Andy McDonald   Grit and Glory Coaching

Training plans are easy to come by but coaching puts plans into action.

Using a holistic approach, you can expect a more meaningful Coach and Athlete relationship with me.

Beyond the bespoke training plans, performance testing and regular feedback that I provide, my services include the following:

Fatigue Management (monitoring of sleep metrics)
Mental Strength and Wellness
Race Preparation & Strategy
Strength & Conditioning (olympic lifting and kettlebell programmes)
Practical Skills


I'm a passionate Road, TT and Cyclocross rider. I have a young family and aside from the day job as a planning engineer, run Grit and Glory Coaching as I love helping people improve.

I understand the demands of the 'time crunched athelete' and we don't respond to generic training plans in the same way. No matter how busy your personal schedule is, there is always a way to make progress toward your target goals.

I'm a huge fan of training with kettlebells and also enjoy programming for Strength and Conditioning. These are fantastic ways of improving power, be it on the bike, running, swimming or riding. If you'd like to learn, drop me a line.


United Kingdom

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Mental Skills

Sport Types

Road Cycling, Running, Cyclocross, Duathlon, Swimming, Personal Training, Adventure Racing, Corporate Wellness



Athlete Requirements

A positive outlook, determination and a desire to change. If you have ambition and drive I'd love to hear from you.


United Kingdom
AB31 5ZN