Courtney Hancock






2022/2023 SERIES




Name: Courtney Hancock (Courtz)
Competitive club: Surfers Paradise SLSC
Original Club: Sawtell SLSC
Best round of 2022/23: Rounds 4 & 6, 4th
Best series finish: 3 x Nutri-Grain IronWoman Champion (2010/11, 2012/13, 2013/14)
Aussie Titles Results: 3 x Open Ironwoman, 2019 Open Surf Race, 2019 Open Taplin Relay


There is little Courtney Hancock hasn’t achieved in her 16 year long Ironwoman career, with countless podium finishes and three Nutri-grain Irowoman Champion titles next to her name. Originally from Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club on NSW’s North Coast, Hancock has made the Gold Coast her home after moving at age 18 with her sister Bonnie and now competes professionally for Surfers Paradise SLSC. In 2021 Hancock claimed a history making fourth Coolangatta Gold title and also holds three Australian Ironwoman titles.

Courtney, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

5 years old.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

Karla Gilbert. Strong, beautiful and kind.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

Do what you love.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Always dream big and believe in yourself.

What do you think about on the start line?

How much I love the ocean.

What do you think about during a race?

As less as possible… I try to enjoy every moment out there. As every chance I get to race I feel blessed.

Courtney, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

I am lucky that I haven’t had too many lows, I have broken my foot twice on my ski and the recovery from this took its time.

The highs I have been so lucky to have had so many. The friends I have made, the opportunities I have been given, being a Nutri-Grain IronWoman has given me such a beautiful life and I am forever grateful.

What is your go-to meal before a carnival?

Can’t tell you that 😉