Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
A professional endurance coach since 2009, John Hampshire has worked with cyclists and runners from all over the world to help them achieve their goals.
John specialises in helping his athletes enjoy the trails and mountains, where his passion and love of the outdoors comes through.
Whether you are a beginner or an elite competitor looking for a big win, John can help you reach your potential and be your best.
John offers personal coaching to individuals as well as teams and groups.
I began sports as a swimmer at a young age, setting the scene and building habits of exercise and training that have continued to form a structure around which I lead my life. I then started running to develop aerobic fitness for other sports and found it suited me perfectly. Running became part of my life and I enjoyed many trips to run and race abroad as well as at home.
In the late 90s I injured my ankle and started doing more cycling, initially to keep fit ,and then racing. I took to the sport immediately, competing and learning about the complexities of cycle racing, training and racing with power meters. Over time, I learned how to manage injuries, fatigue and how to get back on track after setbacks.
While training and being friends with some great athletes, I learned what makes a great athlete great and how to develop these traits in others. I was a member of Great Britain Cycling Team as Paralympic Handcycle coach for London 2012 where I learned more about elite sport and competition, working with the British Cycling staff including physiologists and psychologists.
As a professional coach, I constantly look for ways to get better. Thinking laterally, I decided to look to the world of performance coaching for business and took a course in NLP, hypnosis and motivational training. I have since done further training in sports psychology and hypnosis. I now combine these skills with knowledge of physiology and training theory to provide holistic packages for success.
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Run Analysis
I will work with any athlete committed to work hard to be the best they can be