JACKSON Emma < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 07 Jun 1988 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, ENG
Height1.78 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Stoke-on-Trent, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started running at the age of nine.
Why this sport? She started running when a friend asked her to run in a race with her. Her parents also encouraged her as they were former runners.
Club / Team City of Stoke: Stoke-on-Trent, ENG
Name of coach Alan Morris
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 1999
Training Regime "Training is pretty intense. I usually train twice a day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Saturdays and Sunday's I train once. My training sessions entail an hours run or a gym session in the morning. Then in the evening I will do a 4 mile tempo run or training at City of Stoke where my coach Alan will set me a session where he will time me. A typical session would be 10x 400m reps with between 60 and 90 seconds recovery."
General Interest
Hobbies Supporting Stoke City FC. (uka.org, 01 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (uka.org, 01 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Dame Kellie Holmes. (stokeac.org.uk, 31 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours She was named the 2012 Female Sports Personality of the Year at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sports Awards. (bbc.co.uk, 14 Mar 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games. (athleticsweekly.com, 31 May 2012)
Other information FUTURE 1500M RUNNER
She sees herself running the 1,500m in the future but it won't be for a few years as she still needs to increase her strength. "As a youngster my endurance wasnít the best so it will take a while to build that up. When Iím ready and have got the endurance I need, then Iíll move up. I still think that Iíll always be able to run a really good 800m, but if I want to look at medals then I think it will be over 1500m," she said in 2012. (athleticsweekly.com, 31 May 2012)