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SNACKS MUST BE HEALTHY Research shows that eating little and often is best for runners… as long as you’re eating the right things! Avoid high-fat snacks such as crisps and chocolate (sorry ladies), opting instead for high-carbohydrate and low-fat snacks, which make the best fuel. Dry breakfast cereal, plain popcorn,   Read More ...

Fat is another source of energy but is not used for fuel until all carbohydrate stores have been depleted. Long-distance runners need to consume monounsaturated fats, which help to slow down digestion and also regulate the appetite. Healthy sources of fat include olive oil, olives, peanut butter, peanut oil and   Read More ...

Calcium’s role in the body is to aid in muscle contraction and to build burly bones. Calcium is especially important for runners because it strengthens bones, reducing the risk of stress fractures. It is advisable for athletes to obtain 1,200 mg of calcium per day from calcium-rich foods like cheese,   Read More ...

My lovely boys from KartForce had a great 2 page spread in the Sunday People/Mirror yesterday: “Wounded Afghanistan heroes turning kartwheels as they become racing stars Army pals to take on Britain’s toughest 24-hour karting event Four incredible Army heroes who ­bonded through devastating injuries they suffered in Afghanistan have   Read More ...

On Sunday, I indulged in one of my passions, Dressage. I spent at the Dressage Competition at Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre in Leek Staffs, riding the mighty Dougal. 4 year old Dougal belongs to my friends, Debs Newton and Jeremy Cox and this is only his second outing. Very proud   Read More ...

Eat plenty of complex carbohydrates that break down slowly and provide a steady flow of energy. Good choices include whole-grain breads, pasta and rice, potatoes and legumes. Pre-race meals consist of 25g protein, 30g fat and 50g to 70g carbohydrates about two hours before the race.

Team photo… Lads x 6, Andy the mechanic, Steph and Sara Fogg

Sara Fogg races cars but is also a Sports Massage Therapist that specialises in providing support to racing drivers. Sara heard KartForce  were coming to race in Three Sisters so contacted us to ask if she could come along and maybe help out the lads with some pre & post   Read More ...

On 15/16 June, Startline Sports Massage was at the ‘MG Live’ at Silverstone historic GP circuit by invitation of the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain and had a busy weekend – a big success!