ENGLAND Hannah < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 06 Mar 1987 in Oxford, ENG
Height1.77 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Birmingham, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Biochemistry - Birmingham University: Birmingham, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? When she was 12 when a PE teacher took her to her first cross country race. After taking third place in a schools competition aged 13, she was asked to join Oxford City Athletic Club.
Why this sport? She took part in all events but specialised in middle distance at 14.
Club / Team Oxford City Athletics Club: Oxford, ENG
Name of coach Bud Baldaro
Coach from which country? England
Training Regime She trains every day, including ice baths, massages and intensive stretching.
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for England
Location Beijing
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning silver in the 1500m in Daegu at the World Championships in 2011. (globalathletics.com, 22 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career "My coach Bud Baldaro. He's coached me since I was 14 and took me from a normal runner and brought me along very gradually." (Universalsports.com, 23 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Dame Kelly Holmes. (thepowerof10.info, 03 Sept 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I always try and wear pink socks in a race if I can. If I'm feeling down, then I wear pink for a training session." (avivaathletics.co.uk, 22 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Get up, train, eat, sleep, train again." (timesonline.co.uk, 14 Jun 2009)
Awards and honours She was one of six athletes selected by Dame Kelly Holmes as part of the On Camp with Kelly initiative. (birminghammail.net, 20 Jun 2008)
Famous relatives Her brother plays county cricket. (thepowerof10.info, 03 Sept 2010)
Ambitions "To be remembered as someone who has won a major championship either worlds or Olympics."
(Universalsports.com, 23 Sep 2010)