Who are we?
Well we are two sisters who forged our P.E notes at school (sorry Mum!) and never particularly enjoyed athletics until we were adults...late blossoming !
Vicky loves the buzz of running! She enjoys running alone to de-stress, and also with her lovely running buddies having a good chat and gossip!
Sam loves cake so running, power walking and cycling are a must!
We certainly aren't natural athletes and although we could both ride a bike and swim (of sorts), running and the idea of entering an organised run was certainly something we wouldn't have done. Then we completed a Charity Power Walking Marathon together in a 'not too shabby' time of just over 6 hours and we started to think, "mmm can my legs go any faster?".
Inspired by my husband, I started to run on New Year's Day 2011, not expecting it to last. By the September I had ran a half marathon.
Watching my journey unfold, my sister started running two years later, and boom, 2016 we both ran the Great North Run.
But having families, for us committing to lots of events proved difficult, so Virtual Racing became a great way to stick to goals. And getting the fitness bug, we started trying other sports and realising it would be nice to get rewarded for sticking to these fitness goals too.
Hence the birth of Virtual Racing UK.
Between us we have over 35 years of marketing, sourcing, retail, design and event experience, and as avid fundraisers, we want to collaborate all this expertise into providing a great service, fabulous bling and lots of money for amazing causes.