Jordan has been training very hard over the winter for the Brighton Marathon in April, and this discipline and dedication has paid off in his race performances so far this year:
On the 10th February he achieved a 3 and a half minute PB at the Barcelona Half Marathon, running 78:35; one of the fastest times ever by a HERC runner.
On 23rd February he broke 18 minutes at parkrun for the first time, running 17:24 at Whiteley Parkrun.
On 16th March he ran the Eton Dorney 20 Mile race in 2 hours and 8 minutes. To put that into perspective, if he had continued at that pace he’d have run a 2:48 marathon!
Of course, most recently he was 1st male at club championships, completing the Eastleigh 10k in 35:05; a PB by over a minute.
Even more impressive is that fact that, until just over 3 years ago, Jordan had never done any running. For those of you that aren’t aware, Jordan played snooker for England for several years. He represented England Under 21’s in two European Championships and a World Championships in China, where he reached the quarterfinals. Due to the traveling and some poor results, he gave up on his dream of being a professional snooker player and began running. It’s clear that Jordan has since applied the same ethos to his running training that he applied to his snooker practice, and many at the club are excited to see what Jordan can achieve over the next few years.
Many congratulations for all that you have achieved so far this year Jordan, and we look forward to seeing the culmination of your training at Brighton in just over a week.