Karla’s Story

Come be part of it!

I am an IRONMAN Certified Triathlon Coach, with a Certificate of Completion Course with Training Peaks University, with many years of experience in Triathlon and Multisport.  Based in Cape Town, Blouberg.

I have a great love and passion for Triathlon with many years of experience competing in all distance Triathlons from Sprint to multiple IRONMAN distance and Extreme Ironman Distance Triathlons, including Norseman, Swissman, Celtman and Swedeman.

As much as I enjoy taking part in Triathlons and Multi-sporting events myself, I find greater pleasure in helping people get involved in this fantastic sport.  Which leads to great experiences and incredible memories, which is why I started KIKstart Triathlon Training in August 2015.

My vision is not only to coach and train people to achieve their sporting goals, but also develop a group or team where everyone plays an important part and all have a sense of belonging.  A feeling of being surrounded by good people with similar interests and goals, who inspire and motivate each other– and I truly believe we have accomplished this.

I am keen to share my knowledge, with both beginner and experienced athletes. To help people get involved in this fantastic sport, to achieve their goals no matter how big or small and realize that anything is possible, if you put your mind and body to it. And along the way, through the journey, to SMILE and have as much FUN as possible! 🙂


I started Triathlons in 2009, with a junior provincial level Swimming and Tournament Water-skiing background. I have since competed in numerous sprint and Olympic distance Triathlons. Twice representing Western Province for the Olympic distance at the South African Championships in 2012 and 2013, and twice achieving Triathlon South Africa colours in the same years. I travelled and participated in the ITU World Championships in New Zealand representing Triathlon South Africa. After which I competed in my first Ironman 70.3, which followed onto Ironman African Championships, which I have taken part in a numerous times. I have taken part in many Open water swim event, including swimming from Robben Island to Big Bay Blouberg 7.8km. In 2015 I competed in my first Xtri Extreme Triathlon event Swissman, which followed on to Celtman, Norseman and Swedeman.   I have also taken part in many half marathons, full marathons, trail running and cycling events over the years.  I still enjoy participating in various events for fun, from Triathlons, to open water swimming, swim run events, running, trail and cycling events.  But  my main focus is to put my coaching / athletes and KIKstart Triathlon first and foremost.


Personal Achievements

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“I always try to keep in mind that I do all that training for a reason, which is to compete to the best of my ability.”

- Alistair Brownlee

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