Mongolia Outdoor Quest 2012: Race Recap

Written by Nuun Sponsored Athlete Deanna Blegg

Inner Mongolia, a province of China, lured us with its temptation of adventure for the Ordos Adventure Quest.

Moxie Gear/Nuun. Our team put together by Darren Clarke consisted of Luke Haines, Sam Clark (N.Z.) Darren and me, Deanna Blegg. A potentially strong team especially if the disciplines of paddling and cycling were in our favour.

Mongolia was an unknown territory to all of us. What would the weather be like? Is it mountainous? How different would the food be? Culturally is it the same as China?

 

Our questions were answered quite quickly. We arrived in Ordos, a pretty much deserted City, yet with infrastructure like nothing I’d ever seen. It was huge, 8 lane highways going on for km and km, leading to massive high-rise estates which were near to empty of people. A ghost City!

Once again it was reunion time as we met with other athletes from around the world who’d we’d raced with over the years. Adventure racers, whilst hugely competitive, are also a very caring and social bunch of people. It is one of the many reasons I enjoy the sport so much.

 

 

Ordos was holding its second International Nandam Fair. A huge event that attracted media from all around the world. For the first time the Adventure challenge was to be a part of it. It consisted of 5 days held over 4 stages. Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Running, Horse riding and abseiling, with sand sledding thrown in for some extra fun. A total of 500km. Teams of 4 (3 men and 1 woman) had to navigate their way around a course and punching in at each checkpoint. 25 teams from around the world were there to chase the $200,000 American Dollar Prize Pool. We were one of them.

 

True to form The Chinese put on an amazing opening ceremony. 10,000 entertainers, 3,000 athletes, 50,000 spectators and a total TV viewing of 1 billion! Now that’s huge. It was a unique feeling to carry the Aussie flag into the stadium.

Read more about Deanna and team’s amazing race here.

Brandt Snedeker With A Double Win!

The Nuun office has been buzzing this week with excitement of Mr. Snedeker’s win this past Sunday at the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. This win was not just any win though folks. Brandt’s stellar play over the past five weeks earned him the title of this year’s FedEx Cup! (which is no easy feat)

 

The FedEx Cup Playoffs started in late August and consisted to four tournaments: The Barclays, The Deutshe Bank Championship, The BMW Championship, and the TOUR Championship. Brandt has been over this span of tourneys with a 2nd place finish at The Barclay’s and a 6th place finish at The BMW Championship and lastly a win this past week. Way to go Brandt!

 

We look forward to cheering Brandt on this week as he competes for the first time as a member of Team USA in the Ryder Cup. Super Nuun Fan and this year’s Ryder Cup Captain, Davis Love III, knew what he was doing when he picked Brandt as a coach’s pick for this years team. We trust that the whole team will be lead in the right direction with a well-hydrated leader.

All the action will start tomorrow at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. Be sure to tune in and look out for those blue Nuun water bottles. Also, a little birdie told us that Keegan Bradley will be drinking lots of Grape and Strawberry Lemonade. See if you can tell which flavor he likes the most.

This will be an intense week of golf, and hydration will be a key element of performance for these guys.

Nuun: A Must Have For Fashion Week!

 

Photo from http://nuybeauty.blogspot.com/

Nuy Beauty is one of NYC’s most influential beauty blogs, and we are so thrilled to be featured in Nuy’s Fashion Week Must Necessities post. Nuy is a beauty and style expert and influencer, but clearly she understands how health impacts beauty as she swears by Nuun All Day to keep her hydrated on the go.

Nuun All Day Vitamin Enhanced Drink Tabs for All Day Hydration To prevent dehydration and getting sick, I carried these cool tablets around, conveniently packed in a small tube. They’re packed with electrolytes, potassium and calcium and were designed for professional athletes — and have no sugar! They also save plastic b/c you just slip them in your water bottle! (4 tubes/$24).”

Thanks for the Nuun Love, Nuy! We love keeping you hydrated for Fashion Week, and year-round.

Nuun in Bestowed

Bestowed is the creation of nationally recognized nutritionist and author Heather Bauer. Each month, Heather and her team of health and diet experts carefully curate 5 product samples that have caught their attention. Then Bestowed members receive these samples in a box delivered right to their door, monthly. No more standing in the health food aisle for you, wondering, “what’s best?”

Nuun is proud to have been included in the August box, alongside some other fantastic products. To help Bestowed members stay hydrated we included Nuun All Day Tangerine Lime.

Bestowed members loved their Nuun All Day!

Erin:

I loved these Nuun’s! I’m training for a marathon right now, and these are a great afternoon pick me up during the day. It keeps my electrolytes in check, and adds a little interest to my afternoons, while getting me ready for my runs. Thanks for including them! :)

Danielle:

I am addicted to this! Nuun helps me gain energy each day, while also drinking something with lots of vitamins that are healthy for you. It also tastes great! I will definitely continue to buy this and share with all my friends. One of my favorite bestowed items so far!

Marla:

Loved these tablets! I’m always looking for a way to change up the sameness of bottled water. These were great because besides the great taste I know I’m getting in some vitamins as well.

See what other Bestowed members had to say.