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Billy Bland Challenge Record Breaking Attempt

On Sunday 25th June, Team Mountain Fuel aim to make history with the first fun competitive head-to-head race involving the Billy Bland Challenge. Two mixed teams of men, women including vets and open runners will race against each other in an attempt to beat the mixed team record of 16hrs 49 minutes with aspirations of…

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Chris Holdsworth's Team GB selection

Last year I wrote a few tips to consider when competing at the Three Peaks. One of them was to never feel like you are over exerting yourself before you’ve reached Ingleborough – otherwise you risk a world of pain at the hands of Whernside. However, this year I had to ignore my own advice…

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Gold in 2017 European Standard Distance Duathlon

Gold medal in Age Group ( FV50-54) Championships. Soria, Spain. This was my A race for the year, primarily because I lack the imagination to deviate. I bullied my Brutelle friend Margo in to qualifying too, but as her enthusiasm gained momentum, mine began to dwindle … The year didn’t start too well … I…

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Mountain Fuelled Ski Racing

This season has been my first season using mountain fuel and I have really enjoyed it! After having tried it in February for the first time I soon came on board team Mountain Fuel because not only does it help prepare your body for your next event, but it also tastes amazing! Unfortunately I missed…

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Nicky Spinks sets new Joss Naylor Challenge Record

The legend that is Nicky Spinks celebrated her 50th Birthday by beating the Joss Naylor Challenge record by an hour. #TeamMountaiNFuel Nicky completed 30 fells, covering 48 miles and climbing 17,000 feet in 11 hours and 2 minutes. Nicky was met at the finish by the lakeland legend and challenge setter Joss Naylor. Nicky said,…

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No Cook Energy Balls

Ingredients 1 full sachet of Morning Fuel 3/4 Cup of Old Fashion rolled oats 1/4 Cup of Flax seeds 1/2 Cup of Plain or dark chocolate chips 1/2 Cup of Peanut butter (I prefer crunchy) 1/3 Cup of Honey or Maple Syrup 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract   Method Mix the dry ingredients, Oats, Morning…

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Exploring running technique

On my day off last week I went to see someone about my running technique. I’ve seen Shane of https://runningreborncoaching.wordpress.com/ with his ViMove analysis kit a few times. Every time we meet he has even more knowledge to share with me, this time did not disappoint.  For this year I am coming away from Half Ironman and…

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From 42 pints to 42 peaks – Bob Graham Round

Five years ago Lee ‘Toast’ Newton was a 15 stone overweight, football playing, lager loving lad but after an incident that left him badly beaten he decided something had to change. He’s gone from 42 pints in a week to 42 peaks in a day after successfully running around the famous Bob Graham round in…

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