The World University Games started today In Chinese Tapei with the first Welsh Athlete in action. Jennifer Nesbitt (David Walker) of Worcester AC put in a strong performance in the Women’s 10,000m final at 1:45pm. The race conditions weren't ideal for 10,000m racing with heat & humidity levels high, the race was also delayed by an hour due to storm-like weather in the morning. Despite this, the Bath University Student battled hard to place an impressive 5th in a time of 34:01.
We caught up with Jenny afterwards who had this to say:
“It was very tough, at about 90% humidity and 32 degrees”
“The race was delated by an hour also which made things a bit challenging, but it’s good to learn and adapt to situations!”
“I am really pleased with how I ran the race, I was able to pick people off throughout which is something I have struggled to do this season”
“It was a great honour to represent the country and come fifth, I’m really pleased”
“Obviously, you always want to do better and I’ll still be eligible to compete two years so hopefully I can come back and do better then!”
“I’m really grateful for all the support I have received in the build up to this competition from Welsh Athletics, they have enabled me to finish my season on a high, and I look forward to the cross country!”
You can catch Jenny at the this years Cardiff Half Marathon on the 1st of October, click here for more information.