|Since the British Championships at
Hull in 1997, Katie has suffered from illness and injury. A broken ankle in the
summer of 1998 followed by Glandular Fever during the first 4 months of 1999 and
following this a bone scan identified stress fractures of the left shin and right ankle.
These setbacks have not deterred Katie as she is continuing to train again without
jumps at present and she is also taking the GNVQ in Coaching under Phil Walsh's tutelage.
Although she passed her
Level 1 Coaching in 1999, she stopped skating in 2000 and moved
firstly to Spain to work and then returned to Lichfield in the
Midlands. She still likes skating but doesn't get much
opportunity to go as she now has a son, Sam.