Jennifer Nesbitt – Long Distance Runner

Name:                                     Jennifer Nesbitt

Nickname:                            Jenny

D.O.B:                                     24/01/1995

Nationality:                          British

Place of Birth:                     Oxford

Sport/Play Position:        Long Distance

Club:                                       Worcester Athletics Club


I am a European 10,000m Bronze medalist, who competes for Great Britain on the track and over cross country. Over the last 24 months, I have represented Great Britain 6 times, and have won medals on 4 occasions. Most recently, I ran in the European U23 Championships over 10,000m placing 6th, followed up by racing the 10,000m in brutal conditions in Taipei at the World University Games, finishing 5th and first European. I currently top the UK U23 rankings in both the 10,000m and half marathon, as well as sitting within the UK top 10 all time lists for these distances too. Most recently I reclaimed my title from 2014 in the Worcester City Run, winning by over 4 minutes, in a race which means a lot to me, as the
opportunity to compete in your own city is incomparable.

Greatest Achievement:

Representing Great Britain and Wales have been my greatest achievements. Winning an individual European Bronze medal at the 10,000m Cup Champs has been a massive highlight, as well as becoming the 7th fastest U23 over 1/2 marathon distance. Beating Paula Radcliffe in the Worcester 10km was a fundamental moment in the progression of my running, and so this has a special place in my heart too.

How has the Worcester Sporting Grant helped you?

Racing is my favourite part of running and as a result entering races and getting to races which allow me to qualify to compete on an intentional level
are expensive. Over the coming months, I have one goal of qualifying for the European u23 Cross Country Team. The ‘trials’ race is held in Liverpool on 25th November 2017. As an athlete I have to pay to enter the race, for the travel and overnight accommodation to ensure I give myself the best
chance of running my best performance. The Worcester Sporting Grant has enabled me to attend this race and support my ambition this year of qualifiying for the European U23 Cross-country team.

Aims for the future?

The Olympics is my ultimate goal. To be able to represent my country on such an amazing stage would be the biggest moment of my life. More immediately, I would love to make the Commonwealth games next year, and continue to improve my PBs.