During The North Face 100 I ate a heap of Amaze Balls and wish I had more. I am sure the enormous quantity of gels I sucked down made life hard towards the ‘rear end’ of the race.
I think eating real food as long as you can is the way to go, then once your gut shuts down, it’s time for liquids and gels.
This week-end I have a 53km trail race and will be eating my final supply of these suckers before ordering more. They are like Nanna’s Rum Balls, minus the Rum…..