Running on the national teams are something that Katherine cherishes and has been a part of several selections.

She has run for England as Junior on the Cross Country team. She has also run in the Biathlon and Triathlon Championships for England. She won the World Junior Biathlon.

Katherine credits her childhood spent in the mountains as her love for the altitude. She has improved a lot this year finishing 8th in the Europeans and 11th in the World Championships.

For the winter she is focusing on road and cross country. Her goal is to run a sub 75min Half Marathon and a sub 34min 10km. She would also like to earn her international vest as a senior.

Katherine hopes to go back to the mountains next year and get a medal in the World Championships next year.



Views on the Commonwealth Championships…


Nadeem Khan (NK) What were your thoughts on running in the Commonwealth Championships?

Katherine Goodhead (KG): I was very excited about representing England and racing my competitors again. I knew the mountains and courses so it was great to be on home ground. I was a bit tired as it was only 2 weeks after the world championships where I ran my socks off!


NK: How was this race different from your other international races?

KG: It was more friendly and lots of support on Latrigg in the up and down hill race.


NK: The one thing that you will remember about these Championship?

KG: The scene on the ridge on the way up Skiddaw in the uphill only race. It was a bit misty and one bit had no one cheering, just me and the mountains…which what I love best.


Get to know Katherine...


NK: Most memorable athletic moment…

KG: Winning the UK trial race this year up Snowdon. A lot went through my head in that race.


NK: What is your typical training week?

KG: Mon- am 1hour run, pm 30min run

Tues- am interval session,   pm 30min run

Wed- weights and 1 hour run

Thurs- am 30min run,   pm tempo run

Fri- am 30min run, pm 3km swim

Sat- am track session/ race, pm 30min run

Sun- am long run, pm core work


NK: If you were not a runner, you would be…

KG: An artist or a recluse who lives in the mountains.


NK: Your biggest supporter in your running career…

KG: My mum and my coach- Chris Frapwell.


NK: Who is your first call after a major race?

KG: I always like to enjoy the moment myself first then I call my coach.