Anthem Media Group
Anthem Media Group is a portfolio of diverse media brands and marketing service companies which provides branding and lead generation for thousands of recognizable companies across retail, entertainment, corporate and food sectors. AMG boasts its own employee wellness program, which Emma-Kate is directly involved in.
Felt Bicycles is an internationally recognised brand with bicycles and products sold in more than 30 countries worldwide. It is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of its own line of premium quality bicycles, framesets, components and accessories. Athletes on Felt products have won numerous events including World Championships, Olympic Games, ESPN X-Games and other major national and international competitions.
Emma-Kate is thrilled to be a part of the Felt family in 2014 and 2015 and will be racing on Felt’s latest speed machine, the highly acclaimed IA. For more information visit Felt online at feltbicycles.com, follow on Twitter @feltbicycles and Like on Facebook, Felt Bicycles.
Morris Owen is one of the leading chartered accountancy firms in south west England. It has offices in Swindon and Cirencester where the company’s financial advisers and experts offer a wide range of general and specialist financial services. In the UK, call 01793 603900 or e-mail email@example.com for further information.
Virtua is a leading provider of resources, expertise and bespoke service to the telecoms and mobile telecoms industry in the UK, but more importantly, everything at Virtua is about people, passion and performance. Virtua’s three directors – Andy Watts, Brian Watt and Rob Brown – are all keen sportsmen who take part in marathons, cycle sportives and Ironman triathlons and the Virtua office is full of equally dedicated sports enthusiasts. Find out more on Virtua’s website, blog and Twitter feed @Virtuateamtalk
Osmo is by far the most advanced and effective complete drink system yet developed for athletes. Hydration is a vital part of training and performance and the founders of Osmo nutrition understand that better than anyone. Osmo wants to enable more people to lead healthy, active lives and feel and perform better than they ever have. No other sports drink boasts individual male and female specific range such as Osmo’s. Emma-Kate proudly uses Active Hydration for Women, Pre Load Hydration for Women and Acute Recovery for Women and is passionate about educating other female athletes in getting the right nutrition to match their physiology.
Emma-Kate works closely with Osmo’s chief research officer, Dr Stacy Sims, who has contributed to the sports hydration field for more than 15 years as both an athlete and a scientist. To formulate the Osmo system, Stacy spent a decade conducting research in the lab and field testing thousands of litres of drink formulas on elite athletes, race car drivers, champion triathletes and the Garmin/Slipstream Professional Cycling Team during the 2009 Tour de France. To find out more visit osmonutrition.com and follow on Twitter @osmonutrition.
Not all wetsuits are created equal; not all are as intelligently researched and developed as Huub wetsuits. Team Huub boasts more than 40 years’ experience in endurance sports and has put that knowledge to good use. Named after scientist Huub Toussaint, the Huub wetsuit range has been developed by Huub together with Swim Smooth’s Adam Young and Paul Newsome and wetsuit guru Dean Jackson. Team Huub aims to create better products using research, science and reality and the result is a wetsuit range that caters to all swim styles and abilities. Emma-Kate is excited to be racing in Huub’s female-specific Aura suit this season. As a swimmer with a strong, propulsive kick, this suit is ideal for her style of swimming – it offers great buoyancy without lifting the body too high out of the water. For more information on all of the suits and the science behind them visit the Huub website and follow on Twitter @Huubdesign.
Power meters are the ultimate training tool in the world of cycling and triathlon. The PowerTap hub is a precise instrument which gives access to real-time performance measurement and is accurate to +/- 1.5%. Available in Road and MTB versions with Campagnolo or Shimano compatible freehubs, visit powertap.com to find out more.
The Marc Pro electrical muscle stimulation device helps facilitate recovery, reduce DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) and improve muscle performance. Eccles often uses her Marc Pro to expedite recovery between hard workouts and to help flush the body after travel. Find out more at www.marcpro.com
Together, ex-Formula 1 aerodynamicist Simon Smart and ENVE Composites have created Smart ENVE wheels, the world’s fastest bicycle wheels. There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to convey Emma-Kate’s thoughts about their speed, handling and stiffness. Ever since her first ride on the Smart ENVE 6.7 Carbon Clinchers, Emma-Kate has been a huge fan and proud ambassador. This season she will be training and racing on the Smart ENVE 3.4, the Smart ENVE 6.7 and the Smart ENVE 8.9 (all carbon clinchers with CycleOps PowerTap G3). Find out more about what makes Smart ENVE wheels so fast here and learn more about ENVE Composites here.
Rudy Project offers a wide range of sunglasses and prescription glasses, helmets and goggles for sports such as running, shooting, skiing, cycling and triathlon. Emma-Kate is proud to partner with Rudy Project and will be racing in the highly acclaimed Wingspan TT helmet and training in the Sterling helmet. Check out the impressive range of helmets, sunglasses and more on the Rudy Project website and follow them on Twitter @RudyProjectNA.
Ever got off your bike with your backside hurting more than your legs? Not so if you’re riding an ISM saddle. ISM saddles drastically reduce the discomfort most riders experience on a traditional bike saddle. Over the years, ISM has seen success with Ironman wins, Olympic medals, road racing and countless age group victories. Pros and amateurs alike are finding riding and competing comfortable again. Since first discovering them, Emma-Kate has been an ISM convert.
The Speedfil Hydration System is a revolutionary cycling product designed to enhance athlete hydration and aerodynamics. The wind tunnel-developed, frame-mounted system smoothes airflow around the frame while the rider is in motion. The rider is able to maintain an aerodynamic position while drinking. Hydration is immediate as a bite valve and tubing keep fluid at the ready for whenever it is needed. Other unique features of the SpeedfilTM include user ability to refill the system on-the-fly, which minimizes the need for additional bottles, as well as a unique dual splash resistant opening that allows for rapid refills with minimal fluid splashing. Visit Speedfil’s website to find out more.
TriathlonLAB is an award-winning triathlon retailer with two stores in the LA area in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach. The TriLAB team pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, a wide range of triathlon products as well as a great online store. Visit the online store here and follow on Twitter @TriathlonLAB. Athletes in the LA area can call 1-855-4TriLAB to find out more.
Funkita is an Australian brand of swimwear which -¬ as the name suggests – prides itself on producing some fun and funky women’s swimwear and beachwear. Having been a swimmer all her life who loathes wearing dull swimsuits, Emma-Kate is only too proud to be a part of the F-Team and brighten all her swim workouts by wearing the loud and lively Funkita suits. Find out more on Funkita’s website and follow them on Twitter @funkitaswimwear. And don’t fear, guys – there’s plenty for you too with Funky Trunks. Get in touch with EK to find out more about exclusive Funkita/Funky Trunks discounts.
Bonkbreakers are the finest, tastiest energy and protein bars out there. Every bar is gluten and dairy free and baked fresh weekly. Bonkbreakers are Ironman’s official energy bar and boast 10 unique flavours. Among Emma-Kate’s favourites are Espresso Choc Chip, Peanut Butter & Jelly and Coconut Cashew. Try them – you’ll love them! Visit the Bonkbreaker website and follow on Twitter @bonk_breaker.
Cherry Active is a highly concentrated, antioxidant-rich Montmorency cherry juice which athletes love for its high antioxidant strength. It helps speed recovery, reduce muscle soreness and aid quality sleep. It is available as a concentrate (which can be added to water, juice, yoghurt or smoothies), in capsules (ideal for travelling), shot packs or as cherries. Cherry Active products are popular with athletes across a wide range of sports including triathlon, cycling, running, rugby and combat sports. To find out more visit cherryactive.co.uk.