Manchester Running

Eat Pasta Run Faster! | Vapiano Manchester

May 12, 2016

With the Great Manchester Run in a few weeks time, what better way than to fuel up but with a wonderful pasta dish and Vapiano are here with their latest campaign ‘Eat Pasta Run Faster’ to help you run further!

Eat Pasta Run Faster was devised with Vapiano along with Dr Sarah Schnecker, a nutritionist. The menu on offer aims to help you refuel without feeling sluggish as well as offering protein filled salad options for lunch time. Perfect for anyone busy training for the 10k!

Goats Cheese and Strawberry Salad Vapiano

Vapiano Manchester

Eat Pasta Run Faster Vapiano

Sharing Platter Vapiano

Whilst I am not training at the moment, annoyingly I have been rather unwell with my arthritis and very busy with work. However, I am happy to see sensible suggestions from a restaurant when it comes to sports nutrition so Mr W and I  went a long recently to try out a few things from the menu. I also love the fact that at Vapiano everything is cooked right in front of you and you can add/remove veggies/meat/etc as you like, so it’s a very personal meal!

Starting with the Strawberry and Spinach salad, which is a wonderful, but unusual salad. The refreshing strawberry goes very well with the goat’s cheese (perfect protein hit) and spinach, I’ve had this dish a few times now. We also shared an Anti Pasti sharer board, maybe not on the Eat Pasta Run Faster campaign, but a perfect protein hit none the less. Lastly we shared the Salsica Con Fichi, a perfect mix of spice to get the metabolism going, a carb hit from the pasta and protein from the sausage. Although Mr W was naughty and asked for parmesan… Haha! We really enjoyed our Italian sharing afternoon 🙂

So if you’re training, don’t be afraid to get some carbs in! They will help you refuel and even fuel up for your race ahead, it’s recommended to think about carb loading at least 2 days before you do race.

All this talk of training I can’t wait to get back into running when I am feeling better, and will definitely be heading to Vapiano for some more delicious pasta. Good luck if you are running the Manchester 10k on 22nd May!

Are you a runner? How do you like to carb load? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. I received my meal at Vapiano on the house, as ever all opinions and photos are my own.

P.P.S. Vapiano Manchester is located at 13, The Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR


  • Reply fashionmommywm May 14, 2016 at 10:56 am

    The food looks delicious and shows you can enjoy eating healthy.

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Definitely! SO useful to have a healthy choice when you’re eating out 🙂

  • Reply katya willems May 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Hello Miss Pond! I’d never even heard of Vapiano – their restaurant sounds (and looks) great. I must give it a whirl. I’m a runner myself and I’m not great at eating carbs (especially since I got into spiralizing to try and lose weight) – I need good influences like Vapiano to get the balance right.

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      It’s such a wonderful restaurant 🙂 Sometimes you need carbs, especially after a long run!

  • Reply Amy May 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I’m taking part in this campaign too so I’m glad you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to try the food for myself! Xx

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      The food is lovely! I can’t wait to get running again 🙂

  • Reply Hairwonderfulday May 12, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I remember when Vapiano opened in Lithuania , about 5 years ago and I loved that place because they were cooking in front of you, so you can even learn the recipe and try to experiment at home! (also it is really good if you have some intolerances so you can keep an eye of what goes into you meal !)
    I was very happy to see it made its way to Manchester, its a nice venue and deffos a place for pasta lovers 🙂 xx

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      We’re so slow to get them- Richard lived in Switzerland years ago and he said he tried them there! I love the food so much, still yet to try the desserts though! 🙂

  • Reply Jes May 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

    This all looks amazing, I love the idea of strawberries in salad and the antipasti board almost has me drooling…
    I don’t run seriously enough to need to carb load (pity!) but my brother’s an athlete and his go-to pre race meal is homemade sweet & sour chicken with a ton of brown rice 🙂

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      The strawberry salad is DELICIOUS!!

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