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Guilt-free sweet treats for athletes in training

If you’re training for a sporting event, you’ll be no stranger to dedication, discipline, early nights and healthy eating. But even the most focused of athletes will occasionally look at some chocolate and think 'I am fairly tempted right now.' Luckily, Max Willcocks is on hand to tell us about s... Read more

Nutrition and exercise: How the right post-workout foods can help athletes succeed

Getting through the Arctic Circle Race and improving athletic performance starts with post-workout nutrition. Tackling freezing temperatures and arduous terrain will be tough for The Arctic V, and they should be putting plenty of thought into their food and drink. The post-activity (workout, pra... Read more

8 motivational tips from ski legend Chemmy Alcott

We're big fans of Chemmy Alcott (anyone who tackles the Arctic Circle Race and smashes it wins our respect), and we thought we'd ask her what makes her tick. We’ve looked through our interviews with Chemmy at N.Peal and Trevor Sorbie, and uncovered some of the motivations that keep her inspired. He... Read more

Chemmy Alcott Interview - What's Next?

As a proud sponsor of Chemmy Alcott we were thrilled to watch her race at Sochi, her fourth Olympics, and place 19th. To come back from a leg break in August and perform so well for Team GB in February is a prime example of a strong women who just does not give up. So we can't imagine she preparing ... Read more

Chemmy A Million Thank Yous

Four-time Olympian and all-round inspiration, Chemmy Alcott has done our country proud. And we are just chuffed here at Columbus Direct Insurance to see her achievements at Sochi. We were all biting our nails watching her race as she came in not even two seconds off the Gold medal time in the women’... Read more

Team GB's Sochi Rollercoaster to Gold, Silver and Two Bronze

Olympic besties, Chemmy and Julia Mancuso, enjoying participating at the world event. Sochi 2014, the purpose built Olympic extravaganza, was full of glory and grief. Alpine skiing was one of the Olympic sports that kept us edging forward on our couches with every ice-scratching turn; we were grabb... Read more

Chemmy Alcotts 19th Place Feels like Gold

Thanking her right leg on Twitter, Chemmy Alcott let Great Britain know just how happy she is with her final Olympic downhill run, “19th is a gold for me. Anyone who has followed what I've been through will understand that.” To get a top 20 place at Sochi after recovering from two leg breaks, the la... Read more

Chemmy Alcott is part of Team GB for Sochi 2014

Woo Hoo! We are so glad to hear the result Chemmy has worked so hard for. Team GB are giving her the opportunity to shine at another Olympics, this time in Sochi. Chemmy sent us a message to share her happiness. You can be a Chemmy fan and show your support for her and Team GB by following her pr... Read more

Chemmy and The Alpine 4 Ski Round Canary Wharf

If you walked through Canary Wharf’s shopping centre on Monday or Tuesday, you may have seen a bunch of athletes working out on strange-looking cross trainers while shouting about breaking a world record. If so, you’ll have witnessed the efforts of Olympian skier Chemmy Alcott and hardcore athletes... Read more

Fitness testing with The Arctic V and Chemmy Alcott at Kingston University

On a cold, rainy evening in November, we headed to Kingston University's Sport, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department to meet up with former Olympic athlete Chemmy Alcott and a few members of The Arctic V. Just in case you'd forgotten, The Arctic V are comprised of Chemmy, Max Willc... Read more

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