Chris McNamara is one of the most respected and renowned riders within the cycling community. This respect comes from his achievements both on and off the bike. When it comes to knowledge and experience within the sport, you will be hard pushed to find someone with more impressive credentials than Chris. Racing since he was a schoolboy, you name it, he’s been there and done it. Notably, he has won a stage of the Tour of the South, the Surrey League 5 day, and been South-East regional champion. To accompany these, Chris has more than 60 open time trial wins!
As a coach, Chris has been with trainSharp since 2013. Along the way he has helped hundreds of riders across the spectrum from novice to world tour, to achieve their own cycling aspirations. His genuine passion for cycling and sports performance translates into his coaching ethos, where consistency is everything and hard work and application trump talent, ultimately all pushing to improve your performance.
As a rider, where do you begin! Chris is a coach who absolutely practices what he preaches. Because of this, he is now going faster than he ever has before, at the age of 46! In Chris’s case age is certainly no barrier, and he is evidence of this. When asked what his biggest cycling achievement is, he didn’t cite any of the usual platitutes about the number of wins under his belt, he said, ‘My biggest achievement is that I am still enjoying my cycling after all this time’.
Additionally, Chris is a road race and time trialling guru. It has often been said that he should write a book! As a master tactician on the road, you’ll often see and hear him giving advice to his coached riders during races, proactively influencing their performances and results in real time. That is priceless. Not only that, but the chances are that if you have a particular race coming up, whether that’s a road race or time trial, Chris has probably done it, which gives him a rare and fairly unique perspective and ability to provide invaluable insight into how things need to play out for the best result.