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LUCY DOWSETT

Born: 12 February 1990
Coach: Bud Baldaro
Club: Cambridge & Coleridge /
Birmingham University

Lives: Cambridge / Birmingham
OCWK: Female Athlete

Personal Bests
400m 56.59 (2009), 800m 2:06.35 (2011), 1500m 4:21.38mx / 4:22.48 (2011), 3000m 9:37.64mx (2011)

Involvement with OCWK
Lucy has been part of ‘On Camp with Kelly’ since 2006 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
100% ME / Tonbridge Get-Together Weekend 2006
Loughborough Educational Camp 2007
Glasgow Get-Together Weekend 2007
Bath Get-Together Weekend 2007
Loughborough Get-Together 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Training Camp 2010
Olympic Park Visit 2010
Life Skills Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Get-Together 2011
Birmingham Get-Together 2011
Tonbridge Training Camp 2011
Winter Training Get-Together 2011
Get Set for 2012 Get-Together 2012
London Get-Together 2012
Portugal Training Camp 2012
Lee Valley Get-Together 2012


Athletics Achievements
2nd England Under 20 Indoor 1500m 2009
2nd English Schools Senior 800m 2007
2nd AAA Under 17 1500m 2005
2nd English Schools Inter 800m 2005
2nd AAA Under 15 1500m 2004


Performances in 2011
Lucy improved her 800m best to 2:07.01 in a mixed race at a BMC meeting at Trafford on 14 June and again to 2:06.58 at Solihull on 9 July and to 2:06.35 at Trafford on 23 July. She has also improved her 1500m time three times this season with a best of 4:21.38 at Exeter on 30 August and her 3000m best to 9:37.64.

Personal Bests set in 2011
800m - previous PB 2:07.26
2:07.01mx, 14/06/11, Trafford
2:06.58, 09/07/11, Solihull
2:06.35, 23/07/11, Trafford

1500m - previous PB 4:27.66
4:25.87, 28/05/11, Leigh
4:22.48, 10/08/11, Watford
4:21.38mx, 30/08/11, Exeter

3000m - previous PB 10:08.29mx
9:37.64mx, 07/09/11, Watford


Performances in 2009
Lucy won the silver medal in the 1500m at the Aviva England Athletics Under 20 Indoor Championships. She followed an 800m personal best of 2:07.26 on 13 June with a 400m best of 56.65 the following day which improved to 56.59 on 23 August.

Personal Bests set in 2009
400m - previous PB 56.9
56.65, 14/06/09, Eton
56.59, 23/08/09, Ipswich

800m - previous PB 2:07.45
2:07.26, 13/06/09, Watford

1500m - previous PB 4:29.88
4:32.68i, 15/02/09, Birmingham
4:27.66mx, 12/08/09, Watford


Performances in 2008
Lucy finished fourth in the 800m at the England Athletics Under 20 Championships.

Performances in 2007
Lucy ran a brilliant race at the 2007 English Schools Championships in Birmingham to win the silver medal in the Senior 800m and take one and a half seconds off her personal best with 2:07.45.

Personal Bests set in 2007
400m – previous PB 57.5
56.9, 1/07/07, Woodford

800m – previous PB 2:08.97
2:07.45, 14/07/07, Birmingham

1500m – previous PB 4:34.75
4:30.79, 17/06/07, Crystal Palace
4:29.88, 21/06/07, Solihull


Introduction to Athletics
Lucy discovered that she was best at athletics during PE lessons at primary school and that it was what she enjoyed the most. She loved sports day and beating the boys but had to wait until she was 11 to join the local athletics club.

When Lucy started secondary school she won the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships and realised that she was actually quite good! She started taking athletics seriously after competing in her first English Schools Track & Field Championships in 2003 – “That really inspired me!”, she says.


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

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