Coaching

Pick a package that fits your needs

PREMIUM COACHING – LOCAL ATHLETES

The perfect package for athletes looking to prepare for a goal race or take their race performances to the next level through individualised coaching and would be able to attend UP Coaching weekly training sessions regularly.

PREMIUM COACHING – ONLINE ATHLETES

The perfect package for athletes looking to prepare for a goal race or take their race performances to the next level through individualised coaching but would be unable to attend UP Coaching weekly training sessions regularly.

PROGRAM DESIGN & CONSULTING

Ready for a self-managed training program?  Preparing for a race? Consulting on all aspects of running and written pieces on topics available for publication. Public speaking/motivational talks available for groups and corporate functions.

PERSONAL TRAIL RUNNING

The perfect package for athletes looking to prepare for a goal race or take their race performances to the next level through individualised coaching but would be unable to attend UP Coaching weekly training sessions regularly.

GUIDED TRAIL RUNNING

For individuals or groups wanting to explore the great Australian outdoors, whether for fitness or for course familiarization.

Covers entrants for Ultra Trail Australia races, Six-foot track, Running Wild events and other courses Australia wide.

RUNNING FORM ASSESSMENT

For individuals wanting an assessment of Running Form with Gait analysis, technique and running strength assessment.

Utilising video analysis, biometrics and expert analysis.

Training Principles

  • You must enjoy and embrace the journey
  • Developing the right training plan trumps having one ‘perfect’ training session
  • Variety keeps it interesting
  • Mutual support is crucial
  • Rest and life balance is part of the training process
  • Specificity is always the best training for racing
  • Age and gender are never barriers to achievement
  • The journey is paramount to the race
Premium Coaching Local Athletes

The perfect package for athletes looking to take their performance to the next level through ongoing individualised coaching and would be able to attend UP Coaching weekly training sessions  (Sessions in Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains). This package suits both athletes who are training up for a major race and athletes who race all year round.

Includes:

  • Your own personal Running Coach
  • Goal Setting Sessions with your Coach
  • Training Overview Plan Session with your Coach
  • The first fortnight of training included in set-up fee
  • Management of your Training. Ongoing, detailed and adjustable daily training program delivered via TrainingPeaks. The program will be tailored to the individual in line with their running goals and target races, eg: marathon, UTA etc
  • Ongoing analysis and feedback on your training with adjustments if necessary via TrainingPeaks Premium Account (included in the package) from your Coach.
  • Functional strength and conditioning and crosstraining sessions included as part of your program
  • Ongoing support and contact with your coach as required, Monday to Friday via face to face, email, phone etc
  • Technique feedback, video analysis/modification plan if necessary.
  • Pre-event preview or post-event review sessions.
  • Free access to weekly group training sessions including ongoing running technique assessment and feedback
  • Discounts on any Public UP Coaching hosted Training Days, Seminar/Information Clinics, Weekend Training Camps
  • Clients gain access to Private UP Coaching Facebook Group where coaches share advice, provide support and help motivate each other towards our goals. Along with special perks, running events, workshops and more.
  • Coach’s information, advice and documents covering a variety of training topics including race nutrition, event strategy, gear, mental preparation etc
  • Race day advice, pacing and support by Coach where necessary
  • Discounts on a variety of sponsors’ products
  • No contract or minimum term

See link for Frequently Asked Questions on athlete selection criteria. FAQ

Cost

  • $35 per week – paid fortnightly
  • $200 set up fee

This will include a comprehensive assessment of history, lifestyle, running experience, health, injuries, and running hopes and fears, and an one-to-one individual goal setting session, both assisting in the development of an overarching training plan

this is for me

PREMIUM COACHING – ONLINE ATHLETES

The perfect package for athletes looking to take their performance to the next level through ongoing individualised attention but would not be able to attend UP Coaching weekly training sessions (suitable for Clients outside of Western Sydney). This package suits both athletes who are training up for a major race and athletes who race all year round.

Includes:

  • Your own personal Running Coach
  • Goal Setting Sessions with your Coach
  • Training Overview Plan Session with your Coach
  • The first fortnight of training included in set-up fee
  • Management of your Training. Ongoing, detailed and adjustable daily training program delivered via TrainingPeaks. The program will be tailored to the individual in line with their running goals and target races, eg: marathon, UTA etc
  • Ongoing analysis and feedback on your training with adjustments if necessary via TrainingPeaks Premium Account (included in the package) from your Coach.
  • Functional strength and conditioning and crosstraining sessions included as part of your program
  • Ongoing support and contact with your coach as required, Monday to Friday via phone, email, messenger etc
  • Technique feedback, video analysis/modification plan if necessary (done via online means).
  • Pre-event preview or post-event review sessions.
  • Free access to weekly group training sessions including ongoing running technique assessment and feedback
  • Discounts on any Public UP Coaching hosted Training Days, Seminar/Information Clinics, Weekend Training Camps
  • Clients gain access to Private UP Coaching Facebook Group where coaches share advice, provide support and help motivate each other towards our goals. Along with special perks, running events, workshops and more.
  • Coach’s information, advice and documents covering a variety of training topics including race nutrition, event strategy, gear, mental preparation etc
  • Race day advice, pacing and support by Coach where necessary
  • Discounts on a variety of sponsors’ products
  • No contract or minimum term

Selection of Premium Coaching Clients

The Premium Coaching Packages (both Local & Online) offer a high level of ongoing guidance and support. Consequently, commitment and compliance from the client is crucial. As such, there are a number of steps to ascertain the fit between you and the Premium Coaching Packages.

  1. Initial contact is made with Head Coach Brendan Davies
  2. Completion of Initial Assessment Form which provides an overview of you as a runner, your running background and history and your future goals/aspirations and motivations for coaching.
  3. On review of this form, a discussion with the potential athlete occurs in which athletes are informed of their selection, their coaching options and are advised of their coach. While your preference is considered, choice of coach is also based on locality, compatibility and availability.
  4. A phone consult (approx 45min) occurs with your coach to discuss your Annual Plan and goals, your lifestyle and mapping out some weekly training routines begins
  5. Athletes register online with TrainingPeaks and link their account to my coach’s account
  6. Finally, completion of the final documentation and payment of the setup fee. Payment options and future payment dates will also be provided at this point

Please Note
There is a limit of Premium Coaching Athletes to ensure individual attention is maintained and the workload is manageable for coaches. Once capacity is reached, future athletes will be placed on a waitlist and offered spots once available.

Cost

$30 per week – paid fortnightly
$200 set up fee

This will include a comprehensive assessment of history, lifestyle, running experience, health, injuries, and running hopes and fears, and an one-to-one individual goal setting session, both assisting in the development of an overarching training plan

this is for me

PROGRAM DESIGN & CONSULTING

One-off Program Design:

This will generally occur in a face-to-face or over phone consultation between the athlete and Brendan and is only available for athletes previously having gone through a ‘coached’ period with an UP Coaching Coach, and/or highly experienced athletes with a proven strong history in running and racing. It includes:

  • Designing with athletes a ‘take away & self-managed’ training program for a specific race (typically 3-4 months). Please note there is no ongoing coaching, training analysis, feedback or pre-race support for this type of service.
  • The program will be delivered via Hard Copy format and is self-regulated by the athlete.
  • Follow up consult (30min) at the conclusion of the program is included.

Consulting:-

Consulting can be arranged for any athlete and generally occur via Skype or phone. Generally 45m-1h in length, they can cover one or multiple areas including:

  • Planning for an ultra marathon, eg: crewing, logistics, gear
  • Training for races in altitude or unfamiliar climates/terrains
  • Race strategy and pacing advice
  • Nutrition and gear advice
  • Managing your mind in races
  • Planning a yearly racing calendar to maximise performance
  • Taking the step from completer to competitor
  • Taking your performances to the elite level
  • Obtaining and maintaining sponsorship

Please note, for UP Coaching Local or Distant Coached Athletes, these topics and advice in these areas is included as part of your Coaching package.

Speaking and Writing:-

Written pieces on requested topics available for publication, and public speaking/motivational talks available for groups such as running clubs and events by Brendan Davies.

  • Running Clubs
  • Race Ambassadorship
  • Information Nights
  • Motivational Talks e.g. Fundraising Nights
  • Newsletters/Magazines
  • Race Directors seeking race specific training programs, I specialise in trail and ultra running

Cost

Negotiable

Prices vary on a
case-by-case basis

this is for me

PERSONAL RUNNING TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

Training that can be one-on-one or in a group setting, with areas of focus as negotiated with Brendan. For those wanting to improve technique, learn specific skills, master difficult training sessions or learn race specific skills.

If you have a group of fellow runners who are looking to apply themselves in the same aspect, contact Brendan and see what kind of group training can be tailored for you.

From beginners Unleashing Potential to more experienced runners looking for their Ultimate Performance.

Examples include:

  • Introduction and fundamentals of trail running
  • Mentored Trail Running skills sessions (hills, trail fartlek, tempo, running technical trail)
  • Mentored Road Running sessions (tempo, progressive runs, speed sessions)
  • Mastering stair running in trail running
  • Powerhiking in trail running
  • Using walking poles in trail running
  • Running Technique Analysis and Gait Modification workshops
  • Transitioning to minimalist running sessions
  • Strength, Conditioning, Plyometric and Stretching sessions

Cost

COST:

Negotiable

Prices vary on a
case-by-case basis

this is for me

Guided Trail Running

UP Coaching can tailor a trail running session to suit your needs. Whether you want to experience some spectacular Blue Mountains scenery and wildlife, or have a specific trail you want to run, we’d love to guide you for your day in the great outdoors.

If it’s just one day or many, we can make it happen!

During the run, Coaches will provide athletes with trail running tips and a history of the region.

Destinations may include:

  • Mt Solitary
  • Blue Labyrinth
  • Mt Banks
  • 6 Foot Track
  • Kedumba Valley
  • Kanangra-Boyd
  • Katoomba and of course the Blue Mountains!

We also provide course familiarisation for trail running races and can guide you across routes for races like:

  • 6 Foot Track Marathon
  • Ultra-Trail Australia (formerly TNF100)
  • Mt Solitary Ultra
  • Hounslow Classic
  • Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
  • The RunningWild NSW races.

Equipment can be provided upon request, free of charge. This may be a good opportunity to try some new gear out, thanks to our business sponsors.

Contact Brendan at brendan@upcoaching.com.au to discuss your options!

Cost

Negotiable

Prices vary on a
case-by-case basis

this is for me

Running Form Assessment

UP Coaching can provide a 1:1 Running assessment to help you with your running form.

Coaches will utilise technology and experience to highlight areas to improve your running and get you moving with efficiency and correct technique.

We will video and take a Gait assessment and provide Pre and Post feedback through complex video analysis of your running ability.

We also provide training plans to suit most major trail and road running events.

  • 6 Foot Track Marathon
  • Ultra-Trail Australia (formerly TNF100)
  • Mt Solitary Ultra
  • Hounslow Classic
  • Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
  • The RunningWild NSW races.
  • City to Surf
  • Sydney Blackmores
  • Bay to Bay

Contact Brendan at brendan@upcoaching.com.au to discuss your options!

Cost

Negotiable

Prices vary on a
case-by-case basis

this is for me
Saturday parkrun Sessions

Parkrun is a brilliant initiative and here at UP Coaching we love this concept. Athletes regularly attend parkrun for a tempo or time trial session which includes a thorough warm up, tempo paced 5km and cool down. Some athletes will run extra distances at tempo pace after the parkrun, for example those training for marathons and longer.

Parkruns are a great way to practise racing too! It gives you the opportunity in a relaxed, supportive environment to practise your racing and hone your pre and post race routines.

UP Coaching athletes regularly attend Lawson parkrun (trail), Penrith Lakes parkrun (road/cross country and The Ponds parkrun (road). Coaches are regularly in attendance to help and support athletes.

All parkrun sessions start at 7:40, with the 5km parkrun starting at 8am

There is no charge for the Saturday parkrun sessions. Please add UP Coaching as your ‘Club’ during the registration process.

COSTS

  • FREE

There is no charge for the Saturday parkrun sessions as this is a Free Global Health Initiative.

No need to preregister! Simply turn up, check in and join in.
Contact Brendan at brendan@upcoaching.com.au if you would like to know any more information.

All sessions (apart from parkruns) are promoted weekly as events on the UP Coaching Facebook Page

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