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Elisabeth Kilcourse

Triathlon

Elisabeth is a qualified GP and doctor doing further training in Sports and Exercise Medicine based in Manchester. Outside of work she competes in both running and triathlon events.

Elisabeth Kilcourse

“I started using Forth Edge because of recurrent injuries as well as balancing training alongside a busy job I wanted the reassurance I was getting the training balance right. In addition to this I have Coeliac Disease and so I want to be sure my iron and vitamin D levels especially are ok. To date my blood results have all been very good which gives me the reassurance I am at least getting my fuelling and training balance right. ”

Lis started out as a competitive swimmer as a teenager and then continued swimming throughout her years at medical school. Whilst pursuing her medical career she took up running for fitness and as a stress relief from a busy job, taking part in several half and full marathons over this time. However, night shifts and busy on call rotas as a junior doctor meant that sport was something that was squeezed into the day. 

In 2017, she completed the London Marathon in under 3 hours despite working in A&E at the time; at this time she decided to start to add structure to her training as she started work as a GP. For two years she  competed over short distance running events; 1500m/3k/5k. Unfortunately due to multiple injuries she kept finding herself back in the pool, loving swimming again after a ten year break. She also found a love for open water swimming! 

In late 2020, as a challenge to herself in the global pandemic, she decided to buy a bike and take up cycling with a view of getting into triathlons. This year she has competed in triathlons, running and even swimming competitions (again!), never looking back!

Elisabeth is using our Female Hormone Mapping test to learn more about her hormones and how this can help monitor her health and training load.

elisabeth's Favourites

Q. What is your pre-competition meal?

A. Rice porridge with apple peanut butter, milk, blueberries and honey

Q. What is your go-to treat?

A. I don’t really see foods as treats, but I do enjoy a coffee and cake with a friend

Q. Favourite music for motivation?

A. Anything Afrobeats/RnB/Hiphop my partner was a DJ back in the day and can usually find me a good playlist to get me going through a hard session

Q. What Superhero would you be?

A. Wonder Woman

Career Highlights

2020 Greater Manchester 1 mile swim 2020
2021 Boundary Breeze Sprint Triathlon
2021 Mid Cheshire 5k April - 17.35
2017 London Marathon - 2.59.52
2018 Manchester Half Marathon - 1.22.49
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