Twenty-One months on from a serious cycling crash, Stourbridge triathlete Kate Miller has regained her place on the Great Britain Age-Group Sprint Triathlon Team.

Kate travelled to Bournemouth to take part in the qualifying race which comprised of a 750m sea swim, a 21km cycle ride followed by a 5km run along the sea front.

Despite some very tough competition, Kate was able to finish first in her age-group and 10th female overall securing her a place at the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Malaga 2024.

This result follows on from a highly successful season for Kate, who has also gained the title of English National Sprint Triathlon Champion for her age-group (40-45yrs).

Kate, a languages teacher and co-owner of local bike shop Big Willy’s Bike Care, was left with many debilitating injuries following a collision with a car in December 2021 which makes her journey back to form all the more remarkable.

She said: “No one is more surprised by this result than me, I feel an enormous sense of achievement. Those around me know how hard I’ve trained this year and how I’ve struggled mentally and physically to get back to cycling.”  

As a GB age-group athlete, Kate is self-funded and always welcomes any new sponsors willing to support her when representing Great Britain.