Our Sponsored Athletes
What is your history and sporting background?
As a child I was a keen competitive swimmer, when my family moved to the Westcountry I joined Tavistock swimming club, when my mum became chief coach. So I have been associated with Meadowlands pool for well over 20 years. I also worked at the pool as a lifeguard, aqua-aerobics instructor and DM to pay my way through university. Thanks to my training at the pool, I reached a good standard in swimming, winning gold in 400m freestyle at the Western Counties swimming championships and silver in the 200IM and 400IM. In my early 20's I decided to give triathlon a go and found I really enjoyed it. This is where my passion for running ignited. In 2005 I qualified for the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Denmark where I came 4th in the world in my age group. two years later I then also qualified for the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Germany, I came 7th overall there. following this I gave time to focusing on my family and adjusting to a new career in Primary teaching. Over the past 3 years I picked up my passion for running again, qualifying for the British Marathon Championships held during London Marathon where I achieved my dream of running a sub 3 hour marathon and getting a time of 2:59:03. I have also represented Devon in the South west cross country championships which I also won overall in my age group. During which time I have also won several local events and placed top three in many others. I was also selected to represent England in the marathon championships at Chester in October after coming 6th overall and winning my age group at Bournemouth marathon.
What advice would you give to those looking to compete in sports professionally?
Always follow your dreams and if you believe in yourself anything is possible!
If you work hard enough and find the right place to train with the right people, you will see positive results. It is also key to enjoy what you are doing, you need to have passion, determination and guts.
What are your biggest sporting achievements?
4th at the World triathlon Championships representing GB age group team
Qualifying for the British marathon championships
Racing in the British Marathon Championships 2017, running a 2:59:03 (a time that most marathon events class as 'elite')
Racing at Bournemouth marathon, finishing 6th overall, winning my age group and as a result qualifying for England marathon team in October race at Chester.
Representing Devon in South West and National Cross Country races 2016-17
Winning my age group for Westward league cross country series (over 6 races) 2016-17
Winning the Red R.A.T (20 mile) trail race in Cornwall 2016 Winning Siblyback Aquathlon 2016 (qualifying for European and World Aquathlon champs 2017)
Wining the 10,000m Devon Track championships 2016
Winning my age group category at the London Triathlon 2015 (over 10,000 competitors!)
Coming 3rd female overall in the Dartmoor Discovery Ultra marathon (32 gruelling miles across the roads of Dartmoor) Completing Weymouth Ironman 70.3 2016 (qualifying race for European Middle distance Triathlon Championships 2017)
Being selected to represent Great Britain in the European Aquathlon Championships in May 2017,
World Aquathlon Championships in August 2017 (although couldn't afford to travel to this one in Canada!)
European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships in June 2017silver european medal in the Eurpean Aquathlon ans 10th overall in Europe for the middle distance tri. - also been selcted to represent Devon agian in the South west track champs for 5km off the back of my Devon 10km win
Jodi starting running a mere 7 years ago and in that time has shown supreme potential. She has completed 9 marathons, 4 of which are taking her that bit closer to her goal of completing all 6 Marathon Majors (London, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Boston & Tokyo).
Jodi achieved her current marathon PB of 3:36.06 on home turf at the Yeovil Marathon in June 2018 and with a recent half marathon time of 1:25.59, she's looking for low 3hrs in London this year.
Jodi has previously experienced set backs of injury. In 2015 she suffered a complex and debilitating injury where she broke her foot, fracture of the Accessory Navicular bone. Not something that happens to many as most people don't even have this bone! However despite this huge set back and almost 6 month of a boot, crutches and no running Jodi came back even stronger! She is currently coached by James Armstrong and has a promising future running career.
At the beginning of 2017 Jodi made a life change and moved to Devon, a decision she hasn't regretted one bit! She is loving her life in Tavistock and her new club Tavistock AC are very happy to have her on the team. Jodi is works hard on her strength & conditioning programmes and has seen remarkable results from treatment over the years.
Finally for 2019 the main A race will be the Snowdonia Marathon Eryr in October. Here Jodi aims to enjoy the race every bit as much as she did last year and maybe finish in the top 5!.
Watch this space for Jodi's latest results and news.
Snowdon Marathon - 3rd
British masters half marathon 1st
British masters 5000m 2nd
British masters xc 35 winner
British masters 10mile 35 winner
British masters 10000m winner
Edinburgh Marathon 9th (1st age cat)
British Masters 5000m winner
British Masters 5k 2nd
British Masters 10k winner
British Masters 10000m winner
British Masters 5k 2nd
British Masters 10k 40 winner
British Masters 10 mile winner
Silverstone half marathon winner
Ealing half marathon 2nd (age group winner)
April 2019 - Milton Keynes Marathon
"My name’s Jamie and I’m a member of Redway Runners in Milton Keynes as well as Leighton Buzzard Triathlon Club. I’ve been running competitively since 2012 in events from 1 mile up to marathon and achieved a PB at the London Marathon in 2016 with a time of 2:32:58. Over the winter season I also compete in the Chiltern Cross Country League, a great addition to my training and a nice change from road running.
I have big plans for 2017 and will be taking on my biggest challenge to date, Ironman Wales! A 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run all within a 17 hour time limit on what is described as one of the toughest Ironman events on the Ironman circuit. With the increased training time needed for an Ironman, I’m glad to have James and Magnus Sports Therapy on board and behind me to keep me in top shape and injury free.
My main reason for taking on such a challenge is to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support who are doing an amazing job in supporting my sister through her breast cancer treatment having being diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer in May 2016. You can donate via my JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ironmanjamie or text IMJF99 £10 to 70070 to donate £10."