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THREE REASONS WHY WE LOVE CHIA SEEDS!

THREE REASONS WHY WE LOVE CHIA SEEDS!

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...
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Fuel Your Run with Dried Fruit

Fuel Your Run with Dried Fruit

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...
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Is there oatso awesome as oats?

Is there oatso awesome as oats?

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...
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Fueling the 100: The 100-mile Cycling Nutrition Plan

Fueling the 100: The 100-mile Cycling Nutrition Plan

Thank you to Mike Gaddas of Colconquerors for writing this great guide for us. The correct nutrition strategy is a key part of optimum performance during a century bike ride. It can often be the difference between a miserable day or smashing a personal best. Prior to your event, it is vital that you hone your nutrition plan during training rides...
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Half Marathon Nutrition Guide

Half Marathon Nutrition Guide

Don’t underestimate a half marathon, the demands of running 13.1 are very real indeed. Whether you’re using it as a stepping stone towards a full marathon or looking to get the best time possible, nutrition is key to doing your best. Train as you race - Race as you train If you take only take one point from this guide let it be this train as you...
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Expedition Eating - How not to waste away

Expedition Eating - How not to waste away

 

Ask an experienced alpinist what climbing big mountains is like, and after extolling the virtues of stunning views, shared experiences, life-affirming challenges and the afterglow of snatched success or glorious failure the realities of being cold, hungry and occasionally scared will emerge. Some will argue that it is in enduring the freezing temperatures, confronting our fears of real or imagined dangers, and subsiding on barely sufficient rations which makes our experiences on mountains so visceral.

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The Superfoods to Add to your Daily Diet

The Superfoods to Add to your Daily Diet

Super food’ has been somewhat of a buzzword in the industry over the last 12 months. There’s even now a channel four programme specifically dedicated to glorious superfoods! With many of us coming round to the idea of fueling our bodies primarily with nutritionally dense foods, we are adding more and more superfoods to our daily diet, but which provide the most benefits…

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Sports Nutrition: Pre, During and Post Workout

Sports Nutrition: Pre, During and Post Workout

You may have noticed, we love the fact that nutrition can dramatically enhance your workouts, enabling you not only to train longer and harder, but also aid recovery too. Sometimes it can be tricky to understand what you should be eating, depending on whether you’re about to workout, you’ve just finished or you need a little boost during.

Here is our guide to sports nutrition, covering all scenarios…

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Simple and Natural Ways to Boost Energy

Simple and Natural Ways to Boost Energy

When you’re working hard with early mornings, trying to fit in exercise and also making time to actually enjoy yourself too, sometimes your energy levels can feel low. In order to keep up with our busy schedules, it’s important to try and feel as energised as possible. The best way to do so is with our diet, which can go a long way to improve our energy and our general mood each and every day. Here are our favorite energy boosting foods and tips…

 

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4 simple tips for keeping the fire burning during running expeditions by Robbie Britton

4 simple tips for keeping the fire burning during running expeditions by Robbie Britton

Recently James Elson and I ran 360km across Iceland over 7 days. It was great fun, even if the weather was atrocious, but we had to make sure we were eating the right foods to get us across in one piece.

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Breaking My Silence by Renee McGregor Dietitian

Breaking My Silence by Renee McGregor Dietitian

Renee McGregor is a qualified Dietitian and as she says "  I am passionate about nutrition and enjoy making the science simple and practical to follow; no fads, no feelings of deprivation, just sensible dietary solutions."

Renee works with elite athletes in a number of disciplines and has just published her first book Training Food which has proven to be very popular.

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Best Bottles for Drinking Chia (on the move)

Best Bottles for Drinking Chia (on the move)

Drinking seeds sounds a bit novel at best and judging by some of the looks I get at Expos and races, possibly a bit weird. Whereas I think it’s weird if people don’t run for a hobby, so who knows what normal is? Drinking seeds is all fine if you are drinking out of a glass of course or a wide topped bottle. See our Tiktok for how to make chia se...
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