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London Wasps talk food for Sport Relief

The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join in with the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Taking part in the festivities are numerous sports stars, including London Wasps players James Haskell, Sam Jones and Tom Varndell.

And as quintessential British pottery maker Emma Bridgewater has created two limited edition aprons for Sport Relief 2014 available to buy exclusively from Sport Relief official partners, we asked all three about their dietary preferences and charity fundraising.

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James Haskell

Why did you get involved in Sport Relief?

It’s an amazing charity and I’m very keen to get involved in raising money. It teaches good sport values and it’s fun and interactive

If you were to bake a cake, what kind of cake would it be?

Victoria sponge or lemon tart

Do you enjoy cooking?

Yes but I’m not very good!

What’s your favourite recipe?

Spicy sausage pasta

What do you eat before a match?

3-4 meals:

• Steak and nuts

• Fish, brown rice and vegetables

• Nut butter

What do eat after afterwards?

Cheat meal!

What would you advise to those people training to take part in the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games?

Build up slowly, wear appropriate footwear. Work on body conditioning and diet.

What will you be doing over the Sport Relief weekend?

Playing Worcester Warriors away

How do you relax?

I run a couple of businesses which I find relaxing. I also enjoy writing for the Daily Mail.

It's Valentine's Day coming up and more people are staying at home. Can you share your tips for how to create date night at home?

For the dinner I would cook –

• Prawn cocktail & Avocado

• Chili & brown rice

• Healthy vanilla cheesecake

• Accompanying wine for each course

Sam Jones

Why did you get involved in Sport Relief?

It’s a great cause and a good way of getting active and raising money.

If you were to bake a cake, what kind of cake would it be?

Cheesecake

Do you enjoy cooking?

Yes

What’s your favourite recipe?

Roast Pork

What do you eat before a match?

Tuna, pasta bake and salad

What do eat after afterwards?

Pizza or curry

What would you advise to those people training to take part in the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games?

Don’t push yourself too hard and always make sure you’ve had the necessary training.

What will you be doing over the Sport Relief weekend?

We have an away game against Worcester Warriors that weekend.

How do you relax?

By cooking

Can you provide details of a healthy, nutritional training recipe?

Make sure the meal is balanced, with plenty of protein and carbohydrates. Fish and veg and maybe some pulse vegetables.

It's Valentine's Day coming up and more people are staying at home. Can you shareyour tips for how to create date night at home?

3 course meal, champagne, chocolates and a good rom-com.

Tom Varndell

Why did you get involved in Sport Relief?

It’s a fantastic charity and it uses sport to improve people’s lives.

If you were to bake a cake, what kind of cake would it be?

Chocolate brownie

Do you enjoy cooking?

Yes

What’s your favourite recipe?

Fish Pie

What do you eat before a match?

Chicken, green vegetables (spinach, broccoli), sweet potato and apple crumble

What do eat after afterwards?

Pizza

What would you advise to those people training to take part in the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games?

Train

What will you be doing over the Sport Relief weekend?

Playing Worcester Warriors

How do you relax?

Play with my little boy (aged 6)

Can you provide details of a healthy, nutritional training recipe?

Some good, lean protein, like chicken breast, green veg and sweet potato

It's Valentine's Day coming up and more people are staying at home. Can you share your tips for how to create date night at home?

Nice meal, a good film and an early night!

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Emma Bridgewater has created two limited edition aprons for Sport Relief 2014 available from HomeSense and TK Maxx stores