Jess has had a varied triathlon career and raced from an early age, with 2024 being her first year as part of the World Class Programme. As well as racing as an individual domestically and internationally, she also raced to gold as a guide for PTVI paratriathlete Katie Crowhurst at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Born in Ascot, Jess moved to France with her family as a child and became invested in the sport during her time in the French system and is now based in Leeds. She represented France in European and World events before transitioning to her country of birth, racing for Great Britain since 2020. In her time in the French colours, Jess secured a series of podium finishes, including in 2019 when she took bronze in the Junior Women’s World Championships in Lausanne.
The same destination had seen her win Junior European Cup gold in 2017, with the Swiss result her second gold of the year. She’d earlier won in Quarteira at the Junior European Cup race.
Since switching to Great Britain, Jess has raced a mixture of U23 and Senior level races, consistently finishing in the top-15 of her World and Europe Triathlon events. Following the Covid-19 impacted seasons, her first full season was 2022. On top of Commonwealth gold as a guide, Jess became British Sprint Champion, won the British Triathlon Senior Super Series, and finished seventh in the World Triathlon U23 Championships in Abu Dhabi.
The following year would see Jess make her debut in a World Triathlon Championship Series event as she raced the final leg of the mixed relay in Sunderland. In a quartet with Barclay Izzard, Beth Potter and Max Stapley, Jess battled with France’s Cassandre Beaugrand in front of the cheering crowd and on national TV to see GB across the line in second place. This was Jess’ second race of the weekend having taken the tape to record victory in the British Triathlon Senior Super Series race the day before.
Further success would await Jess in 2023 as she crossed the line third and as the second U23 athlete in the Europe Triathlon Sprint Championships before winning gold in the Mixed Relay Championships alongside Hamish Reilly, Tilly Anema and Sam Dickinson. She also recorded an 11th-place finish at the U23 World Championships and finished 14th in the senior race at World Triathlon Cup Rome.
Jess also raced as part of the Super League Triathlon Championship Series in 2023, recording seventh-place finishes in London and Toulouse which helped contribute towards victory for the RTP Sharks.