Sports

Hardmoors 60

Latest post from Matty Brennan, who has just completed the Hardmoors 60 – a 60 mile race from the Hardmoors Race Series, on the coast from Guisborough to Filey… This is probably a race that, all things considered, I shouldn’t have started. After pulling out of the Lakeland 50, I took myself to the doc,…

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Manx 100 mile Mountain Bike Event

“My interest in the Manx 100 mile mountain bike event has only been by association in the past, having had friends that have attempted it, won it or just pointed it out as a future calendar event, in a moment of madness I entered it last year on the first day of entries for the…

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StakMountainFuel #MTB April update

This has been a busy month for us all, starting with the first race in our fresh new jerseys. The first outing for the team was the first ever Revolution Bike Park race in Llangynog, Wales. It started off in true Welsh style… Torrential rain and mud deeper than the disc rotors, luckily our all…

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#VerticalMile World Record

* Since the publication of this story Paul Gray has also confirmed with the Guiness Book of Records that he has broken the vertical mile record in a fantastic time of 2hrs 16mins 5.13secs. Paul also managed to raise a fantastic £4197.77 for Orkney’s Blide Trust’s depression support charity. Post World Record Attempt Success – Completing the “Fastest…

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Full X Ultra Triathlon Training Plan

With just coming up to 13 weeks prior to the event and depending on how we have structured our training, we have now done all the long and slow (base) miles in the dark and are heading to a large block of building/sweetspot intensity up towards race specificity at about 6 weeks out from the…

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Ultra Nutrition part 1

Fuelling for a 50+ miler… Nutrition is key and it’s not just about stuffing in enough carbs to get you round a race, the differences between good and bad nutrition are literally a pain in the bum! Forgive the pun, but there are so many off the shelf quick fix products, like gels you are…

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Trail26 half marathon success

Lessons learnt… Training for the marathon last year I realised the difference good nutrition makes both in preparation and during racing, in the Devon marathon I decided to just carry gels (there was no compulsory kit) and take on water at the feed stations – it was a big mistake – I started to cramp…

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Grizedale Trail Marathon success for Team Mountain Fuel

It was a fantastic day for sports nutrition business Team Mountain Fuel as they took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Montane Trail26 half marathon and and 4 of the top 15 in the marathon, as well as winning 1st V40. However if the Cumbrian weather forecast was to be believed around 500 runners were…

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Mountain Fuelled Double Race Day

The weekend after the White Rose 30, I had the bright idea of doing two races in one morning – the last round of the Dark and White Trail series (needed to race and be one of the first Senior Males back to win my category for the series) 9 miles in length, followed by…

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