The following officers have been elected for the current season:




Dr. Norman Poole

Roles: President
Bio:

I first joined the BMC in 1968 as an athlete and ran a PB one mile in one of the Trafford Tuesday evening meets. During the following years more PBs followed in BMC competitions and I knew for certain that the BMC was a very special organisation.
As a coach I have brought many athletes through from novice level to be UK National Champions over 800m, 1500m and 5k and selection at five Olympic Games. BMC competitions have been vital to the progress of all of them.
Over the years I have organised the Wythenshawe and Sportcity BMC GP’s and was the UK National Event Coach for 800m/1500m during 1990 – 97. During this period I worked hard along with the BMC to integrate the BMC competition and coach education programmes with the National Strategy. Within the BMC we continue to work on these essential relationships, and our programme of events, to maintain and further develop UK middle distance and endurance standards.




Tim Brennan

Roles: Chairman, Grand Prix Director
Email
Phone: 01628 415748
Bio:

I joined the BMC in 1975 as a 13 year old to run in the races organised by Frank Horwill at Crystal Palace, in my first race I broke my 800m PB by 6.5s and was sold on the benefits of the BMC! I have maintained my membership ever since. When my racing career was winding down, I wanted to stay involved in the club and in 1995 offered to organise a race for the opening of my hometown track Sutton Arena. Since then I have organised at many venues particularly Watford which has built a legendary status for fast times. As Grand Prix director since 1999 I have overseen the meetings across the country and seen a huge number of personal bests and qualifications achieved. I became chairman of the club in 2006 and have sort to keep the club as relevant to today’s athletes, as it was to me when I joined, modernising what we do but staying true to core principles.




Steve Mosley

Roles: Grand Prix Director, Vice Chairman
Email
Phone: 029 2241 1440
Bio:

Did some running. Did some pacing. Did some coaching. Organised some races.




David Lowes

Roles: Academy: Chairman, Coaching Committee, National Secretary
Email
Phone: 0191 384 6592
Bio:

Former GB and England international runner at distances from 3000m up to half-marathon and cross country and a former English Schools champion in a bygone era. GB and England Athletics Team Coach. Former Coaching Editor at Athletics Weekly and writer of well over 600 articles and editor of three bookazines. Winner of the 2012 Valencia Sports and Tourism ‘Best Sports Article, Newspaper or Magazine’ for Valencia Marathon. Guest speaker at the European Coaching Conference in Pajulahti, Finland and venues across the UK. Ex-National Coach Mentor at England Athletics. Recipient of Frank Horwill Award for Outstanding Service to BMC and also Lifetime Services to Coaching. Course Director of 22 Academy Residential Courses at four different venues. Coached 19 athletes to England or GB status. BMC photographer at Grand Prix Meetings.




Matthew Fraser Moat

Roles: Treasurer
Email
Phone: 07802 501895
Bio:

Matthew joined the BMC Committee as BMC News Editor in 1990. He has been a race organiser since 1993 and was one of the founders of the BMC Grand Prix series in the 1990s. He received the Frank Horwill award for outstanding services to the BMC in 2000. A qualified accountant, Matthew has performed a number of roles on the Committee and his current role is Treasurer.




Pat Fitzgerald

Roles: Membership
Email
Phone: 01895 811822
Bio:

Pat joined the BMC in 1979 as a coach. He became a committee member in 1980 and with Frank Horwill organised BMC races at West London Stadium. Pat was BMC Treasurer between 1984 and 2016, overseeing a huge improvement in the clubs finances. In addition he became Club Administrator in 2005. The role covered most aspects of the club from competition organisation, membership and subscriptions, and administrative functions and coaching . As such Pat was the driving force and public face of a large part of the BMC's activities. Currently the Administrators role is more focused on Membership, Subscriptions and managing the club database of around 2000 members including distribution of club kit. Pat is an Honorary Vice President and a Director of Athletics Data Limited formed in 2009 and part owned by BMC. Athletics Data manage Power of 10 and Run Britain Rankings for British Athletics and provide a results service to Athletics Weekly. Those responsibilities cover Administration, Financial Control, and Contract Negotiation.




Steve Green

Roles: BMC News Editor
Email
Phone: 07881 099305
Bio:

Steve Green is a sub- four minute miler and two time commonwealth games 1500m finalist (1994 and 1998). He is also Jamaican 1500m record holder (3:39.19) and former AAA 3000m champion. He has been a BMC Race Organiser for Trafford Gold Standards and Sheffield Indoor GP since 2011.




Neville Taylor

Roles: Coaching Committee, Coaching and Sponsorship
Email
Phone: 07753 70885
Bio:

My early athletic career began as a sprinter. I gradually moved up in distance, was mainly carried out on the black cinder track at Battersea Park.
There I was able to meet Franz Stampfl a charismatic character of Austrian birth.
Franz would regularly say” you must be strong “and “don’t neglect pace.” This has remained with me into my coaching.

I have been coaching a number of sports for almost 50 years.
Taking athletes at grass level through to international status
This includes a World Champion and Olympic medalist Wendy Sly.

The coaches that have mainly influenced my practical coaching philosophy
are Franz Stampfl, as mentioned, Arthur Lydiard and Harry Wilson.
These world class coaches confirmed the need for both psychological and physical preparation to be successful.
I believe it is imperative to coach the whole person and their wellbeing
I continue to acquire more knowledge by keeping an open mind.
Always looking, listening and learning to improve.

All official correspondence to the BMC should be addressed to the National Secretary at the above address. All matters so received will be addressed by the national committee at their next meeting.

All other requests should be sent to the BMC Administrator Pat Fitzgerald and will be dealt with immediately. Matters concerning specific areas of the club should be sent to the relevant person from the above list.

The BMC is always looking to expand its network of people and locations that host BMC races. If you feel that you can help or want to get involved then please contact the BMC Administrator Pat Fitzgerald.


Coaching Sub Committee

The Coaching sub-committee set and implement the coaching strategy for the BMC. This includes national and regional coaching events, online events, and publications. The committee also make annual coaching and scholarship awards. 

The coaching sub-committee is also responsible for arranging regional training courses. Again details can be found on the home page or by contacting one of the members of the committee in the list below.




Rod Lock

Roles: Academy: Administrator, Coaching Committee
Email
Phone: 0781 054 7017


Neville Taylor

Roles: Coaching Committee, Coaching and Sponsorship
Email
Phone: 07753 70885
Bio:

My early athletic career began as a sprinter. I gradually moved up in distance, was mainly carried out on the black cinder track at Battersea Park.
There I was able to meet Franz Stampfl a charismatic character of Austrian birth.
Franz would regularly say” you must be strong “and “don’t neglect pace.” This has remained with me into my coaching.

I have been coaching a number of sports for almost 50 years.
Taking athletes at grass level through to international status
This includes a World Champion and Olympic medalist Wendy Sly.

The coaches that have mainly influenced my practical coaching philosophy
are Franz Stampfl, as mentioned, Arthur Lydiard and Harry Wilson.
These world class coaches confirmed the need for both psychological and physical preparation to be successful.
I believe it is imperative to coach the whole person and their wellbeing
I continue to acquire more knowledge by keeping an open mind.
Always looking, listening and learning to improve.



James Thie

Roles: Coaching Advisor, Coaching Committee
Email
Bio:

James is a senior lecturer and Performance Director for Athletics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. A former International middle-distance runner, who was a finalist at World, European and Commonwealth championships. To add to this, a multiple British champion and sub 4 minute miler both indoors and outdoors. Not done with running in to his 40’s, he is the current World masters indoor 1500m champion. In 2010, James started coaching through his first athlete, David Bishop, who would go on in 2014 to run for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games and run a 3:56 Mile and 3:37 for 1500m. Since then James has coached 3 more sub 4 milers; Jake Heyward 3:54, Tom Marshall 3:58 and Ieuan Thomas 3:59. Other successes have ranged from distance at and between 800m to 50km, with over 12 Great British Internationals and taking various National titles and records. With recent successes including Jake Smith’s 60:31 Half marathon Performance at the 2020 World half marathon championships. These successes led to being named 2017 BMC coach of year and Welsh Athletics awards in 2018 and 2020. A Great Britain team staff for World Juniors, European U20’s and European U23’s Championships as well as currently completing his Doctorate in Sport Coaching.



David Lowes

Roles: Academy: Chairman, Coaching Committee, National Secretary
Email
Phone: 0191 384 6592
Bio:

Former GB and England international runner at distances from 3000m up to half-marathon and cross country and a former English Schools champion in a bygone era. GB and England Athletics Team Coach. Former Coaching Editor at Athletics Weekly and writer of well over 600 articles and editor of three bookazines. Winner of the 2012 Valencia Sports and Tourism ‘Best Sports Article, Newspaper or Magazine’ for Valencia Marathon. Guest speaker at the European Coaching Conference in Pajulahti, Finland and venues across the UK. Ex-National Coach Mentor at England Athletics. Recipient of Frank Horwill Award for Outstanding Service to BMC and also Lifetime Services to Coaching. Course Director of 22 Academy Residential Courses at four different venues. Coached 19 athletes to England or GB status. BMC photographer at Grand Prix Meetings.