Thursday, 27 April 2017 | Dave
Let's start by saying that i'm one of the biggest skeptics re powders, gels and magic potions & lotions and have long been an advocate of real food only, but having read about tailwind on various ultra forums, decided to give it a go on the 2017 vale of glamorgan ultra. I was quite late finding out about tailwind, so only purchased it 2 weeks before the ultra. Delivery was really quick and the handwritten card and other personal touches within the package are a masterstroke and most welcomed! Add this to the pre-event emails and it is nice to see a company going that extra mile.
For testing, an initial short (~12 mile) run was inconclusive other than that the taste was great! Not salty, not sweet and nothing to give away it being fuel. A 2nd test was undertaken a week before the ultra by doing a roll-out-of-bed-and-run 16 mile clifftop run on an empty stomach and was pleasantly surprised to be feeling just as fresh 15 miles in as i was at 2 miles. For the ultra itself (~34 miles) i did little in the way of carb loading. Pre-race was my usual T -2hrs weetabix with 1 serving of tailwind about 30 mins before the off. During the race, all i used was tailwind (raspberry buzz) and it did the trick perfectly! No dodgy guts, no trying to digest food, no trying to eat and run, no fiddling with food or wrappers, no sickly sweet taste, no dreading the next mouthful. The food i did take with me, just in case, never got used, so it's safe to say i'm a convert and it'll be my endurance go-to nutrition in future!
Thursday, 27 April 2017 | Sarah
Really impressed by the customer service from Tailwind- the order arrived really fast and with a hand written note- I shall definitely be ordering from them again.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 | Robert
Love this stuff! 70 plus miles on the bike. I consumed it as recomended. I had no need for food or gels at all.
Love the fact of not having the dips in energy as i usualy get. Looking forward to trying on a longer distance run. Best stuff i have used. Cheers tailwind!👊
Brilliant fuel, served with a great personal touch.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 | Paul
Used this again in training for a pretty much full out 15 miler & seem to have energy to burn even at the end. Brilliant product that is provided with a great service and a lovely personal touch. Will be back in for more soon, keep up the good work!
Brighton Marathon and beyond!
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | Dawn
I came across Tailwind whilst looking for tummy friendly fuel for my training runs and then Brighton Marathon. With its fresh light taste and no gut bomb formula it's a winner from the first sip! I have to admit I undertrained for Brighton and totally believe I wouldn't have completed it in the heat of the day if I hadn't been using Tailwind. I'm now looking for my next challenge but Tailwind will certainly be my fuel of choice. Great personalised customer service too!
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | John
Like most of you I've been through loads of sports bottles but despite the price this is my favourite by a long margin.
Pros wide mouth so easy to mix
Wide mouthpiece which is easy to open and effortless to drink from
No spill secure seal
Easy to clean
On balance I think IRS worth the extra cost. Great bottle!
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | Tim
This product and these guys are A1!
I have used the product during training and it does exactly what it says on the tin. The customer service from these guys is also incredible. Ordered a new pack yesterday and it came in today's post! Can not ask for more than that. 👍
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | Caroline
i was recommended this product my PT instructor I am training for 2 half's marathons this month one in the up and one in midlands. I am also completing Birmingham Marathon. I used this product for the first time and notice that my time increased and sipping kept me hydrated and on a even balance throughout my training run. No gut bombs like gels. I will be using this for all my races this year and recommend the product.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | David
Did two long bike rides last week and felt like I was in rocket fuel with Tailwind in preparation for Ironman UK
I was full of energy and just felt great
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | Radoslaw
Used 2 stickpacks of lemon powder in 1.5l of water and managed to survive whole day in Bike Park Wales (uplift and DH runs)
I felt bit hungry but still managed to get 8 runs just on water and no lunch brake. Also my energy level was on high level until late night. Very easy on the stomach. Really impressed.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | Sharon
Saw tailwind recommended a few times so thought I would give it a go !! Brilliant , love it and will be back for more .
Green Tea caffeinated - multipack
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | Joanne
I ordered a multi pack last week delivery quick and a personalised hand written note what a fab delivery.
Anyway I had a 10 mile off road training run yesterday (haven't run that far in a while) I used the green tea one, lovely flavour and felt good all the way round didn't struggle at all for nearly 2 hours running this is really good so pleased and looking forward to trying the other flavours.
Monday, 24 April 2017 | Michael
Well what can I say. After this being reccomended by an ultrarunning friend, I was somewhat secptical.
After a week using it to cycle around Mallorca, I was wrong. Despite the occasional (social) lunch out, I really felt fine using Tailwind only. I will definitely be using this in the future now.
Monday, 24 April 2017 | Kevin
Read about tailwind after looking for an alternative to all those sugary gels and energy drinks and thank God I found tailwind . I'm training for an ironman so this stuff is perfect out on the bike just mix with water and that's it loads of energy body hydrated without any artificial flavours or gut rot this stuff will be coming with me to Barcelona and Copenhagen for my races this year and hopefully a p.b
Friday, 21 April 2017 | Jean-Marie
The more I use it, the more I like it
Friday, 21 April 2017 | Andy
Firstly , I would like to commend the speedy 1st class service I received when ordering my product and the wee personal note was a great touch.
To date , I have used Tailwind on a couple of long training runs and found it to be gentle & not as heavy on the stomach as I have found other products. It tastes good and I have found it to be beneficial when running . It has negated the need to carry & use gels/protein bars.
I will defo be using on an up coming Ultra I have entered next month. I will certainly purchase again & would recommend anybody to try this over other market products.
Friday, 21 April 2017 | Diarmuid
On the recommendation of others I decided to give Tailwind a go, have to say I wasn't convinced but having used it on long runs up to 30k it did what it says on the tin. The big test came on a 50k training run, I put 2 sticks into 1.5l of water and it absolutely did the trick - amazing stuff. Second order has now been delivered and I went for a multi serving pack this time and got some sticks to share with friends and spread the word about Tailwind. Brilliant prompt delivery and the hand written notes and your name on the pack are a nice touch, I didn't fill in the race information on my second order but the guys took the trouble to look me up on their system and included my race name in the note - love that personal touch.
Thursday, 20 April 2017 | Jens
I've seen the Tailwind brand pass by on TAUR's website and Facebook page on continuous bases, paired with a high amount of praise so I thought to give it a go. I've been using TW now for approx 2 monhts and I'm totally sold. Haven't bought a single gel anymore since, and even thinking of having to take a gel on long runs makes my stomach twist by the sole thought. Great gentle taste, good on the stomach and does what it says: supply your system with what it needs without other additional nutrition to be stocked. I do carry some beef jerkey on me for long runs, but mostly to be able to just chew on something. One thing, might be personal, Good stuff, I'm hooked!
Thursday, 20 April 2017 | Gary
Was given advice to buy this product from a few people as was needing something to help with the long runs for marathon training. And wow I did 20 miles using it for the first time.. tastes great mixed with water and must be some magic ingredients as made me think yes I can do this marathon..
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | Mollie
I have tried all the flavors but berry is my favorite. I add ~50g in 700ml of water and I am good to go on my long training runs. I have never had any stomach issues or huge enery crashes when using Tailwind. Very tasty and will get you through those last miles. Great customer service and I am happy to support a small UK business too.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | Naomi
My 2nd purchase with Tailwind.
Quick delivery and I am recommending the product to a few friends.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | Neil
I had heard of Tailwind and thought I would try it for my long runs while training for an Ultra. I managed to run over a marathon on only Tailwind and I felt great!! My two running buddies were also 1st time Tailwinders and they gave it a big thumbs up too. Definitely seems to work. Great service and prompt delivery too.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 | Antoinette
Ordered the starter pack and received it within 2 days with a nice hand written note ( nice touch) I used 2 sticks on a 64mile hilly ride and found them brilliant, they taste great and don't make you feel thirsty which I find other drinks do .Loved the raspberry flavour and will be definitely ordering more
Monday, 17 April 2017 | Sarah
This was recommended to me as I have struggled to find the right fuelling strategy. Its just what I need, easy to use and gives right results.
Monday, 17 April 2017 | Oonagh
Enjoyed drinking these no sickly taste as with other brands - ordered more
Sunday, 16 April 2017 | Rae
Having had the previous trucker hat, i knew as soon as this one was available, i would want it and i was not disappointed, new sweat band inside, more roomier fit and just comfortable all round so much so that this is now my main cap even when i'm not running a great product and definite a must if you like to wear hats while running or any other sports
Thursday, 13 April 2017 | Ken
I've now used the stick packs for Devil O the Highlands and for my Fling Training. Great fresh flavour that dissolves really easily in your water. It provides easy energy with a wee caffeine kick. The service from the Tailewind folks is second to none. I love it!
Thursday, 13 April 2017 | Richard
I was new to tailwind!! and so far so good! I have been doing endurance sport for the past 28 years and I have found a good product so much so I have recommended to my clients and athlete's at www.sancture-sportifs.com and Iam also thinking about in the organisation of our Bearman xtreme triathlon
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | Jo
Excellent product, doesn't even upset my ridiculously over sensitive gut. And great customer service, speedy delivery, with a personal note. What's not to like?!
Pre race trial of Tailwind
Monday, 10 April 2017 | Gillian
I used tailwind caffeine stickpacks for my last long pre Fling training run and I am a convert. I used to use gels but have recently found them far too sweet but was struggling for an alternative . I plan to now use this product for all of my long runs and races. I had the energy to keep going and still feel strong at the end of my run, no energy dips.
Monday, 10 April 2017 | David
It was suggested to me by a fellow runner to try Tailwind as he tried it and was very happy with it so i did, i have used it on several long runs and have found it great, I put it into my camel pack and sip it as i go, very happy with it. Thanks
Monday, 10 April 2017 | Sue
Glad I spotted this on your website. I lost a similar cap a few years back and none have quite matched it until I got this one. Very lightweight material and I like the size of the peak
Monday, 10 April 2017 | James
This was first time using tailwind at the 2017 Brighton marathon. The weather was. Sunny and hot. Plenty of fluids. Tailwind kept me hydrated and energised with out the need for extra gels. No stomach issues. A great product
Marathon Electrolyte Fluids
Sunday, 9 April 2017 | Judy
I love these! I'm a convert. So much so, that I've thrown away everything else, and I'll only be using tailwind from here on in.
Can't wait to use these for the London Marathon.
Sunday, 9 April 2017 | Michelle
After a difficult 20 mile training run in preparation for the VLM, Tailwind was recommended to me as a means of ensuring I was hydrated and energised for future long runs. Both my husband and I tried Tailwind and it is awesome. No post run headaches, muscles recovered quicker and it just tastes like it is doing you good. Highly recommended and just about to buy some more for the big day! Thank you!
Tailwind-powered marathon PB
Saturday, 8 April 2017 | Timothy
After struggling to get hydration and nutrition right on my previous four marathons I opted to use lemon-flavoured Tailwind in my hydration pack for the Taunton Marathon last Sunday. It worked. I could feel the boost I got each time I took a drink and had no energy crashes throughout the race. The end result (also helped by better pacing) was a time of 4:05:44 a PB by just over 11.5 minutes. Thank you Tailwind!
Friday, 7 April 2017 | Tracy
Tailwind has been recommended to me because it is gentle on the stomach. I'm afraid I suffer with the 'runners trots' but with these I don't. Tailwind gives me a peace of mind and therefore I am able to enjoy my run.
Friday, 7 April 2017 | Cathrine
A triathlon friend and frequent user of tailwind recommended I try it for my nutritional training needs for my upcoming Ironman in Sept. I find it hard to use gels, as did she, and there is only so much food i can carry! She gave me a sachet to try and it was great.
The prompt delivery was fab and the handwritten note a genius touch.
I have used tailwind twice on long rides with no other food supplement and have felt good, no drop in performance or energy, no sugar highs or lows from before.
overall, brilliant product, easy on the stomach and the naked flavor was the best for me.
Highly recommend this product.
Friday, 7 April 2017 | Louise
Tailwind had been recommended to me by a couple of people so i decided to give it a go. I had a successful 17 mile run and no stomach issues which can be quite hit and miss for me. The flavour is quite unobtrusive which i like, looking forward to trying it again ahead of my first marathon.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 | Helena
I struggle to get calories in on long training runs and 50 milers so this stuff is fab. I have tried a lot of different carb powders and this is by far my favourite as it dissolves on contact with water, doesn't need mixing, doesn't taste too strong and the stick packs are so handy!
Tailwind 2 Serving Stickpacks
Thursday, 6 April 2017 | Paul
Very good taste, fast delivery will order again.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 | Mark
I am training hard for a self supported John O'Groats to Land's End (JOGLE) cycle ride in late May 2017 and have been struggling with fueling during longer rides. A friend suggested Tailwind and while I was sceptical about the claims I ordered the mixed box of 2 serving stickpacks to try. Delivery was exceptionally quick with the goods being delivered within 24 hours of ordering.
I tested them on a 105 mile endurance ride at the weekend and found that they got me all the way through with no issues or loss of performance.
I am still working out the my daily fueling requirements for the JOGLE itself but I suspect that Tailwind will play a big part in it.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 | Elton
I ordered the stickpacks earlier in the year - I blame the crazy Hobbit who ran the length of Europe (thanks Aleks!) - to see if they would help with the training for my 1st ever marathon attempt.. on my longest 2 training runs to date I've used tailwind with no issues at all. Chuck a couple of stickpacks in my hydration bladder and off for a couple of hours bimble around the Aberdeenshire scenery. Magic. No tummy issues, hunger pangs or jelly legs. Thanks Mike, superb product and fantastic service - I'll be back for more!
Thursday, 6 April 2017 | Glenda
I am new to long distance running and have never liked gels but these sachets dissolved in water are really tasty and easy to use. The hand written note which came with them was a lovely touch and very encouraging!
Thursday, 6 April 2017 | Vivienne
Lots of fab flavours & helped me with my distance running for my half marathon training. Loved the personal note with the products too. No cramping or gut issues either on the run which I usually get with the gels I've been using previously. Quick delivery too.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 | Ruari
Thoroughly impressed with the product and level of service. Arrived in a couple of days with a personal message advising on the best way to take - plus a good luck message for my upcoming race. A great touch. Will definitely be using on a frequent basis!
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 | Pamela
I wore the tri cap for a ten mile race. It was very sunny and the cap helped protect my face. The material is very lightweight and felt much cooler than the baseball cap I normally wear. Comfortable fit and kept me cool.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 | David
Great advice and customer service to accompany a product that certainly helped me on my training runs. So pleased someone recommended it.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 | Matt
After trying the multi stick pack I've now settled on the natural and tropical flavours as my favourites. Once again the service and speed of delivery was excellent, Mike and team have it so right here. I've now used it regularly on 3+hr sessions, it has kept me feeling well fuelled and not hungry. It has settled really well on my stomach. (The only thing I'm thinking on is the best way of carrying measured servings for mid training refills, rather than buying additional stick packs.) As training moves up to 6hr sessions this week I have every confidence Tailwind will see me through.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 | Matt
This is my first purchase of a Tailwind product after being recommended by a friend. I was really suffering from cramps from my long runs and couldn't stomach any other products out there to cure this. However my friend lent me some of their Tailwind and I just thought I would try it. I couldn't believe the difference it made. Cramps are now a no more!! So I am now hooked on Tailwind. I have tried this product and again it does exactly what sets out to do. The flavour is just great for running. If you are unsure about Tailwind then you just need to try it, I believe you won't want to put anything else in your body!!!