How to fuel for the Brisbane Trail Ultra

Our wonderful partner Hammer Nutrition Australia is stocking up our check points with tried and tested Hammer products to ensure you have the best fueled run possible. But that’s not all!! Together, the Brisbane Trail Ultra team and Hammer have decided to go green in our pristine national park and have a gel-pack-free zone in all our checkpoints in the D’Aguilar. This is an initiative we are very proud to announce and know all our participants and supporters feel the same. Gel flasks are perfect 6 gel serves. Perfect!!

Hammer gel flask, I like a 50/50 mix of gels and water

Did you know Hammer Gels mix perfectly in water so you can decide on the consistency you want. A gel turns instantly into an easy-to-drink energy shot on the run

But don’t worry speedsters, single serve Hammer gels will be available at Check Point 7- JC Slaughter falls for all the people looking to grab and run and race the clock on the final 18km stretch.

Hammer Nutrition Australia are on board with helping reducing potential litter in our National Parks by providing Hammer Jugs at the Mountain Check Points.

We all know a bit about the benefits of gels during a run. They give us a hit of energy. But is this all we need during an ultra trail marathon? Well, we’ve decided to leave the fueling advice to the experts. Hammer what do you think?

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So what will we have at our check points? in brief, check points will be stocked with Hammer Gels, Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme and Heed. Please note we will have Heed as our energy and electrolyte source rather than Perpetuem.

Hammer Nutrition all sorted for our training camps

Please see below a detailed list of what Hammer products will be available at the check points, we will also provide bananas, potatoes, soup, ginger biscuits for the 100 km and 100 Mile Runners:

Check Point 1– McAfee’s Lookout Mt Nebo
Time in operation: 0600 – 1430 Saturday 6th July 2019; 8.5 hours
Distance completed:
BTUF 60km – 15.6km
BTUF110km – 15.6km
BTUF100mile – 15.6km
Hammer nutrition: Heed, Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme, gel jugs, Bananas

Check Point 2– Mt Nebo State School
Time in operation: 0900 – 1500 Saturday 6th July 2019; 9 hours
Distance completed:
BTUF110km – 46.4km
BTUF100mile – 46.4km
Hammer nutrition: Heed, Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme, Gel jugs, bananas, potatoes, GF/DF /EF ginger biscuits

Check Point 3– Maiala picnic area Mt Glorious
Time in operation: 1100 – 1500 Saturday 6th July 2019; 4 hours
Distance completed
BTUF100mile – 66.2km
Hammer nutrition: Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme, Gel jugs, Bananas, potatoes, GF/DF /EF ginger Biscuits

Check Point 4– Dundas Camp Site, Mt Nebo
Time in operation: 1200 – 1900 Saturday 6th July 2019; 5 hours
Distance completed:
BTUF100mile – 87.5km
Hammer nutrition: Fizz, Endurolytes, Gel jugs, Bananas, potatoes, GF/DF /EF ginger Biscuits

Check Point 5– Creek Rd/Gold Creek Boundary Rd junction, Upper Brookfield
Time in operation: 1100 – 0000 Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July 2019; 13 hours
Distance completed
BTUF110km – 62.3km
BTUF100mile – 111.8km Hammer nutrition: Hammer will not be available at this check point.

Check Point 6– Gold Creek Reservoir, Gold Creek
Time in operation: 1200 – 0200 Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July 2019; 14 hours
Distance completed:
BTUF 60km – 23.5km
BTUF110km – 72.6km
BTUF100mile – 122.1km
Hammer nutrition: Heed, Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme, Gel jugs, Bananas, potatoes, GF/DF /EF ginger Biscuits, warm vegetable soup

Check Point 7– JC Slaughter Falls, Mt Coot-Tha
Time in operation: 1300 – 0600 Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July 2019; 17 hours
Distance completed
BTUF 30km- 14.1km
BTUF 60km – 44.2km
BTUF110km – 94.8km
BTUF100mile – 142.8km
Hammer nutrition: Fizz, Endurolytes, Gel packets, Bananas, potatoes, GF/DF /EF ginger Biscuits

Finish Line– Queensland Maritime Museum, South Bank Brisbane
Distance completed:
BTUF 30km- 31.3km
BTUF 60km – 61.4km
BTUF110km – 112.km
BTUF100mile – 160.0km
Hammer nutrition: Recoverite, Fizz, Endurolytes Extreme, Potatoes, Hot Soup.

Here’s a picture of our very own race director Shona Stephenson Hammering along

And now is the best time to get your training supplements sorted. Hammer has kindly offered BTU participants 10% off their Hammer orders. Please use the promotional code: BTU to take advance of this excellent offer.

The BTU team thank Hammer Nutrition Australia for their support of the Brisbane Trail Ultra.

Your BTU team- Shona Stephenson, David Eastman & Cora Lau


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