Hatti Archer

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Hatti Archer
Hatti Dean.jpg
Hatti Dean at the UK Inter Counties cross country in 2011.
Personal information
Born (1982-02-02) 2 February 1982 (age 36)
United Kingdom Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb; 8.0 st)
Country  Great Britain
Club Hallamshire Harriers
Updated on 02 April 2016.

Harriet "Hatti" Archer (née Dean; born 2 February 1982) is a British long-distance runner who competes in cross country and steeplechase. She set three British national records in the 3000 metres steeplechase in 2007, most notably at a rain soaked event at Don Valley Stadium in July of that year.[1] She competed at five World Cross Country Championships between 2005 and 2011, with her best result being 15th in Mombasa in 2007. She finished in the top ten at the European Cross Country Championships in 2008 (8th) and 2010 (7th), an event at which she has also won four team medals.

Archer earned selection in the 3000 metres steeplechase for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, but was unable to compete due to a stress fracture to her ankle.[2] In July 2010, she ran in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the European Championships in Barcelona, finishing fourth in the final in a time of 9:30.19, eight seconds quicker than her previous best. She was upgraded to the bronze medal after second-place finisher Marta Domínguez was disqualified in November 2015, due to doping offences.[3]

She represented Great Britain in the World Mountain Running Championships in 2016, finishing in tenth place.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Born Harriet Emily Dean in Oxford, England, Archer was educated at the Dragon School and St Helen and St Katharine School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. She married fellow distance runner Dave Archer in 2012. They have a daughter, born in 2014.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 1500 m: 4:16.57
  • 3000 m: 8:58.77
  • 3000 m steeplechase: 9:30.19
  • 5000 m: 16:06.53
  • 10,000 m: 33.31.76
  • 10 km road: 33:28

National titles[edit]

  • 2006 UK national 3000 metres steeplechase champion (2nd in 2010, 2012)
  • 2009 English national cross country champion (2nd in 2011, 3rd in 2010)

Note: The 2006 UK Championships and AAAs of England Championships were incorporated into one event.

International competitions[edit]

  • All non-cross-country results are at 3000 metres steeplechase.
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
2005 World Cross Country Championships Saint-Galmier, France 47th Short-race
2006 World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka, Japan 66th
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden heats 9:52.97
2007 World Cross Country Championships Mombasa, Kenya 15th
World Championships Osaka, Japan heats 9:43.23
European Cross Country Championships Toro, Spain 26th
2008 European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 8th
2009 World Cross Country Championships Amman, Jordan 49th
2010 European Cross Country Championships Albufeira, Portugal 7th
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 9:30.19
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 7th 9:45.36
2011 World Cross Country Championships Punta Umbria, Spain 21st
European Cross Country Championships Velenje, Slovenia 18th
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland heats 9:57.00

Note: In the European Cross Country Championships listed above, Archer has won four team medals, three silver (07,08,10) and one gold (2011).


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