Jessica Trengove

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Jessica Trengove
Personal information
Nickname(s) Trenny
Nationality Australia
Born (1987-08-15) 15 August 1987 (age 27)
Naracoorte, South Australia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) (2012)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb) (2012)
Country Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500 metres
5000 metres
10,000 metres
Half marathon

Jessica Trengove (born 15 August 1987) is an Australian athletics competitor competing in the 1500 metres, 5000 metres, 10,000 metres, half marathon, and marathon events. Other sports she has played include netball. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the marathon.


Nicknamed Trenny, Trengove was born on 15 August 1987 in Naracoorte, South Australia.[1][2] She attended Naracoorte Primary School before going to Naracoorte High School and boarding school Annesley College,[1][3] having moved to Adelaide to attend the school at the start of year 10.[3] She attended the University of South Australia from 2006 to 2009 where she earned a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.[1] She participated in netball from the age of nine to the age of twenty-one. She played netball for Contax in 2008.[4][5] She also played basketball, competing in the South Australia 12–19 State Country U18s.[5][6] As of 2012, she lives in Adelaide[1] where she is a physiotherapist, and pilates instructor.[6][7] Her brother is Melbourne Demons captain Jack Trengove,[8] and has been influential in her running career by creating a sense of competition in her family.[3][7] The family competition also included Trengove's sister Abbie, who represented their state in rowing.[7]

Jess is an ambassador for The Little Heroes Foundation, Jodi Lee Foundation and Bupa.

Trengove is 166 centimetres (65 in) tall and weighs 52 kilograms (115 lb).[1] She can speak English, French and some Indonesian.[5]


Her running career started when she was in primary school, where she ran south east cross country.[3] In 2000, she was selected for the South Australia representative cross country team.[3] As of 2008, she was coached by Adam Didyk.[4] Prior to that was coached by Roger Pedrick.

She competed in the City to Bay Run in 2010, finishing first.[7] That year, she also competed at the Nanning, China hosted World Half Marathon Championships.[3] She ran her first marathon in March 2012,[9] where she set an Olympic A qualifying time of 2 hours, 31 minutes.[4] In 2012, her training regime included running up to 160 kilometres (99 mi) a week.[9] On her light training days, she ran 12 kilometres (7.5 mi).[9] Trengove was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's marathon.[1][10] She was the third South Australian athletics competitor to qualify for the Games,[4] and prepared for them by training in Adelaide.[8] She finished the Olympic marathon in 39th place with a time of 2:31:17, 8 minutes and 10 seconds behind the first-place finisher Tiki Gelana.[11]

Personal bests[edit]

As of July 2014,[2] her personal best times are:

  • 1,500 metres: 4:26.9, Adelaide, 2013.[2]
  • 5,000 metres: 15:58, Sydney, April 2013.[2]
  • 10,000 metres: 33:08, Melbourne, December 2013.[2]
  • half marathon: 1:11:52, Gold Coast, 2013.[2]
  • marathon: 2:30:12, Glasgow, 27 July 2014.[2]


Her results include:

  • 24th, 1:14:21, IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships, Nanning, 16 October 201[2]
  • 14th, Nagoya International Women's Marathon, Nagoya, 11 March 2012[2]
  • 71st, IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Punta Umbría, 20 March 2011[2]
  • Winner, 2011 City2Surf, Sydney, 2011[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "London 2012 – Jessica Trengove". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Athletes — Trengove Jessica Biography". IAAF. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Runner, Ross (2010-10-14). "Jessica Trengove: Making her Mark on the Australian Distance Running Scene | Track and Field — Videos, Results, News, Records, Athletes, Interviews and more". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  4. ^ a b c d Partland, Warren (2012-03-14). "Jessia Trengove counting down Olympic selection". adelaidenow. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  5. ^ a b c "London 2012 – Jessica Trengove". Australian Olympic Committee. 1987-08-15. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  6. ^ a b Jean, David (2012-06-06). "Marathon fundraiser for animals". adelaide now. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  7. ^ a b c d Monfries, Alice (2011-12-31). "Winning runs in the Trengrove family". adelaidenow. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  8. ^ a b "Team Trengove ready for royal Olympic finale". Herald Sun (Melbourne). 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  9. ^ a b c Impey, Tasha (2012-05-18). "Royal run for SA Olympian". ABC South East SA — Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  10. ^ "Breen into Olympic aths squad". The West Australian. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  11. ^ "Women's Marathon". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  12. ^ "Victorian man wins 2011 City2Surf". Nine MSN. 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 

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