Gemma Sampson


Recent Posts by Gemma Sampson

Do you know how to fuel your race day nutrition?

Many athletes possess a strong desire to improve their competitive results, regardless of whether they compete at amateur or elite levels. Nutrition can play a big role in improving athletic performance, but in my experience as a sports dietitian and n …

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What to eat on race day?

You’ve done the training. All your kit is packed and ready to go. But have you thought about your race day nutrition? This past weekend I attended Mallorca 70.3 – one of the biggest half Ironman events in the world. Over pizza and pasta at dinner the n …

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3 life lessons from 2018

From beginning a Professional Doctorate, moving countries, crewing with Race Across America and starting to work for a professional cycling team, 2018 has been a big one. Here’s 3 key life lessons I’ve learnt this year. THE ONE THING One of the most im …

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2 ways female athletes can improve bone health

As a female athlete it’s important to consider what we eat before and after training to protect our bone health, reduce risk of injury and time off training and competition. Here’s two easy ways female athletes can improve bone health with diet.     Pr …

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20 minute pizza

Sometimes you really REALLY want pizza. Nothing wrong with that! Here’s my no fail 20 minute pizza – perfect for when that craving hits. Pizza tends to get a bad wrap. But there’s nothing wrong with a bit of pizza, particularly when you cook it yoursel …

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Fuelling an Everesting attempt

Deciding to climb 8848m on the bike in one ride is no mean feat. Beyond the mental and physical challenge, ensuring that you are well fuelled and hydrated to support your efforts is a key factor in your success. Here’s an insight into the planning that …

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What makes a cyclist?

What makes a cyclist? Is it the kit you wear? The height of your socks? The number of miles you accumulate on Strava? The number of bikes you own? Earlier this year someone told me that I’m “not a cyclist”. As someone who rides my bike more days than n …

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7 pieces of essential winter cycling kit

Winter is coming here in the Northern Hemisphere! Brrr. Time to start digging out the warm weather kit. Here’s the 7 pieces of essential winter cycling kit I recommend to keep you riding more often and longer as the season starts to cool off. Particula …

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Does your mental health need a check up?

What’s the state of your mental health right now? Could you do with a bit of a mental health check up? Until a few years ago, I’d never really thought much about my mental health. Then I went through a rather messy relationship break up that damaged my …

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10 reflections working as a dietitian

This week marks the 10 year anniversary working as a dietitian. How time flies! I’ve taken a moment to reflect upon some of the key things I have learnt over the years as a dietitian, personally and professionally. I studied Nutrition and Dietetics at …

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