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IRONMAN Asia Pacific announce new brand partnership with Winners Sports Nutrition

 

Melbourne, Australia - A game changing new long term partnership with Winners Sports Nutrition means IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 endurance athletes across Australia will have a consistent and high quality sport nutrition experience at every race across the 12 event Australian season in 2015 and 2016.

IRONMAN Asia Pacific are delighted to announce the new partnership which will see Winners become the Official IRONMAN Energy Bar & Gel supplier for all Australian events, and an important product licencing agreement will see Winners products carry the IRONMAN brand into major Australian supermarket chains Coles & Woolworths nationwide.

 

“This new deal has our athletes experience at the forefront of our minds. With Winners providing exclusive on course bar and gel nutrition at all races, it allows our athletes to train and race with the same product year round” Asia Pacific CEO Geoff Meyer said.

 

“This is an exciting and powerful new brand partnership for our region and we are thrilled that Winners recognise the strong potential of an association at this level with the globally renowned IRONMAN brand,” Mr Meyer said.

Winners are excited to become the Official IRONMAN Energy Bar & Energy Gel supplier for all Australian events. We look forward to helping all the IRONMAN athletes get the energy they need in training and race day to achieve their goals,” Winners Sports Nutrition CEO Robert Boyd said.

 

“Eat Natural, Be Active” has been the philosophy of Winners Sports Nutrition since it was founded in 2005. Winners Sustained Energy Bars and Winners Instant Energy Gels are developed in partnership with 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, specifically for endurance events.

Winners Sports Nutrition products can be found in the health food section of Coles & Woolworths Supermarkets nationwide, with the full product range available from www.winnersbars.comIRONMAN Asia Pacific announce new brand partnership with Winners Sports Nutrition

 

Melbourne, Australia - A game changing new long term partnership with Winners Sports Nutrition means IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 endurance athletes across Australia will have a consistent and high quality sport nutrition experience at every race across the 12 event Australian season in 2015 and 2016.

IRONMAN Asia Pacific are delighted to announce the new partnership which will see Winners become the Official IRONMAN Energy Bar & Gel supplier for all Australian events, and an important product licencing agreement will see Winners products carry the IRONMAN brand into major Australian supermarket chains Coles & Woolworths nationwide.

 

“This new deal has our athletes experience at the forefront of our minds. With Winners providing exclusive on course bar and gel nutrition at all races, it allows our athletes to train and race with the same product year round” Asia Pacific CEO Geoff Meyer said.

 

“This is an exciting and powerful new brand partnership for our region and we are thrilled that Winners recognise the strong potential of an association at this level with the globally renowned IRONMAN brand,” Mr Meyer said.

Winners are excited to become the Official IRONMAN Energy Bar & Energy Gel supplier for all Australian events. We look forward to helping all the IRONMAN athletes get the energy they need in training and race day to achieve their goals,” Winners Sports Nutrition CEO Robert Boyd said.

 

“Eat Natural, Be Active” has been the philosophy of Winners Sports Nutrition since it was founded in 2005. Winners Sustained Energy Bars and Winners Instant Energy Gels are developed in partnership with 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, specifically for endurance events.

Winners Sports Nutrition products can be found in the health food section of Coles & Woolworths Supermarkets nationwide, with the full product range available from www.winnersbars.com

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Are they the ones I've seen in woollies, with cadel I think on the packet?

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And their gels are one of the few that don't have fructose. They are my go to back up gel in case my homemade stuff has an accident.

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This is a bit disappointing. The gels don't look too bad, but the list of ingredients on the bars reads like a science experiment. And they aren't gluten free. While I always try to be self-sufficient, sometimes things get dropped. At port it was nice to know I could grab a bonk breaker bar if I needed one (and as it turns out, I did. A few actually). It was good knowing that everything was coeliac-friendly.

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I wish my problems on an IM course were limited to worrying if the on course nutrition catered to my specific dietary requirements.

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I wish my problems on an IM course were limited to worrying if the on course nutrition catered to my specific dietary requirements.

it must be nice to be able to eat whatever food is put up for you if you had to. While this is obviously a minor issue I can understand the disappointment people with coeliac disease would have.

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I wish my problems on an IM course were limited to worrying if the on course nutrition catered to my specific dietary requirements.

I can assure you that my problems on an IM course extend far beyond my nutritional needs. I was merely expressing my personal disappointment at the switch from what I thought was a good option (natural ingredients and, luckily for me also GF), to something that contains a number of artificial ingredients.

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I wish my problems on an IM course were limited to worrying if the on course nutrition catered to my specific dietary requirements.

You doing an Ironman? :lol:

 

Do you even do Triathlons?

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I wish my problems on an IM course were limited to worrying if the on course nutrition catered to my specific dietary requirements.

Food intolerances can create severe symptoms that could end someone's race. Knowing food on course isn't going to cause u severe problems is a comfort.

 

I'll be happy they're going to serve winners gels, as every other race provides gels that contain fructose. This reduces my run leg to a toilet crawl.

 

I'd love to be able to eat anything on course and not have to worry.

 

Wheat, dairy and soy will also send me begging for a port a loo, no matter how disgusting

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This is a bit disappointing. The gels don't look too bad, but the list of ingredients on the bars reads like a science experiment. And they aren't gluten free. While I always try to be self-sufficient, sometimes things get dropped. At port it was nice to know I could grab a bonk breaker bar if I needed one (and as it turns out, I did. A few actually). It was good knowing that everything was coeliac-friendly.

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Funny thing about gluten intolerance is that 1 in 200 people say they suffer from it, when the actual number of people that do have an intolerance to gluten is closer to 1 in 20,000.

 

It is cool to be gluten free though!

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Funny thing about gluten intolerance is that 1 in 200 people say they suffer from it, when the actual number of people that do have an intolerance to gluten is closer to 1 in 20,000.

 

It is cool to be gluten free though!

It's not cool being coeliac

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It's not cool being coeliac

When my wife first started getting sick she was tested and told she was coeliac. Spent a year on that diet till she was told that in fact she wasn't!

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When my wife first started getting sick she was tested and told she was coeliac. Spent a year on that diet till she was told that in fact she wasn't!

My wife blows up like a balloon every time she eats something that has the smallest amount of gluten. Spends the rest of the day/night in excruciating pain. She was diagnosed three years ago. Some people take the piss with the whole gluten free intolerant thing. Doesn't mean it isn't real though. Makes it very hard for her at times.

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we've been notified almost 6 months out from the event as to what will be supplied oncourse, which to me seems like plenty of time to either train & adapt to the product supplied or develop alternate plans.

 

sorry to those that it does not suit, but it goes to show that you can't please all of the people all of the time.

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It's not cool being coeliac

Every kid around my age plus or minus 5 years thinks its cool to be/or go on a gluten free diet. The funny thing is, is that in my old dorm at Uni we had 5 girls that were actually coeliac and they absolutely hated it. I asked them if they had the choice to be coeliac or not, they all said they wouldn't do it in a heart beat. Those who turn to a gluten free diet all seem to love it until it starts messing around with their body and they have no energy, increased mood swings, always tired and more importantly limited food choices.

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My wife blows up like a balloon every time she eats something that has the smallest amount of gluten. Spends the rest of the day/night in excruciating pain. She was diagnosed three years ago. Some people take the piss with the whole gluten free intolerant thing. Doesn't mean it isn't real though. Makes it very hard for her at times.

So is she coeliac, or just have an intolerance?

I have coeliac disease. I was symptomless but my GP ran a second blood test after a routine blood test was showing I had low iron. Blood test came back positive to coeliac disease. The blood test is not 100% confirmation of the disease, the biopsy of the small bowel is the only conclusive test.

My specialist said that gluten allergy (coeliac) and gluten intolerance are very different things, but both are very nasty depending on the individuals case.

It sounds like your wife gets floored by it.

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Every kid around my age plus or minus 5 years thinks its cool to be/or go on a gluten free diet. The funny thing is, is that in my old dorm at Uni we had 5 girls that were actually coeliac and they absolutely hated it. I asked them if they had the choice to be coeliac or not, they all said they wouldn't do it in a heart beat. Those who turn to a gluten free diet all seem to love it until it starts messing around with their body and they have no energy, increased mood swings, always tired and more importantly limited food choices.

I would give anything to be able buy some crusty fresh bread to wipe up the pasta sauce from my nonna's fresh homemade pasta.

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we've been notified almost 6 months out from the event as to what will be supplied oncourse, which to me seems like plenty of time to either train & adapt to the product supplied or develop alternate plans.

 

sorry to those that it does not suit, but it goes to show that you can't please all of the people all of the time.

Spot on there AVAGO. It's not as though they are giving you a week or twos notice.

 

Just out of interest. Who actually grabs on course nutrition, I'm talking bars and gels only, not the bananas/cookies/coke/water. Don't most people just bring their own nutrition anyway because it works for their stomach?

 

I would give anything to be able buy some crusty fresh bread to wipe up the pasta sauce from my nonna's fresh homemade pasta.

These are the same sort of comments that the girls at uni said. Bread seemed to be the most common negative point about being coeliac

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I would give anything to be able buy some crusty fresh bread to wipe up the pasta sauce from my nonna's fresh homemade pasta.

Technically, you can do that, just as long as you don't, you know, eat anything.........

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Spot on there AVAGO. It's not as though they are giving you a week or twos notice.

 

Just out of interest. Who actually grabs on course nutrition, I'm talking bars and gels only, not the bananas/cookies/coke/water. Don't most people just bring their own nutrition anyway because it works for their stomach?

 

These are the same sort of comments that the girls at uni said. Bread seemed to be the most common negative point about being coeliac

Bread and pasta for sure

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Just out of interest. Who actually grabs on course nutrition, I'm talking bars and gels only, not the bananas/cookies/coke/water. Don't most people just bring their own nutrition anyway because it works for their stomach?

 

 

 

I take all my own. I'm not prepared to train on the course nutrition supplied as I know it will get to me eventually.

 

Don't think I've ever had to grab on course nutrition except for water (and coke a couple of times).

 

(but, I did grab some vege soup at 77km of my 100km run, and some tomato soup at the last turnaround at Port Mac IM. I was cold)

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I'm a lucky one as other than some over sweet electro drinks, I'll just use what's out there.

if the gut gets a bit twitchy, just switch to small bites of banana every aid station.

in years gone by I used my own drinks & carbs then topped up again at special need, but in my breakthrough race 12 years ago, I inadvertently threw my whole race distance carbs out prior to aid station number 2, so I swapped to oncourse carbs, eat sparingly and had the best race of my life.

 

or was that the training, or the softride.... doesn't matter, now I know to eat less than more

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I buy the cadels bars for my long rides - the apple berry ones are the bomb :)

Same here. Love the apple berry and the mountain mix.

 

The wife and I have been using Winners gels exclusively for 4 or t years. Taste heaps better than Endura and the High 5 ones just taste like poison.

 

Looks like we won't have to buy our own gels for Cairns next year. Sweet!

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Is WTC standardising the electrolyte drinks on course? That would have a far more significant impact on my race preparation than the gel/bar issue as I always take my own gels with me - on the bike at least. But I'll try the Winner gels once I get back to long distance training. Hopefully they'll be ok.

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I can pretty much eat and drink anything, but as mentioned above at least we are getting fair warning.

 

Im sure the decision has more to do with Ironmans debt intolerance than anyone's gluten intolerance.

 

 

Anyway (insert old man voice) at least you young peoples get gels and bars on course, that was unheard on in my day. Bananas, cookies and a big handful of HTFU was all we had available...... and the Ironman after the big cyclone there were bugger all bananas that year as well.

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Anyway (insert old man voice) at least you young peoples get gels and bars on course, that was unheard on in my day. Bananas, cookies and a big handful of HTFU was all we had available...... and the Ironman after the big cyclone there were bugger all bananas that year as well.

Yeah, that was hilarious.

People scrounging around the Forster Coles , paying $10/kg if you could find one. Oh, and that was the only time of the year when I'd walk out of the supermarket having paid for a 10 litre container of water. :shocking:

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So is she coeliac, or just have an intolerance?

I have coeliac disease. I was symptomless but my GP ran a second blood test after a routine blood test was showing I had low iron. Blood test came back positive to coeliac disease. The blood test is not 100% confirmation of the disease, the biopsy of the small bowel is the only conclusive test.

My specialist said that gluten allergy (coeliac) and gluten intolerance are very different things, but both are very nasty depending on the individuals case.

It sounds like your wife gets floored by it.

She is coeliac, she had no symptom except this strange leg pain which resembled compartment syndrome and very low iron for years despite taking iron tablets. That is gone now but whenever she eats anything with gluten she is in agony.

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She is coeliac, she had no symptom except this strange leg pain which resembled compartment syndrome and very low iron for years despite taking iron tablets. That is gone now but whenever she eats anything with gluten she is in agony.

That sounds nasty. Glad to hear it is all good now. How long did it take for her iron levels to come good again?

I'm getting back to normal iron levels but I was only diagnosed in January this year. I just struggled to take the iron supplement as the nausea was crippling.

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. and the Ironman after the big cyclone there were bugger all bananas that year as well.

 

I did Port Mac that year. At the race briefing Baggsy made a crack about how they were only handing out halves at aid stations. So ask for a bana. As there were no bananas. Ha. Ha.

 

 

Twas 2006 for me there - might have been another banana drought another year?

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My bad, you're right. It was Port in 2008, not Forster. Too many years of doing this stuff. All the memories are getting jumbled. Must have been from drinking that Maxim in '99.

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My bad, you're right. It was Port in 2008, not Forster. Too many years of doing this stuff. All the memories are getting jumbled. Must have been from drinking that Maxim in '99.

 

Sure it wasnt the Sports+ in 1996 (which I think was really just re bottled GI cordial)

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Sure it wasnt the Sports+ in 1996 (which I think was really just re bottled GI cordial)

( said in my oldest mans voice ) Sonny, surely you're not that old that your remember Sports+

I grabbed what I thought was my water bottle to pour through my helmet over my head.... oops, wrong bottle, a head full of Sports+... and I even had hair then.

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That was a rough period. Trying to find bananas anywhere was tough.

 

Those were the days when if you saw someone out riding with a banana, you knew they were doing alright.

 

I had the same banana hanging out my back pocket for 8 weeks. I just put it back in the freezer after each ride.

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