Marathon fuelling experiments: Go Bites
Feb12

Marathon fuelling experiments: Go Bites

As I continue my experiments to find the right fuel for my first marathon, my blogging friend Juliet McGrattan recommended Kate Percy’s Go Bites. Juliet is not only an experienced marathon runner, she is also a doctor who uses her medical knowledge to inspire people to become active. So if she recommends something, I listen! She says she has given up gels in favour of Go Bites. Go Bites are made of completely natural...

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Marathon fuelling experiments: Real sweets
Jan31

Marathon fuelling experiments: Real sweets

As I look forward to, and start to train for, my first ever marathon this year, I am continuing my experiments in fuelling. I’ve never bothered fuelling (eating while running) for a half marathon, but a full marathon burns up well over a day’s calories. If I’m to make it across the line, I need to know what I can eat. I’ve already tried specialist energy foods, but they are quite expensive. I know a lot of people fuel with jelly...

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Marathon fuelling experiments: Real food
Jan24

Marathon fuelling experiments: Real food

I’ve spent my entire adult life as a runner and have run more than ever in recent years. But I’ve never felt the need for fuelling. But I know that will have to change for my first marathon, in Newport in May. With only 16 weeks to train for the marathon, I knew I had to start learning before then what I could comfortably use as fuel as I run. It needs to be something that will give me an energy boost, but also something...

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Marathon training: Experiments in fuelling – energy foods
Jan14

Marathon training: Experiments in fuelling – energy foods

When I run a half marathon, or train for one, I don’t fuel (take on any food or gels). I’ve never needed to and I’ve never hit a wall, unlike my running partners in crime, my husband and brother-in-law. The only ‘fuel’ I have when running any distance of six miles or more is a bottle of low calories Lucozade Sport. The only reason it’s low calorie is because it’s lemon flavour and they...

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Padstow, pasties and IBS
Aug15

Padstow, pasties and IBS

I don’t write about it often, but I have IBS. I’ve got it under reasonable control through my diet (I was eating clean long before it was a thing), but it is with me pretty much every second of every day. Most of the time, I can resist having too much ‘bad’ food because I know what the consequences will be, but sometimes I just want to eat what everyone else is eating. And no more so than when I’m on...

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