Alison Leonard

Run-Fast Birmingham

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • 2016 British Championships 800m – 3rd
  • 2016 European Championships 800m – semi-finalist
  • 2016 British Indoor 1500m – 2nd
  • 2015 British 800m – 3rd
  • 2014 European Athletics 800m semi-finalist
  • 2007 World Youth 800m – 2nd


Graduated in Biology from Birmingham University in 2011. Worked for two years at British Red Cross, and still now as a volunteer first aider when athletics allows – I’m an expert in applying plasters and catching vomit, but rubbish at slings. Have run for Blackburn Harrier since 2005, starting out as a 400/800m runner and now a 800/1500m specialist under Bud’s watchful eye.

Who is your sporting hero?

Jess Ennis. Outside sport: Caitlin Moran and Victoria Wood.

How did you get involved in competitive running?

My parents both ran and I wanted to join in – my dad would take me for a mile jog round the park before he went on his own run.

What are your goals for 2017?

GB selection for World Championships or 2018 Commonwealth Games.