Author: Rachael Woolston

TRI FIT women's tri suit

GRTW Tri Suit Review: TRI-FIT Geo Black Edition

Girls Run the World founder, Rachael Woolston has worn a lot of tri-suits while racing in 70.3 and Ironman events. Here she gives her verdict on TRI-FIT Geo from Aussie brand, TRI-FIT I’ve worn all sorts of Tri-suits while training and racing for events, from two piece separates to one piece, from six inch length shorts to 10 inch (sadly, I have to say the GB Age group kit was the MOST uncomfortable and unflattering!). From first impressions, the TRI-FIT GEO Edition Black looks amazing in the box and it is super flattering. I’m 5ft 7 inches and a size

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Sports Nutrition Review: Rawvelo

Every month we review sports nutrition and how it works, specifically for women. First up, the 100% plant-based products from Rawvelo  Over the last five years, lots of new products have entered the sports nutrition market, finally offering some diversity from other companies who have dominated it for years. Rawvelo focus on making endurance sports nutrition that’s better for you and for the planet. Thumbs up for fully recyclable packaging and their partnership with First Mile. But what about taste, performance and nutritional impact for women? You may be thinking, ‘Do I actually need different nutrition for endurance events from

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ENDURANCE SNACKS; PARMESAN POLENTA STRIPS

Craving something savoury, salty and delicious? Give these simple and yummy polenta strips a try, the perfect antidote to all the sweet stuff! Bring water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan; pour polenta slowly into boiling water, whisking constantly until all polenta is stirred in and there are no lumps. (Add 1/2 bag of polenta and enough water so that it just covers it. If it gets too dry just add more water and some olive oil). Reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking often, while adding around 2tbsp of parmesan until polenta starts to thicken, about

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Sweetcorn Pancakes for Post Training Brunch

Try these simple, savoury pancakes with a hint of chilli and the sweetness of corn for the perfect weekend post training brunch I never measure anything but taste and adapt as I go, so be prepared to do the same and trust your taste buds and your eyes to help ensure these have the right consistency before pouring into the pan. Ingredients 200g plain flour or buckwheat if you are gluten-free 2tsp of baking powder 1 bird eye chilli finely chopped (remove the seeds if you don’t like it too spicy) 3 eggs, beaten 100m milk or plant/nut variety 300g

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Project Marathon Autumn 2022 applications are now open

Do you want to have your own coach, a progressive training plan and monthly calls to keep you accountable? Apply for one of eight places to train for London marathon 2022 Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a journey that starts before you even put on your trainers. It starts with setting goals, intentions and focus. Then following a progressive, structured training plan that includes strength and mobility. If you are serious about achieving your goals this Autumn, and would love to have the input of a coach apply to be part of my Project Marathon Autumn Team

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Marathon Mastery Series: Secrets from Behind the Scenes

How can you have the best experience on marathon race day? We spoke to some of the people who work behind the scenes at big races who have seen it all to get their top, insiders tips on how to have the race of your life, all captured with a great photo. The Race Marker Ever wondered why you can run the same race as a friend but they have run a shorter distance? It could all be due to the magic line. At the Virgin London Marathon, you will notice a line marked on the road which shows the exact

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NEWS RELEASE: SUPPORTING UKRAINE

Girls Run the World announce to donate 25% profits from merchandise sales from March 7th through to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Girls Run the World have pledged to support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which help to provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families affected by the war in the Ukraine. The appeal is run by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), where every pound donated is matched by the government. ‘I am sure I am not the only one who feels helpless in the face of the horrifying events happening in Ukraine,’ explains Girls Run the World

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Perfect Pancakes For Runners & Triathletes

Don’t just save pancakes for one day of the year. Try this delicious oat and banana pancake recipe, the perfect way to re-fuel. You’ll get slow release carbs from the oats, potassium and glycogen restoring carbs from the banana and fresh fruit vitamins for an added immunity boost. Plus they are delicious… Ingredients 1 cup of oats 1 banana 1 egg 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder Dash of milk (if needed) Pinch of sea salt 2 tsp coconut oil (for frying) What to do Whizz up all the ingredients (apart from the coconut oil) in a food processor

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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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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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