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WLG Week 8


WEEK 8 Newsletter

The Final run is here

It's the final week, the countdown is on. We know you can do it, now it is time for you to achieve this goal! This is also the time to enjoy all the work you have done over the last 8 weeks, you deserve to pat yourself on the back, we are so proud of you!



Catch up after Final Run

After your Final Run we would love to catch up with you for coffee at Poneke on Clyde Quay Wharf. Click here
No need to RSVP, just turn up from 8.45am!


Parking Note for Final Run: 

Just a reminder that the Wellington City Council charge for parking within the CBD from 8.00am so for your Final Run parking will need to be paid for from 8.00am - right when you are running!

The Council have confirmed that if you pay for parking before the session starts (ie: at 7.30am or before), the paid parking will count from 8.00am. So if you pay for 1 hour - you will be paid from 8am-9am. 

Watch your Week 8 Meeting with Coach Bevan:


  • Monday 10 December 6.10am
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (Herd Street end, in the playground),
    Wellington CBD. Click here
    Course Map: Click here

  • Wednesday 12 December 6.10am
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (Herd Street end, in the playground),
    Wellington CBD. Click here
    Course Map: Click here 

  • Saturday 15 December 7:30am
    Final 5km Run!!
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (Te Papa end of Waitangi Park*), Wellington CBD Click here
    Course Map: Click here

    There will be no coaches, it will be about you doing it by yourself. Bring it on!
    *Note: the meeting point is at the Te Papa end of Waitangi Park.

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Get up to Five Medals

When you cross that finish line on your Final Run Day, you will get your medal. So well deserved and something that will remind you of the last 8 weeks with your team ;o)

Our returning Get up to Five and Club10k runners also get a medal if you have not received one before (ie: only one medal can be received per runner/per programme no matter how many programmes are completed). 

If you can’t make the Final Run but do your 5km or 10km run at a session earlier, please contact Jo (after the final run day) to arrange postage (at an extra charge).

What's next?

Our first teams for 2019 start the week starting Monday 21 January. We would love to see you back after Christmas and New Year - we will miss you over the summer break!

Registrations are open now:

Unsure which group to do?

If you are unsure of which group you want to do, please get in touch and we can help you figure that out and make sure you are doing the programme that suits where you are right now. 


90% of the work is done. This time next week you will be getting ready to run the whole distance. By now you have done just about all the physical work that you need to do in preparation for the 5k run so now we want to address what to do next week to help be successful on Saturday morning:

  • Keep to the programme. While you are close you still haven't finished, keep ticking those sessions off right up until Saturday.

  • Have an early night next Friday.

  • Devote some time over the next week to sit down and reflect on what you have learnt about yourself over the last 8 weeks. While we love that you are going to be running 5k or 10km next weekend if you go back to your old habits once it has finished the programme it would have been a wasted opportunity. Over the last 8 weeks you have learnt many lessons about how to be successful with exercise and how to include it in your life. By reflecting on these you can take them forward into whatever your next challenge might be.

  • While you have not yet achieved the final finish line feeling, start to think about what you want to aim for next. The biggest mistake people make when they achieve a big goal is to not reset a new one quickly after completion. By planting the seed now you will be keeping yourself on track to keep exercise a part of your life for the long term.

  • Share your experience with others. You should be proud of what you have achieved over the last eight weeks. Make sure you share the positive stuff with someone who you feel comfortable with.

Next weekend you are going to be achieving a massive thing. Allow yourself some time this week to remind yourself of all the progress you have made, you guys really have been awesome.

This is what it's all about at Extra Mile Runners. A community of people brought together by one common goal - running - to improve our ourselves both physically and mentally with a few laughs along the way! Thank you for being part of our team. 

  • You are so close team..finish this off strong!

  • Coach Rach will be taking photos on the run day so bring your smile ;-)  

'When the runs got longer I would give myself time markers to tell myself I was doing well. For example during the 15min sets I would tell myself I was doing well every 5mins.' - Anne Sweetman

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