Endurance athlete and bike freak Karen McDonald has started as Polaris Apparels first marketing manager. She is a former winner of the Polaris Challenge and is still the only British female to have represented the UK in the Camel Trophy

Polaris winner lands job at Polaris

The job at Polaris Apparel Ltd was created for McDonald. As well as marketing function, the Derbyshire company will use her event management and gear testing skills.

Karen will be raising the Polaris profile on the hills, in the events, in the shops, magazines and peoples minds, says a press release from Polaris Apparel written by, er, Karen McDonald.

She is well qualified in the endurance sports field being placed in many years of Polaris Challenge MTB orienteering events (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd places). She also took part in the 1997 Camel Trophy, the team jeep-and-sports race held in exotic locations. Her most recent job was as event staff for the Camel Trophy and she is currently the manager/trainer of Team UK in the forthcoming Camel Trophy.

IBDs or suppliers looking for sponsor tie-ins with Polaris Apparel can contact McDonald at marketing@polaris-apparel.co.uk. Tel: 01246 240218.

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