Tamara Armoush

Tamara Armoush

Middle Distance / Long Distance Athlete
Birthplace:
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Age:
25
Weight:
54kg
Height:
173cm
Teams:
Birchfield Harriers, Jordan athletics
Honours:
All-Mountain West Honours (DMR) - in USA
Awards:
Birchfield Cross Country Award in 2016

Biography

I started athletics at the age of 8 after which I shortly specialised in middle and long distance running. I studied at university in New Mexico, USA where I was a track and field scholar and competed in the NCAA Championships, contributing to the third place podium finish for our team at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2015. I have competed for Jordan at the World Indoors and Outdoor Championships and also own the national record.

I am currently live in train in London, I mainly train at Battersea but also enjoy running in Hyde park and Regents park! I live a busy life, working in banking along side training can be challenging but also rewarding. I am very health conscious and I think this helps to fuelling the busy life which I lead.

Q&As

How important is nutrition to you and why?
I find having a good nutrition essential to recover and perform. I have learnt that recovery is very important in sport and recovering effectively allows me to train harder and perform better, nutrition is a key part of recovery and I am very careful that I consume the right foods to be ready for my next training session! It is also very important before training and day to day to ensure my energy levels are up and my immune system is strong.
What’s your favourite way to keep fit?
Obviously running! Being an athlete I run every day, but I also keep fit by going to the gym for strengthening work and occasionally swimming as a way of aerobic training without impact on the joints.
Greatest achievement so far?
Representing Jordan at the World Indoor Championships in Portland was my proudest moment
If you were stuck on a desert island and could take one person and one item, what and who would they be?
The person would be a chef probably Gino D’Acampo and the item would be a coffee machine.

Latest Results

Valencia 10k 6th (34:24)
World Indoor Championships 3000m 14th
World Championships
Asian Championships 5th
Westminster Elite Mile 9th
Dead Sea 10km Champion
Armagh International Road Race 11th
Trafford 10k 4th (in 34:47)
Start Fitness Metropolitan League Cross Country Winner