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Hayley ovens, scotland

Full Name: Hayley Ovens (nee: Parkinson)
Born: 05/12/75 (Kirkcaldy, Scotland)
Sex:  Female
Occupation: Part-time nursery teacher
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 50kg
Event: Middle Distance
Club: Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Coach: Wilf Parkinson

Personal Bests:

1500
4:12.47
2002
 
800
2:06.06 
2002
 
400
3km
57.85
8:54.85
2002
2002
Indoors
800
1500
2:09.77
4:13.56
1998
2003
 
Birmingham, GBR

1992 - 2001

Hayley won the Scottish Schools 1500m in 1992. She first broke 4:30 for 1500m in 1997 with 4:25.0. She improved to 4:21.27 in 1998, when she was British Universities and Scottish Champion and 4:19.87 to win the Scottish title in 2001. She was 20th at the Reebok Cross-country challenge in 2000.

2002

Hayley had a major step forward in 2002 when she ran successive bests of 4:19.30, 4:18.53 and 4:17.03 before fourth at the Aqua-Pura Commonwealth Trials in 4:12.47. This secured her place in the Scottish Commonwealth Games team and in Manchester she ran 4:15.37 in her heat to gain a place in the final where she ran 4:16.95 for 12th. She also ran three personal bests for 800m during 2002 to 2:06.06 and was fourth at the Norwich Union Trials and AAA Championships.

2003

Hayley started the year with a 1500m win in Glasgow in 4:19.05, and then ran an indoor best of 4:13.56 for 9th in the Norwich Union Grand Prix and 4:16.53 to win the AAA Indoor title. She was seventh in her heat at the World Indoors in 4:15.25. 

She started her outdoor track season with a personal best time of 9:23.11 for 3000m and had a good 1500m win at Loughborough in 4:16.63. She just missed her best with 4:12.53 at Cork. She was second at the AAAs in 4:13.61.

2004

Indoor 1500m Titles: 2003 - Gold, Glasgow, 4:19. 05

         - 9th, Norwich Union Grand Prix, 4:13.56 (Indoor PB)

         - Gold, AAAs Indoor Championships, 4:16.53 

        - 7th, Heat, World Indoor Championships, 4:15.25

Outdoor 1500m Titles:

1992 -  Gold Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships

1997 - 4:25.0 (PB)   

1998 - Gold, British Universities Championships, 4:21.27 (PB)   

         -  Gold, Scottish Championships   

2001 - Gold, Scottish Championships, 4:19.87 (PB)

2002 - 4:19.30 (PB) 

         - 4:18.53 (PB) 

         - 4:17.03 (PB) 

         - 4th, Aqua-Pura Commonwealth Trials, 4:12.47 (PB)

         - Heats, Commonwealth Games, Manchester, 4:15.37 

         - Final, 12th, Commonwealth Games, Manchester, 4:16.95

2003 - Gold, Loughborough, 4:16.63

         - Cork, 4:12.53 (SB) 

         - Silver, AAAs, 4:13.61  

Outdoor 3,000m Titles: 2003 - 9:23.11 (PB)

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