DOUBLE THE JOY FOR JESS
JESS MARTIN, the 2016 British 10,000m champion, gave birth to twins this month – Daisy and Ella.
The 25-year-old, who retired from athletics last year, is married to Dan Martin, a pro cyclist who was eighth in this year’s Tour de France and named the race’s “most combative rider”.
In addition, athletes Andy and Tasha Vernon are expecting their first child soon.
Emily Pidgeon, the former European junior 5000m champion, got married to long-time partner Andrew Osagie, the London 2012 Olympic 800m finalist, earlier this month.
Pidgeon’s old rival during her teenage racing days, Steph Twell, also gets married this month to 30min 10km runner Joe Morwood, while fellow middle-distance runner, Melissa Courtney, got engaged to decathlete boyfriend Ashley Bryant.
Jess Martin with twins Daisy and Ella