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Stanmer and beyond, Sunday 15th December

What could be at the end of this trail?

What could be at the end of this trail?

This Sunday we are running seven miles of Stanmer and over Ditchling Beacon. There’s stunning views, woodland trails and some hills. Not all up though, we’ve got a downhill for the way back.

It’s our last Sunday run of 2013 and we’re finishing on one of our favourite routes. It’s slightly challenging in places but gives an added bonus to your half marathon training. Because of the hills and off-road terrain your lower body works harder, recruiting the muscles more with less impact on the joints. Social runners are welcome to join us as long as you are up to this distance on off-road running.

MEET and TIME: First car park on the right as you drive into Stanmer Park from the A27 @ 8.20 am for an 8.30 start

Coaches and R/A’s: Kate (07702 983744), Sarah and Tor

Price, £10, bookable online only. If you need or can offer a lift then please post on our facebook page.

Saturday running for this week. 7th September.

Stuning landscapes

Stunning landscapes

Due to the Bacchus half marathon in which a large group of our runners and Rachael are running this Sunday, we are having our training run on Saturday for this coming weekend. The distance is 9 miles and the route is from the popular and scenic Stanmer Park. There are some hills but for those of you who have run this route before, you know it’s worth it. Not only for the extra conditioning your body is getting but also for the views. This run is open to new members but only if you can currently run the distance and have done so within the last four weeks.

MEET: First car park to the right if entering Stanmer from the A27.

TIME: 8.15 am for an 8.30 start.

Coaches and ambassadors: Rachael, Kate and Elspeth.  Contact number – 07702983744

ALL BOOKINGS TO BE MADE HERE – under Sunday running. Price: £10 payable online ONLY.

 

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

Conditioning & Release, Weds 13th Feb

AT the BlueBell run last year

Correct conditioning & foam rolling ensures you look this happy when you run

In a change to the training plan for many of you, this week we are going to be focusing on exercises to ensure the ‘switching’ on of the correct muscles for running, as well as foam rolling for performance and injury rehab.

This session is suitable for everyone from beginners to the advanced. Before conditioning with weights or loading with speed, the foundations –  ensuring the right muscles (for most of us female runners, the glute or butt muscles as most of us know them) are firing.

This then sets the correct chain of muscle activation to help ensure injury free running, upon which strength, speed and improved  performance can be built.

And for our Brighton Half Marathon and Marathon crew,  as well as our newbies, the foam rolling element will help free your body up ready for this weekend’s race.

We will be working on all these aspects this Wednesday so please purchase and bring a foam roller with you. You can get these at SweatShop on Queens Road, Brighton and many local sports stores. (SS offer 10% off for Fitbitches so please mention  us).

The best one to get is The Grid, but a simple foam type (15cms by 45cms or 15cms by 90cms) will suffice for new runners.  (and all of you reading this thinking, ‘I’ll just go and watch and then decide if I need to buy one,’ you WILL need one and should be using it  regularly. )

Wrap  up warm with lots of layers. You will be working but it will not be the same as a sprint session.

PLEASE NOT THERE IS NO SUNDAY TRAINING RUN THIS WEEK DUE TO THE HALF MARATHON.

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING. IF YOU HAVE JUST PURCHASED A PACKAGE, PLEASE BRING A REFUNDABLE £5 DEPOSIT FOR A BRACELET AND TELL US YOUR TSHIRT SIZE.

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Lawns adjacent to Hove Street, next door to King Alfred Centre

Price: £5

COACH: Rachael