Gurney Goo

Gurney Goo
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GurneyGoo™ in the new handy to use packaging still contains the renowned benefits: Latest silicon technology with Tea Tree antiseptic qualities keeps your feet dry, prevents prune wrinkles in wet running and hiking conditions. Anti Chafing and Anti Blister Feet, armpits, crotch, butt cheeks & nipples. Prevents kayaking blisters. Tried & tested by Steve Gurney & his team during Adventure Races Also great for preventing baby nappy rash!  It is a triple whammy product; water proofing, friction reducing and infection protection! The complete anti chafe solution! Anti-friction, Anti-blister, Anti-chafing, Anti-septic, lubricating goop. One handy sachet - for when you're on the go ideal for runners, hikers and kayakers.

GurneyGoo Benefits:

  • Latest silicon technology with Tea Tree antiseptic qualities
  • Keeps your feet dry, prevents prune wrinkles (and trench foot) in wet conditions
  • Anti Chafing and Anti Blister Feet, armpits, crotch, butt cheeks & nipples
  • Prevents kayaking blisters
  • Tried & tested by Steve Gurney & his team during Adventure Races
  • Also great for preventing baby nappy rash!

GurneyGoo Sizes:

GurneyGoo comes in 85ml and 10ml tubes. 

  • Easy to use and easy to store in a pocket of a backpack, these tubes assure you never get caught out!
  • The 10g size is best for individual single event use during races where you are self supported. 
  • For multi day events such as the multi stage desert racing, watersports events you will not go short with the 85ml tube of Gurney Goo.
 

How To Use Gurney Goo

Before racing/exercise apply GurneyGoo™ liberally to areas prone to friction eg toes, crotch, nipples, feet, armpits, shoulders in vicinity of pack straps. For the best protection, rub in a moderate amount 12 hours before start in addition to the liberal layer at the start.

For some of us, a shower on waking on race morning is a nice way to wake up, warm up, and soothe any pre-race nerves. If you've applied GurneyGoo the night before (a great idea for maximum chaffing prevention), then a light shower won't remove the all important component of the "night -before" GurneyGoo. 
The all important bit is that some GurneyGoo will remain, having had your sleep time to "soak in" to the outer layers of epidermis. A light rinse in the shower won't wash this off much at all. If you scrub with soap and flannel and hot water, then yes you'll remove 90% of this, so avoid scrubbing and keep the shower short. So, a shower is all good so long as you don't scrub the bits you've applied the GurneyGoo to.
 
After your shower, give your bits a second application of Gurney Goo and you're all set to go!
 
If it's a long and chaffing-prone event such as long distance or ultra marathons, then you might also consider applying some goo to the clothing that can cause chaffing in addition to your skin. eg cycle chamois, running short crotch, sox, bra strap, kayak pants, etc.
 

Blister Prevention fom GurneyGoo makers Gurney Gear

Blisters, chafing and pruning (trench foot) are all examples of avoidable problems.
We developed GurneyGoo primarily to deal with these 3 problems.

You’ll know the frustration when your adventure, race or training session is limited, shortened or painful due to something that could have been avoided.

  1. Chafing :   rubbing and friction from clothing, straps and equipment.

  2. Blisters:    painful bubbles from rubbing.

  3. Pruning / trench foot:   wrinkling and softening of skin from being continuously wet. Extreme pruning leads to trench foot which is debilitating.

Chafing and rubbing

I like to think of the first step in the downward spiral of events as rubbing and chafing.
Rubbing and chafing can be caused by friction from shoes, boots, pack-straps, bra-straps, undies, shorts, clothing on nipples, kayak seats etc,
We all know the uncomfortable start and then the eventual pain and burning sensation when something rubs against our skin for too long.

Left unchecked the skin can rub so raw that it bleeds or forms a blister.
Blisters can also be formed from heat, sunburn, chemicals, and some medical conditions such as chicken pox etc. but here we're talking about the prevention of rub/chafe blisters.

At a mechanical level if the friction is light rubbing or scratching, eventually the skin will be irritated, and then further rubbing may cause chafing, causing the skin to be rubbed raw and “angry”. Continued rubbing and friction can cause the skin to bleed and graze.

Prevention is by far the best solution.

First step is to develop awareness. This can be either from previous experience with rubbing clothing for example, or by simply developing greater vigilance. Many inexperienced athletes ignore the first signs, either justifying that they just need to toughen up, or their awareness is masked by the endorphin buzz, or “runners high”. Seasoned athletes have learned that this awareness can give a competitive edge to avoid loss of performance, loss of enjoyment and to prevent injuries. They develop a new skill of awareness during their activity sessions.

Nipping a problem “in the bud” is useful.

  • The simplest solution is to use GurneyGoo just before your session on the areas that you know give you problems.

  • Next solution is to take a small tube of Gurney Goo in your pocket, camel back or toolkit. When, during your session, you start to develop a “hotspot” apply a liberal smear to the skin and/or offending clothing/apparatus.

Alternatives are to apply tape or dressings to the area  eg a band-aid, second skin, if the area is large, adhesive tape works a treat!

If the problem consistently persists after a few weeks, it might be time to consider altering or replacing the equipment or clothing.

I’ve deliberately worn some clothing inside-out to ensure the seams and labels don’t chafe me. E.g. lycra kayaking shorts, running tops and even underwear.
Some sports clothing designers seem to miss the important points about user comfort by putting bulky seams in the wrong places and using stiff and annoying labels.
I usually cut out the labels as soon as I buy clothing, but this often doesn’t solve the problem because of the cut-off edge that is left.

Friction blisters are caused by excess shear stress between the surface of the skin and the body. The strata of skin around the Stratum Spinosum are most susceptible to shear. As the Stratum Spinosum tears away from the connecting tissues below, plasma from the cells diffuses out. This plasma solution helps new cells divide and grow into new connective tissues and epidermal layers.
The clear fluid will be reabsorbed as new cells develop and the swollen appearance will subside. The time for blisters to heal depends on the location and the size of the area damaged. Protecting the blister from abrasion or additional shearing will help keep the blister intact.

Gurney Goo contains:

  • Petrolatum
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Beeswax
  • Tea Tree Oil

Not tested on animals, just on World Champion Adventure Athletes!

Do not use Gurney Goo if you are allergic to Tea Tree Oil, Limonene (component of Tea Tree oil) or Bee products such as Beeswax or Propolis. Allergic reactions are extremely rare but test on a small patch of skin before use if you are unsure.

Gurney Goo is produced in a medical grade facility.

About GurneyGoo

Steve developed GurneyGoo to win races with his team, but not just any old races - Adventure racing. In extreme elements, and for up to 10 days of continuous racing.

  • Searing hot deserts
  • Freezing mountains
  • Sticky swamps
  • Long ocean paddles
  • Bum-numbing bike, horse and camels rides
  • Soggy, claustrophobic caves...

Athletes are constantly searching for anything that will give them the edge. It’s not only the glory of the win though, these highly competitive adventure masochists are also driven by the lucrative prize purses.

GurneyGoo is the secret weapon that gave us the edge. Over 20 years of international racing we developed and refined GurneyGoo to it’s current winning formula.

Winning an Adventure Race is about overcoming the challenges, being, resilient, adaptable and resourceful. There are obstacles like rough weather, getting lost, crashing off your bike, falling out of the kayak, running low on energy. But blisters and foot problems are probably some of the most race-threatening challenges.

We needed a product that was going to prevent blisters, chafing and prune-foot. GurneyGoo was one of the key resources in our winning races

Steve and his team became world champions.  GurneyGoo was a key part of that success. GurneyGoo helped them win in the worst extremes, and it can help you achieve your next adventure too.

Keeping your skin in good shape is absolutely key to any Ultra/Extreme/Endurance race and GurneyGoo is invaluable to racers looking for reliability and consistency.

GurneyGoo has been brutally tested on world champion athletes and not on animals.

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