Helen Clitheroe
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Helen Clitheroe

Helen Clitheroe (née Pattinson)
Personal information
Born (1974-01-02) 2 January 1974 (age 47)
United Kingdom Preston, Lancashire, UK
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb; 9.0 st)
Country Great Britain
ClubPreston Harriers
Achievements and titles
Personal 1500 m: 4:01.10
3000 m: 8:51.02
3000 m steeplechase: 9:29.14
5000 m: 15:06.75
10000 m: 31:45[1]
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Gold medal - first place 3000 m
Bronze medal - third place 1500 m
Updated on 6-03-2011.

Helen Teresa Clitheroe (née Pattinson) (born 2 January 1974 in Preston, England) is a female former British middle and long-distance runner[2]

Athletics career

She competed in the 1500 m at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and in the 3000 m steeplechase at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.[3]

She represented England in the 1,500 metres event, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[4][5] Four years later she was the 1500 m bronze medallist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[6]

She achieved the Olympic A qualifying standard for the 3000 m steeplechase at the Meeting Iberoamericano, in Huelva on 13 June 2008, where she finished eighth in a time of 9:43.56.[7] Her place in the British team for the Games was confirmed when she won the British trials in a new national record time of 9:36.98.[8] At the Games she finished sixth in her heat and did not advance to the next round of competition, despite beating her own national record with a time of 9:29.14.[9] At the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final, in Stuttgart, Clitheroe placed 9th in the 3000 m steeplechase in a time of 9:39.72.[10]

She completed a spell of high-altitude training in Iten, Kenya and then came close to a 3000 m lifetime best at the Aviva International Match in January 2011, finishing with a stadium record run.[11][12] The May 2011 Great Manchester Run saw her produce a career best for the 10K as she completed a dominant performance to win the race in a time of 31:45 minutes.[13] She set herself a similar target at the European Cup 10000m in June 2011, but suffered in hot conditions and finished in fourth with a time of 32:11.29 minutes.[14]


  1. ^ "Great North Run 2011". Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Team GB > Beijing 2008 > Athlete profile > Helen Clitheroe". Website of the BOA. Retrieved 2008.
  3. ^ "Athlete Biography - Clitheroe, Helen". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on 3 September 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ "1998 Athletes". Team England.
  5. ^ "England team in 1998". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  7. ^ "Tim Abeyie wins in Rabat, Helen Clitheroe attains Olympic standard in Huelva". Athletics Weekly. 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  8. ^ "Clitheroe qualifies for Beijing". BBC Sport. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  9. ^ "Olympics 2008 - Day 1 Evening Session Report". UK Athletics. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  10. ^ "Ohuruogu ready for Richards". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ Brown, Matthew (2011-01-29). Ennis sparkles in Glasgow. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-30.
  12. ^ Jessica Ennis starts season with hurdles win in Glasgow . BBC Sport (2011-01-29). Retrieved on 2011-01-30.
  13. ^ Wenig, Jorg (2011-05-15). Gebrselassie takes fourth Manchester 10Km victory, Clitheroe surprises. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  14. ^ Portugal double victory at the European Cup 10000m Archived 8 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2011-06-04). Retrieved on 2011-06-05.

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