The Weekend Round Up - Azu crowned U23 Champion
12/07/2021 00:00, In Blog /
It was a special day on the 9th of July at the European U23 Championships. Jeremiah Azu [Helen James] became the all-time 2nd fastest Welshman running a new lifetime best of 10.19 in his heats beating his old PB by 0.08 seconds. The time of 10.19 is also under the qualifying standard for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Jeremiah then went on to the final to win in fine style stopping the clock at 10.25 beating the defending champion by over a 10th of a second!
Azu joins a very talented list of athletes including the likes of Adam Gemili & Simion Williamson who have won the European U23 Championships.
After his victory Jeremiah had this to say:
“It feels so good. It is such a relief because last time I was here I didn’t walk off the track, but I am so grateful that I have done it this time,” said the sprint prospect afterward.
“It was 100per cent what I came here for. I was only ranked eighth coming into this final, so I have kept under the radar a bit, but I felt I had it in there.”
See the full report here by Athletics Weekly.
Run With The Wind
It was a great weekend of athletics down at the Cardiff International Stadium (Leckwith) where the #RunWithTheWind event was held over 2 days.
The first day was a Run Jump Throw event where the U11 boys and girls could enjoy taking part in a variety of events including the 75m, 600m, 150, Shot Put, and Long Jump.
The top 10 results:
On day 2 of the event, we had the U15s - Seniors competing in the 100m, 200m, Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, and Shot Put.
The highlights of the meet came in the 200m where Aaron Owen [Dave Norton] ran a lifetime best of 21.43 coming 2nd to Englishman James Gladman who won the event in 21.35. Another Great performance came in the Long Jump from the U17 Jessica Lee who jumped 5.83 to take the victory. There was another great performance in the jumping events as U17 Osian Roberts won the high Jump with 1.85 which is just 5cm off of his PB!
Thank you to everyone who turned up to compete, it was a great two days of athletics in Wales!
See the full results here: Run With the Wind
We had another champion this weekend, this time coming from the English School Championships. Zico Jones won the English Schools 300m in a new lifetime best and Welsh Record of 35.29 putting him 4th on the UK all-time list.
There was also a Silver for Nyree Perry [Ed Thompson] in the U17 Girls Pole Vault with a fantasitc new pb of 3m50.