There is enough product to fuel at least two events and you may want to buy additional sachets depending on the duration, your preferences and fueling strategies. As an example a sachet of Xtreme Energy can fuel you for up to one and a half hours activity depending on intensity.
Mountain Fuel can be used as a Sports Nutrition system for any type of physical activity and can if needed fuel you for 24 hour+ events or simply taken individually to suite your energy or recovery needs. Follow this link for Fuelling for Endurance.
Typically in preparation of an event if you wanted to utilise the whole system you would;
1. Mix up a Night Fuel the night before your event with hot milk or water, drinking/sipping (in plenty of time before bed and last loo stop as we would also suggest, as you should have been throughout the last few weeks getting into the habit of sipping water throughout the day / early evening to ensure you are always fully hydrated. Just because you’re asleep does not mean you can’t prepare for your next training session or event, Night Fuel helps you get up raring to go, feeding your body at it’s optimum time of recovery.
2. Morning Fuel (also available in Gluten Free, add a note when ordering if this is your preference) is mixed into a porridge type consistency or a shake and can be utilised as a pre-event meal as it is light on the stomach and quickly absorbed, it doesn’t have to be just for breakfast 🙂 you can add seeds, fresh/dried fruit etc and even a small handful of oats if that takes your fancy. However bear in mind you want to start your event primed and ready to go and not with your stomach still working overtime breaking down your big breakfast / meal.
*We are aware of a print error on the ingredients list on our Gluten Free Morning Fuel – the ingredients say Oat Powder (Gluten), this is a typo, it should say Gluten Free.
Looking to make the most out of your Mountain Fuel system try our ‘On the Go Fuel‘ which is our version of a nutritious gel that is refreshing, full of sustained energy and easy on the stomach. Also you can make ‘mini power pancakes‘ which are fantastic pre and during event snacks to keep you fueled up. To top this off you can also make Morning Fuel Banana Flapjacks which are ideal for snacking on when you are looking for that slower release of energy or post race snack.
3. If possible start sipping, swilling and swallowing your Xtreme Energy drink anything up to four hours before your activity / event. Essentially the slower you drip your fuel into your system the more time the body has to absorb it and maximise performance. Some of our users, if they have had a hard week or are particularly keen on really pushing themselves will also sip, swill and swallow an Xtreme Energy the day before an event too, ensuring their system is alert, primed and ready. Xtreme Energy Fuel gives you a sustained energy release, is easy on the stomach, tastes great and is ideal for hard and fast anaerobic, cardio workouts or equally endurance events. You put the effort in and we’ll power you along.
4. Prepare your Recovery drink and put it in a cool bag if you are using fresh milk as ideally you want to start sipping it within 20 minutes of finishing your event. However DO NOT drink it too quickly, however nice it may taste as it is the same principle as the Energy drink slowly in the system and the body will have more time to absorb it. Ultimate Recovery Fuel is a drink you want to exercise for! It tastes phenomenal and does what it says, there is no better Recovery product on the market.
“I intended to try Mountain Fuel for the first time in the recent English Championship Fellrace around Duddon Valley. The plan was to try a sachet or two of the Extreme Energy Fuel in addition to my regular bars of choice. On the day I somehow managed to forget to pack my usual stuff into my bumbag and was therefore reliant solely on the untested Mountain Fuel. Everything went well. Mountain Fuel mixed with pure Cumbrian fell water seemed to agree with my system and I felt strong all day, never hungry or lacking in power. I finished higher up the results than any previous Championship race I have completed and will certainly be using Mountain Fuel again for my next long fell event.” Steve Angus – (Winner of Lakeland 50 Ultra and Multiple Marathons)
“I just kept going and going, leaving everyone behind as the ride went on. It was like a Duracell advert!” Ian Turnbull, cyclist.
“The most important part of my preparation for this race (Ultra Tour of Mont Blanc) was getting my head around the fact that I could get most of my race energy from the Xtreme Energy Fuel. Prior to this, I felt that I needed to throw in gels to get me round my ultra races. I had a particularly bad experience earlier in the year and can trace the problems back to too much gel use. This time I was confident in my nutrition and happy that the Mountain Fuel products would get me round in good shape.” Dave Troman, Ultra Runner reflecting on his 2014 UTMB (Ultra Tour of Mont Blanc – 166 km +9,600 m of ascent).
“This is the first recovery product I’ve tried that not only tastes amazing but actually works whatever intensity of activity I have done. No more sore legs the next day which is important as when I’m not training I’m on call as a fireman so need to be ready for action!” Paul Maxwell, Fell runner and Triathlete.
Please allow up to 4 working days (excluding weekends) for your order. However depending on the time of day your order is made you will often receive it within 3 working days.
All the ingredients in Mountain Fuel are ‘food’ based and do not feature on the WADA list of banned substances. This product, batches 5356, 5065, 6004, 5355, have been tested by LGC for a wide range of substances banned by WADA. LGC is a World Class sports doping control and research laboratory, with more than 50 years of leadership in drug surveillance in sport.