Jack Burrows

Date of Birth:
Jack Burrows
Nottingham born skater Jack Burrows has been brought up in a sporting family, but first took to the ice aged ten.

Jack progressed to speed skating at eleven and progressed through the Talent ID scheme to join the National Development squad at the start of the 2013/14 season.

What is your favourite distance to skate and why? 500M because of the high speeds, and the strength and ability to hold it all together in the corners
What element of speed skating do you enjoy the most? The high speeds and the unpredictability of racing
What would you consider to be your greatest sporting achievement to date? Winning a Youth Winter Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012
What is your sporting ambition? To be the best in the world at what I do, also to win that all important Olympic gold medal

Have you got any sporting family members? Both my parents were sporty, but my dad played semi-professional football for Norwich City Football Club
Who is your sporting hero? Sir Chris Hoy
Life after skating: Become a Royal Air Force Officer
Who is your biggest influence? Elise Christie

Films/TV Shows:
Big Bang Theory, Air Crash Investigator
Band/music: Dance music
Last book read: Steve Jobs
Food: BBQ ribs and chicken, pizza
Hobbies: Road cycling and flying