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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.

 

 

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Stanmer Beauty, Sunday 16th June

Stunning Stanmer

Stunning Stanmer

Get ready for some beautiful summer running with this 5mile off  road trail through Stanmer Park.

Perfect for those training for the Seaford 10k, but also our regular runners who would like to focus on upping their pace on the hills.

Best thing about this run? There’s always coffee and/or brekkie at Stanmer House afterwards.

You do NOT need to be a member to join us as you can just pay a drop in fee. Although you must already be comfortable with running this distance.

Complete beginner? Watch out for our brand new Summer 2013 packages which will be announced this week.

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE WE HAVE ENOUGH STAFF.

Fitbitch crew: Kate, Melissa & Melanie Anning

Drop in: £10

Location: Car park directly on the left as you enter the park

Time: 8.15am for a prompt 8.30am departure.

The Good Friday Run, March 29th, 8.30am

Celebration time come on, it's a celebration!

Celebration time come on, it’s a celebration!

Please scan to the post below for Wednesday’s run training

Hurrah! It’s a long weekend and the clocks go back on Sunday, a sign of Spring, even if the weather does continue to let us down!

But to avoid losing the hour of extra sleep and to celebrate an extra day off, this week’s ‘long’ run will take place on Good Friday.

It is a chance for our marathon group, who have been training on long, long runs alone to join up with rest of the Fitbitch run crew as they begin their taper.

Our Bluebell 10mile group will be running 9miles, and the marathon group 8 miles and will join forces for most of this beautiful run out past Rottingdean.

Meanwhile, our 10k training group will be stepping up to 6.5miles, again starting in the same place.

For all those who are interested, we will celebrate with a tea and hot cross bun at one of Rottingdean’s delcious tea houses after the run.

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING. IF YOU ARE NEW, PLEASE EMAIL info@fitbitchbootcamp.com so we can send you relevant forms.

Running Etiquette – please stay within your group and do not run ahead of your lead runner. If you are faster, we can devise ways to work you harder – but stay with your coach.

If you decide to turn back, please inform your group running leader before you do so.

And please arrive with plenty of time to park, register and pay as we leave for the run at 8.30am.  Ensure you are sufficiently dressed – trail shoes would be advisable, as well as gloves and something to keep your head warm.

Marathon group: Rachael, 07855 742195

9 mile group: Kate

6 mile group: Mel L & Elspeth

Location: Rottingdean car park on the main sea road in front of Tesco. It is Pay and Display

Time:8.30am departure

Drop ins: All runs £7

 

 

Sea to Downs, Training run Sunday 10th Feb

windmill

Come and join us for a fantastic Sunday run that will take our Brighton Half Marathon runners into a taper ready for next Wednesday, while building distance or experience for our Brighton Marathon or BlueBell Groups.

Marathon Group, 13miles,after last week’s flat route, a mix of hills and flats to help build endurance and mental strength

Coach: Melissa, Ambassador Karen Russell

Half Marathon Group 8 miles
A flat route to start to help you pick up your speed before heading over the Downs

Coach: Rachael, Ambassador: Mel Lankester

Bluebell Groups:
This will be a flat route to help you build strength and speed.

Training for 10k: 3.5miles with Kate

Training for 10miles: 5 miles with Mel Anning.

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING AND TRAINING WITH WHICH GROUP. PLEASE BE PROMPT AS WE LEAVE AT 8.30AM SO BE THERE EARLY TO PAY FEES ETC.

All our plans are written carefully to ensure you reach your race goal without injury so please do not jump up a mileage group without talking to us first.

Meet: Asda car park, Marina

Time for departure: 8.30am

Drop in: £7

 

Breaking it down to build speed, Weds training 7.30pm

Know your body, boost your running

Know your body, boost your running

Whether you are new to our club, just signed up to our new course (which you can still do) or are part of our current training groups, this session will be perfect.

We will be working on improving your speed with interval work. For those unsure of pace, this will also be an opportunity to understand what pace is all about and how you can use this in your training.

It will also help supercharge your endorphins for the rest of the week ahead!

PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU ARE COMING

Those who have booked a new course, please bring a refundable £5 deposit for you training bracelet.

Location: the lawns adjacent to King Alfred Centre, usual place

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £5 drop in, or part of your course

Coach: Rachael

 

Scenic Sunday, training run 3rd February, 8.30am

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NEW RUNNING COURSE

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

PLEASE ALL COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING AND TO WHICH GROUP. NEED A LIFT? COMMENT

 

New courses starting this week

Whether you are a beginner, someone returning to running or one of our regulars, don’t miss our course to 10k or 10miles training for the truly spectacular BlueBell Trail Race, April 21st.

This course is a 12 week one starting at four miles for both groups but will build gradually, particularly in the 10k group aimed at beginners and beg-intermediates.

Our 10mile training group will be developing speed particularly on longer runs so are more suited for intermediate runners and to those able to run at a certain pace (unsure if this will be suitable for you? Give us a call).

WE start TONIGHT but if you miss this session, you are free to join at any time although if you are a beginner then do try to come this Sunday or next week.

Details about courses and booking are here. Questions? Email info@fitbitchbootcamp.com or call Rachael 07855 742195.

Don’t let your nerves get in the way of you missing these awe-inspiring, endorphin boosting…and body changing runs!

Marathon Training Workshop, Sun 6th Nov

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

The Brighton Marathon, 2012 may seem like a long way off but now is the ideal time to start training. It means you’ll be ready and feeling confident as you stand on the start line – and you’re more likely to get through training injury-free.
So come and start training with our FitBitch marathon coach, Kate Boys this Sunday, 6th November.
Training will start with a comprehensive workshop, that Kate is also putting on for the Rockinghorse Charity.
You will learn the importance of tempo and pace in your training, what to eat to fuel your training (and what not!) plus lots more.
Whether you are a seasoned runner, a first time marathon runner or you are simply considering it, come along to this free workshop and find out more from Kate.
Please wear running clothes but dress up warm as you will be doing some practical work as well as Q&A sessions.
Where: Withdean Sports Complex, running track. Tongdean Lane. Brighton. BN1 5JD.
Time: 11am – 1pm
Price: Free to those doing the marathon or contemplating it.