Class of 2007

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Debra Tranter

City & country of residence
Mansfield, United Kingdom

My work
Dietitian for the NHS

My current sports nutrition practice
Volunteer work with the British Olympic Elite Taekwondo Athletes.

My goals in sports nutrition
1. To work with the British Olympic Elite Taekwondo Athletes on a professional basis. 2. To do some specific research into Taekwondo and nutrition. 3. To go to the 2008 Beijing Olympics with the GB Taekwondo team and help them win gold

My own sporting background
Past: Marathon running, Squash, weight training. Present: 1. Black belt in Taekwondo, previous British patterns champion (in the veterans category). Instructor. 2. The occasional run and gym in between working fulltime, studying, running a Taekwondo club and looking after a family but my main excuse is I'm getting too old (I know it's no excuse but I'm sticking to it). Future: Take my 2nd Dan and just get fit again

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
England winning Germany 5-1. Kelly Holmes- No question.

My favourite foods
Indian, traditional Sunday roast and Red wine.

Other things of interest about me
I only qualified as a Dietitian 18 months ago at the ripe old age of 47. My passion has always been sport and nutrition but I was unable to follow my dreams until now. Reading the discussion forum you all have so much more experience and qualifications th