Charlotte was born in Wick, Scotland before moving to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland. Growing up she would follow her older sisters and father to triathlons and cross-country running events around the UK. It was no surprise when Charlotte entered her first kid’s triathlon when she was seven years old and she found something that she loved. Little did anyone know at the time where this adoration for the sport would take her.
In 2001 Charlotte watched and supported her Dad Frank compete in the Hawaii Ironman. This was an inspirational experience that Charlotte to still claims has a profound positive influence on her as a professional athlete. For the following few years she attended the Glasgow School of Sport in Bellahouston and focused on running under Norrie Hay.
In November 2005 Charlotte immigrated to Australia with her family in search of a change of lifestyle and sunshine! They moved to Bairnsdale, a rural town on the east coast of Victoria. Finding the climate much more agreeable ‘down under’, Charlotte began to take her triathlon more seriously. Initially following in her Dad’s footsteps she began racing the long course format of the sport, competing in ten half Ironman events before she’d turned 20. Preparing for her debut full Ironman race she suffered an injury that prevented her first attempt at the distance. It was at this time a ITU coach by the name of Jamie Turner got in touch with Charlotte and somehow convinced her to attempt ITU (short course) racing.
Charlotte relocated to Turner’s base in Wollongong, NSW in 2010 and began a long process to improve her swim and turn her long course, slow twitch strength into a fast and dynamic ITU athlete. Charlotte is based here through the Australian summer and then in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque region of Spain during the northern hemisphere’s triathlon season.
Since taking on triathlon full time, Charlotte has steadily improved her skills and performances. She ended the 2013 ITU season ranked 20th in the World Championship Series whilst simultaneously taking out the 2013 Under 23 ITU World Championship in London. Her aim is to continue to improve across all areas whilst enjoying her healthy and fulfilling life travelling the world training and competing.
Outside of triathlon Charlotte is a huge animal lover and can be found spending time with her dogs and family . As a vegetarian, Charlotte enjoys experimenting with new cooking ideas whenever her schedule allows some downtime.
- Winner of the 2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships;
- 15th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam;
- 10th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal;
- 15th at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi;
- 8th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 9th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Leeds;
- 22nd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama; and
- 6th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast.
Latest Athlete Results
|DNF||19 Oct, 2019 - Elite Women - DNF|
|DNF||07 Sep, 2019 - Elite Women - DNF|
|42||31 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - 02:18:52|
|33||20 Jul, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:05:34|
|40||06 Jul, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:02:28|
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|42||2019-08-29 - Elite Women - 02:18:52|
|33||2019-07-20 - Elite Women - 01:05:34|
|40||2019-07-06 - Elite Women - 01:02:28|
|23||2019-06-28 - Elite Women - 01:02:05|
|DNF||2019-03-08 - Elite Women - DNF|
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The 2017 World Triathlon Series speeds up this weekend on Australia's Gold Coast. Some of the athletes who will toe the startline for the sprint race spoke to the media on Thursday.06 Apr, 2017
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy floored it on the bike in hot and humid conditions in Cozumel, winning the race and securing her place in history as the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Champion18 Sep, 2016
In the 17 years it has been on the ITU calendar, the Tiszaujvaros World Cup has grown from a small triathlon into a summer tradition as the whole region turns out for a festive atmosphere.05 Aug, 2014
Ahead of the opening race of the 2014 World Triathlon Series, some of the sport's top athletes met the press at the Cloud in Auckland on Friday afternoon. Check out what they had to say here.04 Apr, 2014
Natalie Van Coevorden and Charlotte McShane produced two controlled performances to march into tomorrow’s final at the ITU Tiszaujvaros World Cup.10 Aug, 2013
Athlete Fact Sheet
|Year of Birth||1990|
|Place of Birth||Wick, Scotland|
|Residence||mount taylor, Australia|
|Sponsors||Liv Cycling - PT in my Pocket - Asics - Peter Dullard Motor Group - Spiuk - Oakley - Mako|
|Hobbies||Mountain biking, cooking|