Gain scientific insight into your body’s training and race recovery times to help you improve your training and optimise performance.

During a long or hard race, the body sustains damage and becomes fatigued. It’s difficult to know when the damage has been repaired and the body is ready to start the next block of training. Starting too soon is a potential fatigue and overtraining risk, while taking too much time out can hinder your training plan.

This is where biomarker tracking comes in. Our Recovery profile consists of 3 finger prick blood test kits you can carry out at home which will help you to optimise your training. Here’s how it works:

  1. Establish your baseline numbers by providing the first sample a week before your race
  2. You collect your second blood sample 24 hours after your race
  3. Collect a third sample 2 weeks later

This provides you with insight into biomarkers associated with race recovery and fatigue which will help you to build up a picture of how your body recovers.

If you’ve already got a good understanding of your baseline numbers through previous regular testing, you can adapt this package by carrying out the third test either 1 week or 4 weeks after your race (instead of before).

This is the perfect profile for athletes who want a scientific insight into their own personal race recovery profile. This helps you to avoid overtraining and optimise your training plan to improve performance.

Test cost:
Test type: finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Key benefits when using Forth’s tracking service

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory


Tests can be done at home


Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test


Tested biomarkers
  • hs-CRP


Tested biomarkers
  • eGFR
  • Creatinine


Tested biomarkers
  • Cortisol (9am)


Tested biomarkers
  • Creatine Kinase

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard


See how a simple test can improve your performance...


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Test cost: £149.00

Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: finger prick

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