Kate Allan

Kate Allan

Name

Kate

Nickname

Flash, Forest

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Favourite event/Distance to swim

800-1000m

Top achievements so far

Finished 7 Ironman and 12 Half Ironman events, an Ultra Trail Marathon and am a spokesperson for Lite'n'Easy after losing 11kgs on the programme a few years ago. My top achievement in life however is not sport related. I've been a Paediatric Nurse for 27 years at the same hospital, the past 11 years I've worked in Paediatric Intensive Care. This is by far the top achievement in my life. Making a difference and helping children and their families through some of the worst moments of their lives is an honour and I am so proud of my career.

Biggest Inspiration

Anybody who sets themselves a goal, no matter how big or small, and does everything they can to achieve it. It's so important to have dreams whatever they may be. I admire anyone who chases what they want and works hard to get there.
My sporting heroes are professional triathletes Sarah Crowley and Jan Frodeno. Absolutely incredible athletes and I've been lucky enough to have raced a few events that they've also raced at and won.

Goals for the next 12 months

A break from Ironman for who knows how long; maybe forever. I'm heading back to the roads and the trails and focusing on my running, which has long been a love of mine. I'll continue swimming because I love it, and it's such great training for the lungs without being too tough on this old body! I'm also contemplating Masters Swimming either this year or next.

Favourite quote

“Strive for progress not perfection."

Favourite SWIM SKIN + BODY product/s

Swim Skin without a doubt. I get such dry, itchy skin from sweating and the chlorine. Swim Skin makes my skin feel smooth and moisturised, without being too heavy. 
 

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