Tag Archives: women’s running

Truleigh Hill run, Saturday 7th Dec

Hmm, no 'which way did they go?' required on this route

Hmm, no ‘which way did they go?‘ required on this route

If you’re building up for the Brighton Marathon, Half Marathon, or simply wanting to enjoy a social run then DON’T miss this 6 mile run this weekend (please note if you are new to us, you MUST have run this distance recently to attend).

It’s a hilly one, aimed to build strength and endurance in both body and mind. It is an out and back route so there are no complicated turns to make.

Simply run with a Fitbitch running buddy and enjoy the spectacular views – and the motivating chat to get you up those hills.

We will be meeting slightly earlier to ensure those who would like to, can return to the seafront to meet our other runners – and kids – taking part in the Santa Dash!

Location: Devil’s Dyke car park (please note parking is £2)

Time: 8am for a strict 8.05am departure

Coach: Rachael & RA Sarah

Price: £10 payable online. If you have purchased a course please also book in using your coupon code.

Need a lift? Please leave a message on our fAcebook page www.facebook.com/inspirationalwomensfitness or on our Fitbitch Running Club facebook group.


Stunning Sea to Downs, Sunday 1st December

Trail running and sea views.

Trail running and sea views.

Pinch, punch first day of the month…enjoy your spectacular run with us this weekend on a run that will go from tarmac to off-road, and from flat to hills.

This 5mile run is the first of our off road route to help build distance and strength.

We are operating a new system on ALL off road routes where you will be buddied up with someone of your own pace, who you must remain with throughout the run. We will match you on the day (please note there will also be a turn and return policy in place which we shall explain on the day).

Enjoy the flat, tarmac path along the Undercliff heading out towards Rottingdean to focus on your cadence (er, or Sunday chat!) before heading inland and up!

This route is NOT suitable if you have not been training with our half marathon group. You are welcome to come in as a drop in member only if you have recently run this distance.

Location: Brighton Marina Asda Car Park (please bring money for parking)

Time: 8.20am for a strict 8.30am start

Price: Payment online only – click HERE

Coaches: Rachael and Tor


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.



The PSF session, Weds 12th November

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Pace, speed and flexibility all come under scrutiny this week at run club. Suitable for ALL levels regardless of experience, this will be a great, friendly session to get you feeling fantastic and confident of your running.

If you are thinking of joining us for the Brighton Half Marathon package (prices and details under Running Courses) which starts the following week, then it is also a good opportunity to come down and see what we do before signing up to the course.

For our runners undertaking the Brooks 10k this Sunday, the session will leave you feeling confident about your race goals with some flex work to help your joints feel well oiled!

Location: Hove seafront, adjacent to the King Alfred Leisure centre (parking in the centre)

Time: 7.25pm for a strict 7.30pm start and warm up

Coach:Rachael, 07855 742195

Price: £5 payable online here  by choosing Weds fitness


Absolute Beginners 0-5k Course, starts Weds Oct 16th

We ALL started as beginners at some point

We ALL started as beginners at some point

Want to finally get off that sofa and learn to run without feeling like you’re going to pass out?

Want the added motivation of training with a group all with the same aim, along with excellent coaching to help ensure you not only learn to run, but you learn to run well?

Then don’t miss our next four week, women’s only 5k course, which starts Weds October 16th at 7.30pm with our fab coach, Karen.

No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and try. What you will get in return? New friends, a love of running and the ability to just get up and go out and run whenever you want. Not to mention even a slimmer body too.

It costs £40 for the four weeks, including a training plan. Meet new running buddies, learn to run, have fun…join the Fitbitch community

Our next courses for non-beginners will be Brighton Half Marathon and Marathon training, although we are currently training for the Brooks 10k and drop ins always run on Weds and Sunday.

Book here under running courses

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

Pace & Poise, Weds 25th Sept, 7.30pm

The only way to get your glow on - run the Fitbitch way

The only way to get your glow on – run the Fitbitch way


Please note our beginners running course will meet in the same place with Karen. For drop in run club please read below.

After last week’s strength and conditioning session, build on your running foundations with this our pace seafront session.

We will again be going over a few technique pointers with our metronome cadence and (don’t worry if you’ve not done it before now, we’ll go through it) ladder work to give you poise before the pace.

This will take up a short warm up section before we go into a pace session suited for all levels, whether beginners and new to us or our regulars.

If you’re a total beginner, these pace sessions work to help build you distance with a break between each distance. One of our regulars, you know what to expect!

ALL bookings must now be made online here except for Rise 8k Runners. If you are a Rise runner please comment below to let us know if you are coming.


Location: Hove seafront lifeguard hut, adjacent to Hove Street South. Parking in King Alfred Centre car park

Time: 7.25pm for a  7.30pm start time

Coach: Rachael

Cost: £5 online here


Get your September off to a flying start – run club Weds

If you are a total beginner wantingImageIf you are a total beginner wanting to learn how to get from  couch to 5k, DON’T miss the start of our new course this Wednesday at 7.30pm (Book via our running courses link below).

Meanwhile, for our regulars we return to Hove seafront for this speedy pace session. Perfect for our Bacchus runners who can fine tune their race preparation and an excellent way of training for all our Rise 8k and drop in runners too.

Pace work helps build your strength, fitness and your psychological strength too. Ahem,  not to mention your butt muscles as you run faster, recruiting more of your muscles.

So, whether you’re coming down to our beginners course (don’t worry, you won’t be doing pace work!) or one of our regulars, we look forward to some blistering pace setters this coming Weds.

Regular runners, if you have skipping ropes please bring them.

Please note ALL BOOKINGS should now be made online for both our courses and drop in rates. We won’t accept anyone else unless you are part of the Rise Crew on a complimentary package.

Where: Basketball courts Hove Park

Time: 7.25pm for a 7.30pm start

ALL BOOKINGS TO BE MADE HERE – General sessions listed as Weds Running Fitness, beginners course under Running Courses

‘Show us your soles’ Pace training, Weds 14th August

Show us your soles!

Show us your soles!

In a break with tradition, this week we will meet up at Hove Park for a pace session rather than the seafront. (location below)

Whether you are a total beginner, or one of our regulars, pace sessions are an integral part of training as a runner. They help build your muscles, (better activating the glute muscles, hence it means that you should be showing the sole of your foot to the person behind you if you’re running correctly) and helps to make you faster.

We are going to make this fun though too – we won’t just set you off with a watch to try and stick to a pace. How are we going to achieve that? Well, you’ll just have to come and find out.

For beginners not used to running distance, don’t fear, we will not be running any longer than 1km at any time, and always returning to the same place.

All £5 session fees can now be made online. We are accepting payments on the day up until September when it will all have to be done online.

In the meantime, please comment here if you are coming UNLESS you pay online where we will have your details.

Remember, if you have registered with Rise UK and have NEVER done a session with Fitibtch run club or our camps, Wednesday night training (starts next week August 21st until October 2nd) is free for you on completion of a registration form that will be sent automatically on entering the Rise8k. So hurry, and register for the 8k or relay!

Time: 7.30pm prompt

Cost: £5 payable on the day or online here 

Where: Basketball courts Hove Park

Coach: Rachael

Conditioning & Flexibility for runners, Weds 31st July

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Are you : –

  1. New to running and want to get fit to run?
  2. Mid way through one of our Have Your Cake & Run club courses and keen to take advantage of our complimentary FB Weds sessions while you’re learning to run 5k?
  3. A keen runner looking for a goal and interested in joining our NEW HALF MARATHON COURSES STARTING*on Wednesday?
  4. Or one of our regular, fit and friendly runners ready for another of our fab, sweat fuelled, endorphin high sessions? ?

Whatever the case, this session will be IDEAL for ALL, from those ‘I can’t run for a bus,’ beginners to the experienced runner who understands and works with terms like plyometrics, pace and foam rolling.

This session is ALL about the anatomy of the female runner, and working the muscles that go into moving the body efficiently. The latter half of the session, weather permitting will focus on essential stretches for avoiding injury.

What should you bring? A yoga mat if you have one along with a willingness to sweat, have fun and learn.

YOU MUST COMMENT HERE if you are coming. Sessions are £5 drop in or pay for our half marathon course. Alternatively choose a half or full year membership, entitling you to all our courses, training plans and in-house workshops.

* Upcoming courses starting this week and how to book

To book our Amsterdam Half Marathon Package, click here. It includes the option to buy a half package of Sunday runs spread out over the 12 weeks.

To book our Royal Parks 10 week package, click here. It also includes a half package.

Both packages offer considerable savings on drop in fees (although our annual or six month fee is most economical click here)

Location: Lawns adjacent to Hove Street adjacent to King Alfred car park

Time: 7.30pm

Coach: Rachael

Drop in: £5