Verity Ockenden

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • British Athletics Cross Challenge, Milton Keynes 2018 – 5th
  • Armagh International 3km, 2018 – 3rd – 9:14
  • British Athletics Cross Challenge, Antrim 2018 – 4th
  • Manchester International 3000m, 2017 – 1st – 9:10.70
  • British Athletics Championships 5000m, 2017 – 4th – 15:46.11
  • British Athletics Cross Challenge, Cardiff 2017 – 2nd


Verity signed with Run-Fast after breakthrough successes in the 2017 track season and top finishes and national team selections on the road and over the country the following winter.

In 2017 Verity improved her best times over no fewer than five different distances. Among that year’s highlights were her 15:46 over 5000m at the British Championships and a 2nd place finish at the Cardiff leg of the British Athletics Cross Challenge.

In January 2018 she competed at the Antrim International, finishing an impressive 4th (and first European). This result led to her first GB selection at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country a week later. In February, she ran for England at the Armagh International 3km, finishing 3rd. Verity is now prepared for another winter of racing, aiming to earn another national team selection for the 2018 European Cross Country Championships in December.