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CoachCal

* 15 World Championship Medals (7 GOLD, 6 SILVER and 1 BRONZE) in ITU Events, Ironman 70.3 and XTERRA. CoachCal has the RACE EXPERIENCE and PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGIES as a Beginner, Developing Age Group and Aging Athlete.

* Master Degree in Exercise Physiology Specializing in Endurance Performance: Research Based Programs

* Coach to 2 Olympians, Commonwealth Gold Medalist, World Record Holders, Mount Everest Summitteers, Cancer Survivors and Multiple World Champions.  Take your Performance to the NEXT Level

* Been Coaching Professionally for 27 Years!  Hundreds of Triathletes, Marathon Runners, Cyclists, Ultra Runners

 

Contact CoachCal: coachcal@criticalspeed.com

Office: 403 660 7002
Office Address: 2628 19th ave SW, Calgary, AB Canada T3E7G1

 

CoachCal has been coaching for over 30 years. Not just focusing on athletes, but on individuals whose goals range from climbing Mount Everest to recapturing the power of active living. Cal has over 5 years of formal education in the Science of Coaching and Exercise Physiology. He is a certified exercise physiologist and is required to remain current on exercise, nutrition and wellness information and practises. CoachCal is the only coach in Canada to combine 8 World Triathlon Titles, Multiple National Titles and Top World Rankings with Advanced Education in Exercise Science and Body Health. This combination of experience and education creates a unique coaching intuition and professional guidance that gets results.


 


2007 Xterra World Championships, 3rd Overall Amateur
 
CoachCal and Lance Armstrong fight it out hill climbing in 2007, Storm Mountain.


Coaching Awards

  • 2008 Triathlon Canada Age Group and Junior Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Triathlon Canada Age Group and Junior Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Alberta Triathlon Association Coach of the Year
  • 2005 Triathlon Canada Age Group and Junior Coach of the Year
  • 2005 Alberta Triathlon Association Coach of the Year
  • 2003 Alberta Triathlon Association Coach of the Year

 

Athlete Awards and World Rankings

CoachCal has 7 World XTERRA Titles, 1 World Masters Triathlon Title, World Silver Medal in 70.3 and ITU Cross & Olympic Distance.

  • 2016 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
  • 2015 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
    2015 IRONMAN 70.3 #1 RANKING IN THE WORLD 45-49 Age Group
  • 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 #3 RANKING IN THE WORLD 45-49 Age Group
  • 2013 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
    2013 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Long Distance Award
    2nd at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 45-49 AG
  • 2012 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
  • 2011 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
  • 2010 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
  • 2009 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award
  • 2008  TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Olympic Distance Award
    2008 TRIATHLON CANADA Age Group Cross Award

Top Athletes Coached

  • Tate Haugan: XTERRA Pan American Amateur Champion / World 15-19 XTERRA Champion
  • Emily Wagner: Junior Elite Triathlete (7th at the World Junior Championships)
  • Carol Montgomery: Triathlon Commonwealth Gold Medalist / Olympian
  • Chuckie V: 1999 Ironman Canada Champion
  • Tom Evans: Ironman Champion
  • Jill Savege: Triathlon Pan Am Champion, Olympian
  • Pauline Li: Top Female Amateur IMCan 2004
  • Kim Townsend: 2nd Female Amateur IMCdA 2005
  • Michael Gorman: 2nd Male Amateur IMCdA 2006
  • Catherine Brown: 5th Overall Amateur IMCan 2006 & 07
  • Rosemarie Gerspacher: Top Female Amateur IMCan 2006 and IMCdA 2007
    • 3rd Overall Amateur Hawaii Ironman World Championships 10:05.
  • Sheila Croft: 4th Overall Female Amateur IMCan 2008
    • 2011 Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Champion
    • 2012 Ironman World Championships 8th Overall Female Amateur, Fastest Run (3:08 marathon)
  • Jordan Bryden: Canada's Top ITU Under 23 Athlete in 2008
  • Bev Watson: World 60-64 2013 Ironman (World Record) and Xterra Champion,
  • Danelle Kabush: 2nd Pro Female 2008, 5th Pro 2011 Xterra Worlds / Member of Luna Racing Team
    • 2012 Great White North Female Champion
    • 2012 XTERRA Beaver Creek Regional Mountain Champion
  • Myron Tetreault: 2012 Ironman Texas AG 45-49 Champion
    • 2012 Canmore Triathlon Champion
  • Susanne Boyd: 2012 Ironman Canada AG 35-39 Champion, 3X Kona Participant

 

Research

  1. "Effect of high volume training and taper on stroke volume and ammonia/lactate accumulation". University of Calgary High Performance Laboratory
  2. "Individualized Exercise Program for the Treatment of Fatigue in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients". Tom Baker Cancer Center and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary Interdisciplinary study of exercise physiology in bone-marrow-transplant survivors with fatigue and minor or no detectable clinical pathology: effects on QOL, exercise-physiology, immune parameters and socio-economic impact.

Education and Sport CERTIFICATION

  • Master Degree in Kinesiology from University of Calgary High Performance Center
  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Education
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • NCCP Level 3 Theory
  • NCCP Level 2 Distance Running
  • NCCP Level 1 Swimming
  • NCCP Level 1 Triathlon

Published Research

Training Principles and Issues for Ultra-endurance Athletes,
Current Sports Medicine Reports 2005, 4:165-170 Current Science Inc. ISSN 1537-890x

ON THE CUTTING EDGE ALWAYS: Ironman Hawaii Medical Conference

CoachCal is the only Endurance Coach in Alberta to attend the prestigious Ironman Medical Conference in Hawaii, the week before Ironman. He attended the conference in 2004, 2006 and 2012. This 5 day seminar puts the best sport medical doctors, exercise physiologists and nutritionists in one room. This ground breaking knowledge will give you the edge in your training, recovery, injury prevention, race strategy, nutrition complication and more.

 

Cal grew up in Penticton, BC, home of Ironman Canada. In 1985 he began competing in triathlons. Along the way he attended Clinics and Camps by Dave Scott, Ray Browning and Phil Maffetone. His 30 years of racing experience is a necessary component to his extensive education.

As an athlete he has achieved a high level of performance. Some of his notable achievements are:
 

2015

World XTERRA Championships in Maui - November

World 70.3 45-49 RANKINGS
Ranked #1 in the World with and Undefeated Season

XTERRA Canmore
2rd Overall, 1st 45-49, Top Canadian
Ironman St George Utah 70.3
1st in 45-49 (Breaking Record by 12 minutes)
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
15th Overall including Pros, Top Amateur, 1st 45-49
CSR Team Wins Team Category
Ironman 70.3 Kona
3rd Overall Including Pros / 1st 45-49

Rundles Revenge
Overall Winner of the 50km Mountain Bike combined with the 25km Trail Run

HighWood Pass Gran Fondo
4th Overall, Winner of the Masters Category in the Hill Climb


2014

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
Mechanical Mishap
 World 70.3 45-49 RANKINGS
Ranked #1 for 6 weeks / Finished Ranked as #4 in the World
 World ITU Standard Distance Championships Edmonton
5th in the 45-49 Age Group
 XTERRA Canmore
2rd Overall, 1st 45-49, Top Canadian
Ironman Victoria 70.3
9th Overall Including Pros, 2nd in 45-49
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
18th Overall including Pros, 1st 45-49
CSR Team Wins Team Category
Ironman 70.3 Kona
10th Overall Including Pros / 1st 45-49
XTERRA West Championships, Las Vegas
1st in 45-49 age category
 HighWood Pass Gran Fondo
3rd Overall, Winner of Master Category in King of Mountains and Overall

2013

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
12th Overall Amateur, 
1st in 45-49 age category

World 70.3 Championships in Henderson
2nd in 45-49 Age Group, missing GOLD by 11 seconds

Canadian National Olympic Triathlon Championships in Toronto
12th Overall Age Grouper
2nd in 45-49 age category
XTERRA Canmore
3rd Overall, 1st 45-49
Great White North Triathlon
8th Overall 4:09
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
5th Amateur, 1st 45-49
Ironman 70.3 Kona
Flatted / Ran 5th fastest Amateur Run
XTERRA West Championships, Las Vegas
8th Overall Age Grouper
1st in 45-49 age category

2012

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
DNS - 2 Broken Ribs Prior to Worlds

XTERRA Canadian Championships
DNS - Shoulder Injury from ITU Crash

Grand Fondo Highwood Pass
King of the Mountain Masters Champion
XTERRA Vernon Duathlon
1st overall
XTERRA Buffalo Pound
2nd Overall
World ITU Cross Championships
DNFed: Bike Crash
XTERRA West Championships in Lake Las Vegas
1st 40-44 AG
Canmore Winter Meltdown Triathlon
4th Overall
XTERRA Winter Sprint Triathlon
2nd overall

2011

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
4th Overall Amateur, 28th Overall
1st in 40-44 age category
XTERRA Canadian Championships
2rd Overall Amateur, 10th Overall
Canadian National Olympic Triathlon Championships in Kelowna
5th Overall Age Grouper
2nd in 40-44 age category behind Tom Evans
Trans Rockies 3 Day Mountain Bike Race
3nd Master 40+ Category
XTERRA Canmore, AB
3rd Overall, 1st 40-44
XTERRA Vernon, BC
1st Overall
XTERRA Buffalo Pound, SK
1st Overall
XTERRA West Championships, Las Vegas
2nd Overall Age Grouper
1st in 40-44 age category
Furious 3 Day Mountain Bike Race
2nd Master 40+ Category

2010

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
10th Overall Amateur (mechanical)
1st in 40-44 age category
XTERRA Canadian Championships
8th Overall
National Champion in 40-44 age category
Canadian National Olympic Triathlon Championships in Kelowna
9th Overall Age Grouper
National Champion in 40-44 age category
Trans Rockies 3 Day Mountain Bike Race
2nd Master Age Category
Penticton Peach Classic Olympic
5th Overall, 1st 40-44
Great White North Half Ironman
3rd Overall 4:09:58
1st in 40-44 age category
XTERRA Farragut, Idaho USA
1st Overall
XTERRA Farragut, Idaho USA
1st Overall

XTERRA West Championships Las Vegas
13th Overall, 1st 40-44

 


2009

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
4th Overall Amateur /Top North American Amateur 
1st in 40-44 age category
XTC Off Road Championships in Vancouver
2rd Overall
National Champion in 40-44 age category
Canadian National Olympic Triathlon Championships in Kelowna
4nd Overall Age Grouper
2nd in 40-44 age category
Trans Rockies 3 Day Mountain Bike Race
2nd Master Age Category
Penticton Peach Classic Olympic
2nd 40-44
XTERRA North West Championship (Idaho)
1st Overall Amateur
1st 40-44 age category
XTERRA West Championship (Las Vegas)
1st Overall Amateur
1st 40-44 age category
Great White North Half Ironman
4th Overall
Ironman California 70.3
4th in 40-44

2008

World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
4th Overall Amateur /2nd North American Amateur 
2nd in 40-44 age category
Canadian Off Road Championships in Vancouver
3rd Overall
National Champion in 40-44 age category
Canadian National Olympic Triathlon Championships in Kelowna
2nd Overall Age Grouper
National Champion in 40-44 age category
ITU World Olympic Distance Championships - Vancouver
2nd in the 40-44 age category
Canadian National Long Course Triathlon Championships in Osooyos
9th Overall, 5th Canadian
National Champion in 40-44 age category

2007

Stony Plain Great White North Half Ironman
4th Overall 
(4:13 overall finish time)
Canadian National Olympic Triathlon Championships in Drummondville, Quebec
3rd Overall Age Grouper
National Champion in 35-39 age category
XTERRA Mountain Region Championships in Utah
3rd Overall Amateur
12th Overall with Professional
Canadian Off Road Championships in Vancouver
5th Overall
National Champion in 35-39 age category
World XTERRA Championships in Maui 
3rd Overall Amateur /1st North American Amateur 
2nd in 35-39 age category

2006

World XTERRA Championships, Maui, Hawaii
5th Overall Amateur / 3rd North American Amateur
World Champion in 35-39 age category
National Olympic Distance Championship in Brampton, Ontario
5th Overall Canadian
2nd 35-39 Age Category
Fastest Canadian Amateur Run 36.29

Prestige Half Ironman in Cranbrook, BC
6th Overall 4:18.12
1st in 35-39 Age Category

XTERRA Mountain Regional Championship in Ogden, Utah USA
8th Overall Amateur
1st in 35-39 Age Category

XTC Off Road Triathlon Vancouver, Canada
4th Overall
1st 35-39 Age Category

 

2005

2005 Triathlon Canada Coach of the Year 
2005 Triathlon Canada Off Road Triathlete of the Year 
The only Coach to win both coaching and athlete award for 
Canada in the same year

2005 World Olympic Distance Championships, Honolulu Hawaii
22nd in 35-39 age category with 10th fastest run

2005 World XTerra Championships in Maui
10th Overall Amateur and 3rd in 35-39 age category

Canadian Long Course Champion in 35-39 age category 
(Victoria New Balance Half Ironman in June)

World Masters Champion in the 35-39 age category and 3rd overall 
(Edmonton World Masters Game in July)

4th Overall Canadian Amateur at the Canadian National Olympic Distance race
in Kelowna, BC in August. Top Alberta athlete and 2nd in the 35-39 age
category

 

2004

Canadian Amateur XTERRA Off Road Triathlon Series Champion

2nd in the 35-39 age category at the World XTerra Off Road Triathlon Championship

5th Overall Amateur at the World XTerra Off Road Triathlon Championship

3rd Overall Amateur at Canadian XTerra Off Road Triathlon Championship

1st Overall Amateur at Canmore XTerra Off Road Triathlon; 3rd Overall

3rd Overall at Canmore Mountain Running Team Canada Selection Race
5th Overall at the Penticton Peach Classic Olympic Triathlon BC Provinical Championship, 2nd in the 35-39 age category
7th Overall and 2nd in age category at the USAT Las Vegas Regional Triathlon Championship

5th Overall at Glencoe IceBreaker 10km, 1st 35-39 age category

2003

3rd Overall at Wasa Olympic Triathlon
11th Overall at the Penticton Peach Classic Olympic Triathlon; 3rd in 35-39 Age Category
1st Overall at Calgary's Lake Chaparrel Olympic Triathlon (2:01:34)
1st Overall at the 16km Moose Mountain Trial Running Race
7th Overall at the Melissa's 22km Road Race; 3rd in 30-39 age category

2001-2002

2001-2002 Calgary Cross Country Running Series. - 1st 30-39 age Category
- 3rd Overall standings
2001-2002 Multisport Aquathon Series - 1st 30-39 age Category
- 3rd Overall standings
Winner of the 2001 Alberta Five Peaks Mountain Running Series
2001 National Mountain Running Team Member competing in Italy at the World Mountain Running Championships
2001 National Long Course Championships 9th overall
2000 National Long Course Championships 11th overall
2000 Salmon Arm Triathlon 2nd overall
2000 Kelowna Marathon 5th overall in a time of 2:43:30
1999 Ironman Hawaii Finisher 10:28
1999 Wildflower 3rd place in 30-34 age category
1996 Canadian Elite National Long Course Team
1990 Ironman Canada Finisher 10:42

3 time Canadian National Age Group Triathlon Team Member

 

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