Welsh athletes continue record breaking form in Belfast

On Wednesday 5th July Welsh Athletics supported 17 athletes to compete at the Belfast International, hosted by Athletics Northern Ireland. There were a number of excellent results from Welsh athletes on the night. Arguably the standout performance came in the men’s Hammer, with Osian Jones (Carys Parry) setting a new personal best and Commonwealth Games ‘B’ standard of 69.20m. By doing so, Osian broke the 30 year old Welsh Record previously held by Shaun Pickering. Prior to this competition Osian’s PB stood at 67.96.

In the same event Jac Palmer (Adrian Palmer) equalled his PB which was set earlier this season on the way to winning the u23 title in Bedford. He threw 65.81m to place 3rd in Belfast. Jonathan Edwards (John Edwards) threw 62.80m to finish in 6th place. 

On the track Lauren Evans (Nigel Lewis) performed close to her PB over the u18 100m hurdles, achieving a time of 14.16 in the heat. Lauren will be representing Wales in this event at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas later this month.

For the first time in the history of the Belfast International, the sprints took place on the back straight providing preferable conditions throughout the evening. In the Men’s 100m A race the fast finishing Tom Williams (Tom Meyer) ran a personal best time of 10.47 to claim 2nd place behind Northern Ireland’s Leon Reid, only to later find out the wind was +2.5m/s. James Griffiths (Tom Meyer) finished in 3rd place in a time of 10.58, Anax Da Silva (Darrell Maynard) placed 4th in 10.59, and Josh Brown was 7th with 10.83.

In the women’s 100m domestic race, the in-form Mica Moore (Lawrence Moore) claimed victory in 11.79, with Hannah Williams (Darrell Maynard) coming in 3rd in a time of 12.00. Melissa Roberts (Matt Elias) was 5th with 12.35 and Amy Odunaiya (Dave Norton) 6th in 12.45.

The international women’s 200m event saw Hannah Thomas (Neil Wheeler) take the win in 24.47.

For the Welsh contingent the evening closed out with personal best performances in the men’s and women’s 1500m. James Vincent (Phil Banning) finished strongly in 4th place with a time of 3:54.76, and Izzy Parry-Jones (Darrell Maynard) placed a superb 2nd in the women’s race with a 6 second PB of 4:26.04.


Osian Jones 69.20m
Mica Moore 11.79
Hannah Thomas 24.47 


Izzy Parry-Jones 4:26.04
4x100m Men 41.31
Tom Williams 10.47


Jac Palmer
James Griffiths 10.58
Hannah Williams 12.00
4x100m Women 46.08


Lauren Evans 14.16 / 14.28

Tyler Williams 11.11
Lemarl Freckleton 10.93
Anax Da Silva 10.59
Josh Brown 10.83
Melissa Roberts 12.35
Amy Odunaiya 12.45


James Vincent 3:54.76 


Jonathan Edwards


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