Tag Archives: Rottingdean

Stunning Sunday run for Brooks 10k & Amsterdam, Sunday 29th Sept

Beauty and the beast of trail running, a hill to get up but rewarded with a downhill

Beauty and the beast of trail running, a hill to get up but rewarded with a downhill

Get your autumn running legs on the go with this beautiful 3mile coastal route, over a mixture of terrains with some flat and undulating hills. Aimed at those training for the Brooks 10k, it is open to newcomers as well as those on our Brooks packages. With this route, you can always turn and return on your own if you feel you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

For our Amsterdam and Royal Parks Half Marathon runners (or those who are regular long distance runners) we have a 13 mile route although for those who are a little behind in their training, there is the option to meet us later and do 10miles. You will need to comment here if you choose to do this.

This longer route is a mixture of ups and downs but is a great confidence boosting run with a lovely downhill section that helps you to get your rhythm and feel strong.

While we will try to accommodate newcomers and regulars alike, these longer distance runs of 10 and more miles are NOT suitable if you can not demonstrate gradual mileage build up recently. If you have been injured and then upped your mileage please email us first before booking.

We will be offering pace groups of between a one hour 45 and 2 hour 10 half marathon time on this 13mile run (that’s on a flat – don’t panic!)

Location: Meet Tesco car park Rottingdean

Time: 8.20am for strict 8.30am departure – please note those who wish to run 10miles can meet us here at 8.50am when we should be on our return through the park to continue the remaining 10miles (please comment here if doing 10miles as well as booking online)

Coaches: Rachael & Karen on Long, Melissa on short

Please pay online – no payments on the day will be taken – £10 drop in pay HERE

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Summer Running Courses starting next week!

Join the women's running revolution

Join the women’s running revolution

What with Tough Mudder, the South Downs Half, and more we have been a bit quiet on new running packages of late. Well, that’s about to change!

We start our fantastic new summer season of running packages, workshops and more next Wednesday.

Starting next Wednesday 19th June (you can join us on Sunday if you miss the first day) we have a 6 week beginners Trail Running Course, 12 week to the Bacchus Half Marathon course (come and join the Fitbitch crew as we run through the Surrey vineyard in fancy dress – or run it fast!), both with accompanying Biomechanics for Beginners Workshops (which can be booked separately) on Hove Seafront next week.

PLEASE NOTE, NEITHER OF THESE COURSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A SUNDAY AS A DROP IN. YOU MUST BOOK THE COURSE TO TAKE PART.

If you’re one of our regulars and looking for something more challenging, check out our new 8 week Power Your Half Marathon Pace starting July 17th, which includes a workshop on Pace when booking the course. You need to be able to run 6miles when the course starts, and to be able to run a certain pace.

There are lots, and lots more coming up including beginners to Arundel 10k course, Half Marathon training for Amsterdam, Royal Parks, Brooks 10k, Rise 8k and more.

To make sure YOU don’t miss out on new courses, subscribe to this website. JUST make sure when you get the confirmation email (check spam) you click yes to the link or it won’t work!

Booking our courses gets you great savings on our usual prices, as does our annual membership which is now £280 for the year or £160 for six months.

Beauty & the beast training run, Sunday 21st April

time to ditch the thermals?

time to ditch the thermals?

Whether you are a beg-int looking for a fun group to run with, or you are part of our crew training for the beginners Kamikaze Adventure Race, South Downs or Seaford Half Marathon & Tough Mudder foundation runs – you’ll love this Sunday’s training run.

We will be offering a 3miles (beg-int, Kamikaze teams) run, along with a six mile tarmac to off-road route that will go out over Rottingdean to Saltdean and return (longer route) and a small loop for the shorter distance.

It is a beautiful run (and the forecast is for blue skies) but there is a hill – hence the beast!

But our run ambassadors and coaches will ensure we are there to help coax you up the hill – and it will make you stronger.

And for the advanced, faster runners amongst you, we have a twist. …You’ll just have to come along and see what it is!

Drop ins are welcome at £10 but package prices are also available (missed or going to miss a Sunday session the package? use against our yoga classes on Monday).

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING AND TO WHICH DISTANCE.

Please be on time as we will be leading a dynamic warm up at 8.30am which you will require.

Location: Rottingdean Tesco Car Park (pay and display_

Drop in: £10

Time: 8.15am for an 8.30am departure

3miles, Melissa with Melanie A

6 miles, Kate with Elspeth

Please note that ALL our package prices are bookable from our sister site. http://www.fitbitchbootcamp.com – which you can link to from here via our Courses Pages.

 

 

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

 

 

Sunday Run Fun! 21st October.

Start spreading the news…. Fitbitch’s run and have fun!

Lake Garda may be over but let the training continue. The Brooks 10k and Spartan Beast are the next events on our running calendar but you don’t need to be taking part in these to join in the FitBitch run fun.

This Sunday we are offering three distances which are 4, 5 and 8 miles. Once again all distances are starting out together, setting off from the Tesco Express car park in Rottingdean and heading over the Downs. The 4 and 5 mile routes stay on the same course which turns downhill back into Rottingdean. While the 8 mile route continues towards Woodingdean, winding up (this may be the only non chatty part of the run!) through the Snake climb before running down a slight decline back towards Rottingdean.

Whatever the weather this will be a scenic Autumn run that has a mix of terrain and gradient. The muscles and cardiovascular system get a good workout and there’s support from our coaches and running ambassadors.

When you comment please put your distance down so we can allocate the two running ambassadors accordingly.

Meet: Rottingdean High Street, Tesco Express car park.

Time: 8:30 am

Coaches: 8 miles – Kate (07702983744) 5 miles – Melissa (07894146016) 4 miles – Rachael (07855742195)

£7 drop in

Marathon training. Sunday 11th March.

We are now up to 17 miles in our training and once again this Sundays course is a mix of views, hills, coast and even a vineyard (not that we will be stopping for a glass of wine!)

The course is starting with our other training groups, who are  running up to the first 12 miles. We will then head in a different direction, covering the section of the course that turns at Rottingdean, heading towards Roedean before going back inland to our starting point.

As with other weeks, we welcome any new Female runners to our group. If you are a lone runner and finding the need for company on these long runs, then this is your answer. As long as you have covered up to 15 miles in your current training. We have runners training for the either the Brighton and London marathon.

Make sure you have prepared yourself adequately with fuel and hydration. Any questions please call Kate on the number below.

The route is mapped for those who have paid for the plan or are subscribed to our running club.

Location: Rottingdean, Tesco Metro car park (free before 9am, and then fairly cheap)

Time: 8.30am

Coach: Kate 07702983744