Mountain Fuellers

Racing with IBS

Angela Joiner-Handy PT So, I have suffered with IBS all of my life really, but put up with it, which is ridiculous looking back. Having gone vegan last October and eating a lot of insoluble fibres highlighted and exacerbated my gut issues. When I race I need to have instant energy, as I get hypo…

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Andi Mai – Trail and Ultra Runner

Age: 41 years Country: Germany, Saarland It all started 4 years ago, when a work colleague registered us at the Fishermansfriend Strongman Run. After that, the Tough Mudder followed, I quickly realized that running in off road is much more fun than just on the tarmac. I originally came from mountain biking, as a teenager…

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Kirsty Hall – Fell Runner / Mountain Runner

I love running on the fells and my club is Wharfedale Harriers. I’m the current British Open Fell Running Ladies & V40 champion (BOFRA). I was also privileged to qualify for Team GB and finished 3rd & we won team gold in the 2016 World Masters Mountain running championship in Sousa, Italy. My love of…

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Damian Carr – Multi distance runner

Name: Damian Carr Clubs: Coventry Godiva, M.A.D.-Running Damian, from Kettering, Northamptonshire is supported by Hi Tec and has been a ‘Mountain Fueller’ since May 2015. Damian is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for running. He also enjoys playing Table Tennis and Football at a high level. Damian first started taking his running seriously after…

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Lakeland 100

Race Report by Dave Troman The Lakeland 100/50, since it’s first running in 2008, has grown in numbers and prestige, and rightly takes it’s place as the UK’s premier mountain ultra race. I’ve now run the race twice and watched once, seeing the race atmosphere grow from year to year. There is such a great…

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Lakeland 100

Written by Andrew Slattery When you start on this ultra distance madness it is a natural progression to want to run a 100 and we have one of the best on our doorstep in the Lake District. My preparation had gone perfectly up until about month before and I’d got into what was for me…

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50km Ultra Trail Marathon Nutrition Report

Dave Troman (left), receiving his 2nd place prize,  a pair of Hoka One One from Eóin Lennon (centre) and Race Director Charles Sproson from Mountain Run (right) I took a slightly more prescribed approach to my nutrition for this race. Normally, in an ultra marathon, I wouldn’t like to predict how my stomach would cope…

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Racing Without Gels

Yesterday was Keswick AC’s 15mile 6,100ft Helvellyn and The Dodds Race from Threlkeld which attracted a field of 167 on a cold breezy day which was absolutely freezing on the tops. As there is no water anywhere on the route I took 500ml of Mountain Fuel and a couple of emergency gels. The first climb…

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OCR Nuclear Oblivion

Thanks to mountain fuel yet again for helping me through a tough challenge! This weekend I was nervous going in to Nuclear Oblivion because it was an epic challenge – 26.2 miles amd over 300 obstacles. It was going to be tough by its self, let alone the fact I did Rat Race Dirty Weekend…

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Ultra Running pre-race build up

I recently completed the Hardmoors 55 as part of my training programme for the Lakeland 100 and the following is an insight into my on-going attempts to improve my hydration and nutrition strategy. What ever your discipline and distance I think there are interesting points you could apply to your own hydration and nutrition strategy…

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