Marathon runner, teacher
Splitting her time between marathon racing and secondary school teaching isn’t easy – but, Virginia is no stranger to hard work. A newcomer to racing in 2014, she secured a place at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at a time of great depth in women’s marathon racing. Her next big goal is to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which means stepping up her international competition schedule. In the meantime, Virginia wants to use her growing public profile to encourage young people and rural Australians to pull on their runners and embrace a healthier lifestyle.