With the Bermuda CARIFTA GAMES team announced, Islandstats.com will begin the countdown to the Games with a Spotlight on each Athlete that will represent Bermuda.
Today we bring you Jessie Marshall.
Name: Jessie Marshall
Date of Birth: 6th August 2002
Sport: Middle distance running
Q. What is something many people don’t know about you?
A. I am a member of a World Challenge expedition team going to Tanzania for 4 weeks this summer. I am particularly looking forward to helping with a community project to improve education facilities.
Q. How did you first get involved in your Sport?
A. I have been running since I was 5 years old when my primary school teacher encouraged me to run in the Telford Electric Mile race. I have been running with the Mid Atlantic Athletics Club (Juniors) since I was 8 years old.
Q. Do you have a particular Sports idol?
A. I have two sports idols - Jessica Ennis Hill and Flora Duffy
Q. When did you realize that you wanted Compete Internationally?
A. About 6 months ago when I started training harder and attending the track trials for Carifta. My coach, Victoria Fiddick, has encouraged and motivated me so much.
Q. What do you feel needs the most improvement?
A. My foot placement and endurance
Q. Which do you feel needs the least improvement?
A. I think I can improve on everything
Q. What one moment in your Sport to date are you most proud of?
A. I am most proud of qualifying for Carifta and being selected for the Bermuda Carifta team.
Q. What are your goals for the rest of Year?
A. To do my best at Carifta, to study hard for my GCSEs in May/June and then to start training hard again over the summer to be ready for the 2018/19 running season.
Q. Can you give an insight into an average week of training for you?
A. I usually run four times a week (track and endurance runs), swim twice a week and do a bike workout.
Q. Is this your first Carifta Games?
A. Yes and I am very excited!
Q. What do you do when you’re not taking part in your Sport?
A. I compete in Triathlons so I also swim and bike. I am completing my Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and I coach swimming to younger swimmers in my swim club. The rest of the time, I spend with friends and doing my homework.