Christchurch Marathon Training Tips (with Infographic )

marathon training tips

Are you gearing up for the 2017 Christchurch Marathon on June 4th? It is important to look after your body and your mind when you are training for a marathon to insure optimal performance. The last thing you want is injury to jeopardise your ability to perform at your best come race day. Here are a…

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Canterbury Cycling Charity Ride – this Sunday 16th March

  Just a few days to go before this great event. Check out the Canterbury Cycling Development Trust web site to see what other great activities they get upto… Canty Cycling Have fun!  

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Hagley 5km Series guess the lolly competition winner

Congratulations to Nik Handisides who won the SportsMed Podiatry “guess the lolly competition”. She correctly guessed 773 jellybeans in the jar at the recent 5k series held in Hagley Park of which SportsMed was a sponsor. Asics provided footwear to the value of $250 as a prize. Nik was thrilled with her prize as you…

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Christchurch Colour Run 5k Sun 23 Feb 2014

No doubt you have seen photos flying around facebook or your friends covered in bright colours after a running event… Now it is your turn with the Colour Run Returning to Christchurch What is a colour run? The Color Run Christchurch will probably be the craziest most colourful run of your life… and I am not…

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Good luck Coast to Coast and SportsMed

Good luck to all the Coast to Coast competitors, support teams and of course the fabulous SportsMed team of doctors, nurses, physios and massage therapists that are out there today supporting the entrants. See you all at Sumner. Stay safe. From all the SportsMed team at 156 Bealey Avenue, ChCh

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Dr John Hellemans back at SportsMed after successful overseas trip

Dr John Hellemans – Sports Medicine Practitioner – is back at SportsMed after a 3 month trip overseas with the Dutch triathlon team. Who has John worked with? John has extensive experience with special interests including endurance sports, exercise and health, altitude training and stimulation, prolotherapy and compartment pressure studies. Who has John worked with?…

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Reduce pain and prevent strain with massage!

Did you know……. Next week (14-20 October 2013) is Massage New Zealand Awareness Week and look at what the team there have to say….. ” Massage can help to reduce the impact of poor posture by releasing tight muscles.  It is very important to learn how to correct your posture.  This is best done in a postural assessment, during which a trained massage therapist will assess the…

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World class chiropractors meet in Queenstown

Hey, look what Margie our Chiropractor Director has to say about the recent International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (IFSC) conference…………. “The IFSC held its Lower Limb conference in Queenstown in September.  83 Chiropractors mostly from Australasia attended this “hands on” session.  FISC’s primary objective is promoting high standards of education and practice in sports chiropractic…

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Mud, Sweat and Tears Mixed Grade Competition Winners

Check out the Mud, Sweat and Tears Mixed Grade Competition Winners.   Congratulations to our Sportsmed Stars Team that won this years “Mud, Sweat and Tears” Mixed Grade Competition! On Sunday 7th July 2013 at the Motukarara Race Course in Christchurch Well Done Matt Smith, Nicola Parks, Ben Henderson and Andrew Bell!

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Preparing for the 2017 Christchurch Marathon (With Video)

Are you ready for the Christchurch marathon? Whether it is your first race, or you are a seasoned runner, we have some tips to help you get the most out of the marathon on Race Day: 4th June 2017. Here is our pre race checklist 2h 15m – rise, snack & drink 2h – shower to warm…

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