Which is better for a marathon
Just wondering whether to take a few Sis Go gels with me - or just take some jelly babies which a lot of people seem to do....
I don't like gels, plus they make your hands sticky and then you have to deal with an empty wrapper.
Jelly babies are much nicer, but tend to all get scoffed early on
Lucozade glucose tablets are OK, but not so nice that you can't keep some for later in the race.
Do French races - they provide fruit, dried fruit and bits of cake, along the way
Another vote here for Jelly Babies. I had about 10 every 6 miles. Although i did then grab a Gel at mile 24ish, and didn't then need my last bag of Jellys.
Lucozade tabs are good too......although tend to leave me foaming at the mouth a bit
Think I might go with the Sis GO gels- have used before on a couple of 1/2 marathons and had no adverse affects.....will try a couple out on my last long run this weekend.
I reckon 4 or 5 for a marathon - so going to need that sis belt too.
Anyway, thanks for your help eveyone - no disrespect to the jellybaby crew.
I really like the SIS Go gels and the ones with the caffeine in are also good! I like the tropical ones. have also been using some on the lucozade jelly beans as i got a load cheap in a jjb closing down sale. the entire packet easily fits into any pocket but they do take quite a long time to chew. But as its marathon training i've been using them for its kept me entertained on route and i'm not running at a pace where i'm gasping for breath.
i've attempted jelly babies..... however they never even lasted untill i left the house to run
Wilkie wrote (see)
I did try fruit pastilles once, but they are too chewy - jelly babies chew much more easily
How odd. I had a fruit pastille today and thought these would be good but far too chewey.
I might give the SIS Go a go as well then.
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