Plan your nutrition strategy well in advance of the event, work out what food you need to carry in your pockets or pack and have an idea of what you will take in at what point around the course.
There will be some Enervit G sport drink and Enervit bars on course – but the best practice is to have your food requirements with you when you start.
Enervit will be available for purchase at registration.
Enjoy a good breakfast at least an hour before start time and roll to the start line with your stomach comfortably full – not overstuffed.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…….drink every 15minutes or so right from the start.
Use Enervit G sport in – or Enervit GT tablets with, your water to replace the minerals you loose through sweat and to get the vitamins etc your body needs to keep operating properly.
Don’t wait until you feel hungry before you start eating; eat regularly – every 40-50minutes.Have a look at the nutrition strategy below for a great guide – add in some additional product to stretch the plan out depending on how long you expect to take getting around the course.
Also …. think about this –
As you make your way through the event your body becomes fatigued. Your legs get tired, your arms get tired, your back gets tired – Your stomach and digestive system gets fatigued as well and it becomes more difficult for it to process food as it gets tired.
So it makes great sense to use products that are specifically designed to deliver the carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and amino acids you need with maximum efficiency and ease of assimilation.
Enervit provides the ultimate nutrition system to see you through.
Date: April 2, 2009 by admin
Category: Latest News
As Contact Energy’s latest customer newsletter says “She’s a hard road finding the perfect race–but entering the Contact Epic could be just the ticket.” And you all have that ticket!
We would like to say thanks for supporting this event, again for many of you. For those new to the event, you are in for some fantastic biking, spectacular scenery and camaraderie. The weather was perfect last year so the pressure is on this year.
However, it would have to be the perfect storm to stop this event as most of us enjoy the mud and rain as much as we do the dry, dusty hot days. It’s all about the adventure at the end of the day and taking on Mother Nature whatever she throws our way.
Train Hard, Race Easy.
What’s going on…
Contact increase power behind race
Contact are stepping up their support for the Hawea community and the Contact Epic competitors. They have increased their volunteer support group donation to $4000 dollars, ensuring the local community is rewarded for the time and energy they put into making this event so successful.
They also wish to support you, the competitor, more directly this year with a FREE 10minute massage and a FREE online photo of you mid adventure! Good on you Contact!
Contact Epic Merchandise:
For the first time this year we will be offering Contact Epic cycle shirts to competitors. This is a great way to tactfully prove to your mates that you completed NZ’s Ultimate MTB Challenge and NZ’s longest MTB lake circumnavigation! A sample of these are below. Please make your order prior to March 29 to ensure your size is available.
Visit website: www.contactepic.co.nz/merchandise.html
2006 Contact Epic Commemorative Pinot Noir
We also will have a very limited number of 2006 Pinot Noir from our well acclaimed local winery, Maude Wines
These have our own Contact Epic label on them and are a great way to celebrate your efforts post event or as a thank you to those who have supported your training.
Visit website: www.contactepic.co.nz/merchandise.html
A reminder that registration and the pre race meal are both held at the Hawea Hotel the night before the race over the same time period.
The meal is a choice of pasta meals and is priced to appeal at $16.00 a head. The meal is available between 4 and 8 pm and must be preordered via the entry page of our website. Click here (Yes, you can just order a meal without entry). This is great way to get psyched for the race day and to meet up with other competitors.
On the day of the race a buffet will be starting at 4pm.The following dishes will be included in the buffet: chicken, beef, and potato bake with a ferity of fried food, salads, vegetables, rice and pasta. Again, for catering purposes these need to be pre ordered and paid for via the entry page on our website. Click here
Transportation to Classic Start Line:
Those who are entered into the 95km Classic are reminded that they will have to get themselves to the start line at Kidds Bush before 6.30 on the morning of the race. Kidds Bush is situated 30 minutes from the Hawea Hotel and 45 minutes drive from Wanaka itself. For those who are unable to get their own transport to the start line a company in town is offering transportation. The details for contacting them are below. Please note that you may need to be at the Hotel as early as 5.30 to allow for time to get bikes on and off the trailers. Bookings are essential.
Good Sports, 17-23 Dunmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Freephone: (NZ only) 0800 SKI WANAKA (0800 754926)
Te:l +64 (0)3 443 7966 Fax +64 (0)3 443 7033
Where to go and what else you can do…
Our official accommodation provider is:
Edgewater Resort is located on Lake Wanaka, in Wanaka Township itself and offers the ideal location to energise before the event, and importantly relax and celebrate after you have completed the challenge.
Their one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom apartments are perfect for you and your support crew. There is plenty of room, with a central dining and lounge area. Each apartment or suite is fitted with a kitchenette, separate bedrooms and washing machines/driers.
Edgewater will have “Epic” specials available to competitors so make sure you let them know that you are booking as part of the Contact Epic.
Visit website: www.edgewater.co.nz
And of course there is the venue itself:
Hawea Hotel has rooms available as well and is conveniently placed on the start and finish line.
Visit website: www.lakehawea.co.nz
Both of these accommodation sites were full well before the start of the race last year, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Festival of Colour
Held every two years, the 2009 Festival of Colour features six exciting days and nights of astounding performances, exhibitions and thought-provoking discussions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes. Come and join us for world premieres in theatre, dance and music. The festival runs from April the 28th to the 3 of May 2009. Check out the website to view the programme and buy tickets.
Visit website: www.festivalofcolour.co.nz
Post Office Lane
If you are looking for quality food and beverage in the centre of Wanaka you can’t go past Post Office Lane where a number of relaxed and sophisticated options are available.
With the all night, roaring outdoor fires, the relaxed Woody’s bar and sophisticated Barluga start the night well. Also nestled into the lane is the Cow pizza bar and above is one of Wanaka’s leading restaurants for fine, innovative cuisine, Botswana Butchery.
Plenty of great options, all in one convenient lane! (All well tested by LMS Events Staff and been given the gold star too!)
Visit website: www.goodbars.co.nz
An unforgettable personalised experience flying around the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, N.Z.
At Aspiring Helicopters we offer you a totally unique personalised flight. Our two helipads are located at working deer and sheep farms on the southern side of Lake Wanaka.
Visit website: www.aspiringhelicopters.co.nz
Alpinism and Ski
If you want to add some more adventure to your stay in Wanaka and get right into the backcountry, Alpinism and Ski can provided guided tramping, trekking and walks through the Mt Aspiring National Park as well as safe and achievable guided mountaineering assents of any mountains in the Southern Alps.
Visit website: www.alpinismski.co.nz
Skydive Lake Wanaka
Skydiving in New Zealand with Skydive Lake Wanaka is a scenic adventure experience like no other!
Their mission is quite simply to offer you the best skydive experience in New Zealand. Let us introduce you to the awesome adrenalin of skydiving, whilst delivering an unequalled level of safety and personal service, in one of the most stunning locations in New Zealand.
Visit website: www.skydivewanaka.com
Onsen Hot Pools
The Onsen Hot Pools experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown’s spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of our private pools.
Visit website: www.onsen.co.nz
We offer personalised adventures for everyone in the Wanaka area. Discover boutique vineyards tucked away among the rugged the landscapes of Central Otago with our very own Central Otago Wine Trail.
Easy 4WD adventures allowing access to one of the most spectacular views of Lake Wanaka you are likely to see and also exclusive Heli-hiking options.
Visit website: www.ridgelinenz.com
We are looking forward to some better weather down here as autumn starts to unfold. At this time of the summer the brown hills have an unusual tinge of green due the high rain fall levels. Therefore you out of towners better head to higher ground to acclimatize!
Date: March 11, 2009 by lmsevents
Category: Latest News
Tags: 2009, Newsletter
Sailz Lake Hawea Buffet Breakfast from 5.00am $15 p/h. Full buffet of porridge, muesli, fruit, bacon, eggs, sausages, beans, toast.with Tea or Coffee. The cafe will reopen after the dawn service, continuing the buffet until approx 8.30, when the normal brunch & lunch menu will be available. The Cafe & Restaurant& Bar (upstairs) will be open all day apart from the time of the service on the dam (and start of the race).
Supporters activities – A Garage sale/Market Day will be held on the green by the shop from 11.00am. The RSA have given their blessing. A donation for the RSA will be collected from each stall holder.
During the week prior to the race we ensure there is plenty of pasta available on the menu for the carbo loaders.
Date: March 6, 2009 by admin
Category: Latest News
Tags: 2009, breakfast