When it comes to caring for the environment we've got an incredibly straightforward approach both at Chia Charge and in our personal lives. If we can make a simple change that will allow us reduce, reuse or recycle a material then that's exactly what we'll do. After all as trail runners, mountain bikers and hikers anything we can do to keep the ... Read More
Running training and Christmas aren't ex exactly a match made in heaven. One is an often solitary pursuit based around lots of, you guessed it - running and keeping an eye on what goes in your mouth and when. The other however is more about socialising, relaxing and filling up on festive food and drink hopefully in front of a roaring fire.
But j... Read More
As the nights draw in and the days get colder, the thought of battling the elements on the bike can seem increasingly less appealing. But with a little preparation winter riding doesn't need to be in unpleasant. Peter Frost of Greek Cycling Holidays gives you his top five tips for training this winter.
1. Get Social
Sometimes it’s hard enough t... Read More
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 ... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... 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