Fuel My Friday: Toni Shaw's Spaghetti Bolognese

2 Dec 2022

Fresh from the Para-Swimming Winter National Meet in Glasgow last weekend, Toni Shaw talked us through how she fuels her races with her Spaghetti Bolognese recipe. Take a look below to fuel your preparation like a World Champion, and power through competitions... 

Toni endured a solid weekend of performances at Tollcross in its short-course format, and the versatile athlete told us how her favourite pre-race meal is a staple part of her event preparation, providing the energy to perform at her best in competition.


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 200g Spaghetti or Pasta
  • 200g Beef Mince
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 50g Carrot
  • 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 200ml Beef Stock
Toni Shaw Madeira 2022
Toni Shaw, Madeira 2022


  1. Add olive oil and mince to a pan over a medium heat, brown all over and set aside.
  2. Dice your onion and fry until softened, add chopped garlic and grated carrot, fry for 2 mins and re-add your mince.
  3. Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and stir to combine, add stock and reduce heat, simmer for approximately 45 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions.
  5. Combine and serve as desired.
  6. Enjoy!!!

Check out our athletes' diverse range of recipe options across on the Fuel My Friday page HERE