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BTR’s & Bunya Belles. We are a small informal group of runners who enjoy the trails of Bunyaville State Forest located on Brisbane’s northside. We have been running together since early 2010 doing Wednesday night runs. We sometimes have a Monday night run from Ironbark Gully to Camp Mountain & Bellbird Grove & Raven St Reserve 7km run. Anyone is welcomed to join us on our run. Wednesday night we start at 5.30pm at the outside entrance on Old Northern Rd Albany Creek. A headlamp or torch (check link) will be needed during the cooler months. Runs are about 1 hour long. We go as fast as the slowest runner. The trails include single track, fire roads & short, sharp hills. There are no fees. All runs are completely free.

Qrun Membership as of 16.02.2018

Bunyaville Trail Runners & Bunya Belles. After consultation with a core group of Bunya Runners we have decided to be affiliated with Qld Athletics recreational arm Qrun…/bunyaville-trail-runners-bunya-be…/. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved with the club.

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The benefits of Qrun membership:
*Personal Accident Insurance coverage under the National Athletics Insurance Scheme.
*Membership with Qrun, Queensland Athletics and Athletics Australia.
*Access to exclusive member only discounts from Qrun Partners
*Discounted entry into Queensland Athletics events
*Regular eNewsletters keeping you up to date with all your running news
*Access to State Cross Country Championships and ability to represent Queensland at Australian Road and Cross Country Championships
*Ability to compete as a group team at Qrun and Queensland Athletics events.
The insurance policy:
All Bunyaville Trail Runners & Bunya Belles training & social runs will still be free but you must have our club membership to participate. The membership is kept to a low price of $20 individual (all ages) and $30 family (Includes up to four members of any single household). Membership link here –
Families please read the pdf file before completing the registration. Membership is due each year from when you join. Membership covers both groups, so when you sign up you can run with both Bunya Belles & Bunyaville Trail Runners. Trialling new runners are covered for their first run but must join our group Qrun membership if they wish to continue running with the group. Any weekend group and pop up runs organised are covered as well. 


New Wednesday night start position!

As of 18 Octoer2017. New start position for our Wed night runs will be at the Bunyaville parkrun area. Getting There + Location of start – The run starts approximately 200 metres from the end of Sports Lane, James Drysdale Reserve,


Bunyaville PB Training Squad – Tuesdays

Looking to achieve another Bunyaville parkrun PB! Join me on a social training session each Tuesday at 5:30pm from the start line of Bunyaville parkrun.
The focus will be on hill strength and speed work over a variety of distances on the parkrun course proper. Each session will have a run warm up and cool down. All welcome! Doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are. As this is a free social run you do run at your own risk and the sessions are not endorsed or associated with parkrun in any way. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Week 1  – 2k warm up, hill repeats of Bowers Break (the climb to the first gate), walk/jog back down to the start position and repeat, 4-8 sets depending on your pace, cool down.
Week 2 – Oct 25 – 2k warm up, 4 x 1k repeats (first gate to creek section) with 2/3min standing recovery, cool down.
Week 3 – hill repeats creek to second gate – steady effort to the single track then hard to the gate, walk/jog down to creek start position. 3-6 sets depending on your pace, 2km cool down.
Week 4 – warm up, 400mtr repeats with 45/60 sec standing recovery. This will be on the flat section of the course.
Week 5 – Warm up, gate to gate, 2min standing rest, then gate to gate, cool down.
Week 6 – warm up, start/finish hill repeats.