Gold Scholarship - Middle distance running



​Athlete Information:​

Name: Kieran Wood                                                          

Age: 21

Sport: Middle Distance Running (Athletics)

Course: Sport and Exercise Science

Year of study: 2

​Athlete Profile

I have run competitively for 4 years with Cambridge and Coleridge AC, and in this time I have consistently challenged at the top the British rankings for my age groups. I have 3 National titles and 3 International caps as a junior. Now I have moved into the senior ranks, my aim is to continue to challenge at the top of the rankings, and chase major championship qualifying standards, to earn more international call ups. I also want to win as any BUCS medals as possible whilst here at Cardiff Met.

Currently my PB's are:

3:45.78 – 1500m

8:09.02i – 3000m​

What difference has the sc​holarship made?

I have found the scholarship really helpful already. I have suffered a minor tear in my quad since being here, but being able to get regular physio and sports massage has meant I have been able to get back to training quicker than normal. This has huge benefits for me as I am now able to get back racing in time for the BUCS indoor championships.

I have found the catering allowance helpful as I have been able to grab food on the way to or back from training, and not have to worry about preparing anything, meaning my training can come first.​