2016
Sep
22

Oscar is fit for the forces!

A local Royal Navy recruit has stepped up his preparation for joining the armed forces, by enrolling on one of our tailored 8 Week Transformations. 23-year-old Oscar planned his preparation for the Royal Marine Commando entry tests carefully, and knew that being in top physical condition would give...

2016
May
30

Training for summer: Coach Will

Our latest SCI blogs see our Coaches lifting the lid on their training programmes and goals. At this time of year there are events and competitions galore, and many of us – members and Coaches alike – are ramping up training frequency and intensity. Coach Will shares his hints and techni...

2015
Oct
03

Great Forecast for Tonbridge Half Marathon!

Well, the early October weather has been great – and it looks set to stay that way for this year’s Tonbridge Half Marathon! We have been very grateful for fine weather as carpentry, deliveries and assembly work has all been able to take place on the decking at Blossom Bank, but another b...

2015
Sep
19

On the run with Coach Kirsty

My longest race to date is the Great South Run, which is 10 miles and takes place in Portsmouth. It’s important to get the miles in when training for a race but in order to improve your time then sprints are possibly the best addition to your training. Try 6 x 20 second sprints 2x weekly during your...

2015
Sep
14

On the run with Coach Will

The only competitive distance runs I have done are 10k trail runs. The most recent is the Bedgebury 10k which has a tough mixture of terrains, elevations and descents. I find trail running a lot more exciting due to the challenging environment and amazing scenery you get when you run off road! The l...

2015
Sep
08

On the run with Coach Craig

My running history includes the London Marathon, the Brighton Marathon and the Paris Marathon. Some great events! My best time was 4:11 for the Brighton Marathon. For me the actual motion and endurance needed for running a marathon wasn’t something I found particularly difficult. The hardest p...

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