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TrainSharp | Testimonials & Endorsements

Endorsements and Testimonials

First of all we would like to thank all the riders who contributed to this section, hopefully their words and experiences will encourage you to contact us. As you can see we have endorsements from some of the countries top sportsmen and women, as well as testimonials from people who whilst they may not be professional athletes, still want to train like one. We’ve also had some praise from the UK’s biggest cycling publications, see magazine features to read what they said.

Professional Endorsements

Adam Blythe

Adam is one of Britain’s leading road riders. He is the current British Elite Road Race Champion and rides at World Tour level for the Tinkoff Pro Cycling Team alongside World Champion Peter Sagan.

 

Some Words from Adam…

Although I am still young I have been a Pro for a number of years. Having raced in Belgium and ridden with Philippe Gilbert at BMC, I thought I knew most things about training and how to prepare for specific goals and targets.

I am the first to admit that I have never been very good at following a program and often prefer to do my own thing. So when I joined NFTO Pro-Cycling last year and heard we had coaching from Jon and Trainsharp it didn’t really mean a great deal to me.

Initially we spoke on the phone a few times and I though ok Jon has some good ideas but that was about as far as it went. Then the racing started in the UK and I realised what I had been previously doing in training did not suit the UK scene. I was not performing as I wanted and could not see a clear way forward.

Sean Yates took me to one side and we had a really good and frank discussion about my future as a bike rider. Sean said I should really give Jon and Trainsharp a chance and follow their guidance.

Well you can’t really ignore Sean so I got back in contact with Jon and I am really happy that I did.

Jon and Trainsharp have a unique way of delivering advice and training sessions that really suited me, they were able to adapt to my needs and I became more open to trying new things as a result.

The “Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic” was my big goal of the year. I knew it would put me back on the map if I could achieve a good result so I worked closely with Jon to ensure I arrived at the race in the best shape possible.

The day was super tough but I arrived at the finish fresh enough to really think about my tactics in the final km.

The rest as they say is history…

Amy Forshaw

Amy is a Professional Triathlete who races with great success in Ironmans & 70.3 events as well as the odd Duathlon (Amy finished 3rd in the 2013 British Duathlon Championships) and Time-Trial…

Amy has recently added 1st place in Iron Man Wales (which is often referred to as one of the hardest Ironman races in the world) to her ever growing Palmares.

Some Words from Amy…

It was a couple of years ago when I first contacted Trainsharp as I needed my SRM battery changing and re-calibrating. I received an excellent service and from that point Jon and the team have been extremely supportive. They have helped me with bike fits, bike maintenance and fitness testing.

The 2013 UK Ironman was my first Ironman and Jon’s advice on pacing was really helpful and really helped my result where I came third women overall.

This year I had a big crash and destroyed my bike. Jon spent a lot of time with me working out what bike frames would fit me best (given I am a small woman). This advice was invaluable in ensuring that I bought a frame that could be made to optimise my position on the bike.

I will be taking part in a more time trials next season because I believe this will improve my cycling a great deal for Triathlons. I am really looking forward to working with the Trainsharp team to help me get even faster and more efficient on the bike.

Bronwen Ewing

Jon has coached Bronwen for the last three seasons (this being her fourth season under Trainsharp’s guidance).

 

Some Words from Bronwen…

In my first year of Time-Trialling I decided to coach myself. Blessed with very little in the common sense department I finished the season totally exhausted and frustrated at the lack of improvement and results.

Jon is well known and respected within the local Time-Trial community and I decided to contact him. Although a little sceptical at first I immediately saw big improvements, for a lot less training time.

Jon and his team provide an individual service …..up to date with all the current developments and a great understanding of the science behind them. I firmly believe that from a training perspective one shoe does not fit all…..physiology is individual.

Trainsharp have the expertise to interpret and tweak your training to get the best results. The Trainsharp team has expanded quite a bit this year supporting an already well established and successful coaching team.

This is my fourth season with Jon at Trainsharp ….I would never in my wildest dreams have believed it possible to have made the improvements that I’ve made ….. a top coach !!!!….and one of the kindest people I know…

Please see below for Bronwen’s National Time-Trial results:

2011 National 24 Time-Trial Champion
2012 2nd National 100 Time-Trial
2012 4th British Time Trial Champs
2013 2nd National 100 Time-Trial
2013 National Team Time-Trial Champion
2013 National 10 mile Time-Trial Team Prize
2013 5th National 50 mile Time-Trial
2014 National 100 mile Time-Trial Champion
2014 National 100 mile Time-Trial Team Prize
2014 3rd National Team Time-Trial
2014 3rd National 50 mile Time-Trial
2014 National 50 mile Time-Trial Team Prize
2014 2nd National 10 mile Time-Trial
2014 National 10 mile Time-Trial Team Prize

Other notable results:
2011 Bronwen shared the podium with Dame Sarah Storey at the Blenheim Palace Time-Trial
2013 placed 4th in the Duo Normand two up with Keeley Chalk

Doug Dewey

Doug is a 25 year old cyclist who has ridden for teams in the UK, Belgium and France. Doug is currently based in France riding for French Union Cycliste Nantes Atlantiques.

 

Some Words from Doug…

IIn 2011 I was struggling with over-training, under-performing, and generally losing my love for the bike because I was getting a kicking too regularly. Jon gave me focus, explained the theory behind the training and made me believe in myself and what we are doing together.

Within a few months I had won the National U23 TT by over a minute and since then I’ve continued a pretty constant trend of physical progression.

Jon and the team are incredibly supportive. They have plenty of knowledge and experience, but more than this they know how to proactively use it and engage you as a rider and a person.

When you lose sight of the bigger picture having TrainSharp looking over you and keeping you on track is invaluable.

With Sean Yates on board Trainsharp have many European and world contacts amongst amateur and Pro teams. If you want to follow a Pro career path then Trainsharp are definitely for you.

Please see below for an overview of Doug’s Palmarès:

2014
1st, Fleche de Locmine Elite National
1st, Plages Vendeennes, Bretignolles-sur-Mer Elite National
3rd, Nantes Segre Elite National
14th, Plages Vendeennes, Landeronde-Venansault Elite National
15th, GP d’Aix Elite National

2013
1st, Ronde Finisterienne St Evarzec
1st, GP Lorient
1st, Stage 1, Tour du Pays de Lesneven
1st, Overall, Fleche d’Armor
1st, Stage 2 (TT), Fleche d’Armor
1st, Etoile de Tressignaux
1st, South Downs Bikes Time Trial (new course record)
2nd, Ronde Finisterienne no. 3
2nd, Thruxton E/1/2 circuit race
2nd, Plougoumelen 2/3/J
2nd, Camors Interclub
3rd, National 10 mile TT
3rd, Stage 2 (TT), Tour des Deux Sevres
4th, National Time Trial Championships
6th, Stage 3, Fleche d’Armor
6th, Concarneau Demi-Nocturne
8th, Route Breton Elite National
9th, Grand Prix U Elite National
10th, Overall, Tour des Deux Sevres
10th, Perfs Pedal RR
15th, Tour of the Fens
28th, Stage 1, Fleche d’Armor

2012
1st, Gent Staden UCI 1.12A (Elite/U23)
1st, Kruishoutem 1.12B (Elite/1/2)
2nd, British Time Trial Championships
2nd, Castle Combe Summer Series
3rd, Koekelare 1.12B (Elite/1/2)
3rd, British Track Championships, Individual Pursuit (4:35.375)
3rd, St. Maria-Lierde 1.12B (Elite/1/2)
3rd, G.C. Tour des Deux-Sevres
4th, Deerlijk 1.12B (Elite/1/2)
4th, Ronde van Vlaams Brabant, TT (Elite 2.12)
5th, Merelbeke Statie 1.12B (Elite/1/2)
5th, Tour des Deux-Sevres TT
7th, Springtime Pursuit Number 1
7th, British Madison Championships
10th, Perf’s Pedal Road Race
12th, G.C. Ronde van Vlaams Brabant (Elite 2.12)
40th, Wervik Elite 1.12 Interclub
66th, Kattekoers (Deinze-Ieper) UCI 1.2

2011
1st Chippenham & District Wheelers ‘24’
1st, Totnes-Vire Stage 1
1st, South-West Regional Road Race Championships
1st, BUCS 10 Mile Time Trial Championships
1st, Springtime Pursuit race 3 of 3
1st, The Dave Creasy Memorial Six (Madison Omnium)
1st, British Espoir Time Trial Championships
1st, Madonna 1.12B (Elite/1/2)
2nd, Tour du Loiret (France) Stage 3

Holly Lawrence

Holly is 24 and a Full-Time Triathlete.

She has recently competed for Wales in the Triathlon Team Relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and regularly races for Team GB.

 

Some Words from Holly…

I contacted Trainsharp because of their known and respected reputation in cycle coaching. I also wanted to start training with Power and knew SRM’s were the Gold Standard so it made sense to use Trainsharp for both coaching and my Powermeter.

Trainsharp provide in depth support with coaching, training plans, testing, and with their wealth of experience and knowledge in cycling I am very lucky to be working with them. I have not been with Trainsharp for long but there is already a huge difference to my cycle training, being more structured and specific which I believe will show in my performances to come.

Please see below for some of Holly’s results from the 2014 season:

Commonwealth Games Triathlon Relay (Team Wales): 8th Team
Kitzbuhel ETU European Championships: 11th Elite
Quartiera ETU European Cup, Portugal: 7th Elite
Antalya ETU European Cup, Turkey: 10th Elite

James Shaw

For 2014 James rode as a Junior for Haribo Beacon Cycling Team and was without doubt one of Great Britain’s brightest young prospects.

James’s talents have been widely recognised across Europe and for 2015 James has been signed up by one of biggest U23 Cycling Teams in the world – Lotto Belisol.

Some words from James…

My DS at Haribo Beacon recommended Trainsharp to me at the end of the 2013 season.

Trainsharp trained me hard over the winter but ensured I did not overtrain at any point.
Since being under their guidance I have produced my best ever results including winning the 2014 Junior Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

The results that I have achieved this year led to me being contacted and signing for Lotto Belisol U23 for the 2015 season.

Please see below for an overview of James’s 2014 Palmarès

1st Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne UCI 1.1

1st Cadence; National Series Round 1

1st Tour of the Mendips; National Series Round 2

1st CiCLE Classic; National Series Round 3

2nd KOM’s Course de la Paix Nations Cup (Peace Race)

2nd Loughboro’ University; National Series Round 5

6th The Milk Race (E/1/2)

1st Het Neiuwblad UCI 1.1

1st Rekkem 1.14

2nd Haringe 1.14

Mark McNally

Mark is a British cyclist riding for the AN Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly Team. Mark is based in Belgium but still competes in the UK from time to time.

Mark has recently come to the attention of the UK audience with his exceptional break away rides in the Tour of Britain which led to him holding the King of the Mountains Jersey.

Some words from Mark (before his exceptional ride in the 2014 Tour of Britain) …

I spent a long time just trying to race myself fit. To make the next step I wanted to take a more organised and intelligent approach to my training.

I have only been with Trainsharp for a short while and only done two races since starting to work with them. I’m now more at ease mentally as I know that I am properly prepared for my racing.

Like most cyclists I want to get the most out of myself but I lack the knowledge and the organisational skills. Trainsharp gave the tools and interpretation to help me get more out of myself

Matt Prior

Matt represents England in Test cricket and plays domestic cricket for Sussex.

Some of Matt’s proudest achievements have been to play in both of the Ashes series that England have won- at home in 2009 and away in 2010/11.

Matt found that cycling really complemented his cricketing fitness and got in touch with Trainsharp to purchase a new SRM PowerMeter and to arrange some fitness testing.

Some words from Matt…

After going up for testing and fitting etc it was clear the guys at Trainsharp were not only expert in what they were doing but hugely passionate about cycling and helping you hit your goals whatever they may be.

I used Trainsharp for a training programme before the Ashes tour 2013/14 and lost 10kgs in 8 weeks and hit personal bests in all my medical screening tests before that tour ie skinfolds, yoyo test etc…

Jon & the guys at Trainsharp are not just expert in what they do with a great deal of years experience but the thing that sticks out is their genuine passion for getting you to where you want to be whether it’s personal fitness goals, beating a TT PB or racing the Tour de France.

Morag McDowall

Morag is Sports Massage Therapist who competes for the GB Age-Group Triathlon Team at World Championship level.

Some words from Morag…

I contacted Trainsharp as my bike was my weak leg in triathlon. I wanted to get better. I needed someone who knew what they were doing. Trainsharp came to me by word of mouth and I liked what I read about them

I have been coached in the past with great success but unfortunately I kept getting ill. In the end I had to walk away from being coached and just get better.

This April I decided to get another coach as I had qualified for the Europeans and needed to again improve the bike to climb the big hills in Kitzbuhel.

This time though I just wanted bike coaching rather than triathlon coaching. It’s really beginning to work out and Jon seems to understand my mind and how to ‘manage me’. I really want him to turn me into a demon biker but it’ll take time.

I find the whole setup of Trainsharp to be very professional. Jon absolutely knows what he’s doing/talking about. I really like that he manages my head as well as my bike training. He’s got one eye on me doing too much too, which I tend to do. He stops me from getting too fatigued. And IT WORKS.

Russell Downing

We are really pleased to add Russell Downing to our Trainsharp rider endorsements..

Firstly some words from Jon…

“As a cyclist and as a coach there are always riders you really admire. Russell Downing was one of those riders for me. I just loved the way he raced with so much grit and determination.

So, as you can imagine it was a real honour when Russell asked me to help him towards some big goals that he had for the 2014 racing season.

Russell’s 4th place in the Commonwealth games was a massive highlight for all of us and I am really looking forward to supporting Russell with coaching and training ideas throughout the 2015 season”.

And here is what Russell had to say…

I have ridden for 12 teams since turning Pro with Linda McCartney back at the start of the millennium!

This year I will riding for my 13th team, Cult Energy Pro Cycling. I have had many highs and also a few lows as you can expect.

Cycling is like a roller coaster both on and off the bike. Over the years I have learnt about all aspects of the sport and the human body, you never stop learning especially if you experiment and listen to others.

Sean Yates is somebody I definitely listen to. Sean doesn’t say a great deal but when he speaks you listen because when it comes to cycling he just makes sense.

I was extremely fortunate to have Sean as my Director Sportive at Linda McCartney, then Sky Pro Cycling and again in 2014 when I rode for NFTO Pro Cycling.

Having Sean as DS at NFTO came with an added bonus in that he introduced me to Jon at TrainSharp.

I ended up building a very good and close working relationship with Jon. I have been cycling for a long time and have had input from countless experts in the field so I like to think I know what to do when it comes to training and racing.

Jon did not turn my world of training upside down which was good as it was the last thing I would have wanted. In many ways I prefer the old school approach of just riding your bike for hours and not concerning myself with numbers.

What I really liked about Jon was that he was happy for me to do this, but at the same time questioned if some of the rides added any value to my fitness. Over a period of months we added some specific sessions which Jon believed would help me with some of my bigger targets for the year.

I had fantastic legs in the Commonwealth Games and ultimately the race was just about strength and survival, racing exactly as I like it.

Just want to say a big thanks Jon, I’ve learnt loads from you and Trainsharp.

Sean Scott

Sean is a world class Duathlete (run/bike/run) and has represented Great Britain on numerous occasion.

One of Sean’s biggest results came when he won the Olympic distance Duathlon race during the 2013 Ottawa ITU Duathlon World Championships for the 35-39 age group.

Some words below from Sean…

It is really hard to balance training and fatigue when training for one event it is even harder when training for two. I really felt I needed help in this area so I contacted Trainsharp for help!

Since working with them I have found that my energy levels are more balanced. My harder training sessions are much tougher than I would have thought possible but I am able to complete them as I do not carry the same amount of background fatigue as before.

I used to think I had a good bike position until Jon took a look and said we need to make some changes.

I was a little dubious at first but my new position is definitely more comfortable, my power has increased and my times on the bike are faster.

Testimonials

Name: Jonathan Daniel Rhys Parker
Your Age: 40
Occupation: Barrister
Cycling  Discipline(s): Time-Trials
Club/ Team: PMR@Toachim House
Some words from Jonathon…

I initially contacted trainsharp as people were riding faster than me! Since I started being coached by them I have achieved beyond what I had ever anticipated. In my first year I hit every target including some slightly ambitious PB’s. Now in my second year the same progress has continued with a number of open event wins against strong completion, a 25 mile PB of 50:03 (in the only 25 I have ridden so far this season) and top ten finishes in both the national 50 and 100 championships (despite not having raced either distance before), and the 25 and 10 events still to come.If you are serious about going faster, there is nowhere better for sound advice tailored to your needs backed by professional service.

Name:  Jack Donaldson
Your Age: 21
Occupation: Aspiring Professional Cyclist
Cycling  Discipline(s): Time Trial and Road
Club/ Team: In-Gear Trainsharp Quickvit RT
Some words from Jack…

I was looking for more support and guidance than the coaching I was receiving at the time. I was competing in a lot of Time Trials and was stunned by how many competitors where receiving coaching from Trainsharp. Not only did everyone rave about the physical improvements they had seen but they kept mentioning the close rider/coach relationship that Trainsharp prides themselves on.So I set up a meeting and within a couple hours of talking to Jon, I knew I had found the perfect coaching fit for me personally.It is my first season with Trainsharp and I have already improved my 10 mile PB by 2 mins 18 seconds and my 25 mile PB by more than 5 minutes. It is a testament to the work Trainsharp does that i have made such massive improvements in less than a year. improvements that wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t learnt how proper training is structured and organised. If I hadn’t had a bike fit, tweaked my position on my TT bike or completed ramp tests. It is safe to say that since joining Trainsharp I have discovered more about the sport that I love than in the 6 years previous competitive riding.   I think the beauty of cycling is that it is a sport which touches all age groups and all performance levels. Everyone has different personal goals and needs. The “one size fits all” mentality doesn’t work in the cycling world, Trainsharp understand that and the fact that they tailor everything to the individual rider is the reason they have such a diverse group of customers from every level of cycling. So whatever your goals are, I truly believe that Trainsharp can help you achieve them.

Name: Andy Pelling
Your Age: 40
Occupation: Engineering inspector
Cycling  Discipline(s): Cyclo Cross
Club/ Team: In-Gear Quickvit TrainSharp
Some words from Andy…

My training needed more structure to the week as I was only really riding at the weekend. Also I was starting Cyclo Cross racing so thought Jon’s training plan would be a great start to build up my fitness. My fitness levels have rocketed since Jon has been training me and I know you can’t really measure your fitness on Strava but I’m now the holder of many Strava KOM’s which is very pleasing : ) ….the cx season isn’t far away and I’m feeling very confident I can improve on last season’s results.Personally, I can’t recommend trainSharp enough. If you are a recreational cyclist looking to build your fitness or lose weight or you are a more serious cyclist looking to be more competitive trainSharp is the way forward. They are always just an email or text away for any concerns or questions about your training.

Name:  Samuel Williams
Your Age: 20
Occupation: Professional Cyclist
Cycling  Discipline(s): Road Race
Club/ Team: NFTO ProCycling Team
Some words from Sam…

I have heard great things about trainSharp previously and was fortunate to work with Jon Sharples through NFTO Pro Cycling. Since then I have gained 2x top 10s in Premier Calendar races and a Top 10 result in National U23 TT champs

Name: Jamie Wilkins
Your Age: 34
Occupation: Deputy Editor, Procycling magazine
Cycling  Discipline(s): Time trial & Road Race
Club/ Team: Procycling Magazine Race Team
Some words from Jamie…

We wanted a coaching partner for the magazine and the team, specifically one with excellent knowledge of training to power. Trainsharp came recommended and we’ve been working really well together ever since.  Personally I have gained podium places and team prizes in Open time trials, with PBs at all distances. Fastest overall time at the 2013 RideLondon100 sportive. Top-10s in E/1/2 road races.  Trainsharp take the time to understand you as an individual – your goals, your available time, your strengths and weaknesses – and then make a plan that’s personal to you. They’re always there for advice, too, and have a huge wealth of experience to share. The structured training has helped me enormously and I’m twice the rider I was before working with Trainsharp. I know I’m getting the most out of my available training time and, best of all, because I’m fitter every ride is more fun!

Name:  Ross Hallard
Your Age: 36
Occupation: Film Editor
Cycling  Discipline(s): Road & Track
Club/ Team: Pretorius Bikes
Some words from Ross…

Always one of the slowest on the ride, I was overweight and unfit, but in October 2011 I had foolishly signed up to the Etape du Tour for the following year. I quickly started training in earnest but by January 2012 I was cramping up terribly on even short “training” rides, so with the Tourmalet looming in my mind, I decided to track down some professional help. Team Sky tweeted about Jon so I thought I’d check him out.We talked on the phone, Jon seemed cool so I decided to take the plunge. We did some rather unpleasant fitness tests and, to my great surprise, it turned out I had some athletic potential, I was just training completely wrong. With the space of four months Jon had helped me drop 10kgs and I went from dead slow to easily dropping my friends that previously used to beat me. After the Etape I tried some racing and quickly jumped to Cat3. I’m just a few points from Cat2 this year so I think we can call all that significant progress.Jon’s an excellent coach in many ways. He listens, motivates, advises and gives out great training plans. I found correct training counter-intuitive at first, before I would go out and ride my bike as hard and as fast as I could all the time and wonder why I was cramping. Surely training is just riding your bike as fast as you can? Nope. Forget investing in an fancy bike, aero helmet and carbon wheels. The most effective money you can spend on improving your cycling performance is in hiring a professional coach, and Jon is one of the best. A fact that has been re-enforced when I’ve chatted to a few elite riders at races over the last couple of years. If I ever mention who my coach is they smile and nod their heads…

Name: Bobby Mason
Your Age: 61
Occupation: London taxi driver
Cycling  Discipline(s): Road
Club/ Team: South Western road club
Some words from Bobby…

I contacted TrainSharp as I wanted to be a good climber and wanted to be as strong as possible on a bike. So far I have  lost weight, gained power and speed and have become an awesome climber. Whatever you want from cycling trainsharp can help. Whether it be sportive time trials or racing , if you want to become super fit lose weight and become very powerful then trainsharp are for you.

Name:  George Evans
Your Age: 16
Occupation: Student
Cycling  Discipline(s): Road racing and Time-Trials
Club/ Team: Mid Shropshire Wheelers / Wales
Some words from George…

I felt I needed more structure to my training to work on my weaknesses to help me archive my goals. I have only been with Trainsharp for about a month now and I can already start to see performance changes. For example in most of the National Junior Series I was getting 40th place finishes but since being coached I rode the Hatherleigh junior road race. I felt much stronger and even got myself in a breakaway to get 18th. I have also came very close to the course record of the Wrexham 9 mile TT with a time of 18:53. I feel Trainsharp add so much more structure to my training and I have a lot of confidence that I am doing the right type of training for me to progress. A quick update: We are delighted to say that George is now the new Welsh Junior 10 mile TT Champion!!

Name: Doug Bentall
Your Age: 48
Occupation: Marketing Consultant
Cycling  Discipline(s): Time-Trials
Club/ Team: Southborough & District Wheelers
Some words from Doug…

I got back into cycling last year, rejoined my club and started competing in time trials again. At first I improved and then I stopped making any real headway. I was a bit frustrated and wanted to do better. I started reading about training programmes in the cycling press, but glazed over when reading them as I couldn’t see how to apply them to me. I then started researching cycle coaches and discovered you don’t have to be a Pro to hire a coach! I asked around at the club for any coaching recommendations and decided to give Trainsharp a try. My goal for this year is to beat my PBs for 10 and 25 mile time trials that I set 14 years ago. After an initial assessment, Jon assured me that this should be achievable and so we set to work.  I beat my 25 mile time by a minute at the beginning of the season and am confident the 10 mile time will come too. Something that I hadn’t expected is that I enjoy the training so much.   If you’re serious about getting faster on the bike, then in my experience there is no better way to invest your money than in some coaching with Trainsharp. A new bike, faster wheels and aero kit will make a difference, but the biggest gains will come from the expert guidance provided by Jon and the team.

Name:  Stephen Campbell
Your Age: 45
Occupation: Banker
Cycling  Discipline(s): Road / Track / Time Trialling
Club/ Team: Twickenham CC
Some words from Stephen…

I did my research across a number of coaches and Trainsharp seemed to have the most complete offering, where training with power was at the heart of their philosophy. They had experienced individuals with a good track record whom I felt I could trust. With the help of Trainsharp I have gained the following this year:   Time Trials PBs at 10,25 and 100 mile TTs so far this season Currently 2nd in the RTTC National Time Trial Series (Vets on Actual) Road 8th in BC National Masters Criterium Championships (45-49) Track 8th in BC National Masters Scratch Race Championships (45-49) 4th in BC National Masters Individual Pursuit Championships (45-49)   Trainsharp give a very professional service, tailored to me with timely weekly updates keep it fresh enough to adapt to changes in my program.     I have been super happy with the results of working with Trainsharp. The program I have followed has made me work hard and I can have no excuses relating to the advice and programs which I have received. I have seen good progress in my training. My overall knowledge on how to train has grown exponentially and it has revolutionised how I look at my training, rest, race preparation and racing itself.

Name: Karina Bowie
Your Age: 43
Occupation: Investment Analyst
Cycling  Discipline(s): Time-Trials and Road Racing
Club/ Team: Trainsharp and Guernsey National Team
Some words from Karina…

II was looking for coaching to help me achieve my dreams of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games.  I had reached a plateau in my training and needed the help and guidance to improve my power and results.  I was also looking for a coaching company that was near to Gatwick as I live in the Channel Islands and needed easy access for testing.. Since I have been under the guidance of Trainsharp I have:  Qualified for the Commonwealth Games Time Trial and Road Race to compete for Guernsey.   Won Age Group National Championship titles in the National 25, 50 mile and Circuit TT Championships.   Along with Bronwen Ewing and Lynn Hamel won the National Team Award for 50 mile TT 2014 and Bronze in the National Team Time Trial Event.   2nd in the Duo Normand Female category.   Broken the Guernsey 25mile TT record by 10 seconds.   A truly fantastic Company to work with, professional, approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and above all nothing is too much trouble and no question is deemed as daft, and I have many!

Name:  Mark Poland
Your Age: 41
Cycling  Discipline(s):  Time Trial and Road Racing
Club/ Team: In-Gear Quickvit TrainSharp
Some words from Mark…

My experience of life is that when you want to make informed choices you seek the best advice.Without Trainsharp I am sure the race results I have achieved would be significantly lower than my expectations. I have also achieved a sense of achievement and wellbeing from my training, even when the aims seem beyond my capability.When I was seeking training support, I was fully aware that I was inviting Jon at Trainsharp to invest in my life. Our joint investment was based on the honest sharing of the technical and emotional experiences of our journey. An experience sustained through education, encouragement and the celebration of my successes. Jon at Trainsharp is an authentic and intelligent person full of passion for what he does. Jon provides a supportive and personal approach to performance training. A philosophy underpinned by proven knowledge and experience. Did Trainsharp invest in my life? In answer I can say that with the support of Jon I began road racing and went onto compete at a competitive level. I fulfilled a dream held since childhood and will have those experiences for life.

Magazine Features

Working with TrainSharp Coaching has been rewarding and fun. It’s a really personal service and the rate of progress that I have achieved under their guidance is astonishing.

Jamie Wilkins, deputy editor, Procycling magazine

Former coach of the year Jon Sharples offers sound advice on building power.

Cycling Weekly