valerie muskett

Valerie has represented New Zealand on seven different occasions. She has worn the New Zealand vest five times in the 100 km and twice at the 24 hrs World Challenge.

Valerie is also a two-time New Zealand 100 km champion. As her future goal, she would like to run until she turns 60.


Views on the Commonwealth Championships…


Nadeem Khan (NK): What are your thoughts on running in the Commonwealth Series?

Valerie Muskett (VM): Great way to heighten the profile of ultra running.


NK: How will this race be different from your other international races?

VM: It will be held in my place of birth


NK: The thing you are most looking forward to at the Championships…

VM: Being a part of an athletic event that includes athletes from different endurance disciplines


Get to know Valerie…


NK: Most memorable athletic moment…

VM: Winning my first New Zealand Medal


NK: What is your typical training week?

VM: 120 – 160 Km on Otago’s beautiful beaches and surrounding countryside


NK: If you were not a runner, you would be…

VM: Dress designer


NK: Your biggest supporter in your running career…

VM: My Husband John


NK: Who is your first call after a major race?

VM: Reg Clutterbuck my first coach in New Zealand