5 days :: 5 hill marathons :: 20,000ft of elevation :: powered by plants
how to attempt that after spending half the year out and unable to run - unable even to walk
parkrun is wonderful. I fucking love parkrun. I began a semi-regular Saturday morning routine by going to my first parkrun just under 3 years ago; a few weeks before I became Vegan and a few weeks after I first fired up Strava and decided to see what all the fuss was about with this running … Continue reading parkrun – egg on their face or blood on their hands?
Some Vegans will have you believe they are super-human. From the day they dropped the knife and fork over their last Sunday roast, they've been miraculously and wholly transformed into plant-powered uberbeings, unable to catch a cold and immune from sore throats; simply walking-and-talking pictures of health and wellness. Yeah, bullshit. No offence, like, but … Continue reading What to do when you got the manflu…? Seek inspiration from a couple of Charlies.
Well-informed post intended for race organisers, to help when choosing their aid station foods.
Dear Race Director,
I really appreciate all of the hard work that you put into events. You must get so many emails enquiring about various things, including food – an email asking what food you provide that’s suitable for vegans might just seem like a whole lot more work. Here’s the good news: you probably already provide plenty of plant-based options, whether you’re aware of it or not… Here’s a guide to help you stay ahead of the curve with a few simple tweaks so you can keep all your plant-powered runners happy.
Let’s dive straight in with a few items you can make available at your next event without any extra bother or cost, that vegans and non-vegans alike will consume.
Ready salted crisps
Fruit (runners love bananas)
Jam or peanut butter sandwiches (no spread)
Dark chocolate (most doesn’t contain milk)
Biscuits (e.g. Lidl digestives, bourbons…
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This is a club blog post I made back in 2016, shortly after our first mass attendance at the Stockport BIG Event 10K race. The following year we'd more than double these numbers. Re-posting as it's almost time to once again descend on Mersey Square, for this our 3rd mass attendance at the event - … Continue reading 2016 flashback: THE BIG STOCKPORT 10K – VEGAN RUNNERS TAKEOVER
This event looked useful - 6 hours running 400m laps of a running track. It ticked so many boxes for me at this particular point in my comeback. I could get some distance in the legs without risk of tripping and falling and with no pressure to race or keep running if I didn't fancy … Continue reading Leigh Weekend on the Track : 6 Hour Challenge
Probably not the ideal choice of event to come back to, given the distance and 3,500ft of climbing, but I really wanted it - a test of where I was at and to get my head right in terms of what i could manage... and, damn it, I'd seen too many paid-for races pass by … Continue reading v3k half marathon – welsh vegan 3000s lite
This is the excerpt for your very first post.