Bank Holiday weekend round up

BMC PB Classic

51 Welsh athletes competed with well over half coming away with a PB or a SB.

In the men’s 800m James Vincent (Cardiff AAC) picked up a PB to finish 3rd in a time of 1:55.01.

In the women’s 800m it was Cardiff AAC’s Naomi Reid who claimed the bronze in a time of 2.11.10.

Dan Nash picked up bronze in the men’s 3000m clocking 8:28:01.

Full results can be found here:

Welsh Athletics Young Age Group Race Walking Championships, Warwick University, Coventry

For the first time in over 25 years Welsh race walkers were able to compete for Welsh titles on the road,  in conjunction with the UK 10km Champs and English Younger Age Group Champs at Coventry on Saturday 29 March.

First up were the U13 Girls where Cardiff AAC’s Molly McKerlich won her first Welsh Title, over 2km in 13:51. Behind Molly, Swansea Harriers Nia Bailey-Jones took silver in 14:21 just four weeks after dislocating her patella.

Mollie Dainton, (Llanelli AC) won the Welsh U17 title over 5km, at her first outing over the distance, clocking 32:27.

Brecon AC’s Jordan Price clocked a 3 minute + pb to win the Welsh under 20 Mens title in 56:42, with Neath Harriers' Matthew Phipps, in his debut over the distance, clocking pbs at 3km (17:30) and 5km (29:56) on his way to taking the Silver medal in 61:14. Unfortunately Dan Mckerlich (Cardiff AAC) was dq'd not long after half way.

In the U20 Womens race both Megan Stratton-Thomas (Swansea Harriers) and Amy Phipps (Neath Harriers) were making their debuts over the 10km distance. Meg won the Welsh title with a 58:58 clocking with Amy taking silver in 63:32. Meg finished third overall and took the Bronze medal in the British Championships.

The 10km race also served as the British Inter Counties Championships and Meg and Amy combined for West Wales to take 4th Women's team, just one point behind the 3rd placed team.

Full results attached.


This weekend saw two additional Welsh Athletes claim Commonwealth “B” standard performances at BUCS, bringing the Welsh standards total up to 10 – and it’s only May!

Jonathan Hopkins (Swansea Harriers) took his third consecutive BUCS 3000m steeplechase title, setting a new championship record of 8.39.42s to gain a standard.

Adele Nicoll (Birchfield) set a BUCS record in the shot put with a throw of 16.25m to win gold. This performance brings Welsh Athletics’ “B” standards achieved to a total of 5 – which nicely accompanies the 5 “A” standard performances achieved.

Tom Williams (Barry & Vale) also medalled, taking Bronze in the 200m with a PB of 21.25.

Results can be found here:



Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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