Testimonials – Hear what others say

In early 2016 I decided to set my sights on  Kona qualification and wanted that edge to achieve it.  Following a conversation with Chris from VerinesVelo it was decided that we could work together to achieve my ambition.  The routine highs and lows of a triathlete would follow over the next two seasons and Chris would always be there, particularly through the lows, to get me through.  Racing a 70.3 in Bahrain in 2017 I finished 3rd AG, 4hrs 34mins, gaining qualification for 70.3 World Champs in South Africa, GB AG for the ITU Long Course World Champs in Denmark and the highlight was Kona qualification through the military category having finished first 40+ military.

Chris has been timely in producing and commenting on training programmes to enable not only progression in all disciplines but importantly to plan for family, essential as an Ironman triathlete.  Despite a bike crash Chris managed me through a hectic 92-day period which saw me compete in 3 World Championships and a 70.3 Inter Services event.  Finishing Kona in 10hrs 37mins is a memory I will cherish forever and it’s thanks to Chris for getting me there.

I would recommend Chris as a coach in a heartbeat.  To break our partnership was difficult following Kona but as I am planning to take a year out it was the right choice.  Chris can certainly make a difference in your training and help you achieve your goals.

Darren Priest

Nov 2018


I’ve been with Verinesvelo for the past season, In that time I must say that i have found working with Chris and the team a pleasure; I’ve always had feedback on all my sessions as well as advice as and when i have needed it. I’ve had two other coaches prior and neither of them were able to get the gains I’ve managed with Chris, My FTP has risen 18% as well as my Weight dropping 10%, In real world terms that has seen me go from outside the top 40 in a Small local race, to a top 15 in a national series event, As well as being ranked top 80 in the UK for my given Category. I’ve already committed to next years coaching, I’m confident that with VerinesVelo work, I’ll be able to reach the podium next season.
Ross – October 2015

I teamed up with Chris early in 2014, following two previous coaching experiences which were blighted by poor communication and late delivery of training plans. No such issues with Chris – communication was excellent, as one would hope, with high quality training plans consistently delivered on time and feedback likewise. In one season my 10 mile PB was cut by nearly 90 seconds – 21:43 in 2014, to 20:27 in 2015 (same course), 25 mile by nearly 150 seconds – 54:20 in 2014, to 52:43 in 2015 (same course), so the training was clearly very effective.I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris as a coach for the aspiring time-trialist – in fact I’m sure we’ll speak again one day if and when I think more seriously about delving into the world of triathlon. I’ll always owe a thanks to Chris @ VerinesVelo.com and look forward to a spin (and a pizza in his homemade outdoor oven!) in the French countryside one day soon.
Niall Todd, Cornwall