Week 10 Newsletter
Your Half Marathon

It's Race Week!

Next Sunday you are going to line up at the start line of your half marathon and it's an away game!
Finally, we have a race to travel to as a team and we can't wait!

Try to approach your race it with a little bit of nervousness, excitement and be proud of where you are at right now. We are very very proud of you. 


We know a few of you are feeling tired right now, remember that this week is about taking it nice and easy but sticking to the plan. The hard work is done, now it's all about about getting your body ready for this challenge both physically and mentally.

Week 10 Sessions


  • Monday 13 June, 6.00am
    Meeting on Deans Ave side of Sth Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Click here
    See your programme for details on this session


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

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts
    See your programme for details on this session


Sunday 19 June
Sky Stadium
Half Marathon Start Time: 8.45am

Make sure you are familiar with the Race Information including:


  • Race Pack pick up - it looks like you can't pick it up on race day morning, so this needs to be done on the Saturday. 

  • Race day transport to the start line - how much time do you need to allow to get to the start?

  • Gear storage at the start line

  • Race Briefing time

  • Race Rules

  • The course itself including toilets/aid stations

  • Check the weather forecast and be prepared for anything! Make sure you have the right gear. Not being prepared of unexpected conditions can ruin your race. 

  • Get your packing list ready so you can reduce and last minute stresses as much as possible!
    Phone chargers, watch chargers, nutrition...all those little things that will help you be as ready as possible for race day. 


We will be sending out a Race Day Newsletter this Thursday which will have details of the  meeting point for Raceteam at the start area. 

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Post Wellington
Race Doo

RSVP now for the post-race catch up in Wellington!

Sunday 19 June
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Foxglove, 33 Queens Wharf

Snowcap Mountains

What Next?
RaceTeam Epic

What is RaceTeam Epic?

Start Date: Monday 20 June
(Epic is a morning programme only)

Training for:
Extra Mile Runners Epic Half Marathon:
Saturday 27 August (in Christchurch)

Extra Mile Runners Members:
If you are an Extra Mile Runners Member, you can register now:

This weeks quick tip: 

'Stick to your programme and enjoy the taper..it will pay off on race day.'
- Sam Burgess


Race Week

With race day so close now is the time to think about what you need to plan during race week. Even for those of you who have done this before, it is good to review the below as a reminder. 

Beginning half of next week:     

  • It’s all about rest and quality fuelling during the first half of next week. Aim to have early nights and eat lots of fresh foods.

  • Try to avoid unnecessary stress. It’s all about keeping the good energy in.

  • Just do what’s on the programme and no more. We know this can be hard so if you are tempted to do more remind yourself that it will be detrimental to your race day performance.

Two days before the race:  

  • Now you start your nutrition plan. Go over your notes from the nutrition video and have everything in place and make it happen.

  • Pack your bag for the race including warm gear, nutrition, hydration.
    *Make sure you are prepared for wet weather just in case, it can be cold on this course so have warm layers for pre, during and post race.

  • Have a good stretch and early nights.

The day before the race: 

  • Focus on your nutrition plan and good rest.

  • Become familiar with the course so you know what to expect.

  • Sit down and think about your race. You may want to plan your splits and go over any other important information about your race.

The aim of this week is to get yourself both physically and mentally ready to be your best at the start line on race morning. By incorporating this plan you are increasing the chances of having a day that you can be proud of and can remember forever.

Don't go changing! Resist making any changes to your nutrition plan or race plan at this late stage. Stick with what you have practiced and know what works for you. Any last minute changes may bring on some unwanted surprises!

Other News

  • We will send you a Race Day Newsletter the Thursday before race day so keep an eye out for that. 

  • Now is a good time to make sure you have all your gear for the race; nutrition, warm clothes/wet weather clothes just in case...write a list and check it twice!