Road Marathon Nutrition Plan

Whether you've been running marathons for years, or you're in training for your first one, there's one thing that is always going to have a massive effect on how well you do... 

Your nutrition plan.

This quick & simple guide is here to take a bit of the guesswork out of it for you, by showing your our proven road marathon system that's been used to break numerous course records, and by your back-of-the-pack runners.

Hopefully it helps you, too.

We've paid our entry fee, trained hard and bought all the gear but the thing that often lets people down is fuelling correctly on race day. Whether you are looking to smash out a PB, pushing your body to its limits or are just looking to get round and survive taking on board the right fuel, at the right time can not only help you have a better run but it can also help you feel better during and after your big race.

Our guide is focused around our products, a tried and tested system that is used by European and World class athletes. They are not 'sponsored' athletes receiving free products, these are some of the world's best who purchase the system to get the very best out of their races so please read on and if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

"In the past I’ve tried loads of different gels during half marathons and marathons but always struggled to find the right one.Not any more after trying the Mountain Fuel Sports Jelly. I first used them in the Keswick Mountain festival 50km and found them easy to consume with no sickly after taste like other gels.I’ve since used them in road half marathons and during my training for York Marathon and found they give me a great energy boost.Along with Mountain Fuel Raw Energy Fuel they are a winning combination and I don’t need to worry what to take with me on training runs and races anymore." Julie Briscoe, working mother and Team GB team Gold winner

In The Build Up
Eat as you normally would (however try and avoid processed and fast food!), ideally balanced meals based around fresh food you prepare yourself in the build up and drink plenty of water to ensure you are fully hydrated.

Days before
In the days prior to a Marathon it’s essential to ensure your system is as prepared as it can be, so our users often drink a Night Fuel in the evenings prior to an event as this helps to feed and nourish your muscles while you’re asleep and in your most restorative state.

Sipping an energy fuel the day before can also help with this process and if you have travelled, especially abroad then the vitamins and minerals in the energy fuel help to replenish your fatigued state. If you fly, drink plenty of water while you’re in the air to avoid dehydration.

Want The Full Guide?

If you want to get the full guide for free, which explains how you should be fuelling on the morning of, during and after your marathon, just go to: