Thank you to Mike Gaddas of Colconquerors for writing this great guide for us.
Completing an event like the Ride London 100 is a great achievement. There are a few things though you can do to increase your performance and enjoyment on the day.
The correct pacing strategy is a massively important aspect of cycling. Regardless of this, i... 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
We all know deep down, that sprinting off the line is rarely a wise strategy in any event over 800m. Yet as that countdown starts ticking down and the 100s of other excitable runners around you start jostling in union, common sense can quickly go out the window. The problem is though that fast starts often lead to slow finishes, play it smart an... Read More
We get asked a lot about Gluten and which of our products contain wheat, so for some time now we've been meaning to put out this clear guide for you all.
First off we don't add any gluten to any of our products and we don't use wheat (the most common source of gluten) in any of our products either. But because of a legal requirement regarding ... Read More
If you don't fill your car up before going for a long drive, it wouldn't be long before you'd be coming to a sputtering stop. The same goes running, if you go out without topping up your energy stores you're soon going to find yourself crashing. This is just as true for the Weekend Warrior who gets out two to three times a week as it is for thos... Read More
The UK certainly isn't known for it's long hot summers, which means that when the sun does break through the cloud we often get caught unprepared. For most people that means nothing more than a bad tan line or two. For marathon runners though the hot weather can cause you real problems. Not only could your time take a hit (if you finish at all) ... Read More
Renee McGregor is well known as a Sports Nutritionist for a number of GB Athletes, her recent book "Training Food" has been very successful, ranked as #1 on Amazon in Fitness. You can look at Renee's website here http://eatwellfeelfab.co.uk
I asked Renee to let me know what she thinks of Nut Butters and why they are a great food for active peopl... Read More
Stress isn't always bad and Chia Charge athlete and ultra runner Kim Cavill (Read more about Kim here.) explains in this quick read how a little stress can lead to big improvements on the trails.
"To me, running is about enjoyment. Getting away from stuff that I don't want to think about, into nature, moving forward under my own power, and be... Read More
Two Smoothie Recipes Packed with 30gs of Protein below.
Is there any better feeling than absolutely crushing those tough sessions? There’s something so empowering about bossing a hideous hill sprint session, flying through a long run out or annihilating the brutal gym session you’ve been dreading all week. The thing is though the tougher the se... Read More
Most people are either one or the other - a cyclist or a runner. And for most cyclists the very idea of taking time away from riding to go out running is laughable. But Tim Wiggins of Life in the Saddle fame, explains why doing just that can lead to better times on two wheels.
Over the last few months, I have begun running. Not Forrest Gump ... Read More