Brett McCormack

Coach - Wellington

Brett MCCormack GMC Coach2013 saw Brett McCormack added to the coaching crew, mainly to look after the South Island athletes.
“I started Cycling in the early 80’s as a way to cross train for Roller Speedskating. Speedskating is my primary sport however the muscle groups used for cycling and speed skating are virtually the same, and as such the cross over is perfect. The tactics used for both types of racing are also very similar, one only needs to look at Eric Heiden Olympic Gold medalist at ice speedskating and Tour de France/Giro de Italia cyclist to compare the similarities.
I have been competing at National and International level for 30 years! Along the way I have worked with many other coaches and athletes all the while learning the art and science of maximising potential. The Bike has always been part of my training, lots of focused training and local racing. I am a handy A grader when I’m having a break from skating and focusing on the bike.”

Achievements:

  • Many Time New Zealand skating champion and record holder
  • Multiple time Oceania Speedskating Champion
  • New Zealand Short Track ice speedskating Champion
  • All time Worlds best distance rollerskated in 12 hrs (250km in 2011)
  • Personal coach of other New Zealand Champions (Ice and Roller)

Currently preparing for an attempt at the Inline skating 24hr world solo record (544km), enjoying cycling and cycle racing, all the while busy coaching Cyclists and Skaters! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Finding the potential of athletes through systematic use of evidence based training regimes, combined with a healthy dose of experience and common sense”