Performance Chef is working with a number of World class athletes to offer nutritional support & guidance
through every phase of the training and racing programme.
After finishing 5th in the Rio Olympic Games final in the single skull, heavyweight rower Jeannine Gmelin made it her mission to be top of the podium next time around in Tokyo. She duly went on to win the World Championships the following year and was further crowned European Champion and overall World Cup winner in 2018. Jeannine is physically small for a heavyweight rower, but what she lacks in height and weight she makes up for in power. “I know I can build muscle quite quickly and it was clear that I would go heavyweight. I love eating too much to always watch what I eat!” We look forward to supporting Jeannine in her build up towards this summers Olympic Games.
Andy is Scottish record holder in the 3,000 (7:37) and 5,000m (13:06). At the 2016 Rio games, his first Olympic appearance, Andy qualified for the final and finished in a credible 6th place in the 5,000m. In 2016 he also won the London 10,000m on the roads. Andy’s strength is that he is an inquisitive athlete and keen to learn and improve, he does not rest on his laurels. The multplie British and Scottish national champion is aiming for the podium in the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.
Kimberley is 3 x Ironman 70.3 Champion, 2 x Bronze National Time Trial Medalist, the second faster British rider over 100miles (3 hours 44 min and 6 seconds) and holds multiple long and middle distance triathlon bike course records. Kimberley started racing Professionally after becoming the European Age Group Triathlon Champion in Kitzbuhel, Austria in 2014. Kimberley underwent life saving heart surgery at Great Ormond's Street Childrens Hospital when she was a young girl and has had big ambitions throughout her sporting career and supports the charity credibly sharing her love of sport. Kimberely also has her eyes set on a Guinness World Record...
Miki is in her third season as a professional cyclist and for 2021/22 signed for Canyon//Sram. The kiwi cyclist has competed from U15 level winning numerous national and Oceania titles as a junior and U23 athlete. The 2020 season was her most successful season to date, highlighted by winning the best young rider jersey at the Giro Rosa, as well as 5th overall on GC and 3rd on a stage. "I believe I am currently living the dream. Since I was a young girl, I was determined to become a professional cyclist, and that ambition has helped me get to where I am now. I will never stop dreaming and believing in myself. I have many aspirations for the future, with my main goals of one day winning Strade Bianchi, Flanders, Giro Rosa and the Rainbow Jersey!"
Elise is a reigning Swiss road race champion currently riding for Canyon//Sram. Although she is relatively new to cycling, she is no stranger to elite level sport. At the 2012 Olympic games in London she competed as a slalom kayaker. Elise is also a qualified doctor! Winning the national title in 2020 was particularly note-worthy as she had worked for 2 months in the hospital earlier in the year during the COVID pandemic. Elise has the minerals to be amongst the very best in her new sport, looking to make the Swiss Olympic team again, this time in cycling, and achieve international success. Her goals for 2021 are the classics, the Giro and the Olympic Games.
A versatile rider, German powerhouse Lisa is equally at home in road, time trial and track disciplines, winning numerous national crowns at junior and senior level. In 2019 Lisa impressed on the world stage finsihing 5th in the individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships where she also helped her national team to a silver medal in the Mixed Team Relay. The same year she won individual and team silver medals at the European Championships. She also was 1st on GC at both the Healthy Aging Tour and BeNe ladies tour with her trade team Canyon//Sram. Lisa is very much on an upward trajectory as she works towards swapping her German national champion colours for the rainbow bands.
Jenny Graham holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest woman to circumnavigate the planet by bike. Covering the 18,000 miles solo and unsupported in 124 days 11 hours. She describes the trip as an extension of her already "Dirt-Bag" lifestyle. With a passion for mountains, she has dedicated 7 years to the Scottish Mountain Rescue service. She has travelled the world riding grass roots back-packing events & routes such as Arizona Trail 750, Highland T550, Trans Pyrenees, LEJOG Winter 4Days, Haute Route and CTR. Jenny is a Director at The Adventure Syndicate; A collective of female endurance athletes whose deep routed ethos is in helping others question and realise their own potential. She has toured the UK with her round the world tales, produced a podcast series and co-produced her film Eastbound. Jenny is currently presenting for GCN’s Documentary channel and writing her first book. Up and coming... Transcontinental Race Summer 2021. 4000km self-supported bike packing race across Europe.
Izzy is a rising star on the UK cycling scene. In 2020, at just 15 years old, she rode 20:28 for a 10 mile time trial, which is a national juvenile record. She also rode a 58:25 for the 25 mile distance on debut. Last season she added significent punch to her palmares winning the GHS time trial and closed circuit championships. She showed her versality in 2019 winning both the National Youth Road Series and the Youth National Championships on the track. In 2018 she won her category at European Junior Cycling Tour of Assen. We are excited to support Izzy as she continues to progress, instilling in her healthy eating habits in the often challenging world of elite level cycling. Izzy's natural passion and drive in partnership with precocious talent is a winning combo.
Gildea represented Great Britain at junior level in mountain bike racing from the age of 13. In 2012, he was badly injured in a mountain bike accident and suffered severe injuries to his left leg, which made him eligible for para-cycling events as a C5 rider. After joining the para-cycling programme in 2013, his first taste of international success came in 2016, when he won his first global medal on the track – silver in the scratch race at the world championships in Montichiari. Gildea missed out on selection for Rio 2016, but he bounced back from that disappointment to claim the first rainbow jersey of his career with a stunning ride in the individual pursuit at the 2017 track world championships. A first world title was swiftly followed by a second, as Gildea added scratch race gold to his medal collection on the final day of those championships. One year later, Gildea once again showed his international class, winning individual pursuit silver at the 2018 track world championships in Rio. At the 2020 track world championships, Gildea broke his pursuit personal best on his way to a bronze medal. Jon now has his sights set on Olympic success in Tokyo.
Isabella is a World Cup medalist in Olympic Sailing turned Road Cyclist. A fan of hard, hilly road courses and time trials, Canadian rider Isabella is taking the next step as a cyclist - racing in Europe. Racing for the Women's Continental team InstaFund Racing, Isabella is excited for the new challenge of racing in the Women's peloton in some of cyclists biggest races, but with a "go with the flow" mindset. Having reached a career high world ranking of 2nd in the Women's One Person Olympic Sailboat, Isabella knows what it takes to get to the top in a sport, and is eager to see "how far I can make it in cycling."
As an aerodynamicist Dan is constantly looking for ways to go faster. Dan is the epitome of professionalism in his search for performance gains. In 2017 Dan won 9 national titles, 3 on the track and 6 on the road. This season with his team KGF Dan won the team pursuit at the World Cup in Minsk, this along with strong individual performances at the British Champs saw Dan earn a call up to represent Great Britain at the 2018 World Championships. He is also contesting his first major games representing England at the Commonwealths. Dan hold PBs of 17:24 (10 mile), 45:32 (25) and 1:36:23 (50) all of which are top 5 times on the all-time lists.
Zach has been an international badminton player from a young age playing for the England junior team from U13 through to U19. He is now in the early stages of his senior career, training full time at the national centre in Milton Keynes where he's been based for the last 18 months. Zach is already winning at senior level, taking home gold at the Polish international in 2019 which he backed up with a Welsh international silver. In 2020 he was 3rd at the National Championships qualifying him for the European championships. His goals are to be a part of the 2022 Commonwealth team in Birmingham and longer term to qualify for the Olympic Games. Zach currently holds a world ranking comfortably inside the top 75.