Name: Eve Whitaker
I first got into running when I was about 4 doing my local fell races in Ilkley and the local Yorkshire Dales. Although I finished consistently last, I was always inspired by the older girls winning chocolate Easter eggs and so wanted to follow suit. Now every spare weekend is spent on the occasionally dry hilltop in the Lake District or racing in the hills.
Get to know Eve
Why do you run? What do you love about trail running?
Running in the hills gives me a sense of freedom from daily life and the feeling of being out and finding beautiful places is amazing.
Tell us about your successes so far?
My proudest achievements to date is coming second in the U18 international youth cup, third in the U17 international home nations and earning two England vests in one year.
What are you working on? What are your goals for the future?
My goals for the future are to keep running as well as possible, I hope to earn a GB vest for mountain running and travel the world racing in other mountains.
Which Scarpa shoe is your favourite?
The Ribelle Run has been really comfortable on the local moorlands whilst keeping a great grip on the soggy bogs.
Tell us about your best day running
Any day out with my family in the Lake District or Scottish mountain tops.
What do you do away from your sport?
Anything active, I also do triathlons so love swimming especially in open water and also love baking cakes for after runs.
In the future, I would love to run, race and travel the world especially the Alps!