Rio Olympic 10,000m runner Beth Potter tells AW what is on her weekly shopping list


I have these for breakfast most mornings. They are fortified with vitamins and minerals and a good source of iron.

They are good for afternoon snacking. I eat them a lot.

Myprotein Vanilla Whey Protein

I love the flavour of this protein supplement. It’s so easy to add it into a banana smoothie for an extra protein boost after a hard session. It has an 82% protein content so doing that definitely helps me recover and get ready for the next day of training.


These are a staple part of my diet. I love them and they are packed with vitamin E and healthy fats.

For lunch, I’ll have one mashed up with eggs on toast or sometimes chopped up through a kale salad.


This is definitely my treat, although I try to steer clear of the milky and highly sweetened varieties.

My favourite is dark chocolate with added sea salt – it’s amazing. And there’s a lot of evidence suggesting small amounts of dark chocolate aid performance.


I work as a teacher on top of my hard training schedule so it’s a necessity to get an energy boost some days. I have coffee every morning and in the afternoon at work. I also like to use it pre-race for a caffeine boost.