catherine watkins

Vancouver, BC

haute volée Since: 2015

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born 9/8/1971
current residence vancouver, british columbia
college university of guelph





Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Burger and Ice Cream

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
Lesko bra: an awesome fit and great colors!

Do you have a training philosophy?
Enjoy the journey, trust your training and listen to my coach.

What is your favorite place to run?
Spanish banks and Jericho Park in Vancouver. The mountains and the ocean are right there and it is a gravel path. It is so beautiful!

Why do you run?
I love the feeling I get when I run. I feel at peace on an easy day. On workout days I love the feeling of flying along a trail, road or track, pushing myself as far as I can go. It is my passion and I plan on running my whole life.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
Reading. I love to curl up with a good book.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Love Actually: I love a good romantic comedy and Bel Canto: an amazing and powerful read!

photo credit: Dave Burroughs

personal bests

3k 9:40
5k 16:52
10k 33:52
13.1 1:16:48
26.2 2:42:34


racing highlights

2016 Canadian Masters Road 10k Champion 
2015 Pan American Games - 8th 
2015 Eugene Marathon - 1st
2015 Houston Marathon - 1st Master
2014 Canadian Masters Record Holder - 3k
2014 BMO Vancouver Half Marathon -  Master course record
2014 National 5k Masters Champion - 5k
2014, 2013 National 10k - 10th/2nd Masters
2013, 2012 National Masters Cross Country Champion