Jessica Vam­plew, 14, high school stu­dent

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

Run­ner for one year

How long have you been run­ning? I had done cross-coun­try at school but I took it more se­ri­ously when I joined the Spar­tans triathlon squad last year. What has kept you go­ing? My aim is to even­tu­ally do a full triathlon – I think the run­ning dis­tance will be 5km, so I have the mo­ti­va­tion of get­ting fit­ter. How far do you run? I don’t cal­cu­late it. We run on Tues­days and Thurs­days with the squad, maybe 5km or 6km each time. Any tips? The dis­ci­pline of the squad helps me keep run­ning. It’s more of an ef­fort on my own. I find it harder to get mo­ti­vated on my own. Any in­juries? Prob­a­bly a few grazes, I haven’t bro­ken any­thing. Favourite run­ning fuel? Pow­er­ade and wa­ter. I don’t eat as much as I used to. I like lots of fruit and ve­gies. Favourite tracks I like run­ning along the river. I used to walk the dogs on Loam Is­land, now I feel I can run there some­times too.

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