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Introducing Official Nutrition Partner: Maurten

Introducing Official Nutrition Partner: Maurten

With 10 weeks to go until we welcome you to Kielder for the inaugural Northumbrian Tri, we are delighted we can now let you know what nutrition will be available on course to help you complete this momentous challenge.

Maurten is world-renowned for its endurance sports fuel and will be the Official Nutrition partner for the event. We are extremely excited to be able to provide you with some of the best sports nutrition products available. 

With the addition of Maurten to the event family, and working with them closely on our feed station plans, we have also decided to change the run route to a lapped course. This will allow you the best access to on-course nutrition and support – and gives your spectators additional opportunities to cheer you on. 

Maurten – on course locations and how to train and race on Hydrogel

Maurten Hydrogel technology is trusted by the world’s top endurance athletes – and to ensure you get the most out of it, we recommend checking out their Fuel Guides available below, and make sure to add Maurten into your training where you can. It is important to try nutrition products before race day so you know how your body is going to respond – and to dial in your race-fueling strategy.

A variety of Maurten DRINK MIX and GELS will be available on both the bike and run courses. Please check out the updated route maps on the event website – now updated to show the feed stations’ location. 

What is Hydrogel Technology?

Hydrogels are the three-dimensional networks of hydrophilic polymers with high water content that are biocompatible. Maurten discovered a highly effective way to build hydrogels with natural ingredients alginate (seaweed) and pectin (fruit fibre) that encapsulate the most efficient source of energy around – carbohydrates.

The two key components, alginate and pectin create a protective hydrogel structure that efficiently delivers salt and carbohydrates through the stomach to the intestine, where the hydrogel dissolves and the body can absorb the salt and carbohydrates.

Maurten’s hydrogel enables us to increase the amount of carbohydrates available to the body as fuel. Hydrogel technology reduces the risk of gastrointestinal problems that arise when loading the stomach with traditional sports fuels.

Interested in reading more about the science? Just visit Maurten’s innovation area of their website below.

If you have any questions please just contact the event team who will be happy to help, or read through some of the FAQ’s available from Maurten about their products.