Posts Tagged ‘Ultra Running Nutrition’

Hardmoors 60 – Redemption

Kirk Hardwicks post on the Hardmoors 60… The void left in both my race calendar and self-esteem following a DNF at the Lakeland 100 required filling. I desperately needed some redemption after coming up short at Lakeland. The ‘mere’ act of finishing an ultra, any ultra, had become a prerequisite for my ongoing sanity. It…

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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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Mountain Fuel Chocolate Brownies

Our good friend and ultra runner, Kirk Hardwick, has been on the case and has come up with this dead simple, fabulous Chocolate Brownie recipe. In his own words, Kirk says …“a brownie recipe that gives me all the nutritional benefits of the Mountain Fuel system, yet also uses healthy ingredients to provide a delicious…

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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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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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Dig Deep Ultra Tour of the Peak District

Sometimes you learn the most when things don’t go to plan. I had planned on doing the Lakeland 50 as a hard effort in the build up to the Trail World Championships in Portugal in October, but a cold in the 10 days prior to it put paid to my race. I ran to half…

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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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Lakeland 100 Nutrition plan

The Lakeland 100 – one of the toughest ultras in the UK – starts tomorrow evening and will be my third time at this wonderful race.  My first in 2014 was an amazing and enjoyable experience and I was lucky enough to win.  Last year, I was second to the talented Paul Tierney.  On paper…

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Stepping Up – My First 100 Miler

May bank holiday weekend 2016 marked my first stab at a 100 miler in the Hardmoors 110 only 6 weeks after my victory in the HM55 and I was chuffed to also come away with a win but it wasn’t all plain sailing… Training I’d ran the 55 very hard, so gave myself a week…

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