London calling for Trengove

13 Apr 2017

The hard work has been done and now star athlete Jess Trengove is hoping to stay fit and healthy in the lead up to the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23.

Facing her first big-city marathon and debuting in the London Marathon, Trengove will be hoping to qualify for the Australian team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Coach Adam Didyk, who will join Trengove in London next week, said everything had gone to plan so far.

''She has had a solid preparation this season compared to last year where she had injury concerns,'' he said.

''Jess should be quite competitive and will be aiming to be in the top three Australian women to finish which is the key to qualifying. Olympian Lisa Weightman is in the field so it will be tough.''

Trengove, who left for London this week to acclimatise for the event, will compete in the elite women's section which will begin about 40 minutes before the elite men and community runners.

Didyk said the lead up to the event would focus on Trengove's well being.

"Basically she is in a tapering period of looking after herself and keeping on track,'' he said. "The strategy (race-day) is based on what she is capable of and to put herself in the best position. It is quite competitive. Because the elite women start before the elite men she should be able to concentrate on what is around her.''

Trengove was a bronze medallist in the marathon at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Jess Trengove