RaceTeam Race Day
RaceTeam Christchurch half marathon 2017
10 weeks ago you started your journey with RaceTeam now everything you have learnt is going to be tested.
You have 2 more sleeps until the race so rest up if you can and mentally prepare for how you are going to approach the build up to the start line. There will be some tough moments in the race, so think about what you will do when you are confronting these.. get ready to embrace this challenge. Trust the programme, we can't wait to see you cross that finish line.
Christchurch Half Marathon 2017: Sunday 4 June
Please make sure you have read the information on the race website:
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast for Sunday you want to be well-prepared. Have layers and wet weather gear on standby just in case. Be warm before the run and have warm gear for afterwards.
Check your gear the night before - get everything ready so you are not running around on race day morning trying to find stuff. Go over your race plan (don't forget to tie your laces in double knots!) and relax ;o).
Transport & Parking
Make sure you have parking sorted in the CBD. Check this out before race day morning so you aren't in a rush to find a park.
Here is a map of all the carparks in the CBD.
Race Pack Pick up
Know the details of Race Pack Pick up on Saturday 3 June. Click here for details
RaceTeam Meeting Point and Start Time:
RaceTeam Meeting Point: Beside The Chalice next to the stage
Time: From 7am
We will take a group photo at 7.15am then you can take off, warm up and get into your start zones.
Official Race Briefing: 7.45am
Race Start Time: 8.00am
Go for a warm up when you arrive at the start point. Do a 10 minute light jog to get the body warm.
Make sure you have warm gear on while you wait around for the race to start.
RaceTeam Post Race Part-aay
Date: Sunday 4 June
Venue: The Carlton (upstairs bar)
Time: From 5.30pm
RSVP: If you haven't already, please RSVP here:
If you need to contact Jo or Bevan, here are their mobile numbers:
Jo: 021 903388
Bevan: 021 869086
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))
- Have a cold bath or hose your legs down when you get home to assist with blood flow to the areas that need repair
- 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.