Month: April 2018

Brighton and Hove Women’s Running courses Starting w/c 16th April

It’s hard not to be inspired by watching a marathon in your home town. If it’s made you want to start running to get fit, build your distance to improve your endurance, or get faster at Parkrun or 10km, we’ve got a course that is perfect for you in Brighton… (P.S If you don’t live locally, don’t worry our Virtual Training Hub will launch soon, giving you access to all the training sessions you’ll need, whether it’s strength work, pace sessions for 5km or 10km, half marathon or marathon plans and more –  click to pre-register) run Run Fun Fitness,

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Marathon Mastery Series: Race Day Tips

This week, we chatted with GB Endurance Coach, Tom Craggs about tips for marathon race day…. Keep your nerves in check As you’re eating your pre-race breakfast or walking to your starting pen or think about five to ten key positive statements to help you keep calm. It doesn’t matter what your training was like, there is alway something that you did well in the 16-20 weeks, whether it was a good core exercise or hill session. Focus on that. Let everyone run away from you The first 10km will feel REALLY easy. Stick to YOUR race. Let everyone run away

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GRTW Recipes for Runners: Recovery Ice Cream

Apparently the weather next week is going to be warming up! Hurrah. So why not try your hand at these healthy recovery ice-creams and refreshing slushies, the perfect way to recover after a long summery run   Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream One scoop of chocolate protein powder 200-250ml Rude Health almond milk Handful of frozen raspberries, more if you wish Dash of water if needed Whizz in a food processor until fully combined and then pour into an ice cream or individual blancmange mould. Freeze overnight and serve.   Blueberry, apple & ginger OK, so it’s not an ice

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How was your weekend running?

This was a big weekend for running, with Rome, Rotterdam, Manchester and Paris marathons setting off the Spring marathon series, along with some more unusual races such as the 24 hour track race…   Paris marathon was only my third marathon back in 2013, and so it holds a special place in my heart.  Although it was freezing cold on the start line when I ran, so much so that I couldn’t feel my feet (you can read about it here), I know from other participants who that it can often be unseasonably warm, which appears to have been the case

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Marathon Mastery Series: The Mental Game

We’re now just a few days away from the start of the marathon weekend extravaganza that is Paris, Manchester, Brighton, ending in London. You’ve done the physical stuff, now it’s time to ensure you’ve nailed your mental game.. Some of what you’re going to read now is going to see so obvious, you’ll be thinking, ‘Jeez, I’m not THAT clueless.’ But really, it’s amazing the impact that pre-race marathon anxiety can have on your mind so do everything you can NOW to nail  your mental game. Race pace So, you’ve probably been training using your race pace for certain parts

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South Downs Trail Run, Sunday 8th April

Work off that Easter chocolate frenzy this weekend with a beautiful off-road eight mile route from Rottingdean This is a challenging but stunning route with as many lovely, recovery downhills as uphills to build your strength and endurance on hills (particularly beneficial for those of you joining us for the Girls Run the World get together at Angmering BlueBell Trail Races or the upcoming Snowdonia Maverick Race in September. The hardship will be rewarded with stunning views, gambolling baby lambs and a route that overlooks Breaky Bottom vineyard (who produce some delicious sparkling wine!) before heading down through Saltdean and

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Lemon & Turmeric rice

In celebration of Spring and the carpet of daffodils springing up, a delicious lemon and turmeric flavoured rice that you can serve with  meat, fish or a falafel …   Serves 4–6 400g basmati rice 3 tbsp vegetable or corn oil 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1 tbsp chana dhal (split yellow chickpeas) 20 fresh curry leaves (you can get these frozen from most Asian grocers) 2 tsp ground turmeric 1½ tsp salt Juice of 3 lemons Wash the rice in and then leave it to soak in more clean, cold water. Drain. (To be fair, it’s rare that I have time

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How was your Easter weekend of running?

So, how did you run off the chocolate eggs this Easter?  From special Good Friday runs like the Easter Victoria Park 10km in London to the numerous Bank Holiday Monday events, there were lots of opportunities to enjoy some shorter distances runs this weekend. Frustrating though for all the marathon runners out there… you get FOUR days to fit a long run in and you’re on your taper! This was my last weekend taking it easy before my training kicks into a more intense phase for Half Ironman triathlon training and a strength phase for some autumn mountain races, including

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Event Review: London Landmarks Half Marathon

Last weekend Sabiene North, 39, took part in the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon, an opportunity to experience the atmosphere and sights of running in London without having to do a full marathon and with added entertainment en-route     We travelled from Oxford on the morning of the race just when the clocks went forward so it was an early start but as soon as we got off the bus and started walking towards the race village around the corner from Trafalgar Square, we were so excited. The atmosphere was fantastic with thousands of runners, most wearing charity running tops or the yellow LLHM

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