Staying hydrated is essential for marathon training which is why I jumped at the chance to try the BRITA Fill&Go.
Dehydration negatively affects running performance and increases the time it takes for your body to recover. When you sweat, your blood volume decreases, as a result your heart has to work harder to pump oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. Your aerobic energy production decreases, and your pace slows.
Hydration was one of the key things I was told to make sure I was doing properly after being diagnosed with DVT earlier this year.
The bottle is quite large – Which is great for drinking lots of water but this would definitely be a track side or gym bag bottle as oppose to actually being able to come out on a run with me (maybe a new product idea BRITA? a running bottle version?).
I also tried it in my lovely bike Winifred’s bottle holder – perfect fit.
I really like the lid on the Fill&Go and I don’t think I would need to worry about it leaking in my bag – A very important feature after the water bottle/bag disaster at Wilmslow half!
Putting the filter into the top was a little fiddly at first but I’m sure it will get easier with practise! It was also difficult to get my head around drinking from the straw and not tipping the bottle up to drink! – The straw can be removed however if you struggle to get the hang of it like me!
The water certainly tasted a lot better drinking from the BRITA Fill&Go than it does straight out of my tap! I’ll be keeping the Fill&Go in my bag over the next few weeks to make sure I am in the habit of staying hydrated for the London marathon (two weeks tomorrow!)
The BRITA Fill&Go is BPA Free, great news, and also eco-friendly – Each filter disk can filter 20 litres of water, saving 40 plastic (500ml) water bottles. Using the Fill&Go means that you save on bottled water, which reduces the output and waste of plastic. A box of 8 refills costs around £12, which should last around 8 weeks depending on how much you drink and works out at less than £0.04 per 500ml!
The Fill&Go is available in green, grey, pink and blue and costs £14.99.
Where to buy the BRITA Fill&Go?
The BRITA Fill&Go is available to buy at Sainsburys, Morrisons, Tesco, Amazon UK and Boots or keep reading for a chance to enter the competition to get your hands on one of these for FREE!
Win a BRITA Fill&Go!
For a chance to win 1 of 4 BRITA Fill&Go’s, pop your details in below and answer the following question…
Want to increase your chances of winning? There is one more BRITA Fill&Go up for grabs on our social media pages. Like and follow runhelenrun on Facebook and Twitter and post or tweet me your best sweaty running photo using the hastags #runhelenrun and #sweatyrunning
Here’s a couple of mine to get you started…Hot and sweaty, but happy after The London Marathon in 2013! I’m sure you will all be able to beat that easily…!? Looking forward to seeing some shockingly bad, sweaty running pictures!
The competition closes on 24th April, the winners will be chosen at random and announced the following week.
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