TRIATHLETE, COACH, ELITE ATHLETE
Karen is a 3 times World Ironman Triathlon Championships, Kona, Hawaii Finisher – 2003, 2011 and 2013, and 6 times qualifier. More recently Karen has won her Age Group at Ironman Cairns 2015, Hervey Bay 100 2015/16, Noosa Triathlon 2016, Mooloolaba Triathlon 2017, and Australian Ironman, Port Macquarie 70.3 2017, as well as taking out TA National Championships 2017 for Standard Distance Triathlon.
Karen has been involved in endurance sport as a triathlete for more than 20 years and as an Age Group Champion Triathlete. She is also an Accredited Level 2 Triathlon Performance Coach, Bronze Level Swim Coach, and has Certificates III and IV in Fitness Queensland.
Karen has gained a mass of experience through training, racing, and coaching, and has trained under several notable and experienced triathlon and running coaches. She understands the pressures of ‘life’, work / life balance and time management, as well as good nutrition for daily, training and racing needs.
Karen is Head Coach Redline Tri Club, Wellington Point, South Brisbane, which she has successfully managed for the previous three years. She has coached many athletes to podium finishes and for world championship races from Sprint, Duathlon, Aquathon, Olympic/Standard, 70.3 and Ironman distance.
She is now fuelled by Temple Nutrition and is about to ride her bike from Alice Springs to Darwin over 8 days , 1500km, in June to raise funds for the Mater Foundation for Cancer Research.