Friday, 30 December 2011

Spotted in Zim'

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Secret Dartmoor swimming hole, 3 degrees!

Dartmoor, actually not raining

Cyclopedia app for iPad

Check this out.
Stunning history of the bicycle

Message on the hoof

29 ride Cannock Chase

...including Mule Steve (bottom right)

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Home cooks...

Home cooking..

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas..

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

Palamos Christmas Race.... Mules Team Burnet Stewart

"Not a great ending to the competition in Palamos...we went into the medal race lying 3rd but made a mess of the race and finished 9th which dropped us to 6th overall. Very annoying but we've definitely learnt a lot and the experience of messing up a medal race will hopefully mean that next time we're in that situation we'll finish with a positive outcome! A short break now and then we'll be back in Weymouth on the 2nd Jan, ready to burn off the mince pies at a (very cold squad camp. Onwards and upwards. Merry Christmas everyone!"

I Believe I can Fly

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Zimbabwe here we come....


The Marathon des Sables (MdS, Marathon of the Sands, or Sahara Marathon) is a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons. The longest single stage (2009) is 91 km (57 mi) long.This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara desert. It is considered the toughest foot race on Earth. The first event of the Marathon started in 1986.

Ok, so tell us something we didn't already know - Alex met Patrick Bauer last night - an inspiration of a man, incredible and a man who shares all the dreams and passion of MuleBar and who loves our energy.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Rockin and kicking at Mule Anna Nichoola's film launch

Anna and the dancing gals

Crux Move MuleBar vid

Javi clutching his stocking at the Brass Monkeys

34th Javi, well done!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

End of the day, time to change me stockings..

Jules and Nige pop by

Git on down to a chilly Brass Monkeys

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Get along to Herne Hill this coming Sunday for the ViCiOUS cyclo cross race...

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Read all about it - Cycling Weekly

Train spotting

Friday, 9 December 2011

Five to win....

Monday, 5 December 2011

2011 50 mile Champion - Awesome Mule Frosty wins again...

Geneva Marathon

Our Swiss team handing out balloon mules yesterday at the Geneva marathon!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Our trophy boy..

Jimmy attacks on the last berm...gogogo

The big 1st for big G!

Jimmy comes in 5th, G currently 3rd!

Warm or what for December.

This beats XC...

The three Mule DH's - double no's

Forest of Dean mags


Practice run in the Forest of Dean

Friday, 2 December 2011

Essential wallet ingredients

Wintery Wiltshire

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mule Frosty gets ready for the weekend....

Crossing the finish VICTORIOUS 2010 after 50 miles!
Frosty on the podium 2010

Frosty's in San Francisco to defend her 2010 title at the TNF 50miler

"It’s always exciting to see the previous year’s champ return to defend her title and it’s no different with Anna Frost. Frost has long been a terribly strong mountain runner before making her ultra debut in winning last year’s race. This year, she’s battled a bunch of injuries and wasn’t as regular a participant on the mountain racing scene as in 2010. However, she did take quite well to stage racing. In July, Frost won the inaugural Salomon 4 Trails stage race in Switzerland that covered 100 miles and 30,000′+ of climbing in four stages. In late August, she and Salomon-teammate Rickey Gates won the open-mixed category at the GORE-TEX TransRockies Run with only three open-men’s teams ahead of them. After last year’s TNF 50, Frost said “I don’t have any 50 milers planned for next year.” Well, we’re glad this one found its way onto her calendar. (Here’s how it did.)"

Monday, 28 November 2011 - Like a donkeypunch to hunger...

Image courtesy of The Active Photographer

I’ll be honest – my first contact with MuleBar products was via the free sample dish at an outdoors show. In my defense, it wasn’t my fault; I like food and the packaging was just too shiny to miss. Of course I felt obliged to take a taste… which in turn led me to walk away from the stand with a box of products under my arm (for scientific testing purposes, you understand).

The idea behind MuleBar energy bars was founded in a snow hole at around 6200m up Cerro Aconcagua in the Andes in 2002. Upon their return to the New Forest on the Hampshire/Wiltshire boarder, the chaps concerned vowed to produce a range of 100% natural products that you can actually eat and comfortably digest whilst out on your adventure.

With a premise that ‘what is natural is good’, MuleBar use locally-sourced, organic and Fairtrade products where possible (even their non-organic goodies are 90%). They also use the services of Matt Lovell, England RFU nutritional advisor, so you can see they’re determined to give you the good stuff.

But what are the bars actually like? Well, I’ve been (not-so-scientifically) testing the 65g offerings throughout the year, mostly whilst out walking and on photo shoots – and I have to say, they are delicious. They look like very shiny flapjacks, but are not sticky to the touch; in taste tests, my good lady and I agreed that ‘chewy gooey’ is actually a pretty spot-on description.

You might think that such a modest serving would have no real effect, but these bars are surprisingly filling; just the job when you need that little ‘something’ to keep you going. My argument has always been that I’d rather have a nutritious snack on hand rather than the typical fayre available at the nearest petrol station.

My personal favourite is the Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin flavour; the apple is quite subtle and, oddly enough, there is a slight hint of filo pastry about it. Also, the intriguingly-named Hunza Nut (which smells of golden syrup) is worth a look; it gives you a satisfying apple/date taste. The Mango Tango is really cheek-smackingly zingy and as much as I hate to admit it, the Liquorice Allsports is actually quite nice, too. I’m not usually a fan of liquorice, you see.

Summary: When your belly needs feeding whilst on the go, it makes sense to feed it good, clean food. Seriously, give these a go. MuleBar have done a great job in balancing great-tasting products with the ethics to support their core beliefs.

Mulebar in Franfurt...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Old vid but... wow

Best goodie in the goodie bag!

PBs smashed...booming Boscombe 10k

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Claud the Butler - top coffee..