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Your Training Guide
DAY RACE WK1 WK2 WK3 WK4 WK5 WK6 WK7
FULL 45-60e 45-60e 60-75e 60-75s 75-90s 75-90s
HALF 45-60e 45-60e 60-75e 60-75e 75-90e 75-90e
FULL 45-60e 45-60e 60-75eh 60-75eh 75-90sh 75-90sh
Day Off Day Off
FULL 30-45e 30-45e 30-45e 45-60s 45-60s 45-60s
90eh 105eh 120eh
Efforts: e = easy / s = steady / h = hilly / r = inc 15-30min at goal race pace / fr = inc 15-30min at faster than goal race pace
With less than three
weeks to race day
anyone doing the Full
Marathon should be
well into their training.
But if you are happily
running one hour a few
times per week, you can
probably still get ready
for the Half Marathon.
If you are capable of
20-30min than you
have time get ready
for the 10k distance.
Just enter at www.
co.nz, complete the
last few weeks of the
schedule and make
sure you eat, drink
and sleep well on race
week. It really is that
" I ran with my name and a silver fern
printed on my race t-shirt," she says,
"and I lost count of the people yelling,
'Go Kiwi.' It was fantastic."
Michelle did have one fleeting low point
along the way: "I was going quite well
and loving it all when someone yelled
out, 'Go Telly Tubby!' I thought, 'How
Rude', but then I glanced behind me and
there was a participant dressed as a
Telly Tubby! It was hilarious."
Runners in fancy dress are common
place at the London Marathon, as is using
the event to raise money for charity. The
London Marathon is the biggest one-day
charity fund raiser in the world, with half
a billion dollars raised for charities since
the event was founded in 1981.
"There were so many people running with pictures
on their t-shirts of charities or people they were
raising money for, or just running in memory of. It
was really inspiring," says Michelle.
Back at home now, Michelle is looking forward to this
year's Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon,
whose charity partner is the New Zealand Heart
Scheduled for June 24, every participant in the
Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K goes into
a random prize draw for a free trip to the 2013
London Marathon. For more information and online
entry visit: www.wellingtonmarathon.co.nz.
WELLINGTON ROADS LEAD TO LONDON!
Following the 2011 Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon, no one was happier than Michelle Lindsay.
She had just completed her first Half Marathon in five years, and while her mid-field finish didn't net any rewards or
attention, she was the day's biggest winner when her name was drawn for a free trip to the London Marathon.
"Michelle Lindsay won a trip to London in last year's Wellington
Marathon"... Credit: www.marathon-photos.com
Scheduled this year for Sunday June 24, the
Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon will
celebrate its 27th year with record entries. As well
as the classic 42.2k Full Marathon distance, options
include a Half Marathon, 10 kilometre and Kids'
Organisers, the Wellington Marathon Clinic, are
hoping the event will break 5000 participants for the
first time. Michelle Lindsay will be on the start line
again, but isn't sure how she'll go because she has
just returned home from the London trip.
"It was absolutely amazing," she enthuses. "The
people were incredible. From the start to finish the
streets were lined with thousands and thousands
of people cheering and yelling to every single
"The whole way there was live music playing and
people offering you anything and everything: ice
cream, beer, wine, cider, chips, ham sandwiches...
you name it and spectators were offering it to you."
London is the world's most popular marathon, with
approximately 300,000 people entering into a ballot
for the 37,000 spots on the start line every year.
Michelle prize experience was completed perfectly
when she achieved her goal of breaking six hours for
the 42.2k distance by crossing the finish line in 5hrs
"It was a perfect day: mild and overcast. But it's the
atmosphere of running with 37,000 people that really
makes the difference.
Entries Are Still Open... Visit: www.wellingtonmarathon.co.nz
Brewing a top pint
By ASTRID GJERDE
Beer man: Andrew Childs would like to start his own
Photo: EMMA BEER
A Wellington beer enthusiast hopes to capture the
essence of the capital in a pint at a home-brew
competition this weekend.
Andrew Childs, a bartender at the Fork and
Brewer and former lawyer, has spent most of his
free time over the past two months bottling and
brewing for Clemenger's Wellington in a Pint com-
In round one, contestants were asked to submit
ideas for the beer that best represented Welling-
Those ideas were then pooled and given as a
brewing brief in round two.
Mr Childs, one of about 200 registered contest-
ants, will enter 13 beers on Saturday and hopes at
least one will qualify him for the final on Sunday.
He said one of his favourites was called Latte
Lout, inspired by Wellington's coffee culture.
It's going to be a low-alcohol coffee porter. It's
kind of like a milk stout, because it uses lactose.
I actually had one last night. It was really
drinkable,'' he said.
His other entries include Red Rocks, a red ale
that represents the city's rugged coastline, and the
spicy beer Cuba St Car Fire, a reference to the
protester who set a car alight following the elec-
tion last year.
[It's] a smoked chilli beer and it represents
Wellington's political activism,'' he said.
A panel of Wellingtonian judges, including
cricket legend Stephen Fleming, Logan Brown
chef Shaun Cluston and Wellingtonista blogger
Hadyn Green, will choose 16 finalists on Saturday
to scrap it out the following day.
Judges will then select four winners whose
creations will be refined and sold in craft beer
outlets in Wellington from the end of July to mid-
Mr Childs said one of his goals was to start a
brewing company, and that having the chance to
manufacture his own beer would be great experi-
He said he was confident several of his beers
would be popular in terms of creativity of names
and brewing quality.
The final will take place at the Fork and Brewer
pub in Bond St from 1pm on Sunday and the
winners will be announced later in the afternoon.
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