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Nutrition and Supplements Night! Everything you need to know

What a great night it’s been on the Sports Sandwich tonight! If you missed it, don’t worry. You can listen again by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page 🙂

Tonight we decided to run with a nutrition and supplement theme. The three guests we bought in we’re all coming from different angles but there seemed to be two words that cropped up from all three “balanced” and “sustainable.”

Firstly we had personal trainer Marie Halls. Marie spoke about her role and how she listens to her clients needs and tailors their nutritional requirements to what they want to achieve. Marie gave us her advice on what to eat pre-workout and post-workout and how to prepare for upcoming events. The need for a balanced diet is imperative when taking on any form of fitness training or weight loss program which ties in with Sport Across Staffordshire’s Move More In May campaign and StaffordFM’s Sports Fitness Challenge. Find out more here:

Our second was Terri Rigby who spoke passionately for the need to include supplements in a everyday balanced diet. She dispelled some of the myths around supplements and the bad press they have previously received. The supplements she spoke about are all 100% natural products and are all 100% manufactured in-house. Terri will be running workshops at friends of The Sports Sandwich, The Nicky Snazell Pain Clinic. Find out more here: and

To round off the evening we had an inspirational lady in the studio, Jackie Holland who has lost 7.5 stone using the Slimming World Free Food Program. Jackie is now inspiring many others to do the same as group leader at local workshops here in Stafford. She proved that its not about cutting out all the things you love its about having a balanced diet using the Free Foods Guide. Find out more here:

If you would like to listen again to any of these interviews then follow the link

Nutrition Special Sports Sandwich by Leah Claire on Mixcloud

Stafford Road Club

We interviewed the Alistair the Chairman from Stafford Road Club along with Wendy who is heading up the new ladies sessions on a Wed night. To listen to the interview again, just click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Stafford Road Club
Stafford Road Club established over 70 years
ago and now has over 180
members. Promotes and leads rides for all abilities.
Has club rides
on Monday Wed Sat and Sunday 52 weeks a year. Has weekly Time
events from March through till October and promted several road
each year. An average weekly programme is shown below with links to
the website for more details. Guest riders are
welcome (guest
riders from link and
membership is
open all year round

Monday night rides –
6.45 Steady pace along lanes west of Stafford
arrive back approx. 8:15. Start
from the layby in front of the old
windmill, on the roundabout opposite
Stafford College.

Tuesday & or Wednesday 7pm Club Time Trials open to all –
on local
courses close to Stafford Full

Café stop group steady ride 40—50 miles.
9:15am Tempo group 50—60 miles, 16mph
7pm Women’s Ride – tempo pace 1.5hrs

– 7pm turbo class – Oct to April (winter training classes)

Saturday morning ride from the Rugby Club – 30 miles at a
steady pace approx
10:30 Jets Go Ride – cycling for 7-15year olds – Rowley Park –
Café stop ride, meets 22 miles at a steady pace approx 13mph.
Ideal ride for
new riders – from Rugby Club

Club Rides— all rides start from the
Rugby Club at 9:00am
Group 1 – Café stop group 50–60 miles with stop, 14/15 mph
This group ride does not take place every week mainly subject to
Group 2 – 60-70 miles with no stop, 15/16mph average.
Group 3 –
60-70 miles with no stop, 17/18mph average
Group 4 – 60–100 miles with no stop
at 17mph+
Road Races – Sunday or Thursday nights

Women’s Ride

Now that the evenings are getting lighter Stafford Road Club will
running another female tempo paced training session. This will start
Wednesday evening 13th May and run every week apart from the 3rd
June until the
12th August. The session will start at 19:00 the Mill
in Stafford opposite
Salisbury’s car park and be led by Wendy

The ride will be about
1.5hrs long building to 20miles on a hilly
route out towards Stone. The focus
will be building pace on hill
climbs and pushing your normal riding pace from
15mph to 19-20mph
average and working as a team. Please bring lights with you
and high
visable clothing.

The ride is open to non club members who
maybe interrested in joining
a club and will not go if it is heavy rain. Please
contact Wendy on
[email protected] if you are interrested. If you are very
new to
cycling and want to have some coaching first please
visit for an
free coaching option ran by Stafford Borough Council and
County Council.

107.3 StaffordFM Sports Sandwich – 5/5/15 – Stafford Road Club by Matt Sargeant on Mixcloud