Kat was born with a rare form of Cerebral Palsy: Ataxic Cerebral Palsy which means that she has low muscle tone. Only 10% of all people born with CP have this type.
Kat first got into disability sport after Stephen Miller, a thrower with CP, visited her secondary school to open it as a sports college. She started wheelchair racing in April 2008 and has competed in numerous 100m, 200m and 400m races. At the Tartan Games in August 2009, Kat competed in her first 800m. The following month, she completed the Middlesbrough 10k in about 50 minutes, which was an excellent achievement considering it was the first road race she had participated in and considering her stamina issues.
Kat graduated from Northumbria University on 16th July 2013 with a First Class Honours Degree in Journalism.
2010 Gateshead Harriers Disabled Female Team Manager's Award
2009 CP Sport Female Track Athlete of the Season