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Sports Nutrition and Carbohydrates

  Understanding Carbohydrates Part 1: ‘The Substrate King!’ Unless you have been recreating the legendary Forrest Gump’s run across America, then you may well have heard of the macronutrient, carbohydrate! The scientific carbohydrate debate has been gathering pace for years, and potentially will continue to split opinions among athletes, coaches, and academics alike for some … continue reading »

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Sports Nutrition: Macronutrients

‘The Good, The Bad, & The Kilocalorie?’ Carbohydrates, protein, and fat ultimately provide the energy necessary to maintain our body’s functions during both rest, and physical activity (1), and consequently maintain its structural and functional integrity. However, over the years’ macronutrients have been interchangeably used in various amounts, types, and periodization throughout our diets with … continue reading »

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Performance Sports Nutrition

‘The Science of Eating for Success’   …Eating a well-balanced diet is vital for good all-round health and well-being. The foods which we consume provide essential macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) for such things as energy provision, amino acids for building and repairing muscles, essential fats, and vitamins & minerals … continue reading »

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 … continue reading »

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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, … continue reading »