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
Running non stop for 24 hours is crazy. It doesn’t matter whether someone runs 60 or 120 miles in that time, just moving for 24 hours is a feat in itself! So why are people so keen to run all day without stopping?
Part of the appeal has to be the fact that these races are as much of a test of sheer determination as of fitness. Most of these cou... Read More
It will comes as no surprise that we absolutely love oats around here. And it shows these little grains are the main ingredient in all 10 of our different flapjacks, with good reason. Not only are oats incredibly tasty, easy to eat and easy to digest. They also have enough health benefits to put them firmly in the 'Superfood Hall of Fame' if suc... Read More
For many people running a marathon is the greatest physical achievement of there life. And rightly so running the 26.2 deserves respect, regardless of whether you're running your first or your hundred and first Marathon!
With the right preparation though, a marathon is on the cards for almost anyone, this means not only having done the training... Read More