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Angela Bancroft

Triathlon and Run Coach


Education and Certifications

Coach of Endurance Triathletes, Runners and
Swimmers of all ability levels

USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach

RRCA Certified Run Coach

Swim Instructor- all ability levels and ages

University of Vermont- Bachelor of Art Degree

Northeastern University- Master of Science Degree

ASHA Certified, Maine State Licensed Speech
–Language Pathologist

Former Speech-Language Pathologist in Acute
Care & Rehabilitation, Long term Care facility and
School District- Certification current

CPR/First Aid Certified

Personal Story

I have been involved in the world of sports for as long as I can remember.  My experiences began when I very young as an age group competitive swimmer.  My love for competing quickly blossomed and I continued my swimming career until I graduated from college.  During those years, I also turned into a runner, competing on track and cross country teams, racing in road races and completing multiple marathons. 

With my racing and coaching history combined, I have over 20 years of experience.  As an athlete myself who has been coached by others for nearly half of my life, I am intimately aware of the needs of athletes. I have taken what I have learned personally as a growing athlete, to help others reach their potential.

I live in the Western mountains of Maine with my husband of 13 years.  Together we are raising three young boys.  Our lives are filled with the everyday joys and challenges of balancing family and careers with our personal hobbies and interests. 

Since I began racing Triathlon, I have had many successes. I worked my way up from Sprint and Olympic distance racing to the Half Ironman and Ironman events.  I have had numerous overall and age –group wins around New England. I have raced in 7 Half Ironman races including the 70.3 World Championship in 2008 at which I placed 5th in my age group.  In 2009 I tackled my first Ironman race in Lake Placid, New York. After taking 2nd place in my age group, and 6th amateur woman at that event with a time of 10:45, I qualified and race at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii that fall.  I finished the 140.6 miles in 11:26 that year. I returned to Lake Placid in 2011 and took 2nd place overall for amateur women, 1st in my age group and 7th woman finisher with the Pro field added.  I returned to the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii where I finished in 10:26 and 7th in my age group.  


My racing career has been rewarding and exciting.  However, it has not been without extreme dedication and hard work. Early in my racing career, I experienced a serious bike accident that resulted in surgery and an extended rehabilitation period.  My children were very young and the challenges were many.  I fought through those hard times to come back for a win at my first Tri upon return. In addition, I still work day after day to find balance in my life. Squeezing in the long training ours with a young active family is not easy.  Over the years, I have learned how to make it work so everyone is happy and healthy.  I do believe it is critical for all people to find a way to do what they love to do, to find their passion and go for it.   Nurturing your own soul in addition to that of your family’s, is crucial to lifelong health.

 

Coaching Mission

As a coach, I believe in working with each athlete personally.  No two lives are the same and therefore my approach to Triathlon training is never a carbon copy to another person’s plan.  My awareness and experience balancing family, work and training has allowed me to be an empathetic coach when helping other athletes organize their plans. Combine that empathy with strength and energy. I will make you work hard!!  It’s all about balance….

I encourage all my athletes to make a commitment to their goals and stick with it.  Successes are achieved when one trains consistently and honestly.  Good results do not happen with a magic pill.   Hard work is one of the ingredients.  I will be honest and true with you. I am available to you for discussion and encouragement.  The door is open for communication at all times.  From you, I will also expect commitment, honesty, and communication.  Together, we will reach your goals. 

To follow along with my personal racing adventures, please check out my blog at www.angesdrivetotri.blogspot.com


Athletic Resume:

Triathlon and Running

4x Ironman finisher –
Ironman Lake Placid 2009  2nd age group, 6th overall woman  10:45 Qualified for Kona
Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2009  finisher
Ironman Lake Placid 2011 1st age group, 2nd overall woman 10:19  Qualified for Kona
Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2011  10:26  7th age group

  • 7x Half Ironman finisher

                  Ironman 70.3  World Championships  2008  5th age group 4:42
                  Timberman Half Ironman 2007, 2008  (1stAG, 6thOA),   2010  (2ndAG, 10thOA)    
                  Mooseman Half Ironman 2009  (1st age,  3rdOA,    2011-   1st AG, 10thOA)
                  Rev3 Half Ironman 2010 (1st AG, 9thOA)

  • 8x Marathon finisher

                  PR 3:10 at Charleston Marathon 2011, 3rd place overall woman
                  Boston marathon 1995
                  Chicago marathon 2007
                  Maine Marathon 3x
                  Vermont city Marathon 2x

  • USAT All American 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 -- 11th/ 5420 in  40-44 age group
  • Multiple overall wins and age group wins in all racing distances in Triathlon and Running
  • Competitive Swim Teams age 8-18
  • Division 1 Collegiate Swim Team- Co Captain-Varsity Records held
  • High School Varsity Swim Team- Co Captain-S.Maine Athletic Assoc. All Star Team, top State Swimmer
  • High School Varsity Track and Cross- Country Runner
  • Peaks to Portland Open Water Ocean Race 1986-89- 2nd OA