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 Mile run best of 3:54.39 (1986) still stands as Welsh record.[3] His 1500m best of 3:35.08 (1990) stood as the Welsh record for more than 30 years, before Jake Heyward broke it in June 2021 with a time of 3:33.99.[4]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain /  Wales
1984 World Cross Country Championships (Junior race) East Rutherford, United States 46th 8 km 22:43
1985 World Cross Country Championships (Junior race) Lisbon, Portugal 24th 8.2 km 24:19
European Junior Championships Cottbus, Germany 2nd 1500 m 3:45.39
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 9th 1500 m 3:57.08
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 15th (sf) 800 m 1:49.93
16th (h) 1500 m 3:49.34
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th 1500 m 3:40.59
(#) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats (h) or semifinals (sf)

References

  1. ^ "1990 European Championships". Todor 66. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ "British Athletics Championships". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "All-time lists track". Athletics Stats Wales. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ "British Athletics Results". results.britishathletics.org.uk.