Chris Wallace

Coach Chris founded the concept that became TCC; he lives in Buckley, North Wales and is a highly experienced 121 coach with an excellent eye for technique and a Masters in exercise physiology.

Evidence Based Coaching

I have both practical coaching experiences and a master's degree in exercise physiology, giving my athletes inside knowledge of their capabilities.

Maximising Training Time

I have raced across all distances whilst holding down a full time job and working as a retained firefighter, along with having a young family. I understand the importance of maximising training with time constraints.

Locating Quick Improvements

I love helping people and enjoy the challenge of finding and boosting areas for improvement when there is limited time available.

With over 20 years of coaching experience, I have developed a passion for helping athletes of all levels achieve their goals in triathlon and endurance sports. As a British Triathlon level 3 coach, mentor, and coach educator, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise. My background in sports science and certifications from Ironman U and Training Peaks Level 2 allow me to provide athletes with personalised training programs that suit their needs and abilities.

As someone who began my coaching/teaching journey as a swimming teacher, I understand the importance of developing confidence in and around the water, especially for adults who fear swimming. My focus is not just on the physical aspects of training but also on building mental resilience and developing a positive mindset essential to succeed in endurance sports.

I have raced in various triathlon distances from Sprint to Ironman, and I love working with athletes who are willing to learn and want to have fun while training. My experience working full-time in the leisure industry as a lifeguard trainer, swimming teacher, and a retained firefighter has given me an understanding of the challenges athletes face when juggling their training with work and other responsibilities.

In addition to coaching, I am also a tutor for both Welsh Triathlon and Swim Wales, leading coaching and teaching courses for new coaches and teachers coming into the sport. For the past 12 years, I have shared my knowledge and experience with others, helping them develop their skills and build their confidence in coaching athletes of all levels.

As your coach, I will work closely with you to understand your goals and tailor a training program that suits your needs and abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking to qualify for age group championships or a novice seeking to complete your first triathlon, I will focus on helping you reach your full potential sustainably and enjoyably.

I’m passionate about helping the athletes I work with succeed, and I believe anything is possible with the right mindset, training program, and support. If you’re ready to take your training to the next level, I would love to work with you and help you achieve your goals.


  • Mres  – Sport, Exercise and Health Science (Physiology)
  • BSc (Hons) – Sports Health + Performance Science
  • Level 3 – British Triathlon Coach
  • Level 3 – Advanced Gym Instructor GP Referral
  • Level 2 – Swimming Teacher
  • Level 2 – Open Water Coach
  • Level 1 – Coaching Swimming
  • Ironman Certified Coach
  • Level 2 Certified Training Peaks Coach
  • Certified Training Peaks Power Coach
  • British Triathlon Coach Mentor
  • British Triathlon Coach Educator
  • Swim Wales Tutor
  • UKAD Anti-Doping Advisor
  • Trainee Mountain Leader