The Guzzler Ultra - Year 620th—21st July 2024

Brendan Davies

100km | Inov-8 & Up Coaching

The Guzzler – Athlete profiles

Get to know the Guzzlers

We’re so lucky to have some amazing people lining up for both The Guzzler and The Glass Half Full. In the lead up to race day, we’re featuring some of the athlete stories here. As two-time winner of Ultra-Trail Australia, and the recipient of four ‘Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year’ awards, we are thrilled to have Brendan Davies joining us for The Guzzler 100km in July.

Let’s Meet

Brendan Davies

“I’ve always wanted to see the trails around Brisbane.”

Why are you running The Guzzler?

I’ve always wanted to see the trails around Brisbane. Having coached many athletes who use them for training it makes me very curious about them! It’s always great to run new events and support the local domestic scene in Australia.

How long have you been trail or ultra running?

Over 10 years now. I’ve been around so long I can remember when trail running wasn’t even seen as a sport, and when ultra running was only something that strange people did by meeting in strange places and running crazy long distances.

What’s your proudest trail running moment?

Been way too many. My sub 16h, 8th place at Western States in 2014 was pretty special though!

How will you get through the tough times on course?

Just revert back to some familiar processes – resetting a bit; mostly by slowing it down, refuelling, hydrating and some positive self talk.

What’s your goal for the event?

Goals are always value based – so although it sounds a bit boring, they are always around embracing the challenges of the new terrain, meeting and making new friendships, giving my best effort on the day and being grateful for the feeling of freedom that the sport gives.

Who would be your ultimate race crew?

Not sure about that one, someone that is good as serving up a bit of tough love, Gordon Ramsey would be good at that, and could probably serve up a couple of nice treats to boot.

We’d Love To Find Out More

Tell Us Your Story

From first timers attempting a new challenge through to experienced ultramarathoners, front, middle or back of the pack, everyone attempting The Guzzler and The Glass Half Full is an athlete and everyone has a story. Want to share yours with us? We’d love to hear from you as we get to know some of our Guzzlers.

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