Milton Keynes RC
Karen first began rowing at school at Methodist College Belfast and then continued at Queens University Belfast and Belfast Rowing Club eventually competing in a 2- for Ireland in the 1980s.
She also coached Junior girls at Methodist College at that time.
She then went to work in Africa and had a rowing break for a few years.
She returned to Milton Keynes Rowing Club in 2006 and now competes regularly in their Masters Squad.
She is a L2 Coach and over the past few years has been involved with the club as Safety Officer, Club Secretary, LTR Coordinator, Development Captain, Women’s Captain and is currently Membership Officer and Vice-Chair.
She took on the Role of Masters Representative for the Eastern Region in 2018.