Wes Gibson

Based: Bathurst

NSW Coaching Roles Wes coaches Distant Athletes online, runs a weekly training session locally in Bathurst, offers group training sessions and regularly assists Brendan coaching at weekend group training sessions and multi-day camps. Coaching Specialisations Mountain Ultra Trail Running, Road Running, Strength and Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation.

Wes works with beginner through to elite athletes and has over 3 year’s experience working at UP Coaching. Profile Wes is a secondary PD/H/PE school teacher based in Bathurst NSW and a high-performance trail runner. Wes is an experienced trail runner who is continuing to climb the rankings. Since breaking through with a 4th at TNF50 in 2013, Wes has regularly appeared on the podium of many trail races of varying distances. Wes values the element of versatility as an athlete and often competes on the road too, with a Marathon PB of 2h 56m and a Half Marathon PB of 1h 15min.

“As a coach, I believe that my role is assisting my athletes to develop to their potential. I apply sound principles focusing on all components of fitness, specific athlete goals, individual strengths and weaknesses to my athlete’s program, aiming at giving each runner the best opportunity to run both happily and successfully.

As a coach, I am constantly learning and believe that through my best practice all my clients can also learn and develop as both athletes and individuals.”

Coach Stats

Coaching Highlights

Robyn Bruins – 4th Female K2C, 1st Female GNW100 2016, UTA 100 6th Female

Katherine Costello – UTA 50 2nd Vet Female 2016

Amy Daniel – 1st Female Rafferty’s Run

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Personal Stats

2013

Knapsack 3hr Pairs 2nd (1st Mixed Team) 8 laps.
2nd Narrowneck 20km Run
2nd Bathurst Half Marathon 75:50 (PB)
4th TNF 50
3rd Glow Tunnel Half Marathon 1:35:27
2nd Bush Capital Marathon 3:15
2nd Mudgee Marathon 2:56:05 (PB)

2014

2nd Wentworth Falls Short Course 1:25:43
27th 6 Foot Track Marathon 3:56:17 (PB)
1st Lithgow King of the Mountain
12th Buffalo Stampede Ultra Skymarathon 10:32 (PB)
1st Big Trail Run 47km 4:03:58
1st Mt Arthur Challenge 39:27
1st Centennial Park Ultra 50km Mixed Pairs
1st Running Wild Glenbrook 25km (27.7km) 2:00:23
5th Edgell Jog 26:53 (PB)
2nd Big Coast Run Kamay NP 30km 2:14:28

2015

1st Overall STS Summer Series Long Series Manly Dam
2nd Running Wild Knapsack 3hrs 8 Laps
1st Running Wild Wentworth Falls 1:23:22 (PB)
1st Lithgow King of the Mountain
5th Orange Volcanic Mountain Challenge 52:45 (PB)

2016

1st Lithgow King of the Mountain
2nd Mt Arthur Challenge

Personal Bests

  • 5km –  17:24
  • 10km – 75:50
  • Half  Marathon – 83:21
  • Marathon – 2:56:05

Qualifications 

  • Level 1 Athletics Coach
  •  Secondary PD/H/PE Teaching
  • Senior First Aid Certificate + CPR Certificate
  • Working with Children Check (2017)

Wes’s blog, For The Run Of It, is a great read.

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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
JOEL MAC
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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