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Goals, Training Tips and How To Survive A Multi-Day Tour Or Training Camp

Goals, Training Tips and How To Survive A Multi-Day Tour Or Training Camp

April 07, 2017

In this article we catch up with Elivar CEO & Co-Founder, Donal Hanrahan, who is currently ramping up his training in preparation for this years epic 815km Mavic Haute Route Rockies event. We talk goals, training tips and how to survive a multi-day tour or training camp.

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How A Simple Change In Her Nutrition Helped Fiona Matheson To New World Records

How A Simple Change In Her Nutrition Helped Fiona Matheson To New World Records

February 21, 2017

Fiona Matheson, an Elivar Featured Athlete, takes us through her journey through injury to multiple World Record Holder and how small changes to her nutrition made a big difference to her training and racing. 

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Don't Be A Fred.... Recover Like Steve!

Don't Be A Fred.... Recover Like Steve!

February 11, 2017

It's just one of those things. It takes a little longer to recover after a hard session with each passing year. Elivar Co-Founder Donal Hanrahan explains how Elivar RECOVER became the only sustained release recovery product on the market.

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How To Avoid Indigestion During Training and Racing

How To Avoid Indigestion During Training and Racing

January 22, 2017

Don't let indigestion ruin your big day. In this article we explore some of the reasons why we get indigestion during training and racing - and suggest some simple steps you can take to make sure your nutrition is working with you, not against you.

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Turkey Burner IV - The Winners

Turkey Burner IV - The Winners

January 03, 2017

You can't beat the week after Christmas for getting some decent training under the belt. With over 12,000 km cycled and nearly 1,000 km ran - it must have been the annual Turkey Burner competition! Our way of rewarding those that go the distance during the holidays. Find out who our winners were.

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Turkey Burner IV - Time To Mince The Mince Pies

Turkey Burner IV - Time To Mince The Mince Pies

December 27, 2016

Elivar's annual Turkey Burner is back for the fourth year in a row. It's your chance to clock up some miles on our Strava Clubs for both Bike and Run - with prizes for the Longest Distance, Ride and Run at the end of the week. Vegetarians welcome too.....

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Why Elivar RECOVER Is The Best Recovery Drink For The Over 35's

Why Elivar RECOVER Is The Best Recovery Drink For The Over 35's

November 05, 2016

Elivar's RECOVER range of products continues to win industry awards - most recently grabbing the Men's Running Silver Award for Post-Race Nutrition for the second year running. In this article we explain just what makes RECOVER the best recovery drink for the over 35's.

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Cyclocross: A Very Different Ball Game

Cyclocross: A Very Different Ball Game

October 01, 2016

Explaining what cyclocross is has always posed a headache for cross riders. "It’s like a cross-country running race on a bike" is a common explanation, although probably only true in the 1970's as things have moved on since then. In this article Elivar Featured Athlete John Shaw gives his perspective on cyclecross.

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What Happened When James Slade Couldn't Find A Quality Omega-3 Fish Oil?

What Happened When James Slade Couldn't Find A Quality Omega-3 Fish Oil?

September 01, 2016

What do you do when you can't find a quality product? James Slade, keen triathlete and health-care professional struggled to find quality Omega-3 Fish Oil products so he set about sourcing his own.

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Team Elivar Recommends CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Capsules

Team Elivar Recommends CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Capsules

August 26, 2016

At Elivar HQ we're all about performance and health. As triathletes, cyclists and swimmers we are always asking questions of the products we take in support of our healthy lifestyle: "Is this actually good for me?"

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Why Does Adam Walker Recommend Elivar Endure?

Why Does Adam Walker Recommend Elivar Endure?

August 18, 2016

Adam Walker is the first British man to swim the toughest seven Oceans in the World! Adam set out on an incredible journey in open water swimming that changed his life. In this article Adam explains why he recommends Elivar ENDURE at his swim camps.

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How Much Water Should You Drink During Exercise?

How Much Water Should You Drink During Exercise?

July 28, 2016

While this summer hasn't exactly been sun-drenched it is always worth thinking about whether we're properly hydrated before, during and after training. In this article we focus specifically on how to measure your water loss during exercise.

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World Record Set By Marc Newman

World Record Set By Marc Newman

July 23, 2016

Marc Newman has become the first person to swim from Dungeness, Kent to France, completing the crossing in an amazing 16 hours and 9 minutes. This route is 5 miles longer than the traditional 21 mile Dover-Calais route and while it has been attempted in the past Marc has become the first person to successfully complete the crossing.

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Swimming The Channel - Final Preparations With Marc Newman

Swimming The Channel - Final Preparations With Marc Newman

July 16, 2016

Elivar Featured Athlete Marc Newman is attempting to be the first swim the Channel starting from Dungeness in Kent. This crossing is nearly 25% longer than the traditional route and has never been completed. Read Marc's update on his preparation with less than a week to go to the opening of the tidal window for his swim.

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The Napoleon - An Epic Cycling Adventure From Paris To Moscow

The Napoleon - An Epic Cycling Adventure From Paris To Moscow

July 09, 2016

If you've been bitten by the cycling holiday bug or fancy taking on a truly epic adventure, then the Napoleon may be what you are looking for. Covering over 4,000 km through 7 countries in three two-week stages the 'Napoleon Tour'  is quite possibly the best cycling tour ever. 

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How to Fuel Your Next Marathon or Sportive

How to Fuel Your Next Marathon or Sportive

June 17, 2016

Having an effective nutrition and hydration strategy for your next marathon or sportive will help you to get the best performance on the big day. Getting it wrong can have a drastic effect, and this is why we should always have a nutrition and hydration plan worked out beforehand.

In this blog we summarise the basics about energy use and hydration during endurance sports, and give some key pointers to help you make the most of your event. 

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Don't Blame The Other Guy - Tom Daly

Don't Blame The Other Guy - Tom Daly

June 02, 2016

When it comes to post-mortems after disappointing race results you can divide guys into two broad categories – those who blame themselves and those who blame everyone else.

Tom Daly, Masters Cycling Coaching and Elivar Featured Athlete offers some advice on how to use our heads after a race.

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Running from the Heart - Randall Wharton

Running from the Heart - Randall Wharton

May 27, 2016

You know how it is. You’re turning 40, you thought your sporting days were behind you, you’ve gotten fat (very fat), fitness is gone out the window. You’d never run before, but always said you’d run a marathon before you were 40, but what can you do? Life got in the way.

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Am I ready for the AG Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Lisbon?

Am I ready for the AG Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Lisbon?

May 20, 2016

With only a few days to go to the European AG Sprint Distance European Champs in Lisbon, Elivar Featured Athlete Garry Walker looks back on his year and wonders if he's ready.

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ELIVAR Product Review 4.5 out of 5

ELIVAR Product Review 4.5 out of 5

May 18, 2016

Mark Spratt of Bikesoup Magazine reviewed ELIVAR's Weekend Endurance Pack and gave us a fantastic 4.5 out of 5.

He's off to his local bike shop to see how Elivar works for him over the long haul.

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21 Things They Should Have Told Me Before I Got Into Age Group Triathlon

21 Things They Should Have Told Me Before I Got Into Age Group Triathlon

May 01, 2016

Elivar Featured Athlete, David Horne, shares some thoughts on the Triathlon bug.

Including a missing sports car, an appreciation of true tiredness and how a cancelled meeting at work might be an opportunity to squeeze in a quick swim session.

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5 TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED FELL RUNNING – DAVE TAYLOR

5 TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED FELL RUNNING – DAVE TAYLOR

March 12, 2016

If you’ve ever been envious of runners who escape the traffic to enjoy the challenge and reward of running in the hills then you might want to try fell running. It’s not as intimidating as you might think.

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ELIVAR GAINS ACCESS TO OVER 1,200 BIKE STORES ACROSS THE UK

ELIVAR GAINS ACCESS TO OVER 1,200 BIKE STORES ACROSS THE UK

February 28, 2016

Elivar – the world’s first sports nutrition brand exclusively focused on developing products for athletes over 35 years old – has appointed WINDWAVE as its exclusive distributor for the UK Bike Market.

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SCOTTISH MASTERS XC CHAMPIONSHIP

SCOTTISH MASTERS XC CHAMPIONSHIP

February 28, 2016

Finishing 5th over-all and 1st in her age category (W50) at the recent Scottish Masters Cross Country Championships, Fiona Matheson – Elivar Featured Athlete – sent back this report of the day

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