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Nutrition & Hydration

You can do as much training as you like and have the best gear money can buy, but whatever your ability your Nutrition and Hydration plan is key to fuelling a successful performance on event day! We’ve turned to our trusted partners and experts, PowerBar, Vita Coco and Spatone to provide the necessary advice for you! Find everything you need below:

PowerBar

PowerBar

PowerBar Q & A
PowerBar Q & A

1. What sort of products do I need for my event? You need adequate fluid and energy. Sports drinks which are based on a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance and enhance the absorption of water during prolonged exercise. Carbohydrate rich foods...

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PowerBar Nutrition Guide for Advanced
PowerBar Nutrition Guide for Advanced

Getting to the finishing line faster needs successful training supported by the right nutrition In order to keep up the pace and achieve a strong finish the body must be supplied with the right amount of fluid and nutrients during an endurance competition. A balanced and healthy diet will give...

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PowerBar Nutrition Guide for Beginners and Intermediates
PowerBar Nutrition Guide for Beginners and Intermediates

Getting to the finishing line faster needs successful training supported by the right nutrition In order to keep up the pace and achieve a strong finish the body must be supplied with the right amount of fluid and nutrients during an endurance competition. A balanced and healthy diet will give...

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Spatone

Spatone

Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?
Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?

Spatone® has become the UK's best selling iron supplement¹ for a number of reasons... Spatone is natural Spatone is a naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water which is collected and packed straight from the source in the heart of Snowdonia,...

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The Importance of Iron
The Importance of Iron

Lead Legs? A drop in performance and an onslaught of fatigue? Don’t just sit back and watch as your training takes a nose-dive and there seems to be no ‘logical’ reason as to why. Iron depletion is one of those conditions that can disguise itself...

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Vita Coco

Vita Coco

Hydration and Performance
Hydration and Performance

By Anita Bean BSc RNutr - Human Race Hydration Expert During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of the energy you put into exercise is converted into heat, and is then lost. This extra heat has to be dissipated...

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Panel of Experts

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John Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
Victoria Pendleton "Cycling has been my passion since I was a child. Through the Cycletta Series I want to inspire women to join me and cycle; as a... Read more
Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
Simon Griffiths Simon Griffiths is the founder and editor of H2Open, the world’s first dedicated open water swimming magazine. A keen swimmer and... Read more
John Lunt "I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice... Read more
Anita Bean "During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of... Read more
Karen Pickering Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
Stephen Roche "While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when... Read more
Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... Read more
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