Sport of Choice: Running
I qualified at the University of Stellenbosch in 1999. After 3 years of student training and lecturing, I started to work at Grootte Schuur hospital where I was promoted to Principal Dietitian. At this State hospital, I gained valuable experience in critical care, trauma, surgery, cancer, eating disorders and internal medicine.
After starting a family, I resigned at the hospital and start to locum at Vergelegen Nutrition Centre, where my focus was on the nutritional management of renal patients, athletes and disordered eating. In 2009 I opened a practice in the Strand, where I mainly saw overweight and insulin resistant patients.
I live in the Strand and are married to Wilhelm, a Town planner and the love of my live. I am blessed with three daughters. Motherhood is the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I received my first pair of running shoes when I was 12 years old and since then love running. I use to run marathons, but now prefer trail running. I run with Merrells and Vivo Barefoot Trail freaks. Jessie, our 18-month old border collie is my new running partner. I love to run with her on the beach and cool off afterwards in the Atlantic ocean. The most beautiful race I have ever done, was Run-the-Berg in the Drakensberg and the race I enjoyed most, was the Two Oceans Trail run. I am currently preparing for a half-marathon in Northern Italy in July.
Articles of Interest from Tanelle Schutte
Matching the nutrient requirements of a specific event to the physiological demands and practical limitations
When I started to participate in endurance events, I used to carbo-load 3 days before the event. Those glucose polymer powders tasted terrible, but I really thought I did not have an alternative. As a result, I started races feeling bloated, heavy and even hungry! ...