Katie’s career in sport began as a middle distance runner with her greatest success on the mountains where she represented the Great Britain Mountain Running team from the age of 14-23 whilst picking up multiple English Fell Running titles.
At the age of 24 Katie was looking for a new challenge and she successfully transferred sports to elite triathlon through the help of sponsor Barrie Wells and British Triathlon’s fast track programme ‘TriGold’
Within six months Katie was placed on British Triathlon’s performance pathway with success in both duathlon and triathlon. Her achievements include:
Running remained Katie’s secret weapon. Her personal bests include 15.54 for 5k and 33.17 for 10k.
Katie has a wide range of coaching experience starting out as the lead strength and conditioning coach for the North West tennis academy at just 23 years old. Helping others is something that she has always been passionate about and since retiring from elite triathlon in 2014 she has thoroughly enjoyed helping others reach their goals.
"Coaching is something that I have always been passionate about and I really enjoy being able to share everything I have learnt … both good and bad … to the athletes I am fortunate enough to work with. Sport is a team effort and being involved from the other side as a coach is as equally rewarding. In fact I get more nervous for my athletes now than I did for myself when I was competing!"