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Top off your porridge

Top off your porridge

November 23, 2018 0 Comments

We love oats. We use them in our flapjacks, we mix them in our smoothies at home and especially at this time of year we're making a tonne of porridge with them.  There is nothing better (in my entirely subjective opinion) than a piping hot bowl of porridge to set you up for a long run on the blustery and wet trails or just to keep you full till ...
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Chia Champions 2018

Chia Champions 2018

November 23, 2018 0 Comments

One of the awesome things about making real food fuel that tastes great is that we get to support some really incredible athletes. And what a year 2018 has been for the Chia Charge athletes! We've had more champions and medals than we rightly know what to do with!    Holly Page - Sky Running Classic Champ There's running and there's sky running...
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Give every run a reason.

Give every run a reason.

November 22, 2018 0 Comments

Do you know anyone who retired from their job and suddenly got ill? Or someone who completed that big race that meant so much to them, only to feel lost and a bit depressed? A job gives you a purpose in life, something to do every day that – most of the time - can give you a sense of self and a feeling of being valued. The same goes for a goal r...
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Overcoming Injury

Overcoming Injury

November 02, 2018 0 Comments

Runners get injured. It’s a fact and it always will be. Sometimes it’s our own fault: we run through a niggle, hoping it will go away and suddenly, it’s a stress fracture or a tear or a repetitive strain. We don’t do enough strength work or we don’t work on our poor form. Sometimes it’s an accident. We fall off a kerb or get pulled over by our c...
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What to eat before you run.

What to eat before you run.

October 30, 2018 0 Comments

When it comes to running nutrition we all tend to focus on the fuel we are going take out with us. If you are anything like me spending an ungodly amount of time deliberating on the perfect energy/weight/eat ability ratio of everything under the sun. And while what we take out with us is incredibly important, especially for the longer runs we do...
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A guide to running down hills

A guide to running down hills

October 29, 2018 0 Comments

Gravity is a wonderful thing. Apart from stopping us floating off into the atmosphere, it is also really useful for running downhill. Have you ever tried to walk down a steep hill and found that trotting is actually much easier? Picking up a bit of pace can help, not just with getting to the bottom quicker, but with how good it feels on the way...
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So you've got a place at London Marathon

So you've got a place at London Marathon

October 05, 2018 0 Comments

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. This isn't just ou...
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Didn't get a place at the London Marathon?

Didn't get a place at the London Marathon?

October 04, 2018 0 Comments

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 2016 a whopping 230,069 were turned down in the initial ballot. And the number is thought to be even higher for th...
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Guide to running up hill

Guide to running up hill

October 01, 2018 0 Comments

Climbing a mountain is an oft used metaphor for life with good reason. The bile in your lungs, the burn in your legs, the breathless, sweaty endeavour, all to reach that pinnacle where you will find ultimate satisfaction, content in the knowledge you worked damn hard for the achievement. Trail runners know better than many what this feels like....
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A Runners Guide to Protein

A Runners Guide to Protein

September 18, 2018 0 Comments

When it comes to running carbs are king right? They're what's powering your legs to take that extra step when every part of you wants to stop. They're what we all know we need to load up on before we cross that start line. But what about once the race or training session has finished, what then?  Once you've done the hard work out on the trails ...
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Fuelling the 100 miler

Fuelling the 100 miler

September 12, 2018 0 Comments

You don't have to be riding for Team Sky to benefit from taking your nutrition seriously. Proper nutrition is just as important for the weekend warrior who wants to shine on their long rides as it is for the pros. Fortunately you don't need a PHD in Sports Science to see an improvement, you just need to follow these four simple tips. 1. Get...
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A common sense guide to warming up & Cooling Down

A common sense guide to warming up & Cooling Down

September 04, 2018 0 Comments

What’s your priority at the start of a race? Register - check. Kit Check - check. Number pinned on straight -  check. Toilet - check. Before you know it, you’re on the start line, waiting nervously for the off. What didn’t you do? Warm up! We all mean to but in reality it’s only a handful of us that warm up right? The speedy ones that are out...
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