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Athlete Profiles: Jodie Galtry

Jodie Galtry
Town: Hambleton
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

1. How did you get involved with your sport? How old were you?

I went to a biathlon that was advertised at Thirsk swimming pool, and went on from there.

2. Where do you train?

Many different venues, Thirsk Swimming Pool, Harrogate Fencing Club, Galtres Centre, Boston Spa, Sinnington, Bishop Burton and at home.

3. Describe a typical week in your sporting life (how many times you train, how long you train for etc.)

2 x 1hr swimming sessions
5 x over 1 hr gym sessions
1-2 x shooting session
1-2 x Fencing session
6-7 x 2 hr Riding sessions

4. What is your greatest sporting achievement so far?

Winning best shoot and best ride at the British Pentathlon in Mirfield, Somerset.

5. When is your next big competition? What are you doing to prepare for this?

National Youth Pentathlon Championships, Solihull. Training hard on a daily basis.

6. What are your sporting goals and dreams?

To represent great Britain at an international sporting level.

7. Who is your sporting hero and why?

I can appreciate every athlete for their dedication and commitment to their sport.

8. How do you cope with nerves before a big competition?

Spray rescue remedy, try to override nerves with determination and listen to music.

9. What do you enjoy most about being an athlete?

Training, because you feel fitter and better within yourself, also the feeling of succeeding when you improve or do well in a competition.

10. Who is your biggest supporter and why?

My family because they take me to training and competitions and encourage me and support me all the time.

Key Achievements

• April 06 – 2nd – Yorkshire Pentathlon
• July 06 – 10th, best shoot – National Pentathlon Championships
• Sept 06 – 2nd, best fence, Yorkshire Pentathlon
• September 06 – 1st, best shoot – Triathlon Regional Qualifier
• Oct 07 – 2nd, best fence – Yorkshire Pentathlon
• July 07 – 19th, best ride, best fence – Yorkshire Pentathlon

July 2020
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