Ollie Lockley is your next member of the Fast10 for 2020 and the Isle of Man national has been making waves from 5k to marathon, with a 63:01 for half marathon in Valencia one of many highlights in 2019. 


Name: Ollie Lockley
Age (Jan 2020): 26
Hometown: Colby, Isle of Man
Club: Leeds City AC/Manx Harriers
Main discipline: Half Marathon
Other disciplines: 5k/10k/Marathon
Full-time athlete/work/studying:
Self-Employed Sports Massage Therapist
Part-Time Leisure Attendant
Wannabe Full-Time Athlete

Goals or targets for 2020

Great Britain representation
BIG personal bests over the 10k, half marathon & marathon

Three of the Fast10 all in one picture… maybe we should have asked Owen too? Credit: Richard Own

Past Running highlights

Top 5 at the SEC 10,000m Championships 2017
NatWest Island Games 10,000m Champion 2017
Great Ireland Run Champion (representing England) 2018
England 10,000m Champion 2018
Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running Champion 2018/19
NatWest Island Games Half Marathon Champion 2019
Titanic Quarter Belfast 10k Champion 2019
Rennes 10k International (representing England) – 2nd 2019
England 10,000m Championships – 3rd 2019
Valencia Half Marathon PB – 63:01 2019
Isle of Man 10k, 10 Mile and Half Marathon Record Holder

Interesting or fun facts

I live on a little rock in the Irish Sea
I once (accidentally) flooded my university halls, so we all had to evacuate and sleep in the sports hall…
I technically still have a golf handicap of 8
I was two months premature
I have a golden retriever who reverses out of rooms
My mum was a GB international marathon runner and once won the Great North Run

I run because…

I love how simple and pure the sport is. Running is a sport which requires a lot of dedication and sacrifice, and I like to push myself to the best of my ability. I like the idea that whatever you put in to running, whether it is time or effort, you will most likely get the results if you do everything right. There is no better feeling than having all the hard work pay off, but then again you have to work even harder when it does!

Favourite training session

Something long(ish) like a 10 mile tempo or 6x1mile

Least favourite training session

Something short(ish) like 3x(800,600,400,200)

Favourite pre-race food

Pasta or Pizza

Favourite post-race food

Pizza or Pasta

Favourite runner or runners

The GOAT has got to be Kipchoge. However, I love watching the ingebrigtsen’s race and it’s cool that they are all brothers from Norway!

Brands or organisations that support me

Hoka One One
Isle of Man Sport Aid
Cycle 360
Maurten Nutrition

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