Neil Horsfield

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Neil Horsfield (born 7 December 1966) is a Welsh former athlete who competed mainly in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. He won a silver medal in the 1500m at the 1985 European Junior Championships, before going on to represent Wales at two Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1990 European Championships. [1]

Horsfield won the 1990 AAA Championships 1500m title and twice won the UK Championship 1500m title (1987, 1990). [2] His 1500m best of 3:35.08 (1990) and Mile run best of 3:54.39 (1986), still stand as Welsh records. [3]

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain / Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
1984 World Cross Country Championships (Junior race) East Rutherford, United States46th8 km22:43
1985 World Cross Country Championships (Junior race) Lisbon, Portugal24th8.2 km24:19
European Junior Championships Cottbus, Germany2nd1500 m3:45.39
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom9th1500 m3:57.08
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand15th (sf)800 m1:49.93
16th (h)1500 m3:49.34
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia9th1500 m3:40.59
(#) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats (h) or semifinals (sf)

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References

  1. "1990 European Championships". Todor 66. Retrieved 24 April 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "British Athletics Championships". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 24 April 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "All-time lists track". Athletics Stats Wales. Retrieved 24 April 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)