Jane Leonard

  • Army PTI

  • International Rugby Player

  • Triathlete

Jane developed a passion for sports at a young age; keen to test her athletic abilities by participating in any discipline that would challenge and unveil her deeply competitive spirit. It was rugby that captured her interest initially, and lead to her dream of representing her country, playing Internationally for England.

For the next 15 years, Jane had the privilege of captaining London Wasps, the British Army and the United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby teams.

Jane has had a 10 year career in the British Army, joining the Royal Engineers and becoming the first female Physical Training Instructor within the Regular Service. This incredible career took her overseas and on operational tours. Global experiences that whet her appetite to work in the Middle East where she discovered a natural flare to instruct, coach and educate young women and girls.  

Following ‘retirement’ as an international athlete, Jane recently made the transition to becoming an endurance athlete, a speciality that draws upon the career skills she has gained over the years and her deeply-rooted mindset to achieve whatever she sets her mind to. As a result, her recent achievements have included Ironman Triathlons and Ultra Marathons.


Jane now sets her sights on a brand new endeavour and setting a new World Record.


Read Jane's 'why' for taking on the Great Pacific Race here.

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