Become a stronger, faster runner. Wednesday 20th November.

Light up your workout.

Light up your workout.

Lunge into half and full marathon season to help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury with regular strength and conditioning training. Most runners know the importance of this type of training but getting the balance right and having correct technique of effective running specific exercises can be hard when training alone. It’s not just for longer distance runners, any distance sees the benefits of strength and conditioning work. If you have a mat then please bring it (spares will be available) – there will be some core work and lower body exercises plus a small amount of running.

Meet: Lifeguard hut on the corner of Hove Street.

Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Coach: Kate 07702983744

Price: £5 payable online here  by choosing Weds fitness

 

Brooks 10k – pre race warm up.

Calling all our FitBitch Brooks 10k runners! Kate will be outside Yellowave from 9.15 – 9.45 on the morning for a short warm up,  race prep and of course the FitBitch photo’s.

Fitbitch Running Crew

Fitbitch Running Crew

As you know the Brooks is a flat seafront run and a good one to work on pace. The weather is currently showing that it will be dry. So wear suitable clothing for a possibly faster run than our off-road Sunday runs. Don’t forget the bin liner trick if the weather does change. Also wearing an old sweater that you don’t mind discarding (they usually go to charity)  and taking off minutes before the start, is a good way to keep warm in the starting pen. There’s no need for carb overload with a 10k but an earlier breakfast might be a good idea for a more comfortable run.

As with all our local running events, supporters are appreciated along the route. So please comment if you’re running or planning to be out to give us a wave.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO USUAL RUNNING CLUB THIS SUNDAY.

The PSF session, Weds 12th November

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Pace, speed and flexibility all come under scrutiny this week at run club. Suitable for ALL levels regardless of experience, this will be a great, friendly session to get you feeling fantastic and confident of your running.

If you are thinking of joining us for the Brighton Half Marathon package (prices and details under Running Courses) which starts the following week, then it is also a good opportunity to come down and see what we do before signing up to the course.

For our runners undertaking the Brooks 10k this Sunday, the session will leave you feeling confident about your race goals with some flex work to help your joints feel well oiled!

Location: Hove seafront, adjacent to the King Alfred Leisure centre (parking in the centre)

Time: 7.25pm for a strict 7.30pm start and warm up

Coach:Rachael, 07855 742195

Price: £5 payable online here  by choosing Weds fitness

 

Stanmer Stunner 6 miles, 10th November

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Last week before the Brooks 10k next weekend for some, for others the chance for a beautiful off road route before we lose all the gorgeous autumnal leaves.

This six mile/10k off road route has hills – up and down – so it is ONLY suitable for those who have run this distance recently and are used to off road running.

Don’t forget that our NEW courses for the half marathon and also total beginners starts November 20th so this is the PERFECT opportunity to join us at the start so that you can take part in our off road group runs. We take our responsibility as coaches seriously and would not want to take those not yet ready for off road running for risk of injury.

This week, we will have three different pace groups and you will need to stay with your group throughout – if you’re a little faster than the one you are with please be prepared to wait or loop back.

Location: Stanmer Park, car park on the right as you enter (if you need a lift, please comment below)

Time: 8.20am for a strict 8.30am departure

Coaches: Rachael with RA Lucy and Tor.

Price, £10, bookable online

Beginner’s Running Course: Notice

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We’re now in our final week TONIGHT for our beginners who will complete their first 5k.

Regrettably, Karen is currently nursing a slight injury and I know that she is very disappointed not to be able to see you finish this week. BUT please go to the usual place on the seafront at Hove where you will be met by Melanie who will ensure you get the coaching and motivational help to reach your target tonight.

Reading this and want to join our next course for total beginners? It starts Weds November 20th …book online Here

Wednesday 6th November run training – strength and stamina.

Light up and run.

Light up and run.

The Brooks 10k is almost upon us, marathon season is approaching and Winter has kicked in! What better time to beat any blues and add variety to your weekly training or to keep up and improve on the fitness that you have already built up.

This Wednesdays session is a mix of both strength work and an interval method that has proven to take minutes of athletes personal best race times. Don’t be afraid if you’re fairly new to running, you won’t be expected to take off like a firework but your legs may start to feel the beneficial burn.

There’s no need to bring anything except warm layers and water.

PLACE AND TIME: Lifeguard hut, corner of Hove Street (parking at King Alfred car park) @ 7.30 pm

COACH: Kate (07702983744)

£5 please book online here

 

NO Sunday run this weekend

Sorry, but coaches Rachael & Kate will be running up hills somewhere! See you next Weds

Happy Hill training, Weds 30th Oct

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The hills are alive with runners getting stronger

Why should you train on hills, even if you’re a beginner?
Because hills are your friend,  helping to strengthen and condition you as a runner, both physically and mentally.

And with a hill, you can see the top which actually makes it easier to focus on reaching your target.

This session is suitable for ALL – if you are a complete beginner, we will be using this session to build up your distance, if you are one of our runners training for Brooks, this will help improve your mental strength not to mention leg power for the 10k.

If you think we only train seasoned runners, think again. All but a few handful of our runners started with us as beginners. Now they are posting impressive race times but we ALL started somewhere, including us coaches.

Location: Dukes Mound near Yellowave. If you need a lift, comment below as someone may be able to help. Our beginners course, as usual will meet at our Hove location on the seafront.

Sessions cost £5 and must be booked online here.

Time: 7.25pm for a strict 7.30pm start

Coach: Rachael

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS SUNDAY 2ND THERE WILL BE NO WEEKEND RUN due to both coaches participating in races

There is also no training run on November 17th due to the Brooks 10k race

5 miles Brooks training or a social run. Sunday 27th October.

Don't take the lonely road to training - take the FitBitch way!

Don’t take the lonely road to training – take the FitBitch way!

This weekend our run is off road, heading towards Devils Dyke with an out and back route. There is  a mile loop by the Devils Dyke pub where the views look over surrounding villages. We will then turn back as we take in the views of the sea.

BROOKS 10k –  This run will allow you to work on pace as the pathway is a gravel surface with only slight incline as we head towards Devils Dyke. If you’re not training for the Brooks 10k this makes a nice, steady social run to keep some distance up before starting on another training plan.

MEET: Second car park on Devils Dyke Road. Please comment if you would like a lift.

TIME: 8:20 to start at 8:30 am.

Coach and R/A: Kate (07702983744). Karen.

Sunday runs cost £10 and are only bookable online. No cash on the day. Bookhere

Brighton Half Marathon & Marathon Course

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If you’ve seen our photograpahs of our recent Amsterdam Half Marathon trip on our Facebook page, you will  have seen that training in a group together can make running fun, rewarding and help to ensure you make your distance even when you feel like staying in bed!

Now it’s your chance. Our Brighton Half Marathon training course starts on Weds 20th November.

What do you get:

  • 11 X Weds 7.30pm training sessions incorporating strength training to help prevent injury and make you more efficient
  • 10 X Sunday runs from 8.30am off road and on road to help you build you distance in a supportive environment, all with women training for the same race
  • A training plan, expert coaching guidance and fun

You can either book the entire course, or just Weds or Sundays. Drop ins will continue to be available for all but the most cost efficient way is to book the course. FULL course, £129 Sundays only £90.

We would also encourage those new to us, to book the course so we can work with you and develop your running with the right degree of attention.

PLEASE note, that the Sunday part of the course is ONLY open to runners who can currently, and regularly run four miles. If you need help reaching this mileage between now and Weds 19th, please get in touch for one to one help.

(FRunClub closes for Xmas December 22nd and returns on Sun Jan 5th)

BRIGHTON MARATHON COURSE

Want to join our women only marathon training? You will need to fulfill the following pre-requisites

1. Train with us throughout our half marathon training to achieve a time of 2hrs 05mins or less so you can then join our 14, 15, 17, 19 and 21 miles training runs throughout Feb-April.

2. OR be able to send us a link to show your recent half marathon time of under 2hrs 5mins in which case, you will able to join just our long training runs in Febuary if you prefer.

This will allow our long run training group to stay together at a similar pace.  Our prices and booking for the half marathon to marathon training will be released in the next few weeks. Long run training will be led by Karen Russell, a veteran of three marathons and experienced in endurance running.

Our marathon coaches Rachael and Kate are also available for one to one marathon coaching (for men and women). BEtween them they’ve run 9 marathons, from Mumbai to New York, Lake Garda to London.

They help improve your technique, make you more efficient as a runner with strength and flex conditioning and help  with all your questions about nutrition, race psychology, training kit and more.