Testimonials

TrailBlazer Nutrition is tried and tested, here is what past users have had to say.

Overall, my thoughts on Trailblazer nutrition is money well spent. The Routeburn Classic was the very first adventure run I’d tackled and without Tom I would have been running blind. The nutrition guide helped my training improve. I was able to train harder for longer and recover faster too, which was a life saver when you’re training on a time schedule. Tom also included a race day break down on running times, fluid and gel consumptions all in an easy to remember timetable to help me reach my goal. Thanks Tom! You’ve been such a great help for this little runner.

Carly Ruggeri, Routeburn Classic, 2013


Hi Tom, Just a quick email to say THANK YOU for the great results I had from your nutrition plan. I did the Wellington marathon on Sunday under 4 hours! I honestly did not think it was possible after the disaster in Rotorua. Since my training was exactly the same as for Rotorua, the nutrition leading up to the race and during the race must have made all the difference... The las 5km was like a speed run, I had enough reserves to finish strong and I felt fantastic. So thanks again, I will definitely recommend you to anyone needing a nutrition plan!

Annie Jerling, Wellington Marathon, 2013

 


Hi Tom, Just wanted to say thank you so much for the nutritional plan for the Wellington Marathon. Deing my first marathon and knowing a lot about nutrition and its benefits with training and race day, it helped immensely. I smashed the time I was aiming to achieve by 6mins, completing it in 3hrs 34mins. I attribute a lot of that to the food & fluids I was eating/drinking, I had loads of energy throughout. Once again thank you very much.

Gary Spierling, Wellington marathon, 2013

 


Trailblazer Nutrition is absolutely fabulous! My time for my run was a lot better than I thought and I am 100% positive that was die to the wonderful and easy to follow program I got from Trailblazer Nutrition, thanks very much!

Gina Rutledge, Routeburn Classic, 2013

 


Thanks for the fantastic nutrition plan, you provide an excellent service! I have been putting it to good use and have already noticed an improvement in performance.  Thank you

Kat Bulk, Routeburn Classic, 2013

 


I was hesitant to get a Trailblazer Nutrition plan because I thought that I could get the information myself from friends or the internet.

 However I feel a Trailblazer nutrition plan can offer something to athletes of all levels and the big advantage of a Trailblazer plan is that it's personalised. Arming yourself with information tailored to your physique, your preferred supplements, your event and your goals can be invaluable. 

 Whether you're new to endurance events, or an elite athlete looking for an edge, the plan combines a thorough overview of exercise nutrition with practical advice. 

Tom Hills - 2011 London Marathon (2hrs 53min)


 

"Hi Tom, Just to let you know I followed your Carb Loading and race Nutrition plan for the Mototapu last weekend. My goal time was 2h30m and my race time was 2h24m. I am very happy with the result and feel that without your plan and guidance I would have struggled to achieve this result. I feel your plan is excellent value and your extra input was much appreciated. Thanks very much.

Brent Cunningham

Motatapu Mountain Bike 2012


Just thought I would flick you a quick message to let you know that the nutrition plan was a winner.
 No cramp and was full of energy for the entire race!! 
Bloody good work

Andy Rowden

Motatapu Mountain Bike 2012


Thankyou sooooo much.  I do believe the nutrition plan you sent through was alot of the reason I finished.  I do not eat and generally don't drink when I am running but I noticed a HUGE difference in myself this time.  Thankyou :)

Tania Tisdall

Motatapu marathon 2012

 


Thanks Tom, really helpful advice and glad I asked. I’ll continue to do all of what you suggested.

Carly Ruggeri, Routeburn Classic, 2013.


The plans that you did for last year’s CatWalk New York Marathon team were fantastic, we had lots of good feedback about it – and I heard “I wish we’d known that earlier” a lot!

Nicola Holmwood - CatWalk Events and Admin Co-ordinator, CatWalk Spinal Injury Trust

 


 

"You can train as much as you like, but without a decent nutrition plan you won't be making the most of all your effort. I highly recommend using Trailblazer Nutrition if you are planning on doing an endurance event"

Tim O'Brien - Triathalon


"The nutrition plan that Trailblazer Nutrition provided me kept me energised throughout my training. It meant I bounced back from my big training rides and I was more than ready for race day. Before the race I felt confident that I would achieve the goal I had set, and that was the case. It also meant that I recovered quickly after the race"

Trish - Round Taupo Cycle Challenge

 


"I found all the information useful and if I ever do another marathon I will definitely contact you"

Kate Lambie - New York marathon

 


 

The best thing about my plan was that it actually worked, I felt heaps better at the end of the race than I expected and I was running strongly. I was pretty surprised considering how bad I felt running shorter distances before I got the plan. 

I also really liked the example meal plans and recipes, I'm not really one for sitting down and calculating that all myself. I also found that I was able to train better, lose some weight, and recover better.

I would definitely recommend Trailblazer Nutrition. I don't think that you could do an ultra marathon without a good nutrition plan. Heaps of people don't finish ultra's and its usually fluid or energy related. A lot of people I talked to during the run had trained a lot harder and done more milage, but didn't finish because they got their nutrition wrong. 

Inia Raumati - 2011 NorthFace 100km (15hrs 58min)

 


"I tried following the race nutrition plan on my long training on Saturday, and noticed a huge difference in my energy levels and pace (I wasn't consciously trying to achieve 'race pace', but was only a few seconds-per-km off my goal!), so that has been worth the price of the plan alone"

Laura - Wellington Marathon 2012