Irish Olympian, 4 time World Cross Country silver medallist, European Cross Country champion, Winner of London, Berlin, and Amsterdam marathons, and the current Irish marathon record holder, Catherina McKiernan is regarded as one of the world’s best ever cross country runners.

Since her retirement from competitive running, Catherina has devoted herself to teaching a new generation of runners as a fitness trainer and an expert on the mechanics of safe, injury-free running. She is also a sought-after motivational speaker.


Since her retirement from competitive running in 2004, Catherina has devoted herself to inspiring and teaching a new generation of runners about the mechanics of safe, injury-free running, to improve their performance and create a more enjoyable run. Book a 1 Day Running Workshop, or a Weekly Running Class – suitable for runners of all levels – even beginners. Check our workshops page for upcoming events.

Fit for Business

Catherina’s Fit for Business program provides the opportunity for your employees to incorporate at least thirty-five minutes of exercise into their daily routine during the workday. It can be scheduled before work, during lunch hour or immediately after work. It is an excellent way to Incorporate exercise into one’s daily routine – reducing sedentary “desk-time” and markedly improving your team’s fitness, health.

Motivational Speaking

Catherina’s story is inspiring – from barefoot running on the family farm in rural Co. Cavan, to participating in the Olympics at the highest levels of her sport. She was a self-motivated and largely self-taught runner, participating in exercise for the joy of it initially, then recognizing her great talent and deciding to fully exploit it. She talks about discipline, training, family life, phases of transformation she has experienced, and the new chapter in her life as a businesswoman. She is warm and honest about her story, and the lessons she has learned along the way, inspiring all who hear her story!

Catherina Talks Nutrition

Great fitness starts with great nutrition, and I am a big believer in a disciplined approach to food. I avoid sugar, and fizzy drinks, and I stay hydrated – especially when training hard. I also use some Irish-made, high-quality supplements as part of my nutritional regime.

These are suitable for anyone keeping fit or wanting to stay energised, healthy and active.

Upcoming Events

Client Reviews

Thanks a million for Saturday…really enjoyed it. It is clear that you have put alot of time and effort into your workshop and we are the lucky ones to benefit from the experience. Look forward to applying this new technique and mindset going forward.

Keep doing what you are doing … you’re a natural teacher/coach and was a pleasure meeting you.

Happy running…


This is great, thank you so much Catherina. I really learned so much today and what you taught us really resonates as I can match my aches and pains with my bad habits 😳. I’m dying to get out there and get practicing the right stuff now.
All the very best


Thanks so much for the workshop today, I learned a lot and enjoyed the company of the group. Everyone gelled so well and you have a lovely relaxed facilitating style that allows us to be comfortable asking questions and to soak in the information as the day goes along.

Thanks also for sending on the reminders of the key points from today that no doubt I’ll be checking back in with regularly in the months to come.
Best of luck in the future.




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