Weekend Round-Up (8th & 9th of July)
UK Athletics Championships, 8 & 9 July
There was plenty of success for Wales at the 2023 UK Athletics Championships.
On Day 1, Jeremiah Azu (Cardiff Athletics) set a new Welsh Record over 100m, to become the fastest Welsh man of all time, beating Christian Malcom’s 22-year-old record. Patrick Swan (Cornwall AC) picked up Wales’ first medal of the weekend to finish third in the men’s shot put.
There was more success on Day 2 with Adele Nicoll reclaiming her British title. Heather Warner (Pembrokeshire Harriers) took gold in the women’s racewalk whilst Bethan Davies (Cardiff Athletics) finished in second. And to round off the medal success, Melissa Courtney-Bryant (Poole AC) took bronze in the women’s 1500m.
World Para Athletics Championships, 10 July
Olivia Breen (City of Portsmouth) got the action underway for the Welsh athletes on Day 3 in the T38 100m. Breen finished fourth in the first heat of the day with a time of 10.81 and will compete in the final this tomorrow.
ASICS London 10K, 10 July
There were several Welsh athletes in action at the ASICS London 10K.
In the men’s race, Josh Griffiths (Swansea Harriers) completed the course in 34:23.
Whilst Lizzie Dimond (Lliswerry Runners) finished 10th in the women’s race with a time of 37:21.
Ammanford 10K, 9 July
In his second race of the weekend, Dewi Griffiths (Swansea Harriers) set a new course record at the Ammanford 10K on Sunday to take first in the senior men’s race with a time of 30:58. Griffiths also took victory in the Nantgaredig 5k on Friday, finishing in 14:50.
Emily Christopher (Team Watt) was the first senior women athlete across the finish line, completing the 10K in 44:19.
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