Learn about Jack’s transition from 1500m to 5k European glory, followed by a chance to quiz him about his athletics career.


A quality 1500m runner throughout the junior age groups, Jack transitioned to the 5000m as a senior and within 2 years was crowned 1986 European Champion with a PB of 13:10.15. Under the tutelage of the legendary late coach George Gandy, he went on to compete in 2 Olympic Games, finishing his career with the following PBs:

800m: 1:49.8

1500m: 3:35.28

Mile: 3:51.57

3000m: 7:40.43

5000m: 13:10.15

10000m: 28:13.36

Subsequently, his business CV reads just as impressively, having lead numerous sporting companies and organisations to their most successful periods in recent decades:

  • Head of International Business Units and Marketing Director for adidas
  • (Apple orchard owner in New Zealand)
  • Strategic Lead for Sport England
  • CEO British Triathlon
  • CEO British Swimming
  • CEO UKAthletics

A keen supporter of the BMC, Jack looks forward to sharing his experiences and learnings with our members, as well as fielding your questions. Please submit any you may have where prompted at checkout.


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