Counting Down – 36 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Partnering with GNC

Friday, 26 September 2014

Aside from training, nutrition is probably the most important influence on sports performance, especially endurance sport.

I am therefore very grateful that GNC, one of the global leaders in nutritional supplements, agreed to sponsor my nutritional requirements for the Last Desert Race in Antarctica.


GNC is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products, including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. Its products are available in more than 8 600 locations in more than 50 countries.

GNC’s motto is “living well”. It is committed to providing quality sports nutrition products that are free of banned substances and that adhere to the strict guidelines of World Anti-Doping Agency.


GNC products are available in South Africa through Clicks stores since early 2014, and GNC concept stores in Johannesburg (Cresta Shopping Centre), Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) and Somerset West (Somerset Mall).

The GNC products which I’m testing for the Last Desert Race include:

# Protein / Recovery

Whey Protein Complex

Protein Advance XR

Hybrid Carb Complex

# Hydration / Endurance Sports Drink

Amplified Endurance Booster

# Vitamins

Mega Men® Joint

Mega Men® Sport

# Other

Glutamine 2500 Power Chew


I am very happy with the results so far, and I look forward to using these products in Antarctica.


I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for a Greenpeace Africa solar energy project, and encourage you to support my efforts and the work of Greenpeace Africa!

Please make a donation and encourage others to do the same.

“Together we can make a difference!”

Follow updates about my preparations for The Last Desert Race, and work with Greenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.

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