Matthew Barnes

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Coach:Yes
Club:Altrincham/Sale Harriers Manchester
Gender:Male
Date of Birth:22/07/1977
Age Group:V35
County:Cheshire
Region:North West
Nation:England
Lead Coach:Norman Poole

About Login
I first started competitive sport back in the early 80's with my local swimming club. I was fortunate in that my swimming club had a biathlon club attached to it, so I was soon involved with running. I continued with the multi sports theme and eventually took up all 5 sports of the Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting and riding being the other 3.) I got my first international call up in 1997, for a Pentathlon in Switzerland and went to Junior World and European Championships in 1998. As a senior, I went to a further 2 World and 3 European Championships, making the final of the World Championships in 2002. I retired from Pentathlon in 2002 and decided just to do running as that would allow me to combine doing my job in the legal profession. At first, my intention was to just do local events but having joined Altrincham AC, I soon started taking the running more seriously. I met some great friends at Altrincham and when I got married in May 2011, one Alty runner, Nick Leigh, was my best man whilst another, Dave Norman, was one of my ushers. Indeed, my 2 other ushers, Darren Talbot and Jason Moody were both great friends that I had met through sport - Darren through competing for Alty and Jason from the early days at my swimming club (and via a lifelong passion for Sheffield Wednesday.) If I hadnt been into sport, my life would have been a lot different. I currently train under the expert guidance of my coach, Norman Poole, in a group of North West based middle/long distance runners, including the likes of Tom Lancashire, Mike Rimmer and the aforementioned Dave Norman, in Manchester. I work full time as a solicitor in the centre of Manchester and so the majority of my running is done as part of my commute. I often think what people driving into Manchester must think of me as they see me running along the side of the road so often. Their thoughts probably vary dependent on the weather. Whilst not the most naturally gifted runner of all time, I like to think that I train hard, but also in a well disciplined and organised way that has helped me achieve the results that I have earned. I would also put myself in the category of runner who has a passion for the sport itself and someone who runs because he enjoys it, as opposed to being compelled to run, because I am just phenomenally talented. As a result, I also take a great interest in the sport itself and enjoy watching Athletics, both live and on television. I have been to watch 3 Olympic Games (Barcelona, Sydney, Beijing) and already have my tickets for London! Although it would have been marvellous to compete at an Olympics, I feel very fortunate to have competed so long at the level that I have done and met some fantastic people along the way. Hopefully my fortune will continue for a few more years yet. Personal Bests * 1500 meters track 3.42 * 1 miles track 3.59 * 5 KM track 13.58 * 10 KM road 29.32 * Half Marathon 67.32 Career Highlights * Sub 4 minute mile in 2007 * AAA's finalist at 1500m in 2007 * Northern 1500m Champion 2004 and 2007 * English 5k road Champion 2010 * 3rd Northern Cross Country Championships 2007 * 14 team medals with Altrincham at National and Northern Road/Cross Country Championships * Leg 1 winner at National 12 stage 2010 * GB international, Ekiden relays, 2006

Athletes Coached
None

Best known performances
EventPB2014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002
8001:51.462:05.081:58.41:51.841:54.81:52.041:53.11:51.46
15003:42.413:55.813:54.543:57.173:42.413:42.483:46.03:47.093:46.51
Mile3:59.573:59.574:05.074:34.41
30008:12.478:21.868:25.648:21.718:13.598:12.478:19.768:36.488:19.708:38.78:23.16
500013:58.1414:23.3114:21.9014:03.8314:12.6313:58.1414:16.714:18.76
1M4:534:53
5K14:1114:5614:3614:1114:5015:1014:43
4M20:1120:11
5M23:4924:2825:0524:4825:4824:2023:4924:3224:32
EventPB2014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002
10K29:3330:4030:4129:5629:5429:3329:4329:5330:2230:1030:5032:27
10M50:5550:55
HM67:3267:3267:43a
14M1:12:531:12:53

Performances Submit
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2014 V35 Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
30008:21.8614ATraffordBMC Grand Prix12 Jul 14
30008:28.69111StretfordTrafford Grand Prix6 May 14
500014:23.3115SportcityBMC Grand Prix31 May 14
3ML14:411L4Sutton ColdfieldBMAF Relay Championships17 May 14
5K14:562ManchesterSale Sizzler 5K Series17 Jul 14
5K15:052ManchesterSale Sizzler 5K Series3 Jul 14
5K15:061HorwichJoseph Holts 5K15 Jun 14
5.54ML28:199L1ManchesterNorthern Men's 12 Stage Relays15 Mar 14
10K30:409SalfordSalford 10K18 Apr 14
10K30:4930:493ArleyCheshire 10K30 Mar 14
12KXC38:2245NottinghamECCA English National Championships22 Feb 14
12KXC43:3625KnowsleyNorthern Championships25 Jan 14
ZXC32:362Wythenshawe ParkManchester Area League8 Feb 14
ZXC39:542WarringtonCheshire County Championships4 Jan 14
2013 V35 Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
30008:25.641BSportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership8 Jun 13
500014:21.9013ASolihullBMC Grand Prix18 May 13
5M24:2824:288AlsagerAlsager 53 Feb 13
8.663KL26:5413L1Sutton ColdfieldERRA Men's 12-Stage Relays (Long Legs)13 Apr 13
10K30:41c9BristolBristol 10K5 May 13
10K30:4830:4810LondonBupa London 10,000 (10K)27 May 13
ZXC35:267CardiffMcCain UK Cross Challenge Series20 Jan 13
ZXC35:5937BirminghamInter Counties Championships9 Mar 13
ZXC43:2524SunderlandEnglish National Championships23 Feb 13
2012 SEN Altrincham/Sale Harriers Manchester
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
30008:21.711AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership30 Jun 12
30008:25.5661StretfordTrafford Grand Prix1 May 12
500014:03.838ASolihullBMC Grand Prix21 Jul 12
500014:06.2110AWatfordBMC Grand Prix9 Jun 12
500014:26.0212BirminghamAviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships24 Jun 12
500014:30.213ALiverpoolBritish Athletics League Premiership18 Aug 12
5K14:362WythenshaweSale Sizzler 5K (Inc Northern Champs)16 Aug 12
5K14:381WythenshaweSale Sizzler 5K2 Aug 12
5K15:011WythenshaweSale Sizzler 5K5 Jul 12
6KL17:491L4LeighNorthern Counties Men's 6-Stage Relays22 Sep 12
4M20:111WiganHaigh Hall 411 Jul 12
5M25:055AlsagerAlsager 5 (Inc Inter Area Match)5 Feb 12
10K29:5729:5651LeedsLeeds Abbey Dash 10K18 Nov 12
10K30:3230:3214ManchesterTrafford 10K11 Mar 12
10K30:3831ManchesterBupa Great Manchester Run 10K20 May 12
10K31:2231:2226ClitheroeRibble Valley 10K (Inc Northern Champs)30 Dec 12
10K33:2133:2011BirchwoodBirchwood 10K19 Aug 12
ZXC30:58102BristolMcCain UK Cross Challenge Series28 Oct 12
ZXC31:0725LiverpoolMcCain UK Cross Challenge Series24 Nov 12
ZXC37:4522Parliament HillEnglish National Championships25 Feb 12
ZXC40:391WinsfordCheshire County Championships7 Jan 12
ZXC41:2418PontefractNorthern Championships28 Jan 12
ZXCL15:362L3MansfieldECCA National Relays3 Nov 12
2011 SEN Altrincham/Sale Harriers Manchester
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
30008:13.5912AStretfordBMC Nike Grand Prix23 Jul 11
30008:18.843AHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership2 Jul 11
30008:19.283ASportcityBritish Athletics League Premiership13 Aug 11
500014:12.637BWatfordBMC Nike Grand Prix11 Jun 11
500014:13.018ASolihullBMC Nike Grand Prix9 Jul 11
500014:19.074ABirminghamBMC Nike Grand Prix20 Aug 11
500014:19.072BirminghamMcCain UK Challenge Final20 Aug 11
500014:27.837BirminghamAviva World Trials & UK Championships31 Jul 11
4.819KL14:405L2Sutton ParkERRA Men's National 12-stage Relays (Short Legs)9 Apr 11
5.848KL17:3013L1Sutton ParkERRA National 6 Stage Relays15 Oct 11
5M24:481RuncornHalton Run The Bridge 524 Apr 11
10K29:5429:544LeedsLeeds Abbey Dash 10K20 Nov 11
10K30:0130:019ClitheroeRibble Valley 10K (Inc Northern Champs)27 Dec 11
10K30:28c21BristolBristol 10K15 May 11
10K30:4830:4825LondonBupa London 10,000 (10K)30 May 11
10K31:3131:3013SwanseaSwansea Bay 10K25 Sep 11
10M50:551StockportStockport 1011 Dec 11
HM67:3267:324Stockholm, SWEDN Stockholm Half Marathon17 Sep 11
HM69:3117BirminghamBupa Birmingham Half Marathon23 Oct 11
ZXC32:261ManchesterManchester Area League3 Dec 11
ZXC38:4281BirminghamInter Counties Championships5 Mar 11
ZXCL16:4133L1MansfieldSaucony ECCA Relays5 Nov 11
2010 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8002:05.087ABirminghamBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Jul 10
15003:55.816ABirminghamBritish Athletics League Premiership3 Jul 10
30008:12.4711StretfordTrafford Grand Prix Open4 May 10
500013:58.148ASportcityBMC Nike Grand Prix29 May 10
500014:19.204BirminghamAviva European Trials and UK Championships27 Jun 10
500014:25.495GatesheadEngland Senior Closed Championships17 Jul 10
4KXC14:1410EdinburghBupa Great Edinburgh International9 Jan 10
5K14:113BlackburnPennine Lancashire 5K11 Jul 10
5K14:421WythenshaweManchester 5K Sizzler Series29 Jul 10
5K14:431AlthamGibson Sports 5K28 Mar 10
5.6KL16:421L4ManchesterNorthern Counties Men's 6-stage Relay2 Oct 10
5.848KL17:299L1Sutton ParkNational 6 Stage Relays16 Oct 10
5M25:482RivingtonHorwich Rmi Jubilee 5 Series21 Jul 10
8.663KL26:021L1Sutton ParkERRA National Men's 12 Stage Road Relays (Long Legs)17 Apr 10
10K29:339BristolBristol 10K (inc England 10K Championships)9 May 10
10K29:5929:598LeedsLeeds Abbey Dash 10K21 Nov 10
10K30:2811SheffieldBupa Great Yorkshire Run 10K5 Sep 10
12KXC37:0425BirminghamMcCain UK Cross Challenge inc World Trials & Inter Counties13 Mar 10
HM67:43a22Newcastle-South ShieldsBupa Great North Run Half Marathon19 Sep 10
ZXC34:501NantwichCheshire County Championships13 Feb 10
ZXC40:1020LeedsEnglish National Championships27 Feb 10
ZXC41:3511BlackburnNorthern Cross Country Championships23 Jan 10
2009 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15003:54.543StretfordBMC Gold Standard Races1 Sep 09
500014:16.73AStretfordBMC Regional Races25 Jul 09
500014:34.242ANewhamBritish Athletics League Premiership22 Aug 09
500014:40.561BHendonBritish Athletics League Premiership1 Aug 09
4KXC12:449EdinburghBupa Great Edinburgh International (inc Scottish Inter-district)10 Jan 09
5K14:501WythenshaweManchester Sizzler 5K6 Aug 09
5K14:522BlackburnCelebrate Blackburn 5K inc Junior Races12 Jul 09
5K15:291AltrinchamDunham Massey Park 5K12 Jun 09
5M24:205AlsagerAlsager 51 Feb 09
10K29:434ClitheroeRibble Valley 10K27 Dec 09
10K30:288LeedsLeeds Abbey Dash 10K22 Nov 09
10K30:292PartingtonTrafford 10K13 Sep 09
10K30:321LiverpoolAsics Liverpool 10K4 Oct 09
14M1:12:531DentDentdale 1414 Mar 09
ZRDL17:164L1Sutton ColdfieldNational 6 Stage Relays17 Oct 09
ZRDL17:263L3LeedsNorthern Counties Men's 6-stage Relays26 Sep 09
ZXC33:211Manchester Heaton ParkManchester Area League24 Oct 09
ZXC36:4726St. HelensNorthern Championships24 Jan 09
ZXC39:3527NottinghamInter Counties7 Mar 09
ZXC40:5030Parliament HillEnglish National Championships21 Feb 09
ZXCL15:13.0010MansfieldECCU Relays31 Oct 09
2008 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8001:58.41AWarringtonNorth of England League Division 4W3 Aug 08
15003:57.175AEtonBritish Athletics League Premiership5 Jul 08
30008:19.7621StretfordTrafford Grand Prix20 May 08
500014:18.761BSportcityBMC Nike Grand Prix31 May 08
5K15:101WythenshaweReebok May Day 2K/5K5 May 08
5M23:491WythenshaweSale Festive 528 Dec 08
10K29:534LeedsLeeds Abbey Dash 10K23 Nov 08
10K31:382LiverpoolAsics Liverpool 10k5 Oct 08
8MMT48:371LeekChristmas Cracker 821 Dec 08
ZXC30:481RossendaleRed Rose League20 Dec 08
ZXC33:352ManchesterManchester Area League25 Oct 08
ZXC39:5326LeedsNorthern Championships26 Jan 08
2007 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8001:51.845AStretfordBMC Gold Standard Races10 Jul 07
8002:02.5LitherlandNorth of England League Div 3W5 Aug 07
15003:42.416ASolihullBMC Nike Grand Prix21 Jul 07
15003:44.002BWatfordBMC Nike Grand Prix30 Jun 07
15003:45.913ACrystal PalaceBMC Nike Grand Prix Final25 Aug 07
15003:46.104h2SportcityNorwich Union World Trials & AAA Championships28 Jul 07
15003:46.847SportcityNorwich Union World Trials & AAA Championships29 Jul 07
15003:48.8513ASportcityBMC Nike Grand Prix9 Jun 07
15003:51.901LiverpoolNorthern Athletics Senior/U20 Championships16 Jun 07
15004:14.8LitherlandNorth of England League Div 3W5 Aug 07
Mile3:59.576StretfordBMC Nike Grand Prix11 Aug 07
Mile4:22.535BedfordCAU Inter County Championships28 May 07
1M4:531RivingstonMizuno Uphill Mile18 Aug 07
5K14:4320Providence RI, USACVS Downtown 5K16 Sep 07
ZMT54:423ConistonPuma Lakeland Trail6 Oct 07
2006 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8001:54.81BebingtonNorth of England League Division 3W2 Jul 06
15003:42.488AWatfordBMC/Nike Grand Prix10 Jun 06
15003:42.526ASolihullBMC/Nike Grand Prix24 Jun 06
15003:44.006Uden, HOLKeien Meeting3 Jun 06
15003:44.302SportcityUK Challenge Final27 Aug 06
15003:46.056h2SportcityNorwich Union European Trials inc AAA Champs15 Jul 06
15003:46.614ALoughboroughBMC/Nike Grand Prix20 May 06
15003:54.7810ACardiffBMC/Nike Grand Prix29 Jul 06
Mile4:05.072ASportcityBMC/Nike Grand Prix Final12 Aug 06
30008:36.481StretfordTrafford Grand Prix2 May 06
5KL14:25Chiba, JPNChiba Ekiden Relays23 Nov 06
10K30:223ClitheroeRibble Valley 10K31 Dec 06
10K30:472ManchesterTrafford 10km5 Mar 06
2005 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8001:52.046BStretfordBMC2 Aug 05
8001:52.365AStretfordBMC5 Jul 05
8001:55.71WiganDivision 2W2 Jul 05
8001:55.735AStretfordBMC10 May 05
8001:59.61DouglasNORTHERN LEAGUE Division 2W1 May 05
15003:46.05BWatfordBMC11 Jun 05
15003:46.558ACrystal PalaceBMC6 Aug 05
15003:47.768h1SportcityAAA Championships9 Jul 05
15003:48.3914ASolihullBMC25 Jun 05
15003:48.743ASportcityBMC21 May 05
15003:51.09i10SheffieldAAA Indoor Champs13 Feb 05
15003:53.972h2Manchester (SC)NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPS Sport City, Manchester18 Jun 05
15003:55.203Manchester (SC)NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS18 Jun 05
30008:19.701StretfordTRAFFORD GRAND PRIX Stretford19 Jul 05
5M24:323WythenshaweREEBOK SALE FESTIVE 527 Dec 05
10K30:1010LeedsABBEY DASH 10km27 Nov 05
2004 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8001:53.15AStretfordBMC22 Jun 04
15003:47.096ACardiffBMC17 Jul 04
15003:48.959h1SportcityAAA Championships10 Jul 04
15003:49.112AStretfordBMC20 Jul 04
15003:50.271BSportcityBMC26 Jun 04
15003:50.62SolihullMIDLAND COUNTIES SENIOR INTER-TERRITORIAL MATCH Solihull24 Jul 04
15003:54.11AStretfordBMC17 Aug 04
15003:56.3614CWatfordBMC12 Jun 04
15003:56.501SheffieldNORTH OF ENGLAND OPEN Sheffield11 Dec 04
15004:01.113LiverpoolNORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS Wavertree, Liverpool19 Jun 04
30008:38.76StretfordTRAFFORD OPEN Stretford31 Aug 04
SHORT5K14:292ManchesterRADCLIFFE ST ANNE'S HOSPICE TRAIL 5km - check distance26 Aug 04
5M24:322WythenshaweSALE HARRIERS FESTIVE 527 Dec 04
5M26:2915HillingdonDAILY MAIL/IDEAL HOME EXHIBITION HILLINGDON 514 Mar 04
10K30:5025LeedsHELP THE AGED LEEDS ABBEY DASH28 Nov 04
2003 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
8001:51.463AStretfordBMC15 Jul 03
8001:52.22StretfordTRAFFORD GP Stretford17 Jun 03
8001:56.81LeedsD2C South Leeds7 Jun 03
8001:56.91CleckheatonNoEAA MEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION2C CLECKHEATON3 Aug 03
15003:46.511BirminghamNorth v South v Midlands Senior Territorial Match28 Jun 03
15003:47.472StretfordBMC26 Aug 03
15003:49.166h2BirminghamAAA Championships25 Jul 03
15003:49.886AGlasgow (S)BMC Grand Prix30 Aug 03
15003:51.921StretfordNoEAA Champs Stretford21 Jun 03
15003:53.19StretfordBMC20 May 03
15003:56.632StretfordTRAFFORD GP Stretford6 May 03
15004:03.81LeedsD2C South Leeds7 Jun 03
30008:23.163StretfordTrafford GP12 Aug 03
2002 SEN Altrincham
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
Mile4:34.411TimperleyALTRINCHAM AC MILE Champs Timperley24 Sep 02
10K32:273PartingtonTrafford 10K8 Sep 02
ZXC12:297BristolMike Sully/BMC 4K XC24 Nov 02
Total Performances: 198
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UK Rankings
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800ALL200360
800ALL2004125
800ALL200581
800ALL2006205
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5MV3520133
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