Those taking part in next year’s Greater Manchester Marathon can rest assured that they will be given adequate fuel throughout with confirmation that Science in Sport (SiS) will be the event’s official sports nutrition partner. In addition, with the event celebrating its 40th staging on Sunday 10 April, 2016, organisers have announced that an increased number of 15,000 places have been made available.
News that SiS is backing the event means the Greater Manchester Marathon becomes the first in the UK in its sponsorship portfolio. Runners will be fuelled with SiS GO Isotonic Energy Gels at mile 5, 15 and 23; SiS GO Energy+ Electrolyte Gels at mile 10 and 19; and SiS GO Energy+ Caffeine Gels at mile 15 and 23. A SiS Recovery Station will be available at the finish.
Race director Simon Hill commented: “I am thrilled to announce that SiS is the Official Sports Nutrition Partner for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2016. Its unrivalled knowledge and expertise in sports nutrition is outstanding, and we are looking forward to working with the team at SiS over the coming months and in the lead up to race day."
Registration has now moved on to the second early bird round, with individual entry priced at £60 until 16 February. More information is available here.