Top 10 Female British Distance Runners 2018

Top 10 Female British Distance Runners 2018

January 13, 2019 0 By jegmar

We’ve put together a ranking of the top British distance runners (800m – Marathon) based solely on their achievements in 2018. First up are the women, starting with some of the athletes who narrowly missed out on the top 10…

Notable mentions:

Tracy Barlow
5th @ Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships
Alexandra Bell
5th @ Commonwealth Games 800m
Phoebe Law
English XC & Inter-Counties XC Champion
Beth Potter
32:07 @ Ribble Valley 10K (12th GB All-Time)
Sonia Samuels
5th @ Commonwealth Games Marathon
Lynsey Sharp
1st @ Brussels Diamond League 800m
Stevie Stockton
15:38 @ Mid Cheshire 5K
Charlotte Taylor
32:17.95 @ NCAA D1 Championships 10000m
Adelle Treacy
4th @ European Championships 800m
Alice Wright
6th @ European Championships 10000m


10

Steph Twell

Championship Results

Commonwealth Games: 1500m 7th, 5000m 16th
British 10K Championships: 🥇
British Championships: 5000m 🥇
European Championships: 5000m 10th
Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships: 7th

Significant Performances

5th Avenue Mile: 4:28 (14th GB All-Time)
Valencia Marathon: 2:30:11 (23rd GB All-Time, 8th fastest debut)


9

Charlotte Purdue

Championship Results

British Half Marathon Championships: 🥇
World Half Marathon Championships: 21st

Significant Performances

‘The Big Half’ Half Marathon: 70:29 (10th GB All-Time)


8

Lily Partridge

Championship Results

British Half Marathon Championships: 🥈
British Marathon Championships: 🥇

Significant Performances

‘The Big Half’ Half Marathon: 71:06
London Marathon: 2:29:24 (18th GB All-Time)


7

Rosie Clarke

Championship Results

British Indoor Championships: 3000m 🥉
Commonwealth Games: 3000m Steeplechase: 4th
British Championships: 3000m Steeplechase 🥇
European Championships: 3000m Steeplechase: 10th

Significant Performances

Rome Diamond League 3000m Steeplechase: 9:32:08  (4th GB All-Time)


6

Charlotte Arter

Championship Results

British Half Marathon Championships: 🥉
World Half Marathon Championships: 31st
British Championships: 10000m 🥇
European Cross Country Championships: 7th

Significant Performances

Brighton Marathon 10K: 32:17 (17th GB All-Time)
Cardiff 5K: 15:39 (12th GB All-Time)
Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs: 32:15.71 (23rd GB All-Time)
British Athletics Cross Challenge, Liverpool: 1st





5

Melissa Courtney

Championship Results

British Indoor Championships: 3000m 4th
Commonwealth Games: 1500m 🥉, 5000m 9th
European Championships: 5000m 5th
British Championships: 5000m 🥈
European Cross Country Championships: 8th

Significant Performances

European Championships 5000m: 15:04.75 (11th GB All-Time)
Birmingham Diamond League 3000m: 8:39.20 (10th GB All-Time)
5th Avenue Mile: 4:20.2 (6th GB All-Time)


4

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke

Championship Results

British Indoor Championships: 800m 🥇
World Indoor Championships: 800m 🥉
British Championships: 800m 🥈
European Championships: 800m 8th

Significant Performances

World Indoor Championships 800m: 1:59.81 (6th GB All-Time)
Stockholm Diamond League: 800m 3rd


3

Eilish McColgan

Championship Results

British Indoor Championships: 1500m 🥇, 3000m 🥈
World Indoor Championships: 3000m 10th
Commonwealth Games: 1500m 6th, 5000m 6th
British Championships: 5000m 🥉
European Championships: 5000m 🥈

Significant Performances

ooredoo Doha 10K: 31:53 (10th GB All-Time)
Lausanne Diamond League 1500m: 4:01.98
Rabat Diamond League 5000m: 14:52.83
Birmingham Diamond League 3000m: 8:38.49


2

Laura Weightman

Championship Results

Commonwealth Games: 5000m 🥉
British Championships: 1500m 🥇
European Championships: 1500m 🥉

Significant Performances

Podium 5K: 15:25 (4th GB All-Time)
Lausanne Diamond League 1500m: 4:01.76
London Anniversary Games Mile: 4:20.49 (5th GB All-Time)


1

Laura Muir

Championship Results

British Indoor Championships: 3000m 🥇
World Indoor Championships: 1500m 🥈, 3000m 🥉
British Championships: 800m 🥇
European Championships: 1500m 🥇

Significant Performances

Glasgow Indoor BMC 3000m: 8:37.21
Eugene Diamond League 1500m: 2nd
Oslo Diamond League 800m: 1:59.09
Stockholm Diamond League 1500m: 2nd / 3:58.18
Lausanne Diamond League 1500m: 2nd
London Anniversary Games Mile: 4:20.49
Birmingham Diamond League 1000m: 1st
Brussels Diamond League 1500m: 1st / 💎