Name: Jack Schofield
Education: BSc Architecture (Bath University)
Clubs: Macclesfield Satellites, Bath Cycling Club, Congleton Harriers
Coach: Joel Jameson (Jameson Coaching)
“I have a very clear vision. In the next 3 years (up to 2021) I will be focused on attaining my pro card, after which I will concentrate on achieving my long term vision of becoming one of the best in the world.”
To achieve my vision I have set myself some specific targets for the next 3 years:
Kona qualification. ✓
Penticton medal. ✓
Top 5 AWA. X
Top 10 BBAR. X
Due to ongoing knee injuries I missed some of my 2017 goals as I couldn’t enter the right races.
Top 25 at an international Ironman race.✓
Kona Qualification for 2019. X
Sub 4:20 Middle Distance Tri.✓
Sub 9:15 Ironman.✓
Sub 2:45 Marathon.✓
Finish top 10 AG at Kona.X
Medal at ITU AG world Championships.X
Finish top 20 overall at an Ironman Race.✓
Attain times for a pro license.X
Finish Top 10 at Kona
Run a Sub 2:38 Marathon.
Run a Sub 3 off the Bike.
Finish top 10 overall at an Ironman/Challenge Race.
Complete a Sub 8:50 Ironman.
Attain Times for a Pro License.
Compete in the Professional Field.
Finish top 10 overall at multiple Ironman Races.
By achieving the goals I have set myself, I hope to realise my vision:
> Finish top 3 in national TT’s (50mi+).
> Win an international triathlon.
> Finish top 3 at international Ironmans.
> Rank Top 50 in the world.
You don’t achieve your dreams by sitting back and watching the world go by, you get out there and make it happen, which is why my training is completely driven by achieving my goals. In the gym, on the road, in the pool or in the kitchen I have a strict regime aimed at constant improvement.
Racing among the world’s best is not easy. It takes dedication, sacrifice, focus, ability and self belief but it also takes finance.
If you would like to support me and join me on this journey by becoming a partner then find out more here.
Where it all began…
After starting university I joined the rowing club where I rowed with the university 1st VIII for 3 years along with competing for Molesey, an international London based club. However the 4:50am alarm to fit in with the squad and a full time job wasn’t a life style I could consistently maintain.
So at the young age of 20 I was talked into taking on a new challenge by a few of my best friends. A challenge that would go on to change my life. It was decided that within a year a team of 5 of us would compete in the Nice and Wales ironmans, in turn raising £5,000 for charity. I reluctantly signed up from the challenge, breaking away from rowing to fit in with a full time job.
With the running total ending at £5,482.19 excluding gift aid, some of the closest friends anyone could ask for and an addiction to a fast growing sport, you could say we were successful. And all official Ironmen.
Since then I have won European and World championship medals, and never looked back.