137 user reviews of Science in Sport Go Gel See all
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Posted: 11/03/2007 at 17:21
Good Product and price
but pain in the arse to carry more than five
Posted: 30/05/2010 at 22:35
Posted: 10/02/2011 at 09:54
Posted: 10/02/2011 at 10:08
For my long slow runs I quite like Doves Farm Organic chocolate and crispy rice bars. They are made without wheat, soya, dairy or hydrogenated fat and taste really yummy.
They have 66.9g of carbohydrate per 100g or 23.4g per bar.
Go Gel have 22g of carbohydrate per gel. I do not know how long it takes for the crispy rice bar to do it's stuff - I assume it's not a s quick as the gels but I do chew well and get lots of saliva going to aid quick digestion. I find them very good. They are not useful if you are 'racing' ie running very fast as you have to eat rather than just gulping a gel.
I haven't tried this but have been told that if you soak and liquidise dates and mix with water you get an effective 'energy' drink.
I too find dried fruit too much chewing and not enough result.
A quick google has found this gel without artificial sweeteners http://www.thefeedstation.com/gels/torq-energy-gel-20-pack/prod_112.html
Posted: 10/02/2011 at 17:07
Sheeeesh!! I thought this was supposed to be a review of the product? All this talk of eating dried fruit, chocolate, jelly beans, etc. - sorry, but how do you not choke? Surely the only way you can unwrap and chew that stuff is if you a) slow down or b) not be running fast enough anyway.
Anyway, the SiS Go gels are perfect for marathon running. Easy to take whilst running - just rip, squeeze, swallow. No chewing, almost as easy as drinking. The taste is not overpoweringly sweet and I've never suffered after effects, such as an upset stomach. They are quick to kick in, too.
Cheap, easy, effective - absolutely everything you want in an energy gel.
P.S. - Did I imagine it, or did someone on this thread say it was difficult to carry more than 5? 5??? Where are you running to? Australia? It always amuse me when you see people with belts full of the things - I've even seen this at a 10k! Only Ultra runners have need for that many.
Posted: 22/04/2011 at 09:19
What you need while you're running is something quick and easy. They're easy to take and seem to work quickly. I'd say they last for 30 - 45 mins before I need another. So three for a marathon is more than enough and usually only one or two.
Yeah - who wants to carry more than five ??! If you fuel up first, you're not going to need anything until Mile 14 or so.
Only criticism is that occasionally the thing explodes over you and covers you in goo.
Posted: 05/05/2011 at 10:23
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