food, marathon, Products I Love, running

This Girl Eats: Beond

This post is not sponsored by Beond, I just bloody love their products. 

My relationship with food hasn’t always been the easiest, and when training for a big race, that becomes even more of an issue than it usually would be. To complicate matters further, I’m trying a no-Gu approach to marathon training. On my long slow runs I’ve usually found myself underfuelled, despite thinking I’d eaten enough. My recovery times have been pretty horrific, and I think this is just due to not getting enough quality nutrients in.


But in comes the Beond Bar. I can’t say enough good things about these bars, but here’s a quick rundown:

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Low GI, paleo and gluten free
  • Incredibly tasty
  • Can be eaten whilst running.

I first discovered these entirely by accident, just happening to pick one up as I was queuing up at my local Tescos. I was actually having one of those horrifically frustrating permanent-hanger days as I’d recently upped my mileage. I was lethargic and grumpy, and I didn’t even read the packaging. I was just hungry.

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I showed up at my friend Ben’s house, where we were supposed to convene before heading out for a 6 mile run, and I was entirely hoping he’d bail. But we had a cup of tea and I ate my Beond bar, and off we headed. The run was lovely, but what jumped out at me was that at the 6 mile mark, I could have kept going for much longer- at least from an energy perspective. My feet hurt and my shoulders were tense, but I definitely had at least another half hour in the tank.

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And I credit that 100% to the Beond bar. Having since actually read what was on the packaging, I realise that it’s the Low-GI factor that’s probably responsible for this. And now I know that they’re my magic go-to running food, I carry them with me on my LSR every weekend. So if you haven’t tried them out yet, I highly recommend you do!

Do you have a magic snack you’d recommend? And how’s your training going?

Lots of love,




2 thoughts on “This Girl Eats: Beond”

  1. The only reviews that I actually appreciate are those that are not solicited by a sponsor. So I appreciate your review. It’s funny I’ve been approached a number of times by companies asking me to review those products but when I tell them that I’m not going auger coat the review of their product that I will be doing a honest review I never hear back from them.


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