MegaHike 2012 – Winning Team – Neverest!

What is the MEGAHIKE Challenge? Its an endurance challenge, teams of 4 trekkers set off at day break ( 4.30am) and  have 24 hours to complete the 50 mile route. But to beat MEGAHIKE teams need to beat the sun and complete the 50 mile route before the sun sets (17 – 18 hours).

This monster hike is set in the heart of the Pennines starting and finishing from Hollingworth Lake in Littleborough. MEGAHIKE is one of the toughest team challenges physically and mentally as they trek along sections of the ‘backbone’ of England, the Pennine Way. The teams climb 7000ft to complete the 5o miles.

MEGAHIKE, raisesl funds for MedEquip4Kids, the North of England’s leading charity that supports children in and out of hospital. Medequip4kids provide sick and injured children with the best medical and play equipment.

Congratulations to the winning team Neverest who completed the course in 17 hours and were the only team to beat the sun!. A great achievement in wet conditions, they came home 60 mins ahead of the 2nd placed team. Through the challenge they were using the Herbalife24Prolong isotonic and carbohydrate endurance drink to sustain their energy levels. Hydration with electrolytes and calories are key during such an endurance event. Team Neverest raised over £1800 for MedEquip4Kids. – The Endurance Team Challenge including  photos of the event on facebook.

Herbalife24 Basecamp Returns to Leadville 2012

For the uninitiated, the Leadville Trail 100 is a mountain bike race that conquers one of the most punishing trails across the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This will be the third time Herbalife24 takes on “the race across the sky.”

The town of Leadville, Colorado clings on at 10,000 feet above sea level. It’s one of the highest towns in the U.S. and the Leadville Trail 100 is notoriously known as one of the toughest bike races in the country. When it comes to Leadville everything is a superlative: the highest, the steepest, the toughest…

The start line is exposed at 10,152 feet and the course climbs to 12,424 feet but altitude isn’t the only challenge for racers who know endurance is key. Winding trails across loose shale, through shadowy forest and down steep water-worn paths mean that a rider can never relax as they power though the one hundred mile out-and-back course.

Legend, and race organizer, Ken Choubler was told in 1994 by the hospital administrator at the time, that the whole idea of a Mountain Bike Race around Leadville was wild: “You’re crazy… you’ll kill someone”. For a glimpse of his passion, take a look at his 2011 ‘You’re Better Than You Think You Are‘ pep talk. The Leadville Trail 100 certainly does feel as if it’s on the edge. The riders careen along courses that look insane to anyone who doesn’t carry that certain ‘something’ that separates the best riders from the crowd.

Whatever it is that makes Leadville so special, we feel that it should be faced head on. That’s why this year Herbalife is squaring up to Leadville again and our presence is going to equal the demands of the most grueling race in the U.S. We’re bringing in specialists who have defeated Leadville time and again, and new cyclists who have heard the war stories and want to take on the mountain themselves.

Last year Herbalife24 Basecamp became known as the place to share expertise, to top-up supplies, and to prepare for the great unforgiving adventure. This year, we’re back all summer with fresh provisions and new techniques. For racers, the Herbalife24 Basecamp delivers course information, race pointers, and fueling and recovery strategies. It also offers the chance to catch up with old friends, organize ride meet-ups and test your equipment.

Nate Whitman Leadville 100 Herbalife24Nate Whitman is back in town for 2012 and will be running the Herbalife24 Base Camp from start to finish. With a decade of Leadville 100 Trail’s behind him and numerous top-10 finishes, Nate understands the course and is happy to share his valuable expertise:
“Leadville is the measuring stick that all 100 milers are put up against. I’ve got a special relationship with the race, having stumbled upon it some ten years ago and grinding my way through those early finishes, to now placing in and around the top ten. I’ve learned some valuable lessons in all of those races, and look forward to helping riders prepare for the 2012 edition.”

Leadville 100 MTB Finish Line The isolated town was once home to the notorious Doc Holliday and it sometimes feels that a wind rich in history is blowing through the streets. In our mind, the Herbalife24 Basecamp is a welcomed sight for all riders regardless of their pedigree or experience. Choosing to return to the renovated saloon we called home in 2011, we’re writing our own history and it will be the story of champions.

If you made the short list and you’re riding the Leadville Trail 100 this year then make sure you stop by.

Prolong Used By Team SpiderTech Powered by C10

Team spidertech is a UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in Canada that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races.  The team riders will be fueled with the new Herbalife24 sports performance line, which includes Formula 1 Sport, Hydrate, Prepare, Prolong, Rebuild Endurance, Rebuild Strength, and Restore.

SpiderTech will compete in the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, as well as having raced in the Amgen Tour of California, two of the biggest cycling stage races in the U.S. In addition, SpiderTech has 100 racing days planned across Europe. With a full-range of sports nutrition products, Team SpiderTech riders will have an optimal pre-race meal, hydration, on-the-bike fuel, and multiple recovery options with Herbalife24. Riders have absolute confidence in the products since every batch of product is certified and tested by BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group, for illegal performance-enhancing substances.

“Herbalife had a deep understanding of athletes’ nutritional needs when formulating these products,” says Steve Bauer, Director Sportif, and Olympic medalist who wore the famed Maillot Jaune (Yellow Jersey) in the Tour de France in 1988 and 1990. “The product diversity suits all of our riders’ needs.” Team SpiderTech also hails the fact that the Herbalife24 products do not contain any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. “It’s something a lot of our riders have been advocates for,” says Ian McLagan, team manager. In addition to the Herbalife24 line, Herbalife offers a wide array of other supplements including heart health products ranging from omega-3 fish oils to joint health support.

SpiderTech powered by C10 team soigneur comments that “the riders love the recovery products, and on cold days, we even serve them warm, something they really look forward to.” Rider Guillaume Boivin, who finished 7th at Amgen ToC stage 4, said, “Herbalife24 Prolong really helped me have good sensations at the end of the stage. I had good feelings in my legs, and I was able to smash the hammer down in the sprint.”

Triathlon Race Nutrition

Monica Torres graduated Cum Laude Bachelor of Sports Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She is the 3-time defending Ironman 70.3 Philippines Elite Champion. Already using Herbalife24 for her triathlon race nutrition Monica Torres, is waiting for offical launch of Prolong in the Philippines. For the moment, its only available in the USA and Europe.

Ultra Runner Completes 340 Mile Recovery Run

Congratulations to David Clark who ran 340 miles in 11 days to fight addiction as part of The Superman Project (Recovery and Prevention). He ran across the state of Colorado!

“I used Herbalife24 Prolong for 5-7 hours everyday for 11 days without any GI issues and without ever getting tired of the taste.”

See picture of David Clark On Facebook