LAURA WHITTLE

Born: Laura Hannah M. Kenney, b. Blackpool, 27 June 1985. Club: Royal Sutton Coldfield. Coach: George Gandy.

 

Scottish eligibility (parentage) confirmed 2008. Father Paul was a Scottish international athlete. Sister Olivia is also an athlete with bests of 4:28.76 (1500) and 9:34.81 (3000). Married English 800m/1500m runner Rob Whittle in 2011.

 

Honours

European Under 23 – 1st 5000m 2007

 

European Cross Country Championships – GB team Silver 2008

AAA/UK - 2nd 5000m 2010, 2013, 2015; 3rd 5000m 2008, 2014, 2016; (Indoors) 3rd 3000 2011

AAA Under 23 – 2nd 1500m 2006, 2007; 3rd 5000m 2005

AAA Under 20 – 2nd 3000m 2003; 1st 5000m 2004

UK Cross Country – 1st 2008

Representation

Major Championships

Olympic Games 2016 - heats 5000m

European Championships 2016 - 5th 5000m

IAAF World Athletics Final 2008 – 9th 3000m; 2009 – 8th 3000m

World Junior Championships 2004 – 6th 3000m

European Team Championships 2009 – 7th 5000m

European Under 23 Championships 2007 – 1st 5000m

European Junior Championships 2003 – 4th 3000m

IAAF World Cross Country Championships – 36th 2008

European Cross Country Championships – (Senior race) 11th 2008, 22nd 2009 (Junior race) 29th 2003; (U23 Demonstration race) 8th 2006

Commonwealth Games - 6th 5000 2014

 

Other GB Representation

GB 2006 Ekiden Relay

GB U20 2003 v Ita/Tri (3000m); 2004 v Por/Esp (XC)

 

Other Representation

Commonwealth Select 2011 v GB/USA/Swe/Ger 3000m (Indoors)

 

Personal Bests and Progression

1500: 4:09.16 (2009). 3000: 8:50.37 (2009). 5000: 15:08.58 (2016), 10000: 34:02.89 (2015), 5M Road: 27:26 (2016). 10k Road: 32:36 (2016).

 

YEAR BY YEAR PERFORMANCES AND RANKING POSITIONS

2000 (U17) – 4:46.16 1500

2001 (U17) – 4:40.93 1500, 10:31.90 3000

2002 (U20) – 9:49.07 3000

2003 (U20) – 4:27.38 1500, 9:29.71 3000, 16:58 5kRd

2004 (U20) – 4:24.86 1500, 9:24.62 3000, 16:45.15 5000

2005 – 4:22.7 1500, 9:20.79 3000, 16:12.29 5000

2006 – 4:19.78 1500, 9:24.30i 3000, 16:14.36 5000

2007 – 4:14.45 1500, 9:01.21 3000, 15:56.89 5000

2008 – 4:12.10 1500 (3), 4:46.9 1M, 8:56.59 3000 (1), 15:26.96 5000 (1).

2009 – 4:09.16 1500 (2), 8:50.37 3000 (1), 15:35.76 5000 (3).

2010 – 4:12.21 1500 (3), 8:50.42 3000 (2), 15:54.57 5000 (3), 32:48 10k (2).

2011 – 4:29.58 1500 (15), 9:06.85i/9:16.03 3000 (1), 33:48 10k (1=)

2012 - 34:14 10k (5)

2013 - 4:17.16 1500 (8), 8:57.63 3000 (3), 15:35.24 5000 (2)

2014 - 4:16.74 1500 (5), 8:59.57 3000 (2), 9:49.75 2M (3), 15:20.92 5000 (1), 34:05 10kRd (6)

2015 - 9:01.13 3000 (3), 15:22.00 5000 (2), 34:02.89 10000 (2)

2016 - 8:51.48 3000 (3), 15:08.58 5000 (3), 5MRd 27:26 (1), 10kRd 32:36 (1)

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