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Get Your Triathlon Nutrition Right For Success

Getting your triathlon nutrition right is key to consistent training and successful racing.

Here we give you the best strategies and information to help you succeed.

We also offer a nutrition consultation service, to give you personalised advice relevant to you and your training.

What You Need To Know:

There is no magic triathlon training diet. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is key.

The difference between nutrition for you as a triathlete and someone who is a couch potato is you need to ensure you get enough of the right nutrients at the right time.

Here at Intelligent Triathlon Training we believe in the power of nutrition. We believe that an optimal nutritional strategy will allow athletes to:

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  • Train more frequently,
  • Reduce injury and illness,
  • Train at higher intensities,
  • Get more adaptation from every session
  • Reduce risk of illness
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Rcover quicker and stronger from training.

In short, eating well allows good recovery and therefore consistent training and optimal performance.

All our nutritional advice is guided by up to date research, ensuring you stay ahead of the game.

In order to provide the best possible service we can we have teamed up with SENr registered nutritionist Kurt Bergin-Taylor.


Our Nutritionist

Kurt Bergin-Taylor is a SENr registered performance nutritionist working with a diverse range of international level athletes and companies offering evidence-based practical nutrition advice.

After graduating with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University (gaining an award for the highest grade on the course) he took up the position of heading the nutrition team at Loughborough Sport, which provides nutritional support for over 400 performance athletes.

He is also currently providing nutrition support to many of Intelligent Triathlon Training's coached athletes.

Kurt has competed as an age grouper for team GB at the world duathlon championships and is currently experimenting racing half Ironman’s in the 2016 season.


Nutrition Services

We offer two levels of nutrition support to ensure each session is tailored to your needs:

Full Nutrition Screening and Consultation

This service is for athletes who have had no previous nutrition support and want full guidance for their nutritional strategies. This service includes:

  •  3 Day dietary analysis using the most up-to-date analytical software
  • 1 hour nutritional consultation – (face-to-face or Skype)
  • Detailed written nutritional report containing information on current dietary practice and recommendations on how to optimise: energy intake, macronutrient distribution, meal timings, hydration, race day nutrition and supplements.

This in-depth service is available for £80.

In addition if you are based in the UK (Midlands) an ISAK accredited body composition analysis via skinfold measurement can be added to the service for £20.

‘Kurt takes a scientific approach to my nutrition plan, but factors in the reality of life.  Mark, Kurt and I have all worked together to build a plan that fuels my demanding training schedule and provides me with a smart race nutrition strategy’ 

Kim Morrison, 70.3 Pro athlete

1:1 Consultation

This service is for athletes who want advice on a particular topic and do not require a full nutritional screening. This service includes:

  • 1 hour nutrition consultation – (face-to-face or Skype) – Session tailored to a specific topic or area i.e. body composition, race day nutrition, supplement advice or hydration
  • Detailed report documenting all topics covered during the consultation complete with our recommendations.

This service is available for £40.

‘When it comes to sports nutrition, Kurt is the man! Everything he recommends is not only backed up by the science but is also geared to your aims in sport and you as a person.  He really understands that these two things are not mutually exclusive and that one size certainly does not fit all’ .

Eloise Du Luart Pro 70.3 Athlete

If you would like to access some nutrition support to enhance your triathlon training and performance, please contact us.


Read on to find out more general information about what to eat and drink, and when in order to optimise your performance in both training and competition.

If you are a vegetarian we have a page on vegetarian sports nutrition.


Triathlon Hydration Strategy:

Dehydration can have a huge impact on performance. Find out how to develop an effective triathlon hydration strategy.


Triathlon Training Nutrition:

Getting your nutrition during training right will make all the difference to your performance. The right recovery nutrition means you’re ready for your next training session.


Triathlon Nutrition for Competition:

Getting your nutrition right on race day will make all the difference to your performance. What you eat and when can have a big impact on the outcome of a race.



Recovery nutrition

Nutrition for Recovery:

If you don't get your nutrition right post-training, you really won't be getting the most from the session.

Find out how to get your recovery nutrition right to optimise your adaptation to triathlon training and keep you healthy.




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