Tips, Guides & News

Fuelling a Duathlon World Champion with Ben Goodfellow

Blog-Post-Fuelling-a-Duathlon-World-champion
Ben Goodfellow, Team KMC Athlete, takes World Champion Age-group title just weeks after his European success.  Firstly, we want to say a huge congratulations. Ben has worked tirelessly to achieve this and we're proud to play just a small part in that journey. We caught up with Ben during his busy schedule to talk race recap, fueling strategy a...
Continue reading
  39 Hits
39 Hits

The importance of starting hydrated

Blog-Post-The-Importance-of-Staying-Hydrated-by-Guy-Stapleford
It's so easy to simply think about the day of your event and focusing on getting it right on the day. However, your performance is absolutely influenced by how well hydrated you are before you start your session or get to the start line of an event. Why? Well because once you've started you're going to fight to replace all the salts and electrolyte...
Continue reading
  192 Hits
192 Hits

The 214 Peak Wainwright Record Attempt , & How to Fuel it - James Gibson

Blog-Post-The-214-Peak-Wainwright-World-Record_800px
At 9am on Friday 1st April 2022, James Gibson (30) of Rydal, Cumbria, set off from Moot Hall in Keswick in his attempt to break the 214-peak "Summer" Wainwright Record.  Yes - that's all of them. How long is the 214-Peak Wainwright route? It's 325 miles, 214 different peaks and 36,000m of Elevation gain (4x the height of Ev...
Continue reading
  296 Hits
296 Hits

Fuelling British Duathlon Success - with Ben Goodfellow

Blog-Post-Fuelling-British-Duathlon-Championship-Gold-Medals
This weekend saw one member of Team KMC, Ben Goodfellow, take on one of their first big events of the season, the British Duathlon Championships.  In an incredibly competitive field, it was a tough battle from start to finish at a relentless pace. Ben finished his first run in 4th position but by the time he got on the bike, he quick...
Continue reading
  214 Hits
214 Hits

Why do some energy gels hurt my stomach?

Blog-Post-Why-do-some-energy-gels-hurt-my-stomach-by-Kendal-Mint-Co-800px
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 b...
Continue reading
  17895 Hits
17895 Hits

The #KendalMint500 Cycling Challenge 2021 (Via Garmin Connect)

KENDALMINT500
It's Back! After an incredibly successful #KendalMint100 Running challenge in 2020, we're now launching the #KendalMint500 - a 500km Cycling Challenge! What is the #KendalMint500 (Cycle) Challenge? 500km Cycling (Or movement). Eight days. Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve!  How to Join?  Join the Kendal Mint Co. Garmin group ...
Continue reading
  257 Hits
257 Hits

The #KendalMint100 Running Challenge 2021 (Via Garmin Connect)

KENDALMINT100
It's Back! After an incredibly successful 2020 challenge to to keep our Running community active during the festive period. What is the #KendalMint100 (Run) Challenge?100 KM Running (Or movement). Eight days. Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve!  How to Join?  Join the Kendal Mint Co. Garmin group to enter the challenge by clicking here.You c...
Continue reading
  400 Hits
400 Hits

The Infamous Bob Graham Round, 42 Fells, 66 Miles, 26,900ft in 24 Hours - With Richard Anderson

Bob graham round fuelled by kendal mint co
Yes you read that right. Little seems to be known nation-wide about this epic Lake District challenge only tackled by the toughest of souls, but completing it gives you the chance to have your name written in history, among the small list of legendary ultra-distance fell-runners who have completed it before you. Here's Team KMC'...
Continue reading
  3053 Hits
3053 Hits

6 Top Tips to Nail the #KendalMint100 Challenge - By Ben Goodfellow

the-kendalmint100-tips
100 KM of running over 8 days is a serious undertaking, but adding the weather, family commitments and other challenges that the holiday period present makes this a significant challenge.  You can find out more about the challenge by clicking here.We spoke to #TeamKMC Athlete, Benjamin Goodfellow, a 24-year-old Semi Professional Triathlet...
Continue reading
  675 Hits
675 Hits

Team KMC Ben Goodfellow takes 1st Place at Helvellyn Triathlon

Team KMC Ben Goodfellow takes 1st Place at Helvellyn Triathlon
This weekend saw Team KMC's very own Ben Goodfellow take 1st place at the Helvellyn Triathlon. Like many others, Ben has had his season shattered by the global pandemic. Not only that, it was only weeks ago Ben had a pretty heavy crash which left him with a broken Collar Bone. Despite any of this, Ben has persisted, trained hard (and smart) leading...
Continue reading
  863 Hits
863 Hits

Winter training - Richard Anderson, Team KMC

kendal mint co
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...
Continue reading
  1381 Hits
1381 Hits

Team KMC - Rob Colston - Rowing, Triathlon

20191216_105640000_iOS
My name is Rob Colston, 24 and grew up in the lake district. I've been rowing competitivrly for the last 4 years, having competed in national and international competitions. Currently at Cambridge 99 rowing club. In addition to this I love walking in the fells and taking my bike out for a spin wherever and whenever I can. I also enjoy open water sw...
Continue reading
  902 Hits
902 Hits

Team KMC - Sam Boatwright - Epic Runner, Ambassador & Fundraiser

Sam-Boatwright Sam Boatwright - Epic Runner, Ambassador & Fundraiser
​Team KMC first met Sam when we arrived at the Yorkshire Cycle Expo 2019, as part of the UCI World Cycling Championships in Harrogate. Here we discovered his endless pursuit of Epic challenges in the aid of incredible causes! On this occasion, cycling 813 miles in just 48 hours!  The challenge is all in aid of charity Leeds Care...
Continue reading
  1399 Hits
1399 Hits

Team KMC - Tissy Brignall - Running

Team KMC Tissy
 We first met Tissy at the Great Cumbrian Run 2019. Tissy is a great ambassador to health & well-being and an inspiration to many! Name - Tissy/ Matisse Brignall Age - 28 Sports/ Hobbies - Running, Swimming, Cycling & the Gym Background - Hated exercise until about 4 years ago when I discovered I actually enjoyed the gym and best of al...
Continue reading
  1162 Hits
1162 Hits

Team KMC - Michael Parkin - Fell Running, Cycling, Climbing, Hiking

Team KMC Michael Parkin
Name: Michael Parkin Sport: Fell running, cycling, climbing and hiking. Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a fell runner conveniently located in Penrith, just outside of the Lake District. 2019 was a great year of running for me, I have competed in some fantastic races and team events. Most notably I was part of the Eden Runners Billy Bland Challenge in which we...
Continue reading
  1386 Hits
1386 Hits

Team KMC - Josh Dowson - PT

Team KMC Josh Dowson
Name: Josh Dowson Job: Personal Trainer - Dowsonfitness A bit about me; I First qualified as a fitness instructor in 2015 and took over the role of teaching the classes at north lakes hotel in Penrith. that emerged into qualifying as a personal trainer and 1 year later started self employed life as a trainer, based at the north lakes hotel. I work ...
Continue reading
  1098 Hits
1098 Hits

Team KMC - Rachel Brown - Duathlon

Team KMC Rachel Brown
Name: Rachel Brown Age: 34 Sports: Runner and Duathlete Background: I started running competitively when I was 11 years old, mainly cross country. I soon suffered with on and off knee injuries and after University gave up competitive running and became a recreational runner. After having my second child 3 years ago I decided to take up competitive ...
Continue reading
  1465 Hits
1465 Hits