- Blue Mountains and Penrith
Tim took up running late in life at 39 as a new father looking for a way to get fit, lose some weight and ensure he was around for his kids. Having never been a runner he was quickly surprised at how much he enjoyed it and soon became a regular at parkrun.
Tim joined Up Coaching with a view to taking his running beyond the 5km distance of parkrun. Tim has now competed in numerous half marathons and ultra marathons up to 50km and is working towards his goal of the 100km ultra in the coming years. His love of running is shared equally between road and trail running.
Tim has recently attained his Athletics Level 1 Run Leader coaching accreditation through Athletics NSW.
Tim is also Run Director at Nepean River parkrun.
“I decided to move into coaching as a further extension of the work I do with parkrun. I feel running has given me so much and I have a great opportunity to assist others to experience the same changes to their life. Seeing others achieve goals they never thought possible is just amazing and brings me a great deal of satisfaction.”
Tim does not have any Coaching stats at the moment.
Road Running PBs
- 5km – 18:56, Penrith Lakes parkrun 5/5/18
- 10km – 40:09, Western Sydney Marathon 10km 1/6/19
- Half – 1:29:34, Western Sydney Marathon Half 1/10/16
- 50km (Trail) – 6:40:12, Ultra-Trail Australia 19/5/18
Running Career Highlights
- 2019 – 29th, Rafferty’s Coastal Run 36km
- 2019 – 8th, Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run
- 2019 – 74th, RunWest
- 2018 – 19th, M7 Westlink Blacktown City Running Festival Half Marathon
- 2018 – 23rd, Kiama Coastal Classic
- 2018 – 307th, Ultra-Trail Australia
- 2018 – 23rd, Jabulani Challenge 22km
- 2017 – Six Foot Track Marathon
- 2016 – 12th, Western Sydney Marathon Half Marathon
- 2016 – 26th, Glenbrook Marathon
- 2016 – 227th, Real Insurance 10km
- 2016 – 24th, Bathurst Half Marathon
Trail Running Race Highlights
Trail Running Career Highlights
Other Career Highlights
- Advanced First Aid Certificate
- Working With Children Check Approval
Coaching Role: Tim assists Local coaches at weekly training sessions. Tim also runs sessions in Blue Mountains and Penrith.
Coaching Specialisation: Trail Running; all distances. Road Running; all distances.
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 😊
"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."
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.