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The REAL reason I started VALA

The REAL reason I started VALA

You might already know that I started VALA because my boyfriend Dann - who is a keen marathon runner - struggled to find a gel that didn’t make him feel awful during his training and racing 🏃🏻‍♂️Like so many runners, Dann almost ‘fell into’ running. What started as a few 5ks around our local park in Melbourne after work quickly evolved into 10ks, half marathons and eventually full marathons. (If you’re thinking “I thought she’s Welsh, why is she talking about Melbourne?” 😂 I moved to Australia 🇦🇺 in 2017 for 18 months, which is where I met Dann!).As Dann’s running...

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Crew love

Crew love

CREW LOVE✅ 100% natural✅ Made from seven ingredients✅ Preservative and additive free✅ Tastes like 'real food'✅ Kind on the tumThese are just a few of the things that our VALA crew and customers love about our gels. It makes me so happy to hear such incredible feedback from you all and I always welcome any feedback that you might have!Be it positive, constructive or something you'd like to see VALA release in the future, I'm all ears as I want us to make the best products possible for you to take on your adventures.Feel free to send over a DM...

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Energy gels you can look forward to eating

Energy gels you can look forward to eating

Imagine having an energy gel that you can actually LOOK FORWARD to eating (*gasp*) during your training and racing! Look no further, friends - VALA has got you covered.VALA gels are made from 100% natural ingredients, taste great and are kind on your tum. Don't just take our word for it though - read what VALA user @steff_runs had to say about using VALA gels during his run:"Tried my first @valaenergy gel today. Got to say, I was dead impressed. It tasted excellent, was easy to digest, caused no stomach issues, had quite a nice texture to it (slightly thicker than many gels but easy...

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Why is correct nutrition so important?

Why is correct nutrition so important?

Ok folks, let’s talk fuelling up. After all, who doesn’t love a good evening of carb loading the night before a big run or ride? Carbs are the the go-to before a long endurance session as they’re the ideal energy source for our bodies. This is because they can be converted more easily than protein or fats into glucose, which is the main form of sugar that's transported and used by the body. This is often considered to be our primary energy source.During our regular daily activities, carbs and fat help to keep our energy levels up. As we increase the intensity...

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Why you need a great physio

Why you need a great physio

I know it might seem like VALA is all about the trails, but our gels can often be seen making a sneaky appearance at the gym! Here’s amazing physio Mitch from @elite_performance_therapy using VALA in the gym before his treadmill sprint training.If there’s one thing I could tell my younger self when I started my exercise journey, it would be to schedule regular physio appointments and make stretching a priority. I was arguably a lot less committed to stretching and cooling down when I first started running and doing HIIT exercises. The result? I’d find myself getting stuck in a cycle of...

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VALA ambassador: Tom

VALA ambassador: Tom

If you've been following VALA on Instagram for a while, you'll no doubt have seen Tom popping up on our page. He's often spotted reppin' a VALA top, hair pushed back with a buff and a VALA gel safely tucked into his running vest to fuel up his long runs. You might remember this iconic and hilarious 'official unofficial' VALA ad that Tom created whilst out on his runs, which had us all in stitches. Tom has been with us from the very start and has always been such an incredible ambassador for VALA, so it's great to officially have him on our team. Keep scrolling to find out what...

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