Kathleen Shuttleworth   Active4Life

With over 12 years of coaching experience and 30 years competitive athletic experience, Coach Kathleen offers customised training programs designed to suit each runner's individual needs. Whether you are a beginner, seasoned veteran, weekend warrior or racing snake.

Coach Kathleen is a well known specialist in developing young endurance athletes . Age specific junior squad training is offered all year round in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa.


Coach Kathleen has had a passion for running since her first cross country race at the age of 6 and has made it her mission to share this passion with both young and old.

Coach Kathleen is relentless in refining each training schedule to meet the individual athletes needs, aspirations and lifestyle and ensuring it remains enjoyable and challenging.

An encourager of note, with Coach Kathleen you not only get a training schedule but the backing and belief you need to reach your best.

Living out her core value “Driven by passion, pursuing excellence” since 2004, Coach Kathleen has guided numerous athletes to achieving provincial and national medals in track, biathlon and cross country as well as helped many to conquer that first marathon or get that elusive personal best.
Personal Running Performances

Junior Provincial titles in 800m, 1500m and 10km road
Western Province Colours for Road Running
Marathon personal best 2:45 (Dublin Marathon 2002)
Previous winner of the Peninsula, Cango, Knysna and West Coast marathons
7x Two Oceans ultras – sub 5 hours
3x Comrades finisher
Represented South Africa at the World Triathlon Championships 1997
South African Triathlon champion in 20-24 Age Group 1997
2x AfricanX trail run ladies team winner

Qualified IAAF Level I Athletics Lecturer20150218_174456
ASA Level II Middle and Long distance Coach
SAQ Fundamental Movement Certification
ACE Qualified Personal Trainer


Cape Town
South Africa

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, Personal Training, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country




5 Oak Road
Cape Town
South Africa