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Chris Murray

Chris Murray is a serving Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army. In 2014, at age 38, she bought her first road bike, joined Glasgow Green Cycling Club and quickly discovered that time-trialling (and long distance time-trialling at that) was her forte. In 2016 she won her first Inter-Services TT race and has been a member of the Army Time Trial Team since. In 2017 she finished 2nd at the National 12hr TT and in 2018 attempted the National 24hr TT (after spending the winter deployed in Iraq), unfortunately not finishing the race after 18hrs and 330 miles. After a change of coach (and approach) she returned to the race in 2019, at which she won the female title and broke the 26-year old Competition Record by 17 miles. In 2021 she again raised that bar by a further 12 miles to the current 490.42 miles. Chris is the reigning National 24hr TT champion having won the race on a very wet July day in 2023. She also continued her streak of silver medals at the National 12hr by finishing 2nd in both 2019 and 2022.

Chris has also undertaken a number of Road Record Association (RRA) records, notably Edinburgh to York in 2019 (beating Eileen Sheridan’s 1953 record); the Circuit of the Cairngorms in 2021; and York to Edinburgh on a tandem with fellow long-distance specialist Doug Hart in 2023. She has also attempted to break the ‘End to End’ (Land’s end to John o’Groats ) record in 2020 and 2022, but was unsuccessful on both occasions. Recently diversifying to self-supported racing she was first unsupported female on the gruelling Race Across Italy in 2023.

She is a self-confessed cycling geek and spends her long training riders planning, plotting and contemplating; luckily her day job provides a break from all things two-wheels, as does her passion for baking cakes!