Tailwind Challenge

Tailwind Challenge
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Take the Tailwind Challenge!

If you don't love it, we pay your entry fee.*

 

It's simple: if Tailwind doesn't make you stronger, happier, and less stressed during training and at your next event, we'll pay your entry fee!

Just order the Tailwind Challenge pack - four large 50 serving bags bundled at 15% off - train with it, race with it, and if it doesn't blow you away, mail us your race entry fee receipt for a refund.

 

I took the Tailwind Challenge in September 2014. Having got my initial Challenge order from Alex at Tailwind Nutrition Sweden I was so impressed with the product I asked Jenny and Jeff Vierling, the founders of Tailwind Nutrition, if I could distribute the product in the UK. Thanks to word of mouth, recommendations and continued growth in the US I was quickly able to set up UK distribution, adding myself to the group of successful distributors in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, South Africa and Hong Kong.

- Mike Julien, Founder of Tailwind Nutrition UK

 

*Entry fee reimbursement is limited to £90 maximum, you must start the event to be eligible for reimbursement. To request a refund email us your entry fee receipt along with a small description of your experience with Tailwind.

 

By default we will send 1 x Mandarin Orange, 1 x Lemon, 1 x Naked and 1 x Berry.  If you would like a different flavour combination please put a note in the comments section at the checkout.

Our Price:  £99.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 99 Loyalty Points
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INGREDIENTS

Dextrose (Glucose), Sucrose, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Organic Flavour, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Citrate

 

CAFFEINATED FLAVOUR INGREDIENTS (RASPBERRY BUZZ, TROPICAL BUZZ, GREEN TEA BUZZ)

WARNING: Contains Caffeine. Not suitable for children or pregnant women. (Caffeine 130mg/100g)

Dextrose (Glucose), Sucrose, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Organic Flavour, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Citrate and organic caffeine (70mg in a 2 serving stickpack).

Each serving is 100 calories.

For endurance workouts, mix the stickpack with 24 oz (700ml) of water per hour. Adjust to your personal calorie needs during training, using hunger as a guide. When it’s dialed in, you’ll feel satisfied and energetic, not hungry or full.

On hot days, keep the same calories per hour, but increase water. To use in combo with other foods, reduce Tailwind intake by the calories you’re consuming elsewhere to avoid overloading the gut. For shorter workouts (<2hr), you can use less Tailwind to taste.

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Rating:  
Break through
Friday, 29 June 2018  | 

switched to tailwind for my triathlons,TT racing and running events.
After being recommended tailwind by a fellow triathlete who also suffered with gut bombs/stomach cramps whilston the run I decided to buy a sample pack.
So Iím writing this review after 3x triathlons ( including a half Ironman) and lots of TTís and half marathon. You can say Iíve put tailwind to the test over the last few months.
I have to give it 5***** no more stomach complaints, plenty of energy, a mild taste and no horrible sticky syrup.
Thanks tailwind Iíve already recommended your products to so many of my tri friends
Roll on IM UK Bolton

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An honest(if a little graphic) review for those who suffer running stomach issues.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018  | 

I have struggled to fuel for longer runs- stitches, toilet troubles, wind you name it. A friend suggested tailwind. Ill be honest, my first try ended in disaster(not sure if was just bad luck, a dodgy tummy etc.) but I could really feel the difference to my energy levels so gave it another try and I am so glad I did. For the first time ever I was able to fuel with no stomach issues, which meant no dips in energy, no dreaded wall, and a strong run to the finish. I was injured the last 4 weeks of training and still got a marathon PB of over 30minutes. I honestly tried everything before this, and I mean everything. Whilst for me it is not perfect(I doubt anything will be, with my stomach-I will never trust the fart) the difference between this and all other methods was massive. If like me you struggle to fuel, don't suffer- buy tailwind and give it a try. Oh, and by far the best customer service you will ever receive.

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Rating:  
Best thing Iíve ever bought, really!
Wednesday, 9 May 2018  | 

After coming to the end of a few other products iíd been using regularly (high5/SIS gels, caffeinated/carb drink powder) I needed to stock up for a half Ironman Iíve started training for. I saw an advert for tailwind on a Facebook cycling page I follow (i know), but it had been liked by a couple of friends of mine who are serious cyclists giving it a bit more credence than your average advert! After a bedtime read of their website and seeing there was a bit more substance than first expected, I bought the Tailwind Challenge pack the next day. Canít conplain value wise compared to other retailers and an offer of an event refund if I donít think itís better than my last products, whatís to lose?

Roughly a month in and I can honestly say this is the best thing Iíve ever bought. I used to combine gels/carb drink with some solid foods but either lost energy on longer rides or lost my appetite for the stuff I have with me. I was quite stringent about ensuring I ate regularly but still had problems.

Iíve done 40/50/60 mile rides so far and found this stuff to be fantastic, no other foods/gels/drinks used and Iíve had consistent energy with no spikes or bonks, impressive stuff! Currently using the ~3 scoops/hr advice but doubling up per bottle so ~6/bottle over 2 hours and working perfect. I got the berry and tropical caffeinated varieties, only tried berry so far but extremely palatable and mixes easily which is perfect.

Iíve also used it on my long swim days, turbo sessions and spin classes and seen noticable benefits

In summary well worth buying and on current performance will definitely be buying more when I eventually run out. Can not recommend highly enough!

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Rating:  
Challenge accepted!
Monday, 23 April 2018  | 

Only started using Tailwind last week...for two 3 hour bike rides and some shorter turbo sessions! Fabulous so far, loving the Berry flavour and looking forward to my Swashbuckler Middle distance Triathlon coming up in May. Just working out what to do on the run re nutrition as I don't carry bottles.

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Rating:  
Magic powder!
Tuesday, 10 April 2018  | 

This has completely changed my performance in endurance events, no longer plagued by stomach issues or nausea in the later stages, have used this now for numerous 5+ hour runs/triathlons with nothing else other than the occasional handful of crisps from an aid station. Great product, will be restocking soon!

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Rating:  
Easy & convenient
Monday, 5 March 2018  | 

I purchased the challenge pack purely to have a variety of flavours available for marathon training. I recently used it for a half marathon and mixed the naked and caffeinated raspberry flavours together in my camelbak, which for me worked well. I was worried I wasnít a distance runner to warrant using Tailwind, but itís for everyone so donít be put off using it for the distance you race, itís not just for ultra marathoners & we all start somewhere with race nutrition so may as well start on a good footing!
I ran through all water stations and over the littered gel packs feeling a bit smug if Iím honest. The camelbak washes clean and isnít sticky compared to other products Iíve tried. Yet to try mixing it as a gel myself but my husband has tried it and worked well for him. All in all, so far so good!

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Rating:  
Great product
Tuesday, 23 January 2018  | 

Have only just started using this but so far so good. Hoping to PB at my next ultra so we ll see if this does the trick.

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Rating:  
Amazing
Monday, 11 December 2017  | 

I first had Tailwind during the Centurion NDW50, and then promptly bought some to use during all my subsequent long races, including a 70 and 100 miler.

For me, I'm OK to eat while I race without any problems, but I still like to use Tailwind as it takes the complexity out of planning my nutrition. I can sip Tailwind on the way round and then eat at checkpoints, and I should never run out of calories and should avoid flagging. It's worked so far and I have no intention of trying to run a long way again without it!

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Rating:  
Tailwind all the way.
Monday, 3 July 2017  | 

Read all the reviews, listened to friends and took a gamble and used it for the first time on the Outlaw Holkham half ironman, had a gel on the bike and a gel on the run as I was concerned being totally reliant on something I'd not tried in training before. Honestly don't think I needed the gels, felt strong, felt fuelled, didn't run out of energy despite racing hard. That was no fluke. I'll continue to use Tailwind. Thankyou! 🏊🏼🚴🏽🏃🏼💨

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Rating:  
It really works !
Monday, 29 May 2017  | 

I used tailwind (naked) yesterday for the first time in a race after testing half stick packs previously in training, just to make sure I had no ill effects.
This race just happened to be my first 50k. I hadn't gone further than 18 miles previously, plus I had struggled to get any decent weekly mileage in, but I finished in under 6 hours ! I used a whole stickpak in 700ml of water that I sipped before starting, then finished during the 1st two hours, topping up with water & mouthfuls of flapjacks at the first couple of aid stations, I then used another half a pack for the remainder, also following the above method ( I only had the half left over).
I had no hunger issues, no cramp, which I usually suffer pretty badly from & felt really good all the way through the race apart from an IT band issue toward the end due to under-training.
I have some big obstacle races coming up later this year (Relentless suffering & Spartan Beast) & I shall be using tailwind to get me round 100%, I would highly recommend trying tailwind if you haven't already !

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Average Rating (26 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Break through
Friday, 29 June 2018  |  Kevin

switched to tailwind for my triathlons,TT racing and running events.
After being recommended tailwind by a fellow triathlete who also suffered with gut bombs/stomach cramps whilston the run I decided to buy a sample pack.
So Iím writing this review after 3x triathlons ( including a half Ironman) and lots of TTís and half marathon. You can say Iíve put tailwind to the test over the last few months.
I have to give it 5***** no more stomach complaints, plenty of energy, a mild taste and no horrible sticky syrup.
Thanks tailwind Iíve already recommended your products to so many of my tri friends
Roll on IM UK Bolton

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Rating:  
An honest(if a little graphic) review for those who suffer running stomach issues.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018  |  Emma

I have struggled to fuel for longer runs- stitches, toilet troubles, wind you name it. A friend suggested tailwind. Ill be honest, my first try ended in disaster(not sure if was just bad luck, a dodgy tummy etc.) but I could really feel the difference to my energy levels so gave it another try and I am so glad I did. For the first time ever I was able to fuel with no stomach issues, which meant no dips in energy, no dreaded wall, and a strong run to the finish. I was injured the last 4 weeks of training and still got a marathon PB of over 30minutes. I honestly tried everything before this, and I mean everything. Whilst for me it is not perfect(I doubt anything will be, with my stomach-I will never trust the fart) the difference between this and all other methods was massive. If like me you struggle to fuel, don't suffer- buy tailwind and give it a try. Oh, and by far the best customer service you will ever receive.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Best thing Iíve ever bought, really!
Wednesday, 9 May 2018  |  Daniel

After coming to the end of a few other products iíd been using regularly (high5/SIS gels, caffeinated/carb drink powder) I needed to stock up for a half Ironman Iíve started training for. I saw an advert for tailwind on a Facebook cycling page I follow (i know), but it had been liked by a couple of friends of mine who are serious cyclists giving it a bit more credence than your average advert! After a bedtime read of their website and seeing there was a bit more substance than first expected, I bought the Tailwind Challenge pack the next day. Canít conplain value wise compared to other retailers and an offer of an event refund if I donít think itís better than my last products, whatís to lose?

Roughly a month in and I can honestly say this is the best thing Iíve ever bought. I used to combine gels/carb drink with some solid foods but either lost energy on longer rides or lost my appetite for the stuff I have with me. I was quite stringent about ensuring I ate regularly but still had problems.

Iíve done 40/50/60 mile rides so far and found this stuff to be fantastic, no other foods/gels/drinks used and Iíve had consistent energy with no spikes or bonks, impressive stuff! Currently using the ~3 scoops/hr advice but doubling up per bottle so ~6/bottle over 2 hours and working perfect. I got the berry and tropical caffeinated varieties, only tried berry so far but extremely palatable and mixes easily which is perfect.

Iíve also used it on my long swim days, turbo sessions and spin classes and seen noticable benefits

In summary well worth buying and on current performance will definitely be buying more when I eventually run out. Can not recommend highly enough!

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Rating:  
Challenge accepted!
Monday, 23 April 2018  |  Louella

Only started using Tailwind last week...for two 3 hour bike rides and some shorter turbo sessions! Fabulous so far, loving the Berry flavour and looking forward to my Swashbuckler Middle distance Triathlon coming up in May. Just working out what to do on the run re nutrition as I don't carry bottles.

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Rating:  
Magic powder!
Tuesday, 10 April 2018  |  David

This has completely changed my performance in endurance events, no longer plagued by stomach issues or nausea in the later stages, have used this now for numerous 5+ hour runs/triathlons with nothing else other than the occasional handful of crisps from an aid station. Great product, will be restocking soon!

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Rating:  
Easy & convenient
Monday, 5 March 2018  |  Katrina

I purchased the challenge pack purely to have a variety of flavours available for marathon training. I recently used it for a half marathon and mixed the naked and caffeinated raspberry flavours together in my camelbak, which for me worked well. I was worried I wasnít a distance runner to warrant using Tailwind, but itís for everyone so donít be put off using it for the distance you race, itís not just for ultra marathoners & we all start somewhere with race nutrition so may as well start on a good footing!
I ran through all water stations and over the littered gel packs feeling a bit smug if Iím honest. The camelbak washes clean and isnít sticky compared to other products Iíve tried. Yet to try mixing it as a gel myself but my husband has tried it and worked well for him. All in all, so far so good!

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Rating:  
Great product
Tuesday, 23 January 2018  |  Adam

Have only just started using this but so far so good. Hoping to PB at my next ultra so we ll see if this does the trick.

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Rating:  
Amazing
Monday, 11 December 2017  |  Alex

I first had Tailwind during the Centurion NDW50, and then promptly bought some to use during all my subsequent long races, including a 70 and 100 miler.

For me, I'm OK to eat while I race without any problems, but I still like to use Tailwind as it takes the complexity out of planning my nutrition. I can sip Tailwind on the way round and then eat at checkpoints, and I should never run out of calories and should avoid flagging. It's worked so far and I have no intention of trying to run a long way again without it!

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Rating:  
Tailwind all the way.
Monday, 3 July 2017  |  Tom

Read all the reviews, listened to friends and took a gamble and used it for the first time on the Outlaw Holkham half ironman, had a gel on the bike and a gel on the run as I was concerned being totally reliant on something I'd not tried in training before. Honestly don't think I needed the gels, felt strong, felt fuelled, didn't run out of energy despite racing hard. That was no fluke. I'll continue to use Tailwind. Thankyou! 🏊🏼🚴🏽🏃🏼💨

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
It really works !
Monday, 29 May 2017  |  Steve

I used tailwind (naked) yesterday for the first time in a race after testing half stick packs previously in training, just to make sure I had no ill effects.
This race just happened to be my first 50k. I hadn't gone further than 18 miles previously, plus I had struggled to get any decent weekly mileage in, but I finished in under 6 hours ! I used a whole stickpak in 700ml of water that I sipped before starting, then finished during the 1st two hours, topping up with water & mouthfuls of flapjacks at the first couple of aid stations, I then used another half a pack for the remainder, also following the above method ( I only had the half left over).
I had no hunger issues, no cramp, which I usually suffer pretty badly from & felt really good all the way through the race apart from an IT band issue toward the end due to under-training.
I have some big obstacle races coming up later this year (Relentless suffering & Spartan Beast) & I shall be using tailwind to get me round 100%, I would highly recommend trying tailwind if you haven't already !

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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