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About Tailwind UK

Tailwind Nutrition UK

UK and Ireland distribution of Tailwind Nutrition was set up in 2015 by myself, Mike Julien.

I am a veteran of 5 x Ironman triathlons, the Marathon des Sables and various UK ultramarathons.

My A race for last year was the Grand to Grand Ultra. a 273Km self supported stage race starting on the Grand Canyon in September.

No A Race chosen yet for this year as unlucky in the draw for UTMB but events completed so far this year

  • Imber Ultra - 33 miles - 4 Stickpacks
  • Pony Express - 60 miles - 8 Stickpacks
  • NDW50 - 8 Stickpacks
  • Ecotrail Oslo 80K - 7 Stickpacks and 1 small cheese & salami sandwich
  • Race to the Stones 100k - 8 stickpacks and a packet of crisps
  • Devil o' the Highlands 42 miles - 8 stickpacks, packet of crisps and a cup of coke (out longer than planned and didn't take enough Tailwind)
  • Hangman Ultra c.50K - 5 stickpacks
  • Joust 24hr - 16 Stickpacks, packet of tortilla chips and 2 cheese and ham sandwiches
  • Hardmoors 60 - 10 Stickpacks and 2 sandwiches

 

 

Plans for 2017 are

 February 26th - Heartbreaker Trail Marathon (4:31)

 March 4th - Imber Ultra (6:41) 

 

March 12th - Barcelona Marathon (4:04)

April 29th - Highland Fling Race

May 14th - 20th - Mauna to Mauna Ultra (Hawaii)

June 24th - West Highland Way Race

 

 

Race to the Stones 100K 2015Mike Julien at the end of The Grand to Grand Ultra 2015

I do not have a sweet tooth and could not stomach more than a couple of gels a day. This was insufficient for the longer endurance events I was now targetting so I looked around for alternative energy sources.  I heard about Tailwind from a Trail Runner Nation podcast where it got rave reviews and thought I'd give it a go only to find it was not easily available in the UK. In October 2014 I took the Tailwind Challenge offered by the Swedish distributor.

I was pleasantly surprised to find all the positive reviews were not just hype and just sipping on Tailwind I was fuelled to run all day.

So I don't just supply Tailwind Nutrition I use it.

So far this year I have used it at The Imber Ultra (33m), The Pony Express Ultra, Race to the Stones (100km fuelled  with just 7 Tailwind Stickpacks) one of which is about to be poured into a bottle below. 

.  the Salisbury 54321 50K.

During my 'A' race for the year, the Grand to Grand Ultra my only running nutrition for the 6 days covering 170 miles over challenging terrain and desert heat was 2 x 30 serving bags of Tailwind, including the Long Stage which took 21.5 hrs when I took on no gels or solid food but kept myself energised just drinking Tailwind.

I don't just supply Tailwind, I use it

 

Now it is my pleasure to offer the Tailwind Challenge in the UK and Ireland. 

Team Members

 

Laura Wingrove - Tailwind Intern

I have always had an active interest in sports; mountain biking, skiing and running playing a large part in my life. My interest in Nutrition stemmed from a passion for food and science which lead me to read Nutrition at the University of Surrey. I have completed 2 years of the course during which my interest for sports nutrition has grown. I am now on a year out to work as a Nutrition Intern for Tailwind Nutrition UK writing a weekly nutrition blog here, if there are any subjects you wish to feature in future blogs please let us know on our Facebook page. I will also be working with Mike at HQ helping with the set up of our French and Spanish websites as i speak both fluently. 

Happy Trails, 

Laura x

Andy James

Excited to join the Tailwind team. Love the product and the ethos so I wanted to get involved.

Live in South Wales and look after Tailwind Nutrition Cymru.

Love trail running, especially in the dark but have also completed various road 26.2's. VLM is next up in 2016. New to Ultra running having completed EQ24 78miles, TR24 84miles, CQ44, Offas Dyke 190miles, Druids 84miles, Taff Trail 55miles in the last 2yrs. Upcoming races include the Gower 50 & SW100. My bucket list seems to get longer week by week........Dragons Back, Spine, Elephant Trail & so on............

Discovered Tailwind through social media in July 2015. Total game changer for me. Happy to help where I can so any questions just send them over.

Tilda Julien - Order Processing

Though only just turning 16 my daughter Mathilda ran the show for two weeks whilst I was away racing in the US.  Back again to help in the summer when GCSE's finished.

Rod Newman - Warehouse Manager

Rod is our odd one out not being an athlete and his idea of biking is to get on his Harley Davidson but runs a warehouse like clockwork.