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Alumna Katrina represents GBR at Ironman 70.3

Captain Katrina Rye attended Maynard School then Colyton Grammar School (Class of 2009), after which she went to Cardiff University, to study Physiotherapy.
4 Sep 2019
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Katrina Rye
Katrina Rye

Captain Katrina Rye attended Maynard School then Colyton Grammar School (Class of 2009), after which she went to Cardiff University, to study Physiotherapy. Following on Katrina went into Army Officer Training at Sandhurst, a leading military academy. She is now a Physiotherapist Officer, she has been deployed to Canada to support the British Army during large scale ground and training operations, treating musculoskeletal injuries and providing advice for commanders on injuries and training schedules.  She has also worked at DMRC Headley Court and more recently at the Major Trauma Centre Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The British Army has supported Katrina during her sporting successes, last year she completed her first Ironman 70.3 in Calgary (this was a real achievement after 8 weeks of rehabilitation due to knee and hip injuries). She then returned to the UK and succeeded at the British Triathlon Relays as part of the Army Team and had the fastest time for the England Middle Distance Triathlon Championships too. All this has led to her fantastic achievement of representing Great Britain, achieving gold at the European Championships in July and in her step up into racing in the professional field. She competes in Nice this weekend at the Professional World Championships Ironman 70.3, a huge challenge against the very best in the world. 

We wish her all the best and look forward to hearing about the race!

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