Based in the Blue Mountains just outside of Sydney, Brendan is one of Australia’s most successful and versatile endurance runners. He has a passion for running trails and road, over short and long ultra distances, and this has taken him around the world as well as to some of the most spectacular locations in Australia. Brendan has achieved the rare feat of representing Australia 9 times; in 50km and 100km road running, trail and mountain running all at World Championship level and continues to participate in events ranging from 5km races through to ultra distance events at a competitive level.
As a qualified Athletics Australia running coach, Brendan is a highly regarded coach and trainer with one aim in mind – to help others achieve fitness and personal success through running. He utilises his skills as a school teacher, coach and elite athlete to offer individually tailored training programs and targeted group sessions, catering for each individual’s goals and lifestyle.
Brendan's Coaching venture UP Coaching, offers both online and local options for those wanting take their running to a new level; under the guidance of Brendan or one of the team of coaches he utilises. There are coaches experienced in all forms of running from road, trail, ultra to 24h track and beyond.
Please see more here: www.upcoaching.com.au
Brendan currently coaches elite athletes Marnie Ponton (10,000m Track, Road Marathon and Trail), Jasmine Sargeant (Trail and Mountain), Lou Clifton (Ultra-Trail), Kelly Emmerson (Ultra-Trail), Michael Chapman (Road Marathon and Trail), Andrew Hough (Trail) and many other up and coming athletes prominent on the running scene.