Week 5 Newsletter

Half Way!

Reflect and Refocus

You have just hit the half way point.

As most of you have stepped up in the programme you may be finding it very challenging and sometimes when we are in this place we forget to remind ourselves that we are doing well. That's where having markers that help you stop and see your progress can help.

We are now in the second half of the programme and it is time for you to think about what you have achieved over the last 4 weeks. While there will have been tough moments within this time we are sure there will have been moments where you can see your growth. Let yourself feel good about this and start to feel good about the second half of your journey. 

Week 5 Sessions

MORNING GROUP

  • Monday 6 June, 6.00am 
    Queen's Birthday - session on as normal
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Wednesday 8 June, 6.00am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

EVENING GROUP

  • Tuesday 7 June, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Thursday 9 June, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

BOTH GROUPS

Course Description:
Please run on the path at all times and keep left. Please don't run any more than 2 abreast and be responsible for your own safety.

 

  • From start point, run up Lyttelton Street to Sparks Road, turn left.

  • Follow the pathway that runs around Centennial Park coming out onto Rose Street.

  • Cross over at our cones, turn right and run up to Hoonhay Road. Turn left.

  • Run up to Cashmere Road and passed the Cashmere shops.

  • Continue along the riverside pathway to Barrington Street. Turn left.

  • Run up Barrington St to Rose St, turn left.

  • At Cashmere View Road, turn left and run up to Ashgrove Tce, turn left.

  • KM markers out: 3.75km, 5.5km, 6km

  • Run to your halfway marker and reverse the course. Refer to your programme for your distance. 

Saturday's Course:
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Education

Stretching is a waste of time if not done correctly

Tight calves are a common ailment for our runners and can lead to several injuries. We hear it so often, but what can you do to reduce the risk of injury caused by tight calves? Below is a quick clip showing great stretches - which if done correctly will make your run more enjoyable. 

Inspiration

What happens when life gets too busy? What's the cost?

Other News

  • If you would like to help your body out, get a sports massage for those tight muscles. We recommend the team at Body Central
     

  • Remember to stay focused and keep turning up ;-)

This weeks quick tip: 

'There will be days that you have every excuse under the sun not to go to a session. These are the very sessions that you absolutely HAVE to go to as these are the ones that give you the best sense of achievement.' – Pam Thomas