Meet Team Spatone

Spatone iron rich water and Human Race events teamed up in 2014 and recruited 5 lovely ladies to train their bums off to take part in the Macmillan Cycletta Surrey women only cycling event on the 12th October. Meet the team below and learn more about who they are, why they wanted to be part of Team Spatone, how their training went and what they think of Spatone Liquid Iron!  

Olivia Vandyk

Olivia

I am a coffee lover, an on-line journalist and mum of four. Despite living in very beautiful Hertfordshire countryside...read more about Olivia here

Jessica Willis


Jessica

I am a mother of one and work as a part-time Admin Assistant. I’ve always been a great spectator of sport and love watching live events but...read more about Jessica here

Melanie Hurley

Melanie

I'm a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. I initially had a lumpectomy and radiotherapy...read more about Melanie here


Karen Jennings

Karen

Until last year I hadn't been on a bicycle since I was a kid and was incredibly unfit to boot. I was 33 yrs old, my BMI informed me that I was 'obese'... read more about Karen here

Claire de Nervaux

Claire

Me - living retro! Sport has been a life saver for me.... read more about Claire here


Spatone nutritionist Emma Wight Boycott explains why iron is so important for active women:

“Iron is an essential mineral, playing a pivotal role in the human body by facilitating the transportation of oxygen, energy release and promotes the normal functioning of the body’s immune system. Iron is required for the production of haemoglobin (which carries oxygen around the body) in red blood cells. If your hemoglobin level is low, less oxygen reaches your muscles, which can lead to a decrease in sporting performance. The iron needs of people who exercise is therefore greater than those who are not as active due to the iron losses that occur through sweating. Those who add running into their regime like Alex have the extra challenge of iron loss through foot strike hemolysis (a breakdown of red blood cells when the foot hits the ground). Iron is a difficult mineral to absorb and many foods that are rich in iron are also rich in substances that inhibit the absorption of iron. If you love to exercise and can’t get your iron requirements from dietary sources alone then taking a food iron supplement like SPATONE  is therefore a good option.”