We want to ensure that you are well fuelled and hydrated for your ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, and with support of our Official Sports Nutrition Partner, Optimum Nutrition we will be providing a range of products to keep you going!


Head down to the Optimum Nutrition stand in the athletes village (opposite bag drop) to try some Optimum Nutrition Essential AMINO Energy® which contains zero sugar, vitamin C to support energy, essential amino acids, and 100 mg of caffeine which helps you focus and get energised for your marathon.


In race there are 11drinks stations on the route that will be on hand to ensure that you stay hydrated providing 330ml sports cap bottles that are ideal for running with. Also available are Nutramino Carbo Energy Gel, 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.
Our nutrition partner Optimum Nutrition currently do not produce gels and have therefore sourced Nutramino Carbo Energygels for participants in Lemon and Lime and Blackcurrant flavour. These gels are not currently available for purchase and therefore we advise that that if you are concerned that not testing gels before a marathon may impact on your performance, then please bring your preferred gel. These gels will be available at Mile 6.1, Mile 11.1, Mile 15.7, Mile 21.7 and Mile 23.9


Optimum Nutrition are on hand to ensure you recovery as best possible to get you back in the Gold Standard Zone, by supplying you with well earnt protein and carbohydrates post finish. Once you cross the finish line, pick up you goody bag and try a Protein Whipped Bites Bar packed with 20 grams of protein, high in fibre, no added sugar and a great taste!
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

Amino Energy

· Per serving (2 scoops)
· 100mg caffeine
· 29 kCal
· 5g Amino Acids
· Sugar free


Our Essential Amino Energy delivers caffeine to help increase alertness and focus throughout your day, as well as essential amino acids.
What Does It Do?
Essential Amino Energy always gives you the edge. It’s been specially formulated with 100 mg of caffeine, including green tea and green coffee extracts. Each great tasting drink is also packed with 5 g of micronised amino acids, including BCAAs.
Delicious, sugar free and just 29 calories per serving!

Gold Standard 100% Whey

Per 30g serving:
• 113 kcal
• 24g protein
• 4.4g BCAAs
• 1.3g Fat
• 1.1g Carbohydrates

Help kick start your muscle growth with Optimum Nutrition’s 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


After training, your body uses protein to help repair and rebuild muscle fibres. Gold Standard 100% Whey™ protein is easily digested in the stomach, meaning it
provides a fast delivery of protein to muscles. This is especially important immediately after training, when the muscle has been broken down. Whey is also a
source of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), including Leucine.
When Is The Best Time To Use Gold standard 100% Whey?
Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is fast absorbing so is best enjoyed first thing in the morning and/or during the 30 minutes just before or immediately after training. Simply mix one rounded scoop with 180-240 ml (6-8 oz) of cold water in an ON shaker.

Nutramino Carbo Energy Gels

Nutramino Carbo Energy Gel is specially designed to help you maintain the performance during high – intensity or prolonged endurance training as well as help maintain hydration by increasing the absorption of water.
Perfect for you who practice endurance sports such as triathlon, marathon, extreme and adventure sports.
Nutramino Carbo Energy Gel gives you 23g of carbohydrate in 2:1 mixture of maltodex steps, fructose and a carefully balanced balance of 4 electrolytes that together with the carbohydrate content can improve the absorption of water during exerecise.
Easy to take, open and take during exercise.
No artificial dyes or sweeteners. Suitable for vegertarians
Before and during high-intensity sports and endurance training
Consume 1 gel every 15-30 minutes during intensive endurance training. Water should be taken in conjunction with gel. Recommended daily dose: 2-4 gels per hour during intensive endurance training. Daily dose should not be exceeded.