Walker’s move up north

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Like friend & fellow international runner, Holly Page, Calder Valley Fell Runners newest recruit, Alison Walker, has hit the racing leader boards with quite a bang – progressing from relative unknown name to ultra record-breaker in under two years!

Malaysian-born Walker jumped straight in at the deep end, going from self-proclaimed ‘hobby jogger’ to competing in eye-watering 100+ miles races, taking a staggering six Malaysian records in her first 24-hour race. Like many athletes, 2020 was unusual for training & racing – & inov8 ambassador Walker kept herself busy, with a 108-mile ‘backyard’ ultra & becoming the first person to complete the ‘Smog Graham’ round – an endurance event where a runner has to ‘bag’ every peak across all 32 London boroughs (a staggering 302km with 302 kilometers/187 miles and 3211m/10534,78ft of climb) in only 54 hours & 33 minutes!

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