Jo Brischetto


  • Blue Mountains, NSW

Coaching Roles
Jo coaches Local Athletes online as well as coaching at weekly training sessions and cohosts with Brendan the Lake Crackenback Resort and Fairmont Resort Trail Running Weekends

Coaching Specialisations
Strength and Conditioning, Yoga and Stretching, Nutrition and Womens Health

Jo has worked as a secondary PD/H/PE teacher and is an elite female ultra trail runner. Jo founded and supports Summit Sisters, a venture dedicated to strengthening a community of women that empowers them to confidently fulfil their trail running dreams.  Jo and Brendan are also partners in Trail Kids; a grass roots venture aimed at building a love of the outdoors and trail running with young children.

Jo is an accomplished trail runner who has won and made the podium at many of the biggest trail events in Australia. She has finished 2nd at both TNF100 (2013) and TNF50 (2014). She has also won the Glenbrook Marathon, Mt Solitary Ultra and was 3rd at the Buffalo Stampede Sky Marathon in 2014.

Coach Stats

Coaching Highlights

Person Stats

Personal Stats

2013 The North Face 100 2nd Female
2013 MaxAdventue Coastal Classic 29km 1st Female
2013 Running Wild Glenbrook Marathon 1st Female – CR
2013 Great Ocean Walk 100km trail ultra 3rd Female
2013 Sanda International Masters Half-Marathon, Japan – 2nd Female

2014 Buffalo Stampede Sky Marathon 3rd Female
2014 Mt Solitary Ultra Marathon 45km, 1st female CR
2014 The North Face 50 Australia, 2nd Female
2014 Mt Blanc Marathon, Sky Running world Championships 17th female

2015 Running Wild Knapsack lap Race 3 Hr 1st female
2015 GOW100 1st Female

2016 Running Wild Wentworth Falls Race – 1st female (CR)
2016 Six Foot Track Marathon 5th Female
2016 Oxfam Melbourne 100km – 1st female team, 2nd outright

Personal Bests

  • 5km –
  • 10km –
  • Half  Marathon –
  • Marathon –


  • Personal Trainer
  • Secondary PD/H/PE Teaching.

Jo Brischetto

Road Running
Trail Running

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
Hills District, NSW

It was an eye-opening experience and privileged to attend a trail running camp lead by Australia's leading trail runner. Brendan is a great communicator who passionately shares his extensive knowledge and love for running. I left the camp equipped & inspired to run my first solo trail running event, all 100kms of it. With Brendan's help, I achieved the goal I set out for.

So impressed by my experience of Brendan's coaching I encouraged two of my children (aged 13 & 14) to attend a kids trail running clinic which he also led. My children, at different levels, were both inspired and enjoyed the clinic. I was greatly impressed to see how Brendan was able to connect with the all the children and once again pass on not only his knowledge but a passion for the sport.

Joel Mac
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