Skype Consultations

Book your Skype consultation with our sports dietitian. Tom Shand is a highly qualified sports dietitian with practical experience from his own endurance activities. This service includes:

  • - A nutrition needs assessment
  • - Practical advice to help you achieve your goals
  • - A written nutrition plan (emailed)
  • - Email contact to answer any further questions


Event Nutrition Plans

A Trailblazer Nutrition Plan is a great option for your next endurance event. This comprehensive plan will take into account your physical characteristics, competition and training schedule, event type, event goals, nutrition environment, and current nutrition practise. This plan is easy to follow plan and will drive your body to perform better than ever before. 

  • This whole process has been streamlined to make it as easy as possible for you to achieve your endurance potential, but if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Trailblazer Values

Trailblazer Nutrition is the culmination of our passion for sport, sports nutrition, and endurance events. We are proud of our nutrition plans and our aim is to make expert sports nutrition available to every weekend warrior and elite athlete.

Our core beliefs are as follows:

Everyone should have access to sports nutrition advice

Sports nutrition is simple, natural, and does not require expensive pills, potions, or fad diets

Sports nutrition should be personalised and the nutrition plan should work around the individual, rather than the individual working around the nutrition plan.

We are constantly refining our plans in order to bring out the best in you, no matter what your time constraints or budget may be. We know your plan will make a difference. You will train better, perform better, and get more out of your endurance event experience and sport. We are so confident that one of our personalised plans will work for you that if you don't notice a difference in training or race day, we will refund your money.


Posted by Imogen Inglis on 20 January 2015

Hi, my name is Imogen Inglis. I am 28 years old and one day, maybe a little naively, I decided to take on Challenge Wanaka Ironman. I have always liked the idea of doing an ironman and ticking it off my bucket list, the actual concept of completing the training to ensure I was “match day fit” wasn’t even a consideration.

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Countdown to Challenge Wanaka

Posted by Bridget Irving on 18 September 2013

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My name is Bridget, I decided to enter the Wanaka Challenge Half Ironman a few months ago and have been chipping away at training since. During the day I work as a solicitor which keeps me pretty busy. I am married to Jesse and we have a Spoodle called Oscar who is awesome. Our weeks are pretty busy with work etc, we also spend a fair few of our weekends in Central Otago. I am not good at getting up early in the morning for training and I get cranky if I don’t get enough sleep!

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Preparing for the Coast to Coast

Posted by Tom Newcomb on 2 February 2017

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Approach to Coast To Coast

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Race day practice

Posted by on 29 January 2015

Leanings from an amateur ironman

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Posted by Tom Shand on 8 November 2012



I'm Tom Shand, a dietitian for Trailblazer Nutrition. This blog that I will be writing on Trailblazer's website is going to be about my nutritional and training journey to completing a northern hemisphere spring marathon. I've got my eye on the London marathon 2014, but need to confirm a starting spot in that, which isn't a walk in the park.

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Lessons from an almost bonk

Posted by Bridget Irving on 20 October 2013

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This weekend was Spring Challenge weekend. Spring Challenge is an all woman adventure race run by Nathan Favae and wife Jodie. There are 3, 6 or 10 hour options each involving a combination of running/hiking, mountain biking and rafting. This year the event was held in Gibbston Valley near Queenstown. It is the 3rd year I have competed in it.

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The value of support

Posted by Imogen Inglis on 3 February 2015

Last week’s key learning is – Don’t underestimate your support crew!

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The experiment

Posted by Tom Shand on 2 September 2013


Blog 2 – The experiment

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The everyday improvements

Posted by Tom Shand on 2 October 2013

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As I stated last blog, I am starting on a journey to getting my nutrition bang on so that I can achieve my London marathon goals.

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Pre-race jitters

Posted by Imogen Inglis on 16 February 2015

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Key Learning – Pre-race jitters are normal

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