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VALA is featured in Women's Running Magazine

VALA is featured in Women's Running Magazine

SPOTTED! 👀Guess who’s featured in @womensrunninguk magazine? It’s only your fave 100% natural energy gel 🙌🏻I still have to pinch myself whenever I see VALA in print, as it seems so surreal. I spent a solid decade working as a graphic designer creating magazine layouts, so this is a really fun full-circle life moment! Thank you so much to Esther, Sue and the WRM team for their incredible review below:“Nutrition is so important to get right as you start to build up your mileage. There are a huge range of gels and much nutritional advice available, but it can often be trial...

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VALA energy gels - reviews

VALA energy gels - reviews

🚨 REVIEW ROUND UP 🚨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It’s that time again where we round up the VALA reviews from our amazing energy crew! Thank you so much to every one of you that tags us and shares their thoughts on our gels. Here are some of the highlights from the past few weeks...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“This is honestly the best energy gel I’ve ever tried and it’s all natural, tasty and perfectly packaged. I discovered this brand while judging the Free From Food Awards and reached out to tell them that I loved them so much because let me tell you, not all gels are made...

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We all start somewhere!

We all start somewhere!

It’s often easy to look at a successful athlete and see them as an expert in their field, whilst forgetting that they started at zero just like everyone else. What turned them into winners was their strength, perseverance and determination to succeed against all odds.When it comes to sports, it’s pretty safe to say that I am the least competitive person! As a child, team sports filled me with anxiety and I was never driven by a desire to win... much to the disappointment of many sports teachers 😂It was only when I discovered a love of being active at...

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Why we chose to get Informed Sport certified

Why we chose to get Informed Sport certified

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been asked if our gels are Informed Sport @wetestyoutrust certified and I’m always so happy to reply “Yes, they are!”. For those of you that might not have heard of it before, Informed Sport is a global testing and certification programme. It provides assurance to athletes that products carrying the Informed Sport mark have been tested for prohibited substances and manufactured to high-quality standards.Before starting VALA, I had no idea about the huge importance and implications of banned substance testing. It was only when spoke to Triathlon Coach Rich Emmett @emmporiatriathlon prior to our first...

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VALA is chosen as Runner's World UK 'Best in Test'

VALA is chosen as Runner's World UK 'Best in Test'

Huuuuge thanks to each and every one of you that has commented and messaged to show some love for our Runner’s World feature! I really do appreciate each and every message of support and am so grateful for our incredible VALA crew 🙏🏻If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of the mag yet, here’s what @runnersworlduk had to say about our “BEST IN TEST” gels...“A paste more than a gel, VALA’s blend of maple syrup, squished dates, powdered chia seeds, Welsh sea salt, lemon and lime juice creates a rarity: a gel you can actually look forward to...

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VALA has made it to Everest... with Mostafah Salamen

VALA has made it to Everest... with Mostafah Salamen

Exciting news, VALA crew... we’ve made it all the way to Everest 🏔🙌🏻🤯Huge thank you to the absolutely incredible @mostafasalameh for the opportunity to fuel up his team on their Everest expedition. Everest has always been on my wish list so to see our little VALA sachets all the way out in Nepal is an absolute dream come true!Stay tuned for more updates as Mostafa and his crew continue their ascent! ✌🏻

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