About Coach Norrie


NORRIE WILLIAMSON

Coach Norrie has provided seminars, practical clinics, and after dinner talks to Clubs, groups, and companies both in South Africa and Internationally.

He has a wide repetoire of subjects on offer – for more information contact:

info@coachnorrie.co.za

SUMMARY OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
SPORTS ADMINISTRATION:

  • Coaching: IAAF Level 1 Coaching Course SA 1995
  • British Athletics Senior Coach 1996, Level 4 2001
  • ASA National Coach 1999 –
  • Middle Distance and Road running coach -(International, National and provincial Road and Ultra runners)
  • Natal coaching co ordinator 1987-89 – South Africa
  • Papers to National coaching seminar 1989 1990, 2002, 2003 South Africa
  • Author of Comrades training chart 1986-96, 1999 – 2005
  • Author of “Everymans Guide to Distance Running” (Oxford) English and Zulu versions -UK Version 1998, USA 2004, 4th SA version 2004
  • Author of “Every Beginners Guide to Walking & Running” (Juta), 2nd edition Penprint.

Administration:

  • Athletics
  • Senior Team Manager GB Ultra Squad until October 2000 – Resigned Nov 1998 to return to RSA Manager British 100 Km team World Championship 1997, 1998
  • Manager British 24 Hour Team European Championships 1996, 1997
  • Manager Athletics South Africa team to World 100km Challenge Japan 1994
  • Manager Athletics South Africa team to World 100km Challenge Winschoten2000
  • Manager Athletics South Africa team to World 100km Challenge Cleder France 2001
  • Coach to South African Student Athletic Team to World Student Games Buffalo USA 1993
  • Head of South African Delegation to World Student X Country Championships Ireland April 1994
  • International Amateur Athletic Federation / AIMS Course Measurer Grade A (including Olympics Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Commonwealth Games 2002)
  • Measurement Secretary Scotland 1996 – 1998 (resigned to return to RSA)
  • Ineternational Amateur Athletic Federation Measurement co-ordinator Southern Africa 1999 –
  • International Amateur Athletic Federation accredited Freelance Journalist, and Radio / TV announcer / commentator
  • British Association Road Races – Scotland Representative 1996

1998: (resigned to return to RSA)

  • Worked towards unification of Student Sport and Athletics at provincial and National level -1990 -1995
  • National Referee – South Africa
  • X Country Official
  • Track & Field Official
  • Natal Roadrunning Selector 1991-1994
  • Athletic South Africa National Technical Committee 1994 – 1995 & 2002 to present
  • Comrades 2000, & 2004, ASA 21.1km and 10km Championships 2000 & 2005
  • Natal Road Running Executive 1994 – 1995, 2000, 2001 to 2005
  • Natal Athletics – Management 1994 – 1995
  • Representative for International Association of Ultrarunners – Africa 1987 -1992
  • S.A. Technikons Athletic Assoc. Secretary 1989 – 92
  • S.A. Technikons Athletic Assoc. Exec. Member 1987 – 92
  • S.A. Technikons Athletic Association Selector 1989 -91
  • S.A. Technikons Athletic Association Team coach :- X Country

1990 – Track and Field 1991

  • Technikon Natal Athletics Chairman 1990 -1992

Administration:

Triathlon

  • Founder and President of South African Triathlon Federation 1984 / 1986
  • Vice President Federation International Triathlons 1984 – 1986
  • Chairman Natal Triathlon Association 1984/85.

Awards:

  • Athletics South Africa colours 1995
  • Scottish Athletic Colours 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
  • British Athletic colours 1993, 1998
  • Natal Athletics colours 1987
  • Natal Athletics coaching colours 1990
  • Natal Masters Association colours 1991
  • Natal Athletics Officials colours 1995
  • Technikon Natal Full Blue 1987, 88, 89, 90
  • Technikon Natal Sportsman of the year 1988
  • Merit award Savages Athletic Club 1984 1987

Triathlon Awards:

  • Triathlon
  • S.A. Triathlon Federation Colours
  • Natal Triathlon Association Colours. 1984 to 1986, 2001
  • Triathlon South Africa – Age group team 2001
    Race Organiser
  • Race Director for over 30 athletics and triathlon events including: 100 mile track events, 100km road, 5 & 10km roadraces, proivincial and national student athletics track & field championships.
  • Athletics South Africa Technical Delegate to national road championships 1994, 1995, 2000, 2005 & Comrades 2000 & 2004
  • International Technical consultant to events including: Beirut Marathon, African University Zimbabwe, Mauritius marathon and other events

COMPETITIVE CAREER:

Athletics

  • Ran for Scotland 100km 1994–95 -96-98
  • Ran for Great Britain European 24 hour Championships 1993, 1998
  • BAF/SAF 100km Championships 1995, 1998

Over 150 Ultra events including:

  • Winner 12 Hour Longest Day track race Pietermaritzburg August 1997
  • Winner 100 Mile track race Durban 1982, 84, 86, 88.
  • Winner 1000km Star Mazda Johannesburg to Durban 1983
  • Winner Komani 200km East London to Queenstown 1985
  • Winner Eastern Province 100 mile road race 1990, 91
  • Winner Eastern Province 100km championships 1990, 91
  • Winner Pick and Pay 100km Durban 1989
  • Winner Workshop 100 miler road 1989
  • Winner 54 miler South Downs U.K. 1988, 92 3rd, 94 6th
  • African 100km championships 1992, 3rd, 1993, 4th
  • Record Johannesburg to Durban (5 days 11 hours 27 mins)
  • Record 100 miles and 24 hours on treadmill
  • International Spartathlon 250 km 1992 6th
  • Key to Shining Key 100 Mile USA 1993 2nd
  • Belfast to Dublin 104 miles 1996 3rd
  • Townley 12 Hour Race 2nd
  • John O Groats to Lands End in U.K.
  • Western States X Country 100 miles 1985
  • Ran from Port Elizabeth to East London +- 270km
  • Numerous shorter ultras including 19 Comrades 90kms (best of 6:07), 10 Two Oceans 56km, 8 Ladysmith 53kms,11 City to City 50kms – Races in USA, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Botswana, Austria.
  • London and Boston Marathons (Sunday and Monday April 1983, 2:42 & 2:45 respectively)

1 Comment on About Coach Norrie

  1. Hi Norrie

    Merry Christmas. I wish you a great 2012.

    Norrie, do you provide one on one personal advice. I want to run a sub 5hr 2 Oceans in 2012. I need to discuss with you if I can jump into your sub 5 hr training program on the Old Mutual website. I ran 5h30 Two Oceans in April this year and then stopped training. I started training again only 3 weeks ago. Please can you send me your contact details to bradford@iafrica.com.

    Thanks Norrie
    Brad Lubbe

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