Podcast Episode 89: Brendan Davies

Episode 89: Brendan Davies Australian Ultra Runner of the Year

Listen in to episode #89 of The Physical Performance Show as I sit down with Brendan Davies – current Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year. Brendan shares around his unique genesis story in running, starting in little athletics before giving it up to start team sports and pursue his career as a teacher. We hear about Brendan’s transformation once he started running and his first ultra running experience which led him to finding his passion and becoming a successful ultra runner for Australia. Brendan also unpacks his coaching philosophies and his goals with his coaching group UP Coaching.

About Brendan:

Brendan has represented Australia in 50km and 100km road running, trail and mountain running. While he still competes competitively in events ranging from 5km to ultra distances he also is a qualified teacher and coach with his group Up Coaching.  His career racing highlights include a Top 10 finish at Western States Endurance Run, Top 5 at Ultra Trail-Mt Fuji, Top 20 at Comrades Marathon, Top 10 at the IAAF/IAU 100km World Championship and many domestic wins in Australia, including Ultra-Trail Australia (previously TNF100) and many other trail and road events. He has represented his home state of NSW 3 times in the Australian Marathon Championships and in 2015 was NSW Marathon Champion.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Philosophies around his own performance
  • How to run fast and long
  • Coaching philosophies and joys from coaching
  • World Trail Run Series
  • Origins of Brendan’s running career
  • Performance Round
  • Best Advice


“Train hard to race easy”

“This is meant to be tough but I am tougher”

“Stay patient, relax and make it feel easy”

“You have to build your aerobic capacity through long easy runs”

“Always make sure you get your long run done”

To follow Brendan:

Website: Brendan Davies – In the Long Run

Twitter: @brendan_davies

Facebook: Brendan Davies

Instagram: brendanjdavies

Strava: Brendan Davies

UP Coaching:

Website: Up Coaching
Facebook: @UpCoachingAU
Instagram: @upcoaching

Brendan’s Supporters and Sponsors:



Barefoot Inc.

Hammer Nutrition




Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Mountain Sports

Valley Fitness


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