Jacob has competed in athletics from a young age in many events, but now specialises in the 400m hurdles which he is excelling in. Jacob was injured at the end of the 2014 season in the last year of his junior career which frustrated him not being able to compete, but also motivated him to reach his future aspirations in the senior age group.
Jacob’s greatest achievement to date is taking a bronze medal at the European Junior championships in 2013 in the 400m hurdles event. He ran a time of 50.71s which ranks 5th on the UK u20 all-time lists. Earlier this year, Jacob’s PB was 50.38 seconds which he has now bettered this season getting ever closer to qualification for the European Championships and Olympics.
The GLL Sport Foundation has supported Jacob for the past 6 years and has been highly beneficial to his sporting journey. Jacob is now an employee at the Epsom Rainbow Leisure Centre which is run by GLL and he has a great connection with the company.