But she’s recently taken part in an unusul charity bout – an Ultra White Collar Boxing event at Luton’s Auction House where she punched up £315 for Cancer Research UK.
Karen – a support co-ordinator for Govia Thameslink Railway at Kings Cross – said: “It appealed to me because it was a totally new challange.
“Having trained for only eight weeks, I was matched up with my opponent and took to the ring.
“There were three two-minute rounds. I lost the first, but managed to bring it back and the fight ended a draw.” She admitted: “It was a lot tougher than I imagined and very overwhelming, but it is one of the best things I’ve done and I was proud of my result.
“I think win, lose or draw we can all be proud of the fact that together we raised a lot of money for Cancer Research UK. I’m definitely tempted to participate again, although my next challenge will be the half marathon.”
White Collar Boxing is aimed at both male and female novices who want to get fit and try an enjoyable new experience. They have to raise at least £50 for Cancer Research UK in order to sign up.
> To find out more and support Karen, go to www.justgiving.com/Karen-Weller3/