Courtney Culligan

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20 Years

Endurance Sports Experience

Courtney has competed in marathons, half marathons, long distance cycling events and triathlons of varying distances. She has over 20 years of endurance sport experience. Since 2011, Courtney has focused primarily on triathlon both as an athlete and as a coach. She lives with her husband and three sons in Evergreen, Colorado. Courtney’s love for teaching and coaching has provided her amazing opportunities to work with organizations such as Girls On The Run, Pedaling for Parkinsons, MS 150 series, Team in Training- Rocky Mountain, The Bergen Schools, Evergreen Middle School and Evergreen Christian Outreach. Her dedication to helping others and her passion for the sport of triathlon have led her to amazing opportunities as a team member, coach, mentor, race director and top fundraiser for many of these organizations. Courtney’s main goal as a coach is to help her athletes reach their individual potential both physically and mentally in a successful, balanced and fun way. She hopes to help her athletes achieve a sense of personal satisfaction through hard work, consistency and commitment.

Coaching Philosophies:

Courtney’s coaching philosophy is based on her personal experience as an athlete, mother, wife and teacher. Her highest priority is to make sure every one of her athletes realize their fullest potential and to support them in this journey of self-discovery and athletic success. She focuses on a balance of life and how athletes can be successful in triathlon without feeling divided from other priorities in their life. Courtney’s ongoing experience with teaching, coaching and racing gives her an empathetic understanding of her athlete’s individual needs and concerns as they prepare for their race season. Support, focus, commitment, friendship, motivation, balance and success. Those are the keys to her coaching philosophy.

Quote from Courtney:

“If someone had told me ten years ago that I would be competing in triathlons, finishing Ironman 70.3 races in the top 10 of my age group and coaching incredible athletes in multisport, I doubt I would have believed it. Yet, here I am, doing exactly that and I couldn’t be happier about it. My friends and family often ask me how I manage to train for multisport events and successfully balance my busy life as a wife, mother, coach, athlete and teacher. The simple truth is that I absolutely love everything I do, so it seems to come naturally. In my eyes, life is a journey of self-discovery, re-invention, prioritizing, re-prioritizing, lessons learned, dreams realized and passions followed. For me, triathlon has been a new beginning. It has helped me grow in my self-confidence as a woman in every facet of my life. Triathlons have enabled me to feel strong, powerful and independent. And, I have developed strong bonds of friendship with other athletes through these experiences. My coaching philosophy is based on my personal experience. I work my hardest to help each one of my athletes realize their fullest potential and I support them in this journey of self-discovery and athletic success. I focus on a balance of life and how my athletes can be successful in triathlon without feeling divided from other priorities in their life. Support, focus, commitment, friendship, motivation, balance and success. Those are the keys to my coaching philosophy.”

Multisport Coaching Credentials:

  • Slowtwitch​ ​Triathlon​ ​Run​ ​Coaching​ ​Certification
  • USA Triathlon Level Certified Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach – September 2015
  • Coach – Girls on the Run, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, EPRD
  • Spinning – Indoor Cycling Certified – 2009
  • Masters Degree in Education – M.ED.

Coaching Experience:

Coach Courtney has been a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach since October, 2014. She is also a USA Cycling certified coach. Courtney has been Indoor Cycling certified since 2009 and has coached cycling since that time. In addition to being a personal coach for Mile High Multisport, Courtney is also a cycling instructor and coach with Evergreen Park and Recreation District. She has raced with various triathlon teams/groups throughout Denver and has also volunteered her time as a coach/mentor for Girl’s on the Run, Team in Training and the Pedaling for Parkinsons programs.

Athletic Highlights:

  • 7​ ​time​ ​Ironman​ ​70.3​ ​finisher​ ​(St.​ ​George-​ ​2013,​ ​2015;​ ​Boulder-​ ​2014,​ ​2016;​ ​Arizona-2016; Costa​ ​Rica-​ ​2017;​ ​70.3​ ​World​ ​Championship​ ​Chattanooga-​ ​2017)
  • Team​ ​USA​ ​Member​ ​2016/2017-​ ​ITU​ ​World​ ​Championship-​ ​Rotterdam,​ ​Netherlands USA​ ​Triathlon
  • ​​National​ ​Championship​ ​qualifier-​ ​2012,​ ​2013,​ ​2014,​ ​2015,​ ​2016,​ ​2017,​ ​2018
  • USA​ ​Triathlon​ ​All-American-​ ​2015,​ ​2016,​ ​2017
  • Ironman​ ​All​ ​World​ ​Athlete-​ ​2016,​ ​2017
  • US​ ​Indoor​ ​Triathlon​ ​–​ ​All​ ​American​ ​–​ ​2014/2015,​ ​2nd​ ​Overall​ ​in​ ​Nation​ ​AG​ ​45-49
  • 2017-​ ​Ironman​ ​Costa​ ​Rica​ ​70.3,​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​AG,​ ​25th​ ​female​ ​overall
  • 2017-​ ​Colorado​ ​Triathlon​ ​Aquabike,​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​overall
  • 2017-​ ​USA​ ​Triathlon​ ​National​ ​Championship,​ ​22nd​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2017-​ ​Ironman​ ​70.3​ ​World​ ​Championship,​ ​45th​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2017-​ ​ITU​ ​World​ ​Championship​ ​Rotterdam-​ ​32nd​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2016-​ ​Ironman​ ​Arizona​ ​70.3,​ ​4th​ ​place AG
  • ​​2016-​ ​USA​ ​Triathlon​ ​National​ ​Championships,​ ​24th​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2016-​ ​Colorado​ ​Triathlon,​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​AG.​ ​6th​ ​place​ ​female​ ​OA
  • 2016-​ ​Ironman​ ​Boulder​ ​70.3-​ ​9th​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2016-​ ​TriBoulder-​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​AG,​ ​6th​ ​place​ ​
  • 2015-​ ​USA​ ​Triathlon​ ​National​ ​Championships,​ ​25th​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2015-​ ​Lavaman​ ​Triathlon-​ ​3rd​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2015-​ ​Ironman​ ​St.​ ​George​ ​70.3​ ​–​ ​8th​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2015-​ ​Lookout​ ​Mountain​ ​Triathlon​ ​–​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2015-​ ​Boulder​ ​Peak​ ​Triathlon​ ​–​ ​8th​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2014-​ ​Boulder​ ​Sprint​ ​–​ ​2nd​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2013-​ ​Lookout​ ​Mountain​ ​Triathlon​ ​–​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​AG
  • 2013-​ ​Evergreen​ ​Sprint​ ​–​ ​1st​ ​place​ ​AG

 I wanted to drop a quick note about the support and outstanding coaching I received, from Court, during my IM yesterday in Tempe.

As you may know, I was nursing a broken clavicle back to health all summer and was unable to train as I normally would.  During the entire summer Court provided coaching plans that were adapted to my situation.  She provided emotional, and mental support to me when I was really discouraged and questioned my ability to jump back in on time for Tempe.

As you are aware, we raced Tempe together.   I doubted my ability to finish but ended up with finish times close to my last race 2 years ago. This is entirely due to Court’s encouragement and her thorough preparation, of me, for race day.   I followed her race strategy without diversion.  I followed her nutrition and hydration  plan for race day to a Tee.  I implemented her plan for the bike, run, and swim sections of the course without question.  When I finished the race I felt great and so very accomplished.

You have a great coach in Courtney and I’m so very glad to be continuing with her, as my coach, for the 2016-2017 season.  She has a lot of heart and more than that has become a very knowledge coach over the years.  Because she works well with others she has a great sense of how best to support each athlete individually.

I have so appreciated her and look forward to a great upcoming season!

Athlete Testimonial