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The Arctic V reveal their training tips for The Arctic Circle Race

Let us make ourselves absolutely clear - The Arctic Circle Race will be the toughest test The Arctic V have faced yet. The three-day challenge will take it out of our five intrepid athletes - so it’s vital that they train well. We spoke to Max Willcocks about the training that they’re undergoing,... Read more

Why Chemmy Alcott gives 100% in Olympic training and interviews

If you saw the Clare Balding show on BT Sport on Friday night, you would've heard Chemmy Alcott rush through the story of her near death experience, then launch into an exuberant description of the single-mindedness that drives her towards her fourth Olympics. She even ending up putting words in Mar... Read more

Chemmy Alcott post-training mini interview

Sorry, we've got to ask - exactly where does Chemmy Alcott get her energy from? After completing her fitness test at Kingston University, the nation's favourite (retired) Olympic skier found the time to cheer on her team members, pull a few tough-looking stretches and chat to us for a few minutes... Read more

Max and True reveal the ins and outs of training with a husky

When The Arctic V come across teams of huskies in Greenland, Max Willcocks will be more familiar than most; he already owns his own husky, a 2.5-year-old Siberian husky called TrueDog. Max walks and runs with True every day; each week, he’ll cover up to 60 miles with her, although True ... 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

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

The Arctic V's training in Austria

Earlier on this year, The Arctic V headed to Austria to get their training up to speed. Here's what they got up to... Trip factfile: Dates of the trip: January 4 - 8, 2015 Location and where they were staying: The gang were staying in a chalet which has sponsored them called The Apsle... Read more

What does the challenge involve?

The three-day event is not for the faint-hearted; competitors can burn thousands of calories per day, and at night they sleep in tents in the snow in temperatures that sink as low as -30ºC. There are rest stops available where hot and cold drinks and high calorie foods are provided, but if you hav... Read more

Nutrition and healing recipes for hardworking athletes

Post-workout food is hugely important; it allows the body to heal, helps you prepare for your next workout and replaces all the vitamins and minerals you’ve lost while you’ve been working out. Here are some recipes that’ll ensure The Arctic V recover quickly when they arrive home after the face. ... 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

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