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Strength and conditioning for runners. Wednesday 18th September.

Core for runners

Core for runners

Running is a fantastic form of exercise because all it takes is a pair of trainers.
But the more experienced you become, the more you realise that there is more to it than just plodding along the pavement.
Come to our next training session which will focus on strength and conditioning specifically for runners.
We will focus on legs, core and arm exercises designed to help build strength and improve speed and prevent injury.
This one hour session will mainly be specific exercises rather than a run, and will help give pointers on technique.

Meet Kate (07702983744) on the lawns adjacent to Hove Street by the life guard hut. Parking in King Alfred Centre. Please note, if you are doing our 0-5k BEGINNERS COURSE,  your coach Karen will also be meeting at this place.

TIME: 7.30 pm

Drop in fee: £5 to be paid online – annual members please use your code. Click here


Conditioning and the need for speed to improve your running.Wednesday 23rd January.

The reason for speed work is more than a quick dash from the horse.

The reason for speed work is more than a quick dash from the horse.

It’s important to have strong core as a runner to prevent injuries and stabilise the trunk, plus help improve technique when fatigued on an endurance run. Half and full marathon runners you will reap the benefits by including this in your training.

Another important principle as a runner is speedwork. This often gets overlooked when people are training for a long distance run. The body has a natural ability to adapt to physiological demands. Training at the same pace day after day fails to improve running performance. But break out of that comfort zone with speedwork now and then, and the body will learn to deal with the new demands. The heart will get stronger, the cardiovascular system more efficient and the muscles are able to function better at full force. That will all translate to greater strength, faster and easier endurance runs. It is a session that caters for all abilities, even if you think you can only run at one pace, you’ll be surprised at how you can go faster for a short period of time once you have had effective coaching.

MEET: Hove Street, near King Alfred car park and the lifeguard hut. Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Coach: Kate 07702983744

Drop in £5.


Conditioning for Runners, Weds 4th April

Conditioning for all

Conditioning is a vital part of training for any runner, whether you are a beginner or seasoned strider. Why?

Imagine a ball that is not pumped up properly. Try to bounce it and it spends longer in contact with the floor and will not rebound high. In contrast, a  pumped up ball spends less time in contact with the floor and bounces high.

This is the difference between a conditioned muscle and an unconditioned muscle. The better your condition, the less injury you will have and the more efficient you will as a runner.

Ahem, and let’s not forget, a toned muscle looks a darn sight more attractive too!

This training session will focus on this area and is suitable for all levels of runner. If you have a yoga mat please bring it, along with a skipping rope if you have one.


Location: Lawns by Hove Street South

Time: 7.30pm

Parking: King Alfred’s Car Park

Coach: Rachael

Drop in: £5