The weekend saw a number of Welsh Athletes competing across Europe with many performances worthy of mention.
International Throwing Meeting - Leiria, Portugal
Osian Jones (Carys Parry) produced the stand-out performance of the weekend by breaking the Welsh senior Hammer throw record in Portugal. The Liverpool Harrier threw an incredible 70.00 metres breaking his own Welsh record, set earlier this year at 69.20 metres. This distance also equals the 2018 Commonwealth Games “A” standard.
Jac Palmer (Adrian Palmer) finished 4th in the same competition. The Cardiff AAC athlete threw over 65 metres for the third time this season with a best of 65.24 metres.
Carys Parry (Adrian Palmer) finished 2nd in the senior women’s Hammer on Saturday and then won the senior women’s category a day later. The Rhondda athlete threw 63.24 metres and 63.52 metres respectively in each of these competitions.
Amber Simpson (John Parkin) of Deeside AC finished 4th in the under 20 women’s Hammer and a day later finished 7th in the senior women’s Hammer, throwing 54.35 and 53.53 metres respectively.
Bethan Rees (Mark Pinner) finished 3rd in the senior women’s Javelin. The Cannock & Stafford Athlete threw 48.00 metres.
World Mountain Running Championships (Up & Down) - Premana, Italy
Heidi Davies managed a superb 8th place, being edged out by Romanian & Ugandan rivals in a sprint finish with just four seconds separating fifth to eight place.
Annabelle McQueen (Steve Livett/Andy Walling) also had a debut to remember, earning a top-20 finish as she placed 19th.
The junior women's team finished agonisingly outside the medals in fourth, just one point behind the Italians and a bronze medal position.
Internationaal Antwerps Atletiekgala - Belgium
Jake Heyward (Paul Darney) was in fine form again this weekend; the Cardiff AAC runner broke his own under 20 1500m Welsh record for the second time this season with 3:42.12. Guy Smith (George Smith), Jonathan Tobin (Kevin Tobin) and Jack Gooch (Kevin Tobin) were also in action in the 1500m, each running times of 3:46.40 (Smith), 3:46.99 (Tobin) and 3:49.03 (Gooch) respectively.
Welsh Senior League- Swansea
There were a number of impressive performances from the final Welsh senior league on Sunday.
Rhiannon Linington- Payne (Adrian Thomas) of Cardiff AAC won the women’s 400m with a seasons best of 55.76 to move up to third on this years Welsh rankings 400m list.
Joe Brier (Neil Merry) of Swansea Harriers stormed to victory by setting a new stadium record of 48.24 in the men’s 400m.
Jay Morse (Ian Leek) of Cardiff AAC won the men’s shot put with a final 4th round throw of 15.43.
Brett Morse (Matt Archer) of Cardiff AAC won the men’s discus with a throw of 58.73 metres, his younger brother Jay (Ian Leak) finished in second with 51.24 metres.
CAU Intercounties- Bedford
Rachel McClay of Bracknell AC finished 7th in the women’s 800m final with a time of 2:08.70.
Mica Moore (Lawrence Moore) of Birchfield Harriers set a new personal best of 11.72 to finish 6th in the women’s 100m final.
Thomas Williams (Thomas Meyer) of Barry & Vale Harriers finished 6th in the men’s 100m final with a time of 10.63.
Jonathan Bailey (Grant Brown) of Cardiff AAC finished 8th in the men’s high jump final with 2.06 metres.
Adele Nicoll of Birchfield Harriers recorded a throw of 15.54 metres to finish 3rd in the women’s Shot Put final.
Jordan Price of Brecon AC finished 7th In the men’s 3km walk final with a time of 15:17.85.
Owen Smith (Matt Elias) of Cardiff AAC clinched an Intercounties bronze medal in the men’s 400m final with a time of 46.94.