Jack Davies

Australian Representative

Sub 30 Min -10km P.B

Jack commenced his running career as a junior in Ballarat, where he grew up. He had great success, making multiple state teams for both track and cross country. At this time, a huge accomplishment was also met, when he qualified to represent Australia. Jack pulled on the Australian singlet as a member of both the World Junior Cross Country team and World Schools Cross Country team.

 

Since becoming a senior Jack has moved to Melbourne.

In 2016, rolling around the hallowed turf at the Stawell Gift,

Jack won the illustrious Herb Hedemann Mile.His form continued in 2017

including a 6th at the World Cross Country Trials race in Canberra, Jack narrowly missed selection for the Australian Senior Mens Country Team.

 

This year, Jack broke a lifetime goal of 30min in the 10km, running 29.33, demonstrating  that he has successfully overcome some injuries he has battled with, including achilles and heel injuries. Always one to look on the bright side, Jack uses the knowledge he has gained from both his ups and downs to assist his athletes in managing training loads and being a smarter trainer.

 

Outside of running, Jack is a qualified nurse and paramedic, who currently works in emergency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. This has taught him to appreciate the work/training balance that a lot of shift workers will be able to relate to and how to juggle the week to optimise his sessions. 

 

Another challenge Jack has had to overcome, is in 2018 he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. However, with appropriate daily management, he has been able to perform at his best and has continued to run and set PB's. One huge lesson Jack has learnt from this, is not to set limits for yourself. Knowledge that he likes to impart on others.

Personal Bests

8:05

3km

14:07

5km

29:33

10km

Career

Highlights

  • 2nd World Schools Cross Country Championships, Malta, 2012

  • 49th World Junior Cross Country Championships, Poland, 2013

  • Junior Victorian Cross Country Champion, 2014

  • 1st  Stawell Gift Herb Hedemann Mile, Victoria 2016

  • 2nd Senior Mens Victorian Cross Country Championship, Victoria 2016

  • 5th National Cross Country Championships, Canberra 2016

  • 6th Australian World Cross Country Trials Race, Canberra 2017

  • 4th Victorian 10km Road Championships, Albert Park 2019

Coaching Availability

Track, 3km, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon

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