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A Riders Guide - Ride London

A Riders Guide - Ride London

July 07, 2017

Thank you to Mike Gaddas of Colconquerors for writing this great guide for us. Completing an event like the Ride London 100 is a great achievement. There are a few things though you can do to increase your performance and enjoyment on the day. Pacing The correct pacing strategy is a massively important aspect of cycling. Regardless of this, it i...

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Benefits of Nut Butters for Athletes (and everyone)

Benefits of Nut Butters for Athletes (and everyone)

June 28, 2017

Renee McGregor is well know as a Sports Nutritionist for a number of GB Athletes, her most recent book "Training Food" has been very successful, ranked as #1 on Amazon in Fitness. You can look at Renees website here http://eatwellfeelfab.co.uk I asked Renee to let me know what she thinks of Nut Butters and why they are a great food for active p...

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Donating to Fix the Fells

Donating to Fix the Fells

June 26, 2017

It's no great stretch to say that Chia Charge was conceived out on the trails. It was our love of trail running that led to our desire for a tasty, easy to eat energy bar, which would allow us to stay out there longer. In turn those flapjacks have fueled 1000's of runners, mountain bikers and explorers alike, most of whom like us enjoy nothing m...

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Customer Stories - Lynne

Customer Stories - Lynne

June 21, 2017

Lynne isn’t a professional athlete, she doesn’t ride for a big team or get her expenses paid for by a host of sponsors. Lynne trains on her own time, fitting sessions in around work and life’s other commitments. Simply put Lynne is just like you and I, a normal person with a real penchant for fitness. And that love of fitness is how Lynne first ...

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Big weekend for Chia Charge

Big weekend for Chia Charge

June 08, 2017

Last week we shared the madness that is 24 hour Mountain Biking and introduced Nigel and Donna who together form Team No Idea. Don’t be fooled by their Battenburg themed cycling tops and the humble downplaying of their skills, this Yorkshire duo are phenomenal athletes and wizards on bikes, to whom sleep is nothing more than an optional extra. ...

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Team No Idea take on the World 24 Hour Championships

Team No Idea take on the World 24 Hour Championships

June 02, 2017

Cycling for 24 hours straight is such a feat it would be more than most people could even fathom let alone attempt. Now add into that mix temperatures which regularly hit the mid thirties, dark nights, perilous mountain trails, hundreds upon hundreds of other riders all pushing for the same lines and you get a little insight into the madness tha...

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The best way to keep your cool in the heat.

The best way to keep your cool in the heat.

May 16, 2017

Us Brits have an interesting relationship with the summer sun. We spend the vast majority of the year, desperately waiting for it to burst through the clouds and then are caught completely off guard when it finally does. For your average person this means nothing more than bad tan lines, at worst a little sunburn. If however you spend your free...

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Shelli Gordon - Running the Hardmoors 200

Shelli Gordon - Running the Hardmoors 200

May 04, 2017

Shelli Gordon is not an easy person to track down, fortunately Tim and I managed to find a few minutes with her inbetween the school run, training and work to find out how she is feeling about her first 200 mile race on Friday. Click below to see our short interview.   A post shared by chiacharge (@chiacharge) on May 2, 2017 at 12:03pm PDT ...

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Don’t let the hotel screw up your race!  Or tips on getting the best out of the big day!

Don’t let the hotel screw up your race! Or tips on getting the best out of the big day!

May 03, 2017

 Thanks to Jayson Cavill , Lakeland 50 winner (twice and current record holder) for these tips, more info on Jaysons other activities at the end of this blog :) The big day has finally arrived, after a restless nights sleep in a strange hotel you wake up early to give yourself time to wash, eat put on your race gear and out of the hotel then mak...

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Marathon day blunders? How to not cock it up

Marathon day blunders? How to not cock it up

April 06, 2017

Dear Marathon Runner, I sincerely want you to succeed and want to remind you of that old saying and provide some advice. This saying has been attributed to both Winston Churchill and Benjamin Franklin,  I never met either of them, but I do agree with the intention.     Lots of marathon runners contact me asking for advice on their marthon fuell...

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Everyone loves an easy run right? Robbie Britton

Everyone loves an easy run right? Robbie Britton

March 30, 2017

  Thank you to GB Runner Robbie Britton for writing this piece reminding us that not every run you do is a race.   Everyone loves an easy run right? If you don’t then you’re probably not doing it right.   One of the most common mistakes we see in runners training for marathon and above is the “easy run smashed”. Too many people attack their easy...

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Why this stuff means so much to me   Hardmoors 55 Winner,  Kim Cavill

Why this stuff means so much to me Hardmoors 55 Winner, Kim Cavill

March 21, 2017

Congratulations to Kim Cavill who won the 2017 edition of the Hardmoors 55 last weekend and here are her thought following a great run and a lot of focussed training and effort, there's a link to Kims blog at the bottom, hope you enjoy reading her story.  Kim is also a prolific Chia Charge recipe creator and baker (makes great cookies:)   Yeste...

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