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LOUISE SMALL

Born: 27 March 1992
Coach: Mick Woods
Club: Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
Lives: Bentley, Hampshire
OCWK: Female Athlete

 

Personal Bests
800m 2:09.9 (2009), 1500m 4:21.07 (2009), 3000m 9:15.47 (2009), 5000m 16:11.03 (2009), 10,000m 34:13.55 (2011)

Involvement with OCWK
Louise joined OCWK in 2008 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Tonbridge Get-Together 2008
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Training Camp 2010
Life Skills Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Training Camp 2011
Get Set for 2012 Get-Together 2012
London Get-Together 2012
Lee Valley Get-Together 2012

Louise received an 'On Camp with Kelly' Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009 in recognition of her bronze medal in the 3000m at the European Athletics Junior Championships.


Athletics Achievements1st BUCS 5000m 2011
1st BUCS 10,000m 2011
29th World Junior Cross Country 2011
3rd European Junior 3000m 2009
5th World Youth 1500m 2009
2nd England Under 20 3000m 2009
33rd World Junior Cross Country 2009
ht World Youth 1500m 2007
2nd England Under 17 3000m 2007
3rd UK School Games 1500m 2007


Performances in 2011
Louise finished 29th in the Junior race at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships after taking the bronze medal in the UK Inter-Counties Championships and winning the Under 20 races at the McCain Cross Challenge in Cardiff and Antrim. She won both the 5000m and 10,000m titles at the BUCS Championships in early, clocking an excellent 34:13.55 for the longer distance for third on the UK Under 20 all-time list.

Personal Bests set in 2011
10,000m
34:13.55, 01/05/11, Bedford

10km – previous PB 35:19
35:01, 10/04/11, Dublin
34:50, 22/04/11, Guernsey

Half Marathon
77:58, 25/04/11, Guernsey


Performances in 2009
After an good domestic cross country season, Louise finished in 33rd place at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships. On the track she improved her 1500m best to 4:21.07 at the BMC Nike Grand Prix in Manchester on 30 May and her 3000m best to 9:21.96 at the St Mary's Classic on 3 June. At Watford on 13 June she went to tenth on the UK Under 20 all-time list for 5000m with 16:11.03 on her debut at the distance. She improved her 3000m best again to 9:18.82 when taking the silver medal at the Aviva England Under 20 Championships on 28 June. Louise ran a tactically astute race at the IAAF World Youth Championships to take fifth place in the 1500m in 4:22.73 and two weeks later won a bronze medal over 3000m at the European Athletics Junior Championships in a new personal best of 9:15.47.

Personal Bests set in 2009
400m – previous PB 61.0
60.43, 20/09/09, Abingdon

800m – previous PB 2:10.98
2:09.9, 07/06/09, Stevenage

1500m – previous PB 4:24.72
4:21.07, 30/05/09, Manchester

3000m – previous PB 9:28.91
9:21.96, 03/06/09, Twickenham
9:18.82, 28/06/09, Bedford
9:15.47, 25/07/09, Novi Sad SRB

5000m
16:11.03, 13/06/09, Watford

5km - previous PB 17:04
16:47, 01/08/09, Orlando USA
16:43, 18/12/09, Boscombe


Performances in 2008
Louise set a new personal best for 1500m of 4:24.72 in her first race of the season and has also taken four seconds off her 800m best with 2:10.98 and 14 seconds off her 3000m best with 9:28.91. She finished fourth in the 3000m at the England Athletics Under 20 Championships and in the same position in the Intermediate 1500m at the English Schools. She also had a successful cross country season, finishing second in the English Schools Intermediate race and third in the National Under 17 race. She also won the London Mini Marathon in April.

Personal Bests set in 2008
800m – previous PB 2:14.8
2:10.98, 11/05/08, Portsmouth

1500m – previous PB 4:25.19
4:24.72, 05/05/08, Street
3000m – previous PB 9:42.39

9:28.91, 04/06/08, Twickenham


Introduction to Athletics
Louise was inspired to start running at the age of 13 after watching her brother run in a cross country race.

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

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