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Name: Jessica Tappin

Age: 31

Height: 1.72m

Sport: Athletics- 400m Hurdles & 400m relay


Great British & Commonwealth Heptathlete turned 400m hurdler

British Champion for Heptathlon

England Champion for Heptathlon & 400m hurdles

British finalist in the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles & 400m

England 4x400m relay runner

Nationality: British

Favourite Food: I do love a Doughnut

What are your goals for 2022?

To qualify for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games for the 400m hurdles and 4×400 relay.

Other targets are to qualify for European & World Championships this year.

What is your biggest sporting achievement to date?

Finishing 6th in the Commonwealth Games in the Heptathlon.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in your sport?

Try every event, train hard, but most importantly enjoy what you do!!!!

What does a typical training day look like?

So a typical track day:

Pre- main session

400m jog, dynamic mobility & stretching, activation, drills, strides, accelerations, resisted sprints, block starts over 30m.

Main running session

4x 300m with 8 mins recovery @90%.

After main session

Quick cool down, a bite to eat and then into the gym.

This whole training day would usually take 4/5hours.

What is the next big event/race you are working towards?

I’m working towards the Commonwealth Games and need to qualify by the middle of June.

What are your favourite products from SIS and how have they helped fuel your training/competition?

Cherry Juice, Vanilla Whey Protein, Surge Gels, Chocolate Mint Protein Bars & Vegan bars. Oh and Collagen+ and the Apple Multi Vit jellies (so good!)

How important is it to focus on nutrition for your training/sport?

Nutrition is so important! I feel you should never cut foods out but have everything in moderation – that is key! Just making sure I fuel enough before sessions and of course getting enough carb and protein in during and after sessions! SiS have been a god sent! The products they have, not only have got me through sessions and helped me recover well, but I genuinely love the flavours of all my supplements! Team SiS all the way #fuelledbyscience 💛

Written By

The Performance Solutions Team