Kate Waugh

Kate is a multiple international and European medal winner at junior, U23 and senior level, including becoming World U23 Champion in 2022 and finishing second to race winner and World Champion Beth Potter at the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra.

The silver medal in Pontevedra was one of a series of strong results for Kate in 2023, including fifth at World Triathlon Championship Series(WTCS) Yokohama which was her best WTCS result until Pontevedra. She also finished seventh at the Paris Test Event individual race before securing silver as part of the Great Britain team in the mixed relay alongside Alex Yee, Beth Potter and Barclay Izzard.

Originating from Gateshead, Kate completed her A-Levels in 2017 at Royal Grammar School Newcastle and took up a place at Leeds University in 2018 to study psychology.

Kate recorded her first major win in 2014 at the Penza U23 Youth and European Championships Women Relay. From there she won the British Triathlon Female Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year in 2015 and has built on her junior performances since then.

Her success continued into 2016, beginning with a 2nd place finish at the Quarteira Junior European Cup and rounding off the year with a silver medal at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel Mixed U23-Junior Relay.

Kate won the ETU European junior title in June 2017 and then went on to win silver at the world championships in Rotterdam in September. In her final year as a junior, she won world bronze in 2018 on the Gold Coast.

Major Results

Date Event Position
28th Oct 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki DNS
24th Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra 2nd
20th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Paris 2nd
17th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Olympic Games Test Event Paris 7th
24th Jun 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal 15th
4th Jun 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Championships Madrid 8th
13th May 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama 5th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 6th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 3rd
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 13th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 13th
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 3rd
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 4th
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 3rd
25th Mar 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira 8th
3rd Mar 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi 32nd
25th Nov 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi 1st
8th Oct 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari 12th
28th Aug 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Bergen 3rd
24th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Pontevedra 5th
10th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 1st
9th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 12th
11th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds 29th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 8th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 7th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 8th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 4th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 8th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 8th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 2nd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 8th
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 4th
30th Oct 2021 2021 World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong 2nd
23rd Oct 2021 2021 World Triathlon Cup Haeundae 2nd
10th Oct 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Barcelona 10th
25th Sep 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Championships Valencia 5th
18th Sep 2021 HAMBURG WASSER 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 9th
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 30th
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros DNF
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 32nd
17th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 5th
20th Aug 2020 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 10th
1st Sep 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2nd
30th Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 4th
3rd Aug 2019 2019 Malmö ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 2nd
15th Jun 2019 2019 Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup 3rd
18th May 2019 2019 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 25th
7th Apr 2019 2019 Melilla ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup DNF
15th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 3rd
22nd Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 6th
20th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 10th
25th Mar 2018 2018 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup 24th
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 2nd
19th Aug 2017 2017 Lausanne ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup DNS
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
17th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 2nd
16th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 11th
2nd Jul 2016 2016 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 4th
4th Jun 2016 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships 2nd
28th May 2016 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships DNF
3rd Apr 2016 2016 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 2nd
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup DNF
26th Jul 2015 2015 Banyoles ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 2nd
4th Jul 2015 2015 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 3rd
29th Jun 2014 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 1st

One of Kate’s standout results came in 2019 where she featured in the Mixed U23-Junior Relay team that crossed the line in second place at Lausanne, as well as celebrating individual silver and bronze medals at the Malmö ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup and the Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup respectively.

2021 saw Kate win her first World Triathlon Cup medals courtesy of back-to-back second-place finishes in South Korea to end the year. It was a year that also saw Kate make her World Triathlon Championship Series debut in Hamburg, recording a ninth-place finish.

It was one of six top-10 finishes in 2021 for Kate including fifth at the European Triathlon Championships and 10th in the U23 race at the World Triathlon Championship Finals in Edmonton, along with her season-ending medal successes in South Korea.

In 2022, Kate brought the gold medal winning Great Britain mixed relay team across the line as they secured mixed relay victory at World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg, where she finished 12th the day before in the women's race. Top-five World Triathlon Cup finishes followed in Pontevedra and Bergen including bronze in the event in Norway.

Kate ended the year by being crowned the U23 World Champion at the World Triathlon Championship Finals in Abu Dhabi.

Alongside her strong results in WTCS races which saw her finish sixth in the overall series, 2023 saw Kate claim series victory at Super League Triathlon having taken top step of the podium in Toulouse and second place in Neom.

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