With New Year’s behind us, it’s time to knuckle down with your training if you are preparing for any of the Marathons or Half Marathons in the New Zealand Autumn.
Christchurch Marathon & Half Marathon is held on 11th April this year (during the school holidays), the Waterfront Half is also held on the same day in Mission Bay. On the 8th May is both the Rotorua Marathon & Half Marathon and the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. The following weekend is the Hawkes Bay Marathon & Half Marathon.
Here at Qwik Kiwi Coaching we’ve got training plans and programmes to help you achieve your goals at these events. Built into the membership portal of the Qwik Kiwi website are training plans for these events.
The Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon are great events and one of the first to confirm their dates in a post-COVID world. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
It seems my running destiny was determined the day I won a 3 month online training voucher with a bloke called Coach Ray, who helps train beginning and recreational athletes. I had always run for fun, but a long term iliotibial band problem had stopped me running much distance in the last 25 years. Luckily just before winning my Qwik Kiwi voucher, I had also found a fantastic physio who finally sorted out my knee issue. It seemed my running stars had aligned. When Ray asked me what my goals were, I told him that I would quite like to run the Queenstown marathon, and so the training began.
Jamie came to me wanting to improve his running and stay injury free for ultra-running events. he has a few goals lined up in the coming 12 months.
I’ve set up a structured programme for him that is going to progress him towards his goals. Like most busy people holding down a full time job and have a family that they need to spend time with he has struggled in the past with fitting his training in and then has ended up winging it on event day.
“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” When you cross the finish line of the Auckland Marathon or Half Marathon, having ran it faster than you have in recent events, you will have accomplished something very special. Designed for Intermediate runners who are…