The Running Show, 24-25th November 2012

November 8, 2012 at 12:03
Posted by Rachael Woolston


Interested in all things running? Whether you want to find out the latest fashion styles (what’s wrong with admitting that you want to look good in what you’re wearing, not just how you run?) or understand more about the nitty gritty of running, you will find it all here at The Running Show.

From new launches from major shoe brands including Mizuno and Newton Running, to in depth running geekery.

Try Physio4Life’s Sweat Test, which will provide an accurate reading of the level of sodium lost during exercise and provide you with the best hydration strategy. Or book in with the world renowned Surrey Human Performance Institute who are offering sessions on maximal oxygen uptake and anaerobic threshold testing.

And best of all? The Running Show is free if you pre-register on their website


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Stilettos on Wheels, Saturday 8th September

September 3, 2012 at 5:01
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get on your wheels girls!

Now, this is our kind of bike ride.

Happening this Saturday at Stanmer Park, Brighton choose between a two or four hour off road, girls only mountain bike race.

Not confident enough to do it alone? Then do it in a team of two. The aim is to get as many laps as possible ridden in two or four hours.

Fitbitch will be there providing the pre-bike warm up, and there may well be a few of us riding too.

If you want to enter, or go along to watch visit

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Beauty and the Beast off road race

June 18, 2012 at 6:19
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Looking to enter an event like no other? The new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ marathon could be just what you’re after.

Perfect for women who relish a team challenge, this multi-lap trail race near Henley on Thames is a fantastic off-road running event for those bored of road faces.

Each 4.4 mile lap takes you through rolling parkland and wooded tracks, before finishing in a punishing ascent, dubbed ‘The Beast’, which your team will have to run six times during the full marathon.

Sound a bit scary? Well, there’s nothing better than a healthy dose of fear to get your training in gear – setting yourself a tough challenge like this will make you more determined to get your bum off that beach towel and into action this summer.

Choose between the full or half marathon, and enter with a team of two, three or six. Or, if you’re brave enough, go it solo.

The race takes place on September 22nd and entry prices range from £27.50 to £37.50, depending on the size of your team. Enter online at or call 03332 400616.


Barefoot Convention – Barefoot Ted, Sat 30th June

June 14, 2012 at 1:38
Posted by Rachael Woolston

barefoot, back to our roots?

Are you a barefoot runner? Or interested in hearing more about how barefoot techniques could help transform you as a runner?

Then don’t miss this incredible one day conference at London’s Natural History Museum on Saturday 30th June.

It starts at 8.30am with a barefoot run with world renowned barefoot endurance runner, Barefoot Ted, who featured in the book, Born to Run, £5.89.

It will also feature talks with world renowned experts, including strength and conditioning coach, Paul Chek, and barefoot running coach Lee Saxby.

For a look at what you can expect from those who will be speaking on the day, visit the Primal Lifestyle channel

It costs £95 for the day, or £140 for entry and a pair of Vibrams. If you a serious running enthusiast, this is not to be missed.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry FitBitch will be reporting on the event so do subscribe for an update on the latest research and thought around barefoot running.

To book visit

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Don’t miss: FitBitch member special offers

December 7, 2011 at 9:40
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Warm and snug all winter

This week, don’t miss our flurry of exclusive sales and offers for FitBitch members. Even if you are not a FitBitch member, come down for your chance to win with us!

Sweaty Betty, Thursday 8th December, 5-8pm

The stylish yoga and work out store are holding an exclusive pre-sales opening for FitBitches.
You can get your mitts on sale items before they go on sale AND get an extra 10% off the sale price. Or 15% off full price items.
They have a great range of stylish vest tops for yoga or layering and FitBitch particularly recommends their Glisten Long Sleeve Tops, £38 (pictured). They are supersoft and warm, great for layering for winter camps and pre and post run.

Nick Rivett Sport, Saturday 10th December, 12-2pm
Nab a fantastic 20% off in store items AND enter a draw to win a pair of running shoes. Open to FitBitch members only.
Not a FitBitch? Then get down and see the team instore to be entered for the chance of winning a four week camp in January or a month’s run subscription.

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WIN a camp or pair of running shoes, Sat 10th December

December 6, 2011 at 5:58
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Win a camp

Fancy a chance to win a January four week camp, and/or a pair of running shoes?
This Saturday 10th December from 12-2pm, some of our team from our camp and Running Club will be in store at Nick Rivett , 64 Church Road.
Members of FitBitch can get 20% off all items in store and be entered into a draw to win a pair of running shoes.
And if you’re new to FitBitch you can also enter, as well as our competition to win a place at January’s camp OR our a one month running subscription.
And we’ll also be selling Xmas gift vouchers for personal training, camps, our running school and yoga camps.
Perfect for friends, sisters, mums – or drop your hubby a hint!

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Workshop Wednesday: Foam Roller for Runners

August 14, 2011 at 3:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Achilles injuries, runner’s knee, shin splints, plantar fasciatis, these are  just some of the niggling injuries that will affect 9 out of 10 runners at some point in their active life. Yet, learn to use an inexpensive piece of kit called the foam roller on a daily basis and you can stay injury free.

Whether you are a beginner or are used to running miles a week, a foam roller is the single most important injury prevention kit that you can use as a runner.
This Wednesday, 17th August at 7.30pm join us for a one hour workshop to learn how to use it and to have any of your running injury questions answered.

The session will be taken by Lily Rose Double, an experienced soft tissue remedial therapist who works for STudio 57. With a background which includes everything from triathlon to yoga, Lily is incredibly knowledgable and is not to be missed.

Spaces are limited though so you must book your place via the Prices & Booking Page, choosing the workshop drop down price menu. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN FOAM ROLLER. They are available from Nick Rivett Sport and SweatShop, or online.

Location: Lawns adjacent to Hove Street South
When: 7.30-8.30pm
Cost: £10

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Yoga for Runners Morning Master Class, Thurs 11th August

August 1, 2011 at 3:58
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Stretch for speed, for posture and for an injury free running experience

When it comes to running, the one aspect of running fitness that over 90% of us neglect, it’s stretching.

Why? Because people assume that improving cardio fitness and strength is all that is important. But flexibility is a vital part of running. If you are not flexible, your range of movement is seriously affected and being stiff also encourages injuries which can take you out of running for months on end.

So, join the founder of FitBitch Running Club, Rachael, a qualified yoga teacher in this special master class in yoga for runners.

This session is part of the new week long running camp but we are opening up this session only to non campees due to difficulty of getting studio space on Wednesday evenings when workshops are usually held.

It costs £15 and you must book in advance and pay via Prices & Bookings page at You do not have to be a yogi, or in deed to have ever done yoga, to benefit from this session.

We will focus on postures to improve flexibility in those areas which typically become tight in runners, piriformis, ITB, glutes, chest, hamstrings and thighs.

You will leave equipped with a capsule stretch routine that, if practised regularly, will help improve your running and help you prevent common injuries such as runner’s knee, plantar fasciatis, Achilles tendonitis and more.

All equipment, mats, blocks, bands will be provided.

Location: Natural Bodies, Bond Street

When: 6am or 7am. Places are strictly limited so book soon.

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Building your distance, Sunday 10th, 8.30am

July 6, 2011 at 1:09
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Poppy, fields and sun

Running at this time of the year up the Downs is beautiful. The smell of sun soaked grass, fields of poppies and azure blue skies, it’s like being on holiday and certainly takes your mind off the hills.
Whatever, your level come and join us on this Sunday’s run (week two of Palma for those who are following a plan, although stick with the week you’re on if you’ve missed some runs).
It is a hilly run but we will stick with you to help you get through it. And honestly? You’ll feel fantastic afterwards and during because it is so nice up there. If you need to stop and walk so be it. You won’t be left behind.
Click here for the link

There are various options depending on which distance you are running so please comment below letting us know which you are going to do. If you are coming to Palma, please try and make this run.

1. New runners or those taking it gradually – 6kms (4miles)
Meet: Hove park on the corner of Woodside Drive and Goldstone Crescent by the mini roundabout
You will head up the same route with the rest of the group. But rather than turning left with the lead group you will continue up to the top of Devil’s Dyke Road and then turn to retrace your steps.

2. Intermediate – 8.5kms (5.5miles)
instead of meeting at Hove Park be ready at 8.45am to leave from the first car park on Devil’s Dyke Road (not Saddlescoombe!) when the rest of the group pass. Just make sure we know you are doing this option.

3. Going long – 13.3kms (8.3miles) – a beautiful but hilly run over the Downs with only a small part of the route where you will retrace your steps.

Those going long will stretch at the end with FitBitch inspired yoga with lead trainer, Rachael.
Lead Trainer: Rachael
Back Up: Melissa
Time: 8.30am
Location: corner of Goldstone Crescent and Woodland drive mini roundabout
Drop in: £5