Training Load

Over-training is every athletes nightmare. Fatigue, illness, and poor performance are all outcomes of over-training, and the only solution is weeks and in extreme cases months of rest. This is where biomarker tracking can help. Our Training Load profile measures the body’s key indicators for stress, inflammation and immunity, giving you scientific insight into whether you are doing too much and need to ease off before it’s too late. 

This profile is ideal for those who are involved in frequent and intense training and want to monitor their body’s stress load to enable them to improve their training plan and avoid long-time outs.

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
  • White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
  • Ferritin


Tested biomarkers
  • hs-CRP


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...

As a working mum, I often find myself training ‘tired’ as the demands of day-to-life take their toll. Forth Edge has enabled me to gain a valuable insight into what is happening 'under the surface’, so it is possible for me to adapt my training and lifestyle to get the very most out of each and every race.

Kate Allan, Time TrIal Cyclist & Finley’s Mum


As a professional triathlete I put my body through a lot of stress. Some weeks involve over 30 hours of training and at the end of a block of training I expect a lot from myself. I respond to visible markers of fatigue and blunted immune function by adapting my training, however by working with Forth I’ve been able to get a better insight into my health, my fitness and my fatigue levels. This allows my to more accurately adapt my training load and get more out of the work I’m putting in. Ultimately it allows me to load my training at the right times and therefore race at my best.

Susie Cheetham, Professional triathlete


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Test cost: £79.00

Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: finger prick

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