MOLLIE COURTNEY - 100M HURDLES

Biography:

Mollie is an International Hurdler who has competed for Great Britain, England, and recently Northern Ireland. As a junior, She has represented Great Britain & NI Juniors 5 times at multiple International competitions. Mollie has had many National successes, including 12 England Championship medals in both the junior and senior ranks, including being the 60m Hurdles Indoor U20 Champion two years running. In 2016 Mollie competed in the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz Poland where she came 9th, narrowly missing out on the final. Mollie lowered her personal best to become the 5th fastest 100m U20 Hurdler of all time, behind Jessica Ennis-Hill and above Sally Gunnell. In 2017 she became the Indoor 60m Hurdles Senior British Champion. Despite battling continuing health issues and illnesses throughout this season, 2017 managed to be her most consistent year. In 2017 Mollie changed nationality to compete for Northern Ireland. Mollie became the Northern Ireland 100m Hurdles Champion and was chosen for the long list selection to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth games. As well as running the hurdles, she also competes for fun in the High Jump, achieving a senior England championships silver medal in 2016.

 

Mollie's future goals are compete in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and her main goal is to break the almost 50 year old Northern Ireland Record.

 

Outside of Athletics Mollie is studying a BSc in Animal Biology at the University of Gloucestershire, which she has specifically chosen to allow her to remain living at home to continue in sport. Completing a non-sport related degree is a challenge that Mollie took on for her love of sport and her passion for animals. Mollie spends her days balancing sport and university commitments.

 

Stats:

60m Hurdle PB: 8.32

100m Hurdle PB: 13.28

High jump PB: 1.75

Height: 171cm

Weight: 55kg

Coach: David Warner

Clubs: Cheltenham & County Harriers, Swansea Harriers (higher claim)

Hometown: Tewkesbury

 

Interests:

Mollie tries to live life with a smile on her face. She loves all things animal, including travelling, visiting zoos, volunteering and research, and aspires to one day travel the world. Spending time with her family is a priority. Mollie is obsessed with her dog, making dog walking her favourite cardio training.

In relation to training, Mollies favourite part is Olympic power lifting, despite being typically small. Standing on the start line competing, especially in high level competition is her favourite thrill. Mollies pre-training and competition ritual includes getting ready with her music full blast singing and dancing to get the adrenaline flowing.

Mollie frequently visits local schools to give talks, and help coach younger kids at her local club.

 

Mollie is Support by:

- British Athletics Futures athlete 2017

- Run for Ron supported

- Northern Ireland Funded Athletes

- 5 Valley Physio Ambassador (local physio)

 

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Twitter: @_molliebeth_

Instagram: @_molliebeth_

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