Week 8 Newsletter

It's 10km Week!

Here we go..

It's crazy how fast time goes. At first the increase in distance was a concern for some of you but you quickly overcame this, then the intensity came.

As time has progressed - so have you and it has been awesome to watch. 

Soon, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour, you get to take on your best 10k challenge. All we can say is bring it on!
 

You guys rock! You are so close ;-)

Week 8 Sessions

MORNING GROUP

  • Monday 13 December, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Wednesday 15 December, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

EVENING GROUP

  • Tuesday 14 December, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Thursday 16 December, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

BOTH GROUPS

Course Description: 

  1. Stay on the pathway at all times, please run no more than 2 abreast

  2. Keep left and be mindful of others using the park - keep your distance from members of the public and try to stay 2m distance from them. 

  3. Watch out for scooters, cyclists and dogs not on leads.

  • Run down the middle of the park towards the netball courts. At the end, turn right and run towards Moorhouse Ave and around the perimeter of South Hagley Park.

  • Continue running around the perimeter pathway until the 5km marker. 

  • Turnaround at that point and reverse the course back to the finish line

  • There will be no coaches, it will be about you doing it by yourself.


Note: If you feel the run is going to take you longer than 1 hour 15mins we are going to start you off at 7am. Please only do this if you are going to take more than 1hour 15mins.

Final 10km Course: Click on image to enlarge

What Next?
How to keep up your running routine

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We have sessions on our timetable throughout the Christmas and New Year period so if you want to come along and have a run with the team you can buy a 1, 5 or 10 session Summer Break Pass that can be used for sessions between 20 December - 15 January.

These Summer Break Passes* are available for purchase now: 

Once you have purchased your pass you will get a receipt that has a link to a confirmation that gives you details on how to book into a session. 
 

Extra Mile Runners Members: These sessions are included in your membership so just book in!

*Summer Break Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person and are valid for sessions between 20 December 2021 - 15 January 2022.

Get up to Five, Club10k & RaceTeam 2022


Our first Get up to Five, Club10k & RaceTeam programmes start the week beginning 17 January 2022 and will be our first teams for 2022.

Start Date: Week beginning 17 January
Earlybird rates are available until: 11.59pm, Monday 10 January
Registrations close 5pm, Sunday 16 January


We would love to see back in the New Year and get you back running with your team!

Extra Mile Runners Memberships​
 

If you are a serial Extra Mile Runners runner, our Memberships are the most cost effective way to run with us - all group programmes are included in your membership!

Check out all the details here: 

Education

Reflection

With our 10k run happening next weekend it's time to think about everything that you have learnt over the last 8 weeks. While you have conditioned your body to run the distance you have also learnt a lot about how to be successful in the mind game when running.
 

In this week's education section we ask you five questions that will help put your mind in the right place for next weekend's run.  
 

  1. If you were to have had a great run where you achieved what you wanted to achieve, what would you be telling yourself that you had done well during the run?
     

  2. What are the areas that the coaches have told you to focus on when you are running and how can you remind yourself of these during the 10k run, especially when things are getting hard?
     

  3. Look back over the last 8 weeks, what did you do well when you had a great session and how can you bring that into the 10k run?
     

  4. To be successful on Saturday morning you need make sure you have perfect preparation. What are the things you need to plan to be totally prepared for both the physically and mental side of the run?
     

  5. Ask yourself: Why and I'm doing this and why do I enjoy it?
     

By spending some time thinking about these questions you will be preparing your mind to make good decisions before and during your run next weekend. Now all you need to remember is to smile when you cross the line ;-) 

Inspiration

This is what it's all about at Extra Mile Runners. A community of people brought together by one common goal - running - to improve our ourselves both physically and mentally with a few laughs along the way! Thank you for being part of our team. 

Other News

  • You are so close team..finish this off strong!
     

  • We will be taking lots of photos on the run day so bring your smile ;-)

This week's quick tip: 

'Make sure you get to bed early on Friday nights. You will suffer in the run if you don't' - Sue