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CHARLOTTE BEST

Born: 07 March 1985
Coach: George Gandy
Club: Crawley AC
Lives: Loughborough
OCWK: Female Athlete

 

Personal Bests
400m 54.97 (2007), 800m 2:01.50 (2007), 1500m 4:12.29i (2009), Mile 4:32.24i (2010)

Involvement with OCWK
Charlotte has been part of ‘On Camp with Kelly’ since 2004 and has taken part in the following OCWK events (she was also selected for the South Africa Educational Camp in 2004 but was unfortunately unable to take part due to illness):
Loughborough Get-Together Weekend 2005
Valencia Training Camp 2005
Pirbright Army Training Weekend 2005
Bath Get-Together Weekend 2007
OCWK Media Day 2009
Loughborough Get-Together 2009
Portugal & Berlin Educational Camps 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Training Camp 2010
Tonbridge Get-Together 2011
OCWK Media Event 2012
Financial Planning Get-Together 2011
Get Set for 2012 Get-Together 2012
London Get-Together 2012
St Mary's Get-Together 2012
Lee Valley Get-Together 2012

Charlotte received an ‘On Camp with Kelly’ Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007 in recognition of her performances at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships and at the World University Games and an Excellent Achievement Award in 2010 and 2011.


Athletics Achievements
3rd UK Indoor Champs 800m 2012
3rd World University Games 4x400m 2011
Semi World University Games 800m 2011
Ht World Indoor 1500m 2010
3rd UK Indoor 800m 2009
3rd World University Games 800m 2007
5th European Under 23 800m 2007
1st England Under 23 800m 2007
1st BUSA Indoor 800m 2007
3rd AAA Under 23 800m 2006
1st BUSA 800m 2006
1st BUSA Indoor 1500m 2006
3rd AAA Under 23 800m 2005
5th World Junior 4x400m 2004
3rd AAA Under 20 800m 2004
1st English Schools Senior 400m 2003
3rd AAA Under 20 1500m 2002
2nd AAA Under 17 800m 2001


Performances in 2012
Charlotte won the bronze medal in the 800m at the Aviva UK Indoor Championships in February in an indoor personal best of 2:05.25.

Personal Bests set in 2012
800m - previous PB 2:01.77/2:05.32
2:05.22, 12/02/12, Sheffield


Performances in 2011
Charlotte was selected for the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, where she won a bronze medal in the 4x400m and was a semi finalist over 800m.

Personal Bests set in 2011
1M - previous PB 5:04
4:46.7, 26/06/11, Sunderland


Performances in 2010
Charlotte ran a personal best for the mile of 4:32.24 to finish ninth at the Aviva Grand Prix on 21 February which places her ninth on the UK indoor all-time list and earned her selection for the 1500m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships where she finished eighth in her heat. She set a season's best of 2:01.88 in fifth place in the OCWK 800m race at the Aviva London Grand Prix on 13 August.

Personal Bests set in 2010
Mile - previous PB 4:45.72
4:32.24i, 20/02/10, Birmingham


Performances in 2009
Charlotte won the bronze medal in the 1500m at the Aviva European Trials and UK Championships on 14 February in her quickest ever time, indoors or out of, 4:16.16. She then smashed then best with 4:12.29 when finishing fifth at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on 21 February.

Personal Bests set in 2009
1500m - previous PB 4:16.57
4:16.16i, 15/02/09, Birmingham
4:12.29i, 21/02/09, Birmingham

5km - preciious PB 17:35
17:01, 03/01/09, London


Performances in 2008
Charlotte set a new indoor best for 1500m of 4:16.61 to finish fourth at the Norwich Union UK Indoor Championships, a position that she repeated over 800m at the Aviva National Championships outdoors. She ran a season's best of 2:01.60 in Bydgoszcz on 1 July.

Personal Bests set in 2008
1500m – previous PB 4:16.57 / 4:21.87i
4:16.61i, 10/02/08, Sheffield


Performances in 2007
Charlotte capped an excellent 2007 season by winning a bronze medal in the 800m at the World University Games in Bangkok in a new personal best time of 2:01.50. She also set new personal bests for 400m (54.97) and 1500m (4:16.57) in 2007. She won the 800m gold medal at the Norwich Union England Athletics Under 23 Championships and went on to finish fifth at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships. She also finished fifth in the Norwich Union World Trials & UK Championships and won the British Universities Indoor 800m title.

Personal Bests set in 2007
400m – previous PB 56.26
56.67i, 14/02/07, Sheffield
54.97, 30/05/07, Loughborough

800m – previous PB 2:03.9 / 2:05.77i
2:05.32i, 11/05/07, Sheffield
2:03.11, 20/05/07, Loughborough
2:01.66, 9/06/07, Manchester
2:01.50, 14/08/07, Bangkok THA

1500m – previous PB 4:23.07 / 4:24.71i
4:23.60i, 28/01/07, Lee Valley
4:22.84, 28/04/07, Loughborough
4:22.28i, 11/02/07, Sheffield
4:21.87i, 18/02/07, Sheffield
4:16.57, 30/06/07, Watford


Introduction to Athletics
Charlotte started running at school at the age of 12 and joined her local athletics club, Crawley AC. She started taking the sport seriously when she was 17.

Click here to check out Charlotte's recent performances on the Power of 10 website

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