Race Day Newsletter

Queenstown Half Marathon 2020

It's on!

10 weeks ago you started your journey with RaceTeam, 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. 


Queenstown Half Marathon 2020: Saturday 21 November


Please make sure you have read the race information via the race website:


 

Things to think about in the lead up to race day

Day Before

Race Pack Pick Up
Know when/where the race pack pick up is.

Weather
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all weather. It can be freezing if a southerly comes through so 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.


Race Day
 

Meeting Point for RaceTeam
The half marathon starts at Speargrass Flat Road. When you arrive either by bus or personal transport, there is only 1 place you can enter into the Athlete Wait Area. When you enter through the gates, we will be on your immediate right. Keep an eye out for a red umbrella ;o)

Click here to view Meeting Point Map



Meeting Time
From 7.15am. We will have a quick team photo at 7.45am, then you can drop your bags off at the bag drop area, warm up and get into your start zones.
Race Start Time: 8.00am

Warm Up!
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!

 

Run your race and be awesome ;o)

Post Race

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 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

  • Celebrate!
     

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 21 November
Venue: Barmuda Bar, 3 Searle Lane
Time:  From 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Contact Us
 

If you need to contact Jo or Bevan at anytime, here are their mobile numbers:
Jo: 021 903388
Bevan: 021 869086