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Meet The Team – Jess, Otis & Hannah

We would love to introduce you to our three wonderful placement students, joining us over the next year at both our South & North offices! In the couple of months they have been with us they have made a huge impact, getting stuck in with all tasks at hand and becoming familiar faces on event days!

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What is your name and job title?

Jessica Lister, Operations Assistant

Otis Farmer, Operations Assistant

Hannah Jackson, Operations Assistant

 

Tell us a bit about your role at RunThrough, your University & course.

Jess: I help to organise the pacers for our events and arrange personal trainers for the warm-ups. I am a student at Loughborough University on my placement year where I study Sports Management. This includes using key business theories and applying them to the sports industry, whilst further developing my business knowledge in areas such as Marketing and Accounting.

Otis: I am at the Uni of Chichester studying Event Management. I spend the majority of my time in the warehouse sorting out what we need for the upcoming events.

Hannah: At events I mostly stay in the Event village making sure it runs smoothly by answering any questions runners  have and directing them in the right direction. I am also in charge of organising pacers for the events in addition to booking PTs to lead the warm ups and massages for the runners! Next year I will be returning to Loughborough University to complete my final year of my degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

What is your proudest running achievement?

Jess: My proudest running achievement is going to English schools for the 200m in 2021 and running my personal best and making the final, as I wasn’t highly ranked. Tied with this is making the BUCS team for Loughborough in my first year as this was highly unexpected.

Otis: Proudest running achievement is running my first marathon at Brighton.

Hannah: By far completing the London Marathon earlier this year at 19 years old!

What is your next big goal?

Jess: My next big goal is to run a personal best in the 100m and 200m as I’ve had a few tough years with injury.

Otis: Next big goal is running a sub 1:25 hour half marathon

Hannah: Just to generally get all my race times down, recently just broken 20 mins for 5k and so trying to see how quick I can get!

 

What advice would you give to a newbie runner?

Jess: For newbie runners I really recommend going with somebody else. One thing I love about the sport is how sociable it is, so finding a friend or attending a local running club is not only a great way to get started but I found makes me more motivated and you can make friends for life.

Otis: Take it easy and listen to your body. You can’t get a PB at every run.

Hannah: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, its fine if a run/race doesn’t go your way, just move on and sign up to the next one . Another big thing I learnt from marathon training is that to get quicker you need to SLOW down, every run shouldn’t be at max effort!

What is your favourite running song? 

Jess: My favourite running song is Acquiesce by Oasis

Otis: Favourite song to run changes often but its currently Alive! by Bakar

Hannah: I wouldn’t say I have one go to song but I have a fave playlist full of mostly 00s/10s up beat songs and of course a bit of ABBA!

 

Make sure to say hi if you see one our incredible placement students in the event village or on the course at your next event!