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Born: 14 November 1988
Coach: Steve Shaw
Club: New Marske Harriers
Lives: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland
OCWK: Male Athlete


Personal Bests
400m 50.7 (2008), 800m 1:49.09 (2009), 1500m 3:40.2+ (2009), Mile 3:56.31i (2010), 3000m 7:55.9 (2010)

Involvement with OCWK
Ricky has been part of 'On Camp with Kelly' since 2008 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Male Athlete Get-Together 2008
Portugal & Berlin Educational Camps 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009

He received an 'On Camp with Kelly' Excellent Achievement Award in 2009 in recognition of his selection for the Aviva GB & NI Team for the European Athletics Under 23 Championships.

Athletics Achievements
9th European Under 23 Cross Country 2010
3rd England 1500m 2010
1st BUCS Indoor 3000m 2010
8th European Under 23 Cross Country 2009
5th European Under 23 1500m 2009
2nd England Under 23 1500m 2009
1st BUCS Indoor 3000m 2009
1st BUSA Indoor 3000m 2008
Ht European Junior 1500m 2007
1st England Under 20 1500m 2007
2nd English Schools Inter 1500m 2005

Personal Bests set in 2011
10km - previous PB 30:09
29:29, 13/03/11, Partington

Performances in 2010
Ricky had a great start to the year, winning the 4km race at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 9 January and then setting a personal best for the mile of 3:56.31 at the New Balance Games in New York on 23 January which places him seventh on the UK all-time indoor list for the distance. On 14 March he won the BUCS Indoor 3000m title for the third year in a row. He improved his 1500m best to 3:40.31 in Oslo on 4 June and reached the final at the Aviva UK Championships on 25-27 June. He won the bronze medal over 1500m at the England Athletics Senior Championships on 18 July. At the end of the year he finished ninth in the Under 23 race at the European Cross Country Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2010
Mile - previous PB 3:57.90
3:56.31i, 23/01/10, New York USA

3000m - previous PB 8:01.56i
7:55.9, 18/04/10, Shildon

Performances in 2009
Ricky smashed his personal best for 3000m when running 8:01.56 to win the BUCS Indoor title on 15 March. Outdoors he has improved his 1500m best to 3:40.40 and his 800m best to 1:49.09 and won the silver medal in the 1500m at the Aviva England Under 23 Championships. At the European Athletics Under 23 Championships he finished fifth in the 1500m final. In December he finished eighth at the European Under 23 Cross Country Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2009
800m – previous PB 1:50.79
1:49.76, 13/06/09, Watford
1:49.2, 01/07/09. Leeds
1:49.09, 04/08/09, Trafford

1500m – previous PB 3:42.55
3:41.31, 30/05/09, Manchester
3:40.40, 08/06/09, Prague CZE
3:40.2+, 25/07/09, Crystal Palace

3:57.90, 25/07/09, Crystal Palace

3000m – previous PB 8:15.87i
8:01.56i, 15/03/09, Sheffield

5 Miles – previous PB 24:35
23:22, 05/04/09, Hartlepool

10 Miles
48:47, 22/02/09, Pocklington

Performances in 2008
Ricky has set personal bests for 400m, 800m and 1500m so far this season. In the winter he won gold in the indoor 3000m at the British University Championships. He reached the 1500m final at the Aviva National Championships where he finished seventh in 3:43.18.

Personal Bests set in 2008
400m – previous PB 51.8
50.7, 07/06/08, Middlesbrough

800m – previous PB 1:52.9
1:50.79, 03/06/08, Manchester

2:37.37, 05/04/08, Loughborough

1500m – previous PB 3:47.25
3:42.55, 14/06/08, Watford

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