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... 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 2016 a whopping 230,069 were turned down in the initial ballot. And the number is thought to be even higher for th... Read More
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.... Read More
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 ... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
How to Avoid Tummy Troubles
Find foods that work for you.
Use real foods as much as possible
Use your race nutrition in training
In the run up to the race, increase your carb intake on training runs.
As makers of running fuel, you'd be amazed at the amount of time we spend advising new customers at shows not to take our bars out with them on ... Read More
In case you hadn't of guessed, we're pretty big fans of Chia Seeds. And with good reason too these tiny little seeds pack a huge nutritional punch, containing gram for gram vitamins, minerals and other good stuff than you'll find in almost another food. That's why all our bars, butters and bags is packed full of chiay goodnes (yes that is a word... Read More
When it comes to fuelling your runs, there's only three things that really matter
Does it give you enough energy?
Can you eat it on the move?
Does it make you feel good?
1. Does it Give You Enough Energy?
This first point is one that we all are pretty familiar with by now, we all know that our bodies need energy to run. If you run long enough... Read More
Unlike most road races, trail runs often give you a little respite in the form of the checkpoint. Not only are these wonderful rest stops, a great way to make sure that all runners get round the course in one piece, but they also provide the runners with a chance to refuel and recharge before heading back out on the trails.
The problem is howev... Read More
If you’re going out on a ride, it’s essential to take the right kit with you. Clare Dewey from Epic Road Rides knows a thing or two about this; she’s ridden in an incredible range of destinations around the world. Here she shares her insights on the things you shouldn’t leave home without.
Getting ready for a bike ride is always a bit of a faf... Read More
It seems that every year we get told by some dubious weatherman or other that this summer is the hottest since records began and they are almost always off. However I can't help but giving the reports a bit of credit this time round, this summer is truly a scorcher and what's more it seems to show absolutely no signs of cooling down any time soo... Read More