Race Day Newsletter
Christchurch Half Marathon 2021
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 Sunday 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.
Remember, if you want to come along for an easy 15min light jog this Satruday we would love to see you, the details for this session are:
Saturday 10 April, 7.30am
Meeting Point: Centennial Park (Pioneer Stadium), cnr Lyttelton St and Rose St
Map of Run: Click here
Coffee: Zeroes, 81 Cashmere Rd (open from 8am)
Christchurch Half Marathon 2021: Sunday 11 April
Please make sure you have read the race information on the race website:
Things to think about in the lead up to race day
Race Pack Pick Up:
Know when/where the race pack pick up is.
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all weather. It can be very hot and /or 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.
Meeting Point for RaceTeam:
The half marathon start is outside the Town Hall and it will be busy! We will meet outside the Town Hall on the RHS of the main doors (looking at the Town Hall). Keep an eye out for a red umbrella ;o)
From 6.30am. We will have a quick team photo at 7.00am, then you get into your start zones.
Half Marathon Race Start Time: 7.30am
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)
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
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.
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 Christchurch race we would love to catch up with you to celebrate your 10 week journey with RaceTeam.
As the race is on a Sunday (and no longer on a long weekend!) we feel that an evening catch up may not be ideal...so we have decided a casual catch up on Sunday afternoon is a good option.
Date: Sunday 11 April
Time: from 2.30pm
Venue: Upstairs Bar, Dux Central, 6 Poplar Lane
No need to RSVP, come along if you can make it!