Another Preston in the books! This year we fielded a smaller team then in the past with myself (Emily Flynn), Ariane Bonhomme, Amelie Bruneau and Miriam Brouwer. However, we were one of larger teams and definitely more dominant. It was a hot one (felt like 35) with the race starting at noon. We had our pantyhose full of ice to keep us cool!
During Ottawa race weekend, we have decided to put together a small team of runners whom we feel truly represent our brand. We thought it would be really interesting for us to tell their stories throughout the weekend.
Xact Nutrition, a canadian based family sports nutrition business released today (May 26th 2016) the world’s first maple syrup energy bar. Read More
In 2006, Canadian Ray Zahab, and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea. National Geographic tracked the expedition by web, as well as the documentary film ‘Running The Sahara’ was filmed to capture the expedition, and raise awareness for the drinking water crisis in North Africa. Ray went on to found Impossible2Possible (i2P) (impossible2possible.com), an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions. His adventures and expeditions have taken Ray all over the world, to the most inhospitable regions on the planet. Read More
At 6:40am on May 14, the starting gun went off at Ironman Texas, and initially the lack of movement was a little anticlimactic. Rolling starts lack the immediate chaos and exhilaration of mass starts, but I enjoy the few moments of calm between when the starting gun fires and I become one more body in a sea of flailing arms and legs. The athletes ahead were either in a mad dash to gain control of the lead swim pack or trying not to drown in the first ten seconds of an 8-10 hour day, but those of us seeded several rows deep wouldn’t even get our toes wet for another minute. Read More
We had heard a good deal about Heath’s new cycling store, The 11, in Toronto even before they opened their door’s in March 2015. And several attempts to meet with the the owner, heath, had come awry for all the usual reasons… so it was a long time in coming, but just recently xact NUTRITION owners, Lawrence and Marianne got to visit the store, including a personal guided tour by xact NUTRITION ambassador, Logan Cornel. We were not disappointed! Read More
Le Grand Défi, is a unique sporting event that takes place every year in the province of Québec, bringing together children, adults, schools and all sorts of organizations to promote health and physical activity. Read More
Maple syrup is 100% pure and natural, much loved and well known by Canadians, especially at breakfast time. Our understanding of its make up has increased greatly very recently as researchers characterized not just mineral and vitamin content, but also the nature of the sugars present and other compounds with significant antioxidant properties. Read More
Since xact NUTRITION created FRUIT2 for the trail running scene in 2012 at X-trail Mont Orford, we have seen athletes all over Eastern Canada start using FRUIT2 for energy during races and training runs. The number of athletes choosing FRUIT2 for during-effort energy has grown hand-in-hand with xact nutrition’s presence at sporting events and specialized retailers. Back then we had a grand total of 2! Thank you, le coureur nordique in Québec city and Le Coureur in Sherbrooke, for your confidence in FRUIT2 back then! xact nutrition’s retailer partners have since grown to well over 100 today. Find the store carrying xact nutrition nearest to you.
“It’s your friggin’ melon man!” the words my good friend, ski guru and occasional coach as well as technical adviser on all things ski, said to me as I balked at the expense of a fine helmet when I was taking up alpine ski racing at the tender age of 38 or so. “Its your head. You should buy the best helmet you can afford!“ Read More