Peta Jarvis is 17 years old and from Burton On The Wolds, Loughborough, Leicestershire
'I competed in my first triathlon in 2009 and was hooked. Initially most of my races were in the East Midlands region, where I regularly stepped onto the podium, but have now moved onto competing in the British Super Series and other national level events which take me all over the country. This year I have travelled to Llanelli, Leeds and London, amongst others, and so far gained three top 20 places in these national level events, resulting in me being selected by British Triathlon as one of the GBR triathletes showcasing junior elite racing at the Jersey Super League at the end of September. This JMHT Inspire award will be of huge help in the costs for travelling to that race – my first time of competing at that level.'
Triathlon involves training for three sporting disciplines, all of which are very costly and require expensive equipment. In addition to my triathlon success I have also achieved good results in each individual sport with medals at the county swimming championships, winner of the 2017 Mallory Youth Race League (cycling) and silver at the British Schools Score Orienteering Championships. I swim at Loughborough Town Swimming Club and can remember training with Joe so it is a privilege to be given an award by the trust set up in his memory.'
Simon Taylor, Inspire Lead said: ' Triathlon is a hugely demanding sport and Peta's example is an inspiration to others and someone who deserves our full support . We look forward to hearing further from her in relation to her achievements.'
Posted: 24th Mar, 2019
As triathlon is a summer sport, over the winter I have been focusing on improving my performance in the single disciplines. As part of this I competed in the Leicestershire County Swimming Championships,... Read More »
Jersey Super League 2018
Posted: 7th Oct, 2018
Racing at the Jersey Superleague was such an amazing experience. The 'Enduro' format was something new to triathlon which nobody had ever raced before. We had to race in two short triathlons with about... Read More »
Only a few days to go!
Posted: 27th Sep, 2018
There are only a few days to go until the Jersey Super league, and I arrived in Jersey this morning. Everything is being constructed ready for the competition, and I have to admit that it was rather surreal... Read More »