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BrianMac - Coach & Web Master

Profile

Brian Mackenzie (BrianMac) is a Level 4 Performance Coach (Sprints & Combined Events) and Coach Tutor/Assessor with British Athletics, the United Kingdom's National Governing body for Track and Field Athletics. He has 45+ years experience as a competitive endurance athlete and 30+ years experience as a track and field athletics coach working with male and female athletes of all ages competing in sprints and combined events.

Brian Mackenzie - Coach and Web Master

Coaching Experience

2003 to date: British 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 British Athletics National Coach Development Programme (NCDP).

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"

2005 - Produced the following books:

  • "The Nine Elements of Fitness" (ISBN: 1-905096-18-6)
  • "The World Sports Science Performance Workbook" (ISBN: 1-905096-07-0)
  • "101 Performance Evaluation Tests" (ISBN: 1-905096-18-6)

2004 - Produced the following book:

  • "The World Sports Science Training Workbook" (ISBN: 1-905096-03-8)

Athletic Experience

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.

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - The Open University (Computing and Mathematics)
Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate (City & Guilds 7307)

Company of Educators

Company of Educators
Liveryman of the Company of Educators - 5th July 2013.
   

Freedom of city of London

Freedom of the City of London - 8th January 2014

Membership

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.

Event Personal Best Time Year Event Personal Best Time Year
Road Races
5 miles 27 min 12 sec 1975 10 miles 54 min 20 sec 1974
15 miles 1 hr 27 min 1976 20 miles 1 hr 56 min 1976
½ Marathon 1 hr 14 min 1983 Marathon 2 hr 30 min 1976
Race Walking
3k (track) 14 min 5 sec 1969 6 miles 48 min 19 sec 1968
20k 1 hr 59 min 45 sec 1969 50k 5 hrs 4 min 1969
Mountain and Fell Races
Ben Nevis 1 hr 47 min 1981 Ben Lomond 1 hr 15 min 1980
Cairngorm 1 hr 22 min 1979 Snowdon 1 hr 27 min 1982

Page Reference

The reference for this page is:

  • MACKENZIE, B. (1997) BrianMac - Coach & Web Master [WWW] Available from: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/aboutme.htm [Accessed