5 smoothie recipes for a healthier 2016

Healthy smoothies have been a craze for a while now, and let’s face it, most people have blenders at home. Although many smoothies are full of sugar, there are plenty of ways to make them more balanced and healthy without losing their appeal. We love using protein powder in our recipes, which is perfectly healthy…

How to avoid holiday weight gain

The festive season is upon us, which means Christmas parties, big family dinners, cookies at the office, chocolates in your stockings, and lots of mulled wine and minced pies. We tend to let loose over Christmas and New Year, and although gaining a pound isn’t the end of the world for most of us, research…

protein brownies

Protein brownies with caramel sauce

These might just be up there with the best thing I’ve baked, EVER! You have to try them. Adapted from Zanna Van Dyk’s recipe for Active In Style, I made some absolutely mouth-watering protein brownies with a salted caramel sauce. (P.S. they taste even better than they look!)   Brownies:   2 eggs 2 super…

Let’s run the world together

For nearly two years now, we’ve kept quiet about what we’re building because we’ve been super-busy building it. But we’re ready to start sharing everything we love about our sparkly new app with you. Which is appropriate – because Racefully is all about sharing. From the moment we launch in January 2016, Racefully will redefine…

Running technique – get more air time

There are many much-discussed variables that affect running performance but one technique that’s often overlooked is ground contact time. In other words, the amount of time your foot stays in contact with the ground on every stride.   When doing gait analysis (you know, when you get on a treadmill in a running shop and…

Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet – a review

For three months, Racefully team member Sarah followed the Ketogenic diet. It’s a high fat, moderate protein and very low carbohydrate regime, designed to force your body to burn fat instead of carbs.   It’s wise to check with a doctor before following any diet plan that cuts out food groups. Here’s what she thought:…

Oat & Sultana cookies

Oat & sultana cookies

Racefully team member Sarah followed Deliciously Ella’s recipe for chewy sultana cookies, and they turned out fabulously! Oats are a fantastic slow-release energy source that keep you feeling full and the best thing about this recipe is that there’s no need for any fancy ingredients or equipment. These cookies are made from ingredients that most…

yoga for runners

Yoga for runners

The key to getting fitter and faster is to run often, but also to compliment that with accessory exercises that will be beneficial. Yoga can help runners build flexibility and strength which are both very important.   As a runner, why should I practice yoga? As well as improved flexibility and strength, yoga will help…

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Meet the Racefully team: David!

Meet David, one of our co-founders! Here’s a little insight into his fitness goals, challenges and more.   Name: David Naylor Profession: Racefully co-founder, lawyer My Current Fitness Plan: Not what it should be. Run twice a week (would like it to be three times). Try to do an average of 10,000 steps a day…

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