Harriet Brown






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Harriet Brown
Competitive club: BMD Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Ocean Grove SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 4 - 2nd
Best series finish: 1st in 2017
Aussie Titles Results: 2018 Board Race - 1st, 2018 Surf Teams - 1st, 2018 Taplin Relay - 1st


A proud Victorian, Harriet Brown has been a fierce Nutri-Grian IronWoman for almost 12 years. In that time, she has won a series, earned multiple podium finishes and captained Australia to victory the 2018 World Championships. Brown is also a record-holding Molokai to Oahu Champion. When she is not competing and training, Brown is an Exercise Physiologist.

Harriet, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

9 years old. I started at Ocean Grove SLSC because my sister wanted to join. I didn’t like watching so I joined up soon after.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Kristyl Smith because she has such good surf skills and was always a fair racer. She also helped me so much when I was new to the IronWoman series

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

Work hard, enjoy what you do and live by this saying; ‘if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Work on your surf skills and technique, hard work and persistence pays off and most of all – enjoy what you do!

Harriet, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: Winning the world Ironwoman Title and Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series.

Low: Missing the 2018 season after injuring my foot – I was leading the IronWoman Series point score at the time.

Do you have a secret talent?

I play the violin – it’s not really hidden anymore because each year I play a Christmas carol on Instagram.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

Not really, but I’m a planner I usually warm up and drink my coffee and koda gel at the same specific time.

What do you think about on the start line?

It’s just a standard piece of rope on the sand – nothing special 😉