TURNER-ALLEYNE Laura < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 12 Aug 1982 in London, ENG
Height1.68 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Northolt, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Physiology - Brunel University: London, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Her first introduction to athletics was competing for her primary school in the Harrow Borough Championships. After finishing second, her school teacher suggested her parents take her to the local athletics track. She started to train at Bannister Sports Centre and joined the local club, Harrow Athletics Club
Why this sport? She joined her local athletics club after competing for her secondary school and really enjoying it.
Club / Team Harrow Athletics Club : London, ENG
Name of coach Linford Christie
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 2008
Training Regime She trains seven times a week, for two to three hours each session.
International Debut
Year 2005
Tournament World Championships
Location Scotland
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her coach Madeleine Weston. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Injuries She suffered a serious foot injury in 2008 which saw her miss winter training. A similar injury a year later forced her to miss the 2010 winter season. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Nothing comes for free." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Other sports She used to compete in hurdles at the beginning of her athletics career. (olympics.org.uk, 09 Aug 2008)
Other information SPRINT SWITCH
She was a sprint hurdler in her early career, winning the Junior Inter Area race in 2001. She turned to sprinting from 2002. (olympics.org.uk, 09 Aug 2008)