Don’t like energy gels? No problem
The Painpod, plus six of the best drinks bottles
£2.95, pack of 4, caffeinebullet.com If you want something solid to chew on for energy on race day, try these. Each bullet has 100mg of caffeine – it’s like a strong cup of coffee.
Clif Shot Bloks
£2.70, pack of 6, runnersneed.com One pack is perfect for longer training runs or races. Each chew, which should be taken with water, contains 80g of carbohydrate plus electrolytes.
£2.85, pack of 5, revviesenergy. co.uk A pepper-andmenthol-flavoured strip that dissolves on your tongue, this 40mg caffeine hit gets to work in seconds.