so, one very strong opinionated person told me it was because no one from “up here” […]

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Post run endorphins: Twilight Bay Run Wynnum

The Twilight Bay Run was held last Saturday and from all accounts, a wonderful event by the intraining team! Here’s a few comments from our Qrun/ intraining Facebook competition winners.   “I thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight Bay Run! Thank you again for my entry. I ran the 10km event, which was my longest ever run, and […]

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Trail running: What’s with all the hype?

Michelle Martinez of Trail Blazers Run Coaching in Brisbane shares her thoughts on the trail world which is gaining popularity each and every year.   With the recent increase in trail running popularity and now a large number of events to tempt us away from the roads, why is this sport now on the bucket […]

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How SOS Rehydrate helped Rio Olympian Alex Hartmann rise to the top

As an athlete, I know keeping hydrated is super important but is something that I struggle with time and time again. I find water to be bland and boring, so sipping on it throughout the day becomes a chore that I more often than not neglect. Enter SOS Hydration. When I first found out about […]

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A Shaw Thing: John Shaw’s amazing journey to a world record

We were fortunate enough to interview John Shaw, an amazing athlete approaching his marathon running prime at 63 years young. He broke the world age record for the marathon at the recent Gold Coast Airport Marathon in July. Benita Willis: Firstly, congrats on your run at GCAM 16 and your achievement of the single age […]

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My session with Intraining

I went to the Intraining store in Milton last Thursday night and joined Intraining co-owner Steve Manning and his group for a threshold session around the Brisbane River. The group started the warm up at 6pm and prior to this, many people arrived straight from work so could get changed in the rooms within the […]

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The culture of hard core trail running: Chamonix, France

While running down a rocky trail below a gondola that leads to the Aiguille du Midi—one of the higher points of the Mont Blanc massif mountain range high above Chamonix—I come across three men sitting on some large rocks. They’re clad in mountaineering gear and heavy-duty hiking boots and have large backpacks with crampons dangling […]

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How to start running: Intraining takes us through the paces

Why run? Studies have shown that poor fitness has a bigger impact on general health and longevity than smoking, obesity and diabetes combined. Running is one of the quickest and most effective ways to improve your fitness. Previous guidelines have suggested 30 minutes of moderate activity a day contributes substantially to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. […]

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When there’s a will there’s a way

Despite living with only 30 percent of his lung capacity, Brisbane local Russell Winwood is determined to reach the finish line at this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 3 July. The 50-year-old was diagnosed with incurable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive condition that limits airflow in the lungs, in 2011 and […]

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Girls run this town

Full time worker and mother El Fischer, 37, from Narangba Queensland, will be competing in the 2016 Gold Coast Airport Marathon for the second consecutive year on Sunday 3 July with social running group Girls Run This Town (GRTT). GRTT was founded by Audrey Harvey in 2014 and enables women to find running companions and […]

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Trail to Triumph: Tony’s Journey

My dad, Tony Britton, lost his battle to mesothelioma on March 23, 2014. Two months earlier he was named Mackay’s Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards. I was sitting in Mum and Dad’s lounge room in Mackay only a few weeks before Dad passed away and decided that although we were going to lose Dad […]

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