Name: Hilary Walker (GBR)|
Position: General Secretary
Member of the Medical Committee
Radiobiologist, Senior Civil Servant working for the Health Ministry in National Government on emergency planning and environmental threats and hazards ( very useful for IAU Championships!)
Formert Elite Ultrarunner 1986-2000. 1st Ladies European 100K champion, 1992 and Medallist and team Medallist at IAU 100K & 24H Championships during the 1990s. Former Ladies World Best Performance Holder at 24H & 48H in 1988-90s ( and some less officiial distances!) Still competes - but now on the dark side - in middle distance triathlon.
National Endurance Official and National Federation Ultradistance Committee Chair/member.
Favourite aspect of Ultrarunning
Friendship and comaradie of all those involved in the sport - both organisers and athletes.
International fair competition that brings together fellow sports people with a single goal from round the world.
Quo vadis Ultrarunning?
To continue to widen the appeal for long distance endurance sport both on road and trail for more athletes and to enhance recognition from both the official athletics bodies and those who spread the news - the media. All these help strengthen the appeal to challenge the athletes to excel at the sport.