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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.


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.



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.



Sunday running. Beginners or a hilly 10 mile option. 15th September.

Running is never a lonely road with Fitbitch

Running is never a lonely road with Fitbitch

We are offering two distances this week to cater for our Amsterdam half runners and for Brooks 10k and Rise 8k runners. The shorter option is two miles on a flat route which is an out and back run, good for beginners and those starting their Brooks 10k training. This will be on the Undercliffs, starting at the Marina so it’s also a good run to do as part of the Rise 8k training. Covering some of the route of your race is a great way to feel inspired and gain momentum for race day itself. There’s no pressure for pace. Our fantastic Running Ambassador Tor will help you with running tips and techniques and give plenty of encouragement.

The 10 mile route has a combination of terrain and incline and like all of our runs, takes in beautiful scenery. There’s sea and countryside all in one run. We have a lead and a back up runner on this distance so all paces are welcome as long as you are up to the distance and have recently ran at least 9 miles .

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

MEET: Brighton marina. Asda car park. 10 mile runners park in the multi – storey to prevent getting a ticket.

TIME: 8.15 am to start at 8.30.

Coaches. 10 miles: Kate and Melissa. 2 miles: Tor.  Phone contact for the day: 07702983744 (Kate)



Sunday trails and scenic views. August 18th.

Nothing but clouds, air and gossip!

Over the hills and far away.

Running with views over Lewes and the English Channel, passing dew ponds and fields in full bloom. Join us this Sunday to take in the scenery and experience trail running with a fun and friendly bunch of like-minded women.

6 mile option: Following our Amsterdam or Royal Parks training plan? This one is for you and is also open to other runners who have covered similar distance recently. The route is fairly flat until you reach the infamous Snake. You’ll discover how the name came about as you weave up a gradual incline. Don’t worry, you finish on a slight descent.

11 mile option: Bacchus training or building distance? Starting out with the shorter distance for the first 2.5 miles. The route then continues over Swanborough hill before heading through Rottingdean, Ovingdean, Roedean and back to Woodingdean. Valleys, farms, monuments and gossip, all in one run.


We will continue to take drop in payments on the day for the remainder of August but we are phasing this out so come September, all payments should be done online for Weds and Sunday sessions.


MEET: Woodingdean. Car park on the corner of Falmer Road and Bexhill Road. Free parking.

TIME: 8.15am for an 8.30 start.

Coaches and Ambassadors: Kate, Melissa, Mel L and Karen. Contact numbers for the day: 07702983744 (Kate). 07894146016 (Melissa)

Sunday August 4th. A run with stunning panoramas.

Trail running and sea views.

Trail running and sea views.

This Sunday there’s another popular FitBitch running route that’s slightly flatter than last week. It does start with a hill though. Starting from Hove Park, heading up the copse then on towards Devils Dyke, taking in the sea views as we head back to Hove.

4 miles: (Start of Amsterdam 12 week and Royal Parks 10 week plan)This route is out and back. It starts with an incline which is great training to build up muscle power and tackle hills on future runs. You return the same way, so you get plenty of recovery on the last stretch.

8 miles: Building up from the previous weeks training, the mileage has increased by 1 mile from last week. There are two rather challenging inclines followed by a flatter, faster course on the final stretch. Once again this will give you the opportunity to work on negative splits for a great fitness boosting workout.

Please comment and please note that the DROP IN OPTION CLOSES AT 6PM ON FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST. 

MEET: Hove park cafe @ 8.15am for an 8.30 start.

Coaches and R’A’s: Kate 07702983744. Karen and Elspeth.

Flow like the River. Sunday 21st July. 6 mile run.

River views, house boats and playgrounds.

River views, house boats and playgrounds.

If you’re part of our beginner’s group to half marathon this six mile run is a perfect one to get your legs in and work on pace and is also open to social runners *(read below) who are already able to run 6miles.

It is also the first run of our NEW POWER YOUR PACe Half Marathon group, training for Bacchus, Firle and Bristol.

We shall be aiming to progress this group to a PB and are aiming to help pace the front runners to a 8min mile pace. Don’t fear, there will another coach ensuring that the rest of the group do not slip below 9min miles.

But it’s not all serious – the scenery is stunning, the weather should be sunny and there’s a great playground at the start to have a little pre-run warm up.

Although the distance is 6 miles its advised that you bring some water to keep yourself hydrated if the Sun is still shining for us.

PLease comment here if you are coming

*Please note that should you wish to join the training group to progress in distance we ask you to commit to some of the course payment. Half Packages are available

MEET:  Shoreham Beach. Beach Green. Car park, near the house boats and playground. 8.15am ready to run at 8.30.

COACHES: Kate (07702983744)  and Melissa 07894146016. R/A Elspeth.

£10 drop in fee for social runners.

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

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 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 longer route – run along the river. Sunday 6th January. 10 miles.

Hurrah no hills!

A scenic start to 2013.

It’s our first Sunday training session of 2013 and we’re ready to make dreams a reality. Whether it’s to improve general fitness, gain a pb, run your first marathon, enjoy a social run or lose some Christmas pounds, our sessions are a great way to meet your goals and keep you focused.

Half and full marathon training are both 10 miles this Sunday and it’s flat. For those who are training for the full marathon you will be encouraged to work on negative splits, running the second half at a slightly faster pace. If you learn to conserve your resources for the first part of the run, they’ll be available to you in the later stage as you pass the surviving shufflers.

Coach Melissa 07894146016. R/A’s Middle runner Tor. Back up runner Karen Russell.

Location: Meet car park by Lower Beach Road, Shoreham-by-Sea – map here. you will need to pay for parking but it is cheap. If the car park is still closed, there is street parking nearby. Comment if you need a lift. Even if you are a new runner with us, please don’t be afraid to ask. PLEASE NOTE THE 5 MILE ROUTE FOR OUR NEW RUNNER’S ‘CATCH UP’ STARTS AT HOVE SEAFRONT.

Drop in: £7

Time: 8.30am