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WLG Week 7 Return


WEEK 7 Newsletter


It is crazy to think we are on the home straight with Get up to Five again! In just over 2 weeks you will do your 5km run, you have done this before so this time we are looking for improvement. Take the lessons and experience you have gained up until this point with the team and really think about your goal for this final run. 

Keep it up for the next couple of weeks and you'll be running to the finish line with more experience under your belt and with perhaps a slightly different goal - this is about improving on last time.


From this week onwards (Week 7 & 8) we change the strength circuit at the start of the session to a 5minute strength based warm up.   Our coaches will take you through these movements in the session. The warm up does not have any ground work, but you may still want to bring your mats if you prefer the ground option stretches at the end of the session. 

 Shorland Park, Island Bay: The Saturday meeting location for Week 7

Shorland Park, Island Bay: The Saturday meeting location for Week 7

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!

You have committed 8 weeks to working towards this goal. Reward yourself with a new running tee - you have earned it!.

Once purchased, we will post it out to you super quickly!


  • Monday 3 December 6.10am
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (Herd Street end, in the playground),
    Wellington CBD. Click here
    Course Map: Click here

  • Wednesday 5 December 6.10am
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (Herd Street end, in the playground),
    Wellington CBD. Click here
    Course Map: Click here 

  • Saturday 8 December 7:30am
    Meeting Point: Shorland Park, Island Bay
    Course Map: Click here

    Saturday Session Description: 
    1. After your 5min strength warm up - we will walk down pathway to The Esplanade *start your watches once you have crossed over and are on the waterfront pathway*.

    All runners run towards towards Houghton Bay turning at half way on your watches. Return Level: There will be a 4km marker out for you. This will be located at Lyall Bay.

    All Runners: Please take extreme care crossing over The Esplanade in both directions. 

All Get up to Five Runners; click to enlarge


We have hit the big end of the programme, you may find you get mentally and physically fatigued over the next couple of weeks. When we get tired it becomes harder to train and if you are also mentally tired it's easier to believe the excuses that we can use to get out of training. 

As athletes we need to plan for the times when we are going to be putting the most amount of energy out by putting rest in. Here a few tips to make sure you have the right kind of energy over the next couple weeks. 

  • 30mins earlier to bed: We know this may sound boring but going to bed 30mins earlier will give your body more time for recovery. Turn the TV off and relax.

  • Nana naps: Ideally it would be great if we could all have a 20min nap every afternoon, but this realistically isn't possible for most of us. If you can try and have at least 1 nap a week where you simply lie down, close your eyes and concentrate of your breathing - just relax - this will give your body a recharge.

  • Weekend afternoon naps: If you can't get weekday naps in definitely try to get a nap in on the weekend. Sunday afternoons are often a good time to take time out.

  • Plan your timetable: If you fill up your timetable poorly you can create pressure on yourself to stay up late to get things done. Look over the next couple of weeks and ask yourself: Is this timetable going to make me tired? If the answer is yes, then try and make some adjustments, maybe ask your partner, kids or husband/wife to help you out with a few things.

  • Lasty, don't party too much. At the risk of sounding like your mother, try and take it a bit easy over the next couple of weeks. You have put all this work in towards this goal - remind yourself of why you committed to this in the first place.

While we know these tips are pretty simple most of us don't do them. If you want to feel great leading into the final 2 weeks of training implement a few of these tips and you'll be on the path to success.

Running New Zealand north to south on the new trail: Te Araroa. 
a quick snapshot of Jez Bragg's adventure of running 3054km from the tip of the north island to the tip of the South Island. 

  • You have come such a long way, make sure you take time to reflect on how far you have come!!

  • Have we said how proud we are of you lately? ;o)


Our first Get up to Five and Club10k teams for 2019 start the week beginning 21 January. We would love to see you back and help get you back into your running (or keep up!) your consistency. We are looking forward to an awesome 2019.

'When you have a tough day, remind yourself of the last time you went well. Just because you have one tough day it doesn't mean that you won't make it. You will have another good run!' - Sue

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