Posts Tagged ‘Worthing Half Marathon’

Beginners to Half Marathon

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


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


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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Half Marathon Pace & Preparation

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

Join us for this seven week course suitable for ALL levels, which will help you to fine tune your race strategy, boost your confidence and help you with your running mojo as the final weeks approach.

This course will include all those sessions that are GREAT to do in a group, and challenging to do on your own, working on intervals, pace and tempo to improve your time and to boost your mental fortitude.

It costs £60 or you can combine it with our weekend package, building distance (sunday’s at 8.30am) for £105 a saving of £15 on our weekend only package.

(For details of locations and distances of weekend runs, look at the specific days for these runs).


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Weekend Run

January 3, 2016 at 8:20
Posted by Rachael Woolston


Are you training for the Brighton, Worthing or Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon? Join us in building your distance from 7 miles to 13.1 miles. Our small group, women-only training group is led by a qualified coach so you will learn new techniques while you also enjoy fantastic new guided runs in new locations.

A combination of street and off-road runs, consult the details of our Run a Half Marathon where you will find a list of all the meeting points for each week.

If you buy the full course, you save money on the single drop in price which is £12. If you are one of our run members (£50 per annum) it is £8.

Please note there are guided runs on February 7th/14th as we will be attending races in preparation for the Brighton Half.


Members, £8, Non Members, £12

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When to start training for the Brighton Half or Spring Marathon

October 21, 2015 at 12:12
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Knowing when to start training for a race, and then executing it correctly, is one of the most important key stages in enjoying both your training for the Brighton Half or a spring marathon and the race itself.

Preparation is KEY to ensuring you reach the finish line feeling this good

Preparation is KEY to ensuring you reach the finish line feeling this good

Of course, when to start training also depends on how ‘run fit’ and conditioned you currently are, your running experience AND what your race goal is. Not to mention your lifestyle and family commitments.

There is no point setting out on a grand, ambitious training plan and forgetting to take into account the fact that you work a 40 hour week, and/or have to juggle looking after your kids and want a social life.

So, what would our advice be?

For marathon virgins, aim for 20 weeks with the first four weeks (and longer if you can) spent on building up strength with a weights class (try our HiiT SQUAD or Marathon Foundations class at 6.15am, 7am or 9.30am) along with your endurance running base; the more you get out running now, on short runs, the more your legs will get used to running which is better for the long term.

Only running the Brighton or Worthing Half? Total beginners should look at a 16 week programme, building gradually, although if you already run 5km/10km regularly, a 12 week plan should suffice. But again, getting out now to do shorter runs will help you to build your base and make it easier long term.

Our course Build Your Base Endurance Trail Running Course (four off-road runs of 10-12km over six weeks) starts this weekend and is specifically aimed at helping runners start their training off on the right foot.

In search of a training plan? Nowadays, ALL the event websites have free downloadable plans that you can follow, as we do on our run club website. But if you would like to make a plan specific to your goals, current race times, as well as number of days that you can run, try the brilliant SmartCoach from Runner’s World.

And don’t forget, that no matter where you live in the world, we offer Online Marathon Mentoring for £50 from November to April. Whatever question you have, whether it is to do with nutrition, what to wear, injury worries or falling behind on your training plan, we can help. (Access to the mentoring group is complimentary to those on the marathon foundations course).


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