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Colleen O'Brien

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Coach Profile

  • UESCA Running Coach
  • UESCA Ultrarunning Coach
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
Coaching Experience

3-5 years

About Colleen

I am a mom, wife, dog mom and avid trail runner. I live in a small village surrounded by big mountains in BC, Canada. I love to be outside playing, exploring and adventuring in mountains as much as possible, either through trail running, skiing, hiking or backpacking. I love any trail running, but tend to race the 50km distance, as I find it a good challenge. I have also started to explore stage racing, and am excited to continue to learn more about it.

Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy revolves around enjoying yourself and having fun. I am a firm believer you will not grow as an athlete if you are not having fun. I provide a simple plan for my athletes to follow and guide them, while being available for any advice, guidance or support needed along the way. I believe open conversation, and regular check-ins with athletes are very important to ensure both my athletes and myself are communicating well and that we are working towards the same goals. I love getting to know my athletes and see them grow and succeed!