Christine Bertram Triathlete & Senior Research Consultant

Christine-Bertram - Elivar Featured AthleteChristine started her athletic career as a middle distance runner. Her talents earned her an athletic scholarship to Boston University where she qualified for the NCAA championships on two separate occasions. As an accidental triathlete an injury forced Christine to temporarily give up running. At that time she started swimming and cycling and can proudly say she learned proper swimming techniques at the ripe age of 35. In 2011 Christine got back into training and after three months of hard work she qualified for the World Championships. Training twice a day and anywhere from 10-14 hours a week Christine takes every 10th day as a rest day.

This year Christine plans to run the Paris and Boston Marathons in April.  She plan to compete in the Long Course Weekend in July – to “settle some old scores with the course”. With one eye on the future, Christine also intends competing in the qualifiers for the European Sprint Triathlon Championships and European Standard Distance Triathlon Championships.

Age: 40

Occupation: Senior Research Consultant at Ecorys

Sport: Triathlon

Pre-race Ritual: Carb-loading, and mentally rehearsing the transition areas.

Favourite Cheat Food: Martinis while watching James Bond paired with Cake and Coffee

Favourite Form of Cross Training: Her afternoon floor stretch sessions in the office.

Career Highlights:

  • Winning the AG at the Wales Half-Marathon  (2014)
  • Finished 3rd in the AG at the British Middle Distance Tri Champs in Aberfeldy  (2014)
  • Finishing her first marathon  (2014)
  • 9th place in the AG at the European Triathlon Championships in Kitzbuhel  (2014)
  • 2nd Place at the European Sprint Duathlon (2013)
  • World Triathlon Stand Distance Championships (2013)