It was a fantastic day for Welsh Athletics yesterday in Manchester with both Cardiff AAC and Swansea Harriers gaining promotion to the British Athletics League Premiership. Cardiff AAC took the Division 1 title with 29 league points, Swansea Harriers were successful against home club Sale Harriers in their battle for 2nd place with 24 league points. Overall the team displays were superb from both clubs but there were also some notable individual performances from Welsh Athletes too.
Kristian Jones (Helen Patricia James) of Cardiff AAC won the 200m A race in a time of 21.19, he also finished in 3rd position in the 100m A race with a time of 10.74.
Ciaran Lewis (James Thie) of Cardiff AAC put in a strong performance to finish 3rd in a time of 9:39.62 in the 3000m steeplechase.
Alex Coomber (Arwyn Davies) of Cardiff and Jonathan Tobin (Kevin Tobin) of Swansea battled it out in the 1500m A race with a close race. It was the Cardiff man who took the win in 3:48.75.
The 5000m saw complete domination from Swansea Harriers with Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans) taking the A string and Kristian Jones taking the B string with times of 13:57.41 & 14:31.53.
Swansea Harriers finished 2nd in the 4x100m relay with a time of 41.88, Cardiff AAC were just behind them with a time of 41.95 in 3rd.
Cardiff AAC were victorious in the 4x400m relay after a close battle with home club Sale Harriers, 3:19.01 was the winning time.
Jonathan Edwards (John Edwards) of Cardiff AAC finished 2nd in the Hammer Throw A string with a throw of 58.15 metres.
Brett Morse of Cardiff AAC obliterated the field to take the win in the Discus A string with a throw of 58.26 metres, his closest competitor was over 12 metres short.
Jonathan Bailey (Grant Brown) of Cardiff AAC finished 2nd in the High Jump A string, it was a solid performance with the jumper clearing 2.03 metres.
Nathan James (John Davies) of Swansea Harriers took the win comfortably in the A string Javelin with a throw of 60.34 metres. His team-mate Aaron Morgan (Ralph Siggery) won the B string with a throw 57.44 metres.
It was a great moment for both clubs and the competiton will continue next year with both battling it out in the highest tier of the British Athletics League.