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Club10k - Week 5


WEEK 5 Newsletter

Half Way! REflect and refocus

One thing we can forget to do when we are moving towards a goal is to stop and see the progress we have made. Although it makes sense as we are still looking towards the end target but it's so important that we stop along the way, take a moment to see our progress and celebrate this. 

You have now reached the half way point in the programme. When we started training together you may have looked at the programme and thought that it seemed nearly impossible, but you have kept turning up each week and have kept on challenging yourself to take the next step forward.

We still have a few more challenges in front of us but take a moment to pat yourself on the back. 





  • Saturday 10 August 7.30am
    Meeting Point: Centennial Park (Pioneer Stadium, cnr Rose and Lyttelton Sts)
    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 always run on the footpath and take care at busy road crossings, your safety is your own responsibility. 

  • Run up Lyttelton Street to Sparks Road, turn left. Follow along Sparks Road until the pathway that leads behind Centennial Park (on your left). Follow this pathway.

  • Continue along this pathway coming out onto Rose St. Cross over Rose St where we have indicated with cones. Turn right.

  • Run up to Hoonhay Road, turn left.

  • Continue along Hoonhay Road to Cashmere Rd, turn left. Run past the shops and towards Princess Margaret Hospital.

  • At Ferniehurst St, turn left and take first right into Ashgrove Tce. You are now running beside the river (river is on your right).

  • Follow the river, crossing over Barrington St carefully. Follow Ashgrove Tce to Colombo St.

  • At Colombo St turn right then take first right into Ernlea Tce. The river is still on your right - you arrow on the opposite side of the river. Run through Ernlea Clark Reserve (stay on the pathway closest to the river) coming out to Barrington St.

  • Turn left (do not cross over Barrington St).

  • The 6km marker will be on Cashmere Road.

  • This is an out and back run. Run to your half way marker and turnaround and reverse the course. KM markers out: 4km, 6km

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Because we have hit the half way point it's time to do some mental reward work.

At this point we can sometimes still only see the big steps that we have in front of us, that's why we have this list of questions below for you to answer that will help you realise what you have gained to this point and may help you stay motivated till the end of the programme. You can choose to just think about your answers or you can write them down, it's entirely up to you. 

1. What are the physical benefits that I am feeling from the training I have been doing? 

2. Which sessions have I enjoyed the most and why did I enjoy them? 

3. What are the mental benefits that I have experienced from doing the programme? 

4. Why should I be proud of what I have done? 

5. What have I learnt about myself that I can take into other areas of my life? 

6. If the current 'you' could go back 4 weeks ago what would you tell yourself about how well you have done? 

By thinking about these questions we realise that we have made progress. This creates a feeling of success which is important in creating belief in our ability to achieve our goal. While there is still work to be done the more you build your belief the higher the chance that you are going to make it to that 10k finish line in a way you are proud of.

This is speech from Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday to watch when you are struggling to put your running shoes on and get out the door!

  • If you would like to help your body out, get a sports massage for those tight muscles. We recommend the team at Active Health. They know our programmes and are the same team who do the Muscle Balance Tests.

  • Remember to stay focused and keep turning up ;-).

  • Keep up your great work.

'There will be days that you have every excuse under the sun not to go to a session. These are the very sessions that you absolutely HAVE to go to as these are the ones that give you the best sense of achievement.' – Pam Thomas

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