The M Resources team often participates in charity and fitness events in our community.
M Resources beat the Beast.
September 7, 2014 (Brisbane): Matt, Chris and Heath along with some other family and friends beat the Beast on Saturday. In just under 4 hours the guys completed a total of 21km’s and 35 obstacles each!
The guys had a great time and really showed true camaraderie helping each other along the way. Word is the team are in training to challenge the 42km Ultra Beast next year!
From Matt: “A great effort by the team to conquer the Beast and be part of the 12th fastest team on the day – Well done!”
What is Spartan Race you ask?
Spartan Race is for everyone and they are on a mission to get you active, healthy and excited about change. They aim to change people’s lives by cultivating an atmosphere of accomplishment by asking racers to lay their guts on the line and push their limits.
The type of people that compete in a Spartan race are people looking to live life to the fullest. A return to our ancient roots, when running through woods, getting dirty, and facing physical and mental challenges was part of everyday life reminds us of who we are and what we are capable of. Our events are all about challenging today’s perception of normal.
Spartan Brisbane Beast Highlights - you tube clip.
M Resources Sponsors a Rider to Help Conquer Cancer
August 18, 2013 (Brisbane): The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer announced 1,519 Riders raised over $5.2 Million for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) as the 2nd annual Ride commenced on Saturday morning in Brisbane. Ride participants will cycle over 200 km through southeast Queensland with an overnight camp at Lake Wivenhoe before returning to Brisbane on Sunday.
“I’d like to say thank you to everyone involved today: the riders, their supporters, the volunteers and the thousands of people who have donated so generously to help make our second annual Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer a record-breaking year and incredible success for QIMR,” said QIMR Director, Professor Frank Gannon.
“We are on a mission at QIMR to prevent and cure diseases through research. This year, 23,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Queensland and 7,500 people will die from it. The Ride gives a vital boost to the cancer program at QIMR and 27 ground-breaking research programs investigating the causes of more than 13 cancers including skin, brain, colorectal, breast, ovarian, blood and lymphoma are underway thanks to funds raised last year by The Ride. Many of the scientists working on these projects are riding here today and the funds raised for QIMR will allow us to continue to do more research and better research on the cancers in the community,” added Professor Gannon.
In two years The Ride raised over $9.9 Million for QIMR making it the largest cycling fundraiser in the history of Australia. The annual event draws thousands of participants from across Australia and brings together communities of survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundrais for months in order to participate in the two-day ride.
M Resources Team – Running for a cause
On the 4th August, 2013 the M Resources team and their partners participated in the Brisbane Marathon Festival. Celebrating its 22nd year it is one of the oldest events on the Australian calendar.
8 participants in their M Resources T-shirts ran a combined distance of 100km’s on courses set out around Brisbane’s CBD and surrounds. Chris Muller logged the fastest time for the 10km finishing with a time of 00:43:31 and Nicole Bertei competed in her first half marathon with a time of 1:56:19.
The ‘M Resources Team – Running for a cause’ finished 3rd in the fundraising stakes, raising money for ‘Camp Quality’ a Children’s family cancer charity.