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Running

Maple syrup’s natural sugars metabolise quickly into glucose, making it the perfect ingredient for fuelling an active running lifestyle.

Sport recipes
Maple chicken pitta pocket post-time Created with Sketch. 15 minutes

This recipe is a variation of the classic chicken sandwich. By replacing mayonnaise with Greek yoghurt, you’ll ben...

Maple energy jujubes post-time Created with Sketch. 40 minutes

Maple jujubes make a great snack when you are exercising – and because they are so small, they are easy to carry. ...

Maple energy squares post-time Created with Sketch. 45 minutes

A great snack for refuelling after a workout – or for popping in a lunchbox. The squares are packed with fruit, nu...

Sports drink with cranberry, maple and star anise post-time Created with Sketch. 1 hours 02 minutes

This is a homemade energy drink with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is a pure and natural energy s...

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Nutrition

Pure Canadian maple syrup not only tastes better than processed sweeteners made from corn syrup, it is also better for you. Discover why maple syrup’s nutritional value is superior to other common sweeteners, such as honey, sugar, and even brown sugar

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A 60ml portion of pure Canadian maple syrup contains

100%

of the recommended daily intake of manganese - a mineral that provides vital nutrients for muscle recovery

A 60ml portion of pure Canadian maple syrup contains of the recommended daily intake of manganese - a mineral that provides vital nutrients for muscle recovery

Meet the Pro

Lemarl Freckleton

Born and raised in Newport, Wales, the 25-year-old sprinter came 4th in BUCS outdoor championships in three consecutive years – 2013, 2014 and 2015. Lemarl came 6th in the British U23 championships in 2014, and in the same year qualified for both the Senior outdoor European trials and World indoor trials.

Q&A

Q. What inspired you to take up athletics?

A. I came from a heavy sporting family. My cousin is Christian Malcolm, my godfather is Doug Turner (European bronze medallist).

Q. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

A. Quitters never win.

Q. What is your favourite piece of sports kit and why?

A. My Nike balaclava. Because winter training in the UK isn’t a joke.

Q. Which sportsperson has inspired you the most – and why?

A. Athletics related it has to be Usain Bolt; no-one carries themselves the way he does and the way he dominates is insane.
Non-athletics related – Serena Williams, all day. She’s an absolute force and her ability to keep going even when it’s not been her year is incredible.

Q. Proudest moment in sport?

A. Being a British Championship finalist.

Q. If you weren’t a professional athlete, what job do you think you’d be doing?

A. Musician.

Q. What is your advice to someone who wants to turn professional, or at least try to?

A. Have fun; I was terrible as a Junior and I kept working and grinding – next thing, I’m Welsh champion.

Q. What is your favourite pre-race meal?

A. Eggs.

Q. What’s your favourite way of using pure maple syrup?

A. On my omelette in the morning, or with my oats.