Nickname: J-Force – assigned to me by my coach, and Jen-Dog from my best friend at Uni – I’m definitely not cool enough to pull either of them off.
Club: currently flying (or should that be riding) solo.
Bike: Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0, named ‘The Beast’.
Favourite riding spot: I love riding in Mallorca, the ride out to the lighthouse (from Port de Pollenca, up Cap de Formentor and out) is awesome. Go early and it’ll just be you and a super friendly goat who will nick the fig rolls out of your bento box if you don’t watch her!
Best event: Ahh I can’t choose! Ironman Zell am See 70.3 for the bike course, Ironman Copenhagen for the support on the run and the ITU race in Leeds for the joy of galloping around my University town.
First bike: My first ever bike came from Father Christmas when I was tiny – it was pink, had a dolly seat and I forced my Dad to go out in the snow to teach me to ride it. My first road bike was a women’s Boardman Sport FI frame, with all the other bits and bobs sourced and put together by my boyfriend.
Tip: Be honest with yourself about your weaknesses – choose the thing you’re worst at and work on it until it becomes a strength.
What am I doing now: Recovering from my first Ironman, planning out my off-season training and eyeing up the next adventure!
Ambitions: The sights are set on the Big Island – the dream would be to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii -even if it means I have to keep racing until I’m 80 to do so! I also raced at the European age group standard distance championships earlier in the year too, which was so much fun but fell right in the middle of Ironman training so at some point I’d love to qualify for the GB age group team again and be able to race properly.