July 6, 2011 at 1:09
Posted by Rachael Woolston
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.
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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
Location: corner of Goldstone Crescent and Woodland drive mini roundabout
Drop in: £5