Ultra-endurance events are often described as mobile eating competitions – if you don’t have enough of the right fuel, you wont race efficiently and you’ll suffer unnecessarily. Getting your nutrition right is the key to doing well and enjoying yourself.

Nutrition can be an absolute minefield! 

So, what is the right fuel? How do you know what to have at what time? How much is enough? How much is too much? Can’t I just eat rice pudding the whole time? With so many companies trying to shove their products down your throat, you need to know what you’re doing before you look into what to buy.

This section focuses on what fuel your body needs and why, rather than promoting products.

What your body needs to fuel recovery is different to what you’ll need on for the event itself. The following guides will walk you through each one: