Ever since I was in short pants I’ve been eating Soreen Malt Loaf (thanks Mum!) as a great after school pick me up. Fast forward 25 (or so…) years and I think I’ve been missing a trick here, as it turns out the sporting elite are munching down on this energy-rich snack too.
This has been an amazing year so far, one that has seen me complete 3 Half Marathons, a full Marathon, having climbed the 3 highest peaks in the UK solo in under 22 hours, cycled from London to Brighton and back home and cycled on a static bike for 12 hours. All in all I will have run, walked and cycled approximately 2,000 miles in aid of Make-A-Wish UK by the end of this year.
It will come as no surprise that I train hard to maintain my fitness and increase my endurance, particularly as my biggest challenge to date approaches. In November I’ll be cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in just 9 days. If the distance and the weather isn’t going to make it hard enough, I’m taking this on solo and without any support. Clearly this is would be physically demanding for even an experienced cyclist, but I only started cycling in March and as such it’s going to be physically & mentally hard cycling on average 100 miles a day for 9 days straight – but doing it alone is going to be a real test of character.
Training hard and putting the right fuel in my body is hugely important – and it’s here where I am learning the benefits of the squidgy energy that Soreen’s Malt Loaf provides.
A quick fuel boost
Inspired by cyclists and other athletes I’ve been stocking up on Soreen Mini Loaves and Lunchbox Loaves as a way to provide a quick and easy energy boost while I’m training for the JOGLE Challenge.
This sweetish treat is high in complex carbohydrates, protein and a little fat and fibre too. It therefore provides a great balance between and instant energy hit and, thanks to those proteins aiding the slow release some of that energy as well. Well I’m sold – for me this is the perfect pocket-sized fuel for me to be take on my JOGLE challenge. So, thanks to the guy’s at Soreen I’ll be packing a couple of slices of the original Malt Loaf or a couple of their fruit-packed Lunchbox Loaves each day as I power my way down through the country.
So with a little help from Soreen and a whole heap of determination I’m aiming to cycle over 900 miles in 9 days and hopefully raise even more cash for Make-A-Wish UK.
If you would like to donate and help Guy reach his £5,000 fundraising target for Make-A-Wish UK, then please visit www.justgiving.com/milesforwishes
You can find out more at www.milesforwishes.com or follow Guy’s progress across social media;