Janine Whitlock - Profile

Derived from an article in Athletics Weekly 2008
Janine Whitlock is rated as the top British woman of all time in the pole vault, as decided by the Mel Watman's unique ranking system.

Born: Dewsbury, August 11 1973

JANINE WHITLOCK transformed the event [womens pole-vault] in Britain.

An excellent sprinter, she raised the UK record from 3.90metres in 1996 to 4.40metres in 2001 and 4.44metres indoors in 2002. In June 2002 she cleared an outdoor record of 4.41metres at the Commonwealth Games Trials. In 2005 she improved her record to 4.47metres, her 44th national record indoors and out.


Personal bests:-

Janine Whitlock competing in the Europa Cup for Great Britain, Germany 1995
  • 100m - 11.56 (1999),

  • 200m - 23.20 (1999),

  • 100mH - 14.1 (1995) & 14.0w (1996),

  • Pole Vault - 4.47 (2005),

  • Long Jump - 5.95 (2001).

Annual progression:

  • 1994 - 3.10 indoors

  • 1995 - 3.60 i & 3.41

  • 1996 - 4.00

  • 1997 - 4.23

  • 1997 - 4.23

  • 1998 - 4.31

  • 1999 - 4.29 i & 4.25

  • 2000 - 4.35

  • 2001 - 4.40

  • 2002 - 4.25 i & 4.41

  • 2004 - 4.00

  • 2005 - 4.47

  • 2006 - 4.35