The thought of running at night can be a daunting for anyone, regardless of skill level. Understandably too, it's cold, dark and at this time of year it's also wet more often than not, but don't let that put you off. Not only is running in the dark pretty much a must if you want to train this winter (and have a day job) but with a little prep ni... Read More
We love a bit of marshalling, almost as much as running in an event, so we try and give something back if we have time and help out in whatever roles are needed as marshals, maybe this will motivate you to give it a go too!
Ever fancied soaking up the exhilarating atmosphere of a trail race without the hard graft of runn... Read More
Every now and then, life throws us a curveball. Whether you're a seasoned ultra-runner or just someone trying to stay active, setbacks can strike at any time. It might be a discouraging race, an unexpected injury, or simply a dip in motivation. However, one thing is for sure: setbacks don't have to be permanent roadblocks. With the right appro... Read More
“If you ever see me in a boat again, shoot me.”
After 6 minutes and 2000 metres of lactic acid inducing agony, it's not surprising that these were the first words Steve Redgrave was able to utter after adding another Olympic rowing gold to his collection. If you're a marathon runner you can relate. Those last few miles can be absolute hell and ... Read More
Through One Per Cent for the Planet, Chia Charge has been contributing to Trees for Life for a few years now, I thought it about time I took a look at part of the operation.
I have been eyeing some of the activities they offer and a weeks Rewilding Off Grid in Glen Affric seemed a cracking idea to me, maybe not for everyone of course.
These p... Read More
As the warm, vibrant days of summer begin to wane, we stand at the threshold of a new season. Autumn, with its crisp air and picturesque landscapes, offers a refreshing change of pace and scenery. It's a time for reflection, an opportunity to take stock of our accomplishments and set our sights on new horizons.
For trail runners, aut... Read More
For some the the idea of healthy diet and exercise on holiday is the exact opposite of why you go on holiday, it might be an opportunity to drink and eat a bit more than normal, but you don’t want to undo all of those gains you have made through the last year do you?
More and more lots of us who spend the whole year exercising and considering o... Read More
Greetings, everyone! This is Tim, from Chia Charge. I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "Many runners run their easy runs too hard and their hard runs too easy."
Reflecting on this old but gold piece of wisdom I thought I would refresh my knowledge on how to look after matters following a big event (prior to what seems like an annual outing at... Read More
A very wise Ann Trason once said that “ultra marathons are just an eating and drinking competition with a little bit of running thrown in” and I couldn’t agree more, which is one of the main reasons I got into the sport in the first place. I love food.
The biggest breakthroughs for me in ultrarunning have always come through a direct progression with my race food. Everyone is different, some surviving on pork pies alone, others chomping through 40-50 gels in a 100 mile race.
We are delighted to share a truly inspiring story with the Chia Charge community today! Our good friend and long time customer Bridget, has graciously provided us with an extensive race report from her recent Ironman race where she achieved an outstanding 2nd place finish. The dedication, strategic planning and nutrition that she put into her tr... Read More
There's no two ways about it, The London Marathon is a biggie. Thought of by many as one of the most enjoyable marathons in the world to run, that is if you can get a spot in the first place.
Which is a lot easier said than done, in 2024 a whopping 500K+ were turned down in the initial ballot. And the number could be even higher next year, but ... Read More
When it comes to marathons, they don't get much bigger and more exciting than the one and only London Marathon. While the Boston Marathon might have the heart of the running elite and Paris really is unrivalled when it comes to the views, The London Marathon has soul. It's the real runners marathon, a true festival of fitness.
And just think you... Read More