Impressive Podium Finish for Jack

Since early 2022, The Original Baker have sponsored local, talented triathlete Jack Mudd Bowes to help achieve his aim of becoming a professional competitor. Jack lives in the same village as our Managing Director, Gill Ridgard who is keen to support the capable young athlete’s access to training.

At just 18, Jack has competed in triathlon since the age of 14 and already has a number of accolades under his belt, including winning the Yorkshire junior title at 15 years old and coming 2nd overall in the Quarter Dalesman last year (winning his age category).

The 2022 season is off to a flying start for Jack. This weekend he placed 3rd of 159 at the AJ Bell 2022 World Championship Triathlon Series weekend in Leeds; in the same race just last year he placed 24th in his section, which is a phenomenal improvement in just one year.


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Here at The Original Baker, we are proud to be supporting Jack. His hard work and determination, paired with the investment in a training shed at his home to help improve what he can achieve in training is clearly paying off. Jack told us what was in the shed and how it was helping him in his achievements:

‘The training shed contains a turbo trainer and free weights which has allowed for more dynamic training, leading to over a 3-minute improvement on my bike split at WTCS Leeds last year, aiding massively in my podium finish.’

His next big race is the European Triathlon Championships age group qualification in Newcastle in July, with a goal of qualifying and racing for GB in Europe next year in the under 24 category. We can’t wait to see what he achieves this year and in the future, and wish him the very best of luck.


Keep an eye on our social media and blog for updates on Jack’s progression!

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