The RGF supports Lucy Turner an International heptathlete from Newcastle


Lucy Turner, International heptathlete

The heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of 7 events including 100m hurdles, high jump, shot putt, 200m, long jump and 800m. Lucy’s best events are the 100m hurdles with a personal best time of 13.72 and long jump with a personal best of 6.04m.

In 2017 Lucy represented Great Britain at the European Cup Combined Events Super League in Estonia, she also won the indoor and outdoor BUCS title in the heptathlon and long jump. In 2018 she won the EAP International Combined Events and Home Countries Combined Events Championships whilst representing England.

Lucy’s goal is to win the England athletics indoors championships on the 6th January 2019 granting her selection for the GB international in Cardiff. However her ultimate goal in 2019 is to qualify for the European U23 Combined Events Championships in Sweden!

The RGF will help and support Lucy towards her competition and travel costs in addition to all the equipment necessary for the heptathlon! Lucy also has a condition called type 1 diabetes which means her blood glucose levels are too high, the RGF grant allows Lucy to pay particular attention to her nutrition and all the supplements she needs.

The RGF wishes Lucy every success for her next event on the 6th January.