Whilst a major focus was on the first Cross Country league race of the season (reported on separately) Tuff Fitty’s usual weekend training sessions continued. With autumn here it also signified the launch of Tuff Fitty’s Circuit training season.
Tony leading by example
This longer season will run through until the end of March when the Sportsdome is pulled down as the contractor starts preparing the ground for the new Littlehampton Pool and Leisure Centre. The Sportdome provides plenty of space indoors for these hour long sessions. Led by Tony Day, our very own fully qualified Tuff Fitty instructor, the season got off to a great start this Sunday evening. Tuff Fitty’s other sessions cover Swim, Bike, Run, Fun, but don’t forget this circuit training where you can link all the sessions together to work on flexibility and core work so you reach next season in great shape.
If you are thinking that you can’t sneak out again for more training…..well bring your other half along as well. The session is open to all, regardless of whether you are a club member. (this week it was a 50/50 gender split). The session costs £4, dress appropriately for indoor exercise, and it is suggested you bring a hand towel and a drinks bottle. The initial five weeks the class starts at 7:30pm but after that we have secured the 6:30pm to 7:30pm slot through until the end of the first quarter in 2017. The evening is broken down into various stations and sets, accompanied to music and much hilarity this week. A bleep test was performed which Tony is planning to add in periodically in order that everyone can gauge their progress. No booking required, simply arrive in the Sportsdome at 7:25pm.
THE CABBAGE PATCH 10
Dom Amey reported in following his trip to Twickenham – with his picture shown above.
I did the long established Cabbage Patch 10 run with Kirsty and Strongie this morning. It’s a great, flat course starting and finishing in Twickenham and finding its way through some urban areas then out through parks and back round towards the river bank. Early rain disappeared and made way for a warm sunny day and once the initial crowds had thinned it was a lovely run. If you felt the urge to celebrate early there was beer at the mile 9 feed station and then not too far to go before you collect a nice medal plus t-shirt and some decent post race sustenance. A highly recommended day out.
THE BRIGHT 10 MILE
Another 10 miler, this time along the coast at Brighton. Whether it was the lure of a nice bling medal or a good coastal 10 miler that got people out but there were several Tuff blue vests in attendance. Windy conditions but the rain had passed and Tony Morgan and Phil Lintott-Clarke ran together for a lot of the race only for Tony to nip across the line 22 seconds ahead in 1:15:03. Glenn Parisi, Murray Hodge , Claire Bridges and Becky Hodge were also in attendance.
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