Winners of the annual 96km Kokoda Challenge have revealed their secrets of success after winning the endurance event in an outstanding time and raising funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation.

Competing teams from across the country congregated in the Gold Coast Hinterland on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of July to run and trek the arduous terrain throughout the day, night and weekend, in all weather conditions.

Fixx Nutrition’s ‘Fixx Chix’ team of four women completed the course in an outstanding 15 hours and 37 minutes, which resulted in them finishing as the 1st female team and 2nd overall.  The cut off completion time for the event is 39 hours.

Michelle Buchegger, Co-Founder of Fixx Nutrition, said she was immensely proud to support such an inspirational group of women in one of Australia’s historically important charity events.

“The Kokoda Youth Foundation’s values of courage, mateship, endurance and sacrifice take their origin from Australian soldiers who fought on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during WWII.  The Foundation is supporting Australians to do extraordinary things and we are honoured to be a part of such an important event,” Ms Buchegger said.

“Our team was made up of four women aged 47 to 55 years old – proving age is no barrier!  We are so proud of these incredible, strong and courageous women who amazed us with their performance.”

“The Fixx Nutrition team were their support crew for the whole event.  We provided their nutrition, gear and first aid at all four checkpoints.  I’m happy to share our winning formula, we used Fuel X Endurance Fuel and lots of CrampFix to keep the ladies energised, replenished and cramp-free.  It was a real test for our product range and it really did us proud,” Ms Buchegger said.

The ‘Fixx Chix’ team consisted of Fixx Nutrition Sales Manager Amanda Kyneur, Gold Coast running coach Jodie Cumner and local runners Kylie Alderson and Bo Morley.

Fixx Nutrition are proud to support the local community and provided nutrition and fuel for another Kokoda 96 team from St Andrews Lutheran College.  A team of four Year 12 boys completed the full 96km challenge with support from their school Teach Aid and local runner Leah Begley, her husband Pete and their families.

Fuel X Endurance Fuel drink-mix contains everything you need to stay energised, hydrated and replenished during training and racing, plus the option of amino acids to aid your performance.

CrampFix provides rapid cramp management and was specifically developed to help high-performing athletes to achieve their performance goals.  It is used and trusted by athletes and sports teams all around the world.  One 15-20ml shot of CrampFix works within 30 seconds -2 minutes to alleviate cramps.

About Fixx Nutrition:

Prior to starting Fixx Nutrition, Jan and Michelle Buchegger ran food manufacturer and supplier Fehlbergs Fine Foods, before they sold it to Australian food giant Riviana.

While running this business, they discovered the demand for pickle juice from athletes seeking cramp relief and used this insight to found Fixx Nutrition, with a core focus on using natural ingredients to create world-leading sports and dietary supplements.

Founded in 2017, Fixx Nutrition focuses on innovation, offering customers highly effective products that will help improve their lives.  All products are developed and manufactured in their Burleigh Heads based HACCP accredited production site in Queensland.

In the past 12 months, Fixx Nutrition announced an Australia-wide distribution deal for its products with Woolworths Supermarkets, bringing its retail presence to over 1,000 stores nationally.

Jan and Michelle are driven by an obsession to innovate and offer their customers highly effective products that help improve their lives.

CrampFix is their signature product which offers very fast relief from muscle cramps.  Originally developed for professional rugby players, CrampFix is sold in 1000+ retailers in Australia and is exported to 15 countries.

The sports range is used by many professional teams, including the Wallabies, UK Cricket and Football, and the Springboks. The range also includes a product for rapid relief of non-exercise-related muscle cramps.

Fixx Nutrition are proud to support the local community and were recently appointed as Official Sports Nutrition Partner for the iconic Gold Coast Marathon from 2022.