Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes


Expert insight: Planning your IRONMAN fueling and hydration strategy

Pro athlete and endurance coach Dougal Allan explains how experience, research and planning have helped him refine his fueling and hydration strategy for IRONMAN racing.


Mike Ellicock on training for a 200-mile FKT attempt (and keeping burnout at bay)

Mike Ellicock clocked the 2nd fastest time ever for the 200-mile South Downs Way Double and he gives us an insight into his training regime...


Why your performance will decline with age (and how you can slow that decline!)

Dr Bryce Dyer considers the evidence around the aging-performance relationship and suggests ways that you can slow the decline and maintain your performance levels as you grow older...


The Japanese Way: Why don't Japan dominate major marathon races?

Award-winning author Adharanand Finn explores why 'The Japanese Way' means the country's marathon runners don't dominate the sport as perhaps they should...


Pro triathlete Adam Bowden's top 5 performance tips

Professional triathlete Adam Bowden shares 5 of his top performance-enhancing tips for training and racing...


How to pace your ultra race

Pacing your ultra can be difficult, so record-breaking ultrarunner Damian Hall has shared the 4 mantras he follows in order to be 'the fastest tortoise'...


What should you eat during the hours before training and races?

PH Founder Andy Blow draws on his own experience and the literature to explain what, how much and when you should eat during the few hours before exercise...


What can Premier League footballers teach endurance athletes about recovery?

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Head Nutritionist Dr Mayur Ranchordas explains what endurance athletes can learn from Premier League footballers when it comes to nutrition and recovery...


How this runner overcame past hydration issues to conquer the Leadville Trail Marathon

Chris Justice tells us how he overcame past issues with dehydration by refining his hydration strategy, before conquering the Leadville Trail Marathon...


Run To Refuge: The athlete with cerebral palsy who's running 1,900 miles

Ultrarunner Tom Crossland explains how his meticulous approach to training ensures he won't let cerebral palsy stand in his way when running 1,900 miles around the coast of England and Wales...


How useful is the Gatorade Gx Sweat Patch?

We've been thoroughly testing Gatorade's Gx Sweat Patch since it was launched and have shared our thoughts on its utility here.


6 ways you’re getting your fueling strategy wrong (and how to fix it!)

Your fueling strategy is a hugely important aspect of your performance on race day. We've outlined 6 ways you could be getting your fueling wrong and provided ways to fix these 'nutrition fails'...