Important message from The Mud Yard

It is with deep regret that we have to inform you that the Mud Yard mud run at Buzzards Valley on Saturday 8th October will no longer be going ahead. The Mud Yard is a small family business and due to an unexpected illness we have had to make this very hard decision. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. At present as we do not know the timescale for recovery therefore we cannot reschedule the event for a later date.   As a result of this all sign up fees will be refunded in full to all participants (who have already signed up) within the next 7 days to enable you to book an alternative event. Please allow up to 14 days for the payment to clear in your account. As and when the situation changes we will update you on any further developments with the Mud Yard. We would like to thank you for your support in choosing the Mud Yard and wish you all the best for your future runs.   Kind Regards Sharon & Spencer Louca The Mud Yard Ltd  
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Why you should ditch processed foods!

Looking for an easy way to throw your hormones out of whack, bring your metabolism to a halt, and gain a lot of weight? Then eat more processed foods! Go to the supermarket and stock up on crisps, biscuits, sweets, chocolate and commercially-baked cakes. Eat everything you can find that comes in a box or contains refined grains, hydrogenated oils, or added sugar and preservatives. Keep it up, and soon you won't be able to control your weight at all! I'm being sarcastic, but you get the point. Processed foods are absolute murder on your hormone balance. Why? Here's a dirty little secret: Your body doesn't recognize them as foods.   Processed foods don't come from nature; they come from factories. The more productive the factories, the more money the corporation makes. And the less the corporation can spend on the cheap raw materials going into those factories, the higher its profit margins. As a result, the diet of the 21st century is composed primarily of cheap crops like corn, soy, and wheat, whether we consciously recognize them on our plates or not. Of course, corn, soy, and wheat don't have a lot of flavour on their own, so food chemists add a
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How to fuel your Mud Run, Prior, During and After

How to Fuel your Mud Run: Prior to, During & After. In preparation for your Mud Run, appropriate nutrition and hydration can help you maintain your energy levels throughout the course, avoid nausea, dehydration and cramps. Your nutrition throughout your training time should be based around unprocessed, whole foods with a healthy balance of carbs (50-60%), lean protein (20-30%) and healthy fats (10-30%), The Count Down   1 Month Before Start to increase your percentage of carbs to nearer the 60/70% range and reduce protein, keep your fat intake at around 20/30%. This will help to store muscle glycogen. Think about supplementing your nutrition with a good multi vitamin which contains Vit C, B-Complex, Vit D, Zinc and Magnesium. Ensure you are getting adequate rest, aiming for 7-8hours of quality sleep to help aid muscle recovery and repair. Enjoy Epsom Salt baths to aid recovery from training.   2 Days Before 48hours before endurance events is the time to “Carb-load”; this will give your body the time to store glycogen in the muscles ready to be used through the event. Carbohydrates should form 70-90% of your overall calorie intake for the 2 days prior to your run. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugars which the body
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Fancy Joining The Mud Yard Team?

The success of any muddy obstacle race can be measured by the help and support offered by its volunteers who marshal the course, oversee the obstacles and generally have the safety and welfare of all runners as their mission for the day. Here at the Mud Yard we are looking for volunteers to join the team to marshal at our upcoming events. What will I get? Free entry to future race Fed and watered on the day Free place on 1 day first aid course run by our medics Rapid Response Who is this role for? Runners who may be nursing an injury Family and friends of runners taking part Local charities or groups Anyone who can motivate our runners and who’s willing to give muddy hugs Fancy becoming part of the team? Free on Saturday 8th October – drop us an email with your details to  
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