Coach to the Brownlees shares secrets to success
The lecture, which takes place at the Lewis Jones Suite at Headingley Carnegie Stadium from 5.30pm to 7pm, forms part of the University's latest Carnegie Conversations guest lecture series.
Malcolm Brown MBE is the former endurance running coach for UK Athletics and the current coach to members of the British Triathlon squad based in Leeds, including the Brownlee brothers and current women's world triathlon champion, Non Stanford. He has coached athletes to international appearances at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic level and was British Triathlon's Olympic Performance Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In his guest lecture, Malcolm will draw on his considerable experience and expert knowledge of coaching athletes to become world-class and will reveal what it takes to make a champion. He will provide insights into the importance of creating environments where high performance flourishes by focusing on values, character and climate. It is hoped that he will also be joined by one of his British Triathlete performance athletes from Leeds.
Helen Whitrod Brown, Associate Dean of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Met, commented: "This is the second year we have brought together speakers from the world of sport who have achieved excellence in their respective careers to share their insights into performance success. As well as hearing from these inspirational speakers, Carnegie Conversations provides an informal networking opportunity for local and regional organisations as well as staff and students of our University.
"The speakers have been selected to coincide with major sporting events and, as well as exploring particular topics such as leadership or motivation, provide expert commentary on unfolding sporting drama such as the Ashes, Tour de France and World Cup football."
Malcolm's career started with a degree in Teaching Physical Education and English, with him taking on the post of Director of University Sport and Associate Dean in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University until 2009. He was involved in coaching athletics until 2000 when he left his post at UK Athletics to spend more time with his young family. A few years later, he was asked if he would help two young brothers improve their run speed.
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have worked with him ever since and Malcolm currently sets their run training and oversees their general programme whilst also overseeing the programmes of many of British Triathlon's Leeds-based performance athletes. His Olympic performance role saw him manage Britain's preparations and progress towards London 2012.
Malcolm was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List in January 2013.
The next lecture to be held in the 'Carnegie Conversations' series will be on Monday 17 March when Steve Peters, Consultant sport psychiatrist to the British Cycling Team, Sky Pro Cycling and Liverpool Football club, and author of the best-selling mind management book 'The Chimp Paradox', will host.