HANNAH England has retired from competitive athletics.

The Oxford City AC runner made the announcement this morning, bringing to an end a career spanning more than a decade.

During that time, the 32-year-old won 1,500m silver at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea and competed at the London 2012 Olympics.

England wrote on Instagram: "The 2019 track season was my last as a competitive athlete, I am so proud of my achievements on the track and even prouder that they were done with integrity and joy.

"It was a privilege to be surrounded by so many talented and wonderfully supportive training partners, coaches and practitioners who bought the best out of me as an athlete and a person.

"There’s no way I can possibly convey the happiness running has given me and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who shared this wonderful journey with me."

England, who attended the Cherwell School in Summertown, is one of just five British women in history to have run under two minutes in the 800m and nine minutes in the 3,000m.

She also finished fourth in the 1,500m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, but had not reached a major championships since competing at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 2014.