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Club10k - Week 7


WEEK 7 Newsletter

Home Stretch

This Saturday (Week 6), everyone is doing 8km and is a challenging run. Our Beginners will be doing their longest run and our Intermediate and Advanced runners are going for speed.

Intermediate and Advanced crew -  use this as a 'risk run', this is where you take a bit of a risk with your intensity and run at a slightly higher level than you normally would. By doing this you might find a new level in speed for yourself. 

You guys rock! You are so close ;-)

 Your team is behind you 100%!

Your team is behind you 100%!




  • Saturday 5 May 7.30am
    Meeting Point: Opp. Zeroes, 81 Cashmere Road
    Map of Run: Click here
    This map is for all of our groups, you will be doing a portion of this course.

    Course Description:
    All roads are open, please run on the footpath at all times and be aware ofyour surroundings. Stick to the road rules 100% team!

  • This is an out and back course for all runners
  • From the start point, run towards Barrington Street, cross over carefully.
  • Run through Ernlea Clark Reserve (staying on the path that runs beside the river) coming out onto Ernlea Tce. Run up to Colombo Street. 
  • Cross over carefully and run down Hunter Terrace (the street that follows the river behind the library). 
  • Continue following the river river on your left) all the way around Hunter Tce and Sloan Tce coming out onto Centaurus Road. TURN LEFT. 
  • Run along Centaurus Road until the next street on your left (bridge). Turn left then take first left into Waimea Terrace. You are now running on the opposite side of the river - river is on your left.
  • Continue along the river all the way back to Colombo Street - cross over carefully. Run down Ashgrove Terrace crossing over Barrington Street carefully. 
  • Continue along Ashgrove Terrace until the small footbridge (past the start/finish point which will be on the opposite side of the river). 
  • Cross over the footbridge, turn left and run back to the start. 
  • Those running 14km, when you are back at the start point (7km), turn around and REVERSE the course (do not do laps).
  • KM markers out:  4.5km, 6km, 7km

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This Saturday you are all doing an 8k run, for some it's about intensity, for others it's about duration. In this week's education we share how you should plan a run when you are trying for higher intensity.

The First Third: Before you even start you need to make sure you have a good warm up. Once you start your run you are focusing on trying to find your rhythm. It's important that you don't go out too hard, if we are thinking of the scale of 1-10 for intensity you want to be sitting on around 7.5/10. This is just a little bit harder than your normal running speed.

The Second Third: This section is all about control. If you are feeling great try to increase your speed but you only want to look for a small increase. A good question to ask yourself is 'can I increase my speed by 5%?'. The aim is to pick up your pace a little bit but not go too hard too early. Now you are working at 8/10 where you know you are working but you feel you could maintain it for a long time. You couldn't have a conversation at this time. 

The Last Third: Now you are aiming to push hard, you are trying to work in an uncomfortable place. The breathing will be up and you will be experiencing discomfort. The key in this time is to focus on small targets in front of you, look ahead and see a visual point that you can focus on. As you get closer to the end you keep building your pace, it's really important at this time that you keep focusing on your technique, your body will be tiring so your technique focus will help you keep your speed up. Once you see the finish push as hard as you can right through to the last step!

Have a think about your approach for this Saturday before the run and then run smart. 

Here's a cool short film about running. It's deep, but that's where running takes us ;-) 

  • Post Final Run Coffee
    After your final run we have arranged a post run coffee at Coffee Culture on Lincoln Road. Please click here to find out more.

Next Programmes:

Some of you have been asking about the next group start dates, Club10k starts the week following your final run ;o)


Our next Club10k programme starts the week following your Final Run, the week beginning 14 May and we would love to see you back!

Register now!

You can register for Club10k now via the website: Click here 

Registrations close on 14 May, so please register before the group starts. 

'Focus on your own achievement and don’t compare yourself to others in the group.' – Frances

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