Wrap your ears around this!
Today I set up my make shift studio in the walk in wardrobe and recorded a 30 second radio ad for MediaWorks, so take a listen, I think it turned out pretty good! This will be playing on Mai FM and Radio Live so a MASSIVE thank you to the MediaWorks team for all their awesome support in the lead up to The Quarter Pounder.
Also big ass thanks go out to Ben Edwards from Edwards Digital for taking my hacked together audio and making it sound proper for radio.
Fancy a Leg Massage?
Rachel Ah Kit is the driving force behind Bodyworks Massage Therapy. She is an uber awesome massage therapist right here in Christchurch and will be on site at The Quarter Pounder, offering what I'm calling 'micro massages' - 5 minute post race leg rub downs! How freakin awesome is that?!
This from Rachel's website: "Rachel's worked with people who take part in a variety of activity levels - from those recovering from major surgery, daily walkers or joggers, recreational or competitive cyclists, mountain bikers, runners and multisport athletes, through to professional sportspeople." Bam! Your legs are going to get some good treatment, then you can go visit Rachel for a full length massage at her clinic.
Awesome, just another reason The Quarter Pounder is going to be a mean as day.
I managed to get round The Quarter Pounder course in South Hagley Park on the weekend on my trusty steed with Go Pro cam (thanks Simon Waterhouse) fixed to my helmet to film the course video.
So here you go, I'm not sure if it's as necessary as filming the tracks in Bottle Lake Forest as scooting round the perimeter of South Hagley is pretty straight forward. But here it is, and it just shows you potential hazards like the three driveways down Riccarton Ave you will need to be wary of crossing. Apologies for the slightly odd picture, I used the image stabiliser on youtube again and they've changed it a bit, but it does the job.
Spread the word people! Will post first training tip tomorrow.
Systems are go!
Alright, we're all go people, The Quarter Pounder is happening!
Got the big green light from the CCC, South Hagley Park is ours for the morning on the 18th November, insurance is sorted and we've even got our first entry! Christchurch is notorious for last minute ticket buying/registrations so this has blown my freakin mind! But in a good way.
As I've mentioned in a previous post, Complete Performance are getting behind this event with juicy training tips as well as a few spot prizes for extra good measure, AND I just got the call from Chris at Icebreaker that they're keen to get some of The Quarter Pounder action. This is awesome news, because they'll no doubt be hooking us up with some sweet free stuff to give away and just between you and me I'm pretty sure some of it will be in the way of their merino boxers. That's right, this is a men's event so what could be better than some snug gruds up for grabs!
I'll be filming a quick video of the course for those of you visual based learners, but I'm pretty sure you won't have any problems finding your way around South Hagley Park. As long as you start facing the right direction I have total faith you'll be fine.
Good news, the CCC will be sending out the confirmation letter and conditions for The Quarter Pounder by the end of the week! This means that I'll most likely be able to open registrations on Monday morning, which is tres cool.
The date of the event is Sunday the 18th November, race start 9am in South Hagley Park. I'll post site map etc so you know exactly where you're going on the day.
We're so close! Make sure you keep an eye out for the training tips supplied by the awesome folks at Complete Performance if you really want to attack this thing with guns blazing.
Right, back to Prince Caspian. Aslan's just told him if he goes looking for his father, there's no turning back. Deep stuff.
Catch you soon!
The good people at Complete Performance are coming back onboard for The Quarter Pounder in November, not only providing some sweet as prizes but also training tips in the lead up!
For the five weeks prior to the event, I will be posting a Complete Performance training tip on the Monday of each week to help you get in good shape for the 10.5km run. A massive thank you to Richard at CP, these helpful hints will no doubt be very valuable to a lot of people, I know I'll be using them! Topics covered include training and recovery, sports nutrition, pacing, race check list and even training stress recovery. Sheesh these guys know what they're talking about.
So stay tuned for the weekly posts, first one will be up on Monday 15th October.
What's up doc?
I had a chat with the big boss at Christchurch's MeNZ Medical Centre, and it's looking highly likely we'll have a swag of doctors down at The Quarter Pounder!
Seeing as the whole point of the run is to encourage men to think more about their health, it seems fitting to have some MDs on site to run basic check ups, testing things like blood pressure, measure BMI and give general advice to those who seek it. Not sure if I'll be able to swing free prostate checks, as I'm sure there will be some issues around invasive procedures out of the sterile confines of the clinic. Maybe something to work on...
Sorry I haven't been able to disclose the exact date and time for the event, I'm still waiting to hear back from the council, will be chasing them up today.
Poster shoot in the can
Yesterday morning myself and a few of me mates shunned losing a daylight saving's hour and ventured down to Hagley Park to shoot the poster Image for The Quarter Pounder event.
It was a lot of fun, and I take my hat off to the guys for getting into the spirit of the thing, and making hilarious fools of themselves in public. The image to the left isn't the poster image, it's one of many I snapped. Action shots are more difficult than I thought!
All the applications are in now, along with the public liability proposal, site plan, etc etc so now I wait. And you can start thinking of how many mates you could wrangle for the event on the 11th November. It'll be a 1/4 marathon - 10.5km so totally doable for someone who hasn't had a lot of exercise for a while. Get a group together maybe and start going for an easy job once or twice a week!
Hello Morgan Williams here, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the site, and the events appeal. Any questions just sing out!