Karen

I live in rural Northumberland with my family and other animals.


I am passionate about sport in general and helping others achieve their goals.  It is important to me that people feel good about themselves and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.  I have joined the YOP team to accomplish this and promote sporting performance for all.


Running has always been my main sport and I have achieved some noticeable titles/times in my day, in cross-country, road and fell. (NE Cross Country Champ as a Senior, NE Fell running champion as a Senior and Vet, winner of the Blaydon Race 1991).  I continue to race competitively despite getting on a bit.  


In triathlon, I have achieved age-group winner at Ironman Distance (Outlaw) and NE champ as a Senior.

I have also been NE Cyclocross Champion.


Now its about you…..

I hope I can support you in reaching your goals and aims in sport.


My relevant qualifications (quite a mix)


  • British Athletics Run Leader

  • British Triathlon Level 2 Coach + open water certified

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

  • Certificate in Health and Beauty Massage

  • Certificate in Exercise to Music

  • Spinning Instructor

  • First aid Trained

  • DBS checked


Now, my relevant experience


  • I have worked in Nursing for 28 years and continue to do so part-time.

  • I am a volunteer coach at Tynedale Harriers concentrating on middle distance and cross-country athletes.

  • I coach for One Life Triathlon Club.


I gain a lot of satisfaction from assisting and seeing people enjoying sport whatever their level.