Place of birthNewport, Isle of Wight

Height5' 9"

Kim Murray joined the Talent squad in December 2014 through the Power2Podium programme having previously excelled in the long jump. She still holds the NatWest Island Games record in that event, thanks to a jump of 5.95m in 2007 while competing for the Isle of Wight.

Kim won gold and silver medals at the 2011 BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships to help the University of Bath to fourth place overall but switched to skeleton at the age of 26.

Her debut race in GB colours resulted in a sixth-place finish in the North American Cup in Lake Placid in March 2016 and more podium places followed in the 2016/17 season as Kim ended that campaign with a bronze medal in Altenberg sandwiched between a brace of fourth places in St Moritz and Altenberg respectively.

Kim competed on both the Europa Cup and Intercontinental Cup circuits last season, winning ICC bronze in Calgary in November and EC silver in La Plagne in December 2017. The 2018/19 season will be her first competing at World Cup level. 

Kim in her own words...

  • Nickname: Muzza, Kimbo, Kimbo Slide, Minty
  • Most likely to be spotted: eating out or walking about Arthur’s seat in Edinburgh
  • Least likely to be found: playing video games inside
  • Me in three: gym and tonic
  • Hero: Paula Radcliffe inspired me to always believe in myself but she also made me understand that getting where you want will take a lot of hard work and there will be plenty of setbacks on the way
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I was an exercise physiologist for sportscotland so I spent time helping support Scotland’s elite athletes to perform on the international stage