Allison Curbishley

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Allison Curbishley (born 3 June 1976) is a former British athlete from Stockton-on-Tees but who represented Scotland. She specialised in the 400m. A play scheme in the summer holiday when she was ten years old got Curbishley interested in sport and although athletics was the sport she eventually chose she also reached county standard in netball and field hockey.

She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. During her career her knee was operated on six times, and the injury finally led to her retirement in 2003. She is now working in broadcasting for the BBC and her partner is fellow BBC commentator Steve Cram with whom she lives in Northumberland.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United Kingdom and  Scotland
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 24th (h) 400m hurdles 66.68
8th 4 × 400 m relay 3:39.80
1997 World Student Games Catania, Italy 1st 400 m 50.84
European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 400m 50.85
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:32.81
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd 400 m 50.71
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 4 × 400 m 3:25.66


  • Allison Curbishley at IAAF
  • Olympic Profile
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Allison Curbishley". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
Preceded by
Lorraine Hanson
British Champion in 400 m
Succeeded by
Katharine Merry