Posts Tagged ‘Trail running’

GRTW Get Together Race, Maverick Original Sussex

February 24, 2018 at 7:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

To help inspire and bring the women of GRTW from the UK together, we’ve created a series of get together events some with our race partners who have provided exclusive discounts to GRTW community.

This is one of them, a beautiful off-road run in West Sussex offering a variety of distances to suit everyone. if you want to read about the maverick races, you can read our blog about their Kent race, form one of our runners, Sarah Crosier. http://girlsruntheworld.co.uk/2017/10/13/race-review-the-maverick-inov-8-original-kent/.

We will meet at the race for a warm up and the post run celebration. Wear your GRTW t-shirts to help identify yourself.

For the 15% discount, you must be subscribed to our community which you can do via our website. There is a team Girls Run the World on the entry when you enter so search for us as a team.



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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

February 18, 2018 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING ROUTES AND MEET UP LOCATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE

There will be 17 runs in the series (click the link below to download locations and mileage per week) which will focus on building endurance and running fitness.

The Autumn Series will focus on building strength and stamina for the Mince Pie 10 mile trail race, December 10th as well as building your base fitness for half marathons.

The Winter Series, starting 26th November (from this date there will be two distances on offer per run) will get you ready for the Brighton Half Marathon. Of course, there are lots of fantastic off-road and road races along the way that our training will get you prepared for – the Eastbourne Half Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Downland Devil, Moleyman and many more.

No one gets left behind, and the faster runners don’t stand still. This is our ninth season of helping women to build endurance so we know how to keep you motivated, moving and getting stronger on each run.

Our season pass works out at just £4 per run, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds – running with us for your training, as well as taking part in races and events with the women you meet on our runs.

There are various payment options:

  • Autumn-Winter Series runs September 10th – February 18th – £68 (£4 per run)
  • Autumn Series runs September 10th – December 10th – £45 (£5 per run)
  • Winter Series runs November 26th – February 18th – £50 (£5)
  • OR drop in single sessions, £10

 

We will not have sessions on some dates and hope that you will instead join us for a GRTW meet up at these events. These include:

October 8th Rise UK 8km

October 15th, Bright10

November 19th, Brighton 10km

December 10th, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 24/31st – Christmas

 

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Here’s what they said about our Summer 2017 series

‘I have had the best ever summer of running with an amazing and supportive group of women.  Despite my slower pace I always knew the coach or other runners would wait  for me to catch up. My running has improved no end and I am more confident that I can run further than ever before , with 8.5 miles now my longest including the hills. I so much enjoyed the varied routes and have taken to the running some favourites on other days.’

Kelly Cahill

 

 



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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

February 11, 2018 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING ROUTES AND MEET UP LOCATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE

There will be 17 runs in the series (click the link below to download locations and mileage per week) which will focus on building endurance and running fitness.

The Autumn Series will focus on building strength and stamina for the Mince Pie 10 mile trail race, December 10th as well as building your base fitness for half marathons.

The Winter Series, starting 26th November (from this date there will be two distances on offer per run) will get you ready for the Brighton Half Marathon. Of course, there are lots of fantastic off-road and road races along the way that our training will get you prepared for – the Eastbourne Half Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Downland Devil, Moleyman and many more.

No one gets left behind, and the faster runners don’t stand still. This is our ninth season of helping women to build endurance so we know how to keep you motivated, moving and getting stronger on each run.

Our season pass works out at just £4 per run, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds – running with us for your training, as well as taking part in races and events with the women you meet on our runs.

There are various payment options:

  • Autumn-Winter Series runs September 10th – February 18th – £68 (£4 per run)
  • Autumn Series runs September 10th – December 10th – £45 (£5 per run)
  • Winter Series runs November 26th – February 18th – £50 (£5)
  • OR drop in single sessions, £10

 

We will not have sessions on some dates and hope that you will instead join us for a GRTW meet up at these events. These include:

October 8th Rise UK 8km

October 15th, Bright10

November 19th, Brighton 10km

December 10th, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 24/31st – Christmas

 

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Here’s what they said about our Summer 2017 series

‘I have had the best ever summer of running with an amazing and supportive group of women.  Despite my slower pace I always knew the coach or other runners would wait  for me to catch up. My running has improved no end and I am more confident that I can run further than ever before , with 8.5 miles now my longest including the hills. I so much enjoyed the varied routes and have taken to the running some favourites on other days.’

Kelly Cahill

 

 



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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

February 4, 2018 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING ROUTES AND MEET UP LOCATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE

There will be 17 runs in the series (click the link below to download locations and mileage per week) which will focus on building endurance and running fitness.

The Autumn Series will focus on building strength and stamina for the Mince Pie 10 mile trail race, December 10th as well as building your base fitness for half marathons.

The Winter Series, starting 26th November (from this date there will be two distances on offer per run) will get you ready for the Brighton Half Marathon. Of course, there are lots of fantastic off-road and road races along the way that our training will get you prepared for – the Eastbourne Half Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Downland Devil, Moleyman and many more.

No one gets left behind, and the faster runners don’t stand still. This is our ninth season of helping women to build endurance so we know how to keep you motivated, moving and getting stronger on each run.

Our season pass works out at just £4 per run, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds – running with us for your training, as well as taking part in races and events with the women you meet on our runs.

There are various payment options:

  • Autumn-Winter Series runs September 10th – February 18th – £68 (£4 per run)
  • Autumn Series runs September 10th – December 10th – £45 (£5 per run)
  • Winter Series runs November 26th – February 18th – £50 (£5)
  • OR drop in single sessions, £10

 

We will not have sessions on some dates and hope that you will instead join us for a GRTW meet up at these events. These include:

October 8th Rise UK 8km

October 15th, Bright10

November 19th, Brighton 10km

December 10th, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 24/31st – Christmas

 

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Here’s what they said about our Summer 2017 series

‘I have had the best ever summer of running with an amazing and supportive group of women.  Despite my slower pace I always knew the coach or other runners would wait  for me to catch up. My running has improved no end and I am more confident that I can run further than ever before , with 8.5 miles now my longest including the hills. I so much enjoyed the varied routes and have taken to the running some favourites on other days.’

Kelly Cahill

 

 



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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

January 28, 2018 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING ROUTES AND MEET UP LOCATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE

There will be 17 runs in the series (click the link below to download locations and mileage per week) which will focus on building endurance and running fitness.

The Autumn Series will focus on building strength and stamina for the Mince Pie 10 mile trail race, December 10th as well as building your base fitness for half marathons.

The Winter Series, starting 26th November (from this date there will be two distances on offer per run) will get you ready for the Brighton Half Marathon. Of course, there are lots of fantastic off-road and road races along the way that our training will get you prepared for – the Eastbourne Half Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Downland Devil, Moleyman and many more.

No one gets left behind, and the faster runners don’t stand still. This is our ninth season of helping women to build endurance so we know how to keep you motivated, moving and getting stronger on each run.

Our season pass works out at just £4 per run, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds – running with us for your training, as well as taking part in races and events with the women you meet on our runs.

There are various payment options:

  • Autumn-Winter Series runs September 10th – February 18th – £68 (£4 per run)
  • Autumn Series runs September 10th – December 10th – £45 (£5 per run)
  • Winter Series runs November 26th – February 18th – £50 (£5)
  • OR drop in single sessions, £10

 

We will not have sessions on some dates and hope that you will instead join us for a GRTW meet up at these events. These include:

October 8th Rise UK 8km

October 15th, Bright10

November 19th, Brighton 10km

December 10th, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 24/31st – Christmas

 

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Here’s what they said about our Summer 2017 series

‘I have had the best ever summer of running with an amazing and supportive group of women.  Despite my slower pace I always knew the coach or other runners would wait  for me to catch up. My running has improved no end and I am more confident that I can run further than ever before , with 8.5 miles now my longest including the hills. I so much enjoyed the varied routes and have taken to the running some favourites on other days.’

Kelly Cahill

 

 



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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

January 21, 2018 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING ROUTES AND MEET UP LOCATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE

There will be 17 runs in the series (click the link below to download locations and mileage per week) which will focus on building endurance and running fitness.

The Autumn Series will focus on building strength and stamina for the Mince Pie 10 mile trail race, December 10th as well as building your base fitness for half marathons.

The Winter Series, starting 26th November (from this date there will be two distances on offer per run) will get you ready for the Brighton Half Marathon. Of course, there are lots of fantastic off-road and road races along the way that our training will get you prepared for – the Eastbourne Half Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Downland Devil, Moleyman and many more.

No one gets left behind, and the faster runners don’t stand still. This is our ninth season of helping women to build endurance so we know how to keep you motivated, moving and getting stronger on each run.

Our season pass works out at just £4 per run, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds – running with us for your training, as well as taking part in races and events with the women you meet on our runs.

There are various payment options:

  • Autumn-Winter Series runs September 10th – February 18th – £68 (£4 per run)
  • Autumn Series runs September 10th – December 10th – £45 (£5 per run)
  • Winter Series runs November 26th – February 18th – £50 (£5)
  • OR drop in single sessions, £10

 

We will not have sessions on some dates and hope that you will instead join us for a GRTW meet up at these events. These include:

October 8th Rise UK 8km

October 15th, Bright10

November 19th, Brighton 10km

December 10th, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 24/31st – Christmas

 

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Here’s what they said about our Summer 2017 series

‘I have had the best ever summer of running with an amazing and supportive group of women.  Despite my slower pace I always knew the coach or other runners would wait  for me to catch up. My running has improved no end and I am more confident that I can run further than ever before , with 8.5 miles now my longest including the hills. I so much enjoyed the varied routes and have taken to the running some favourites on other days.’

Kelly Cahill

 

 



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Girls Run the World Get Together, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 10, 2017 at 10:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Most of our runners are based in Brighton and Hove where we train and coach a lot of our members. But with more GRTW communities spreading with our online training, we’ve created a series of events where we hope we can bring the community together wherever you are in the UK. And no, not all of them will just be in Brighton and Hove.
Join us in running this popular, off-road, very often muddy, and most definitely hilly 10 mile run based on the south coast in Peacehaven.
Tremendous fun, and friendly, our aim is to dress up and have fun.
Meet at Peacehaven Leisure Centre at 10.20am for fun warm up games and to check out everyone’s outfits.
This is part of our Girls Run the world Meet Up Races. You must pay for your own entry online via the race event http://www.seafordstriders.org.uk/Newsite/mince-pie-ten-mile/


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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

September 10, 2017 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal.

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING ROUTES AND MEET UP LOCATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE

There will be 17 runs in the series (click the link below to download locations and mileage per week) which will focus on building endurance and running fitness.

The Autumn Series will focus on building strength and stamina for the Mince Pie 10 mile trail race, December 10th as well as building your base fitness for half marathons.

The Winter Series, starting 26th November (from this date there will be two distances on offer per run) will get you ready for the Brighton Half Marathon. Of course, there are lots of fantastic off-road and road races along the way that our training will get you prepared for – the Eastbourne Half Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, Downland Devil, Moleyman and many more.

No one gets left behind, and the faster runners don’t stand still. This is our ninth season of helping women to build endurance so we know how to keep you motivated, moving and getting stronger on each run.

Our season pass works out at just £4 per run, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds – running with us for your training, as well as taking part in races and events with the women you meet on our runs.

There are various payment options:

  • Autumn-Winter Series runs September 10th – February 18th – £68 (£4 per run)
  • Autumn Series runs September 10th – December 10th – £45 (£5 per run)
  • Winter Series runs November 26th – February 18th – £50 (£5)
  • OR drop in single sessions, £10

 

We will not have sessions on some dates and hope that you will instead join us for a GRTW meet up at these events. These include:

October 8th Rise UK 8km

October 15th, Bright10

November 19th, Brighton 10km

December 10th, Mince Pie 10 miles

December 24/31st – Christmas

 

GIRLS RUN THE WORLD AUTUMN – WINTER SUNDAY TRAINING INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Here’s what they said about our Summer 2017 series

‘I have had the best ever summer of running with an amazing and supportive group of women.  Despite my slower pace I always knew the coach or other runners would wait  for me to catch up. My running has improved no end and I am more confident that I can run further than ever before , with 8.5 miles now my longest including the hills. I so much enjoyed the varied routes and have taken to the running some favourites on other days.’

Kelly Cahill

 

 



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Beginners to Half Marathon

November 6, 2016 at 8:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

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At the inaugural Worthing Half Marathon, 2016

Are you taking on your first Brighton/Worthing Half Marathon?

Join our off-road training runs to help build your miles and learn running techniques with our fab female running coaches and inspirational women’s running community – we’ll even be there at the start and finish lines cheering you on at the end.

16 week training plan free to download here

DETAILS OF ALL MEETING PLACES FOR THE RUNS HERE

We specialise in getting women to the finish line of their first half marathon feeling strong, fit and happy. Our 16 week training group  (14 guided and coached runs) will help you build from 3 miles (5km) to 13.1 miles.

You will get technique advice, incredible off-road routes so you feel inspired on each run you do with us (rather than having to trudge along endless flat roads) and you will be part of a small training group where you can share your training reward and woes.

Over the last eight years, we’ve helped dozens of women build their distance, helping them to become half marathon runners when they believed they’d never even get out the starting blocks.

You can pay for the course, or if you’re not sure you can make all of them, pay for a drop in run pass or an outdoor season pass. Click here to read more about payment options.

You will be sent a list of all the meeting points for the runs a week before the training begins.



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Reboot Lewes

September 19, 2016 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Two courses: 6.15am-7am for the very early birds, or 7am-7.45am for the early birds

Join us at our BRAND new small group healthy eating and fitness course in Lewes. Three sessions per week of fun, effective exercise sessions taught in a small group environment so you get the chance to experience personalised training with expert female coaches. With a complimentary eating plan.

As featured in Viva magazine. Nab our introductory offer of £60.  Visit the Schedule and booking page for further details.



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The Diary of a Running Mum: What to Wear

August 5, 2016 at 11:48
Posted by Rachael Woolston

At the beginning of 2016, Fitbitch runner and mum of four, Tanya Taylor took on the challenge of running every day. Perhaps not surprisingly, she’s become an expert at what to wear.

Missed Tanya’s earlier despatches? catch up with her first and second despatches here

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Running through poppy fields with my daughter, Romy in July. Miles run this year: 836 Number of feet climbed: 46,988

 

I want to take you back to the year 2007. This was the year I first started to run. I had given birth to my fourth child six months before, and had recently stopped breastfeeding. I was horrendously self-conscious of my body and felt at a total loss with my identity. I was worn out and could hardly string a sentence together without punctuating it with “I’m SO tired” every other second. I felt dull and unattractive. Having four children under the age 9 was all consuming. The frustrations of not being able to fit into the clothes I wanted to wear, in order to feel like the person I knew I was, had found me, in a roundabout way, standing at my local park about to attempt to run for the first time since school. I had signed up for a 10k race in Bournemouth with some of my friends, and training was about to begin.

 

Now at this point, I need to tell you that clothes and fashion have always played a huge part in my life. For every significant moment in my past, I can tell you EXACTLY what I was wearing and probably where I bought it. My grandmother used to style Princesses and movie stars back in the 1950’s, it’s in my blood. So when I think back to this day, I don’t remember how the run went, or how I felt afterwards. I do rememb
er the ridiculously inappropriate ‘Leroy from Kids from Fame’ running ensemble though – men’s cotton Carhartt tracksuit bottoms, vintage Nike Windjammer and an old pair of vintage Nike trainers that I had bought in NYC ten years before. NOT an outfit I can recommend!

Nine years on and I officially suffer from running kit OCD. I can now browse endless rails of lux-sportswear and know exactly what will work and what won’t. I can touch a fabric and know whether it will be gentle on my weather beaten skin or cause multiple unsightly chaffing sores. I can assess a neck line at the blink of an eye and know if I’ll look more Jeff Capes than Jessica Ennis. I need my kit to look good, feel comfortable and to ‘perform’.

More and more high street stores are now meeting the demand for women’s technical sportswear, and if you shop wisely, you can get some bargains. H&M have a great range (which my daughter also loves), and Topshop’s collaboration with Beyonce, Ivy Park, has some great pieces which I’m desperate to sample. Sweaty Betty and Lululemon always drop great prints in their collections, and their products perform well if your budget allows their above average price tag. TKMaxx is brilliant for a bargain, and is pretty well organised, so don’t be put off by the volume of stock.

Wearing good kit really does enhance your running, if you feel good from the off, then your run will start (and hopefully end) well – trust me!

Here’s my guide to the perfect capsule running kit for Autumn

  • Nike Epic Lux, £70

  • The best running leggings I’ve found so far. You can buy them cropped or in full length, and although I prefer the basic black, they are also available in seasonal colours and patterns. The waistband is high (and VERY comfortable) so there is no danger of the dreaded muffin top spoiling your instagram snaps. Try not to baulk at the price, they last for ages, I promise.
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  • Zoot Women’s West Coast Singlet, from £30

  • Light, breathable, well fitted and stylish, my favourite new find. Feels great on and has reflective details for night running. It also has UPF 50+ sun protection so great for hotter runs, holidays or the Girls Run the World trips. Available online from The Triathlon Shop.

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  • Nike Dri-Fit Knit long-sleeve, from £41

  • A brilliant layering piece for cooler days, I’ve had mine for two years now and it’s still going strong. The Dri-FIT fabric keeps you dry and comfortable, whilst the knit-in mesh fabric allows breathability. Thumbholes help to keep your hands warm, and the seamless construction gives enhanced comfort. These tops nearly always get reduced in Net-a-Porter’s end of season sales by half price.
  • OMM Kameleika Race Jacket, from £128

  • A favourite amongst Fitbitch runners, although it doesn’t come cheap. The jacket is waterproof, breathable and has a 4-way stretch making it perfect for running without restriction. It is superlight and has taped seams and lovely big pockets. The price tag reflects the technical detail of this running jacket, and it is an investment piece. Worth it if you run a lot or are thinking of taking up adventure races.

    Muji Hairband

  • If you have long hair that needs tying back, you will understand the frustrations of running with your hair falling out of your topknot and into your eyes. I have used these hairbands for many years. They are THE BEST. You will thank me for this nugget.

    Balega Enduro Low Cut Sock, from £10.56

    Great colours, well cushioned without over heating your feet, and the top of the sock doesn’t dig into your ankles to give you ‘cankles’. I love these socks! Available from Wiggle.

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  • Sweaty Betty Stamina Bra, £35

  • Hmm…this is my biggest struggle as I have quite a broad back (swimming), but smallish boobs (breastfeeding four children.) I find the ease of an overhead bra with no fastenings preferable. Try Sweaty Betty for this style. Lots of my more well endowed running buddies swear by Shock Absorber. Be aware that when you run your ribs expand with your breathing, so you don’t want the band to feel too tight.
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  • Flip belt, £25

  • This tubular running belt fits snuggly on your hips without budging and you can choose between small, medium and large. The slits are perfect for your iphone, keys (there is a key attatchment for extra security) and gels. Although they now do one with zips, the one without is perfect – it’s comfortable and there are no buckles to rub. Available in a choice of colours and machine washable.

My top tracks to get you running this month

 

Arctic Monkeys – Do me a Favour

 

LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous

 

Britney Spears –Womanizer

 

Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way

 

Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

Don’t miss Tanya’s next report coming in September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Fitbitch Summer Pop Up Supper (plus trail run & yoga)

July 16, 2016 at 7:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Celebrate summer, running or just new found fitness friends with our summer pop up party. There are two options:
1. Meet at Falmer Train Station at 4PM to RUN OR MOUNTAIN BIKE a beautiful 6 mile route to Lewes. It will be at conversational, stop/start/breathe pace. Finish at Pells Pool for a yoga session and/or optional swim if time permits. Then a pop up Fitbitch supper at Plesant Stores in Lewes for a 3 course vegetarian or vegan meal including bread/nibbles.

OR
2. just come for the pop up supper at Plesant Stores at 7.30pm.

Price: trail run/yoga, £12 – book online via our booking page
Price: Pop Up Fitbitch supper, £20 – book via the eventbrite link (you will need to copy and paste into your browser)

Please note, there are only 16 spaces for supper. Alcohol is additional.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fitbitch-pop-up-summer-supper-party-tickets-26247628363



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Fitbitch Challenges, Adventure Race

July 9, 2016 at 9:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Fancy a challenge? Join us in entering a team to navigate, run, bike and kayak to collect the most points. This is part of our our Fitbitch Challenge events.

 

 Chilterns Adventure Team Race



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