Ever wondered how elite athletes keep raising the bar? Their winning strategy doesn't just include rigorous training routines but also meticulous attention to nutrition. Their training intensity dictates their dietary needs, with a bit of choreography between their training programme and meal plan.
Let's take Jane as our "imaginary friend". A... Read More
Running for 24 hours straight is one of those things that just shouldn’t be possible. To the untrained or uninitiated it sounds more like a tall tale than a serious sporting event. The public at large is taught from an early age that our bodies just can’t function without at least 8 hours a night. But there is a growing group of athletes who ar... Read More
Whether you have just completed an Ultra or are building big training weeks the following will be of value for you.
If you've taken on the mighty challenge of conquering one of those epic ultras, then recovery becomes a crucial part of your journey. Fear not! We're here to share some top-notch hacks to help you bounce back quicker ... Read More
Ah, summer. The season of beaches and barbecues, rosé and sunburn. There's nothing quite like it—except for the other side of summer: the heat wave that turns your home into an oven, your commute into a sweat lodge, and all those iced coffees you were planning on drinking into lukewarm puddles.. And just when you're about to give ... Read More
This was an interesting blog to write, and excuse me for the title, I did indulge my inner clickbait there.
It is interesting that my partner Lisa recently completed a 55 Mile Ultra and never ran much over 20 miles in the build up to it, here are the bullet points I found most interesting.
Here is Lisa in the Hardmoors 55 in sunny Yorkshire ... Read More
Reckon you could run up and down an old railway tunnel non stop for 55 hours?
Well if you feel up to the challenge you can send Mark Cockbain a message and see if you're not too late to join the forty runners lining up in front the Combe Down Tunnel, near Bath when the race kicks off.
The Tunnel is a disarmingly simple race really, runners hav... Read More
Every year we get a few folk asking us about Chia Charge and MDS, the truth is over the years quite a few runners have taken chia charge to this iconic event. I hope the following information is a useful guide and helps you make your decisions in the coming weeks.
When it comes to multi-day ultra-marathons like the Marathon des Sables, choosi... Read More
We are always keen to share news of folk doing great work encouraging others to be active, so of course we are delighted to share this initiative from Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer.
Chia Charge sponsored Eilish McColgan, a Commonwealth gold medallist and Olympian, and fellow Olympian Michael Rimmer, have launched "Giving Back to Track," a n... Read More
Start slowly: It's important to ease into running to avoid injury and burnout. Start with a few minutes of running and walking, and gradually increase the amount of time spent running over the course of several weeks.
Invest in proper footwear: Good running shoes can make a big difference in terms of comfort and injury prevention. Make sure to... Read More
When it comes to running, some might think that the summer is the only season worth lacing up your trainers. After all, who wants to run in the cold, dark winter?
But runners aren't quitters, and there are plenty of good reasons to keep running all winter long. Here are the 4 best things about running in the winter.
Part 1: Tips f... Read More
There is a well-known statement when it comes to training, ‘The majority of runners run their easy runs too hard and their hard runs too easy.’
I would imagine we have all heard this statement and I also imagine that for the majority of us it is true!
It is so easy to end up doing all our weekly sessions at a similar pace but if we want to see i... Read More
As they say up my way, it’s turning!
The weather is certainly feeling a lot fresher at the moment as those golden, crisp days of autumn subside and we’re waking up to a layer of frost on the trails. As nice as it is not to be drenched in sweat every time you finish a run, it can also be tricky to know how to stay comfortable once the cold kicks... Read More