Claire’s interview in the Westerner newspaper June 2014

Claire’s interview in the Westerner newspaper June 2014 link here


Claire is a member of the Bunyaville Trail Runners, a social running group formed in 2010 that enjoys the bush trails of Bunyaville and other local state forests.
I first became involved with running… Loved running as a kid, came back to running in 2006. Thought it would be cool to run over the Gateway Bridge and trained for the Bridge to Brisbane event.
The best things about the Bunyaville Trail Runners… The comradeship and sharing of stories. Feeling safe when running with 10 men and I am the only female. That is rare in these times. Welcoming, friendly no matter what level of fitness or if you have run on trails before.
What I enjoy most about running through bushland… I love bushwalking, wildlife and bird watching, so now I can do them on fast-forward!  It is a challenge running though narrow one man/woman tracks with logs, rocks, puddles, ups, downs, twists and turns – sometimes in the dark – with our little night lights on.
If I could run anywhere in the world… it would be God’s Window, above the Kruger National Game Park, South Africa.

Music I listen to while running… I never have, instead I listen to the wildlife and my body.

Other recreational pursuits I enjoy… From Bunyaville Trail Runners my husband, Phil and I started up Bunyaville Parkrun and I am hooked. I love reading, travel, cooking, gardening, meditation and sleeping. I am also a member of South Pine Striders.

If I could invite any three people to dinner… Laurence Freeman (head of the Worldwide Christian Meditation Movement), Steve Jones (the ‘Flying Welshman’, cycling world record holder – I interviewed him in 1985) and Lee Childs (favourite author of the Jack Reacher series).
Something most people don’t know about me… In order to get my best 100m sprint time, I had no use for performance enhancing drugs – because I had a huge baboon chasing me!
If a movie was made about my life I would be played by… My kids tell me Jamie Lee Curtis.
In ten years time I hope to be… fit, healthy and running in beautiful spots round the world. I’d be a perpetual parkrun tourist!

The Bunyaville Trail Runners run on the bush trails of the Bunyaville Conservation Park on Wednesday evenings, except at Christmas, with Monday night runs around Camp Mountain, Ferny Hills, Chermside West and Clear Mountain. Visit 

Bunyaville parkrun starts December 7th 2013

bunyaville parkrun

Bunyaville parkrun – Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Website for Bunyaville parkrun

What is Bunyaville parkrun?

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 7:00am.

Where is it?

It’s run in James Drysdale Recreational Conservation Centre, Jinker Track, Bunya 4055. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Bunyaville parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – to help.

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at a BYO picnic. Tea, coffee and food to share – please come and join us!

CANCELLED Camp Mountain Challenge – Marathon & Half Marathon 5k,10k- Sunday August 25th – 6am



Disregard the elevation in the photo above, the half is 1050m Marathon is 1890m elevation gain.

Also have added a 5k and 10k run.

Sunday 25th August 2013 6am start. Start at corner McLean Rd & Sutton Crt.

This is a FatAss run so run at your own risk. 

Bring your own supplies ie. water, endura, food. Toilets at the lookout. Don’t drink the water! We all know this one well! This is part of the Australian & QLD Mnt Running Championships and our Camp Mnt run. 8 x loops & 1 x Climb up & down = 42.2km 4 x loops & 1 up = 21.1km ( but you still have to come back down to the start)

With the loops we then have access to our supplies at regular 5km intervals. I will need numbers to see if we need to car pool from Lanita Rd.

Here’s the good bit! Marathon elevation gain approx.1890m Half Marathon Approx. 1050m gain. On the day you can decide what distance you want to do. It’s a fatass so you can run as far as you want. The run is not technical but is steep and you must be very fit. Don’t plan to run properly for a few days after. See our facebook page for all updated details.

camp 5k loop