GourmetFuel® announced as Official Nutrition Partner to SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

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Dublin, 26th August: GourmetFuel® have been announced as official nutrition partner to the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.   To mark this new partnership, SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon are launching a new, comprehensive nutrition advice section on their interactive website. This new section provides information around all areas of nutrition specific to marathon running. http://sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/gourmetfuel-nutrition/

GourmetFuel® are providing any SSE Airtricity participants with tailored event preparation meal plans to aid their training in the build-up as well as recovery hampers after the big race is over. All of this is designed specifically to help fuel performance and recovery and ultimately save runners hours of time and on the preparation of their food.

As a marathon runner you will burn approximately 3,000 calories during the race while also reducing fat levels, losing essential electrolytes and may end up substantially dehydrated. In order to prevent further damage to the body and to aid recovery, it is important to have a diet rich in the correct nutrients, well thought out hydration techniques and adequate energy.

Emma Buckley, Director of Nutrition at GourmetFuel®, who works with athletes across many sports, has designed a tasty and balanced range of meals, designed to help athletes stay on track to hit their goals.

Speaking at the announcement, Ms Buckley said

“Were delighted to partner with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and to be available to provide runners of all types with great advice, nutritious and healthy meals to aid their training and recovery. GourmetFuel® understands the demands training for a marathon has on a runner and we’ve designed these meal plans to complement training, fuel and nourish exhausted muscles and aid repair and recovery. We’ve done the hard work when it comes to nutrition so the runners only have to concentrate on the hard work of running!”.

Dublin Marathon Race Director, Jim Aughney welcomed GourmetFuel® on board, saying:

“Its great to have GourmetFuel® as a partner this year. We all know how busy life can be, and by offering healthy meals that can be delivered to your door, it means participants can have that extra bit of time in the evening for training

GourmetFuel® are offering SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon runners numerous preparation meal plans ranging from 1 week to 4 weeks which are all specifically tailored to the needs of the runners. These plans offer 6 days of fresh meals for the runners and are delivered straight to their door. In addition to this, GourmetFuel® are also providing the runners with a range of recovery packs which are designed from a nutritional perspective to offer a complete post marathon meal plan for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon participants.

To order your meals, and find our more about what GourmetFuel® can offer, visit www.gourmetfuel.com

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Gallagher / Sam O’Byrne – Marathon Press Office at Wilson Hartnell

01 669 0030 / 086 351 7969 / 087 222 9021

Sarah.Gallagher@Ogilvy.com / Sam.OByrne@ogilvy.com

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