Event Day Nutrition

We want to ensure that you are well fuelled and hydrated for the Tommy’s Manchester Half, and with support of our Official Sports Nutrition Partner, Optimum Nutrition, we will be providing a range of products to keep you going! For more advice on how to fuel yourself properly over race weekend, read our handy preparation article here.

Keep going

In race there are drinks stations on the route that will be on hand to ensure that you stay hydrated. Also available are Optimum Nutrition Carb Energy Gels, specially designed to help you maintain performance during high-intensity or prolonged endurance exercise, as well as maintaining hydration by increasing the absorption of water. Optimum Nutrition Carbo Energy Gels will be available at Feedstation 2 & 4.

Our nutrition partner Optimum Nutrition currently do not produce gels and have therefore sourced Optimum Nutrition Carb Energy Gels for participants. These gels are not currently available for purchase and therefore we advise that that if you are concerned that not testing gels before a half marathon may impact on your performance, then please bring your preferred gel.

Recovery is the ultimate preparation

Optimum Nutrition are on hand to ensure you recovery as best possible to get you back in the Optimum Nutrition Recovery Zone, by supplying you with well-earned protein and carbohydrates post finish. Once you cross the finish line, head over to the Optimum Nutrition Recovery Stand to try a Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Shake, the World’s #1 Selling Whey Protein, and why not take a dip in the ice bath while you’re there!

Please note, Optimum Nutrition products are Informed Choice. If you have any concerns regarding nutrition, please email info@manchesterhalfmarathon.co.uk.


Product description

Gold Standard 100% Whey

Help kick start your muscle growth with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™. The world’s best-selling whey protein delivers 24 grams of protein with low levels of fat and 120 calories. This superior quality powder has been instantised to mix easily using a shaker cup. There’s no doubt that this is the gold standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.

Who should take Gold Standard 100% Whey?

Passionate, dedicated and determined athletes that are prepared for every workout choose the World’s No.1 selling protein powder. They value quality, consistency and a brand they can trust to provide them with a high standard product to fuel their diet, exercise & performance.

Per 30g serving:

  • 113 kcal
  • 24g protein
  • 4.4g BCAAs
  • 1.3g Fat
  • 1.1g Carbohydrates

Find out why endurance athletes use protein here.

Optimum Nutrition Carb Energy Gel

Per 50g serving:

  • 96 kcal
  • 24g Carbohydrates
  • Fat free

Read our preparation article to find out more about how to fuel yourself with Optimum Nutrition on race weekend.