"I contacted Brian at the suggestion of a friend who had previously been successfully coached for Half Ironman. Brian's CV is extremely impressive, and as a result he understands the physical and mental pressures of endurance events and the requirements to succeed. I managed to knock over an hour off my Ironman time and Brian gave me everything I was looking for in a coach & more - Commitment, Understanding, Development, and most importantly of all I did it with a smile on my face".
- ROB HALL
"Inspirational guy! People, read his blogs. Pro sports people pay thousands for a sports psychologist. Your times are not getting better, it's hard to get out and train, I'm feeling a little strain. It takes someone like BRIAN NEW to create that little fire in your belly".
- MARK STANTON
"Oh I forgot to mention before, thanks a million to Brian New for kick starting this old beggars belief in what I can do. Ta Bri".
- ROB PLEAVIN
"THE BRIAN NEW EFFECT. I completed my first Ironman in Bolton last year and I now love the sport of triathlon more than ever.
Met Brian towards end of 2012 through a friend and from joining David Lloyd and am an ever present die hard at his Monday and Wednesday night Tri classes. After getting to know him a little more I asked if he would mind sorting out a training plan which would enable me to get as close as possible to a 10 hr Ironman. (I completed Bolton in 12 hrs 59 and dare I say it found it comfortable for want of a better word) He was more than happy to help and worked on putting together a 20 week programme for me to follow which started at the beginning of March 2013 and finishes with the race itself. However I was still in 2012 and have since soaked up as much info as possible to help me train over the winter and put myself in a great position to start the plan. Apart from the odd session I have pretty much followed his advice to the letter and as I can be a little over enthusiastic at times also added more on, well that was if i wasn't dead on my feet.
So after the best winter of training I've ever done we start 2013 and I have 23 races planned throughout the year and a few goals that id like to achieve, not necessarily this year but within the next 2-3. Qualify for Ironman world championships in Hawaii and the 70.3 world championships. Represent Team GB at my age group and win my age group at an Ironman event oh and do a sub 10 hr Ironman which would have to happen in order to reach my goals. I like a challenge and after the year I've had so far I feel I'm more than capable (positive thinking).
So on to 2013. Completed in 9 races so far in 6 I have set PB's and not by a few seconds I've knocked off anywhere between 2 minutes in 10K races 5 minutes in a duathlon and half marathon all the way up to 14 minutes in my second ever marathon. The training has definitely helped as I've never improved this much in such a short space and long may it continue for the rest of the year. Were just getting to triathlon season now so this is where it gets interesting. My first 70.3 Ironman in Wimbleball took place just over a week ago and was amazing and with Brian's help I managed to finish 98th out of 1700 and 21st in my age group in a time of 5 hrs 37 minutes. (Let me just state this is not an easy or flat course)
So in a nutshell the training plan is great and will push you if you put the work in, all the advice if you take it in is spot on and Brian is more than happy to help you if your prepared to listen and put in the effort. It clearly works, I've being doing Triathlons for 5 years now and only really took it seriously last year as before then it was just pure fun, now its still pure fun but I've developed a competitive side which to be honest i didn't really have before. Is there anything i don't like, well err rest days because I'm addicted and for some reason think ill lose something if i don't train. I'm learning to have them mainly because the training plan gets you to a point where you need it. That's a good thing. Seriously there's nothing I don't like about it i have off days but that's it. But I've seen such an improvement that it keeps me going as i want to see how good i can get.
All I can finally say is a big thanks for all your help, it means a lot and i appreciate everything you have done for me and are doing for me. To anyone reading this who is thinking of using a coach to help them in whatever way then look no further. As with anything you get out what you put in, but the advice and knowledge is top class and works. Enjoy and maybe ill see you on one of his training sessions one day ".
- NIGE TAYLOR