My name is Kate and I am happiest when I am running, walking and climbing in the mountains and moors of the UK.
I am an experienced ultrarunner and am excited to be able to share my love for running and the outdoors with other people. As a UESCA certified ultrarunning coach and UK Athletics Fell Running Coach my approach is underpinned by research but focuses on the athlete as an individual. I am a qualified Mountain Leader and NNAS tutor with extensive experience of teaching hill skills and navigation.
I started competing in running events in 2008, celebrating my 30th birthday with a mountain marathon. Over the past 12 years I have completed dozens of ultra distance races as well as many of my own challenges. In 2018 I completed a Bob Graham Round and in April 2021 ran an unsupported round of Joss Naylor’s beautiful Lakes, Meres and Water route.
Race finishes include:
Lakes 10 Peaks 1st Lady;
10 Peaks Brecon Beacons 3rd lady;
Saltburn Trail Marathon, 4th lady.
I also have 6 Lakeland 50 finishes, and have completed the Northern Traverse, Transvulcania ultramarathon; Lavaredo Trail race, Montane Cheviot Goat; Lakes in a Day; White Rose Ultra; and Ham and Lyme race, to name just a few.
I’m definitely a normal person with a very ordinary life!
That includes my fair share of ‘failure’ and working through it. I just love being & exploring outdoors, sometimes it’s the challenge of something beyond my comfort zone, but mostly it’s just for the joy of wild places.
Uesca Coach in Ultrarunning
UK Athletics Fell and Trail Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF);
UK Athletics Fell and Trail Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF);
Outdoor 1st Aid (16 hour);