Thomas Lancashire

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Thomas Lancashire
Personal information
Born (1985-07-02) 2 July 1985 (age 31)
Bolton, England, UK

Thomas Benjamin "Tom" Lancashire (born 2 July 1985 in Bolton, Greater Manchester) is an English middle-distance runner. Lancashire represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 1500 m.

Lancashire studied exercise science at Florida State University and is set to study medicine at Manchester University.

Biography[edit]

He went to Turton School in Bromley Cross, Bolton. [1]

Athletics career[edit]

He began his athletics career after being spotted running in a school cross country race and being asked to train with Bolton Harriers.[2]

In 2002 he won the English Schools' Athletics Championships 1500 metres title, being beaten by Lee Emanuel in his heat before beating him in the final.[3][4]

In 2003, he represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships, in the 1500 metres.[5] The event was a straight final and he won a silver medal, finishing just over half a second behind the winner.[6] He retained his English Schools' Athletics Championships 1500 metres title that year, winning his heat on his way to recording 3:47.78 in the final and winning the final by almost four seconds.[7] He also won the AAA British Junior 1500 metres title by over 6 seconds.[8]

In 2004, he competed at the World Junior Championships, running in the 1500 metres. He set a personal best of 3:42.48 in his heat, finishing third in the final automatic qualification spot.[9] In the final he finished sixth, running a slower time than in his heat.[10] He retained his British Junior title, winning by over eight seconds.[8]

He also moved to America that year to study at Florida State University, which he left in 2007.[2][11]

In 2005, he again represented Great Britain, this time at the European U23 Championships in the 1500 metres. He came fourth in the first heat, qualifying automatically for the final.[12] In the final he finished last, by over 15 seconds.[13]

In 2007, he competed in the European Cross Country Championships in the U23 age group, finishing nineteenth.[14]

In 2008, he competed at the Bislett Games as part of the IAAF Golden League, winning the 1500 metres.[15] He competed at the Olympics later that year in the 1500 metres.[16] He did not make it out of his heats, finishing 2 seconds behind the winner of the heat and eventual champion Asbel Kiprop.[17]

In 2009, he competed at the World Championships over 1500 metres. He finished eighth in his heat, three places outside the automatic qualification places.[18]

In 2010, he competed in the Commonwealth Games over 1500 metres for England. He came fourth in his heat, qualifying easily before the final.[19] He finished eighth in the final.[20] He also competed at the European Championships that year in the 1500 metres. He came third in his heat, qualifying for the final.[21] He came tenth out of twelve in the final.[22]

In 2012, he competed at the European Championships, he competed in the 1500 metres, finishing tenth in his heat and failing to qualify for the final.[23]

In 2014, after almost two years out of the sport through injury and illness, he finished fourth in the 5000 metres at the British Championships as he looked to step up to that distance in the future.[24]

In 2015, he competed at the British Indoor Championships, coming third in the 3000 metres.[25] This meant that he qualified for the European Indoor Championships over 3000 metres.[26] He ran in the second heat, finishing eleventh and failing to qualify for the final.[27] He also competed at the British Athletics Championships in the 1500 metres, making it through the heats to come sixth in a time of 3:51.78.[28] Also that year he competed over the short course in the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, being the first Briton to finish, and finishing fifth overall.[29]

In 2016, he began his outdoor season at an IAAF World Challenge meeting, the Golden Spike in Ostrava over the 1500 metres. He ran 3:39.95 to come ninth.[30][31][32] He also competed at the Diamond League in Birmingham, over 1500 metres. He ran 3:37.77 to come tenth.[33] At the end of the year Lancashire made an agreement to be trained by Steve Cram after splitting from his previous coach Steve Vernon.[34]

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last chance beckons after Tom Lancashire misses Olympics qualifying time". The Bolton News. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b "How they train – Tom Lancashire". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  3. ^ "ESAA National Track & Field Championships 2002". www.esaa.net. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  4. ^ "English Schools Championships (Boys)". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Tom Lancashire – Athletics – News, Olympic Results and History". www.teamgb.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Competitions – European Athletics Under 20 Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  7. ^ "ESAA National Track & Field Championships 2003". www.esaa.net. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  8. ^ a b "AAA Junior Championships (Men)". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  9. ^ "IAAF: 1500 Metres Result | 10th IAAF World Junior Championships | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  10. ^ "IAAF: 1500 Metres Result | 10th IAAF World Junior Championships | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  11. ^ Lancashire, Tom (8 October 2009). "Blog Spot: Tom Lancashire". British Athletics. British Athletics. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Competitions – European Under 23 Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  13. ^ "Competitions – European Under 23 Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  14. ^ "Results". www.thepowerof10.info. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  15. ^ "Results". www.thepowerof10.info. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  16. ^ "Team GB for Beijing". BBC. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  17. ^ "Beijing 2008 1500m men – Olympic Beijing 2008 Athletics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  18. ^ "IAAF: 1500 Metres Result | 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  19. ^ CG 2010 1500m Heat 2 Results Men. http://d2010results.thecgf.com/en/Root.mvc/GetPdf/ATM015901_C73G_2.0.PDF: Commonwealth Games Foundation. 2010. p. 1. 
  20. ^ CG 2010 1500m Final Results Men. http://d2010results.thecgf.com/en/Root.mvc/GetPdf/ATM015101_C73G_1.0.PDF: Commonwealth Games Foundation. 2010. p. 1. 
  21. ^ "Competitions – European Athletics Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  22. ^ "Competitions – European Athletics Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  23. ^ "Competitions – European Athletics Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  24. ^ "Results". www.thepowerof10.info. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  25. ^ "Results". www.thepowerof10.info. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  26. ^ "Interview: Tom Lancashire". Sports Mole. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  27. ^ "Competitions – European Athletics Indoor Championships – History – European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  28. ^ "British Championships | Bolton United Harriers". www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  29. ^ "Great Edinburgh XC / Manchester Area XC | Bolton United Harriers". www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  30. ^ "Golden Spike | Bolton United Harriers". www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  31. ^ "IAAF: 1500 Metres Result | 55th Ostrava Golden Spike | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  32. ^ "Tom Lancashire satisfied with first 1500m of season in Ostrava". The Bolton News. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  33. ^ "Birmingham Diamond League | Bolton United Harriers". www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  34. ^ Bonnar, Neil (13 January 2017). "Tom Lancashire targets European Indoor Championship 1500m medal with Steve Cram as new coach". The Bolton News. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 

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