The Energy Gel Debate with Dietician Louise Bembridge & The Congo Marathon with John Addison – Run Talk SA Episode 20

Can you believe it that we are into episode 20 of Run Talk SA already, 6 more weeks and we are 6 months old! This week on the show:

  • gelsBrad tried to shed some light on the energy gel issue. There are so many conflicting messages about whether or not gels work and if you use them, do you actually know what is in them? Brad caught up with the Run Talk SA resident dietician Louise Bembridge about those issues. They look at reading the labels on the back of the packs, what to look for, which are the important numbers to look out for and which are not that important. They also look at alternatives to using gels on runs.
  • On last week’s episode of Run Talk SA we spoke extensively about the Berlin Marathon and many South Africans head to Europe every year to run big city marathons in Europe and the United States but not many venture north of the Limpopo into Africa to run marathons. This past weekend 4500 runners took to the streets of Kinshasa for the Congo Marathon and Parky caught up with John Addison about it.

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