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Stunning Sea Or Stanmer, Sunday 10th March

Stunning Stanmer..we won't go up this way!

Stunning Stanmer..we won’t go up this way!

PLEASE NOTE, DETAILS OF THIS WEDNESDAY’S TRAINING SESSION IS BELOW THIS POST.

Whether it is social, off-road run or you are training with us for the Bluebell 10k or 10mile race in April, come and join us for a stunning run through Stanmer Park this Sunday.

There will be a choice of 5miles (10k group) or 8 miles (10mile group).

Meanwhile, our marathon group will be running 17miles from Angmering back to Hove  working on their pace for their big day.

ANYONE COMING SHOULD COMMENT HERE. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE NEW TO US, PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE SOME BACKGROUND ABOUT YOUR RUNNING so we can accommodate accordingly.

for details for location and times, please read on below for your group. (pls arrive with time to park, and pay for your drop in sessions. These times are when we will depart).

8mile group: Meet Stanmer Park car park entrance, 8.30am, Coach: rachael, ambassador, Mel L. Drop in: £7

5mile group: Stanmer Park church car park, 8.40am. Coach: Kate Drop in £7

Marathon Group: Meet Hove Station to catch the 8.04am to Angmering arriving at 8.36am (or make your own way to Angmering for the same arrival time).  The route will finish back at Hove station. Coach: Melissa, Ambassador: Karen r.

(Please note that we welcome all runners to our marathon group but at these distances, we do require you to be able to run at least a consistent 9.45-10min mile to be included in a group run. Unsure or unable to match this pace? Get in touch and we can work on this with you on a one to one basis or suggest some method of helping you in your training).

 

 

 

HIf you are new to us and thinking of coming along, please get in

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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

 

The River Run, Sun Sept 23

 

the houseboast of Shoreham,

Whether you are a regular runner, or one that has just started out with us, this week’s route is a great one for all.

A good introduction to off-road running for those doing the shorter distance (4.5miles) it is flat, going past the characterful houseboats of Shoreham and going out along the River Adur where your feet and ankles will get  used to running on uneven terrain without hills.

Don’t want to run 4.5miles? No problem because on this run you can just turn back and follow the river back to the start (making sure you let one of our Run Ambassadors know you are returning earlier).

For our runners training for Lake Garda, it is now three weeks until race day and just two weeks for our runners training for the Rise 8k.

Garda training groups can choose between 8 miles (15k girls) and 17 miles (27.5kms) as per the training plan for those running 30k in Italy. Those who are training for 15k who want to go longer let us know and we can add on 1 or two miles extra.

For those going long, our terrain will vary with a few hills as we leave the river and head into the country, before dropping down through Lancing to the seafront and back to Shoreham, allowing us to pick up our feet and power back to base for a final lap around Shoreham to the finish.

Last week, we  had fields of cows, rivers full of swans and blackberry bushes galore. What will it be this time?!

Come and get your usual Sunday endorphins this weekend!

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING AND WHICH DISTANCE. IF GOING LONG, PLEASE BRING WATER AND EAT APPROPRIATELY. IT IS A LONG WAY TO GO WITHOUT WATER.

4.5 miles with Kate, 07702 983744

8-10miles with Melissa and Melanie Lankester, 07894 146016

17 miles with Rachael & Tor, 07855 742195

Location: Meet car park by Lower Beach Road, Shoreham-by-Sea – map here. you will need to pay for parking but it is cheap. Comment if you need a lift.

Time: 8.30am

 

The Speed or Ease Run, Sun 2nd September

Hurrah no hills!

Whether you are a beginner who has just joined us for training for the Rise 8k Undercliff Run for Women, or one of group training for Garda or Firle, this Sunday’s training run is for you.

We will forgo the hills this week so that it is suitable for all, including those who have been on holiday over the last two weeks and may have slipped behind on their training plan (I know, very unlikely. Ahem).

If you are up to date on your plan, then in place of hills focus on pace throughout this run.

We will be offering the following distances in accordance with the training plans for races that we are currently working toward.

12miles for the Lake Garda 30k

5 – 8 miles for the Firle Half Marathon, and Garda 15k crew

3 miles for the beginners to Rise 8k

The route is straightforward, out and back along the River Adur starting at Shoreham by Sea, and running along the tow path past the colourful Shoreham houseboats to start.

It means that should you wish to run further – or less – there is the option to do so (although please note that unless you are used to running DON’T increase your mileage beyond your training plan or you risk injury).

In the middle distance group in particular, you will be required to buddy up so that if you are returning before the 4mile turn point (for 8miles) you are running back with someone.

PLEASE COMMENT HERE IF YOU ARE COMING AND WHICH DISTANCE YOU PLAN ON. THIS IS VITAL AS IT ENABLES US TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE RUN.

ALSO COMMENT IF YOU NEED A LIFT AS SOMEONE WILL BE ABLE TO PICK YOU UP AND DROP YOU OFF.

Location: Meet car park at Shoreham By Sea just off Riverside, link here. It is free before 9am, thereafter fairly cheap

Time: 8.30am

Coaches:

Rachael, 12 miles (07855 742195)

Melissa, 5-8miles (07894 146016)

Kate, 3miles (07702 983744)

Running Ambassadors: Melanie Anning (short) Karen Russell (long)

PLEASE NOTE, THERE WILL BE NO RUN TRAINING NEXT WEEKEND. THE FIRLE HALF MARATHON AND 10K RACE WILL BE TAKING PART FOR OUR FIRLE GROUP, WHILE THIS RACE WILL FORM AN IMPORTANT TRAINING RUN FOR OUR GARDA GROUP.

Ready to join us? Beginners and beyond

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Last Sunday 22nd april was a Super Sunday – we had our latest beginners to 10k runners reach their goal with a seriously hill 10k trail race.

And we are, or were talking beginners here. We know starting off it can be tempting to stick to a 5k but with 8 weeks training you can take on something longer just like these girls and succeed.

Our next 0-10k starts Weds 2nd May (details of packages here) although don’t wait until then but come and join us this Wednesday – details to come.

It was a Super Sunday though as we also had a lot of our runners doing the 10mile trail run too, including our new Running Ambassador, Tor, (seen sprinting in the picture above) who will be using her experience to help new runners on our Sunday training runs.

Tor started as a total beginner too and dreaded the hills. Now look at her…she willingly enters a hilly 10miles and sprints just after a seriously hilly finish!

And let us not forget our marathon runners, Sophia Newlove and Karen Russell. All in all, a fantastic weekend of running for the FitBitch crew!