27 April 2016, 11AM
All fired up and ready to go
Courtney Gilfillan is definitely a lady with an inner fire and having grown up in the pristine rainforest of the stunningly beautiful Nightcap National Park in northern NSW she not surprisingly also has a very holistic approach to her life.
Born with an innate desire to constantly push herself she has an education and achievements list that will leave many to shame.
With her constant training and coaching regime, passion for running and tri-sports through to her modelling, acting and studying at Uni we’re extremely puzzled where she finds time in the day to fit it all in!
Luckily for the YTF she’s been able to also leverage a bit of extra time in her busy schedule to not only compete in our event but also be our female race ambassador.
The Yeppoon Triathlon Festival’s organiser, Glenn Skinner, recently caught up with Courtney for a quick Q&A.
YTF: What leg of the YTF are you most looking forward to Courtney?
Courtney: The run leg, running is my strongest leg of a triathlon and it is also my love and passion, there is nothing more I love then getting to the run stage of a triathlon and putting my running shoes on.
YTF: What race are you following up the YTF with?
Courtney: The race plan is to qualify and compete at the 70.3 elite worlds on September the 4th
YTF: Will competing in the YTF help prepare you for the 70.3?
Courtney: Yes. I think it’s the perfect race for me, or anyone, aiming to prepare for the 70.3 world championships on the Sunshine Coast.
YTF: The YTF is a new event, what drew you to compete?
Courtney: It’s a fantastic local race, easy to travel to and in an absolutely amazing location. I’m really looking forward to competing as a Queenslander in this amazing spot in QLD I’ve not yet competed in.
YTF: Will you be trying to take a bit of a break to enjoy Yeppoon and the region after the race?
Courtney: Defintiely. I cant wait to spend time after the festival exploring the beautiful region.
YTF: What gives you inspiration to keep competing, any words of advice for newbies?
Courtney: Be consistent with your swimming, biking and running and enjoy the challenges training and racing give you to continue to better yourself. Do it for the love, the friendships and atmosphere and never forget to always have fun.
YTF: Tell us a little bit about you’re modelling?
Courtney: My first priority is to achieve my ultimate sporting goals and be the best athlete I can be. My modelling and brand ambassador work is an ongoing passion and job of mine with my sport. I also work for Edge Ahead as the head running coach back on the Gold Coast along with being a student at Bond College studying to be a sports Journalist.
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