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Blue Haywood, GBR

Full Name: Blue Haywood
Sex: Female
Club: Lincoln Wellington AC
Event: Middle/Long distance, Cross-country
Coach: Dave Humberstone
County: Nottinghamshire

2001

Blue won every race in the Lincoln Wellington AC U13 3,000m series, in times of 12.29, 12.33, 12.24 and 12.00. 

2002

Blue won every race in the Lincoln Wellington AC U13 3,000m series, in times of 11.46, 11.42, 11.41 and 11.39. 

Blue was 4th in the Southwell 2K Fun Run.

2003

Blue was the 1st U13 girl in the Boston 5 Junior Races trophies. 

Blue set Lincoln Wellington's U13 girl 1 mile record with 5:34.9 on 31st April.

Lincoln Wellington AC U13 girls' relay team were contraversionally disqualified form the Northern Junior Road Relays in Sunderland.

 Blue was the 1st girl home in the Phil Rose Memorial Fun Run. 

Blue was 3rd in the U13s race at the Reebok Challenge in Birmingham, in a time of 11.12.

Blue was 9th in the U13s race at the Reebok Challenge in Sefton Park,  Liverpool, in a time of 10.29.

2004

Blue was 2nd in the U13s race at the Reebok Challenge in Cardiff.

 

 

English National - Nottinghamshire Champion and North of England Champs fifth placer Blue Haywood (Lincoln Wellington AC) could well be the smallest National Gold medallist in history, according to seasoned officials in the finishing funnels. Her assertion that she is 4ft 8in tall – “I measured myself with a tape” – looks like a bit of a tall story. But few bigger hearts have conquered as tough a course as this little cookie. “I think it’s amazing because I’ve never beaten several of these girls before,” she said after blazing such a trail that she led by 40m within the first kilometre and built an 11-second victory margin.

Blue, became her home county’s first-ever winner in this age group in the most positive manner possible. She led throughout the 3km race over tough hills and through clinging mud, and summed-up her success perfectly. The Nottinghamshire Champion explained that she improved from fifth place in the North of England Championships in January to become National Champion because “I tried to warm-up on my own. If I warm-up with my mates, I don’t do it properly.” Her performance thrilled her coach, Dave Humberstone, who said: “Her attitude is second to none. She is there every training night. She is always willing to do that extra little bit. She always has a smile on her face. It’s great for the other children to see what she can do.”

Pre-race: Nottingham:   Blue Haywood (322), who front-ran her way to victory at the English National a fortnight ago, is third in the Reebok Cross Challenge standings with 58 points. She has improved through this season from ninth at Liverpool to second at Cardiff – and then proved uncatchable over the hills of Leeds. 

 

Blue was 3rd in the U13s race at the  Reebok Inter-counties in Nottingham.

 

 

Blue was 2nd in the Reebok 2003/2004 series, with 104 points.

 

 

In March, Blue was 14th in the Junior Girls' race at English Schools in Maidstone, Kent.

 

Cross-country

2003 -   Bronze, Reebok Challenge, Birmingham, 11.12

         -   9th, Reebok Challenge, Liverpool, 10.29    

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