Les Tobin Memorial Monthly Time Trial


Our monthly Time Trial is held on the second Sunday of each month at either North Lakes, Redcliffe or Sandgate.
The location alternates, so, please confirm the location for next race on our run calendar.5.30am (Summer) / 6.00am (Winter months)


5km Walk
5km Run
10km Run


Time Trials provide opportunity to run under race conditions, improve speed and confidence prior to running in your goal event.

Competing in the Time Trials

Start Time – 5.30am (Summer) / 6.00am (Winter months)
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early. Our Timekeeper will record your official finishing time on the results sheet.

Mango Hill Time Trial
Please meet at the park adjacent to Wyatt Crescent (entry via Stodart Terrace and Abercrombie Street). Both the 5k and 10k courses start and finish here where BBQ and playground facilities are available. 

Runners and walkers will turn right to follow the footpath down to the Moreton Bay Rail Cycleway, and then turn left to run north-east along the cycleway. 5k runners and walkers will turn at 2.5km, nearing Rothwell station, and follow the same path back to the start/finish line.

10k runners continue to follow the cycleway path up to the Chelsea St path junction at 5km where they will turn and follow the same path back to the start/finish line.

Join us for breakfast afterwards.

Sandgate Time Trial
Please meet at  Decker Park (25th Avenue, Brighton).

The Sandgate Time Trial is a fast out-and-back along the walkway from Brighton to Sandgate/Shorncliffe.
All participants head south from Decker Park following the walkway.

5k runners and walkers will turn at the 2.5km point located between 10th Avenue and the Sandgate Pool, then follow the same path back to the start/finish line.
10k runners continue south to the 5km point located just before the globe sculpture on Lover’s Walk where they will turn and follow the same path back to the start/finish line.

Join us for breakfast afterwards.

Redcliffe Time Trial
Please meet at Captain Cook Park at the permanent gazebo.

The 10km course follows the Moreton Bay Cycleway north along the beachfront until runners turn right into Fortune Street where you will continue straight until you rejoin the cycleway heading through Jamieson Park. Follow the path around turning to the spit and continuing until you reach the 4th water bubbler at the 5km mark. Return to the Start/Finish point along the same route.

The 5km course follows the same route as the 10km runners keeping to the path along the beach front until you reach the 2.5km turning point marked by a witches hat adjacent to the pine trees on Flinders Parade (just before you proceed down the incline towards Scarborough Park). Turn around here and return to the Start/Finish point along the same route. Join us for breakfast afterwards.

The overall winner in each category will be announced & crowned as the (5km walk, 5km Run, 10km) Time Trial Champion at the Moreton Bay Road Runners Annual General Meeting held each November.

Scoring is based on race, bonus and participation points.

Race Points
Points to the top ten participants with the largest Percentage improvement on their previous time trial. 10 points to the most improved, 9 points to the second most improved, 8 to third and so forth to 1 point for the 10 most improved for each time trial.

Your 8 best time points that you received throughout the year will be used to calculate your total Race Points. These will be adjusted if required after the final race of the year and only affect your score.

Participation Points
1 point to all participants for completing the Time Trial

Scores will be withheld for the last 2 time trials of the year to allow for any adjustments as required.  Winners are announced at the MBRR AGM held in November.

About Les Tobin

Les along with Christy McFadden started the monthly time trial as a tool for members to strive for improvement.

Les was regularly the 3hr 45min pacer at the Gold Coast Marathon, a key player in the club’s participation in the Endeavour 500km Road Relay, a true leader in guiding and supporting club members in their training for various events and quite simply a really great guy.  Les also served his country as a proud military man and was an avid studier in the field of genealogy.

Les was a long term member of the club who is remembered as a true gentleman and passionate runner who was always keen to share his experience, humor and enthusiasm. Sadly, Les passed away in January 2018 & is truly missed by those in the club who knew him.


Email the MBRR Committee – info.mbrr@gmail.com