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ED ASTON

Born: 10 August 1988
Coach: Dave Sunderland
Club: Birchfield Harriers
Lives: Cambridge / Birmingham
OCWK: Male Athlete

Personal Bests
400m 48.06 (2010), 800m 1:47.02 (2010)

Involvement with OCWK
Ed has been part of 'On Camp with Kelly' since 2008 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Eat for Success' Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2011

Ed received an 'On Camp with Kelly' Excellent Achievement Award in 2010 in recognition of his selection for the IAAF World Indoor Championships.


Athletics Achievements
2nd UK Indoor 800m 2012
2nd England 800m 2010
Ht World Indoor 800m 2010
3rd UK Indoor 800m 2010
3rd England Under 23 800m 2009
1st UK Indoor 800m 2009
2nd BUSA 800m 2008
1st BUSA Indoor 800m 2008
Ht European Junior 800m 2007
3rd England Under 20 800m 2007
1st England Under 20 Indoor 800m 2007
2nd English Schools Senior 800m 2006
3rd England Under 20 800m 2006
2nd England Under 20 Indoor 800m 2006
2nd English Schools Senior 800m 2005


Performances in 2012
Ed won the silver medal in the 800m at the Aviva UK Indoor Championships in February.

Performances in 2010
Ed won the bronze medal in the 800m at the Aviva Indoor World Trials and UK Championships on 13-14 February. He then set a new indoor best of 1:48.24 when finishing fifth at the Aviva Grand Prix on 20 February which earned him selection for the Aviva GB Team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships where he finished fourth in his heat. He improved his outdoor best to 1:48.10 at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford on 12 June. After finishing fourth in the 800m final at the Aviva UK Championships Ed improved his personal best again to 1:47.96 at the BMC meeting in Solihull on 10 July. He was second in the England Athletics Senior Championships in 1:49.69 on 18 July and then set another personal best of 1:47.91 when winning in Amsterdam on 7 August. He improved that best again to 1:47.02 in Gothenburg on 10 August and then clocked his second fastest time ever of 1:47.90 to win in Copenhagen on 12 August.

Personal Bests set in 2010
400m - previous PB 48.66
48.06, 11/06/10, Chelmsford


800m - previous PB 1:48.15 / 1:48.82i
1:48.24i, 02/02/10, Birmingham
1:48.10, 12/06/10, Watford
1:47.96, 10/07/10, Solihull
1:47.91, 07/08/10, Amsterdam NED
1:47.02, 10/08/10, Gothenburg SWE


Performances in 2009
Ed ran an excellent race at the Aviva European Trials and UK Championships to win the 800m title in an indoor best of 1:48.82. He then ran his fastest time ever for 400m, indoors or out, of 48.75 at the BUCS Indoor Championships. On 3 June he improved his 800m best to 1:48.22 at the St Mary's Classic and he won the bronze medal at the Aviva England Under 23 Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2009
400m - previous PB 49.0
49.37i, 14/03/09, Sheffield
48.75i, 14/03/09, Sheffield
48.66, 02/05/09, Bedford

800m - previous PB 1:48.57 / 1:50.68i
1:49.09i, 05/02/09, Bratislava SVK
1:48.82i, 15/02/09, Birmingham
1:48.22, 03/06/09, Twickenham
1:48.15, 19/08/09, Eltham


Performances in 2008
Ed started 2008 by winning the indoor 800m at the British University Championships and went on to take the silver medal outdoors. He finished fourth over 800m at the England Athletics Under 23 Championships and sixth at the Aviva National Championships. He has set new personal bests of 49.0 for 400m and 1:48.57 over 800m this season.

Personal Bests set in 2008
400m - previous PB 49.4
49.0, 28/06/08, Stevenage

800m – previous PB 1:48.93 / 1:51.97i
1:50.68i, 31/01/08, Bratislava SVK
1:48.57, 14/06/08, Watford

1500m – previous PB 4:12.9
4:05.24, 19/04/08, Cortland USA


Click here to check out Ed’s recent performances on the Power of 10 website

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