Athlete in Profile: Sarah Mulkearns (Grove)

Not only a triathlete, cyclist, runner and mother herself, but a Coach and the founder of Complete Per4mance Coaching. Falling into the sport after a running injury 12 years ago, she has never looked back….

Name: Sarah Mulkearns (Grove)

Nickname: Coach. Rocket. Sar. ‘ Mummy’ ;-p

Age / Age Group: 35-39. Closer to 39. 😉

Lives: Echuca / Moama

Targeted Sport: Triathlon

Years in the Sport: 12 years

How did you get started: I was injured from running, so my physio at the time said the only exercise I could do was swimming or riding a bike. I disliked swimming, and I hadn’t ridden a bike since my school years. BUT when there’s a love for health and fitness, I decided to give them both a go again! So I started swimming (if you can call it that..) and riding an old road bike from my high school days. And actually found I started to enjoy both. (Although swimming didn’t feel like it was getting any easier!) A work colleague who was racing triathlons encouraged me to try a triathlon when I was allowed to run again. So I did….. And here I am, 12 years later, still racing as well as coaching other athletes in the sport ! 🙂

What I ‘get’ from my sport: I love the discipline. The variety. The social connections. And the chance to push the bodies boundaries! I actually probably love the training itself than racing. I love the structure and routine of training, and staying, fit and healthy and feeling strong year round.

Ultimate Goal: To race alongside one (or both!) of my children when they get older. 🙂

What I couldn’t live without: Chocolate. (well I probably could, but I wouldn’t want to! 😉

Biggest love: My hubby and two incredible kids.

Pet peeve!: Noisy eaters. I shudder just writing it ! :-p

Interesting fact about me: My first paid job was milking cows on my parents farm when I was 12yo. 🙂 I learnt early on about hard work – and saving money ! Oh and I’ve never drunk a cup of coffee in my life. (don’t judge me for it!) 😉

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