Growing up Karen was always involved with running (track – short distances) and various other sports. She took up running again (long distances this time) in 2004 commencing with a 10km race. She has raced various distances up to the marathon distance. For some variety, she completed a try-a-tri in 2005 and has been hooked ever since. She has been with the GTC club since it’s inception. Since then she has done all distances up to a half-ironman triathlon distance. She became a NCCP community coach in 2014 and is looking forward to the upcoming triathlon season.