Former World and European Medallist, Olympian, a columnist with Irish Runner Magazine
One of Ireland’s most successful Irish Sports women, Catherina won silver at the World Cross Country championships four years in row from 1992 to 1995. She won gold at the inaugural European Cross Country in 1994. She was winner of the prestigious Berlin & London Marathon. Her Irish Marathon Record of 2:22:23 still stands.
Since her retirement Catherina has held running workshops helping runners improve their fitness and learn to run effortlessly. As a Chi Running Master she focuses on posture, core strength, relaxed legs, and “mindfulness” for correct running technique.
She regularly takes part in Park Runs and enjoys the occasional challenge of 5k or 10k race. A strong believer in not just the physical but also the mental health benefits of running. Originally from Cornafean in Cavan, lives now in Castleknock, Dublin with her children Deirbhile aged 14 and Patrick aged 10.