Chris Standidge

HEAD COACH

Personal highlights…

2018 Ironman 70.3 AG World Champion

2018 35-39 AG winner Challenge the Championship

2018 Ironman PB time of 08:58 in 2017

2017 IM Florida 4th Overall,

2017 2nd in AG Challenge Lisboa

2017 AG Champion IM Florida, 4th Overall

2017 IM Edinburgh 70.3 35-39 Age Group Champion

2016 IM Bahrain 70.3 Overall Age Group Champion AG 35-39

2015 European Olympic Distance Champion

2015 IM Staffs & Dublin 70.3 Overall Age Group Champion

Chris first started triathlon over 23 years ago racing for the GB Junior Team between 1995 and 1998. The sport has evolved significantly since those early years, and Chris has enjoyed developing himself alongside the fast pace of development. He has been coached himself by some of the top coaches in the sport, developing his knowledge and experience over a long history of training and racing that has taken him all over the world. Chris’ racing has all been done whilst working full time so understands the challenges of fitting in training around work, family and other commitments so he builds a plan around your current lifestyle. Chris has immensely enjoyed coaching athletes to the next level, whatever the starting point, and is now proud to be coaching 5 Kona Qualifiers and multiple GB Age Group Team Members and IM Age Group Podium Winners.

Career highlights include IM Bahrain 70.3 Overall Age Group Champion and 11th overall including the pros posting a 3:57 for the distance, and other overall Age Group wins at IM Staffs 70.3, Dublin 70.3, and Challenge Lisbon, plus European Olympic Distance Champ in the 35-39 age group in 2015.

Meet Chris

I am 38 and live just outside of Chester. Living on the edge of Delamere Forest gives me great access to trails for running and country lanes for biking with minimal traffic. Despite not really having a sporty family as a youngster, I grew up from the age of 6 in my local swimming club, before moving to running through high school and then finding triathlon in my later teens. It means sport has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember.

Whilst triathlon takes up a large part of my time, we like to relax by taking my dog Jess out for walks, eating out and my biggest passion which is travelling. Most holidays are taken up with races and training camps these days, but I try every year to visit a new place and enjoy a week or so away from the routine of training. 

Being coached by Chris…

Testimonials

Read what our athletes have to say about being coached by TTT. Click on each testimonial to read the full story.

GAYNOR BECKETT, ATHLETE 45-50 AG,- “TTT on making lockdown easy, fun & hard work all at the same time. How was this possible?”    READ MORE >>
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TTT on making lockdown easy, fun & hard work all at the same time. How was this possible ?


The TTT coaches used their creative minds & expert knowledge of Zwift & indoor training to swiftly deliver spot on training programmes for their athletes from inception of the lockdown. This included coached led Zwift interval training 3 times a week at various times in the day to suit all their athletes. Weekend endurance rides, setting up the amazing WTLR individual & team Zwift time trials, popping in a bi-monthly 5k run off the individual TT.


The run programmes were well thought out & the instructions for those athletes on furlough not to get carried away & over train was firmly but politely communicated in the best interests of all.


The coaches have to manage many different abilities across their 300 plus coach athletes but moreover manage many different personalities. It’s been a personal development journey for them all towards achieving this, however they have done it well & brought the TTT athletes together in what is generally a very individual sport.


Their collective professional teamwork during this lockdown has shown their current athletes why they are worth paying for. They are a good lot who just happen to know their triathlon stuff with the ability to apply it, not only get the best results for their athletes but also to keep their athletes motivated during unprecedented times such Covid -19.


Gold star for all .. no coaching fees holiday required!

BETRAND FONTAINE, -“From our first introduction call, Chris has been focused on what matters and works for me as an individual, taking into consideration my aspirations as an athlete but also the day-to-day reality of work and everyday life. ”    READ MORE >>
bertrand fontaine

From our very first introduction call, Chris has been focused on what matters and works for me as an individual, taking into consideration my aspirations as an athlete but also the day-to-day reality of work and everyday life. As a professional athlete and successful competitor, he brings a wealth of experience and understands the specific demands of the sport and what needs to be done to achieve them. Chris genuinely cares about his athletes and continuously seeks to find ways to see them improve, whether through data analysis and physiological assessments or simply his relentless availability. It can be as simple as a motivational text on race morning but knowing that someone is 100% there with you is an incredible driver to go the extra mile. Next to the coach & athlete relationship, I also came to realize the value of the broader Total Tri Team group. While triathlon can often be a very individual sport, I can’t quantify how much being part of a community of self-minded athletes has helped with motivation and goal-setting.

MARTIN VON ALLEMAN,- “Communication has been key in our success, his programs are tailor made to fit my lifestyle.  In this short time working together we’ve found a system that’s been working for my body and seen massive gains in performance.”    READ MORE >>
martin von alleman triathlon

I remember our first chat a year and a bit ago about joining the team. We discussed my future goals, current results, successes and some health issues I have been struggling with. He advised we start with a week to week plan, tweak things here and there pending on session outcome but keep giving feedback on feeling until he was happy with his findings. Communication has been key in our success, his programs are tailor made to fit my lifestyle. In this short time working together we’ve found a system that’s been working for my body and seen massive gains in performance. I’ve learnt a lot from Chris and leave all the numbers, graphs and algorithms for him to analyse. Something I know very little about. The journey has certainly been rewarding.


Thank you Chris.

EMILY JEVONS, -“Its hard to keep everyone motivated with no race goals in sight, but TTT has created a stronger community feel than ever before, with many more athletes/coaches communicating virtually on a regular basis.”   READ MORE >>

TTT has had to adapt during lockdown to accommodate many athletes still needing a training routine to provide some normality! It's hard to keep everyone motivated with no race goals in sight, but TTT has created a stronger community feel than ever before, with many more athletes/coaches communicating virtually on a regular basis! Overall, TTT feels more connected than ever and I hope these changes continue.

COLIN CARTWRIGHT, ATHLETE,- “Chris designed a plan that fit my schedule without taking over my life.  So far, my bike performance increase from 220w to over 275w and my steady HR run pace drop from 9.40min mile to 8 min mile in 10 weeks.”    READ MORE >>

Having raced internationally in kayaking for many years, I was keen to explore new challenges and contacted Total Tri Training.

I spoke with Chris, and we quickly set a plan around my busy life with two young children and two online businesses.

Chris designed a plan that fit my schedule without taking over my life. So far, my bike performance increase from 220w to over 275w and my steady hr run pace drop from 9.40min mile to 8min mile in 10 weeks.

Total Tri Training is a World Class setup that i highly recommend to anyone at any level interested in, multisport events.

SHAUN GILMOUR , -” TTT have created a training environment that is inclusive irrespective of your ability. ”    READ MORE >>
Tri-bike-Shaun-Gilmor

"TTT have created a training environment that is inclusive irrespective of your ability. The way they engage with athletes ensures that you feel both supported and stretched from a development point of view. The coached group sessions through discord have been the biggest motivator for me personally and i'm now achieving and holding power numbers on the bike that I thought were beyond me."

LAURA FAIRHURST, GB ATHLETE AG 40-45 – "I totally trust his training plan and his knowledge is so extensive, I feel very confident to hit each training session as he requires as a result. " READ MORE>>

Laura-Fairhurst-run

Having been a competitive triathlete in 2010-14, I had a break from triathlon, but decided I wanted to start competing again, I asked Chris to start coaching me.

I can not believe what great gains I have made in all 3 disciplines already. His programmes are dynamic and extremely specific to me and my up-and-coming competitions and also my athlete physiology.

I was suffering from numerous reoccurring injuries when I started my training with Chris. He was extremely cautious on his approach to bringing me back to running, he used the other disciplines to keep my fitness through my rehab and now I am back to full running fitness I have come back stronger than ever in a relatively short amount of time.

I have struggled in the past with coaching as I am the type of athlete who will do more than is asked of me and I don’t ease back enough. Chris has taught me the importance of training within zones and resting when necessary. As a result I am literally flying in terms of my performance and results.

I totally trust his training plan and his knowledge is so extensive, I feel very confident to hit each training session as he requires as a result.

There are times when life is busy or perhaps am not feeling myself, Chris is very in tune to when my performance may seem slightly out and wants to address the issue and help to get me back on track.

I have seriously never had such great gains from any coach like I have got with being coached by Chris before. Being part of the TTT family I feel has really changed my life for the better and I am so excited with what next year is going to bring with regards to my racing.