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victoria wilkinson

What were you doing at age 14? Ask the same question to Victoria and she will tell you that she was competing for her country.

She has been on the international circuit, either running or cycling, since her early teens.

Victoria was the World Junior Mountain running champion in 1997. She has a career best of 5th in the European Mountain Running Championships as a Senior in 2008.

In addition, she competed in the Mountain Bike Cross Country at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 finishing 10th in the event.

Victoria's goal is to medal at World or European Championship in 2010.

 

 

Views on the Commonwealth Championships…

 

Nadeem Khan (NK): What were your thoughts on running in the Commonwealth Championships?

Victoria Wilkinson (VW): It was a great event, really good to be amongst other athletes from different disciplines. I was quite surprised to see so many competing countries there, I didn’t expect that number to be there, great to see they made the effort.

 

NK: How was this race different from your other international races?

VW: Usually when we line up, we know most of the field, know their individual strengths and weaknesses, this time many were unknown, and even up until the final 3rd of the race it was hard to tell who would come out the strongest. There was also a very friendly atmosphere both in the town and in Fitz Park.

 

NK: The one thing that you will remember about these Championships…

VW: Having consecutive days of good weather in Keswick, it makes everyone smile !!

 

Get to know Victoria...

 

NK: Most memorable athletic moment…

VW: Winning World Junior Mountain Champs

 

NK: If you were not a runner, you would be…

VW: A Rally car driver

 

NK: Your biggest supporter in your running career…

VW: My Mum and Dad

 

NK: Who is your first call after a major race?  

VW: Martin, my next supporter

 

NK: If you could train with a marathon celebrity, who would you pick?

VW: Haile Gebrailaisse

 

           Wilkinson