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Fuelling 100 miles

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Richard O'Connor from Madmule Fitness & Adventure Ltd in Poole came in to see the XMiles team regarding fuelling and Nutrition for a special solo challenge Century 4 Sanctuary  Running 100 miles 4 da mules (& donkeys) Story Background to the challenge - The Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary leads a global project to provide safe havens for these brilliant animals. It is exactly 100 miles from Sandbanks ferry to the Sanctuary via the South West Coast path.  Richard had been wanting to complete this route for  2 years and now is the time get out and get it done.  With an accumulate 15,000ft ascent and the...

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Introducing Hüma Gel

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The XMiles Hüma Gel Story - Introducing Hüma Gel Hüma is a US brand that makes 100% all-natural, great-tasting energy gels. It was started in January 2012 by Ian McCollum and Kevin Sherbourne, two young grad-school students who were tired of awful energy gels. Hüma gels were officially introduced in November 2012 and have since become the best-selling all-natural energy gel!  XMiles connected with Hüma to bring the brand to the UK as sole distributor and retail partner.   SO WHAT DOES HÜMA DO? Like all endurance energy gels, Hüma is a tool for glycogen supplementation. When you exercise for more than 45 minutes, you run the risk of hypoglycemic...

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ACP 2019 Preview + 100k Nutrition

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As we approach the Anglo Celtic Plate (ACP) we preview the 2019 event and take a look at the teams, even though Anthony from XMiles is not racing this year, his focus instead set for running the Comrades Marathon for the International Nedbank team, we have significant interest with two of our ambassadors racing for both England and Scotland and XMiles customers racing for England, Scotland and Wales. The Event - Perth, Scotland The ACP was the brain child of John Foden, John established a 100km road event in 1993, utilising the traffic free paths of Holme Pierrepoint Park, Nottingham.   His aim...

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Triathlete.com - The definitive list of off-the-shelf fuel for on-the-go triathletes.

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Its always good to see what others think of nutrition products on the market, at XMiles we are always sourcing new products that are popping up in the UK and across the world. With this we look at the recent blog on Triathlete.com - The definitive list of off-the-shelf fuel for on-the-go triathletes. Their definitive list of off-the-shelf fuel for on-the-go triathletes. we have highlighted some great products from the review that we have available at XMiles. You can also read the full blog here NUTRITION - The 2019 Triathlete Nutrition Buyer’s Guide Gels & Liquids Designed to provide energy during exercise, these...

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What fuelled Kilian Jornet when pushing to see how many meters of elevation gain he could do in 24 hours?

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Only Kilian would ask himself 'How many meters of elevation gain can I do in 24 hours?'  Here is an extract from his blog on how he fuelled the adventure. Kilian set out with the plan to test the variables of elevation and endurance. His aim was to see how his body reacted to large amounts of elevation over the course of one day. Check out Kilians the Strava activity sync with Suunto 9 In our extract we look at how Kilian Jornet fuelled his 24-hour activity, consuming 40 gels and 5,500 - 6,000 calories total.   View this post on Instagram To...

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