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Spartan Gold Coast Obstacle Race Event Partner CrampFix

In September 2019, Spartan is bringing the world’s best obstacle race to the Gold Coast!
CrampFix is the Event Partner to ensure you have a cramp-free obstacle race!
Spartan Gold Coast offers the opportunity for all new and returning Spartans to find out what it means #BeMore Spartan this year. Get off the fence and experience firsthand what Spartan racing’s all about by committing to a real challenge at Spartan Gold Coast!
CrampFix and Spartan Gold Coast

CrampFix is an Event Partner with Spartan Gold Coast

Win a FREE entry to Spartan Sprint Gold Coast!!!

Follow our Facebook page and tell us briefly how CrampFix has or will help you to achieve your goals to go into the draw to win!
Look out for the competition announcement post on Facebook!
Entries close 5pm Saturday 31st August 2019. The winner is drawn randomly.
Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not included in the prize. The winner must make their own travel arrangements. Only 1 x Spartan Sprint entry included in the prize.

Do you think you’re not fit enough for Spartan?

Think again because Spartan Gold Coast’s got a race and a challenge for all fitness levels – from beginner to elite! In 2019, Spartan Gold Coast will deliver the 5km Sprint, 21km Beast, Combo, Kids Race, and Hurricane Heat 4 hours. New to Spartan? Smash out the 5k Sprint – a distance that is perfect for Spartan first-timers and has been designed so anyone can run it!

Choose your race category

Racers can choose from three categories; Open, Age Group, or Elite. Whatever path you choose, the Spartan family will be with you every step of the way! See yourself conquer obstacles such as the Olympus, the Spear Throw, the Hercules Hoist, the Rings and many more!

A location known for its glorious weather, hinterland views that that demand to be noticed, and an atmosphere like no other… Spartan Gold Coast never fails to deliver!

Cramping in Obstacle Racing

Cramping can be the thing that ends a race. Particularly during obstacle racing!

Obstacle Race Cramping

Cramping in Obstacle Racing is a common race destroyer!

 

CrampFix will keep the muscle cramps away! Drink just one CrampFix QuickFix Shot sachet to stop cramps immediately! Or if you’ve cramped in previous races use CrampFix preventatively. Drink one QuickFix Shot 5 mins before the start to prevent.

Each QuickFix Shot lasts about 40-60 minutes. If the cramps come back drink another one.

CrampFix in Obstacle Racing

CrampFix really is a lifesaver for cramping!

You can safely consume up to 5 x 20ml Shots per day.

 

SPARTAN GOLD COAST LOCATION

The race will be held at in Numbinah Valley, our famous Gold Cost site, and parking is available! Refer to the Race Schedule below for timings.

Address:  2524 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road Numinbah Valley, QLD 4211

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 11:59PM 10TH SEPTEMBER AEST

LEARN MORE:

What is Spartan?

OBSTACLES:

A true Spartan must be ready for anything. We never share our full list of obstacles, we will only give you a sneak preview when we release the course maps before the race. However, you can view our obstacle hacks and other videos so that you get a good idea of what you’re in for!
View Obstacle Videos

TRAINING:

The 5k Sprint requires just a base level of fitness, and how hard you go is up to you. However, if you want to challenge yourself in the Elite or Age Group waves, or tackle the Beast or Combo, we do have a couple of resources available to help you take yourself to the next level:
Download Training Guide
View Training Videos
Follow us on Facebook for Weekly Workouts

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I Ran The Marathon Cramp Free Thanks CrampFix

I ran the marathon cramp free

Raspberry 50ml CrampFix

I ran the marathon cramp free. Thanks CrampFix!  Another happy, cramp free marathon runner has used CrampFix Raspberry 50mL bottle to run a full marathon without experiencing any muscle cramps.

“Hey CrampFix – just wanted to let you know that I ran the marathon yesterday CRAMP FREE!! Yee ha!! …

I used 1 bottle of the 50ml Raspberry flavour – a bit at start and then at 20 kms, 27kms and 35 kms – at no stage did I feel like cramping so felt good throughout- and I have certainly pulled up well today – thanks CRAMPFIX ! Cheers Adrian 😊👍🏻

Adrian emailed us after he ran the O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon in April.

CrampFix can also get rid of cramps straight away. Handy to have on you just in case, if you don’t know whether you’ll cramp or not!
RAPID RELIEF & PREVENTION.

Multi Serve Fliptop Bottle OR Single Serve Shot Sachet
We have options!!
Lemon, Raspberry or Espresso with caffeine.
Drink or swirl & discard. Up to you … both ways work well!

All GLUTEN FREE & VEGAN.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA by us. (No contract packing here)
Tested for Banned Substances. Informed Sport Accredited.

We just want to help you achieve your goals. Learn more about how CrampFix can help you run a marathon cramp free!

Buy CrampFix direct in Australila or from our growing list of global partners.

 

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Causes of Muscle Cramps and How To Get Rid of Them

Potential Causes of Muscle Cramps

What causes muscle cramps and how to get rid of them?

Unfortunately, not too many people can answer this! But we can offer a few insights and theories:

Fatigue

You rarely see cramps at the start of a game or race. However, it is common to see athletes cramp at the end which leads us to believe that fatigue is a likely contributor.

Dehydration & Electrolyte Imbalance

For many years some researchers have long suggested dehydration and electrolyte imbalance (such as decreased salt content) as a cause. But recent reviews have downplayed this theory, as the evidence is mostly observational. This means while there may be an association between dehydration, salt depletion, and cramps, we can’t prove one caused the other.

In these studies, people who were prone to cramps did NOT have differences in hydration or electrolyte content compared to people who were not prone to cramps!

Furthermore, all the muscles in the body would cramp if electrolyte imbalance was implicated. Cramping is usually experienced in actively used muscles.

Salt tablets and magnesium have been commonly used for cramps, but because electrolyte imbalance and dehydration don’t appear to be the cause, their usefulness is debatable.

Other Causes of Muscle Cramps

Other causes of muscle cramps include side effects from some medications, diet or perhaps have a family history of cramping.

Lack of strength and conditioning may also play a role in exercise-related muscle cramps.

How to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps

Science is now proving there is a fast way of getting rid of muscle cramps

The latest science in relation to getting rid of muscle cramps relates more to a neurological connection. Particularly in terms of rapid relief during activity. Studies conducted with professional rugby players have shown that despite hydration, strength, conditioning & nutrition being monitored, cramping can often still occur. Hence the effectiveness of using a product that stimulates a neural response.  Products like CrampFix are able to quickly activate sensory nerves in the mouth, triggering the overactive nerve signals to release the cramp – quickly.

Swallowing and digesting is not required! Cramps disappear just by swirling the liquid around the mouth and discarding it! This is how to get rid of cramps quick enough to stay in the game.

Cyclists commonly suffer muscle cramps.

 

https://coach.nine.com.au/fitness/muscle-cramps/1f96eff6-7968-436e-b8af-4410634827e8

https://theconversation.com/health-check-why-do-we-get-muscle-cramps-93493

Discover how you can get rid of muscle cramps fast!

 

 

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Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie Race Report

Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie Race Report, by Ash Hunter

I was a little unsure about how the body would be feeling going into this race, considering I was half way through my final build leading into my first Ironman (Ironman Cairns).

 Swim

Due to it being low-tide we weren’t able do a quick warm up swim. I decided to go for a 5-10 minute run in my wet-suit (bare foot) including an upper body dynamic warm up halfway. In hindsight, it wasn’t the best idea to go for a run without shoes because my feet went numb and I wore the material between my thighs on my wetsuit… oops! I felt warm and ready to go after this so I’m glad I did it. While lining up in zone 1 ready for the rolling start to get to me, Pete Murray was doing an awesome job at pumping the crowd up, for some reason, it made me reflect on the journey over the past 6 months on my comeback from surgery with a fractured collarbone. The competitor next to me said something like, “This is the worst part of the day, I just can’t wait to start.” I could barely reply as I was all choked up with emotion thinking about the journey to get to the start line.

OK it was GO time, the line was moving quite quickly and I only had a dozen people in front of me. All of a sudden, I was emotionless and only focusing on the task at hand. Thinking about my swim plan with the words of my coach running through my head from our phone call the previous night. I managed to follow my plan throughout the swim focusing on a couple of aspects of my technique which I tend to forget when I’m under pressure. I was able to find some feet after the first turn-around and settle into a nice rhythm. I was almost a little startled at the northern turn-around point when I could hear cheering… on a swim course! Shout out to the people who were out on their yachts giving support. With about 300m left I could hear the voice of Ironman as well as the wonderful Pete Murray’s voice getting louder. As I was running up the ramp I could see Korupt Vision laying on the ground in his wet-suit doing what he does best, I managed a quick “Hi Glen!” while running past placing my goggles on top of my forehead.

 

Bike

The BEST part of the day! I looked down at my watch and realised I came out of the swim with a PB! This gave me a boost of confidence as I knew that I wouldn’t have lost too much time to the girls up ahead. I was able to keep within the present moment by consistently thinking about my present power, rpm, position on the bike and getting nutrition/hydration in. I find focusing on these few things helped me stay within the moment.

My nutrition on the bike included two bottles each with 2 x CLIF Shot Gels + 1 x Nuun tablet. One bottle with Razz Raspberry CLIF Shot Gel and the other with Lemon Lime CLIF Shot Gel.

I had 1 x CrampFix sachet at the 65km mark for prevention purposes and sodium intake.

Even though I found this ride extremely bumpy and hard to stay super aero all the time, I seriously couldn’t stop smiling the entire ride and was just SO happy to be out there. I came into T2 with my power plan on point. I also learned that I was 5th female overall and first in my age group posting the second fastest female bike split of the day. I scoffed down 3 x strawberry Clif Bloks and got out of T2 as fast as I could with a huge smile on my face.

 

 Run

I seriously had zero expectations for my run considering the block of training we were in. My goal was to run a faster time for the first lap than my second lap. A male age grouper “Deano” and I left T2 together, he seemed to be running at a very consistent pace so I asked kindly if he didn’t mind if I sat behind him, offering him any Clif Bloks or CrampFix if he needed it. At the 8km mark he let me know he was going to start to slow down now and wished me all the best with the rest of the run. Thanks for the company Deano!

I was able to keep a consistent pace throughout the first lap and then dropped the pace back roughly 10 sec per km for the second lap. I didn’t have any issues on the run until I got to the 17km mark where I could hear my stomach slugging up and down due to drinking too much water which gave me a stitch in my stomach. It took me about 1km to breathe it out, finally I could pick up the pace again for the final few kilometers.

My nutrition over the run course included 4 x strawberry Clif Bloks, a few cups of alternating cola and electrolytes and 3 x CrampFix Sachets.

I had the CrampFix sachet’s at the 8km, 12km and 16km mark.

I rinsed them down with water but in hindsight I think using only cola to wash it down would have worked better than drinking both water and cola.

It was great to trial CrampFix as a preventative in a race situation and a replacement to salt tablets.
One sachet of CrampFix has roughly the same amount of sodium as one salt tablet.

A massive shout out to another male age grouper “Dave Walsh” who pushed me along for the final 1km (which turned out to be 1.5km… we got more than we bargained for searching for that finish line feeling). I love that there is a comradery like spirit out on race day, even though this is an individual sport. 

I was over the moon to be able to place 1st in the female 25-29 AG and third female amateur overall.

My splits for the day: Swim – 00:30:19  Bike – 02:36:350  Run – 1:38:430  Overall time – 4:49:29.

 

 A massive thank you to the following for all your support leading into this race: CrampFixT:zero Multisport and my amazing coach Richard Thompson, my swim coach – Lisa Spink, Team Clif Bar Australia, Unique Health Products , 17 Hours Tri Clothing and Di’s Fitness & Massage.

Back to work for me for the final build leading into my first Ironman! See you all at Cairns.

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Leg Cramps In Ironman CrampFix Can Save Your Race

Ironman athletes can suffer terrible leg cramps during racing and training.

“CrampFix really was a lifesaver, you put a hell of a lot of training hours into those types of events as you know, so it was a massive relief to find a product on course that literally fixed the problem in a minute or so, and enabled me to complete the event.

Port Macquarie 70.3 last year was my first long course triathlon. I felt like $1million bucks coming off the bike, and

 

within the first km of the run I was struck with my first EVER leg cramp.

 

I honestly thought my day was over, I had no idea how I would run another 20k.

Then I was lucky enough to find CrampFix at the next aid station, and it literally saved my event.

I went on to achieve my 70.3 goal.

One year later, I am attempting my first Ironman, and

I won’t think of starting without a CrampFix sachet in my belt!”

Nick Hall, Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie 2017

Leg Cramps in Ironman

‘CrampFix saved my race’ – Nick Hall, Ironman

CrampFix works rapidly by activiating sensory nerves in the mouth. Fast relief when you need it. Use it only when you need it. Prevents cramps and stops them.

Ironman athletes can cramp during any of the 3 legs. During the swim, bike or run. An Ironman can spend between 8 and 18 hours on the course. Cramping can be thing that stops a race. CrampFix will save your race!

Don’t let leg cramps in Ironman stop you from achieveing your goals! CrampFix is helping pros, top age groupers and first timers get through an Ironman cramp free!

It’s easy to use and carry! Packed in handy sachets, like gel packs. Tear open half way and drink or swirl and spit.

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No Worrying About Muscle Cramping Thanks To CrampFix!

“Haleiwa Triathlon, age group win and 4th overall.

No worrying about cramping thanks to CrampFix!”

Congratulations to Jason Sim on his recent Age Group WIN in Hawaii at the Haleiwa Triathlon!!!

AND 4th Overall

 

Jason used CrampFix for the first time in 2017 “… and didn’t look back!”

“I just want to say a huge ‘thank you!’ I flew over to China last week to roll the dice for a spot for Kona at the Qujing 70.3. With the massive obstacle of altitude and heat given I’m training in winter (Bendigo, Vic) I knew cramp would be an issue.

I used Crampfix throughout the event and didn’t look back!

I have no doubt if it wasn’t for CrampFix not only would I have not made the podium I wouldn’t have qualified for Kona!

Crampfix will definitely be part of my Kona race.

I recommend Crampfix to a lot of athletes I met, so don’t be surprised to see a few more orders from Germany and South Africa to name a few”.

Kind Regards,

Jason Sim

 

Drinking CrampFix stimulates sensory nerves in the throat which send a signal to inhibit overactive nerves wherever muscles are cramping OR about to cramp.

This theory and it’s safety has been proven in scientific studies. (If you would like to learn more about the studies, please ask us!)

  • WADA/ASADA compliant
  • Low dose
  • No mixing or measuring
  • Relieves AND Prevents muscle cramps
  • Works RAPIDLY!
  • Gluten free, Vegan
  • Convenient packaging – 20ml Sachet OR 50ml Bottle
  • All natural ingredients
  • Made in Australia in our own HACCP accredited manufacturing facility
CrampFix is especially developed to help athletes to achieve their performance goals.

It’s currently being used successfully by professional and recreational athletes around the world, including:

  • UK Commonwealth Games Athletes
  • Serena Guthrie, UK Netball, GWS Netball
  • Kayla Cullen, Silver Fern, NZ Netball
  • GWS Giants AFL Team
  • Gold Coast Titans NRL Team
  • Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club
  • Tweed Coast Raiders, NRL Team
  • Parramatta National Rugby League Club
  • Highlanders Rugby Club, NZ
  • Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Korean Cycle Teams – Team Brave, Team Sooty Smith, Team Liv
  • Korean Basketball

Plus numerous Ironman and Marathon athletes in Australia. Check out our Facebook page for reviews https://www.facebook.com/staycrampfree/

The QuickFix SHOTS are available in 3 great flavours: Lemon, Raspberry & Espresso.

The Espresso included 7mg Caffeine per Shot for an extra HIT!

CampFix is available online at https://crampfix.com.au/where-to-buy/

Also in selected sports stores.

 

 

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“I always Keep A CrampFix Sachet or Bottle On Me”

 

The First Time Using CrampFix
by Ash Hunter, Ironman 70.3 Triathlete

Ever since starting triathlon in 2015 I’ve experienced muscle cramps in almost every race, usually on the run and was finding I’d start to cramp on the bike in a half Ironman too.

While walking through the Cairns Ironman Expo in 2017, I came across CrampFix and asked how their product works, what athletes have used it before and what have the athletes said about it. After having a chat to Jan and Michelle, the owners, I decided to buy a couple of bottles. I don’t usually like to try new things on race day but thought I’d just have it there as an “in case of emergency” situation.

I carried a bottle in my bento box on the bike and put the other one in my back race suit pocket when I got into Transition 2 for the run.

I ended up having a mouthful on the bike around the 60km mark when I could feel the very start of a muscle cramp going on. The cramps stayed at bay until 12km on the run when I could feel another one about to start so I had another mouthful and the cramps disappeared again.

CrampFix saved my race and I ended up with a 15 minute personal best time over the Ironman 70.3 distance and 3rd in the Female 25-29 Age Group.

I always keep a CrampFix sachet or bottle on me for training and racing now and haven’t looked back.

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Race Cramp Free At Ironman in 2018

Don’t let annoying muscle cramps ruin your Ironman!

CrampFix can help you stay cramp free.

All natural, easy to use BREAKTHROUGH CRAMP MANAGEMENT sports supplement.

CrampFix will be available on course at:
Ironman Australia
Ironman Cairns
Sunshine Coast 70.3

Drinking CrampFix stimulates sensory nerves in the throat which send a signal to inhibit overactive nerves wherever muscles are cramping OR about to cramp.

This theory and it’s safety has been proven in scientific studies. (If you would like to learn more about the studies, please ask us!)

  • WADA/ASADA compliant
  • Low dose
  • No mixing or measuring
  • Relieves AND Prevents muscle cramps
  • Works RAPIDLY!
  • Gluten free, Vegan
  • Convenient packaging – 20ml Sachet OR 50ml Bottle
  • All natural ingredients
  • Made in Australia in our own HACCP accredited manufacturing facility
CrampFix is especially developed to help athletes to achieve their performance goals.

It’s currently being used successfully by professional and recreational athletes around the world, including:

  • UK Commonwealth Games Athletes
  • Serena Guthrie, UK Netball, GWS Netball
  • Kayla Cullen, Silver Fern, NZ Netball
  • GWS Giants AFL Team
  • Gold Coast Titans NRL Team
  • Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club
  • Tweed Coast Raiders, NRL Team
  • Parramatta National Rugby League Club
  • Highlanders Rugby Club, NZ
  • Leinster Rugby, Ireland
  • Korean Cycle Teams – Team Brave, Team Sooty Smith, Team Liv
  • Korean Basketball

Plus numerous Ironman and Marathon athletes in Australia. Check out our Facebook page for reviews https://www.facebook.com/staycrampfree/

The QuickFix SHOTS are available in 3 great flavours: Lemon, Raspberry & Espresso.

The Espresso included 7mg Caffeine per Shot for an extra HIT!

CampFix is available online at https://crampfix.com.au/where-to-buy/

Also in selected sports stores.

We strongly recommend you try this product before race day. It does have a strong taste but its easy on the stomach and can be swirled and spit out if preferred.

On race day, drink 1 sachet before the race OR before the stage where you think you might cramp. Carry an extra 1 or 2 with you for later in the race to ensure you finish CRAMP FREE!

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call us!

HAPPY TRAINING!

 

 

 

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NEW CrampFix SHOT – Single Serve Sachets with NEW Flavours!!

EXCITING NEWS!!!
Hot off the machine today are our NEW Raspberry and Espresso QuickFix Shots!!
Yes! The Raspberry tastes great!!
Yes! Espresso has Caffeine!!

Same effective CrampFix formula, rapid reliable relief for muscle cramps!

New 20ml single serve, tear open sachets!
Perfect for runners, cyclists, triathletes or anyone on the move.

No mixing, measuring – fits into small pockets.

Buy now online www.crampfix.com.au

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“Another Win Thanks To CrampFix – Bendigo Bank Half Marathon”

Jason Sim took won the Bendigo Bank Half Marathon earlier this month “… thanks to CrampFix.”

This was only a few weeks after racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Jason is a regular user of CrampFix “(At Kona )I battled an injury all day that slowed me down but I didn’t battle Cramps thanks to CrampFix!”

While in Hawaii still, one week after the Ironman Champs, Jason won his Age Group in a 30k running race!! Amazing achievements!

“After I placed 4th outright and won my age group at the 30km running race in Hawaii the week after the Ironman I am contemplating going back for the Honolulu Marathon as I’m confident I can win my age group”.

CrampFix provides athletes a valuable tool to manage muscle cramps. It works neurologically.

After taking CrampFix the sensory nerves in the throat are activated to send a signal through the spinal cord to control the overactive nerves where the muscles are cramping. It works rapidly to prevent as well as treat muscle cramps.

It is recommended to take CrampFix just 10 minutes before exercise or before expected cramp stage. This will work well to prevent any impending cramps.

If cramp does strike CrampFix can be taken to provide rapid relief, allowing athletes to continue to perform.

CrampFix is an all natural proprietary formula with a specific Ph level and combination of minerals. It is Gluten Free and Vegan.

For more information visit https://crampfix.com.au/?p=8

 

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No Calf Cramps Thanks To CrampFix at the Noosa Triathlon 2017

Lucky for John Dixon, CrampFix were at the Sports & Lifestyle Expo at the Noosa Triahtlon on the weekend!

John has completed the Noosa Triathlon an amazing 28 times!! The last 15 times John suffered from terrible calf cramps in the run leg which probably led him to drop by the CrampFix stand at the Expo just the day before the event.

John was advised by CrampFix to keep a bottle in his transition kit and to take approximately 10 to 20ml before heading off on his run with the aim of preventing cramps from coming on. To his pleasant surprise, John did not experience any calf cramps at all on the run leg!

This is the email CrampFix received from John, 2 days after the Noosa Triathlon.

“Hi CrampFix, I just completed my 28th Noosa Triathlon, every year for the past 15 years I have had calf cramps when starting the 10k run leg, I bought a bottle of CrampFix at the Noosa Expo the day before the event, During the event I took a swig of CrampFix as soon as I got off the bike, I had no problems with my calf muscles the entire run leg, thanks CrampFix.”

Regards

John

7/11/2017

 

CrampFix provides athletes a valuable tool to manage muscle cramps. It works neurologically.

After taking CrampFix the sensory nerves in the throat are activated to send a signal through the spinal cord to control the overactive nerves where the muscles are cramping. It works rapidly to prevent as well as treat muscle cramps.

It is recommended to take CrampFix just 10 minutes before exercise or before expected cramp stage. This will work well to prevent any impending cramps.

If cramp does strike CrampFix can be taken to provide rapid relief, allowing athletes to continue to perform.

CrampFix is an all natural proprietary formula with a specific Ph level and combination of minerals. It is Gluten Free and Vegan.

For more information visit www.crampfix.com.au

 

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