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  • Andy Baddeley

    Andy Baddeley is Britain’s top metric miler – a double Olympian, an Olympic finalist in Beijing, and a World Championship finalist in Osaka.

    Andy is also a double European and Commonwealth finalist, a five-time British Champion and has his sights firmly set on Olympic success in 2016 (Rio).

    Graduating from Cambridge University with a master’s degree in engineering in 2004, Andy committed to an athletics career based in London. This career became possible after teaming up with Coach Andy Hobdell in early 2004, and continues thanks to a fantastic support network in and around his home in southwest London.


    Born  20 June, 1982 in Upton, Wirral Height 187cm Weight 70kg

    Higher Education

    Aerospace Engineering, BA, MEng
    1st with distinction
    Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

    Secondary Education

    A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, French, General Studies
    All at A grade
    GCSE 11 subjects (including Maths, English and three sciences)


    Event   Time Year Track  
     800m 1:46.322007Outdoor
     1500m 3.37.162012Indoor
     Mile 3:49.382008Outdoor
     3000m 7.39.862012Outdoor
     5000m 13.22.442012Indoor
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    Support Team

    Andy’s network of support in London continues to provide both the technical services and day-to-day encouragement necessary to pursue athletics as a full-time career.

    Andy receives a variety of support services, both from St Mary’s University College in Twickenham and CHHP in Harley Street. Andy would like to thank St Mary’s and in particular Dick Fisher for all their support, and for the ongoing use of their facilities. The following key members of the support staff regularly work with Andy:


    Charlie Pedlar is a leading physiologist based at St Mary’s and has worked closely with Andy to ensure his training is tailored specifically to suit his physiology.

    Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning

    James Moore has become a vital member of Andy’s team, and is regularly in contact to keep track of his physiotherapy needs. James is also responsible for the development of Andy’s tough S&C regimen.

    Training partners

    Mike Skinner, Paul Pollock, Mark Draper, Neil Gamester, Matt Carlisle, Lee Reynolds, Benedict Whitby and Tom Bedford are all involved in Andy’s training, and he is incredibly grateful for all the miles that they have put in together.


    Andy Hobdell has developed a close relationship with Andy since they joined forces in early 2004, and his continued guidance plays a central role in every aspect of the support team.

    About Team New Balance

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    As a member of Team New Balance, Andy is committed to making excellent happen – not only as an athlete, but as a teammate and community member as well. By partnering with New Balance, Andy is part of a team of athletes who seek not just a sponsor, but a brand whose core values align with their own. New Balance and their team of athletes share a strong belief that doing good is just as important as doing well.

    Andy trains extensively with fellow Team New Balance member Mark Draper, and spends time training with other team members throughout the season.


    Olympic success depends on Andy’s continued dedication and his ability to concentrate solely on his training and racing schedule. As such, financial stability plays an important role, with continued support from sponsors proving invaluable.

    In return for their support, sponsors can expect to receive increasing levels of positive publicity as Andy’s profile, together with the profile of athletics in the UK, rise to new heights in the build-up to the London Olympics.

    Through press interviews (written, television and radio), well-placed branding (e.g. car advertising, press conference attire), corporate appearances and via this website, Andy is well equipped to promote your company in an eloquent and professional manner.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Andy if you have any questions or would be interested in working with him in any capacity.

    Andy is incredibly grateful to the following sponsors:

    Andy races for Team New Balance, and willingly recommends their apparel, training and racing shoes. New Balance’s extensive range of footwear has made it simple to find shoes appropriate for every type of training, and their generous provision of kit has proven invaluable.

    BestInvest are independent financial advisors who aim to offer investors honesty, professionalism and value for their money. Together with their impartial, personalised advice, and backed by thorough independent research, BestInvest are happy to use the benefits of their purchasing power and operating efficiency to drive down costs for their clients.

    As part of their BestInSport initiative, Andy is in regular contact with Chairman Peter Howland and is very grateful for the faith that BestInvest continues to place in him.

    NOVA International is a sports marketing agency, specialising in the organisation of mass participation sporting events for television. Their national portfolio includes some of the biggest and best events in the UK, the most famous of which is the BUPA sponsored Great North Run, which is firmly established as the world’s biggest half marathon, with 50,000 entrants participating each year.

    Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and headed by Olympic medallist Brendan Foster, NOVA International has generously provided Andy with bursaries to help with his training. Andy has enjoyed success at several of NOVA’s world-class events, including the Great Edinburgh Cross Country and the Great North City Games.