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LAURA FINUCANE

Born: 03 August 1986
Coach: Norman Poole
Club: Pendle AC
Lives: Manchester
OCWK: Female Athlete

 

Personal Bests
400m 53.23 (2004), 800m 2:01.35 (2007), 4:34.88 (2007)

Involvement with OCWK
Laura has been part of On Camp with Kelly since 2004 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
South Africa Educational Camp 2004
Loughborough Get-Together Weekend 2005
London 2012 Get-Together Weekend 2006
Bath Get-Together Weekend 2007
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Loughborough Get-Together 2009
Portugal & Berlin Educational Camps 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Get-Together 2011

Laura received an 'On Camp with Kelly' Excellent Achievement Award in 2007 in recognition of her performances at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships and the World University Games.


Athletics Achievements
6th World University Games 800m 2007
3rd World University Games 4x400m 2007
6th European Under 23 800m 2007
2nd England Under 23 800m 2007
2nd BUSA 400m 2006
5th European Junior 800m 2005
1st AAA Under 20 800m 2005
2nd BUSA 400m 2005
7th World Junior 800m 2004
5th World Junior 4x400m 2004
1st AAA Under 20 800m 2004
5th World Youth 800m 2003
1st English Schools Inter 800m 2002
2nd AAA Under 17 300m 2002
3rd English Schools Inter 800m 2001


Performances in 2007
After taking the 800m silver medal at the Norwich Union England Athletics Under 23 Championships Laura finished sixth over the same distance at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships. At the World University Games she again finished sixth in the 800m final but took the bronze medal in the 4x400m, running the fastest split (52.8) on the GB Team. Earlier in the season she had improved her personal best to an excellent 2:01.35 to top the UK Under 23 rankings for the distance. She also finished sixth in the 400m at the Norwich Union UK Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2007
800m – previous PB 2:03.73
2:01.35, 13/06/07, Prague CZE

1500m – previous PB 4:37.5
4:34.88, 7/05/07, Bedford


Introduction to Athletics
Laura’s introduction to athletics was winning an inter primary school competition. She started to take it seriously when she was 16 and was selected for the IAAF World Youth Championships.

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

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