Weekend Round Up - The 2021 Welsh Junior Championships U13-U17-U20
02/08/2021 00:00, I Mewn Blog /
Welsh Junior Championships U13-U17-U20
It was an incredible weekend of athletics. After a year of no championships in Wales due to Covid-19, the Welsh Junior Championships were back in full force with many young athletes stepping onto the track enjoying the sport again!
Day 1 - 31st July
Young throws talent James Hayward threw 45.04 to win gold in the U17M Hammer throw. In the Pole Vault, Isabel Thomas took the victory with a jump of 3.35.
On the track, in the 1500m, Benjamin Reynolds (Arwyn Davies) took gold once again and Dafydd Jones took the silver. In the U13G 1500m, there was a new Welsh Record by Libby Hale who won in 4:44.35.
Finally, In 100m showdowns, Emmanuella Kone (Helen James) beat the rest of the field to gold in 12.39, U17 Callum Webb snatched the win in 10.90w and Thomas Payne (Colin Davies) took gold in U20 100m in 10.84w.
Day 2 - 1st August
The weather was constantly changing this day but there were some concerns about whether the weather would hold up, however the atmosphere and support from the crowd did not waiver which allowed another athletes to come away with more great performances!
Dafydd Pawlett threw a huge 16.92 to take thw win in the mens Shot Put by over 3cm.
In the sprints, Callum Webb came back again to challenge for the 200m title. Webb had a comfotabe victory winning in 22.57 to take home a double sprint victory. Kirsty Law challenge the 200m and raced through to take gold.
In the 3000m, Dafydd Jones returned to the track after his 1500m silver and passed the line first in 8:29.11 to take home the gold.
Congratulations to all of the athletes who took part in the championships!
Full event results can be found here: 2021 Welsh Junior Championships U13/U17/U20 results
“On behalf of Welsh Athletics, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Officials for their support in successfully delivering the Welsh Junior Championship.
Without the continued support of Officials, we simply would not be able to hold these competitions in Wales.
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Volunteers that assisted our Welsh Junior Championship competition over the weekend in Newport”.
Zoe Holloway - Officials & Volunteer Development Officer
We also would like to say a huge thank you to the parents and guardians of the athletes for the great support that was shown to each and every athlete that competed (& for also driving them to the event!), without you we wouldn't be able to put on the events that we do.
The weekend promised and delivered plenty of excellent performances showing us the amount of potential in our Welsh junior athletes. The championship embodied what it meant to be Welsh by having something for everyone. For the spectators, there was some sunshine and two days filled with exciting athletics action. For the athletes, some had their first chance to compete on a big stage, achieve new pbs and some came away crowned our new Welsh Champions.
Welsh 5K Series - Rhyl (Fixture 3)
There were more great perfromances with thr road runners at the Welsh 5K series.
In the mens 5k race it was a 1-2 from for Prestatyn RC as Steve Foysth took the win in 15:54.00 and Canyon Wilson came 2nd in 16:18.00. Menai Track and Field athlete Dion Griffiths took 3rd with 16:31.00.
In the womens race it was another 1-2 but for the Cheshire Dragons as Carol Parsons took the win in 17:31.00 and Sara Avery took 2nd place in 18:17.00. Lucie Goddard of Buckley RC took 3rd in 18:19.00.
Full results from the race can be found here: Welsh 5K Series - Rhyl results
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