Giveaway: Win a High 5 Marathon Race Pack!

The less said about my marathon training the better. Despite having a plan, and planning to stick to my plan, my plan so far hasn’t really gone to plan.

I did, however, sort-of successfully complete a 12 mile run a week or so ago, with ‘sort-of successfully’ meaning I managed to do the twelve miles within the minimum 13 minute miles I need to do to finish Dymchurch Marathon within the six-hour cut-off time and claim my medal and goody bag before everyone’s packed up and gone home, a-la London Duathlon 2013.

But since that twelve mile run, I’ve done what I believe the technical term for is ‘fuck all’. I haven’t even been to the gym or gone on a walk. I cycled to the station on Saturday but although I would count that as a valid form of exercise during an ‘athon, I’m not sure I can call it cross-training for a marathon.

Despite all this slacking though, I’ve entered the Folkestone Half Marathon which is taking place this Sunday. If I run it this time as badly as I ran it last time (limping over the finish line in about 3 hours) then I’ll probably decide the marathon isn’t for me and hope Helen, Cassie and Rachel don’t find out I’ve wimped out and never talk to me again.

Don’t be a loser like me – enter my giveaway and win stuff

Anyway, just because I’m a loser who has lost the ability to run quicker than I can walk, doesn’t mean everyone else is and so, if you’re training for a marathon and would like to win some stuff to help you fuel before, during and after training and the race itself, then I’ve got just the giveaway for you.

High 5 marathon race pack

Win all these things

High 5 marathon race pack

High 5 marathon race pack

What’s in the box

High 5 marathon race pack

Suitable for vegetarians, yay

Maxi Milk Maxi Nutrition Recovery Protein Shake

The winner will also receive a case of 6 chocolate protein shakes

With thanks to Discount Supplements, one winner will receive:

  • an XL Nutrition High Protein Flapjack Jumbo Bar;
  • a case of 6 Maxi Milk Maxi Nutrition Recovery Protein Shakes; and
  • a High 5 Marathon Race Pack containing:
    • Iso gel plus x 1
      • Iso gel x 2
      • Energygel plus x 4
      • Energygel x 8
      • Protein Sachet x 1
      • Energybar x 1
      • 10 tube zero x 1
      • 3 x sachet zero X’treme
      • Run Bottle
      • Run Lounge membership (3 month membership FOC)
      • Marathon Nutrition Guide

So, that’s everything you see in the photos (don’t worry, you’ll get a nice new one sent directly to you; you won’t be getting my battered and opened one).

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning the High 5 Marathon Race Pack, just leave a comment below letting me know which marathon you would love to do if time, money, family commitments, etc., were no problem.

I’ll draw a winner at random after the closing date of Saturday, 24 October 2015.

UK entries only, sorry.

Joggbox – Subscription Box for Runners

Oh look, what do we have here? Yet another subscription box. But, wait! This isn’t just another subscription box full of nuts and stuff, it’s the first subscription box for runners in the UK. Exciting, innit?

I’ve got to say I didn’t think it was going to be for me – I thought it would be full of gels and those other weird things you see on the shelf in Holland & Barrett when you’re walking through on the way to the chilled cabinet to see if the vegan ‘fish’ steaks are on offer (okay, that might just be me).

It’s not though. It’s full of great stuff. Let’s start with the box though.


The box is quite big – around the size of a running shoe box, so it’s not going to fit in your letter box unless you’ve got a letter box a small dog could fit through (and if you have, I would suggest – for security reasons – you get a smaller letter box).

As an added bonus, the box comes with the advice to run outside the box. I can confirm that, although, as mentioned above, the box is quite big, it’s not big enough to run around in, although I’m sure my cat will spend many happy hours squeezed inside it once it’s empty.


The Joggbox comes with a card telling you all about what’s in the box. If it hadn’t been for this card, I wouldn’t have known that the bottle that was in the box is designed to be hinged over your jogging bottoms. I’ll talk more about the bottle in a bit.


Inside the box, all your products for that month are ‘beautifully’ wrapped in paper. I’ve put ‘beautifully’ in quotes as it would appear whoever was on wrapping duty for this month has wrapping skillz on a par with mine (i.e. a bit shit really).


But, we all know beauty’s on the inside, don’t we? And inside the box is tons of beautiful stuff. Look, there’s a massage ball, some Union Jack patterned tape, a beetroot shot, an SOS blueberry rehydration drink mix, a High5 gel, a Good protein shake, a couple of Miracle Tree tea bags (one original and one strawberry flavour), a Pulsin vanilla choc chip protein bar, a sample of Halo Sports Wash, a High5 electrolyte sports drink and the most exciting thing of all, a bright yellow water bottle that can be hinged over your jogging bottoms.


I don’t very often take a drink out with me when I’m running as I usually drink it all in the first mile then I’m left with an empty bottle to carry around with me and that’s REALLY ANNOYING. So, some clever dude has come up with this bottle that you can wear. Wow. I pondered this and thought well, I wouldn’t want to run with a full bottle hanging off me but I tried the empty bottle on my jeans and ran around the dining room and decided that an empty bottle wouldn’t be annoying at all. I don’t know if everyone who signs up for a Joggbox gets a cool bottle like this but I just wanted to show mine off anyway.

So, that’s the Joggbox – good, innit? I’m sure you all know how a subscription works – sign up and each month Joggbox will send you a box similar to the one above containing a range of new products. Each box will contain products worth more than the £15 a month the subscription costs.

If you don’t want a subscription (and to be perfectly honest, I think, for me personally, it’d be something I bought now and again rather than each month), you can buy it for yourself as a gift as and when. It’d also make a great gift for a running friend (or cycling friend, I would imagine).

I love the Joggbox and not just because it has a name similar to my blog. It’s even motivated me to go for a run tomorrow. Whoop.

Visit the Joggbox website for more information and to subscribe to the box.