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hayley Tullett, wales

Full Name: Hayley Tullett (nee: Parry)
Born: 17/02/1973 (Swansea)
Sex:  Female
Marital Status: Married to  Ian Tullett (2nd pole vault  Commonwealth Games 1990).
Occupation: PE Teacher
Height: 1.66m
Weight: 58kg
Event:  1500m
Club:  Swansea Harriers
Coach: Mark Rowland

Personal Bests:

31  Aug 2003
Paris, FRA
19 July 2003
Madrid, ESP
6 July 2003
15 July 2000
24 June 1995
23 May 1999
29 Nov 2000
Gateshead, GBR
Cork, IRL
Loughborough, GBR
Portsmouth, GBR
15 Feb 1998
18 Mar 2001
Birmingham, GBR
18 Mar 2001
10 Mar 2001
6 Feb 2000
Lisbon, POR
Stuttgart, GER

Hayley set her first British record (indoors at 1500m) in 2001 and has been on the edge of world class as a middle distance runner in recent seasons. 

1996 - 1999

She made excellent progress in 1996, when she ranked 5th in Britain at 800m and 12th at 1500m, and in 1997, when she advanced those rankings to 2nd and 4th in a season notable for fine runs at the World Student Games, seven sub 2:03 runs at 800m and a 1500m best of 4:08.98. She started 1998 in good form indoors, setting a Welsh indoor record for 800m, but a knee injury necessitated her withdrawal from the Welsh Commonwealth Games team. Back to top form in 1999, she started Cross-country with third in the UK Trial and 40th in the World 4km. After a good 4th in the European Cup 1500m, she achieved the Seville qualifying time with 4:06.80 and, after winning the AAA title in 4:08.06, reduced her best to 4:05.72 in her heat at the World Championships, very narrowly missing a place in the final.


Indoors in 2000 Hayley ran the longer distances for the first time, and moved straight in at second on the British all-time list with 4:26.50 for 1 mile. At the Olympics, having qualified comfortably with 4:05.34 in her semi, fell at 800m in the final.


Indoors in 2001 she was fourth in three major races: successively at 3000m in Erfurt in a Welsh record 8:52.18, at 1 mile in Stuttgart in 4:26.52, and in another Welsh record of 8:48.25 at the Grand Prix in Birmingham. She took a further three seconds off that record time with 8:45.36 for 8th at the World Indoors and a week later was second to Natalya Gorelova (Russia) at Glasgow, where her determined front-running was rewarded by the British and Commonwealth indoor record for 1500m, taking 0.12 off the mark that Zola Budd had set in 1986. 

Outdoors she won the Welsh title and was 3rd in the AAAs at 800m, and was 3rd in the European Cup at 1500m and ran a season's best of 4:03.54 in Monaco before making the semi-finals (9th) at the World Championships at 1500m. 

She competed for Britain in the Ekiden road relay at Chiba in November. 


In 2002 she made the final of the European Indoor 1500m and after 3rd at the AAAs, ran a season's best for 1500m of 4:07.52 when she took the Commonwealth Games silver medal. She went out in her heat at the Europeans in 4:10.68. 

At the end of the year she was a splendid fifth and Britainís first finisher at the European Cross-Country, earning a team bronze medal.


Hayley ran a PB for 1500m, 3:59.95, and picked up the Bronze medal for great Britain at the World Championships in Paris.

Hayley was 11th in the European Cross-country in Edinburgh in a time of 22:59. Great Britain took the team Gold medal.


Hayley was 10th in the Junior/Senior/International/Veteran Women's race at the Reebok Challenge in Belfast, in a time of 20:14.



Indoor 1500m Titles: 2001 - Glasgow, 4:06.75 (GBRR** & Commonwealth R)
Outdoor 1500m Titles:

1999 - 4th European Cup 

         Gold AAAs, 4:08.06

          - World Championships (heats), 4:05.72 (PB) 

2000 - 4:01.23 (PB)   

         -  Gold AAAs, 4:06.44    

         -  Sydney Olympics semi-final, 4:05.34, (Q)

2001 - Bronze, European Cup   

         -  Monaco, 4:03.54 (PB)   

         -  9th, World Championships (semi-finals)

2002 - Bronze, AAAs   

         -  European cup (final)

         -  Sliver, Commonwealth Games, 4:07.52 (SB)

        -  European Championships (heats), 4:10.68

2003 - Bronze, World Championships, Paris, 3:59.95 (PB)   

Indoor 800m Titles: 1998 - (February) Birmingham, 2:01.52 (NR***)
Outdoor 800m Titles:

2000 -  2:01.25 (PB)

2001 -  Gold (Welsh title)

         Bronze, AAAs         

Indoor 3,000m Titles:

2000 -  6th, 8:54.63

         -  7th European Indoors 

2001 -  4th, Erfirt, 8:52.18 (NR)

         -  4th, Grand Prix, Birmingham, 8:48.25 (NR)

         -  8th, World Indoors, 8:45.36 (NR)

Outdoor 3,000m Titles:

2000 -  6th, 8:54.63

         -  Bronze, European Cup, 8:45.39 (PB)

Senior Cross-country Titles: 1999 -  Bronze Uk Trial

         -  40th World 4km

2000 -  39th World 4km

2002 -  5th (1st GBR) European Cross-country (Team Bronze)

2003 -  10th European Championships, Edinburgh (Team Gold )

2004 -  (Jan.) 10th Reebok Challenge, Belfast, 20:14

Indoor 1Mile Titles: 2000 - 4:26.50 (NL*)

2001 - 4th, Stuttgart, 4:26.52

* NL - National list

**GBRR - British Record

*** NR - Welsh Record

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