about Kate SMyth

Kate Smyth is a naturopath and endurance female running coach

Kate certainly knows what it’s like to face challenges when pursuing a dream.

In 2000 while watching the Sydney Olympic women’s marathon, the hair stood up on the back of her neck. Up until that point she had enjoyed recreational running but had no idea what it took to be an elite athlete. From that moment everything in her life changed. 

Fast forward exactly 8 years, 50,000 kilometers, and 10,000 hours of training, she ran into an Olympic stadium in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games for Australia. She is remembered by Australians for her courageous Commonwealth Games marathon finish where she staggered across the line.

Kate believes there isn’t just one way to better health and endurance running performance. Her mission is to educate and empower female athletes of all sporting interests to make the most out of being a female athlete through a holistic and balanced approach.   

On the back of her deep desire to help other endurance runners overcome challenges, she now provides female friendly coaching, naturopathic medicince (naturopathy) and sports nutrition to recreational and elite athletes. Many of her patients seek help for anaemia, iron deficiency, gut health, PMS, bone health and menopause.   

Kate is passionate about providing realistic, practical, and effective options that are tailored to the individual.

Specifically designed to include endurance running coaching, sports nutrition, and health support for runners, Kate helps motivated women transition from exhausted to competition-ready. Find out more here.

The Anaemia Recovery Program helps to restore consistent energy and supports individuals with iron and other nutrient deficiencies. Find out more here.

Kate has completed three university degrees including a Masters and a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). Her thirst for knowledge has led her to complete further training in thyroid health, sports nutrition, digestive health and female athlete hormones…. just in case you are wondering.

She has been mentored by leading integrated GP’s, and global leaders in naturopathy and nutrition.

Kate is an accredited coach with Athletics Australia and works with some of Australia’s best athletes across various sporting disciplines including endurance runners (5k to ultras), netball, AFLW, tennis, mountain biking, track and field athletics, road cycling, triathlon, ironman, motorcycle enduro racing, soccor and hockey.

She provides online naturopathy and online nutrition and coaching using secure telehealth software to athletes all around the world. Kate consults in person in Torquay and Melbourne. 

Kate loves to share positive inspiration and health education and provides presentations to community groups, schools, conferences, sporting associations, and companies.  

Her most recent heart project has seen her qualify as a celebrant. Kate helps families create meaningful ceremonies.  She has a special interest in baby/ infant naming days and infancy loss, miscarriages and stillborn memorial ceremonies.