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EMMA JACKSON

Born: 07 June 1988
Coach: Alan Morris
Club: City of Stoke
Lives: Market Drayton
OCWK: Female Athlete

 

Personal Bests
400m 55.3 (2011), 800m 1:59.37 (2012), 1500m 4:05.83 (2013)

Involvement with OCWK
Emma has been part of ‘On Camp with Kelly’ since 2006 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Educational Camp 2007
Glasgow Get-Together Weekend 2007
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Loughborough Get-Together 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Financial Planning Get-Together 2011

Emma received an ‘On Camp with Kelly’ Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007 in recognition of her silver medal winning performance at the European Athletics Junior Championships, in 2010 for her performances at the Commonwealth Games and in 2011 in recognition of reaching the semi final at the IAAF World Championships and an Excellent Achievement Award in 2009.


Athletics Achievements
2nd UK Champs 1500m 2013
Semi World Champs 800m 2011
2nd UK Champs 800m 2011
4th Commonwealth Games 800m 2010
4th European Team Championships 800m 2010
3rd BUCS 1500m 2010
5th European Under 23 800m 2009
2nd England Under 23 800m 2009
1st England Under 23 800m 2008
3rd BUSA 1500m 2008
2nd European Junior 800m 2007
1st England Under 20 800m 2007
2nd BUSA 800m 2007
Semi finalist World Junior 800m 2006
1st AAA Under 20 800m 2006
1st English Schools Senior 800m 2006
5th World Youth 800m 2005
3rd AAA Under 20 800m 2005
2nd English Schools Inter 800m 2004
2nd English Schools Inter 800m 2003


Performances in 2012
Emma started the outdoor season in fine style with a personal bests of 1:59.37 for 800m in Doha on 11 May and of 4:11.54 for 1500m in Loughborough on 20 May. Unfortuantely she then suffered an injury and was not at her best at the Olympic Trials and missed out on selection for the Games.

Personal Bests set in 2012
800m – previous PB 1:59.77
1:59.37, 11/05/12, Doha QAT

1500m – previous PB 4:12.42
4:11.54, 20/05/12, Loughborough


Performances in 2011
Emma improved her 1500m best to 4:12.42 in Nijmegen on 25 May and then went on to finish second in the 800m at the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Hengelo on 29 May in a personal best of 2:00.24. She finished in an excellent third place in the 800m at the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix on 10 July. After winning the silver medal in the 800m at the Aviva UK Championships Emma ran under two minutes for the first time with 1:59.97 at the Aviva London Grand Prix and was selected for the IAAF World Championships. In Daegu she performed brilliantly to finish second in her semi final in a personal best of 1:59.77. She again clocked 1:59.97 when winning in Rovereto on 13 September.

Personal Bests set in 2011
400m - previous PB 56.0
55.4, 03/07/11, Birmingham

800m - previous PB 2:00.46
2:00.24, 29/05/11, Hengelo NED
1:59.97, 05/08/11, Crystal Palace
1:59.77, 02/09/11, Daegu KOR

1500m - previous PB 4:15.3
4:12.42, 25/05/11, Nijmegen NED


Performances in 2010
Emma improved her 800m best to 2:01.85 in Huelva on 9 June before making her GB senior debut at the European Team Championships on 19-20 June, finishing fourth in the 800m. She was also fourth at the Aviva UK Championships on 27 June and the England Athletics Senior Championships on 18 July. She improved her personal best again to 2:01.66 in winning at the BMC Grand Prix meeting in Belfast on 24 July and again to 2:01.47 in a mixed race on 10 August. She ran under 2:01 for the first time with 2:00.88 at the Aviva London Grand Prix on 14 August which secured her selection for the England team for the Commonwealth Games. In Delhi she improved her personal best further to 2:00.46 when finishing fourth in the final.

Personal Bests set in 2010
400m - previous PB 56.79
56.0, 06/06/10, Birmingham

800m - previous PB 2:01.95
2:01.85, 09/06/10, Huelva ESP
2:01.66, 24/07/10, Belfast
2:01.47mx, 10/08/10, Trafford
2:00.88, 14/08/10, Crystal Palace
2:00.46, 11/08/10, Delhi IND

1500m - previous PB 4:15.53
4:15.3, 01/08/10, Nottingham


Performances in 2009
Emma won the silver medal at the Aviva England Under 23 Championships on 28 June to secure her selection for the European Athletics Under 23 Championships where she finished in fifth place in a season's best of 2:02.09.

Performances in 2008
Emma started the outdoor season with a bronze medal in the 1500m at the British University Championships on 5 May and then took gold in the 800m at the England Athletics Under 23 Championships in June.

Personal Bests set in 2008
1500m – previous PB 4:15.58
4:15.53, 19/07/08, Stretford


Performances in 2007
Emma had an excellent 2007 season. She improved her 800m personal best to 2:01.95 in June, which ranked her first in Europe in the Under 20 age group and fourth on the UK all-time Under 20 rankings. She won a silver medal in the 800m at the European Athletics Junior Championships after winning the national Under 20 title for the second year in a row and taking a silver medal at the British Universities Athletics Championships. She has also improved her 1500m personal best by 13 seconds this year to 4:15.58.

Personal Bests set in 2007
800m – previous PB 2:04.43
2:04.41, 7/05/07, Bedford
2:03.57, 20/05/07, Loughborough
2:01.95, 9/06/07, Manchester

1500m – previous PB 4:28.5
4:28.2, 22/04/07, Coventry
4:26.33, 28/05/07, Bedford
4:18.1, 30/07/07, Nottingham
4:15.58, 11/08/07, Stretford


Introduction to Athletics
Emma started running when a friend asked her to run in a race with her and her parents who used to run encouraged her to go. She started to take the sport seriously when she won her first cross country race.

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

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