Weekend Round Up (5/6th March)
World Race Walking Championships - Muscat
2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Bethan Davies (Cardiff) had arguably one of the races of her life at the World Race Walking Championships in Muscat finishing 18th in a world class field. On a very warm day and over a challenging loop, Bethan recorded a time of 1:42:25 for the 20km distance.
This performance was the best by a British Women in the history of the event and sets her up fantastically as she looks towards the summer and potentially adding another Commonwealth Medal other collection!
Charlotte Arter (Cardiff) once again improved her 10km personal best and Welsh Record to 31:26. Taking another 4 seconds off her previous best after a period our due to injury shows she is rounding into fantastic shape ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer. Anna Bracegridle (Salford Harriers) took over 80 seconds off her previous personal best to run 32:52 to finish 6th in a race with so much depth.
Full results can be found here.
World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold - Madrid
Jeremiah Azu (Cardiff) finished his fantastic indoor season, where he set multiple personal best’s over the 60m distance and became Wales second fastest man ever with a 5th place finish in a time of 6.63s in the mens 60m.
City of Newport Half Marathon
Abed Teweldebrhan of Newport Harriers won the mens race in 67:43 whilst Elizabeth Dimond of Lliswerry Runners won the women's race in 81:06.
Full results can be found here
Barry 40 Mile Track Race & Marathon
The 36th annual Barry 40 mile Track Race and Marathon saw some brilliant running this weekend with Ollie Garrod from South London Harriers winning the men's 40 mile race in 4:01:03 and Jen Coleman from Les Croupiers taking home the ladies race in 5:03:08.
David Coles from Les Croupiers also finished 74k in 6 hours breaking the record for the the Over 60's UK Distance Run in 6 hours whilst also smashing his own Welsh 40 mile record by 8 minutes with a time of 5:06:40.
The marathon was won by Paul Francis (Les Croupiers), just missign 3 hours, running 3:00:06. Lisa Clealy (Penarth & Dnias) was the first female running 4:09:36.