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Salmon power drives marathon training

News release
October 4, 2005

Salmon power drives marathon training

Training for a marathon can be just as stressful as actually taking part in the event.

That’s why diet experts say recovering nutritionally from a training session is the most important thing you can do to get ready for your next session and the race itself.

That’s the background to the involvement of Regal Marlborough Salmon as a key sponsor of the Adidas Auckland Marathon which starts in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore on October 30.

With the marathon less than a month away, one leading sports dietician is recommending salmon as the ideal recovery meal.

The Auckland Marathon web site contains nutrition guidance from die titian Caryn Zinn who says athletes need to feed their bodies properly to best recover after training.

“The athlete’s body needs to refill its muscle glycogen stores and recover muscle damage and foods need to be selected wisely,” Caryn says.

“Eating carbohydrate foods helps restore glycogen while protein foods are needed to recover muscle damage. Salmon helps your body recover optimally as well as providing it with only the good fats it needs.”

Regal Marlborough Salmon has the heart tick and is an excellent form of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Both of these elements are necessary to keep a healthy body and mind when there is a great deal of stress – such as training for a marathon.

“The benefits provided by salmon helps runners improve their training and on-the-day performance,” says the company’s marketing manager Stephen Gibson.

“Regal Marlborough Salmon is perfect for someone on the go, there are a variety of convenient, ready to eat products, which allows for more time to concentrate on training. “Regal Marlborough Salmon takes the difficulty out of making sure you’re choosing healthy options.”

Mr Gibson says salmon’s versatility enables it to be matched with a wide variety of carbohydrates helping prevent meals from becoming dull.

People visiting the Auckland Marathon web-site can click through to a page containing four Regal Marlborough Salmon recipes each especially balanced; protein to carbohydrate to aid marathon participants training.

In addition to its support for the marathon, Regal Marlborough Salmon is sponsoring breakfast radio personalities Jay-Jay, Mike and Dom from The Edge. The trio is eating Regal Marlborough Salmon twice a week to help them with their training for the event.

The Adidas Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon begin in Devonport at 6.30am on Sunday October 30. The marathon runners cross the harbour bridge before heading along Auckland’s waterfront to St Heliers Bay before returning to finish at Victoria Park near Viaduct Harbour.

Check out the details on the event website at


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