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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



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)


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.



Be an injury free runner with strength and conditioning workouts. Wednesday 23rd October.

FitBitch fun

FitBitch fun

Amsterdam completed, next up is the Brighton Brooks 10k. If you’re not already one of our regular runners then come and train with us for some amazing experiences and friendships. This Wednesday the session will be focusing on strength and conditioning work. Not just on our lower bodies but also the core and upper body. Core muscles are fundamental in stabilising us and the arms play their role too. Try running with your arms by your side! Stronger arms will help us gain power when running but don’t be alarmed, you won’t walk away looking like Popeye!

The session will be mainly compound exercises where you’ll be using a variety of muscle groups with a small amount of running thrown in. If you do have a mat them please bring it along.

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

Absolute Beginners 0-5k Course, starts Weds Oct 16th

We ALL started as beginners at some point

We ALL started as beginners at some point

Want to finally get off that sofa and learn to run without feeling like you’re going to pass out?

Want the added motivation of training with a group all with the same aim, along with excellent coaching to help ensure you not only learn to run, but you learn to run well?

Then don’t miss our next four week, women’s only 5k course, which starts Weds October 16th at 7.30pm with our fab coach, Karen.

No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and try. What you will get in return? New friends, a love of running and the ability to just get up and go out and run whenever you want. Not to mention even a slimmer body too.

It costs £40 for the four weeks, including a training plan. Meet new running buddies, learn to run, have fun…join the Fitbitch community

Our next courses for non-beginners will be Brighton Half Marathon and Marathon training, although we are currently training for the Brooks 10k and drop ins always run on Weds and Sunday.

Book here under running courses

Spring into running, Sat 13th April, 8.30am

Spring into running

Spring into running

Get your Spring running season on the go this Saturday (usual weekend run is on Sunday except for this week) with our training run for beginners who would like to train for the Heroes 10k – or just want to train for fun.

And don’t miss our ‘Escape & Chase’ special run for those training for Tough Mudder or the Bluebell 10k and 10miler.

All runs are open to everyone even if you have not been before as drop ins  at £10 although they are better value if you purchase a package, which include the cost of the runs and a complimentary training plan.  (except TM).

If you buy a package and can’t make a Sunday run, you can use it at our Yoga for Runners classes on Monday evenings, 6pm.

Routes this Saturday:

Our beginners to 10k run will be 2.5mile flat run along the seafront.

BlueBellers have a final post race run of 6 miles with a steady uphill and a downhill all the way back.

Tough Mudder crew (anyone like to join our crew training for this contact rachael 07855 742195) are on for a five mile run.

But there is a twist…both BB & TM groups will be running together but when the five mile crew turn early, their task will be to increase their pace on their return to avoid being caught. Bluebell runners on six miles, your job is to catch them.

This will help everyone work on their pace and give this week’s training run more focus. No one will get left behind so don’t worry if you are a slower runner, although we will be encouraging you to join in the ‘hunt’ or the escape!


Location: Corner of St Aubyns South and King’s Esplanade (by the trampolines on Hove seafront)

When: Saturday, 8.30am (please arrive before this time as this is when we will leave)

Parking: Seafront metres or King Alfred Centre car park

Price: £10

Coaches: Rachael & Kate

Ambassadors: Elspeth and Melanie L





Tempo & Technique, Weds 10th April, 7.30pm

Why? Because it boosts your mood...and your butt too

Why? Because it boosts your mood…and your butt too

We will have two training sessions this week, one for those begs-intermediates training with us for the 10k Heroes Race. And another for our current groups, or those experienced runners who just want to get out and run.

It doesn’t matter what your standard, what your fitness level, nor your speed. Just come and join us.

Our beginners group, who book our 10k package (although you are welcome to pay a drop in price) will be working on running technique, core strength and then some running intervals.

Meanwhile for our experienced runners and those training for BlueBell or the marathon on Sunday, this will be a tempo session (keeping it in check for marathon runners).

Working on tempo, or stamina training, will improve your ability to run at a steady and moderately hard pace over a particular distance.

It will improve your anaerobic system and your body’s ability to deal with that shaky, jelly leg syndrome caused by lactic acid.

You don’t need to bring anything but yourself – and £5 if you are paying a drop in price.


Coaches: Rachael & Melissa

Drop in: £5

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Lawns adjacent to Hove Street South, parking King Alfred centre


Coming up…

many of these runners have come through our camp system

many of these runners have come through our camp system

Next week, we have a 0-5k Beginners Course starting at 9.30am from Hove Park Cafe on Mondays, and from Lark on Lowther on Tuesdays, same time.

The courses cost £40 and will take you from a complete beginner to a 5k runner in four weeks. Those booking the courses will also get complimentary Weds night training for the duration of their course.

For our regular runners, have you thought about doing one of our camps?

On Monday, we start a four week Ultimate Transform Camp, which includes an optional eating plan and four weeks of fitness. You may drop in on two or three sessions per week if four is too much.

Why would a camp help you as a runner?

As many of you who have been coming to run club are now aware, running is not just about running. It is about strength and conditioning, technique, speed training, flexibility and more.

We cover ALL of this at camp and this month, we have a special emphasis on the all important glutes and legs. And lord knows, most of you have heard us bang on about how important the glutes and core are to help make you stronger, faster runners, and to help you avoid injuries.

We’ll be putting some testimonials up soon but many of our runners have recently been through our camp system. They’ve come out the other side half a stone lighter and with a Brighton Half Marathon PB…so there you go.

It’s our birthday next month so if you do sign up for the entire camp and get a friend, one of you gets the camp for half price. And the following camp is half price too.

Some of our run club have booked on already. Want to join them and see your running transformed?

For all bookings visit http://www.fitbitchbootcamp.com/category/prices-booking/

Drop in 8 or 12 sessions, call Rachael 07855 742195

Did you know…?

Fitbitch, where you have fun and get fit no matter what the conditions

Fitbitch, where you have fun and get fit no matter what the conditions

That we have a dedicated Facebook page, where we list special offers, shoe reviews, recipes and much more?

Spread the word and ‘Like’ our page and you could win a complimentary place (new members to camps only) in our next Inspire Camp, starting on Monday. Our 350th like will win the jackpot so tell your friends.


And don’t forget our beginners 0-5k courses start this Friday and Monday as part of our ‘Have your cake and eat it’ brand. (i.e meet at a cafe, end the run at a cafe = ergo, slice of cake guilt free after your run).

Scenic Sunday, training run 3rd February, 8.30am



For runners starting their training for  10k and 10miles, we’ll be doing a flat, seafront 3.5miles run meeting at 8.30am on the seafront in front of King Alfred’s car park.

Half and Marathon Training Group: 13.5miles and 12miles

Get ready for a scenic stunner, heading out along River Adur, around Bamber Castle and back.

Unlike our previous runs in this area we will be keeping to the right hand side of the river going out, using the Link route to avoid the mud ( But this is the country, there will be mud once we head off this Link path so wear trail shoes if you have them!)

This weekend’s run will be working on race simulation, so we will be attempting to pick up the pace. Both groups will run together, with the half marathon group doing the final 1.5miles into Shoreham by Sea to finish.

PLEASE NOTE – because we are working on pace this weekend, we ask all those who typically run at the back of the group to meet at 8am. We will be starting earlier to give you time to work on your speed. If you are unsure whether you fit into this category, please call RAchael 07855 742195.

everyone else, meet at 8.30am as normal.

Times & Locations:

10k & 10mile BlueBell group: Meet in front of King Alfred Centre Car park, 8.30am. Running Ambassador: Mel L

12-13.5miles group:

Location: Entrance to Giant Bike shop, Shoreham next to RopeTackle Arts Centre – details here

Parking: Middle Street car park, 5minutes walk away. Free on Sundays. Please leave time to find the car park and walk to the start

Working on pace back runners:  meet 8am, Running coach: Rachael

Everyone else: 8.30am, Running coach: Kate

Running ambassadors: 13.5mile group: Elspeth, 12mile route: Tor

Drop in: £7



What’s on at Fitbitch…

We know some of you are only interested in our running club. But there are equal numbers are as interested in getting fit and losing weight, and are not aware of all the things that we offer at Fitbitch.

So, for those who don’t know (you can turn off  now if you do!) here is what we have coming up this week, some starting tomorrow

Fitbitch Ennis Ab Challenge Camp

Four weeks, Mon-Thurs, 6am or 7am , of fun filled exercise that will change your shape and help you lose weight.

This Pre-Xmas one is special, with an exclusive eating plan and a particular  focus on strengthening core.

If you want to get in shape, OR you are signed up to do a marathon or half marathon, or simply want to improve your running, these four week camps are a very good idea. They provide the conditioning that should go hand in hand with run training. It’s £150 for new members but call me today 07855 742195 if you want to book as we need to set you up with the right forms. There are only two spaces left in 6am.

Boxing Belles, Tues 8pm and Sat, 8.30am

If you can’t commit to four times  a week, or you have tried boxing and love it then you DO NOT want to miss this class.

We keep the class restricted to a small number for maximum attention and it is taken by two different professional boxing coaches. It is 100 times better than boxercise with punch bags, a ring and lots more.

It costs £12.50 drop in payable in advance online, or buy a 10 class pass for £100 to be used within 8 weeks of the first class.

Yoga for Runners, Monday 6pm

Yoga should be an essential part of your training, particularly if you are training for the marathon or the half marathon, or are new to running. And this class has been specifically devised by founder, Rachael Woolston for runners.

It is £11 drop in or you can buy a class pass. Numbers are kept small for personalised attention so you need to text (07855 742195) if you would like to come and confirm with us. You can find out more about it www.yogaforrunnersandsport.com

Run Club

Weds and Sunday’s as you know!

Specialised Workshops

Coming up on 8th December 12.30-4.30pm (more details to come) the Fitbitch Master the Marathon workshop, complete with video analysis of your running, the difference between tempo, speed and fartleks and why you should do them, what to wear, what to eat and much more.

You book ALL PACKAGES and drop ins except for yoga on www.fitbitchbootcamp.com