Athlete Reviews


"Due to the Covid situation. My Ironman event, like many other events, was cancelled. So I decided to follow a structured 4 week bridging program. This has included intense brick sessions through the week. Then Saturday would be a longer bike with a short run, then intensive 15 minute strength session.. Sunday would be a longer run.

Previously I would only use the PREPD system for the longer workouts on the weekend (3+hours). But I thought that I would try using it for the shorter but more intense mid week bricks. I found that I was much stronger both during the sessions as well as recovering from them when I used PREPD. I found a noticeable difference.

Without priming with PREPD the night before a training session I noticed a drop in energy while doing the sessions." — TROY KNIGHT 5 MAY 2020

"I'm looking forward to continue using PREPD especially with heat training pre and post my big days leading up to Kona. PREPD tastes great, and is easy on the gut, no dairy. I'm a fan of the Strawberry and Kiwi!" — HELEN MORGAN 12 JULY 2019

"Leading into Cairns was when we made the decision to trial PREPD in training. A lot of things went right on the day, used PREPD the night before and had a ripper. Placed 8th in my age group and snagged a spot to Kona!! Still can't believe it!! When I watched Tim Reed's post Ironman Oz interview, it was actually weird as all the feelings he had and spoke about, I felt exactly the same in Cairns. Absolutely held pace back half of marathon, 3:35 marathon & was in 20th place heading into the run, 5th best run time in 50-54 age group & PB overall time for me since my fist Ironman in 2008!! My average pace was 5:10 per\/km, however my last 7kms were all under this average pace with a 4:34 last km!! At the time I was officially 8th, less than a second in front of 9th place to grab the last Kona slot in my age group. - have found out since that Ironman have honoured a Kona slot to the 9th guy as we were recorded as identical times to the second - which is only fair and a great decision. One other interesting thing I noted during bike & run was that I had to pee less than usual despite taking on more than enough fluids per hour (750 ml per hour on bike with no pee on the run, where I'd always have at least 1 stop on the run). Usually I feel fluids go right through me, however at Cairns felt like I was definitely absorbing and utilising more fluids. Anyhow, very lucky to have a great coach and group of people to train and have much banter with!! Also great decision to give PREPD a go, as for sure on the day - every second counted!!!" — PETER ANTHONY 29 JUNE 2019

"I use it for my key session on the weekends so longer rides and runs. Especially with longer runs, it has been important because for me it has always been hard to get enough fluid in during the run without that sloshy feeling. With PREPD it has been a lot easier and I have not felt as dehydrated throughout the sessions. The recovery has also been important for me. I have a busy job and I am constantly trying to fit everything in, I have felt much better when I have used the recovery formula. I do sometimes struggle with eating and drinking after longer sessions but being able to have PREPD has meant that I can have something that helps get my body back on track after those sessions. I have previously used protein shakes or the like but they do not really hit the hydration part of the recovery." — RYLEY KLEINSCHMIDT 15 APRIL 2019

"Had my first cramp free long ride today! 5 hours of solid riding on TT bike with 40 minute runoff the bike. Only change I have made is using PREPD. The mango and passion fruit. Tastes pretty good too. Bring on Port Macq Ironman!" — NICK SAUNDERS 6 APRIL 2019

"Just wanted to give you some feedback. My son is part of SANFL umpire panel. Last year he suffered with cramping and soreness after boundary umpiring. We heard about PREPD through the Panthers and thought we'd give it a trial this year. He has had 2 trial games where he used the sample pack, Prime during the day and then the Recover. Both games he didn't get any cramp! One game was 40 degrees. Last week we compared it to him having a banana at half time and hydration drink, plus hydration drink after the game, he began cramping and had soreness the next day. We will now purchase more PREPD to get him through the rest of the year. Thank you so much for creating this product." — KYLIE CATZ 13 MARCH 2019.


"After using PREPD to boost my hydration over the past year and experiencing the difference first hand, I am confident PREPD is enhancing my performance and can help me run faster marathons." — KIRSTIN BULL, 100KM ULTRA-MARATHON WORLD CHAMPION, AUSTRALIAN RECORD HOLDER

"We used PREPD as part of Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut. It’s a 100km course covering 10 summits around Mt Buller (5700m elevation gain). We drank Prime the evening before the event and covered 38km on the first day. We then camped on course for the night. As soon as we arrived at the campsite mid afternoon we drank a Recover and this was followed by a Prime 5 hours later before bed. We completed the final 62km the following day. That evening we consumed another bottle of Recover. The Prime and Recover drinks were well tolerated and complemented our hydration and nutrition plan well. We’ll definitely be using these products for future endurance events." — TINA NILSSON 12 MARCH 2019 

"Just started using PREPD after nutrition issues in last few Ironman & 70.3's. Really happy with results and tastes\great. Definitely will be using this more in lead up to Ironman Australia. Fantastic customer service as well." — MATT CRAFT 25 FEBRUARY 2019

"Gave the PREPD sampler pack a try last week at Goondiwindi hell of the west and felt strong all the way around especially in the later part of the run where if always struggled. Then was back to training for Ultraman Aus. another big week and with another ride\/run set this morning I gave the second sampler a go. Being pretty fatigued, it really helped with today's session look forward to trying it out more and then at Ultraman Aus." — AARON BLANCH 16 FEBRUARY 2019

"The first time I used PREPD, my hydration levels immediately felt stronger, and I wasn't hunting for fluid like I normally would during an intense training session. I also noticed feeling less fatigued than usual." — TODD HAZELWOOD, V8 SUPERCAR DRIVER

"I trialled the PREPD hydration system last weekend. I took the prime at 8pm. I ran 18k in the bush at 5am the following morning. I live in Brisbane and at that time the humidity was quite high. I drank my usual amount of water during the run and lost a lot of sweat. I have 2 bottles of cold water waiting for me when I get back to the car. Normally i would drink them in 15 minutes after a run like that. I drank the PREPD recovery straight away instead. I found that I only needed to drink around 3\/4 of one of those bottles of water. That seemed to be all that I needed. I was in the pool for a 3k swim about 1 hour later. And only consumed 1bidden of water during the swim. And had plenty of energy. I would normally get some foot cramping but had none. And didn't need to chase a lot of water after that effort either. So was very impressed with the effect of the PREPD hydration system.\r\n\r\nI will be using the system for my longer training sessions and upcoming IronMan events. And would highly recommend PREPD to any endurance athlete." — TROY KNIGHT 29 JANUARY 2019

"Have to say, pretty impressed with my first trial of PREPD. 33 degrees for a 70min run with efforts, so a perfect testing scenario. Subjectively I felt less drained after the session, objectively I hadn’t lost as much weight as previous runs, so I’d say it worked! As a nerd I’ve been reading the studies on the website and am fascinated by the story behind the development of the starch and drink." — ISABELLE CLAXTON 25 JANUARY 2019

"Ran a 3:25:53 marathon yesterday in reasonably warm conditions and did not feel the slightest bit fatigued. Have been using PREPD on my Sunday long runs and have noticed a noticeable difference in the lack of perspiration. It's good stuff. Five out of five sweat beads." — BART BACZYK 14 JANUARY 2019


"The first time I trialled PREPD was on a big 'double day' with a 5 hour, 145km ride followed straight away by a 21km run. It it was also the first really warm day here in Southern California for the year. I’d done a similar session the week before so it was a good way to test the effects of PREPD to see how I would perform.

I took PREPD Prime the night before and did the whole session solely on water. I was absolutely blown away by how good PREPD made me feel, the stuff is amazing! I basically did 6.5 hours of intense exercise and didn’t cramp or feel dehydrated, while the week before, I was fighting cramps deep into the run. I never would have thought I’d feel that good on water without any electrolyte mix.

After the session I used PREPD Recover and the next day I felt fresh and ready to crush my next session. When you're deep into a session or a race and you need to get that little bit more out of your body, PREPD makes the difference." — NIC DOUGALL, PRO TRIATHLETE

"Trialled PREPD after Ironman WA in training with plans to make it part of my success plan for 70.3 events and above. Taste is great, easy to use and no over thinking of the process. Results in testing was 30% less loss of body mass (through sweat) on long runs at greater intensity and warmer conditions than baseline run. Felt stronger and able to hold higher pace, and importantly recovered to go again the next day. I'll definitely use it on my big training days and as part of race fuelling strategy." — IVAN DENNIS 24 DECEMBER 2018

"Fantastic product, I used it for WESTERN SYDNEY 70.3 Ironman. The conditions during the day were hot and humid, the product did exactly what it said it would, I was very happy with it. Cheers David & the team." — GEORGE STEMMER 19 DECEMBER 2019

"After an illness and two stomach operations I'm always been looking for a product that can help in long course triathlons and I've finally found PREPD, l had it at 6pm the night before my 17th Ironman and had no stomach issues at all. Great taste, will be using PREPD again next long training session and race for sure." — BRAD COURSE 5 DECEMBER 2018

"The impact PREPD has had on my hydration and performance has been quite remarkable. I now train and race more consistently and with more intensity than ever before. My race day performance, endurance and ability to hold maximal intensities for longer durations has increased to a level above what I thought I was capable of." — AMBER PATE, PRO ITU TRIATHLETE

Over the past few weeks I have been trailing out the PREPD hydration drinks. One the key races that I used it at was Tour of Tasmania, although this race was not under hot condition it was very important to stay well hydrated because of the amount of sweat produced over the race. For me over this time period I had a very positive experience with the drink, I believe in the science behind it and trusted in all the knowledge behind. When I was racing I was having the Pre Hydration before I went to bed which for a hydration drink is a fair amount of time before I actually got started with racing, the science that is behind the time before you should take is what makes the drink so unique and made me want to give it a try. The recovery drink that is consumed after I finished a race was very much refreshing and actually quiet pleasant to drink. For me the recovery drink was very much the most important part of the whole experience because of the fact that I had to back up for three days on a row over the length of the tour." — EMILY WATTS 3 DECEMBER 2018

"PREPD is liquid gold and I used it both pre and post-race for the Taiwan IRONMAN. I experienced no GI issues at all before, during or following the race and I have never felt so hydrated during the run. I achieved my goal of winning my age group and qualifying for the World Championship in Hawaii in 2019. I also managed to be the second female age group athlete finisher overall. I have since used PREPD for Ironman Western Australia 70.3 and have integrated it as part of my training regime. I have no hesitation in recommending PREPD." — MARY MITCHELL 11 OCTOBER 2018 

"I am convinced PREPD is a game changer and key to reaching my potential. My experience backs up the science, as I have no doubt that PREPD has boosted my hydration, enhancing my performance and ability to train longer and harder." — STEVE MCKENNA, PRO TRIATHLETE