Athlete Spotlight: Kate Avery

On her Cardiff Cross Challenge debut, Kate Avery looks set to challenge for the Senior Women’s title at Llandaf Fields on Saturday afternoon. The Shildon athlete ended her outdoor season on a high, running a 1,500m lifetime best of 4:15 in her final track race back in August, and now turns her attentions to the cross-country season as she looks for victory in the season opener in Cardiff. 

Event: 5,000m / 10,000m 

Best Performances: 15:25 / 31:41

Club: Shildon 


  • 2014 & 2015 European Cross-Country Championship Silver Medallist 
  • 2016 Great Edinburgh Cross-Country Champion 
  • 2015 IAAF World Championship 10,000m representative 
  • 2014 NCAA Cross-Country Champion 
  • 2016 UK Inter-Counties Cross-Country Champion