Welcome to the first series of the Endurance podcast with myself Mark Beaumont. I’m joined on many of the episodes by my friend and performance manager Laura Penhaul.We started recording these conversations as a research project for my new book, also called ‘Endurance’ & published by Global Cycling Network – so you can find many of these conversations written up in the ‘Wise Words’ sections of the book. The Endurance podcast is focussed on meeting the sports scientists, the support staff, the researchers, the entrepreneurs – the people you will rarely have heard of - but who are the experts at supporting endurance athletes and are at the forefront of endurance sports. I started my endurance journey 25 years ago as a 12-year-old boy cycling across Scotland, and I recently pedalled around the planet at the pace of 240 mile a day. Laura has been a physiotherapist at 4 Paralympic & Olympic Games, led the first female crew to row the Pacific Ocean and lead my Performance team for the ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ race. Young or old, female or male – I believe that endurance is the greater leveller in sport...



Episode 12 - with Sophie Killer and Rebecca Dent

Dr Sophie Killer is the Lead Performance Nutritionist for British Athletics and Rebecca Dent is a High-Performance Dietitian with a keen focus on adventure and endurance sports.

Dr Sophie Killer is Performance Nutrition consultant in elite sport, having worked as the Head of Performance Nutrition at Tottenham Hotspur FC and as a senior member of the English Institute of Sport Performance Nutrition team. Sophie was the Lead Nutritionist for British Athletics, supporting the Olympic and Paralympic Track and; Field team throughout the Rio 2016 Games and continues to work in Athletics in a consultancy role in the lead up to the Tokyo Games. Sophie has gained a wealth of experience working with a wide range of elite athletes from cyclists, runners, ultra endurance athletes, triathletes and extreme sports athletes through to team sports, including leading the nutrition service for British Basketball during the London 2012 Olympic Games and having spent 5 seasons working in Premier League Football.

Sophie completed her PhD in Exercise Metabolism & Performance Nutrition at Loughborough University and continues to engage in research through numerous collaborations. She holds a Visiting Fellowship in Sports Nutrition at Loughborough University where she is involved in PhD supervision and sessional lecturing. She has 15 publications to date, sits on the Editorial Board of the BioMed Central Nutrition Journal, is a Review Editor for Frontiers in Nutrition and is an invited reviewer for the EJSS, IJSNEM and IJSPP.


Rebecca describers her job as helping you choose the right foods to eat based on your lifestyle choices, sporting endeavours or epic adventures, but above all to help you achieve your best health.

@sophie_killer and @Rebecca_Dent on Twitter


 2020-12-17  1h40m