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...


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...


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...


Coach Will’s August quiz

Coach Will guides us through a typical day from dawn to dusk! I’m usually up and about between 6-6.30am, and I start my day with a hot water with freshly squeezed lemon. Great for re-hydrating after a nights sleep. If I feel brave I will get up 30 minutes earlier and do a sprint session in the...


Head Coach Martin’s February Quiz

Q: The exercise you have a love-hate relationship with? A: Prowler … I love it because it is so good for conditioning. I hate it because it hurts like absolute hell! Q: Do you grab lunch on the go, or prep ahead? A: A bit of both. If possible I like to prep as it is normally cheaper and you...


Coach Will’s March Quiz

It’s Coach Will’s turn to face our March quiz! Find out what magic ingredients our Nutribullet maestro uses post-workout… Q: Your favourite conditioning exercise? A: Has to be pushing the prowler, it hits all the right spots in a short period of time! Q: Favourite post-workout snac...

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