In training with the lovely WMN RUN ladies throughout this winter, I’ve come to find that a lot of the same questions were often being asked. What should I be eating before a long run? Should I carry food with me – if so, what? Gels? Energy bars? What do I stock up on for recovery?  Admittedly, we’re faced with food every day so it’s easy to take it for granted, although it really is one of the fundamental factors to performing properly.

When we ask our bodies to train for something extra, on top of the demands of everyday life, food becomes fuel more than ever before, and we shouldn’t expect to function properly without it – your body needs the right food to function, both mentally and physically. I’ve had learnt from some horrendous runs that could have been put right from simply taking a break to sit down and eat a banana. Although, it’s not always easy to know what’s what, especially with an ever growing health food market that can often feel increasingly juxtaposed.

To try and make more sense of the world of nutrition, WMN RUN will be hosting a 90 minute make, taste and talk afternoon with nutritionist, and author of Go Faster Food, Kate Percy, in partnership with Meridian Foods and Energy Lab BTS.


On Saturday 20th February Kate will be sharing her wealth of food knowledge, as she brings sports nutrition principles into the everyday for runners, be it learning how to aid performance, or to help with general well-being. We’ll be touching on how to fuel for long runs and race day, discussing about some of the top foods for endurance training, learning recipes, and making a selection of energy bars and smoothies, followed by sampling our creations (of course).

Line up –

  • Marathon fuel talk
  • Food sampling
  • Make & taste – Energy balls & recovery shakes
  • Q & A

Where – Energy Lab London (Shoreditch)
When – Saturday 20th February – 12.30pm

The WMN RUN ladies have a short run on schedule this week which will take place beforehand. Join us for 6 miles, and meet us at 9.30am at Shoreditch High St station. We will be heading for post run food before heading to the event.

Note : There are 3 ticketed options, all include entry to make taste and talk, with 2 being inclusive of copies of Kate’s cook book/books.

Tickets must be purchased beforehand. Buy yours here.


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