Director & Head Coach Sarah Mulkearns (nee Grove) is a passionate, enthusiastic, genuine and hard working Coach – and athlete herself. She first started in the sport of triathlon in 2008 after a running injury. And after her first triathlon, like many, were hooked. It wasn’t long, and she was regularly landing on the podium in Sprint and Olympic Distance races, and in just a couple of years rose in the ranks to dabble in Elite Short Course racing. She then found her niche in long course racing and over the years has raced all over the country and overseas, including the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and the coverted and much sought after Hawaii Ironman World Championships after qualifying in her first Ironman attempt.
Now with two young children, she balances her own personal achievements in racing alongside her family, and found success again with qualification for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships to be held in New Zealand 2022.
She also races competitively in Road Racing, Criteriums, MTB and off road, and you will never find her far away from her runners, bike shoes of swim gear (or a square of chocolate!) 😉
With her personal love for endurance sports, and a life long passion for the sports industry, Sarah switched from her desk job in highly sought after industries such as the AFL and Racing Victoria, to personal training, and then ultimately triathlon coaching. Sarah is now a well-rounded and experienced triathlon and endurance Coach with 10+ years Triathlon and Endurance Coaching experience. A broad experience base formed by combining a knowledge of the sport, sporting industry, human physiology, periodised programming and coaching methods which in turn has allowed the development , coaching and education of athletes of all levels, ages and abilities in triathlon and endurance sports including Ironman, Offroad, cycling and ultra-running.
She shares her coaching knowledge, experience and education with athletes of all levels to help them achieve their optimal per4ormance while still maintaining a balanced, happy and healthy life.
- Triathlon Australia Accredited Coach,
- Triathlon Level 2 Performance Coach* (pending)
- Aus Cycling Accredited Coach
- Personal Trainer, Certificate III & IV
- Altitude Trainer Level 1
- Certified Hybrid Athlete Coach
*to be completed Dec 2017
Personal Achievements & results
Sarah has achieved numerous results since commencing her triathlon athletic career in 2008. In her first season of racing Sarah quickly discovered that hard work and determination would achieve her results despite not swimming or riding since her teenage years at school. In her first season she started landing on the podium in sprint distance races and has continued that through to elite sprint distance racing and then onto Half and Full Ironman racing.
- Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier 2020
- 4th place Geelong 70.3 2020
- 2nd place IM WA 70.3 2016
- Criterium and road race podiums and wins 2015
- Dirty Duathlon overall winner 2015
- 3rd Place F30-34 Ironman Melbourne 2013
- Hawaii Ironman World Championships 2013
- Victoria Sprint Distance Champion 2013
- Half Ironman World Championships 2013 (Las Vegas)
- 3rd Noosa Olympic Distance 2011 & 2013
- 1st Half Ironman Shepparton 2010 & 2011
- Various Gatorade Series wins and podiums 2009-2016
- Personal Bests
- 10km Run PB 38.44, 2011
- Half Marathon PB 1:25.07,2010
- Half Ironman PB 4:36, 2010
- Ironman PB 9:23:17 (IM Melb 2013, shortened swim)