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Race Day Newsletter
Queenstown 2023

It's on!

After 10 weeks of training for this race, it's on and you are going to be tested on Saturday.

There will be 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 - have fun!!



Queenstown Half Marathon 

Saturday 18 November
Raceteam Meeting Point and Time: 
Meet from 7.00am for a team photo at 7.45am
Meeting Location: Speargrass Flat, inside the main gates at meeting point - lookout for the red umbrella!
H
alf Marathon Start Time: 8.00am

Be familiar with all 
the race details: Race Website

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Raceteam Meeting Point:
Half Marathon

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Half Marathon Meeting Point:
Look out for the red umbrella!

Good Luck Marathoners!!
We have a few in our team doing the full marathon, starting at a different meeting point and different start time...good luck to you all and we will see you at the finish line!!

Things to think about in the lead up to race day

Day Before

Race Pack Pick Up/Athlete Check In
Know when/where this can be done. Click here for details

Double check your gear!:
Check the weather forecast and make sure you have the right gear for the conditions. Go through your gear checklist to ensure you have everything ready to go, think about things like:

 

  • Is your watch charged?

  • Do you have your pre/during/post race nutrition ready?

  • Do you have all your race gear ready? (including layers for unpredictable weather conditions)

  • Do you have wet weather gear just in case?

  • Warm, dry layers for pre and post race


We want to eliminate any unnecessary stress on race day morning so taking time to think this through and make your own checklist now means one less thing to do on race morning. 

 

Weather:
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all weather. Please have layers and wet weather gear on standby just in case. Be warm before the run and have dry, warm gear for afterwards.

Transport to Start Line:
Make sure you are on top of this...if you are taking the shuttle, double check your departure time and pick up point. 


Race Day


Meeting Time at Half Marathon Start:
Meet from 7.00am for a team photo at 7.45am, see above for meeting point. We will have a quick team photo, you can then do your last minute race preparations and get into your start groups ready for the race!


Warm Up!
Make sure you warm up before race start! Go for an 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 😜

  • 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.
 

Contact Us
 

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

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Post Race Catch Up

After your race, would love to catch up with you to celebrate!

Date: Saturday 18 November
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Barmuda, 3 Searle Lane

 

No need to RSVP, just come along if you can make it for a drink before you head out for dinner or any other plans you may have. Partners welcome!

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