Nutrition and health matters
Everyone has their own ideas of what (and what not) to eat and drink before, during and after a long distance event. What suits one individual may not suit another but below are a few tips:
Every stomach reacts differently and you need to find out in training what suits you.
Drinking enough before the event will get the system into gear.
Protein as well as carbohydrate intake is needed in ultra events along with appropriate fats such as fish oils and vitamin and mineral supplements
Only drink fizzy drinks to clear wind as they make you feel full; do not have much tea or coffee as they are diuretic.