Preparing your race day fuelling plan requires more than just calculating the number of gels and volume of water you need in your pack. The longer and more complex the terrain the more important it is to have a well thought out plan.

Below is a list of essential elements to consider when planning your race day fuelling and hydration strategy:

1. Stocktake

At least a fortnight before the race review what sports supplements you will be using eg gels, electrolytes, bars etc and check you have enough supplies in your cupboard and if not get ordering. You don’t want to discover you only have a couple of your favourite gels left as you are packing your kit. Many sports supplements are only available online so you need to factor in delivery times.

2. Race Day Weather Conditions?

Hot and humid days can make a big difference to your hydration and electrolyte requirements compared to a cold or wet day. Check the weather forecast the day or two before and make any necessary adjustments to yo...

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