Kate is the founder and head coach of Marathonica Running School.
She graduated from MGIMO University in Moscow, holding a degree in Political Science and International Journalism, and started her career as a journalist and PR manager. However, running has become an important part of her life in early twenties, and since them its value only grew.
One day she decided to totally change her life and start doing what she loves most professionally - thus she became a running coach.
Certified coach of UESCA (USA) and LiFR (UK), prize-holder of several races in Russia and Europe, ultramarathoner and trail-runner, member of a number of international coaches associations, Kate follows a very personalised approach to every trainee. She seeks to develop an optimal training schedule, which would let balance life, work and training and harmonically reach the individual's goals. "I base my advice on scientific evidence. Faster and harder is not always optimal, and 'do as i do' is the worst path a coach can follow" - is Kate's credo.
Kate is an ambassador of the #runsome campaign, which promotes commute running as a means of transport and seeks to develop running-friendly environment in our cities.
Being an author for biggest Russian running magazine Marathonec, Kate uses her opportunity to pass her knowledge across to people. She is also a frequent host and guest of podcasts.
Kate lives and works in London, and you can sometimes find her in Up&Running store in East Sheen, where she can help you find your ideal running gear. She also is a part of a local Barnes Runners running club and hold its record in half-marathon distance.