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Lauren Starr


“I have always been active- I grew up on a farm in England and was horse mad! All my spare time was spent outside horse riding, running and cycling around the farm, swimming and playing outside with friends. As I grew older my love for the outdoors only increased and I enjoyed trying every sport and outdoor pursuit that I got the opportunity to”[1] Lauren Starr

As a child, Lauren was heavily into horse riding and competed in show jumping and eventing. She then explored competitive running and has multiple wins and podium positions in trail and road races including 2nd at the New Zealand National Mountain Running championships 2019.

Lauren also competed at the state level in middle and long-distance running. Her competitive triathlete at sprint distance included gold at the Great Britain junior National Triathlon Relays 2006.

Lauren experienced several chronic injuries in her teens and twenties before being diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome, bilateral congenital hip dysplasia, and femoral anteversion at age 30. She has undergone multiple hip and musculoskeletal surgeries in recent years and as such has not been competing, but is still keeping very fit and active through multiple outdoors sports.

Lauren began working as a physiotherapist in January 2014. She now runs her own business Evolve Physio and Coaching in Healesville which offers Physiotherapy, Rehab, Clinical Pilates and Strength training, Running and Fitness Coaching, Bike Fitting, and Sports Nutrition Advice and Plans.

This Biography has been written in consultation with Lauren Starr

Find out more:
Visit Lauren’s Website Evolve Physio and Coaching

Site: Gateway Reserve Lilydale
A wonderfully designed playspace with artworks by Yarra Ranges Artist, Paul Sonsie, depicting six inspirational, local sports women from varying points in their career, from up and coming stars to established professionals.

Commemoration: Lilydale Gateway Reserve artwork created by Artist Paul Sonsie of Sonsie Studios, Healesville. Commissioned by Yarra Ranges Council.