5 hard trail marathons – 5 days – 20,000+ft of climb and very little training

That's the problem I was left with recently - how to go about attempting that after spending most of the year out and unable to run, even unable to walk for a time, after properly breaking myself by doing too much. Probably the most sensible option would be to just do a couple of them, … Continue reading 5 hard trail marathons – 5 days – 20,000+ft of climb and very little training

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parkrun – egg on their face or blood on their hands?

  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 … Continue reading parkrun – egg on their face or blood on their hands?

What to do when you got the manflu…? Seek inspiration from a couple of Charlies.

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.

Advice for race organisers: how to make your event more vegan-friendly

Well-informed post intended for race organisers, to help when choosing their aid station foods.

Adventure and Cake

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.

Salted peanuts

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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2016 flashback: THE BIG STOCKPORT 10K – VEGAN RUNNERS TAKEOVER

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