International Flanders Athletics Meeting – Oordegem, Belgium – Saturday 26th May
There were a number of fine performances from welsh athletes at the International Flanders Athletics Meeting in Oordegem, Belgium on Saturday afternoon. Ten athletes competed at the meet, supported by Welsh Athletics, and produced some excellent performances against high quality international competition.
A full report from the meeting in Oordegem can be found here.
England Athletics Combined Events Championships – Bedford – Sunday 27th May
Ben Gregory (Birchfield Harriers) was victorious at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Bedford. Fresh from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Gregory took the lead in the men’s decathlon after just two events and produced a string of consistent performances across the board to be crowned champion, sealing victory with a 4:27 performance in the 1,500m. A full report can be found here
UK Javelin Carnival – Loughborough – Saturday 26th May
Bethan Rees (Cannock & Stafford AC) and Bethany Moule (Neath) produced standout performances at the UK Javelin Carnival in Loughborough. Bethan threw a new welsh junior record of 51.14m whilst Bethany threw a European Youth Qualifying Standard of 51.69m as both athletes took victory in their respective age group competitions.
Hallesche Wellfertage – Halle, Germany – Saturday 26th May
James Tomlinson (Pembrokeshire) and Sarah Omoregie (Cardiff AAC) represented British Athletics at the illustrious Halle Throws Meeting in Germany on Saturday. James set a lifetime best of 57.96m to finish fourth in the men’s discus throw, just 4 centimetres off the World Juniors Qualifying Standard of 58.00m, whilst Sarah finished 6th in the women’s shot put with 13.99m.
British Athletics 1 Mile Road Championships (Westminster Mile) – London – Sunday 27th May
Commonwealth Games 1,500m bronze medallist Melissa Courtney (Poole AC) was crowned British Champion at the British Athletics 1 Mile Road Championships in Westminster on Sunday afternoon. Melissa produced a blistering finish to outsprint Birchfield’s Sarah McDonald to take victory. Amman Valley's Jade Williams also had a fine run to finish 6th in 4:48, whilst Brighton's Beth Kidger was just one second behind in 9th place with 4:49. In the men’s race, Cardiff’s Gold Coast trio of Ieuan Thomas, Rowan Axe and Tom Marshall finished 12th, 14th and 20th respectively in a high-quality field. Meanwhile, in the u13 boys Junior British Championship race, Colwyn Bay's Roman Hodgson stormed to victory in a brilliant time of 4:55.
Treforest 10k – Sunday 27th May
Cardiff AAC’s Matthew Clowes and Lucy Marland were victorious at the Treforest 10k on Sunday morning. Clowes ran to victory in the men’s race in 32:11, ahead of second placed Matthew Edmonds (MMRT) in 33:55 and third placed Philip Hoole (Rotherham) in 34:20. In the women’s race, Marland took victory in dominant fashion with a time of 37:41 ahead of second placed Sharon Leech (Swansea Harriers) in 41:23 and third placed Anneliese Loveluck (Ogmore Phoenix) in 42:05.
UK Youth Development u17/u20 League Division Midland Premier – Cardiff – Sunday 27th May
Cardiff’s Jeremiah Azu produced an impressive sprint double at the UK Youth Development League match in Cardiff on Sunday – winning the u20 men’s 100m in 10.52 (wind assisted) and 200m in a personal best time of 21.61 (wind assisted).
UK Youth Development u17/u20 League Division North Premier 2 – Stretford – Sunday 27th May
Menai’s Zachary Price moved up to 5th on the UK u17 men’s 200m rankings after winning the u17 men’s 200m at the UK Youth Development Northern Premier 2 in Stretford with a new lifetime best of 22.14.
British Milers Club Grand Prix – Watford – Saturday 26th May
John Cove (Cardiff AAC) ran a lifetime best to win the Men’s 800m E race at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford with a time of 1:51:70. There were also 800m season’s bests for Elliot Slade (Cardiff AAC) with 1:52:29 and Newport’s Jonathan Morgan (1:54:90), as well as Kate Seary (Cardiff AAC) in the women’s 800m (2:11:56).
Swansea duo Guy Smith and Jonathan Tobin both recorded season’s best times in the men’s 1,500m with 3:47:09 and 3:47:35 respectively, whilst Cardiff’s Steve Morris (T20/F20) also clocked a season’s best of 3:58:15. Cardiff’s Ciaran Lewis ran to a new personal best in the men’s 1,500m E race with a time of 3:56:81.
Vitality London 10,000m – Monday 28th May
Commonwealth Games marathoner Josh Griffiths returned to action at the Vitality London 10,000m on Monday as he finished 9th in 30:20.