Tag Archives: Running

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.

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Resilient runners, Wednesday 4th December

Don't hold back with the training!

Don’t hold back with the training!

In order to become a better, more resilient runner, it’s important to also train the front and transverse planes of movement. Confused? That’s why we are here. Wednesday will once again focus on strength and conditioning that can benefit runners in numerous ways and help prevent injury.

The session will be in circuit formation and will involve some bodyweight exercises so bring a mat if you have one. We remain thorough on coaching correct technique so it’s still suitable for any one who hasn’t attended our sessions before.

MEET: Outside the lifeguard hut (corner of Hove Street and parking at King Alfred).

TIME: 7.30 -8.30 pm

COACH: Kate (07702 983744)

Book online here

 

Seafront start to half marathon training. Sunday 24th November.

Share the experience.

Share the experience.

Whether you’re after a social run or your Brighton half marathon training has started, our Sunday route this week is a flat seafront 4 mile run. This distance is the perfect starting block for your training and by keeping it flat it will allow you to focus on the pace you anticipate to run the full distance at. Even if you are one of our regular runners and you have been running longer distances recently, keeping the mileage less and building up again will help your body recover for further training. Plus it’s a good one for a fast, flat run.

Our half marathon training runs are a great way to find your running buddy and share the experience with new or old friends. Being part of the FitBitch community offers fantastic camaraderie and support during the training and on the day of the running event.

MEET: outside Marroccos cafe. King’s Esplanade. Hove.

TIME: 8.20 am for a pre run brief. Run starts at 8.30 prompt.

Coach: Kate (07702 983744). R/A: Tor.

Price, £10, bookable online only.

 

 

Become a stronger, faster runner. Wednesday 20th November.

Light up your workout.

Light up your workout.

Lunge into half and full marathon season to help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury with regular strength and conditioning training. Most runners know the importance of this type of training but getting the balance right and having correct technique of effective running specific exercises can be hard when training alone. It’s not just for longer distance runners, any distance sees the benefits of strength and conditioning work. If you have a mat then please bring it (spares will be available) – there will be some core work and lower body exercises plus a small amount of running.

Meet: Lifeguard hut on the corner of Hove Street.

Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Coach: Kate 07702983744

Price: £5 payable online here  by choosing Weds fitness

 

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

 

5 miles Brooks training or a social run. Sunday 27th October.

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

Don’t take the lonely road to training – take the FitBitch way!

This weekend our run is off road, heading towards Devils Dyke with an out and back route. There is  a mile loop by the Devils Dyke pub where the views look over surrounding villages. We will then turn back as we take in the views of the sea.

BROOKS 10k –  This run will allow you to work on pace as the pathway is a gravel surface with only slight incline as we head towards Devils Dyke. If you’re not training for the Brooks 10k this makes a nice, steady social run to keep some distance up before starting on another training plan.

MEET: Second car park on Devils Dyke Road. Please comment if you would like a lift.

TIME: 8:20 to start at 8:30 am.

Coach and R/A: Kate (07702983744). Karen.

Sunday runs cost £10 and are only bookable online. No cash on the day. Bookhere

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

Sunday at Stanmer – 5 miles. 20th October.

Woodland trails

Woodland trails

Stanmer Park in Autumn is not to be missed for any local runner. The kaleidoscope of bright colours and the crunching under the feet on this woodland route certainly make for a scenic Sunday morning run. The course starts through Stanmer Village before a slow, steady climb. Once you reach the top you will feel invigorated as you wind down through Stanmer woods.

Brooks 10k runners – Having an incline in your training plan will help to keep the muscles conditioned and will make the flat 10k course that bit easier. This is also open to social runners who have recently completed at least 4 miles.

Sunday runs cost £10 and are only bookable online. No cash on the day. Book here

Running support crew: Kate (07702983744) and Tor.

Meet: The first car park on the right as you enter Stanmer from the A27. Time: 8.20 am for a prompt 8.30 start.

 

 

Absolute Beginners Course, Starts Weds Oct 16th

hands up who wants to learn to run?

hands up who wants to learn to run?

Want to get fit, learn to run, meet new people and get a smaller butt?

Join our next absolute beginners couch to 5k course which starts this Weds evening at 7.30pm.

Small group training, we will get you to a 5k in four weeks along with a dedicated training plan and four sessions per week.

Ready? Sign up via our website HERE £40 for the four session course that has got so many beginners up and running.

Pace training, Weds 16th October

Motivation!

Motivation!

Whether you are new to us or one of our regulars, our Weds sessions are suitable for all.

This week, a session to help you learn techniques to improve your speed. It will send your endorphin levels sky high and is a great fitness blast.

New members please fill in our online Joining form before attending.

Drop ins are £5 and must be paid online HERE .

Location: the lawns adjacent to Hove Street South

Time: 7.25pm for a 7.30pm start

Coach Rachael