Karen started her sporting career as a swimmer at a very young, where she was up at 5am before school, sometimes training twice a day and competing at weekends. This set Karen up to become the committed and dedicated athlete she is today.
In 2014 after achieving everything she wanted to in the world of swimming, Karen decided to take on a different challenge and did her first triathlon and surprisingly finished with a podium position, on an old bike with trainers on, totally no idea what she was doing! From that day she was hooked on triathlon, however always wanting to push herself, Ironman was the ultimate goal.
Karen sought the help of Tony Cullen in 2016 and has since grown into a very successful age group athlete. This shows just how far you can come if you are committed to the process and have the right coach, guiding you along the way.
Karen also works full time for Swim England as a Strategic Partnership Manager so as you can see she lives and breathes sport.