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our values!

Balance

Fresh air and early morning running trips sure can cure almost anything.

Achievement

Fresh air and early morning running trips sure can cure almost anything.

Commitment

By joining our group, you get to experience 100% unforgettable moments.

Adventure

Nothing makes you feel more free and independent as running open road.

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 is part of the training process
– Specificity is always the best training
– Age and gender are never barriers to achievement
– The journey is paramount to the race

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“Running teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”

Brendan Davies

Head Coach

May 17, 2020

Ultra Trail Australia

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UP Coaches

Brendan Davies
Brendan Davies
Head Coach
David Kennedy
David Kennedy
Online Coach
Graham Hand
Graham Hand
Coach
Jodie Oborne
Jodie Oborne
Online Coach
Jonathan Worswick
Jonathan Worswick
Online Coach
Kellie Emmerson
Kellie Emmerson
Online Coach
Mick Keyte
Mick Keyte
Online Coach
Wes Gibson
Wes Gibson
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Testimonials

UP Coaching testimonials from around the globe

Hi Brendan. It’s been 12 months today since I was first welcomed into to Upcoaching community. It was a Tuesday session on the stairs and trails at Knapsack. Thank you.

Many new friends. Encouragement. Support. Laughter and most importantly a great deal of fun whilst learning a new trade. I’ve had good days. I’ve had not so good days. Tired body. Sore body. Ongoing injuries. I’m certainly not the fastest but I still managed to complete my first ever trail runs, AAA25 and UTA50, I also managed to complete my first ever C2S and Blackmores 10km. I’m on my way to being a regular Parkrun participant where ever I may be on a Saturday morning.

If I can start this running journey then anyone can. All I say to people is it’s never too late and you are never too old to take up running.

As I move into year two I look forward to running smarter, faster, stronger and longer.......and of course enjoy and embracing what the Upcoaching Community is all about. Thank you and everyone at Upcoaching 😊

Stephen Russelathlete

"I wanted to give you some feedback on David.
He is a magician! I entered the half as a last minute thing to kill time so I could watch Bec. David had me down to do 18k and 2 hours so thought it would be good timing.
I wanted to run to feel, not push hard after a big lead up and a big fall last week.
David also has been managing me through a runners knee.. so I ran without pressure and no looking at times, my expectation was circa 2:20 to do comfortably.
Today I crossed in 1:59 and had no idea I had even broken 2hrs. I had plenty left in the tank and no pain at all.
I was so excited and emotional I contacted him straight away and as is the humble nature of the man he took no credit.
Brendan, I could not be happier or healthier. Whilst, not an elite athlete, David treats me like a human and an athlete. He is a gentleman and he takes the time to understand you and what you are trying to achieve.
I am currently working close to 90 hours a week and yet he still has me wanting to crank out the kms. I feel lucky to have his advise and coaching. It is a privilege most on life are not afforded.
Thanks to both of you."

Troy DawsonLocal Athlete

Brilliant, superb, awesome, that about sums up this trip. If you are up for an adventure and don't want the hassle of finding accommodation or great food, and of course superb trails, then this is the trip for you. Brendan and his awesome team will take care of all this for you. I was blown away by the scenery of Chamonix and more importantly, went to places that I would not have had the confidence to go to by myself without the Up\P Coaching team preparing all this for me. Superb trip, highly recommends it.

Paul M
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