Graeme was competing in The Marmotte Grand Fondo, an event that takes place in the French Alpes, and which takes in three HC (the highest grading of difficulty of hill in road cycling) hills in its 185km distance. The climbing is close to 5.5km in vertical ascent.
“Anyone looking at being as prepared as possible for running should consider one of Craig’s workshops. Really informative and tonnes of useful practical info that’s going to make a real difference.”
“I attended Craig’s recent Nutrition Workshop and found it to be very beneficial. I have over recent years decided to find out more about nutrition and how it helps not only my body, but also my mind. After a lifetime of diet clubs and shakes it is fantastic to know that fat loss can and is being achieved by eating a healthy, nutritious diet. Anyone thinking of attending these workshops, I’d say do it! You won’t regret it.”
“Your input this year has without doubt improved my 2017 hillwalking experience. The initial dietary analysis and subsequent discussion helped me to better understand my body’s nutritional requirements when climbing Munros. The small tweaks you suggested I made to what I consumed on the hills helped me to have more confidence in my capabilities and gradually my fear of developing the cramps has diminished. Your suggestions for home made energy drinks and energy bars were easy and practical and it is nice to know what it IN them. I felt you provided ample opportunity for me to ask questions and the second dietary analysis confirmed that my intake on high intensity days was now adequate for what I was doing. Thanks again for your encouragement and support.”
“I found working with Craig extremely helpful and in the run up to my marathon training he helped me balance my nutrition so that I did not hit the wall on the day. Craig’s analysis showed me where I was nutritionally deficient and imbalanced and he gave me lots of good ideas for ensuring I was getting a balance across all the food groups. His advice took in to account my busy work commitments. As someone who has followed a lot of food fads it was refreshing to get sensible advice about fuelling your body correctly.”
“My diet was poor and whilst I understood calories and good & bad foods, I thought training would be enough to keep my weight and health in check. Craig helped me understand not only what my calorie intake should be but what it should be made up of. This helped me see what I should eat more of and what to avoid. It also let me understand when to eat, both from a shift worker point of view and a training recovery point of view. His recipes were easy, tasty and in some cases, tailored to my specific requirements. I would definitely recommend Craig if you want grasp your diet and get an understanding of what to put in your body and when!”
“Thank you for your support and advice in the lead up to the 120th Boston Marathon, this was my sixth Marathon and I had always thought I ate relatively well. The advice and plans you provided of what and when to eat before and immediately after training were invaluable. My recovery was quicker and I was able to do double sessions and runs the next day without feeling fatigued, which was problem before. This led to PB at the Alloa Half Marathon and winning a couple of Park Runs in the run up to Boston. Thanks again Craig and keep in touch.”
“Craig has now been in for a few nutritional workshops with the players and has already had a positive effect on the squad. The knowledge and expertise that Craig has in the sports nutrition field has been passed on extremely well with not only the younger players but the squad as a whole gaining valuable knowledge about how we can improve our performance on the pitch through better nutrition. I hope that we can work more with Craig in the future to help progress the players as individuals and as a squad.”
“Craig came in to provide the club with extra support regarding the nutrition requirements for our players in the run up to the the play off games, and also for our preseason plans. His in depth knowledge of his field was clear to see from his work with our players, putting across his points well and engaging the players with regards to their current diets.
He was also able to break down the information and make it relevant to both senior players and our developing young players. We hope to continue using Craig’s knowledge in the future, as the feedback from the squad was very positive.”