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ABOUT US

At Active Root we're committed to delivering delicious, natural, eco-friendly, ginger based sports nutrition. 

Whether you're a seasoned ironman, a keen ultra runner or training for your 1st park run, our drinks and gels are crafted to help improve your performance.

All our products are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free diets.

GINGER

We use natural root ginger in all our nutrition products. Ginger is scientifically proven to help prevent bloating, nausea and stomach discomfort during exercise, thereby allowing athletes to focus on their performance rather than their stomach.

NATURAL

We only use simple, high quality natural ingredients. You won't find any unpronounceable nasties in our products. We believe natural ingredients help maintain a settled stomach, which provide more predictable results, avoiding the dreaded gut bomb!

Eco-friendly

Part of our ethos at Active Root is to bring you sports nutrition that  reduces and reuses plastic. We offer compostable refill pouches for all our products and our Gel Mix removes the need for single use plastic gel wrappers. Join us and reduce your carbon footprint.

DELICIOUS

All of our products have a clean, light refreshing taste that leaves you wanting more. We know you want your sports nutrition to taste clean and delicious, rather than refuelling & rehydrating with something that you don’t like the taste of!

Our History

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AN IDEA ON THE RUN

Active Root was formed by Edinburgh based sports enthusiasts Will Townsend and George Ashley. Will, a keen marathon runner, often complained that mainstream sports drinks upset his stomach during races. He knew there must be a better way of staying hydrated and energised without the accompanying side effects of nausea and stomach problems...

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ALL ABOUT GINGER

...He remembered that his Mum had given him ginger beer to cure stomach ailments when he was a child. He wondered if there might be a way to get the benefits of ginger into a sports drink. After much trial and error in the kitchen, they came up with a starting recipe!

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GINGER THE FOX

The Active Root mascot is Ginger the fox. We chose Ginger after an encounter with a fox on the Edinburgh Meadows during a tasting session. He shot across the grass at a rate of knots, avoiding dogs and pedestrians then sprang over a wall. We were impressed! Now he is our good luck charm at all events we do!

SMALL UK BUSINESS

Our office is near Edinburgh and Active Root is actually made just across the road in Glasgow. 
We absolutely love supporting local running, cycling and triathlon clubs as well as supporting endurance events, particularly ultra-relays where we've be known to race and support at the same time! 

MEET THE TEAM

Will Townsend – Co-Founder & MD

Will is an athlete, competing in various events from triathlon, road running, x-country and the occasional hill race. His biggest achievement is completing the Kalmar Ironman in 2017 and is now focussing on training for Olympic triathlons.
Will’s background is in design and all of the Active Root branding has been created by him. So if you have any thoughts direct them his way!

Contact: enquiries@activeroot.co.uk

Sarah Donald – Operations & social media Manager

Sarah joined the team in 2020 after graduating from university. She's a keen swimmer and runner and has completed several aquathlons and a triathlon. Her next challenge though, is a marathon, so training for that is underway.
Sarah has taken over fulfilment in the Active Root warehouse and packages all your orders, so please keep her busy and order more!

Contact: operations@activeroot.co.uk

James Waldie – Operations Director

James joined the team in 2017 having worked in sports retail and run an outdoor PT business. He has run for Scotland in the hills and x-country and is currently training for a ½ marathon.
James manages the events that we hydrate as well as our social media and retails. Get in touch with him if there’s an event you think we should attend.

Contact: sales@activeroot.co.uk

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