Race Day Newsletter
Epic Half Marathon 2021
10 weeks ago you started your journey with RaceTeam Epic, now everything you have learnt is going to be put into play.
You are going to be tested on Saturday and will come up against some confronting and challenging moments, get ready to embrace these challenges. Trust the programme, we can't wait to see you cross that finish line.
Extra Mile Runners Epic Half Marathon: Saturday 28 August 2021
Please make sure you have read the race information via the information pack:
Things to think about in the lead up to race day
Weather and Gear
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all weather. Although the forecast is looking good right now you need to be prepared for anything. Please have layers and wet weather gear on standby just in case. Be warm before the run and have dry, warm gear for afterwards.
Saturday 28 August: The 2021 Epic Half Marathon
Meeting Point: McCormacks Bay Reserve, McCormacks Bay Road: Click here
Course Map: Click here
We have 5 x start times. By now you will know which start group you are in. Please be ready to go 10mins before your start time - you must be present for the race briefing.
Race Start List: Click here
Make sure you warm up before race start! Go for a 10min easy jog and have warm gear on while you wait around for the race to start, just keep warm. If wet, a plastic poncho from the $2 shop is a great idea, grab one just in case!
You will be able to leave any gear/bags at the start/finish area.
Be Warm and Re-fuel
You will cool down pretty quickly after your race so make sure you have warm, dry gear to get changed into. Also have some good, healthy post race nutrition at the ready - hydrate and have some protein (muscle repair). Eggs, bananas, protein shakes, nuts are all good choices.
Post Run Massage
We have arranged for students from the New Zealand College of Massage to be at the finish line on Saturday to give you a post-run massage. The newly skilled students from NZCM have completed their sports massage training and are completing required hours in the community.
Massages will be provided in 10 minute blocks from 8.45am onwards and will be at a cost of a gold coin donation per massage so bring some coins if you want to treat your tired legs after your run!
Post Race Tips
After we finish a race we are on a high and sometimes we forget to look after our bodies post race.
Here are some tips for after your race that will help you to recover as best you can:
Have warm gear for immediately after your run
Have some protein ready for after your run to assist with muscle repair (protein shake, banana)
Rehydrate (preferably with water ;o))
Stretch, legs up the wall
Enjoy the feeling of what you have just achieved
Use good recovery strategies in the days following your race. Your body will be put under stress so it needs time to recover. Go for some walks in the week following and continue to stretch.
Post Race Doo
We want to hear your stories!
Date: Saturday 28 August
Venue: Upstairs Bar, Carlton Bar and Eatery
Time: From 5.30pm - 7.00pm
If you need to contact Jo or Bevan at anytime, here are their mobile numbers:
Jo: 021 903388
Bevan: 021 869086