London Marathon 2017 2:59:52
Elisabeth is a qualified GP and doctor doing further training in Sports and Exercise Medicine based in Manchester. Outside of work she competes in both running and triathlon events.
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I started using Edge because of recurrent injuries as well as balancing training alongside a busy job I wanted the reassurance I was getting the training balance right. In addition to this I have Coeliac Disease and so I want to be sure my iron and vitamin D levels especially are ok. To date my blood results have all been very good which gives me the reassurance I am at least getting my fuelling and training balance right.
Lis started out as a competitive swimmer as a teenager and then continued swimming throughout her years at medical school. Whilst pursuing her medical career she took up running for fitness and as a stress relief from a busy job, taking part in several half and full marathons over this time. However, night shifts and busy on call rotas as a junior doctor meant that sport was something that was squeezed into the day.
In 2017, she completed the London Marathon in under 3 hours despite working in A&E at the time; at this time she decided to start to add structure to her training as she started work as a GP. For two years she competed over short distance running events; 1500m/3k/5k. Unfortunately due to multiple injuries she kept finding herself back in the pool, loving swimming again after a ten year break. She also found a love for open water swimming!
In late 2020, as a challenge to herself in the global pandemic, she decided to buy a bike and take up cycling with a view of getting into triathlons. This year she has competed in triathlons, running and even swimming competitions (again!), never looking back!
Elisabeth also uses our MyFORM® female hormone mapping test to learn more about her hormones and how this can help monitor her health and training load.
What is your pre-competition meal?
Rice porridge with apple peanut butter, milk, blueberries and honey
Favourite music for motivation?
Anything Afrobeats/RnB/Hiphop my partner was a DJ back in the day and can usually find me a good playlist to get me going through a hard session
What is your go-to treat?
I don’t really see foods as treats, but I do enjoy a coffee and cake with a friend
What Superhero would you be?
Blood test for
4 Biomarkers Included
sports doctor review
Results in 2 working days
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I've been using Edge throughout my race season and it has been extremely helpful in identifying where there are deficiencies and where we can make potential performance improvements. The ease of the home testing kits just makes things so much better. It means we can keep track of all the key biomarkers every month, with quick results.
Age group champion, Ironman 70.3 South American Champs
The female triathlete test allows me to regularly (every 4 months) ensure all the key biomarkers and hormones that reflect my state of health are where they should be. I have always found it hard to know when to push through on those tough, tired days and when to take a step back and allow myself some extra recovery time. Edge removes the guess work and gives me a significant advantage because I can optimise my training and minimise my risk of injuries and illnesses.
European AG Champion 2021
As a professional athlete it’s very important to me to keep regular tabs on my blood markers. Sometimes you need to find out as quickly as possible the reason why you might be under performing in training and racing, and what you can do to solve it. Edge offer a very quick and convenient service and translates the results into numbers we can all understand all for an affordable price.
Olympian, World Champion, multiple silver and gold
Without good health, consistent and sustainable high performance isn’t possible. With the support of Edge it is great peace of mind knowing that my biomarkers are in check and really gives me confidence to begin to push on with my training. It also gives me areas to focus on and improve if any areas are in need of a little boost! I have started using the Triathlon test, which provides me with both a comprehensive and detailed analysis of my biomarkers.
1st in the Snowman Triathlon, UK