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Running muscles! Wednesday 24th April, strength and conditioning.

Lift off with strong muscles.

Lift off with strong muscles.

We’ve just had another wondrous weekend of running. The sun was shining for our Bluebell 10k and 10 milers and our weekly Sunday run club. It doesn’t stop there as there’s always new goals to aim for on our running calendar.

In order to achieve our running dreams, improve our performance and prevent injury from kicking in, we need to do regular strength and conditioning. It can be a costly decision not to include strength work in your training. The session will be quite dynamic with some floor work included. If you are coming along, would like a lift or have any questions then please leave a comment.

What to bring: If you do have a mat then bring it along. There are spares.

Meet: The lawns adjacent to King Alfred car park (bottom of Hove Street) 7.30 – 8.30pm

£5 drop in.

Coach: Kate. 07702983744


Beginners & intermediate Running Courses – next dates!


Starts next week – Weds Jan 30th but don’t worry if you miss this session, you can join later.

Read all about it here

Have questions? Please email info@fitbitchbootcamp.com

Training Weds 18th April, Pace & Strength

Our run like a pro preparation session

While we will are holding a session for the beginners this Wednesday,(PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS POST) don’t think we’ve forgotten the rest of you.

This week’s session will focus on conditioning work for runners, but first a bit of pace work to get you feeling fit and ready for Sunday’s BlueBell 10k.

And for our Berlin half marathon training group who are using the Bluebell trail race as a training run, it will be the same work for you.

Location: Hove Lawns, by HOve Street South

Parking: King Alfred Centre

When: 7.30pm

Drop in: £5

Coach: Rachael, running ambassador Mel Anning

Training run, building distance, Sun 4th March

A run shared is a run that feels half the distance

Come to this Sunday’s training session which is perfect for a whole range of mixed ability runners.

For those training for the BlueBell 10k or beginners who just want to join our Sunday’s runs we will have a three or five mile route to choose from.

Berlin Half Marathon and 25k runners, choose from 8miles or 10miles depending on which training plan you are following.

For beginners, there will be a slight incline but on the road to help you gain confidence and build your strength.

Five miles and beyond, we will be going off road with some hills to help you build strength and endurance. For the BlueBell runners in particular, the route has hills so it’s good to master them with the correct training now.

If you would like to see the route, you can become a friend of FitBitch Running Club on mapmyrun.com. This is only available to those who are on a package, monthly or annual subscription.



Location: Meet in front of the trampolines on King’s Esplanade at the end of St Aubyns  http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=St+aubyns+hove&hl=en&ll=50.826921,-0.176618&spn=0.006682,0.021136&sll=50.826704,-0.178506&sspn=0.006682,0.021136&gl=uk&hnear=St+Aubyns,+Hove,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16

Parking: King Alfred Centre car park (2mins walk) or parking meter

Time: 8.30am

Coaches: Rachael 8-10miles

Melissa, 3-5miles

Drop in rate: £5, or pay for a package now which will include a training plan

Beginners/Returnees and 10k Runners

We have had lots of interest in the our training group for the BlueBell 10k and 10mile training group, from beginners, returnees to running, and those who have just finished the Brighton Marathon and now want to focus on Shorter distances and speed.

If you expressed interest in signing up to our packages then please pay now as our plans are ready but can not be sent out until payment has been received.

If anyone has NOT yet received our payment details, please email info@fitbitchbootcamp.com

Conditioning, confidence, technique, Weds 29th Feb

Conditioning for runners is vital

This week’s Wednesday night training works for you no matter what your level.

Again this week we will be focusing on strength and conditioning work, something many runners leave out of their training but which is vital for improved biomechanics, running efficiency and to help prevent injury.

We will also be taking this conditioning work into some technique workshops, to help you to see how vital the conditioning work is and why it is important.

Whether you are completely new to us and have not yet signed up, or you are training for the BlueBell, Half Marathon, 25k or the Marathon, this is a session not to be missed.


Location: Hove Lawns, near HOve Street South

Parking: King Alfred Centre

What to bring: Skipping ropes, mats and a foam roller if you have them. Don’t worry if not.

Drop in: £5

Coach: Rachael


New Goals for Beginners & Beyond

Be inspired - be inspiring

So, you’ve been inspired by seeing our runners (over 25 of them!) complete this year’s Brighton Half Marathon? Then now is your chance to become part of our new training group so you can be your own inspiration.

Don’t worry, we are not talking about taking on a half marathon here but if you are interested in completing a 10k, our next training group is going to be dedicated to taking a group to the BlueBell 10K on 22nd April.

This is a fantastic, very beautiful run through the woods covered in bluebells at this time of the year. And it is very friendly with all types of runners from beginners to advanced taking part.

If you have currently not even run 5k, don’t worry. Our eight week plan will ensure you get to the finish line feeling great. Remember, most of our half Marathon runners started training with us having only run a 5k!

Which brings me round to our Brighton Half runners. If you re not coming to Berlin but want  another goal to work towards so you dont’ lose your running mojo, there is also a 10mile option, the first time that the BlueBell run will include this.

You will need to enter the race by clicking this link

Beginners if you would like to commit to a training group with us, we are offering the following package, which will include the necessary number of runs as specified below, a training plan and a runner’s t-shirt. (runs are £4.50 and you get a training plan and runner’s t-shirt for free) .  Can’t commit? Just do a drop in and pay £10 a training plan.

Full Package of 15 training sessions on Weds and Sun, £67.50 –

Half Package of 7 training sessions either Weds or Sun, £31.50

To book email runningclub@fitbitchbootcamp.com or comment here and we will send you our payment details. Please book your own entry to the race.