About

About us

Kirribilli Runners is a free, non-competitive, social running group. We welcome runners of all abilities, and attract runners of a wide range of paces. So, if you’re currently running solo—or tired of running on a treadmill at the gym—why not join us? We’re a friendly and welcoming bunch. 

We attract Kirribilli locals, as well as people from all over Sydney. There’s no need to register or contact anyone — you can simply turn up!

Committee

Kirribilli Runners is managed by a voluntary committee of organisers. If you’re interested in becoming involved with the group to develop and support our activities, please get in touch with Chris (below) or connect with our Facebook group. The current organisers are:

Steve Kibble, Thursday run host, Newsletter


Chris Rudge, Monday run host, website, merch


Mark McEntee, Social events organiser


Gareth Dando, Merch payments and sponsorship


Where we meet

6.30pm at the steps leading up to the Harbour Bridge pedestrian path, Milsons Point. Monday and Thursday nights.

FAQ

When was KR established?

In May, 2006, by now-retired member Dave Holmes.

Why was KR established?

In 2006 there weren’t any running clubs in the vicinity of the lower north shore. Hence, KR was born. Now, there are many more clubs and groups. However, we find the timing works out well, and there are not many other clubs doing a Monday or Thursday in the immediate vicinity.

How many people are in your club?

The Facebook group is very active, with some 300+ members. On an average week, we’ll have about 25+ runners on Thursdays night and about 12-15 runners for the 10k on Monday night.

How far do we run?

The Thursday night course is about 6.3 kms and the Monday night course is about 10.25 kms. Of course, you’re welcome to shorten that run if you wish.

How much does it cost?

Free! However, if you or your business would like to sponsor us or contribute to our activities, please let us know!

What's the average age of the group members?

All ages! We’ve had 11-year-old runners through to 75+ runners join us on the route.

How fit do I need to be?

We try to cater for all paces and speeds. The two runs have been designed to allow course cutting. This way front runners can keep in touch with back-of-pack runners and vice versa. The hosts of the run will work to establish pacing groups or pace strategies at the start of the run. As a rule, the group waits at the end of the run for all the other runners to come home. Groups tend to form as follows:

Fast: 4.20-4.50 min/k pace
Medium: 4.50 – 5.30 min/k pace
Easy: 5.30 – 6.30 min/k pace

Do you do anything else do besides running?

As our slogan #rundrinkrepeat suggests, we also like to socialise. After our Thursday night runs, we enjoy a drink at the Kirribilli Hotel and then migrate down to Pizzeria Rio (Kirribilli) for pizza at a KR discount. We also have an annual Christmas party, and we try to organise other social events throughout the year.

Run Hosts

Steve Kibble

When not globetrotting, Steve hosts the Thursday night runs. Steve has been running with Kirribilli Runners since 2007. In 2017, Steve took up the role of directing Kirribilli Runners.

Why are you a runner?

Because I’m getting ready for when the zombie apocalypse comes, and it is coming! Then the zombies won’t be able to catch me…

What are your personal best/s?

Marathon: 3.33.

How do you stay motivated to keep running?

Same as above, because the zombies are coming to get us!

Chris Rudge

Chris hosts the Monday-night runs, which we call #KR10K. Chris also manages the KR social feed (Instagram), merchandise, and website. 

Chris has completed the Play By the Rules (Australian Sport Commission and Australian Human Rights  Commission) course in Harassment and Discrimination (Certificate number 0487886/2017).

Why are you a runner?

To run is to be free!

What are your personal bests?

5k: 18.22.
10k: 37.33.
Half: 84 flat.
Mara: 3.02.02.

How do you stay motivated to keep running?

I set clear weekly mileage goals and keep signing up to race events! 

Kirribilli is on the traditional land of the Cammeraygal people. The name Kirribilli was probably derived from the Aboriginal word kiarabilli, which means “good fishing spot.” Kirribilli Runners acknowledges the traditional custodians of the country on which we gather and run, as well as our responsibility to respect and care for country, people, and spirit.

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