Officially opening his 2017 indoor season on Sunday (Jan 15th) was David Omoregie (Benke Blomkvist). Competing at the Cardiff Met Grand Prix, the Cardiff athlete picked up 2 PB’s, the first in the 60m where he was up against Dwayne Chambers. In the heats Omoregie took the win in a time of 6.71 to Chambers’ 6.82, however Chambers was the one who took the win in the final in a time of 6.69 to Omoregie’s 6.72.
Omoregie’s second PB of the day came in the 60mH, where he clocked 7.66. Omoregie stated that this was the “perfect start to 2017”. There is no saying what the hurdler is capable of, we look forward to see how he races at the Senior Championships on the 28th.
Tom Marshall (James Thie) and Steve Morris (Thie) were up in the 1000m, Tom recorded a time of 2:22.30 – narrowly missing out on the Welsh record, which Steve Morris finished in a time of 2:32.56 breaking the T20 European record that previously stood at 2:33.82.
More athletes opening their season in impressive fashion were Alex Coomber (Arwyn Davies) clocking 1.51.87 for a comfortable victory, along with Elliot Slade in the 3k, clocking 8.25.75.
Young jumpers, Will Edwards (Stephen Bailey) jumped a new PB of 2.05 in the high jump, while talented triple jumper Osaze Aghedo (Steve Ingram) jumped 14.36 to take the triple jump. Rebecca Chapman (Sean Power) and Melissa Roberts (Phil Banning) battled it out in the Women’s 60m, with Rebecca clocking 7.50 to Melissa’s 7.53.
Decathlete Ben Gregory (Aston Moore) competed in 4 events over the weekend. In Loughborough he secured himself a PB in the Pole Vault with a height of 5:12. Ben will be looking to improve even further on this is the Welsh Senior Championships.
The Cardiff parkrun event continues to break its own records – with a total of 856 athletes taking part on Saturday. A new record for any parkrun event in Wales. for more information on social running in Wales visit http://irun.wales