Jonathan Hopkins

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • 2018 Cardiff Commonwealth Half – 18th in 65:18 (PB)
  • 2018 IFAM Outdoor, Belgium – 3rd – 8:30:52 (PB and European Champs QT)
  • 2018 Welsh 5k (Road) Championships – 1st – 14:18
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games 3000m SC – 6th – 8:34.12
  • 2017 Manchester International 3000m SC – 1st – 8:49:25
  • 2017 IFAM Outdoor, Belgium – 9th – 8:34:03 (PB)
  • 2016 BUCS 3000m SC – 1st
  • 2016 Casablanca 10km – 13th – 30:13
  • 2016 BUCS 3000m Indoor – 3rd
  • 2015 BUCS 3000 SC – 1st
  • 2014 U23 England Athletics 3000m SC – 2nd
  • 2014 U23 Celtic Games Cross Country – 1st

Background

Jonathan (Jonny) is a versatile athlete on all surfaces but his forte is without doubt the 3000m steeplechase. Now 26, he is already targeting selection for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

2017 was arguably his best year to date, during which he improved his best times over 1500m and the 3000m steeplechase. His 8:34.03 at the latter met the ‘A’ standard for Team Wales, securing his ticket to this year’s Commonwealth Games. At that event he finished a creditable 6th in 8:34.12.

In October, Jonny was selected to represent Wales at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. On the day he clocked an impressive 65:20, a new best time by over three minutes.