Hello. I’m Hannah, Accelerate Performance Centre’s nutritionist. We were talking about cinnamon earlier with a client and the benefits its can have. It’s something you should be including regularly in your diet because of all the positive effects it can have. However, it isn’t recommended to have more than 1 teaspoon a day maximum. So why is cinnamon so wonderful? It’s high in manganese which is a trace mineral and helps the body with several vital functions including: forming strong bones and connective tissue plus it helps blood coagulate properly. Manganese also helps the body metabolise fat and carbohydrate properly … Continue reading
Ok, here we go, it’s ‘heads up time’… Running in a new place can be both daunting and exciting at the same. Exploration in new cities, or out in the country can be great fun. Yet so often our home town or city can offer more than we realise. So how about a little exploration on your door step? Old places, new places all offer more potential than we probably all realise. From flights of steps, city parks, edge of town countryside and even canals and river links. Newer areas, even our older industrial areas offer more than we may … Continue reading
This weekend the London Marathon sees the potential for at least a new men’s British Record. The current record of 2:07:13 was set in Chicago, by World Record Holder, Steve Jones, way back in 1985. The Welshman had plenty of other Britain’s chasing him including Charlie Spedding, who also remains as the current English Record holder with a time of a little over 2 hours and 8 minutes. By comparison the current World Record is held by Wilson Kipsang (Ken) with 2 hours 3 minutes 23 seconds on the super fast Berlin circuit, in 2013. So with the demise of … Continue reading
‘Shambolic’, ‘Disorganised’, ‘Disgraceful’ and ‘Embarrassing’ are just some of the words used to described the fiasco that was the 2014 SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon. Today, the battle over who said and did what to ensure water supply to the event rages. Yesterday, the Chairman of the Trustees, Robert Jackson, for the event has said that if refunds are given to every runner then the company would go bust and there would be no future half marathon in the city. Is this what we want to have happen? I have run many half marathons, from quiet local events to major city races and this … Continue reading
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