Six British Championships and Great Britain International...
After a childhood of horse riding, school sport and much time outdoors, Jenny was introduced to mountain biking in 1993, aged seventeen. She was instantly hooked. The next week she bought a bike and entered her first race, at Eastway Cycle Circuit in East London. Despite a puncture she managed to finish the race (last!) and left the event feeling inspired by the experience and encouraged by the people.
After hard work and invaluable advice and support Jenny progressed through Sport and Expert categories until, in 1995, she reached Elite level. In 1996 she gained bronze in the British National Championship. Since then she has gained 15 National Championship medals, across Cross Country and Marathon disciplines. She has won five National Cross Country Championships, one National Marathon Championship and five National Cross Country Series titles. She has represented Great Britain at seven World Championships (in Cross Country, Marathon and Cyclo Cross), six European Championships, and was a member of Team England at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Jenny remains the only British senior rider to have won the National Cross Country Championship, National Marathon Championship and National Cross Country Series titles in the same year (2006). From 2002-2008 Jenny raced on UCI professional teams, Motorex-Bianchi and Subaru-Gary Fisher which enabled her to race on the World Cup circuit. Top international performances include 18th at the 2007 World Marathon Championship, 30th overall in the 2002 World Cup Series, top 25 placings in World Cups and top 10 placings in NORBAs (US National Series). She finally retired from professional racing in January 2010 and developed her coaching business.
The Motorex-Bianchi Team 2003 Image Matthew Jackson
Jenny holds the British Cycling Club Coach qualification (level 2.5) and the British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader (level 2) award. Additionally she holds the CTC Mountainbike Skills Instructor Certificate along with a remote access First Aid Certificate, and is fully CRB checked. Jenny is currently updating her qualifications to the new British Cycling awards structure and is one of the first to have attained the Level 2 Mountain Bike award. Jenny has completed the core part of the Level 3 award and is eagerly awaiting her Level 3 Mountain Bike course in order to complete this qualification and become one of the first Level 3 Mtb coaches. In fact, Jenny has authored part of this Level 3 Mountain Bike course. Jenny is fully insured to coach individuals and groups.
Coaching since 2005, Jenny has coached numerous riders to success at the highest domestic level, including National Series titles and National Championship medals. Jenny has also coached riders to success in international competition. She is able to analyse and interpret lab test results, work with power, heart rate and / or perceived rate of exertion, skills coach, lead guided rides and offer race strategy and preparation advice.
Since 1998 Jenny self-coached herself; formulating goals, annual plans and racing schedules. From these she planned each month, week, day and session. She also designed specific sessions to achieve her goals. Alongside this, Jenny studied racing strategy, technical skills, equipment options, bike set up, nutrition and gym training.
But perhaps Jenny's greatest strengths are her enduring passion for mountain biking, her experience and the wisdom gained from seventeen years of studying the sport of mountain biking. This knowledge has helped her to achieve her goals and she is now keen to help others do the same.