Posts Tagged ‘parkrun’

Smash Your PB Parkrun & 10km

April 18, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Would you love to beat your parkrun time or get faster over 10km? Then join us for our six week speed and pace improvers course on Hove seafront.

This six week course has a 100% guaranteed success rate amongst all our clients who have attended every session. It involves a variety of running based sessions, including intervals and tempo sessions that will help you to improve your stride efficiency, running technique, as well as your speed endurance and stamina. Plus, it’s a fun session that is made all the easier for sharing the experience with other women, who all share a common goal of wanting to improve their running.

It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a slow runner, a medium paced runner or a fast runner, the session is designed to challenge YOUR personal speed to enable you to improve. \

The only pre-requisite for attending the course is that you must already be able to run 5km.



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GRTW ParkRun Meet Ups

September 2, 2017 at 8:50
Posted by Rachael Woolston

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On the first Saturday of the month, come and join us at Parkrun. Run it at your own speed, or someone else’s, bring your kids or come and run it for a personal best. Rachael or Tara will be on hand to meet you at 8.50am – just look for our Girls Run the World t-shirt/vest. Everyone welcome.

Saturday 2 September Hove Park, Tara

Saturday 7 October, Preston Park,  Rachael

Saturday 9 November, Hove Prom, Tara

Saturday 2 December, Hove Park, Rachael

Saturday 6 January, Preston Park,  Rachael

Saturday 3 February, Hove Prom, Tara

Saturday 3 March, Hove Park, Tara

Saturday, 7 April, Preston Park, Rachael



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Learn to Run 5km

September 14, 2016 at 7:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Our Learn to Run 5km is a fun, friendly five week course that will help you to get fit and develop your running endurance and fitness. It is accompanied by a training plan which will receive upon booking.

Sessions last for 45 minutes

Many other learn to run courses stretch to ten weeks. But we have been running these courses now for over five years and have helped hundreds of runners, including total beginners, reach their goal by week five.

If you DON’T reach your target (and have attended every session and followed our plan) then you can re-take a course for free. But we are 100% confident in our methods which are tried and tested.

This course is for complete beginners and will build you up from zero to 5km . It is also perfect for lapsed runners or those looking to build their confidence.



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Learn to Run 10km


Posted by Rachael Woolston

Want to run your first 10km and finish it off by running Brighton Brooks 10km on November 13th? Join our ten week course for total beginners and we will help build your distance and confidence so that you are ready to take on your first event with the Fitbitch running community.



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Learn to Run 5km

September 13, 2016 at 9:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Course Dates Tues 13th September – Tues Oct 11th

Learn to Run 5km is a fun, friendly five week course that will help you to get fit and develop your running endurance and fitness. It is accompanied by a training plan which you can download from our website free at www.fitbitchrunning.com.

Sessions last for 45 minutes

Many other learn to run courses stretch to ten weeks. But we have been running these courses now for over five years and have helped hundreds of runners, including total beginners, reach their goal by week five.

If you DON’T reach your target (and have attended every session) then you can re-take a course for free. But we are 100% confident in our methods which are tried and tested.

This course is for complete beginners and will build you up from zero to 5km . It is also perfect for lapsed runners or those looking to build their confidence.



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Learn to Run 10km

September 6, 2016 at 9:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Course Dates – Tues 6th September – 8th Nov

Want to run your first 10km and finish it off by running Brighton Brooks 10km on November 13th? Join our ten week course for total beginners and we will help build your distance and confidence so that you are ready to take on your first event with the Fitbitch running community.



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Learn to Run 5km

June 21, 2016 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Course Dates: June 21st – July 19th

Our Learn to Run 5km is a fun, friendly five week course that will help you to get fit and develop your running endurance and fitness. It is accompanied by a training plan which you can download from our website free at www.fitbitchrunning.club.com.

Sessions last for 45 minutes

Many other learn to run courses stretch to ten weeks. But we have been running these courses now for over five years and have helped hundreds of runners, including total beginners, reach their goal by week five.

If you DON’T reach your target (and have attended every session) then you can re-take a course for free. But we are 100% confident in our methods which are tried and tested.

This course is for complete beginners and will build you up from zero to 5km . It is also perfect for lapsed runners or those looking to build their confidence.

The course is £40 if you join our running membership.



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Run for the Hills

June 8, 2016 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Dates: Weds June 8th – Weds July 27th
(no session on Weds June 22nd and Weds July 13th)
Non members £60
Run Members £50

Drop in session: £12.50

 

Get stronger and feel invincible with our unbeatable run for the hills course. You will not only learn the best techniques to get you up hills without stopping, but how to run down fast without fear. Most of all, you will improve your speed, efficiency and strength in a supportive environment where improvement is guaranteed.

Locations:

June 8th Preston Park Velodrome

June 15th: Hove Park The Droveway & Goldstone Crescent

June 22nd: No session

June 29th: Preston Park Velodrome

July 6th: Hove Park The droveway

July 13th: No session

July 20th: Preston Park Velodrome

July 27th: Hove Park The Droveway



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Learn to Run 5km

April 12, 2016 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Learn to Run Course Dates: April 12th – May 10th

Our Learn to Run 5km is a fun, friendly, 5 or 10 week course that will help you to get fit and progress you running endurance and fitness. It is accompanied by a training plan which you can download from our website free at www.fitbitchrunning.club.com.

Sessions last for 45 minutes and if you miss one, you can use up your sessions in our www.hiitsquad.co.uk.

Girls 12-17 can come free with an accompanying paying adult.

This course is for complete beginners and will build you up from zero to 5km . It is also perfect for lapsed runners or those looking to build their confidence.



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HiiT for Runners

April 6, 2016 at 6:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Find your inner athlete

Conditioning for running for men and women

£10 drop in or £80 for 10 to be used within 8 weeks of purchase

One of the most essential elements of training for any runner is strength training. If your muscles are conditioned it helps you to avoid injury, and it will help you to feel stronger and become faster.

These 30 minute sessions are high intensity and designed specifically for runners – they will even help you lose weight too.

 



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Celebrating Runuary – run every day in January

February 1, 2016 at 10:01
Posted by Rachael Woolston

This January, we invited women to join our online Facebook group and attempt our virtual challenge of running every day.

It didn’t matter how far or fast, it was just about keeping consistent. It has been an absolute blast. Some managed it every day, right the way through the month. Others were inspired and ran more than they would otherwise have done so. We’ve had runners clocking up runs in Paris, Switzerland and Bangkok. But what else has it achieved ?

In terms of statistics, only counting those who ran every day, we clocked up a total of 947.3 miles (some ran 33 miles in a month, others up to 200 miles) and climbed 51,732 feet. This is the equivalent of running to Scotland and back. And with the peak of Mount Everest standing at 29, 035 feet, we scaled it almost twice.

But statistics aside, it is the positive effect that it has had on those who took part that has been most impressive of all.

 

Runuary made me realise that everyone finds it hard to get out the door when you are busy with work, family or feeling tired. But where there is a will there is a way. As each woman reported back on their run it built up a real buzz about our love for running and seeing so many windswept smiling faces of women enjoying themselves along the way was so motivating. Rain or shine, everyone kept running. Not forgetting the funny posts along the way too – carpark dashes, unisex showers, who’s bum is it anyway?! I think I’ll actually miss Runuary!

Kaz Thomson

 

This challenge has changed the way I think about running, which is now something I fit in everyday. Getting fitter and having looser jeans is a positive consequence.  It was only this time last year that I took up running and after covering 100 miles this month, I’m beginning to feel like I can call myself a runner. My hallway is gradually filling up with muddy trail shoes and soggy trainers as my husband and kids, 8 and 10 are joining in too. We’re now all chasing Parkrun PBs! Thanks to Fitbitch for inspiring us all to get out there and enjoy the benefits, no matter what the weather.

Sarah Crosier

Runuary has not only inspired me to run more but I am enjoying it, which is something that has not happened for a very long time. I have always run alone as I was worried about holding up others. What I realise now is that when you agree to run together, you run at the slowest’s pace whatever that is. Running with others has motivated me to get out there, helped when I was flagging and I’ve got to know some fabulous people #bettertogether.

Laura Marshall

Runuary has been a revelation, helping me to focus on process over goal (running every day regardless of speed or distance) and it’s made me stronger and happier. Sharing daily stories in the online group with other runners – moments of triumph or sheer bloody-mindedness, fast or slow runs, new or experienced runners – has built a bond between us that will last well beyond the month.

Anna Stavrianakis

I started Runuary late on Monday 4th Jan so in my mind, I need to do three more days. I certainly have not done the mileage that all you inspiring ladies have done but the fact I have got out there every day is quite an achievement for me. Thanks for the challenge, support and motivation!

Vanessa Lewis

Last day of Runuary, 6 miles. Felt like 10!! Uphill into snow and ice but wonderful nonetheless! Despite not managing every day I have got my run mojo back, big thanks to the Fitbitch crew yet again for the inspiration!l

Tor Del Federico

 

Runuary formed part of the FREE Fitbitch Challenge Community 2016. Join our community for free, pick a selected challenge every month and win fitness rewards not to mention having your most fitness focused year ever.



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Smash Your PB

January 13, 2016 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get your 2016 running off to a roaring start with our seven week pace improvers course.

Whether you want to get faster over your 5km ParkRun or have a 10km race in your sights, this course is for you. ALL speeds are welcome. You don’t have to be super fast to be on the course, simply to want to improve YOUR current speed.

All of the sessions will incorporate intervals and short tempo work rather than a ‘long’ run so you don’t need to worry about being left behind.

Getting faster is one of those things that you can ONLY do with the support of running in a group. Come and join us!



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Running with the Girls #juniorrunning

February 14, 2015 at 11:18
Posted by Rachael Woolston

We all talk about inspiring the next generation but it works both ways, as 8 year old Gabrielle Hall demonstrated at Parkrun last week

Last week, 8-year old Gabrielle Hall competed the Parkrun in Middlesborough in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, breaking the age grade record and her granddad’s personal record. Inspiring stuff.

It just goes to show that feeling inspired by a generation can work both ways.

At Fitbitch, we invite 11-17 year old girls on our Learn to Run 5km and Learn to Run 10km courses for free, if accompanied by an adult. We started it  hoping that mums would inspire their daughters to become healthy and active. And that being sporty is cool, not geeky.

It does inspire them. But what we didn’t account for is how much the daughters inspire their own mothers  to become better, more confident runners too.

‘Running with Romy has allowed me to see a part of her character I’m not sure I would have witnessed if we hadn’t done the course together,’ says Tanya Taylor, who has just completed one of our courses with her 12-year old daughter. ‘I see how determined she is, how much she can push herself, and how much she likes to be challenged, both physically & mentally.
‘I love that my daughter and I get to share the experience of running together, it’s inspiring and allows her to see that I’m not JUST a mum!’
Perhaps Romy puts it more succinctly:
‘Doing the course with my mum is great because she inspires me to lead a healthy lifestyle. And we can get quite competitive when it comes down to our sprint finishes!’
As for Gabrielle, it sounds like Great Britain could have an Olympian on their hands. At Fitbitch, we do help create faster runners but always with fun at the heart of it.
If you want to know more about junior running and Parkrun, read the article we wrote for Women’s Running and Running Fitness magazines about junior running HERE.

Our next Learn to Run 5km and 10km courses start Tuesday 17th February with our qualified adults and children’s coach, Kate and are bookable online.



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