Who are you? Introduce yourself to our community.
I’m Mark and I am a train driver with Southwestern railway.
What inspired you to give Caffeine Bullet a try?
I have been running since July 2021 after my daughter said I was starting to put on a bit too much weight. This shocked me and I didn’t want to be overweight by the time I reached 40 years of age. I thought maybe if I do a couch to C25K this would help as I didn’t do any exercise at all.
I downloaded the C25K app and started the following Monday. A few weeks down the road and I was struggling to complete the days workout so I seemed advice from a couple of runners at work. They suggested I scrapped the C25K and just go out and run and eventually I would run more than I would walk.
A couple more months pass and I’m now starting to lose weight and feel better in myself, my mileage was also starting to improve and 5ks even though not massively fast were more consistent.
I had now got the running bug and wanted a bit more from it so came across a guy who goes by the name of grasshopper Steve. He is a triathlon coach but also runs track sessions on a Tuesday at our local track. I thought this was just what I needed in my running diet to improve and so contacted Steve and then went along to the next available session.
Christmas 2021 and I was now running up to half marathon distance thanks to Steve and the running community he has produced. This was when my friend said to me I reckon you could do 20 miles and so we arranged a run from Portsmouth to Southampton and set to it.
This is where I was introduced to the Caffeine Bullet. I had previously tried gels but didn’t get along with them and so I tried the bullet, the taste was great and felt as if I was just chewing a sweet. I was a bit sceptical at first but then it kicked in and I felt great and able to complete the run. Now we skip to where we are today and I am still using Caffeine Bullets instead of energy gels and they really do work without giving me the stomach issues which gels did.
How did you find the taste and ease of use of our products?
The bullets are easy to store in your cycling vest or running pouch as they don't take up as much room as gels and they taste amazing especially the chocolate orange ones which are my favourite.
How has Caffeine Bullet played a part in your journey to smash your personal bests?
Using these I have completed various half marathons and Duathlons and now looking to take on my first Go Tri triathlon in September with an ultra-marathon and half Ironman in 2024.
For those considering trying Caffeine Bullet, what advice would you share?
I would recommend people to give them a try and see if they work as well for them as they have done for me.