Jamie Atherton attended Balshaw's Church of England High School between 1988 and 1995 and now lives in Dubai. He went on to Runshaws sixth form college when he left Balshaws.

Jamie is a committed triathlete, having competed in Monaco and Austria as well as in the UK in both triathlon and half ironman events. He represented Great Britain in the triathlon event at the European Championships in Lisbon 2008.

He is set to attempt a world record on 16th November 2009 by swimming the 16.2km around the entire perimeter of the famous landmark, The Palm-Jumeirah in Dubai.