Disciplines: Fell and Cross Country Category: U19
Jack first began running at the age of 10 after completing a local Primary School Cross Country for his school. From here he joined Hallamshire Harriers Sheffield, where Jack trained for a number of years. A year later Jack first experience Fell Running after moving to Bradfield Secondary School where a great influence in Keith Holmes had persuaded him to attempt the local Accelerate Gritstone Series. During the same year Jack also completed a local trial/fell series known as the Trunce.
Competing in these series annually Jack has continued to progress through the age categories and in 2015 he won the Men’s under 30 category league of the Trunce despite being only 16.
In addition to racing in these events he also competes in the English Fell Running League in which he finishes in the top 10 on a regular basis. Jack also competed in the junior international trial in which he helped fellow runner Matt Merrick after a fall on the decent. Jack also raced in the home international trial and as an open runner in the home international event 2016.
A more recently member of Team Accelerate Jack has joined the Team in the store and out of the hills. With this Jack is being coached by Stuart Hale. Jack also enjoys his road cycling and outdoor pursuit activities such as hill walking and climbing.
“I have the ambitions of earning a Yorkshire vest in the coming year and then (hopefully) an England Vest.”
Trunce 2015 1st under 40 Male
Trunce 2016 2nd Under 40 Male 1st under 23
Accelerate Edale Fell Race 10th overall 1st under 23
English Schools Fell Running Championships 2016 9th Overall
Accelerate Hope wakes Fell Race 2016 11th Overall 3rd under 23
Accelerate Gritty series 2014 1st U16 Male overall
Home International Mountain Running 2016 24th U20 Male Overall 1st open runner.
Sheffield Schools Cross Country League Winner 2015/16