Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 - 2016
At the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials, Katie and Zoe Lee finished third in the women's pair. They both moved into the women's eight which finished 5th at the 2015 European Rowing Championships in Poznan, and won bronze at the second and third World Cup events of 2015 in Varese and Lucerne. The eight narrowly missed out on a medal position at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, but earned a qualifying spot at the 2016 Olympic regatta.
Katie raced in the women's eight throughout the 2014 Season. Her season got off to a great start at the European Championships in Belgrade where she won a fine silver medal. At the second World Cup in Aiguebelette Katie and the crew raced hard to secure the bronze and went on to repeat this performance at the final World Cup in Lucerne, winning another fine bronze. At the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam the crew gained a hard-earned Final place but could not find the form in the Final that had won them a medal in each of the summer events and finished 6th.
During the 2013 World Cup series Katie raced in the women's pair and eight in Sydney finishing 5th and 4th respectively. At Eton Dorney she finished 4th in the pair and in Lucerne she raced in the women's eight finishing 4th. At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju Katie raced in the women's eight finishing 4th overall.
London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 - 2012
During the 2012 season Katie raced in the women's eight. In the World Cup series the crew won a bronze medal in Belgrade, finished 5th in Lucerne and won bronze again in Munich. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London they made the Olympic final, finishing 5th.
In 2011 season Katie raced in the women’s eight. They took silver at Munich World Cup and placed 4th in Lucerne. At the 2011 World Rowing Championships on Slovenia’s Lake Bled, Katie, with crewmates Alison Knowles, Jo Cook, Louisa Reeve, Natasha Page, Lindsey Maguire, Jess Eddie, Victoria Thornley and (cox) Caroline O'Connor won a bronze medal.
At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro Katie took 3rd place in the B-Final of the women's single scull in 7:52.18. The result put her in the world's top 10 and constituted a great performance for the team's reserve.
In 2009 Katie concentrated on crew sculling after gaining a place in the women's quad for the World Cup series and the World Championships in Poznan. The quad won gold in Banyoles and silver in Munich, finishing 5th in Lucerne. She also doubled up into the women's double scull in Banyoles, placing 5th. At the World Rowing Championships the quad were 5th.
Beijing 2008 Olympiad: 2005 – 2008
In the 2008 World Cup series Katie raced in the eight and was selected in that boat class for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The eight made the Olympic Final and finished 5th.
She represented GB in the women's eight at three World Championships, coming 5th in 2005, 8th in 2006 and winning bronze in 2007.
Athens 2004 Olympiad: 2001 - 2004
Katie represented GB three times at U23 level, finishing 5th in the four in 2001, winning bronze in the pair in 2003, and finishing 7th in the single in 2004.
Sydney 2000 Olympiad: 1997 – 2000
In 1999, whilst at school, Katie won her first GB vest as a Junior winning bronze in the women's four at the World Rowing Junior Championships.
Beyond the Boat
Katie learnt to row at Headington School.
She was vice–captain of University of London Boat Club from 2003–4 and graduated with a degree in English Literature in 2004.
Katie is Lottery funded through UK Sport.