Biography

Hello and welcome to my page 🙂

Let me start with a little bit about me… I’m Kate, a thirty-something age-group triathlete and cyclist based in Buckinghamshire, UK. I took up triathlon in Berkshire in January 2015, shortly after moving from Hampshire. Coming from a background of casual road cycling since 2013 and sports acrobatics whilst I was at university, I mainly wanted to keep fit and make some new friends. I joined Berkshire Tri Squad, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m addicted!

I’m coached by my club mate and boyfriend Paul, who is himself a very successful age-grouper. My main aim in triathlon is to enjoy it and push myself to achieve as much as I can, whilst staying fit and healthy in both mind and body. The aim is always the podium, and occasionally I get there 🙂

I’m very active on Zwift and have raced for teams including Vision, Socks4Watts and most recently, KISS racing team. I “enjoy” racing invitationals but it’s most definitely type 2 fun!!

When I’m not swimming, cycling or running, I work as a GP in the NHS and a lecturer at a private medical school, and am “mum” to our tortie rescue cat Yara Catselijn (named after Yara Kastelijn). I hope that I manage to inspire some of my friends, family and patients to make their health and fitness a priority. My other hobbies include cooking, gardening (badly), persuading Paul on the virtues of independent films and watching all sorts of documentaries.

Thanks for visiting,

Kate x