The Victoria International Cross Country Association board would like to welcome two new directors to the team in Hilary Stellingwerff and Nick Walker.
Hilary is the head coach of the University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. The mother of two is a two-time Olympian. She competed in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics in the 1500m distance.
Nick Walker is a former UVic Vike, and competitive provincial, national, and international athlete. He is co-owner of Frontrunners Footwear. Nick is also the manager of several race events that take place in Greater Victoria including the Bear Mountain 10K, Oak Bay Half Marathon and the Vancouver Island Trail Running Series.
The Victoria International Cross Country Association (VICCA) was formed in March 2019 with the mandate of promoting international, national, provincial, and regional cross country running events in Victoria and to encourage the growth of cross country running in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Canada.
VICCA will bid on future cross-country events with the ultimate goal of hosting the World Athletics Cross Country Championships.
The society’s board of directors boasts a wealth of experience from representatives of running clubs and sports events to the best of Victoria’s running alumni. Under the direction of the board, VICCA successfully hosted the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup in February 2020 at the Bear Mountain Resort in Langford, BC.