Darryl Johnson


  • Penrith NSW

Coaching Roles

Darryl coaches Local Athletes online as well as coaching at weekly training sessions.

Coaching Specialisations

Trail Running up to 50km, Road Running 5km to Marathon, Strength and Conditioning


Darryl first came to UP Coaching in November 2014 following a Trail Running Weekend at Lake Crackenback where his passion for running was rejuvenated. Since then Darryl has gone on to achieve some significant milestones including a sub 20 minute 5km, now down to sub 18 minutes and several 1st placings across various Parkruns. Darryl has also placed in some trail races with Running Wild podium finishes and several top 10 finishes as well. Since becoming a coached athlete in June 2015 , Darryl has seen further gains, not only in his running but his understanding of all the many inputs into what it takes to improve your running and race at your best. On discussion with Darryl it is evident that he is also passionate about seeing the progression in the runners around him and genuinely wants to assist runners reach their goals.

“I am interested in how nutrition can aid and improve your running as well as the role that strength and plyometric work plays. Also a firm believer in the adage that if you want to excel it has to hurt.”

Coach Stats

Coaching Highlights

Person Stats

Road Running PBs

  • 5km – 17:51, Penrith Lakes parkrun,
  • Marathon 3:06:50 M7 Marathon

Trail Running Race Highlights

  • 1st Place Glenbrook Marathon 25km 2016
  • 1st Place Rafferties Coastal Run 2016
  • 7th place Coastal Classic 2016
  • 1st place GOW Pairs 2017
  • Six Foot Track 2018 in 3:56:50

Personal Bests

  • 5km – 17:51
  • 10km – 37:55
  • Half  Marathon – 1:21:36
  • Marathon – 3:06:50


  • Athletics Australia Accredited Level 1 Recreational Running Coach

Darryl Johnson

Road Running
Trail Running

I backed my training and all the wonderful guidance I had from the truly awsome Kelly-ann Varey and worked my butt off the get it done.

Shaun BradbyAthlete

Lake Crackenback was a truly memorable experience. The Running, YOGA, Accommodation and food was perfectly catered for.

Can not wait to go back. Thanks, UP Coaching for organising an awesome getaway.

Vanessa Cullen
Vanessa Cullen

Run with Confidence has helped my running and race preparation for Western Sydney Half marathon.

The Skills I learnt over the course helps my form and has improved my running immensely. Thanks, UP Coaching.

Donna Voysey
Donna Voysey

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