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Full Name: Laura Kenney
Sex: Female
Born: 198? (Blackpool)
Lives: Sutton Coldfield
Club: Royal Sutton Coldfield
County: West Midlands
Coach: Margaret and Ian Riley
Event: Middle/Long Distance, Cross-country
Family: Sister: Olivia

Personal Bests: 

800m 2:12.7 21 Aug 2005 Tamworth
1500m 4:19.78 10 June 2006 Watford, GBR
3000m 9:20.79 22 May 2005 Loughborough, GBR
5000m 16:12.29 25 June 2005 Solihull, GBR
5kmR 16:58 2003  

2002

Laura had a splendid season in 2003, improving first to 9:33.78 and, after 2nd in the AAA U20s, to 9:29.71 when third on her junior international debut against Italy. She then won the English Schools in 9:31.68 and was fourth at the European Juniors in 9:29.80. She was also Midland champion at 1500m. She had earlier had an excellent cross-country season with 2nd in the Midlands, 8th CAU and 4th National at U20 level as well as 3rd at the English Schools. She won the junior CC race at Birmingham, confirming that form with fourth in the trials race at Liverpool before 29th at the European Championships on the gold-medal winning junior team

  National XC Ashton Court, Bristol U17 6th
  English Schools XC Chelsmford Senior girls 6th

 

  English Schools Track & Field   3000m senior girls 9:49.07 5th

 

2003

At the English Schools Cross-country Laura hung onto the strong leaders to finish in the Bronze Medal position behind Cornwall's Dani Barnes and Dorset's Charlotte Moore

Laura had a splendid season in 2003, improving first to 9:33.78 and, after 2nd in the AAA U20s, to 9:29.71 when third on her junior international debut against Italy. She then won the English Schools in 9:31.68 and was fourth at the European Juniors in 9:29.80. She was also Midland champion at 1500m. 

Laura took the Silver medal at the first ever Flora Light Challenge in Birmingham in 16:58, behind Susan Partridge.

 

Laura won the U20s race at the Reebok Challenge in Birmingham, in a time of 17.16 ahead of Dani Barnes.

 

 

 

 

Laura was 4th in the U20s race at the Reebok Challenge in Sefton Park, Liverpool, in a time of 14.41.

 

 

 

 

European Cross-country

Pre-race: Euro xc: "I am absolutely amazed I was fourth in the Trial. Racing in Edinburgh will be a step for me on the way to being recognised.”

Laura was ??th in the Junior race at the European Cross-country in Edinburgh. 

Laura said:  “I think I had a bit too much left at the end. I expected the race to go off fast. I liked the hill best. I would have preferred it if we had gone up it a few more times!”

Great Britain took the team Gold medal. 

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2004

Laura won the U20s race at the Reebok Challenge in Cardiff, in a time of 18:12.

After maintaining a furious pace to win by 47 seconds, Kenney explained: “I knew it would be a fast start because it’s such a flat course. Suddenly I was in the lead, so I kept pushing on.” 

 

Pre-race: The Junior Women’s race will feature Laura Kenney (Loughborough Students) who was part of the Gold medal winning GB Junior Team at last year’s European Cross Country Championships and Claire Holme (Ipswich Harriers), who was a member of the Norwich Union GB Junior Team at this year’s World Cross Country Championships.
Laura was 6th in the Under 20s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in Birmingham.

 

Pre-race: Laura Kenney (Royal Sutton Coldfield AC), member of the Norwich Union GB Junior Team at last year’s European Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh also goes in the Under 20 field. Kenney missed out on selection for the European Cross this year, finishing the trial in sixth place, but probably starts as favourite in Liverpool in the Under 20 age group.

Laura was ?th in the Under 17/Under 20s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in Liverpool. 

 

Laura ran at the Iris Lotto Crosscup in Brussels on 19th December. She ran as a Junior woman, and came in 7th position.

 

Pre-race: Likely to challenge is Laura Kenney (Loughborough Students) who was part of the Gold medal winning team at last year’s European Cross Country Championships.

Laura was ?th in the Under 17/Under 20s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race at Parliament Hills in London. 

 

She was fourth in the British Universities CC in 2004 and on the track at 3000m set personal bests when winning in a junior international match and when 6th at the World Juniors. She won the AAA U20 5000m in 16:45.15 in her debut at the event. She took over 20 seconds off that time to win the British Universities title in 2005, having won the National Junior CC title two months earlier. She was 3rd in the British Universities CC in 2006 and outdoors reduced her 5000m best to 16:17.49 and then 16:14.36 (4th AAAs). She made her senior international debut in the Chiba Ekiden in November.

2005

UK Inter-Countries XC

 

 

 

Pre-race: Senior Women’s 4km Championship:

Running: Last year’s three medallists face a re-match: Kate Reed (Bristol and West AC) is hopefully over a foot injury sufficiently to put up a fitting defence of her title; last year’s Silver medallist Lisa Dobriskey (Ashford AC) proved her form by winning the British Students Indoors 3000m in 9:08 last weekend; Bronze medallist Freya Murray (Edinburgh) is a former European Junior medallist for Norwich Union GB.

Among the other contenders, Hattie Dean (Radley AC) is in the form of her life having won the British Students’ Cross Country title and the National Silver medal; former Inter-Counties Under 20 Silver medallist Aine Hoban (Wakefield Harriers) is a student at Nottingham University and ideally placed to have done her homework on Wollaton Park’s vagaries; Laura Kenny (Royal Sutton Coldfield) won the English National Junior title a fortnight ago; Getenesh Tamirat (Belgrave Harriers) was seventh in the European Trials over 5km at the Reebok London Challenge in November and is stronger over shorter distances; and Katrina Wootton (Bedford and County AC) won Inter-Counties medals at every age group as a teenager – Gold as an Under 13 in 1999, Gold as an Under 15 in 2000, Silver as an Under 17 in 2002 and Silver as an Under 20 in 2004.  

 

Laura was 5th in the senior women's 6km race in Cardiff.
16-year-old Emily Pidgeon (Gloucester AC) broke away from English National Cross Country Bronze medallist Hattie Dean (Hallamshire Harriers Sheffield just after halfway and won in 19:46. Dean was second in 19:54 with Challenge Series leader Kate Ramsey (Charnwood AC) third in 20:09; recent Norwich Union GB Junior international Claire Holme (Ipswich) fourth in 20:14; Norwich Union GB Under 23 international Laura Kenney (Royal Sutton Coldfield) fifth in 20:21; veteran Wendy Jones (Cirencester) sixth in 20:29; six-times Welsh long course Champion Catherine Dugdale (Swansea) seventh in 20:47; Gemma Turtle (Shaftesbury Barnet) eighth in 20:50 with a positive run on her move out of the Junior ranks; Clare Martin (Wells City) ninth in 21:31; and Courtney Birch (Oxford University) tenth in 21:42.

 

2006-7 season

28th October UK Challenge Birmingham Senior 18th