Coaches

All of our coaches at Total Tri come from a variety of backgrounds each bringing with them an individual set of skills and experience to the team.  We will be able to tailor your training to the coach that best suits your goals, ambitions and needs.

Meet our coaches……

CHRIS STANDIDGE – Head Coach
Location: Chester, Northwest UK 

Chris first started triathlon over 20 years ago racing for the GB Junior Team between 1995 and 1998 and is still racing at the very top of the sport, turning Pro Triathlete in 2018 after becoming 70.3 AG world champion. Read more >>

PHIL MURPHY – Head Coach
Location: Chester, Northwest UK

Coming to triathlon from a strong cycling background, Phil found early success in the sport qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii at his first attempt over the distance. He has since gone on to have more success over all distances from sprint to long course triathlon.  Read more >>

BETH HUGHES
Location: Surrey, South East UK

Beth is a BTF level 2 qualified coach and holds a Sports Science degree.  A keen sportswoman her whole life she discovered triathlon in her 30’s and this was her first foray into endurance sport.  She has seen a rapid improvement with multiple GB Age Group qualifications at both Sprint and Olympic distance.   Read more >>

CLAIRE SUTCLIFFE
Location: Wrexham, Wales

Claire is a BTF Level 3 qualified coach, L3 Personal Trainer and a Sports Massage Therapist and has been coaching Triathlon since 2009. Claire is a regular coach for Chester Triathlon Club and can often be found pool side at technique swim and also freezing her butt off on the side of the running track on a Wednesday night!  Read more >>

ANDY HAMILTON
Location: Chester, Northwest UK 

Andy is an IRONMAN certified coach and a BTF Level 2 qualified triathlon coach. He coaches at Chester Triathlon Club and has a strong swim coaching background in technique and swim analysis.  Andy has been racing triathlon since 2006 and coaching since 2012.  Read more >>

NICK ROSE
Location: Warrington, Northwest UK

Nick is based in Warrington, Cheshire, a fantastic location to train and live, with a strong base of North West athletes in the area it’s certainly good for training with like-minded athletes.  He has competed in the sport for over 17 years having completed 18 Ironman races all over the world.  Read more >>


TONY CLARKE
Location: Chester, Northwest U

Tony did his first triathlon back in 2003 but after a few years it got put on the back burner due to the increasing pressure of family and work. Having got back into the sport in 2011, he went to Kona as a spectator and decided that he wanted to come back to the big island as a competitor.  Read more >>

ZOE MCLENNAN (Run coach)
Location: Chester, Northwest UK
Perfect for: Ultra running, marathon, half marathon, first timers to advanced runners

Zoe is our specific run coach helping runners of all levels.  Her strengths are in endurance running racing at half, full and ultra marathon distances on both road and off road.  Zoe enjoys working with new runners who are just finding their feet in the sport through to seasoned runner looking to better their pb times and find their true potential. Read more >>

GAVIN ROGERS
Location: Warrington, Northwest UK.

Gavin has been coaching triathletes of all abilities for over 16 years and has a level 3 British triathlon coaching qualification.  Gavin has over 4000 hrs of 1-1 swim coaching with video analysis in an endless pool as well as in the swimming pool. He is also qualified as a level 3 personal trainer and sports massage therapist. Read more >>