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HANNAH ENGLAND

Born: 06 March 1987
Coach: Bud Baldaro
Club: Oxford City AC / Birmingham University
Lives: Oxford / Birmingham
OCWK: Female Athlete

 

Personal Bests
800m 1:59.66 (2012), 1500m 4:01.89 (2011), 3000m 8:56.72i (2010)

Involvement with OCWK
Hannah has been part of ‘On Camp with Kelly’ since 2004 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Get-Together Weekend 2005
Pirbright Army Training Weekend 2005
Melbourne Commonwealth Games Educational Camp 2006
London 2012 Get-Together Weekend 2006
100% ME / Tonbridge Get-Together Weekend 2006
Loughborough Educational Camp 2007
OCWK Media Day 2009
Loughborough Get-Together 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2010
OCWK Media Event 2011
Lee Valley Get-Together 2012

Hannah was named 'On Camp with Kelly' Athlete of the Year in 2011 in recognition of her silver medal at the IAAF World Championships. She received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010 in recognition of her performances at the European Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games and also in 2012 when she was selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games. She received Excellent Achievement Awards in 2007 and 2009. She was part of the OCWK 4x800m team that set a UK Junior record at the Adidas St Mary’s Relays in 2006.


Athletics Achievements
4th World Champs 1500m 2013
1st UK Champs 1500m 2013
5th European Team Champs 1500m 2013
Semi Final Olympic Games 1500m 2012
1st UK Indoor 3000m 2012
2nd World Champs 1500m 2011
1st UK Champs 1500m 2011
ht European Indoor 1500m 2011
4th Commonwealth Games 1500m 2010
5th Commonwealth Games 800m 2010
10th European Champs 1500m 2010
2nd European Team Champs 1500m 2010
1st UK Champs 1500m 2010
3rd UK Champs 1500m 2009
4th European Team Champs 800m 2009
4th European Team Champs 1500m 2009
Ht European Indoor 1500m 2009
2nd UK Indoor 1500m 2009
3rd Aviva National Champs 1500m 2008
1st NCAA 1500m 2008
1st NCAA Indoor Mile 2008
16th European U23 Cross Country 2008
5th European Under 23 1500m 2007
1st England U23 1500m 2007
1st BUSA Indoor 1500m 2007
2nd BUSA 1500m 2007
Heat World Junior 1500m 2006
1st Under 20 1500m 2006
2nd BUSA Indoor 1500m 2006
1st AAA Under 20 Indoor 1500m 2005
2nd English Schools Senior 1500m 2005
3rd English Schools Senior 1500m 2004
6th European Youth Olympic Festival 1500m 2003
2nd English Schools Inter 1500m 2003
3rd AAA Under 17 1500m 2003


Performances in 2012
Indoors Hannah won the 3000m title at the Aviva UK Indoor Championships. In her first 1500m outdoors she ran the Olympic A standard qualifying time when winning in Hengelo in 4:04.05 on 27 May. Unfortunately she suffered an injury in the race and then faced a race against time to be ready for the Olympic Games. At London 2012 she exited at the semi final stage but went on to improve her 800m best to 1:59.66 in Linz on 20 August.

Personal Bests set in 2012
800m – previous PB 1:59.94
1:59.66, 20/08/12, Linz AUT


Performances in 2011
Hannah ran an excellent new indoor best for 1500m of 4:07.24 to finish third in the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on 19 February and then improved that time to 4:07.13 in Stockholm three days later to place fifth on the UK indoor all-time list. She decided to compete at the European Athletics Indoor Championships but did not qualify for the final after finishing fifth in her heat. After running a brilliant new personal best of 4:01.89 in Barcelona on 22 July Hannah retained her UK 1500m title and secured her selection for the IAAF World Championships. In Daegu she excelled to win the silver medal, employing her trademark sprint finish down the home straight to pass five athletes and cross the line in 4:05.68. She clocked her second fastest time ever of 4:02.03 to finish fifth in the IAAF Diamond League Final in Brussels on 16 September.

Personal Bests set in 2011
1500m – previous PB 4:04.29 / 4:09.90i
4:07.24i, 19/02/11, Birmingham
4:07.13i, 22/02/11, Stockholm SWE
4:01.89, 22/07/11, Barcelona ESP

1M – previous PB 4:25.29
4:22.6, 24/09/11, New York USA


Performances in 2010
Hannah showed great form in the indoor season, winning the mile at the Millrose Games in New York in 4:31.48 on 29 January and then smashing her 3000m best with 8:56.72 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on 6 February. She ran the UKA 1500m A qualifying standard for the European Athletics Championships with 4:05.53 in Warsaw on 8 June and secured her place in the team when winning the trial race at the Aviva UK Championships on 26 June. On 20 June she clocked 4:05.70 to finish second at the European Team Championships and was just outside her personal best with 4:04.33 for third place at the Aviva British Grand Prix in Gateshead on 10 July. After securing her place in the final with a 4:06.03 clocking for one of the fastest loser spots, Hannah finished tenth in the final at the European Athletics Championships in 4:05.07. At the Commonwealth Games in October she finished fourth in the 1500m in 4:06.83 and fifth in the 800m in a season's best of 2:00.47.

Personal Bests set in 2010
1M – previous PB 4:25.4
4:25.29, 29/09/10, New York USA

3000m – previous PB 9:19.25i
8:56.72i, 06/02/10, Boston USA


Performances in 2009
After improving her indoor bests for the 1500m and mile in Ghent on 8 February, Hannah took the silver medal in the 1500m at the Aviva European Trials and UK Championships on 15 February. She then improved her indoor best again to 4:09.90 when finishing third at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on 21 February. In her first outdoor 1500m race of the season she improved her personal best to 4:05.87, an A qualifying standard for the World Championships, at the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Hengelo on 1 June. She then improved her 800m best to 2:01.50 at Watford on 13 June before running a stunning 1:59.94 (6th on the UK U23 all-time list) to finish fourth at the European Team Championships in Leiria on 20-21 June where she also finished fourth in the 1500m. Hannah took the bronze medal over 1500m at the Aviva World Trials and European Championships on 11 July. After narrowly missing out on selection for the IAAF World Championships she improved her 1500m best to 4:04.29 (3rd on the UK U23 all-time list) in Monaco on 28 July and at the end of the season finished in a brilliant second place at the IAAF World Athletics Final.

Personal Bests set in 2009
800m – previous PB 2:02.48
2:01.50, 13/06/09, Watford
1:59.94, 20/06/09, Leiria POR

1500m – previous PB 4:06.19 / 4:17.40i
4:15.51i, 31/01/09, Birmingham
4:12.81i+, 08/02/09, Ghent BEL
4:09.90, 21/02/09, Birmingham
4:05.87, 01/06/09, Hengelo NED
4:04.29, 28/07/09, Monaco

Mile - previouus PB 4:35.30i
4:30.29i, 08/02/09, Ghent BEL
4:25.4, 26/09/09, New York USA


Performances in 2008
Hannah, who was studying for a year at Florida State University, moved into new territory on 14 June when she smashed her personal best by six seconds to win the NCAA 1500m title in an Olympic A qualifying standard of 4:06.19. The time places her third in the UK rankings for 2008 and 21st on the all-time list. Back in the UK, she finished third in the Aviva National Championships in July and won the OCWK 800m race at the Aviva London Grand Prix where she also finished fifth in the 1500m. She has also run personal bests for 800m (2:02.48), the mile (4:35.30i, 11th on the UK indoor all-time list) and 3000m (9:19.25i) and won the NCAA Indoor mile in March. At the end of the year she finished 16th and won team gold in the Under 23 race at the European Cross Country Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2008
800m – previous PB 2:03.92
2:03.65, 19/04/08, Atlanta USA
2:02.48, 17/05/08, Atlanta USA

1500m – previous PB 4:12.44
4:12.24, 10/05/08, Tallahassee USA
4:06.19, 14/06/08, Des Moines, USA

Mile – previous PB 4:47.52
4:37.35i, 1/03/08, Chapel Hill USA
4:35.30i, 15/03/08, Fayetteville USA

3000m
9:19.25i, 16/02/08, Seattle USA


Performances in 2007
After an excellent indoor season in which she set a new personal best of 4:17.70 to win the UK Indoor City Challenge Final and was British Universities Indoor champion, Hannah went on to set new personal bests for 1500m (4:12.33) and 800m (2:03.92) outdoors. Over 1500m she won the Norwich Union England Athletics Under 23 Championships, finished fifth at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships, took the silver medal at the British Universities Athletics Championships and finished fourth at the Norwich Union UK Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2007
800m – previous PB 2:05.25
2:03.92, 20/05/07, Loughborough

1500m – previous PBs 4:17.31 / 4:24.82i
4:17.70i, 03/03/07, Sheffield
4:12.44, 09/06/07, Manchester


Introduction to Athletics
Hannah joined her local club, Oxford City AC, after taking part in a school cross country race. She took part in all events until she was 14 and then started to specialise in middle distance.

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