V, Young Verit as used in my social media handles (I was the youngest in my year group at school, hence the ‘young’ even though I am a 'grown up’ these days. I like to think the nickname keeps me young in spirit).
Verity competes in 5000-10000m running. She can’t remember ever not running, and rounded up her mother’s flock of sheep on foot as a child and that got her pretty good at cross country, but it was a while until she started taking it seriously with proper club coaching and then not until after university that she considered it as a career.
In addition to running Verity always loved jumping cross-country on horseback but she doesn't do so much of that now because her favourite ride is gone, and horses have a habit of stepping on your feet!
Greatest sporting achievement: Representing GB at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg.
Goals: Become an Olympian (so run a little bit faster and win some more home championship medals first!)
When asked for a fun fact about herself, Verity said: “I like to make up poems while I’m running along. If I can still remember them in time to write them down when I get home, that’s an achievement!”