Sports Nutrition

Marathon Nutrition

To ensure your marathon training goes to plan don’t overlook how you look after your body and your system before your big marathon race. Running, strength training, core work and stretching can be many of the components to achieving your marathon race day goals but all this can be wasted if your marathon training nutrition…

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How to train and prepare for a Sprint Triathlon

The sport of triathlon has exploded in to the world of endurance sports over the last decade or so, and has made a huge impact on British sporting culture due to the dominating success of athletes such as the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Jenkins, and of course a little closer to home, our own Mountain Fuel…

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Running an Ultra Marathon

  Endurance athletes of all abilities tackle such events for all kinds of reasons, through some of the most extreme and hostile environments on the planet. There are many event organisers who consider, and advertise themselves as the ‘toughest’ ultra-marathon in the world, yet they are all so varied that it’s impossible to label such…

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Performing and running in heat

  Throughout all our running careers I’m sure that we have all over-cooked things from time-to-time, especially during a hot summers day, I know I have! Feelings of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, decrease and/or an increase in appetite, dehydration, muscle cramps, uncontrollable shivering; these are all symptoms of heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke, and are a…

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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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Fueling for your Tri

Its important to think about fueling your body well in advance of race day. Here are some guidelines explaining the best way to use the Mountain Fuel system before, during and following a triathlon… The day before race day: Sip an Xtreme Energy – this ensures that the body’s glycogen stores, vitamins and minerals remain…

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Energy Rice Balls

When you are exercising for long and hard periods, your body (and your mind and stomach!) requires a mix of flavours and textures, and often just normal ‘everyday food’ to keep you going! You will often hear on Bob Graham rounds, athletes wanting all sorts of food, and if nothing else, psychologically, these may help…

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Courmayer- Champex Lac- Chamonix CCC

Winding down the summer with the CCC seemed the right thing to do this year. 26th August 2016, 101km, 6100m of vert. I had very little agenda for this race as I’m inexperienced at running this kind of distance/vert in Europe and it was hot hot hot. GPS I didn’t use any gadgets, preferring to simply run…

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Fuelling for an endurance race

Having a nutrition strategy can make a huge improvements to your experience during and post events. At Mountain Fuel we have helped many runners from GB athletes to fun runners get it right. This is the experience of Oz Clark Fry who recently completed in the Lakeland 50 and despite breaking all the rules he…

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Triathlon X – World's Toughest Iron Man

So the day was nearly upon me and one of my bucket list races was imminent, the Triathlon X which includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike with 3700m of ascent around the infamous Fred Whitton bike route and a meagre Mountain marathon up Scafell Pike, Englands tallest peak. It all started with a…

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