The alarms were set for many this morning to embark upon a morning run. 14 happy faces met Miss Bryant and Mrs Hegarty at 8:30am to start the day with a bang. They did very well indeed and covered four and a bit kilometres all before breakfast.
We returned to the Five Stags, where we visited last night, for an all you can eat breakfast with so much choice. Cooked breakfast, cereal, toast, pastries, fruit yoghurt and the list goes on. They were all set for the day and our first proper training session of the tour.
The boys worked extremely hard and made use of this time to ease into some contact work in preparation for the first matches on Tuesday. The Hanmer Springs recreational park was the perfect setting.
The girls worked hard, getting out on court for the first time in a while for most and focussing on attacking play.
The afternoon was filled with more relaxation in the Hanmer Springs thermal spa pools, which was very much deserved after getting straight into training over the past couple of days. We will be sad to be leaving this facility behind when we depart for our next stop.
A lovely roast beef dinner was on the menu at the Fives Stags and the worn out students were ready for bed soon after. We have been packing up our bags this evening ready for a 10:00am departure back towards Christchurch after another great breakfast tomorrow morning from the Five Stags.
Tomorrow we will have another opportunity to train again back in Christchurch before our first fixtures the following day, as well as some time to explore the city a little more.
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