Local athlete strives for global greatness at Ironman world championships

By Katie Kerr - 11 September 2019

FitnessSport

Cirencester based Corrine Clark aims for podium place ahead of the inaugural KONA™ ironman race this October.

The 36 year old will compete among 2,000 of the worlds greatest triathletes in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on 13 October. The grueling course sees athletes embarking on a 140.6 mile journey, proving the ultimate test of body and mind to earn the title of Ironman.

Corinne is no stranger to endurance challenges. Outside of managing her own sports massage business, she has previously represented Great Britain for Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons across the globe.

She qualified for Ironman 70.3 World Championships for the past two years. Corinne also qualified for Ironman World Championships four times previously.   

Corrine's latest accolades include:

  • Lanzarote Ironman 2019: first place in age group and first place as non-professional Female
  • Wales Ironman 2018: first place in age group. first place as non-professional Female. Qualified for Ironman World Championships
  • Ultra X Triathlon 2018: first place Female
  • Crooked Wiltshire Ultra 6 hours off Trail Race 2018: first place Female

Corrine is now competing to be among the best triathletes in the world and with the backing of redheadPR she has been provided the support to get there.

Corrine said: “I can't thank Sara and redheadPR enough. Without sponsorship such as this, I wouldn't be able to compete. I'm looking forward to this event and feeling confident about a podium position."

Sara Tye, founder and managing director of redheadPR said: "I'm delighted to support such a fantastic challenge. On a personal level and as a business, I am committed to supporting challenges such as these. A triathlete myself, I understand the dedication, discipline and hard work that goes into completing an Ironman. I know that without sponsorship, athletes who have a day job and work find it hard to train. Sponsoring them goes a long way to ensuring they can do the training they need."

RedheadPR have a history of sponsoring athletes, supporting Kev Tonner as he took on the 2014 Edmonton ITU Sprint Distance triathlon World Championships and in 2015 they supported the RTTC National Championship.   

Other past sponsorship includes the press box at Swindon Town Football Club, The Museum of Computing in Swindon and many business awards.

As a member and ex chair of Swindon Triathlete Club Sara said: "I'm very proud to know and sponsor Corinne. She is an inspiration to men, women and young people, including my own daughters - proving that you can achieve anything when you work for it." 

Founded by Sara in 2003, redheadPR is a dynamic and independent public relations market leader and social media agency based in Swindon, Wiltshire that celebrated 15 years in business last year. 2018 saw the PR agency voted one of the top three marketing agencies in Swindon.

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