The Thames Path Challenge - Arctic Power Berries Eve stepped over the finish line at a charity marathon

Last Saturday was a big day for our little feet! Eve (Co-Founder of Arctic Power Berries) decided to raise money for Macmillan cancer research by running a marathon (42 kilometers) from Moulsford to Henley-on-Thames. In some sense it was a half marathon, since many people did the double challenge or ultra run - walking, jogging or running from 50 to even up to 100 kilometers! 

Below is a short post about our trip to an English countryside and what does it take to get to run a whole 42 kilometers! 

After a very hectic week doing a show at London Olympia, a few important meetings and a friend's bday bash we headed up to Cholsey by train from London Paddington. This cute little English town was just like from an old movie and we spent a day strolling the little streets. 

We stayed at The Coachmaker's Arms Bed & Breakfast that looked over the roofs of Wallingford and had the friendliest staff (the owners). Definitely recommend the place if you ever stay around this area.

We didn't have really anything else planned than to carb up for tomorrows challenge (so eat, eat and eat more!). There's obviously a healthy way to make sure you get enough carbohydrates for a long lasting activity but we decided to swap on to that holiday mood and went for pizza instead. And o boy was it yummy! 

And below you see the famous breakfast before the race. Obviously included our Arctic Power Berries (how could she otherwise get to the finish without some Arctic superpowers!) So made a huge bowl of blueberry oats with two heaped teaspoons of our Arctic 100% pure blueberry powder. Topped it with some much needed protein from Pip and Nut peanut butter, banana for potassium and a one take-away sachet of Blackcurrant Powder. Nutritious, filling and hopefully enough energy for nearly four hours of jogging! 

.... and yes, even though the heavy rain she managed to step over the Finish line! In such a great time too! 3.45. Proudly raising money for Macmillan cancer research. It's the little things in life we can do to make a difference!

Anyone on that side of the screen who runs marathons or has dreamed of running one? 

 

Much love from

Eve & Anna