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VALA Crew Love + Reviews

VALA Crew Love + Reviews

It feels like this year has been whizzing by and I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for long evenings, summer events and all around good times in the sunshine.As the weather warms up and the summer training season is in full swing, we’ve been getting so many lovely messages and reviews about our award-winning gels from our VALA energy crew.Peep what our users have to say about VALA below…“Just done my first ever ultra trail run powered by VALA. Couldn't have done it without your amazing gels… so thank you.”@sarahgravs“I ended up having three VALA gels today!...

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Race Season Reflections

Race Season Reflections

We had such a blast at the @runafanforest1 Beast of Bryn.Thank you to all of our VALA crew members new and old that stopped by to hang out and have a chat.It was so lovely seeing you all in person and you’re all incredibly inspiring (those hills! 🥵).We have a few more events planned over the next few months, so be sure to swing by and say hey 👋🏻

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Happiness is an Inside Job

Happiness is an Inside Job

So many people wait to feel happiness…They put it on the backburner and tell themselves they’ll be happy when they have the new job, the new home, the PB or the new partner.But the reality is that happiness is a CHOICE and we can always find something to be happy about.🙏🏻 Start by being thankful for what you have right now and allowing that to make you feel content - write down or speak out loud three things that you have to be grateful for today.💚 Learn how to forgive others and most importantly yourself - Hoʻoponopono is the most...

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Crew Love + VALA Reviews

Crew Love + VALA Reviews

Nothing makes me happier than seeing our VALA crew out there having the best time with our gels.As the co-founder of Swansea based tri club @trihardharriers, runner Mike @mikerod_therunner has been a huge supporter of VALA since we launched nearly two years ago.Seeing him out there smashing through his PBs and doing incredibly well is so inspiring.Since trying out VALA, Mike’s become a big fan of our 100% natural gels.Here’s what he had to say about using our gels during his training and racing:“I’ve never really used gels before, but to try and find that extra edge in long distance events I started...

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We Won a Wales Food & Drink Award for 'Innovation'

We Won a Wales Food & Drink Award for 'Innovation'

Recently Dann and I had the pleasure of attending the very first @fooddrinkawardswales in Cardiff and guess what?…VALA took home the ‘Innovation’ award for our 100% natural energy gels - talk about the icing on the cake!We met and discovered some of the most incredible food and drink businesses in Wales, which was so inspiring. Our table mates were the infamous @tinyrebelbrewco and the delicious @blightybooch (I’m now hooked).I often say that I knew I wanted to move back to Wales to start VALA as the sense of community and support for shopping independent and local is unparalleled.I remember coming back from London and seeing amazing...

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VALA Turns 2

VALA Turns 2

Thank you so much to our amazing VALA crew for celebrating us turning 2 with us!Two years ago I started VALA with a mission to create:1. A plant based energy gel that actually worked and that athletes could look forward to eating.2. A community and crew of likeminded people that loves being outdoors and wants to support each other, no matter what pace or distance you run.Yesterday I looked around and saw friendly smiles from so many of our crew members and I felt incredibly grateful to have seen this epic community grow and grow.The support and love you show...

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