Project Description

Andy Baddeley

With experience of competing in an Olympic final, and of overcoming serious long-term injury to compete at the highest level again, Andy Baddeley leads our team of world class athletes and coaches. [Photo credit: Mark Shearman]


A double Olympian and former world number one over the mile, Andy is an Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth finalist at 1500m. A Cambridge University graduate, Andy has also battled a serious heart condition, and has spoken openly about the depression he suffered as a result of a potentially career ending injury. With the help of The Performance Team, he returned to competition at the elite level, and is ideally placed to help you achieve your goals.

Andy competed at the very highest level, but injury, anxiety and depression brought him to a point where he didn’t know if he could continue. From that low point, he rebuilt almost from scratch both his physical mechanics and his psychological approach. It is this understanding that fuels Andy’s passion to help other people to deal with their individual problems, and to put a plan in place that gives them the confidence to tackle whatever comes their way in the future.

Having been to multiple global championships, he has worked with the best sports medicine practitioners in the world and trained with the world’s best athletes – these are the experts who make up The Performance Team.

  • Parkrun world record holder
  • Olympic 1500m finalist
  • World number 1, mile (3:49.38, 2008)
  • Dream mile winner
  • 5 time UK champion
Event Time
800m 1:46.32
1500m 3:34.36
Mile 3:49.38
3000m 7:39.86
5000m 13:20.85
10k 29:07
  • 4 time UK 1500m Champion (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012)
  • Olympic Games, 8th, Beijing 2008
  • Olympic Games, 13th, London 2012
  • World Championships, 9th, Osaka 2007
  • European Championships, 6th, Barcelona 2010 & Gothenburg 2006
  • Commonwealth Games, 6th, Delhi 2010 & 12th, Melbourne 2006
  • European Indoors, 4th, Paris 2011
  • 4 times World Cross Country
  • 2 times European Cross Country (11th, 2007 & Team Silver 2011)
  • Last British winner of prestigious Dream Mile
  • Parkrun world record holder (and only person ever sub 14 minutes)

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