Peta Jarvis is 18 years old, from Burton on the Wolds, near Loughborough in Leicestershire and studying for a degree in Modern Languages and Translation.
'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 Eton Dorney, amongst others, and have so far gained top 20 places in all of 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.'
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, East Midlands Open Water Championships and 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: 17th Nov, 2019
After a short end of season break from training, I'm now settling into university life and loving training with different triathletes. I've been really having to push myself to keep up on the long 11 km... Read More »
Super league triathlon junior enduro
Posted: 29th Sep, 2019
Yesterday I competed in the Junior girls Enduro race at Super League triathlon Jersey. We had a very early start, with the race start at 7:30am. Whilst we were in the briefing room, the news came that... Read More »
Super League triathlon 2019
Posted: 26th Sep, 2019
Firstly I would like to say thank you to JHMT for giving me another award to contribute towards the costs of racing at Super League triathlon this year.
This Saturday I will compete in the Junior race at... Read More »
Start of the 2019 season
Posted: 4th Jul, 2019
This year my triathlon season has been more disrupted than usual due to studying for A Level exams, however I still continued competing throughout exam season. My most recent race took place at Dorney... Read More »
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 »