Chris McCaffrey, aka Coach Macca, grew up in Jacksonville, FL. Athletics took up most of his free time, soccer being his favorite sport. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from St. Leo University, he began to focus his resources to the sport of running. His debut to competitive racing started with a Turkey Trot 5k November 2010. Chris placed fourth overall with a time of 17:50. Two weeks later was his debut 10k, finishing the race with a time of 37:18 and third overall. He was immediately picked up by the Jacksonville Running Company, a local racing team and running specialty store, to join the team on a 200 mile relay from Miami to Key West. The team placed 1st Overall, setting a new course record that still stands today. The team averaged a 6:08 minute mile pace.
After his running foundation was set, Chris earned himself several certifications. Personal Training with the International Sport Science Association. SPINNING Instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics. Selfmyofascial Release Technique Instructor with TriggerPoint Performance. Good Form Running Coach with Newton Running. Coach with USA Track & Field.
Chris has now been competitively racing Road Running Events for the past six years. However, for the past three years, he has also been a high level competitor in Multisport Events. October 2015, Chris finished his first 70.3 distance triathlon as third overall with a time of 4:21:49 and the fastest run split.
Other personal bests are listed below
1 Mile – 4:29 (2015)
5k – 16:03 (2015)
Half Marathon – 1:12:37 (2016)
Marathon – 2:54:46 (2016)
Olympic Triathlon – 2:15:45 (32:02/1:05:51/34:58) (St. A’s 2016)
Half Iron Distance Triathlon – 4:48:35 (28:35/2:40:41/1:33:11) (IM Augusta 2016)