TORQ Accredited Coaches

At TORQ's Performance Consultancy, we focus on the development of endurance performance, through education, coaching and of course the use of dedicated Performance Nutrition products.

We understand endurance sports and what it takes to build a superior physiology. With each of our coaches achieving a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree or above, whilst also having experienced life as a competitive endurance athlete, TORQ's coaches have a unique ability to understand intellectually what is required to get you to the highest level of achievement as well as the empathy and practical considerations essential to comprehending the bigger picture.

TORQ Performance Coaching
Marcus Willday

marcus@torqfitness.co.uk

0344 332 0852

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Marcus is a recent addition to the TORQ performance coaching team. After graduating with a Sport and Exercise Science degree from Liverpool John Moores University, ranked 6th in the world for Sport & Exercise Science Research (2017), he began to apply his knowledge and experience, to his love of working with athletes in the applied field.

Marcus’s interests lie deeply within physiological adaptation to training, and performance nutrition, identifying how he can work with athletes and the physically active to meet performance targets. Marcus also has 7 years of road racing experience, racing amongst an elite field of riders.

Holohan Coaching
Liam Holohan

https://www.holohancoaching.com

N/A

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Founded by former UCI pro road cyclist, Liam Holohan, he draws on a decade of international racing experience, a deep interest in physiology and psychology, plus top level coaching qualifications from the Association of British Cycle Coaches, British Cycling and Training Peaks, to help cyclists, from beginner to pro, achieve their potential in the sport.

Liam often works with clients who are juggling busy lives, but through seeking to understand their motivations, goals and availability to train, he will tailor his approach to each individual to ensure they get the most from their time riding, whilst crucially still enjoying it!

Iron Sally Coaching
Sally Bigham

https://www.ironsallycoaching.com

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Poole, Dorset

Sally, is a professional mountain bike rider from the UK, specialising in Marathon Stage Races held all over the world. Riding for the German based team, Topeak Ergon Racing Since 2009, Sally has developed an exceptionally well respected palmarès including; European Marathon Champion (2016), 2x Sliver World Marathon Championship medals, 4x European Championship medals, 16x UCI World Marathon Series Wins, 5x British Marathon Championship Medals, 5x Transalp Wins, 3x winner of the Leadville 100 and 2x Cape Epic Wins.

After gaining an abundance of knowledge within nutrition, training, race preparation and race execution through her racing, Sally thrives to deliver her gained knowledge and expertise to those also wanting to succeed in their personal goals. Sally also boasts a PhD in Psychology and uses her knowledge gained as a scientific researcher to further enhance the performance of the athletes she works with.

E3C Coaching
Jon Fearne

https://www.e3ccoach.com

+44 (0) 7804 387 601

Val-d'lsère, France

Jon boasts a wealth of experience having worked as an endurance performance coach for 12 years. Graduating with a BSc Sport Science degree and now completing his Athletic Development and Peak Performance Masters, Jon maintains an archive of academic knowledge. Furthermore, Jon has extended his quota of qualifications with UK athletics, British Cycling and British Triathlon.

In addition to Jon’s qualifications, he has raced multiple Ironman 70.3’s, MTB XC, Craft Transalp, and ultra-marathons, pushing his physiological boundaries against extreme environmental conditions at Everest base camp, Mont Blanc and European open waters.

Jon’s passion for all endurance sports allows him to cross over training methodologies allowing for the optimal training adaptation to athletes.

Cycle Coach
Ric Stern

https://www.cyclecoach.com

+44 (0) 7804 387 601

Muddleswood, East Sussex

Cycle Coach is a cycling specific coaching company based in the south of England. Established in 1998 by Ric Stern, Cycle Coach continues to provide quality coaching support from grass roots to world class athletes.

Boasting a wealth of coaching success, Ric and his team maintain an evidence-based approach, employing a paper to podium coaching model allowing for a holistic approach to sports coaching.

Not only do Cycle Coach provide a plethora of expertise in the field of sport science, but Ric and his team often write for cycling related publications offering honest reliable advice to their readers.

Velocita Coaching
Tim Mackley

http://www.velocitacoaching.com

01224 937 855

Aberdeen, Scotland

Velocita Coaching provides dedicated cycle coaching from our studio in Aberdeen, Scotland. Owner and head coach, Tim Mackley, is British Cycling Level 3 qualified with discipline specific units in Road, Time Trial, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross. Full rider support is additionally available with Retul bike fitting, Strength & Conditioning plans, and through Torq, Fuelling & Nutrition.

The name 'Velocita' is derived from the Italian for Velocity, scientific def: ‘speed with direction'. Through this the Velocita Coaching ethos is realised with rider speed being delivered through the direction of coaching. Velocita Coachings’ philosophy is dedicated to building strong and long lasting relationships with riders. To understand and achieve their full potential, working with all levels from those new to cycling through to National Champions.

Coaching is individually tailored to each rider’s specific goals and rate of progression, under pinned through the highest level qualifications, sport science and established coaching experience. The result is a truly rider centred approach and a proven history of success.