AG Ironman World Champs Qualifier
Rachel Rutherford is a professional triathlete having raced three Ironman’s winning her age group in Lanzarote and competing at the World Championships in Kona.
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I started using Edge to give me a deeper insight into my current health levels and how this translates into both sport and my general wellbeing.
Rachel started running in 2012 in a bid to improve her lifestyle. As an inactive teenager getting started was incredibly hard, however it wasn’t long before she caught the bug. Once she left university she found triathlon as she was already cycling and running. For the first couple of years she didn’t follow any structured training but in 2018 enlisted the help of a coach to complete her first Ironman.
Rachel started training in the summer of 2018 and by autumn came second in her age group at Ironman Wales. The following year she won her age group at Ironman Lanzarote and went on to compete at the Ironman World Championships. In 2019 she came first in age group at the Vitruvian Middle Distance triathlon, qualifying for a GB Age Group slot for 2022 in middle distance. In 2018 she came 3rd overall female at the Southampton Marathon.
Rachel is using our Female Triathlete test to learn more about her hormones, key biomarkers and how this can help monitor her health and training load.
As Rachel says, “I started using Edge to give me a deeper insight into my current health levels and how this translates into both sport and my general wellbeing. The Female Triathlete test has helped me identify where I have deficiencies and I look forward to continuing with regular testing to be able to track the improvements in these.”
What is your pre-competition meal?
A big bowl of oats.
Favourite music for motivation?
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
What is your go-to treat?
Galaxy or a cheesecake.
What Superhero would you be?
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sports doctor review
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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
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
I have a very keen interest in human physiology and with my background in Physiotherapy and sport science, I am keen to invest in the technical side of adaptation to ensure my training is maximised. Edge is a key component of my training plan as the tests provided will enable me to see the tangible improvements from this one aspect of my heavy endurance training programme.
100mile TT National Champ, 1st IM70.3 Tallinn
In 2019 I overtrained and ended up with an excessive inflammation injury whilst training for an Ironman. I needed to take a long hard look at my preparation. Edge helps me identify when I’m pushing too hard, when I need a rest, or when I can still maintain the training intensity. As a result, I’ve managed a 3rd consecutive PB in my IM races and hit the start line feeling 100% ready – a very rare thing indeed!
Ironman World Champs Qualifier