About

Independent and personal running and triathlon coaching for achieving your goals in all levels of Triathlon and all types of running.

Michelle and Chris live near Chippenham in Wiltshire, with their 3 children. They are both PhD scientists, with an analytical approach to coaching. Chris and Michelle have a phenomenal zest for life and all things endurance, they live and breathe their sports. Both are members of the Chippenham Harriers and Chippenham Wheelers. In addition, Chris has recently set up the now thriving Chippenham Triathlon club. Michelle regularly coaches interval sessions at Chippenham Harriers, and set-up a weekly Physical Preparation session at the club. Chris can be found poolside coaching the older triathletes and trackside with his youth and Tristars squad.

Michelle has 8 years experience in coaching. She is a UK Athletics Coach in the South West Endurance mentoring network, with additional qualifications in Physical Preparation (Strength & Conditioning) and a Professional Diploma in Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutrition. She is an experienced endurance runner competing for her county in cross-country, track and road events and in several championship and elite starts over the marathon and half marathon distance, with PBs of marathon 2:59, half-marathon 1:20 and 10k 37:10. Recently Michelle has recently discovered ultra running, and landed podium positions in 50k, 72k, 80k and 100k distances. Michelle was coached herself by Alex Stanton, coach to Paula Radcliffe, so has a great understanding of the needs of an athlete in training. She was also coached by the legends Harry Wilson and Pete Atkinson. Michelle has trained and competed in Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon events, recently winning her age group and swam competitively in her teens for Devon.

Chris has been coaching for running and triathlon for 12 years. He is UKA Level 2 qualified Coach and a Triathlon Level 2 Coach, with experience of coaching triathletes at all levels including children, novices and experienced triathletes. Chris has a pedigree in athletics, cross-country, track and endurance running with PBs of 2:34 marathon, 69 min half-marathon and 31:50 10k. In 2004 Chris took on the wider challenge of triathlon, with highlights of competing for Great Britain as an age grouper in the World Duathlon Championships 2011, the 2015 World Triathlon Championships and European Triathlon Championships in 2016. Chris has also completed both half and full Ironman distance events, with Ironman Germany in a time of 10:08 and Ironman Wales this year, 2016, in 10:37.