As important as trainers!
Monday, 20 February 2017 | Marie
After hearing many great reviews of Tailwind I decided to give them a go as I up my mileage in my marathon training. As I have previously used caffeinated energy gels, tablets and bars I chose to use the caffeinated tailwind powders.
My sachets arrived within a couple of days with a really nice personal message, which was a lovely touch. I knew they had been delivered with care and thought.
I tried them first a few weeks ago on my longest training run to date. They were easy to mix and pleasant to drink, and 15 miles in I felt like I could actually do this running a marathon thing! I sipped another 700ml of made up Tailwind and managed to carry on another 10 miles, which I believe I would never have been able to do on the previous gels I had used on my 18 mile run 2 weeks beforehand. I truly believe Tailwind gave me wings and helped me finish my run strong (it was only supposed to be 23 miles, but I just wanted to keep running).
Last week I received a lovely personal email wishing me luck on my 20 mile race from Rod and he even gave me the local wether forecast which was a very thoughtful touch.
Again the Tailwind got me through my race in record time and was gentle on my tummy (which can occasionally be unpredictable on race days).
Tailwind is my new running essential and as I am following the Slimming world diet plan, it is not too many calories (1 sachet does the job of 2 gels plus flapjacks for myself).
I have had so much success with Tailwind that I have encouraged many friends to try it, most of whom now use it also.
Excellent personal service delivering an excellent endurance energy supplement.
From a very happy customer who will be returning time and time again....I can not imagine doing a race without my new running essential.
Good enough for the Marathon Des Sables?
Monday, 20 February 2017 | Steve
That was my first thought when the well packaged box arrived in the post, together with a handwritten note, a nice touch i thought.
Having run using the Tailwind Nutrition over the past week, the runs were a 2 x 11, 1 x 14 and 1 x 17 miles i am more than happy with this product, why? well firstly it mixes well, it isn't very sweet in any of the flavours tasted thus far but more importantly sipping the drink throughout my long runs gives me consistent energy right to the end.
I should also add that i run heaver layered to increase my core temp for the desert, i therefore sweat a lot!
Having said that i still find myself dehydrated, but much less dehydrated than other sports drinks. Thats why i gave it 5 stars...
Monday, 20 February 2017 | Ruth
Great product that mixes really well. I've only tried a couple so far but the taste is good with no after effects. Good quick service and delivery too.
Monday, 20 February 2017 | Elaine
I first tried Tailwind by mistake at an aid station about 40 miles into a 50 miler. Not an ideal introduction. But it cause any stomach issues and seemed to work (bit late in the day to be sure that was it). Tried it properly on Pilgrims and all was good.
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | Alan
Great service, got an e-mail almost immediately clarifying my order, then delivery was here in 2 days.
Great product, having the carbs in the drink, reduces the amount of food I carry. Have used them on my long runs, no problems, but as yet i haven't replaced all the food as it seems an awful lot of drinking if I did.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 | Christopher
I bought this flask to replace an old Salomon soft flask that had developed a leak. The small neck of the Salomon had made refilling with Tailwind very difficult, especially when racing. I purchased this flask as it looked to have a much wider opening. I was concerned that the shorter and wider body might mean that it wouldn't fit in my old Salomon hydration pack, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it does fit very nicely. It is a bit more snug, but the shorter height means it feels more stable and less likely to bounce out. Overall I'm very happy with it and will be buying another one soon to replace my other Salomon flask. Also very impressed with the fast and friendly service. Many thanks
Friday, 17 February 2017 | Rachel
My husband loves this stuff, everything else upsets his stomach-to put it politely! Tailwind forms part of the fuel for his longs runs (up to 100 miles) and now he won't try anything else. Fab service too, products delivered quickly and good communication!
Friday, 17 February 2017 | Tracey
At last I have found the perfect nutrition for running. I have tried so many combos of water,gels,blocks,jelly babies and tailwind gives you all , I used for the first time in my marathon training a few weeks ago on a 15 mile run, mixed it in with the right amount of water in my hydration pack and was amazed at by how good I felt during and after, no cramps, sticky hands,sickly taste, tailwind is easy to drink and after a couple of mouthfuls gave me a boost. Have a half marathon his weekend and looking forward to using tailwind, no having to slow down at water stations either, perfect.
Also you feel you get such a personal service ,quick delivery from ordering and a nice personal message. Hopefully my brother is ordering some to now as can't stop raving about it.
Thursday, 16 February 2017 | Stephen
Used Tailwind for the first time last week and honestly even though it was a shorter ride in the snow I loved it. Looking forward to using the product on longer rides for a real test but tasted great and I felt good whilst drinking it.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | Stuart
Very fast and friendly service. Haven't tried the product enough to comment on how good it is, and haven't gone far enough with it yet (!),. but it tastes great. Looking forward to some long runs trialling it.
Tailwind raspberry flavour
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | Pamela
I really enjoyed the taste of raspberry tailwind, not too sweet and easy on the stomach. Having tried lots of different sports drinks, it's the first one I have enjoyed and feel like it quenches my thirst.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | Samantha
Great buff...nice colour and soft material...
Tailwind 2 earning stickpacks
Monday, 13 February 2017 | Christopher
Thanks very much for the prompt service and I really appreciated the personal message in with the sachets! Nice touch! Definitely will be back for my next order with you
Monday, 13 February 2017 | Andrew
Recommended to me by a friend. Ordered the intro pack on the Monday, delivered on the Tuesday.Used on my long runs, bike rides etc. as I'm training for ironman. Seems to have given me more energy without any stomach problems. Worth a go, about to place my next order.
From sceptic to believer!
Monday, 13 February 2017 | George
I ordered these on recommendation from my neighbour James Stewart who now has a list of ultra titles longer than my arm. I was sceptical about how effective they would be but lo and behold they really do provide brilliant fuelling for long runs. Marathon distance is my limit and I'm never going to be competing at the front but I have the belief that tailwind will help me in an area where I have struggled in the past. Worth a try folks!
Monday, 13 February 2017 | Emma
Excellent service and very quick to respond to a query that I had.
I haven't used it for anything longer than an hour yet, but so far it seems very good. The taste is pleasant and not too sweet or over powering. I will definitely be using it for my longer runs and rides, and if all goes well it will be my nutrition of choice for my 70.3 Ironman in June.
Monday, 13 February 2017 | Christopher
I've only used it since I've received it on a few training halfs, but so far it's great. I've usually start to feel hungry near the end of a long training run but with Tailwind I don't and it lets me run even faster. Can't wait to use it in the JCC in March this year.
Monday, 13 February 2017 | Ben
I tried tailwind in a recent half marathon for the first time. I had no stomach cramps after and felt full of energy all the way round. Delivery was quick too. Thank you
Saturday, 11 February 2017 | Erika
Now in training for a marathon I decided I needed something different to fuel my miles. I have tried other products on my long runs in the past but have always ended up with an upset tummy or suffered from migraines after. I was recommended Tailwind by a friend so thought I should give it a try and bought the 2 serving Stickpack,. Opting for the variety pack of flavours, I found all quite palatable although I prefer the citrus or the naked unflavoured options.Tailwind has been my only fuel on my long runs since trying it and there's been no dodgy tummy, no migraines and I've felt like I've had all the energy I needed whilst out. The customer service is second to none and I am off to buy some more!!
Thursday, 9 February 2017 | Paul
Great item. Allowed me to carry more tailwind.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 | Anthony
I am aiming to use this for Ironman due to stomach issues in the past. I have not used it for anything longer than 1.5 hours so far, but early indications are good. Good taste, good energy release and so far no stomach issues!
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 | Andrew
First test of this product over 15miles and over 2,000ft of elevation change. I've never managed sub 8 minute average pace over this kind of terrain / distance so there must be something in the water, oh yeah, Tailwind!!
Monday, 6 February 2017 | Heather
I'm training for my first marathon after a few halfs my usual fuel would be gels but after using them so much they give me an upset tummy so decided by reccomndation from a friend to try this, it's great so far I'm up to 18 with not 1 gel just the tailwind in my water pack il be ordering more for sure
Monday, 6 February 2017 | Monica
So far so good! Have just tried product on my 16 mile run, kept me running with no stomach problems.
Great service and lovely personal touch from suppliers. Thanks
Monday, 6 February 2017 | Sarah
I bought two of these. They fit perfectly into my UD pack and actually drop in a little more easily than the ones provided by UD. The lids also thread on more easily than the UD equivalent which will be a great help at race checkpoints when my hands often don't work too well! They have a decent sized opening ideal for pouring in tailwind and refilling. No leaks so far. Very pleased!
Monday, 6 February 2017 | Jane
Product arrived quickly. Used during 2nd marathon in 2 days and felt it helped to stave off hunger and give me sufficient energy to complete the race feeling strong and energised. Will definitely be using this product on every marathon / ultra from now on! Thank you tailwind!
Monday, 6 February 2017 | Rob
Tried tailwind for the first time this weekend after watching a long distance runner talk about it on YouTube. 22 miles cross-country, was still dead at the end of it, but during the run I was literally dancing down the hills with energy and not complaining whilst going up. Pleased that I stockpiled.
Monday, 6 February 2017 | Neil
I placed my first order with Tailwind on a Sunday evening and it was despatched by 1.30pm on the Monday, arriving in good time for me to try it on my next long training run. Great service, thanks!
Sunday, 5 February 2017 | Brian
Energy levels are sustained throuout my marathon training runs, no need for sticky foul gels. Would highly recommend.
The start of a beautiful relationship?
Sunday, 5 February 2017 | Richard
I purchased the Tailwind 2 serving stick packs as I am looking for all round nutrition for the Ultra's I am running this year (my first ones).
Firstly the ordering and delivery were extremely fast, surpassed only by the hand written note, thanking me, wishing me luck, and giving me suggestions on how to use. A human touch that was greatly appreciated.
I have only taken them out on one LSR so far, a 25 mile run along the North Downs Way. I took the Natural and Lemon flavours out, mixed in 600ml water bottles.
The powders do exactly what they say they will. Dissolve easily in water, have a light taste, don't leave any mess in your water bottles afterwards or churn up your stomach.
In regards use my energy levels remained fairly constant throughout, although I did find myself flagging (and my tummy rumbling) in the last 4/5 miles. Being honest I think I was probably one stickpack short of what I needed. I will also need to get used to the amount of fluid I will be taking on board during my long runs, as the suggestion is to drink little but often. I estimate I will therefore be taking on 600ml ish of water every 1.5hrs which will be a lot for me.
Overall though early signs are good and if I get my dosage correct, and the benefits are constant,this will become a five star review very quickly.
Sunday, 5 February 2017 | Caroline
I have used tailwind on a number of runs between 20 and 40 miles in distance and it really does the job, plus the flavour is great, even when you're at the point of not being able to stomach anything else! I've tried a few multi-flavour packs and have now settled on a big bag of the lemon flavour to fuel my runs for a while.
Friday, 3 February 2017 | Ian
Yet to use them on a long run as currently injured..but tried out in gym..tastes good and can see them replacing the gels I usually take out on the trails!
Thursday, 2 February 2017 | Claire
I recently purchased Tailwind 2 serving sticks as I am currently training for another ultramarathon. I wanted something easy on the stomach and convenient. While I only used this product once so far, it was a very positive experience and I look forward to using it on all future. I wasn't hungry at any stage but had the energy to keep going. I would certainly recommend this product and the service was second to none.
Thursday, 2 February 2017 | Martin
Having competed in Endurance events such as Ironman, Mountain Running, Trail Running & Cycling, and force fed myself multiple sticky horrible gels and sweet sports drinks throughout the day until feeling sick, I discovered Tailwind a year ago in New Zealand and have never looked back !! I wish that I had discovered it years ago. Great product !
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 | Sarah
I've been looking for a drink which gives me enough energy to ride long distances without having to stop to find real food. I've tried tailwind twice on two separate arduous 100km rides and both times I didn't need to eat. It's light on the stomach, flavours are good and easily dissolves when added to water. Great product.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 | Paul
My first time using Tailwind on my trail run and was very impressed at the taste and how it didn't upset my stomach. During my 30 mile trail run yesterday it got me through right to the end with plenty to spare. Very good product, will order again.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Gareth
New to ultra marathons i needed to find a product that would supply me with enough calories to maitain a high level of activity which i found with this product its clean light no nonsense easy on the stomach not to sweet and just a hint of flavour solution is amazing and mow i will.not look back the only issue i uavr is trying to work out my favourite flavour oustanding customer service and very personal please dont change this? Im sold for life
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | David
This flask has a wide neck to make filling easier. They are also wider and shorter than the Salomon ones, so fit better into the pouches on my Salomon Race vest, so don't flop about as much a the Salomon pouches
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Mike
I bought these for an up-coming ultra marathon. They're really convenient for packing in my race vest, and make filling up my soft water bottles so much easier. A great idea, and excellent service as always!
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | David
Used 4 sachets yesterday on a 30 mile run and all I can say is, goodbye sticky energy gels! Works fantastically well. I normally just sip water through my hydration backpack all day in tandem with gels, bars, S-caps etc, but tailwind has replaced all those for me. It will make a massive difference to the amount of stuff I normally have to bring with me during 24hr events and 100 milers. No more stocking up with junk!
Preferred the Mandarin over the Lemon but going to give the Berry a bash today
Excellent service and the personalised touch is something that you just don't get with other companies these days. We all spend a lot of money on our chosen sports and it's really nice to see that your custom is appreciated for a change!
Folks at tailwind - you've just got yourself another loyal customer!
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Karen
I initially tried the assorted stick packs to see how I got on with Tailwind. Loved it. Flavours are great, not too sweet. Used in soft flasks for a 100k race - kept me going and suffered no ill effects.
Have gone with the pack of Mandarin Orange as I liked the flavour. Used in a 30 mile training run at the weekend and was great! My personal preference is to have other nutrition alongside Tailwind, but could easily be your only nutrition on a long run.
Sunday, 29 January 2017 | Johnny
Love it. Easy to fill and thread the cap back on properly, something i have struggled with with others especially with cold hands in a race. Recommended highly
Friday, 27 January 2017 | Chris
Having tried many different fluid and nutritional options for both marathon and ultra marathon running I have been using water, S-caps and my own energy gel for my last few marathons. Whilst this worked reasonably well for me, the amount of bottles/containers I have to carry is not ideal. The Tailwind products give me the chance to combine this in one bottle, which is great. I've only completed one training run so far, but had no issues and felt good through.
Look forward to my next marathon and assessing the product further.
Friday, 27 January 2017 | David
Waited for my first long run to test the product out.
Background: I have ran 3 marathons in 2 years and am gearing up for my first Ultra in June so looking to trial different supplements to see what works before then.
I can handle gels no problem but after 3 or so it just feels like a huge amount of sugar!
Tailwind tasted great, didn't feel heavy or leave me with any GI issues.
Obviously with this product you need a water pack or bottle while you run, great for any distance over a half marathon I'd say.
Will update more following a few more long runs!
First use and already converted!
Friday, 27 January 2017 | Marc
I heard about Tailwind and made the decision to give it a go ahead of taking part in a trail marathon. I first used it on a 17.5 mile training run in zero degrees. I went the whole hog and took no other gels as backup, and this proved the right result. I found the lighter taste much easier to drink, and I felt energised for all the run. My post run lull was also nowhere near as bad as normal! I'm sure I will refine how to adjust the ratio of water to allow for weather conditions, but I'm already converted!
Tailwind : it's a keeper!
Friday, 27 January 2017 | Marika
Totally fantastic product, tried on a 17 mile run and it was superb! Great taste, mixes brilliantly with water and will deffo be used for all my long runs
Loved the hand written note; this is a great company with a superb product I highly recommend x
Thursday, 26 January 2017 | Sabrina
After the starter trial kit I've bought the neutral and raspberry buzz. Really enjoy the flavours, not found them sickly and can feel a difference in my energy levels throughout long runs.
Better than Salomon softflask
Thursday, 26 January 2017 | Antony
Bought this to try in the running vest as the Salomon have narrow necks. Easy to fill and fits the pockets really well.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | Colin
Used Tailwind on 19 miler on the WHW, didn't eat anything and just sipped away at the Tailwind. No stomach upsets, indigestion. Used the berry and the naked versions. Both were great. Not too sweet. As many others have said great product and will be my choice for the Highland Fling race. Would highly recommend giving it a try.
Tailwind 2 Serving Stickpacks
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 | Cameron
Got stickpacks quickly so was able to try a couple on a 4 hr trail run last weekend- thanks. The powder mixes quickly and easily with water without too much shaking and unlike some powders does not foam up when shaking in your running backpack which avoids the sensation of drinking bubbles! Tried lemon flavour for first two hrs which was pleasant not being sickly sweet. You can taste the salts slightly but in a good way which I feel makes the drinks taste more refreshing. I moved onto Raspberry Buzz with caffeine for the second two hours which was less pleasant to drink and would not use again...hoping the other caffeine flavours taste better? Have recently tried the neutral flavour which was good and will undoubtedly come into its own in the latter stages of my planned WHW race when I have had enough of flavours!