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 Half Marathon Fuelling Guide

I know far too many runners that don’t fuel during a half marathon, claiming that they ‘don’t need to’. And whilst it’s true that you can get through a 13.1 mile run without taking on extra carbs, you are unlikely to perform at your best and you’re more likely to struggle through the final miles when you run out of energy (when your glycogen stores deplete around 80 or 90 minutes).  When we are running at moderate to hard intensity, we utilise carbohydrates at a faster rate than when we run at easy pace. Consuming carbs when you run a half marathon helps maintain blood glucose levels,...

Boston Marathon 2024 Race Recap

In my opinion, the Marathon Majors are special. All marathons are special in their own way but there's something about the Majors that I just love. The extra fan fare, the events in the lead up to race day, the 'stash'. It's the running equivalent the the Golf Majors or Tennis Majors. They are just bigger, there's more excitement around them. And this year's Boston Marathon did not disappoint. This was my second time running and third time in Boston for the marathon, and there seemed to be more shake outs, pop-up shops and events this year than in previous years. It was hard to keep track of...

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Boston Marathon 2024 Race Recap

In my opinion, the Marathon Majors are special. All marathons are special in their own way but there's something about the Majors that I just love. The extra fan fare, the events in the lead up to race day, the 'stash'. It's the running equivalent the the Golf Majors or Tennis Majors. They are just bigger, there's more excitement around them. And this year's Boston Marathon did not disappoint. This was my second time running and third time in Boston for the marathon, and there seemed to be more shake outs, pop-up shops and events this year than in previous years. It was hard to keep track of...

 Half Marathon Fuelling Guide

I know far too many runners that don’t fuel during a half marathon, claiming that they ‘don’t need to’. And whilst it’s true that you can get through a 13.1 mile run without taking on extra carbs, you are unlikely to perform at your best and you’re more likely to struggle through the final miles when you run out of energy (when your glycogen stores deplete around 80 or 90 minutes).  When we are running at moderate to hard intensity, we utilise carbohydrates at a faster rate than when we run at easy pace. Consuming carbs when you run a half marathon helps maintain blood glucose levels,...

read more
Cavolo Nero Halloumi Salad

Cavolo Nero Halloumi Salad

Cavolo Nero Halloumi Salad 500 g sweet potato (cut into 2.5-cm (1-in) cubes)2 red onions (each cut into 8 wedges)1 tbsp olive oil1 vegetable stock cube300 g pearled spelt200 g cavolo nero or kale1 red chilli (deseeded and finely sliced)150 g halloumi (sliced into half...