Trail Health: had a gutful? Dealing with stomach issues

Runners are a sensitive lot when it comes to our bodies, and especially when it comes to the inner rumblings of our stomach. We’re not talking ‘got the hangries?’ here. We’re talking: ‘how’s your motions’? With an increase in awareness and diagnosis of digestive issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, food intolerances, Crohn’s and celiac disease, it’s no surprise that gut health is a hot topic of conversation.  WORDS: Celeste Botton With toxins ingested from improper diets at an all-time…

Q&A: plant power and the Pyrenees

Victorian adventure athlete and dedicated vegan, Jan Saunders, was looking to become the first Australian to run 866km through the French Pyrenees in an inaugural endurance event, the TransPyrenea challenge which began on 19th July. She’s still out there, competing  but facing tougher conditions than imagined, she is now in the La Pastoral edition, an abridged section of the full course, that is still brutal at 450km+ This is an interview with Jan before she headed out, as seen in the latest edition of Trail Run Mag downloaded…

REVIEW: Amazeballs run nutrition

Amazeballs. It’s a word – as such – that only rolled into the Collins Online Dictionary, as recently as 2012: “an expression of enthusiastic approval.” To Urban Dictionary readers it’s: “Basically beyond amazing. Being so awesome that a regular word can’t describe you.” And now it moves from adjective to noun, as a nutrition product. But does the noun live up to the adjective? Are Amazeballs amazeballs? My first encounter with the globes of nutritional goodness was at Duncan’s Run…

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