Gear Pick of the Week: Nectar Sports Fuel Cells

Nectar Fuel Cells

Nectar Sports Fuel Cells, £10 for 10 cell starter pack

Katherine says: This new product from For Goodness Shakes makes it incredibly easy to take gels during endurance training. Up to now I’ve only used gels during half-marathons and marathons; I’d never really got to grips with them during training.

What has put me off using them in the past is that I found it hard to take them on the bike or running without getting covered in the sticky gel; that kind of irritating mess is the last thing I need when I’m trying to concentrate on my speed or technique. This is where Nectar’s Fuel Cells come into their own: they’re palm-sized, making it easy to carry plenty of them, but, more importantly, they’re liquid-based, so they’re very easy to consume. On a recent two-hour run I used two gels: I didn’t become covered in goo and, crucially, I didn’t need to take them with water. With some other gels I have had to slow down on the run and gulp some water to get the fuel quickly into my system. With these fuel cells I was able to get my energy boost without breaking stride. This is a huge bonus for the endurance runner and triathlete.

The limited-edition starter pack gives you a chance to try out three flavours (orange, summer fruits and lemon lime). Each 40ml sachet contains 20g of carbohydrate and 80kcal of energy. When it came to gels, it used to be a choice between those that were big but easy to take in or the small but messy; these fuel cells offer the best of both worlds.

To find out more, visit forgoodnessshakes.com

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