GRTW Train Strong Together™

Choose a race goal that challenges and excites you, get ongoing coaching support and the accountability of being part of a team with the same target and race together… Nothing beats training as part of a group, sharing the journey, the trials and tribulations and that incredible sense of accomplishment when you cross the finish line. It can be life-changing. And yet, according to research that we have conducted, many women are deterred from entering races that they really want to do because of lack of time, and confidence. Our Team GRTW Train Strong Together programmes for 2022 are about

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News Release: GRTW Train Strong Together™

Our recent survey of women in triathlon discovered that time to train with others is one of the main factors that prevent women from training for endurance events. Today, we announce our new online training groups to help support women around the UK to participate and achieve their race goals in trail running and triathlon Nowadays, there are running and triathlon clubs in most major cities if not towns. But that still leaves great areas of the UK without a club, or even if there is one, most sessions are in the evenings. For many women, this rules club participation

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Review: Veloforte Natural Energy Gels

Nutrition plays an important role in performance, particularly for endurance training. But with many products containing processed ingredients, could a more natural alternative be the answer? We put Veloforte to the test Sports nutrition generates big money, with the global sports nutrition market estimated to be worth 10.7 billion US dollars in 2020 and set to grow by over 10% from 2022-2028. But increasing numbers of recreational athletes suffer GI issues or simply don’t like to live healthy most of the time and then stuff their body with highly processed ingredients when they’re meant to be doing something healthy, like

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Meet the GRTW Ambassador Community

Earlier this year we launched our Trailblazers scheme to find women who embody our mission of inspiring and empowering through movement. Meet our first recruits who train and race but most importantly support and motivate each other and you. We believe that running and triathlon has the power to change lives and create positive change. Together, we hope to spread that message … Michelle (Chelle) Carlton, 34 Chelle lives in Southport with her husband Sam (also a runner) and cat Pebbles and credits running with giving her the resilience needed to work as a personal assistant in the ‘crazy world of

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What’s it like to run 200 miles?

Girls Run the World ultra running coach, Lucja Leonard has taken part in some of the world’s most renowned races, from the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc to Marathon Des Sables. But few runners have journeyed as far, physically or mentally, with her latest endurance feat running 200 miles in the Big Foot 200 in the USA… When I mentioned to non-ultra runners that I was thinking about taking on 200 miles, they thought I was crazy. But to me, it was about testing my limits, seeing how far my mind and body could take me. Before I took on

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NEWS RELEASE: BRIGHTON MARATHON 2021

Girls Run the World help over 11,500 runners achieve their goals at Brighton Marathon Over the last twenty weeks, Girls Run the World has been delighted to partner with Grounded Events to provide digital training support to their race participants.  Showcasing the breadth of the female coaching team on our platform and digital training web app, Girls Run the World helped support runners with content in the form of video, blogs and podcasts, alongside live and on-demand streamed training content.  Our mission at Girls Run the World is to help more women lead healthy, empowered lives through running and triathlon.

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Four Foods To Help Boost Recovery

Recovery is one of the pillars of progression, allowing you to adapt to training and get stronger. And studies show that these foods are nutritional powerhouses for athletes A diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help support recovery and reduce muscle soreness meaning you can crack on with that next training session, and perform better. Fuelling effectively and allowing the body to rest and recover from your training will give the muscles a chance to repair, adapt and grow stronger. Cherry Good Studies have found that the antioxidants in cherries can reduce the symptoms of muscle induced muscle

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REAL WOMEN REVIEW: RUNNING FUEL

Hate taking sports gels? We asked the GRTW female athlete community what they use to effectively fuel long training rides and runs Fruit and Nut Cases ‘Dried dates are my favourite snack for during a run! Super easy to pack and store, I find them to be gentle on my stomach but packed with easy access simple carbs.’ Angeline Letourneau ‘Trail Mix! I find the blend of nuts (fats) and carbs (raisins) gives a nice blend of sweet/salty and is hearty enough to really keep those long runs on track.’ Mallory Capraro ‘Dried fruit (esp cranberries, cherries, pineapple) mixed with

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How to Train for a Marathon on a Summer Holiday

On holiday during peak week marathon training and unable to follow your training plan? Don’t sweat it…follow our guide to staying on track even if you can’t follow your training plan Plan It Devise a flexible plan that fits around your lifestyle or work with a coach who can support you with a bespoke, individulised plan that suits you and your commitments. Trying to adhere to a strict training plan that doesn’t allow for any wiggle room adds additional stress and can leave you feeling demotivated if you don’t manage to follow it to the letter. Remember, whilst running can

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Running saved me

Marathoner, swimmer, breast cancer survivor, US actress, Ingrid Walters, 49 spoke to GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston about mental resilience and how running kept her sane… Actress and elite marathoner Ingrid Walters chats to us about getting faster with age, running through breast cancer and the need for better representation of black, Asian and mixed-race female athletes in endurance sport. Ingrid was a competitive swimmer in her teens, one of the few black faces at the swimming pool in 1980’s America, a scene she now finds familiar as a marathon runner. At the age of 47, Ingrid achieved a sub 3

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