Nesbitt On Song At World University Games

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.

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