At Jarrold we take pride in our team of colleagues, both past and present, and often maintain strong connections when a colleague moves onto their next venture. Like Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner and former Jarrold employee, Jenna Slaughter, who will be joining Team Jarrold as they take on Run Norwich this summer.
We caught up with Jenna to find out how she plans to take on Run Norwich!
What is your connection to Jarrold?
I worked for Jarrold Sports whilst at school and also worked at Jarrold during my gap year. I have now been a nurse at the NNUH since 2013, but as my Mum is the Marketing Manager at Jarrold I have maintained a close connection to the store, and am often volunteered for events, including this race!
Do you have any running experience?
I have always been keen on sport, taking part in many different sporting activities over the years, including joining a Korfball Team whilst I was studying at the UEA. However I only really started running in the last few months, but have already taken part in a couple of 5K races!
What is your training plan?
My current plan is to just try and run whenever I can, what’s not easy with my busy schedule working as a nurse. The best thing I have done though is join the Jarrold Run Club, as I’ve found the motivation of running with other people and the training programme Bronwyn has devised are really helping me!
Have you faced any challenges?
In the past I have had some problems and 3 operations on a knee which has sometimes hindered my sporting ambitions, however this won’t stop me completing Run Norwich! I’m really pleased to be part of the Jarrold Run Norwich team and to be able to help them to raise 1k for the Jarrold Charities – Big C, The Princes Trust and EACH Nook appeal - it’s going to be a great day!
Follow Team Jarrold as they work, train and inspire each other on the road to the Run Norwich 10k on Sunday 21 July right here on the Jarrold Edit, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @JarroldIntersport