Curent Sponsors for JOGLE 2019:
Mark Love (A Buckler Demolition) has supported me with much needed funds to buy equipment such as cameras, hi-viz, signage and promotions items.
Although I am running during the summer months of the UK, I canít see me running 12 days without some rain, and I will have to be out there all day. Ultramarathon running store only supplies tried and tested kit that the owner relies on and have provided me with an Ultimate Direction waterproof jacket and trousers that far exceeds UTMB kit requirements with 33,000mm water entry pressure and 29,000 moisture vapor transmission. I also have waterproof mitts to keep my hands warm and dry, one of the lightest racing vests (backpack) from Ultimate Direction, weight 189g with bottles and a superb headlamp from LED Lensor weighing in at 105g. This headlamp can give 220 lumens of light, has an advanced focus system and optisense technology. I also have some electrolytes should we have some lovely sunny weather too.
My thanks go to ChiaCharge for supplying products for my challenge. I have used these flapjacks for several years at my longer events, by this I mean from 100 miles to 6 days and now for 12 days. I have never been a person for sticky gels and have always preferred proper food. I am a fan of Chia Charge flapjacks because they are soft and easy to eat, are made with normal ingredients found in most kitchens and taste great. They also do protein bars. On very long events such as this I always run into a calorie deficit, with 378 kcal per flapjack and over 20g of protein in a protein crispy bar, these are good calorie dense products. I will be running 18 hours a day, stopping for a bowl of food every 3 hours and one of these products between meals. Chia Charge are also 1% for the planet and give much back to environmental charities.
Are kindly providing me with some Altra shoes to test while I am running and will be reviewed post event.
Lesley-Ann Interiors and Gifts with Signz at North Skelton have kindly worked on the signage for the trip and given other gifts too - you should see my porcelain travel mug that is superb as I enjoy not having to drink from plastic mugs.
Vitabiotics are supplying nutritional supplements such as Ferroglobin to try to prevent too much iron loss during the event.
Hellenia foods are providng some sports drinks.
supply me with products such as Wellwoman and Feroglobin to keep
me fit and healthy to compete. Iron levels are particularly hard to keep in the normal range with the long distances completed.
I have been using Chia Charge drinks and flapjack in my recent races
such as Grand 2 Grand Ultra 167 miles and Ocean Floor Race 160 miles
where I was first lady. The flapjacks are really soft and easy to
eat and go down well in ultras. I will be using them in my next
world record attempt at 6 days in Hungary in 2013. Chia means “strength”
in the Aztec language and endurance is at the heart of the history
of chia. For more information go to www.runningfood.co.uk.
- electrolyte concentrate
I first used this while running the Al Andalus Ultra Trail in Spain
in 2011. The weather was very hot for this multi-stage race and
went off all my normal drinks. This was the only supplement I used
during this event and went on to use it in The High. Due to the
altitude fluid intake is higher than normal and again this served
me well throughout the race, where I could barely take on board
any food for the 37 hours it took me to run (and break the men’s
course record by over 11 hours). Elete comes in a very practical
25ml bottle to add to water while running and is very small to carry.
This is a natural supplement that is flavourless.
- dairy protein
Neovite is a
dairy protein powder from cows first milk, I add a teaspoon of this
product to my drinks when running long distances to reduce digestive
problems. I first used this when breaking the world record running
from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2006. Having suffered from stress
fractures this product also goes some way to helping bone
health and recovery. In 2012 I will be adding this product to my
drinks yet again with a really busy year planned and more records
Mac Pherson sponsored me for the year 2003 only. This paid
for all my training expenses for that year including all kit,
warm weather training and a trip to Taiwan to compete in the
World 100km Championships. Elle also personally designed my
own unique racing kit for the year.
I am now looking
for further sponsors for a new van. I use a converted van that I
can sleep and cook in for events. When events require a lot of travelling
and start early in the morning we sleep in the van overnight to
save on costs and also it is nice to wake up at the event with no
travelling to do. Also at 24 hour events it is a necessity, needing
it to make hot food and drinks as required and supply my helpers
with a roof to shelter from the weather and somewhere for me to
change kit and sleep after the event.
I am a prolific racer having competed in over 50 races last year
alone. My van is recognised by most athletes and can carry your
logo and advertising. It can be used in any advertising campaigns
and support material and am willing to turn up for special events.
Please contact me for details on becoming
my new sponsor.