As well as being a trainee accountant, Jayne Emery is a talented triathlete. Here Jayne gives us a round-up of 2022 and what’s in store for 2023.
588 km Running
3,186 km Cycling
139 km Swimming
1 Duathlon World Championship
1 Triathlon European Championship
2 ACCA exam passes
It is safe to say that 2022 has been a busy year! I have had a cracking few races to finish off the season and I’m delighted to have secured my spot in the GB Team for 2023.
After a few knocks to the confidence (and the body) I was definitely feeling a bit nervous at Sunderland Super Sprint, a shorter swim was set to be a tussle all the way around with the salt water proving as stomach churning as ever. I was delighted to come out near the front of the swim and into a cycling pack of strong girls through the city centre. Knowing this was one of the closing races, I put my foot down on the run and came away with the win. It was short and sharp and I definitely wasn’t feeling well at the end but it was a highlight of the season.
After my extra lap palaver at the World Championships in Romania, I had some unfinished business and Thruxton Duathlon gave me the chance to go toe to toe with most of the British athletes again. A long drive to Andover proved well worth it as I managed to put down a performance I knew I should have had at World Championships and come away with the third qualification spot for the 2023 World Championships.
After a few weeks off I am now back in training for the 2023 season and have qualified for the following races:
World Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships (Hamburg, July)
World Super Sprint Triathlon Championships (Pontevedra, September)
I feel it’s also important to mention the bad as there were definitely a few bumps in the road. There were two exam passes but there was also one fail, juggling it all got a bit overwhelming and I had to make a few adjustments to my training and studying to get back on track.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year, it’s possessing the ability to train, regardless of the pace or finishing position, is a privilege that isn’t granted to everyone. I am so very grateful for the flexibility and support of Thomson Cooper and the encouragement of my friends and family who didn’t necessarily sign up for such a bumpy ride!
2022, over and out!