WHO IS ANDY?

Andy Vernon on his way to 6th place in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Andy Vernon winning the British 10K road championships in in 2015 in a time of 28 minutes and 38 seconds.

Andy is one of Europes best long distance runners and has been throughout his career. his international career started in 2004 at the World Cross Country Junior Championships where Andy finished 65th. It wasn't long after he started bringing home the medals, starting with the European Cross Country Junior Championships where Andy finished 2nd in a fascinating sprint finish where less than a second separated the first three.

This medal was backed up by a bronze medal in the 2007 edition and a silver medal in the 2008 edition, both in the U23 category before promoting himself to senior glory with another bronze medal at the 2013 championships.

Andy's medal success isn't limited to the mud though. In 2014 he had arguably his best championships yet at the European Athletics Championships where Andy won silver in the 10,000m and bronze in the 5,000m.

Andy has also had success Indoors and on the roads winning the British Indoor 3000m title in 2010 and 2014. Andy competed in the World Indoor Championships at the same event, finishing 11th in 2014. Andy has also won British titles over 10km, 10 miles and half marathon distances on the road, boasting impressive PB's to go with them.

In 2016 Andy achieved a life long dream of becoming an Olympian when he competed in the 10,000m at the Rio Olympic Games.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL HONOURS

2018 European Championships - 10,000m - 5th

2018 Commonwealth Games - 10,000m - 9th

2016 European Cross Country Championships – 5th

2016 Olympic Games – 10,000m – 25th

2015 European Team Championships – 5000m – 3rd

2014 European Championships – 5000m – 3rd 

2014 European Championships – 10,000m – 2nd

2014 Commonwealth Games – 5000m – 6th

2014 World Indoor Championships, Final – 11th

2013 European Cross Country Championships – 3rd 

2011 World University Games – 5000m – 1st

2010 Commonwealth Games – 10,000m – 10th

2008 U23 European Cross Country Championships – 2nd 

2007 U23 European Cross Country Championships – 3rd 

2005 Junior European Cross Country Championships – 2nd

2005 Junior European T&F Championships – 5000m – 4th

6x World Cross Country Representations (2004-2010)

 

DOMESTIC HONOURS

 

Track (Including Major Championship Trials)

2018 Senior UK Championships - 15000m -2nd

2018 Senior UK Championships - 10,000m -2nd

2017 Senior UK Championships - 5000m - 2nd

2017 Senior UK Championships - 10,000m - 1st

2016 Senior UK Championships – 5000m – 3rd

2016 Senior UK Championships – 10,000m – 3rd

2015 Senior UK and England Championships – 5000m – 2nd

2014 Senior UK and England Championships – 10,000m – 1st

2013 Senior UK and England Championships – 5000m – 1st

2011 Senior UK and England Championships – 5000m – 2nd

2010 Senior UK Championships – 5000m – 2nd

2009 Senior UK and England Championships – 10,000m – 1st

2008 U23 UK and England Championships – 1500m – 1st

2008 Senior UK and England Championships – 5000m – 1st

2007 U23 UK and England Championships – 5000m – 1st

2005 Junior UK and England Championships – 5000m – 1st

 

 

Indoor Track (Including Major Championship Trials)

2014 Senior UK and England Championships – 3000m – 1st

2010 Senior UK and England Championships – 3000m – 1st

 

Cross Country (Including Major Championship Trials)

2017 UK Cross Country Championships – 1st

2016 European Cross Country Trials – 3rd

2013 UK Cross Country Championships – 3rd

2013 European Cross Country Trials – 1st

2012 European Cross Country Trials – 2nd

2011 UK Cross Country Championships – 1st

2011 European Cross Country Trials – 1st

2010 UK Cross Country Championships – 2nd 

2010 European Cross Country Trials – 1st

2009 European Cross Country Trials – 1st

2009 UK Cross Country Championships – 1st

2008 European Cross Country Trials – 1st

2006 European U23 Cross Country Trials – 1st

2005 European Junior Cross Country Trials – 1st

2004 UK Junior Cross Country Championships – 1st

 

Road

2016 UK and England 10K Championships – 2nd

2015 UK and England 10k Championships – 1st

2014 UK and England 10k Championships – 1st

2013 UK and England 10-Miles Championships – 1st

2011 UK and England Half Marathon Championships – 1st

2010 UK and England 10k Championships – 1st

 

Personal Bests And UK ALL-Time Rankings

3000m – 7:45.75                      Ranking – 10th

3000m Indoors – 7:45.49       Ranking – 4th

5000m – 13:11.50                    Ranking – =7th

10,000m – 27:42.62                 Ranking – 13th

Half Marathon – 62:46             Ranking – 51st

 

European 4 Mile Road Record Holder (17:35)