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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!

April 13, 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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One of life’s great pleasures - "Allow to cool and get dunking."

One of life’s great pleasures - "Allow to cool and get dunking."

February 24, 2017

Thanks to Kim Cavill for this great quick and easy recipe, can't say the same for the title though!  Only kidding Kim! Refined sugar free 4 ingredient cookies A nice cup of tea and a sit down is obviously one of life’s great pleasures. Whether you’re the PG Tips, Earl Grey or heck, even peppermint type, taking a few minutes to enjoy a warm beve...

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Strathpuffer 2017

Strathpuffer 2017

January 30, 2017

Many thanks to Nigel Smith for sharing his account of the 2017 Strathpuffer with us, things don't always go to plan, knowing when to drop out of a race can be a tough decision, but with a full season planned ahead....  anyway, this is how the story unfolds. Mention the word Strathpuffer to any cyclist who is aware of the event and you will see ...

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Mountain Bike Garage + Peter Rees Meet Up

Mountain Bike Garage + Peter Rees Meet Up

January 30, 2017

This year we are proudly supporting Peter Rees and Mountain Bike Garage on the GB Enduro We had a catch up with Richard from Mountain Bike Garage and Peter Rees last week, to talk about plans for the year, how best to fuel for training, events and every day eating, for athletes.  Enough of that, here's some of the best views in England (if you ...

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Chia Charge REVIEW: Fuelling Me Far

Chia Charge REVIEW: Fuelling Me Far

December 30, 2016

Thanks Ellen for writing the following review, good luck with running and your blog for 2017. Ellen   writes a blog called TeenRunner blog  where she records her running journey, yoga , food, training and more.  I’m going to be very straight with you guys, I really do love this brand. Whether it’s the chia seed flapjacks or cashe...

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It's time? 3 Free helpful ideas, that will make you smile

It's time? 3 Free helpful ideas, that will make you smile

December 19, 2016

Christmas comes around every year and there's always one thing in short supply and that is time.   In all our busyness we’re thinking about the next errand or thing to be done, cooking, washing, shopping, running , cycling, gym class or lifting session.   If you can spare some time or even better plan  and organise things, it can be the smallest...

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Yummy, Nutritious Overnight Chia Porridge

Yummy, Nutritious Overnight Chia Porridge

November 16, 2016

Thanks Annette Raffan, who writes a cool vegan blog called My Dandelion Mind who has allowed me to publish a couple of her posts. Overnight porridge is amazing and you should totally try it if you haven’t done so yet. It’s so easy to do – just shove everything in a bowl and put in the fridge overnight. I much prefer it to traditional hot porr...

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How to: Expedition Eating - How not to waste away

August 29, 2016

Photo: Alpine climbing in the Himalaya

Expedition eating: how to embrace the alpine ethic without wasting away - By Will Harris

Ask an experienced alpinist what climbing big mountains is like, and after extolling the virtues of stunning views, shared experiences, life-affirming challenges and the afterglow of snatched success or glorious failure the realities of being cold, hungry and occasionally scared will emerge. Some will argue that it is in enduring the freezing temperatures, confronting our fears of real or imagined dangers, and subsiding on barely sufficient rations which makes our experiences on mountains so visceral.

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Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

August 22, 2016

We are very excited to be helping support the ULMR again this year, in addition our Swiss Chia Charge friends will be on course helping out as well as spreading some of our Chia Charge around the runners in this great event.

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