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9 June, 2021

CrossFit sensation lifts to new heights

WITH four years of experience and a year of intense training behind her, Mareeba CrossFit sensation Kara Trimble has taken out not only second place in Oceania, but a personal best in the Torian Pro CrossFit Competition held in Brisbane recently.


Kara Trimble is now second in Oceania for CrossFit this year after competing in Torian Pro

BY ELLIE FINK

WITH four years of experience and a year of intense training behind her, Mareeba CrossFit sensation Kara Trimble has taken out not only second place in Oceania, but a personal best in the Torian Pro CrossFit Competition held in Brisbane recently.

Torian Pro is the official start of the CrossFit Games and brings together the most elite athletes from across Oceania together to compete to the next stage of the games. 

Kara became competitive in CrossFit when COVID hit a peak last year, with her goal being to make it to an All Stars competition.

“I started with an All Stars Competition and then the Crossfit Opens and I ended up in the top ten in Oceania which meant I could go away for Torian Pro,” she said.

“At Torian Pro I did six workouts over three days, lifting and cardio mainly and it was an amazing experience with the 10 of us girls who competed for 16-17 years old. 

“The girl who won was a girl from New Zealand and she will qualify for the CrossFit Games Worldwide.” 

Kara said that her experience down in Brisbane for the competition was one she will always remember.

“The whole competition was a great memory, my favourite bits were lifting and getting a new personal best and using the drag rope and meeting all the athletes there,” she said. 

“I made a personal best and lifted eight more kilos than I usually do, which meant I lifted 88 kilograms altogether.”

To get to this stage, Kara had to undergo daily training at the CrossFit ‘box’ in Mareeba.

“I train every morning during the week except Tuesday at the box and at home and on Sundays I usually do some easy cardio like a run.”

“At the moment I am training for All Stars again after I have a break week.”

Coach and Owner of CrossFit Mareeba Simon Cockrem helped Kara to get to this stage in the CrossFit Games. 

“I helped Kara through coaching since she started two years ago and a few months ago she had a goal to go to the Opens and she ended up coming in the top ten so we took her down to Torian Pro,” he said. 

“The last 12 months we have put in some extra hard work to get her where she is now but she has put in most of the work and we’ve just fine tuned her along the way.” 

Kara is now on a break week after her big win at the Torian Pro and now then will start training up for another All Stars challenge later in the year.  


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