Fuelling Your Adventures is a partnership of MSc qualified Sports Nutritionists, endurance sport coaches and ISAK Level 2 anthropometrists. We specialise in supporting runners, cyclists, duathletes, triathletes, rowers, adventure racers and explorers of all abilities to participate in events, complete personal adventures and improve racing performance.
Effective, personalised nutrition is the decisive ingredient in sports performance. After all how can you perform optimally and maximise your ability, without the correct type and volume of fuel, relevant to your activity? As much as you love beautiful frames, alluring wheels (as do I) and perfectly fitted, gait analysed trainers, it is energy derived from fuel that will get you through muddy fields, shooting gaps in trees, over mountains and across that line, not mango coloured hubs! Carefully crafted training schedules can result in unfulfilled goals without appropriate nutrition to match their content; maximising adaptations and supporting in illness prevention are key factors in elevating performance.
Sports nutrition can be a confusing topic for participants of endurance sports. Delving into sports media can compound confusion with contradictory messages often within the same front and back cover. Which advice to follow and how to personally apply it? In a world of twitter, the view that holds current sway is often the one that shouts the loudest as opposed to the one based on the most robust evidence. Fuelling Your Adventures exists as your guide and mentor through the conflicting messaging, following a sensible evidenced path centred on your needs, as opposed to sensationalised ‘theory’.
Fuelling Your Adventures is committed to clean sport and follows the SENr Supplements in Sport Position Statement for everybody (regardless of ability or level of competition).
It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that Fuelling Your Adventures have saved my season and 'put me back on my bike'. Before I started working with Andrew I had pushed my weight to a level, which was too low and in doing so I'd jeopardised both my health and performance. His extensive support and guidance has been brilliant and not only has he helped restore my health but he has also enabled me to return to World Tour racing. It is evident that Andrew has a wealth of knowledge relating to specialised sport's nutrition and he is able to apply the science to the accessible plans he provides. His meticulous approach ensures that the personalised menus are not only tailored to suit the demands of each day but also fit with longer-term objectives. With the Giro on the horizon I can now feel confident that under Andrew's guidance I am correctly fuelling for optimal performance.
I contacted Andrew to help me achieve my aim of improving my personal best time for a 10 mile road running race. I had been finding it increasingly difficult to improve my times over the previous couple of years and knew that I needed a different approach, but did not know where to start. Andrew reviewed what I had been doing (including a thorough review of my Garmin training data and race performances over a variety of distances) and created a 12 week training plan, tailored to my goal, current ability and available time to train. Andrew also reviewed my diet and provided me with a few easy to implement changes to improve my nutrition on both training and non-training days to ensure that I got the most out of training and recovery. As race day approach Andrew provided me with further nutritional guidance concerning race day strategies and recommendations to test out that completely changed my approach to pre-race nutrition. Ultimately I broke my 10 mile PB by over two minutes in my target race and also my 10K PB in a warm-up race as well as my 5K PB a couple of weeks later! I could not recommend Andrew highly enough!
A hearty thanks. Our trip of 1350 KMs from London to Nice is now complete. We embraced what you told us in the group session and we split the day into 25 mile sections so that people could stop and eat and refill bottles etc. All riders had a selection of their own energy foods as a fill in but the van also stocked real food along with additional gels and Zero tablets. I estimate we got through around 48,000 calories a man. We particularly embraced the use of real food. We also used the tip on milk drinks at the end of the day when we stopped, getting through litres of the stuff. I am afraid there was little refrain from the hops in the evening but nobody was harmed in the making of the videos. Among the twenty riders there were very few incidents of bonking (from lack of energy!) and at the first sign people knew what to do. Although the weather was hot we had no issues with dehydration. I would recommend that any parties taking on such a mammoth undertaking use your services in advance.
Having decided to take on the challenge of an Iron distance Triathlon I recognised the necessity to work on the fourth discipline ‘Nutrition’. I knew I was heading into uncharted territory with my body and would need some professional advice. Andrew was a perfect advocate for the job with his knowledge of endurance sport nutrition. Within minutes of chatting about what I was seeking to achieve it was clear Andrew knew what he was talking about and had a passion for nutritional advice. There is a lot of conflicting advice on nutritional options with companies fighting for their slice of the market, Andrew was able to provide concise advice dispelling many of the myths around good and bad practice. My nutritional plan was easy to follow and realistic to the demands of my work/home life balance. I couldn’t have asked more from the ‘Race Day Strategy’ it was spot on, I had the perfect amount of carb’s on board, consistent level of fluids and enough energy for last few miles of the marathon. I managed to come in under my expected finish time and had fully recovered within a few days of the event. I would like to say and massive thanks to Andrew and highly recommend to anyone at any level to utilise his expert services.
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