DH Thomas are proud to sponsor Jack Stanton-Stock aged 18, who could have a shot at the next Olympic Games.
Jack has been a member of Walden Junior Triathlon since the age of 12 and now he has accepted a place on the Olympic Performance Squad at Loughborough University where he began studying last autumn.
Jack played as many sports as he could while at St Thomas More primary school, and had always been a keen swimmer, first at Saffron Seals and more recently at Dunmow Atlantis Swim Club. At Saffron Walden County High School, he continued to be part of the athletics team as well as rugby and hockey squads but having found triathlon, his love for the multi-discipline sport grew steadily.
In his first year he made it to the national finals. He progressed well and in 2016 came eighth at nationals and in 2017 he came third. Finally in 2018 he reached the top of the podium at national level and became British Champion as well as winning gold at the School Games. He even managed a podium in SuperLeague Jersey in the same month. Jack was recruited onto British Triathlons ENG (England Next Generation Squad) at the end of 2018.
2019 saw him qualify for his first GB kit and start in Kitzbuhel at the European Youth Championships.
Jack has always worn glasses and has known the staff at DH Thomas for a long time, so was delighted when they offered him sponsorship at the end of 2019.
Managing director, Phil Bullen- Brown, said: “All our staff have always been interested to hear about Jack competing and we are very proud be able to offer Jack some sponsorship going forward. We also strive to offer him and all of our customers, the best possible eye care.”
Although 2020 should have been a great year for Jack to do some more racing in Europe but it was not to be as no racing took place.
Jack did however celebrate his 18th birthday in the first national lockdown. He celebrated by spending 18 hours on his bike to raise money for the NHS and covered more than 500km and raised more than £5000.
He was of course, proud to wear his DH Thomas cap for the entirety of the event and Phil popped by outside to support and even joined Jack virtually for a while on the bike.
Jack has since been training hard and hopes to have a successful 2021 with a qualifier for the European Championships in May and then World Championship qualifiers in August.
Phil added: “We have big hopes for Jack’s future and hope to see him at the commonwealth games, the World Triathlon Series, and of course just maybe Paris 2024!”