Real ale offers real benefits for runners this season
Beer predominately contains water and carbohydrate, both of which are essential in post-race recovery for rehydration and to replace some of the energy lost through exercise.
And for all those running injuries - real ale has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties, thanks to the abundance of hops.
Alan Dunn, Head Brewer of the Black Sheep Brewery commented, 'Whilst we would only ever advocate responsible drinking, beer is a rich source of B Vitamins, silicon (which protects our bones), and antioxidants. The darker the beer, the richer the malt content is generally, which is high in Vitamin B6. So whilst plenty of water, a healthy diet and race training are essential