English Triathlete - World Champion and Olympic Medalist
Vicky is an English triathlete who is part of the GB Olympic set up. She lives and trains in Leeds, the home of GB triathlon. Vicky originally hails from Gloucester, a West Country girl with a fun and bubbly character.
At school Vicky was a nationally ranked swimmer before switching to athletics and taking up the 1500 metres. She didn’t start competing in triathlon until her second year at Loughborough University in 2005 when she was approached by British Triathlon, later that year winning the London Junior elite race and competed at the Junior Triathlon World Champs.
Vicky has a tough and determined nature, she first joined the World Class programme in 2010 after placing eighth overall on the ITU Series circuit. She has built on her performances year on year with a fifth place finish at the San Diego leg of the Series in 2012.
Vicky was selected for the London Olympics in 2012, however due to an unfortunate bike crash placed 26th, but since then she has become a figure head in the world of women’s triathlon. In 2012 Vicky became a World Champion as part of the British Mixed Team Relay squad then repeated this feat in 2014. The 2014 Commonwealth Games were a positive turning point as she secured her first major individual medal with a Bronze and bettered that with a Gold in the Mixed Team Relay along side the Brownlee brothers.
Vicky has stepped up even more in the 2015 season proving she is one of the world’s best. She has notched up two individual wins on the ITU circuit, one in Cape Town and one recently in Edmonton. Along with these impressive wins she has consistently achieved podium finishes throughout the season with a crucial 3rd at the Grand Final in Chicago, which secured her place at the Rio Olympics where she brought home a Bronze medal, an incredible acheivement!