Minty Inspiration - Delicious Chocolate Protein Porridge

The most important meal of the day as we all know, breakfast, or is it? Yes, it is and when training it's great to be able to top up with a bit of extra protein. After a nights sleep, your body's gas tank is running on empty, so it's important to fuel properly from the moment you wake up.However, this protein oats recipe can be even more beneficial...
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Mint-spiration - Worlds Easiest Protein Bars?

Recharge your packed lunch with these incredibly simple Protein Bars! Protein snacks are a brilliant way to keep your energy up between meals as well as keeping your appetite in check. They are also sometimes essential for those aiming for a big daily protein intake! Our PRO MIX has a quality blend of Protein and Dual Charge Carbs fo...
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Foods to help boost Your Immune system

The immune system is complex and eating a healthy, balanced diet is only one of many ways to help support immune health.It is also essential to be mindful of the other lifestyle factors that may affect immune system health, such as exercising and not smoking.Anyone who gets frequent colds or other illnesses and is concerned about their immune syste...
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Covid 19 Update

Another Covid 19 related post, important non the less!It's important we follow the governments advice to stay safe but what is more clear than anything, is that fit, healthy bodies are more effective at fighting sickness.Get out into those big, green, open spaces, run up the fells, cycle the passes. Stay healthy, stay active, stay safe. KMC it.If y...
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Strength Training For Athletes With Josh Dowson

 A lot of people think the key to improving your running time is by well, running. And Although it is very important, developing the strength of your muscles ultimately helps you not only run faster, but reduce your likely hood of injury.Allow me to explain.First of all, let me take you to the very source, your Muscles.Once you have a greater ...
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World Class Junior Cycle Team Zappi Fuelled by KMC - Update

At KMC we are strong believers in long-term athlete development. ​2020 will see the launch of our partnership with Team Zappi. A world class junior cycle team who have seen huge success and development into professional cycling. As part of our partnership we will be providing nutritional support to all of the riders. Including: Race-day n...
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Busting a few myths about protein

Last week we told you about protein, and how it's one of the most important tools in the arsenal of any athlete, regardless of pursuit. But the truth is that lots of people are still sceptical about protein, its uses and benefits, perceived dangers and downsides, sources of protein, and more. So this week, we're going to bust a few myths about prot...
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Winter training - Richard Anderson, Team KMC

The winter months can be a difficult time for endurance athletes. The days are short, the weather is rubbish and race season is months away. There are so many excuses not to train consistently… but if you want to nail a big season, excuses are not an option.   So what is the best way to attack winter when your big races are in the summer? It i...
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"How setting goals helps motivate me" - Michael Parkin, Team KMC

When thinking about setting yourself goals, it's important to ask yourself how and why? So we thought it would be interesting to get a little insight from Team KMC member Michael Parkin. Here's his advice. A little bit about Michael...  Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a fell runner conveniently located in Penrith, just outside of the Lake District. ...
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"Veganuary" For athletes - Good or Bad?

 So it's January again, the perfect time to kick our old habits and build a lifestyle and routine to help you live a healthier, happier life. Many are now even following the ever growing trend of "Veganuary" by leading the lifestyle of a Vegan for a month but how can you balance this with your training? Well, it depends on your goals. Veg...
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How protein can help you achieve your New Year's fitness goals

​So 2020 is upon us. We are now as close to the year 2050 as we are to 1990, McDonald's McChicken range is 40 years old, and kids going to university this year were born in 2002... Terrifying right? But fear not, because with a new year comes new challenges, opportunities and adventures. More importantly, it also brings with it the age-ol...
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30 Wainwrights at 30

How did you imagine spending your 30th birthday? Down the pub? How about running 30 Wainwrights  in 17 hours... Well, that's exactly what our incredible ambassador Richard Anderson did. Read his story of epic proportions below:At 5am on Saturday 14 December myself and a group of friends set out on a 47 mile fell run over 30 Wain...
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How to stay safe exercising outdoors this winter

Ice, snow, the cold, Yetis, the perils of winter outdoor exercise are many. Pigs in blankets are not the only reason so many of us fail to say in shape over the winter. Sometimes the prospect of an icy, cold workout in the winter is just too much for some. But whilst we can't always help you with the motivation to go outside, we can help you keep s...
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Team KMC - Ajay Sharda - Running

 I'm Ajay, husband and father from Oxford. Former unfit guy who now loves to run and lift for myself, my peace of mind and my family.I've to date ran many half marathons, several Tough Mudders and 3 Spartan races. I've not long completed my first marathon and am aiming for 100. It's also great to be asked by Kendal Mint Co to join the team as ...
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My Journey - Richard Anderson, Team KMC

Hi All! My name is Richard Anderson. I am a 29 year old triathlete based in Carlisle, Cumbria. I have been using the Kendal Mint Co range for the past couple of months and will be using it to fuel my training and racing in 2020. I am going to be keeping a blog, mainly around my approach to nutrition in training and racing. Here is my first blog whi...
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Why do some energy gels hurt my stomach?

​Energy gels are a popular, convenient way for endurance athletes at any level to take on a substantial amount of carbohydrates in a short space of time. Most aerobic exercise will see your body burning large amounts of carbohydrates as your body's primary fuel source. If you find yourself exercising for at least an hour, then there are definitely ...
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World Vegan Day!

November 1st is World Vegan Day! To celebrate this, we wanted to share with you our favourite articles and stories about Veganism alongside your training and lifestyle. It's not as difficult as it might sound!Would it surprise you to know that the man who:Was named as one of the 25 fittest men in the world by Men's Fitness​;An Ultraman World C...
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IT'S MINT! The Benefits of Mint in Sport.

Mint - a refreshing and pleasant smell or taste to most but also one of the oldest natural remedies for all sorts of things!All of our products contain Natural Peppermint Extract for good reason. So we made this to help you understand why. Why do most Energy Gels give you a bad stomach? ​Products such as Energy Gels or Glucose Polyme...
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One Epic Ride for SRACC

​On Wednesday 18th September, our friends at the Staffordshire Regimental Association Cycling Club took on their 400 mile challenge fuelled by KMC. It meant much more to SRACC than just a physical challenge as you'll find out. Lee Davies tells their story... So many people to thank and as the dust settles I will over t...
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KMC Great Cumbrian Run 2019 Roundup

Sunday 6th October marked the 37th Great Cumbrian Run, a proud moment for KMC as the headline sponsor for such an iconic Cumbrian event. The event was a huge success with over 1,300 runners signed up for the Half Marathon and the brand new event village based on the start and finish line at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium Carlilse.  Team...
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