7 Top Tips for Running through the winter

It's unbelievable how quickly the seasons seem to change and as for the year 2020... well, let's not talk about that. If there's one good thing that's come out of this, more people than ever have taken up outdoor activities, sports, exercise, and running in particular. As the cold weather draws in, it can be tempting to start telling...
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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...
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Top 10 Best British Sporting Moments of All Time

2020 has been lacking slightly in the sporting moments department thanks to a certain virus. So we thought we'd look back on some great British Sporting success. Here are our top 10 Best British Sporting moments, enjoy! England Winning the Cricket World Cup (2019) The Champagne Super-Over, an edge of your seat kinda moment. "England have won the Wo...
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Why Mobility is Important for Runners and How to Improve it

We've teamed up with the incredibly experienced Lee Bradbury otherwise known as @theintrepidathlete Coach, Ultra marathon runner, Spine Challenger and CrossFit competitor Lee has done them all. He's here to help cut through the noise on Mobility for Runners.  There seems to be information floating around on the internet stating ...
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Can running help you lose weight?

Now more than ever, it's important for us to stay fit and healthy. We caught up with Team KMC's very own, Harry Lancaster (aka @Runningtoeatmore) who has a real passion for this subject, to share his experience. For many, a significant reason why they take up for running for the first time or the first time in a while is to shed some unwanted weigh...
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8 Tips for Training for your first Ultramarathon

Some great, straight-forward tips on training for your first Ultramarathon by Team KMC's one and only Charlotte Clarke!First off, what is an ultramarathon? My Dad messaged me calling it my 'Super Marathon' and honestly that's  all I want to call it now! An ultramarathon is any distance beyond that of a standard 26.2 mile marathon. Mine is 50km...
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Why Protein is key to a successful athlete's diet

"Protein" a buzzword thrown around by gym-goers but it isn't all about big biceps and pumping Iron Rapid Protein recovery is just as important for optimising recovery and performance in endurance athletes and here is why. In simple terms The faster and more effectively you recover, the sooner you can get back to training hard. Not on...
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We Challenge YOU #KendalMintCleanUp

We know how lucky we are to have such a beautiful national park on our doorstep. It's no wonder so many flocked to the Lakes once the hard lockdown was lifted but what has become all to common is the sight of litter across our parks! So as part of our push towards reduced waste starting with our bio bottles, 100% Recyclable Pouches and Reduced pack...
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KMC Supports Team ExeEndurow as they tackle the World's Toughest Rowing Race - GB Row

We are proud to support ExeEndurow in their attempt to become the youngest team to circumnavigate GB. A Grueling, formidable challenge in aid of Just One Ocean and The British Red Cross. Read more about their chosen charities here. Arthur and his team approached us just before the COVID-19 pandemic, sadly the event was postponed but the lads had no...
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Team KMC Wilf Goodfellow takes the UK Everesting Record

 Last week saw Team KMC Ben aka Wilf Goodfellow take completely and utterly, smash the Everest challenge. Hear more from Wilf below...   As an endurance athlete, with a climbers build, an Everesting by bike has been on my bucket list for a few years. But, in a normal season, with racing to peak for, finding a slot in the calendar for...
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One Whole Year with KMC PT.1 - What lies ahead...

One whole year! We can hardly believe it! But before we give you a brief recap of our first year, here’s where we are now and what lies ahead for Kendal Mint Company. But first of all...  NEW PRODUCTS?!  You may have already seen this but yes, that's right, times are tough for all but we have some very exciting news for you. Next mon...
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The "Dual-Charge" 2:1 Carbohydrate Ratio - How to maximise your potential

Carbohydrates are fuel to the human body. A bit like a car, your body needs to be re-fueled and can only store a certain amount in its "fuel tank". On average, the body can only absorb around 60g of Carbohydrate per hour. This is where our "Dual Charge" formulation comes into play.  Our Energy Gels and Drinks utilise a dual char...
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What to Eat Between Meals! - More or Less Calories?

 Why snack? For people with a very active lifestyle their daily calorie intake needs to match the amount of exercise their doing! In a lot of cases this isn't practical, or even achievable, from only 3 meals a day. In come the snacks!  Snacks are a flexible and easy way to top up your nutrition intake but not all snacks are created equal....
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Top Tips for Training during "lockdown"

1. Keep things in perspective  The Covid-19 outbreak is putting extreme pressure on the NHS and other key front line services. People are getting very ill, some are dying and many are unable to work and are facing financial hardship. In this context, the fact that the triathlon season has been suspended, we can't swim and can only go out to ex...
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Are B Vitamins the key to more energy on and off the track??

 When it comes to B vitamins it is more important to focus on not missing out rather than trying to cram in as much as possible. Current evidence supports the theory that athletes, and those who exercise frequently or at high intensity may have an increased need for vitamin B-6, in particular, and may benefit from supplementing with a multivit...
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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 beneficia...
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Why you should be topping up your Electrolytes!

We've all heard of Electrolytes and we all know the importance of staying hydrated, but why are Electrolytes so important?  What are Electrolytes?  They sound exciting but they are all about balance. Simply, electrolytes are electrically charged minerals which have a key role in many bodily functions, specifically fluid balance. Their cha...
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Minty Inspiration - 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 ...
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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 sys...
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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. I...
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