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Mar 2016
3:41pm, 10 Mar 2016
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Frankfurt and Berlin both had tea.
Mar 2016
3:44pm, 10 Mar 2016
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oooooh not that i'm fit for a marathon but thats good to know

Maybe yorkshire based marathons should take note
Mar 2016
3:47pm, 10 Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
4:43pm, 10 Mar 2016
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A marathon with a tea stop, that's my kind of race - there is sometimes tea at LDWA-style events too.
Mar 2016
7:55pm, 10 Mar 2016
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A friend of mine (one of the people that wrote the Tricurious book trained for her ironman with those baby food pouches, which made me curious enough to look at them in the supermarket but not to actually try them yet ;)

I like solid food when training, but at race pace, only gels etc. won't upset my stomach. Tea = winning
Mar 2016
11:15am, 11 Mar 2016
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@DeeGee: I did Paris last year and I blame my lack of a PB on the fact that the road surface around the feeding stations is like the floor of a Bath student nightclub. There is so much sugary residue from sports drinks and orange peel that you stick to it. You don't need the signs telling you when a station is coming up as you can hear the schick-schick-schick of a thousand running shoes being peeled off the road.

(It wasn't really the road, I went into the wrong pen and set off too fast at the beginning.)

That grumble aside, I remember the feeding stations being very well stocked. But I wouldn't eat fresh fruit during a marathon anyway unless I was used to eating fresh fruit in training.

The stickiness of the floor is less of a problem than that the feed stations at Paris were like a rugby scrum. If you don't want to slow right down, be prepared to use your shoulders, or you might run past the feeding station before you find a gap.
Mar 2016
11:38am, 11 Mar 2016
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Keefy Beefy
If you're talking about things like the fancier Ella's pouches of fruit, etc, then I can't see any issue. The fruit ones are lovely - apple, mango, etc. Far better tasty and purer than energy gels.

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