BrianMac - Coach & Web Master
2003 to date: UK Athletics Coach Tutor & Assessor delivering coaching courses and conducting coach assessments.
2002 to date: Coaching sprint, middle distance and combined event athletes at the Chelmsford Athletic Club (CAC). Coaching male and female athletes aged from 15 to 30+ years of age. Click here to follow the progress of Brian's Athletes.
2009 to date: Member of the 400 metres UK Athletics National Coach Development Programme (NCDP).
2012: Delivery of one day master classes on Javelin and Shot to NQT PE teachers.
2012: working with athletes from other sports (football, rugby, Bobsleigh) to help them develop their ability to accelerate quickly and their basic running & sprint technique.
2012: Working with Uttlesford CC in the planning and delivery of a 6 week athletic training program for young athletes at Saffron Walden High School.
2011: Working with England Athletics in the deliver of a Combined Events session on planning and preparing for competition for CE coaches and athletes.
2010: Working with Uttlesford CC in the planning and delivery of a 12 week athletic training program for young athletes at Saffron Walden High School.
2010: Working with Colchester Ladies Football Academy developing player's acceleration and sprinting skills
2008: Working with Uttlesford CC in the planning and delivery of a 12 week athletic training program for young athletes at Saffron Walden High School.
2007-2012 : Working with Chelmsford CC in the delivery of master classes for young athletes at Chelmsford Athletic Track during the Easter period each year.
2000 to 2002: Coaching sprint, middle distance and combined event athletes at Cambridge University. Coaching male and female athletes aged from 18 to 30 years of age.
1984 to 2002: Coaching sprint, middle distance and combined event athletes at the Harlow Athletic Club. Coaching male and female athletes aged from 11 to 25 years of age.
Sports Coach website
1996 to date: Designed, developed and maintains the "Sports Coach" website that provides training and coaching advice world wide for athletes, coaches and students studying sport related qualifications. "Sports Coach" is recommended for GCSE and "A" level PE students by Edexcel and for PE Teachers by the TeacherNet website.
Read the Sports Coach Biography page to find out why and how the website started and how it develop into the popular site of over a thousand pages that it is today.
Journals and Books
In 2003 Brian joined forces with Electric Word plc, the publishers of "Peak Performance", to launch "Brian Mackenzie's Successful Coaching" and in 2005 they launched "Your Personal Trainer".
2003 - 2007: Editor of "Brian Mackenzie's Successful Coaching"
2005 - 2007: Editor of "Your Personal Trainer"
In the past 45+ years Brian has competed in a variety of sports including tennis (played at Wimbledon), squash, race walking, football, rugby, archery and running. His preferred sport is running which he first became interested in when he was 15 years old. Over the years Brian has competed in track, road, cross country, fell and mountain races (Ben Nevis, Ben Lomond, Snowdon) over distances ranging from 5km to 50km.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - The Open University (Computing and
Brian is a member of:
Claim to Fame
Singapore AAA championships 1969 - Silver medals in the 20km & 50km walk.
Personal Best Times
The following are Brian's personal best times for various distances and events.
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