British Milers Club Grand Prix – Solihull
A number of Wales’ top endurance athletes competed in blustery conditions at the first BMC grand prix of the Summer. In her first attempt over the barriers, Jade Williams (Amman Valley) took a clear victory in the 2000m Steeplechase, clocking a Welsh Best time of 6.38.76. Jade will now attempt the full 3000m distance at the upcoming Loughborough International as she chases the standard for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Alex Coomber (Cardiff AAC) dipped under 1.50 for the first time as he won the B 800m race in a time of 1.49.80. In the 1500m A race, Tom Marshall (Cardiff AAC) led for most of the race, eventually coming home 8th in a time of 3.46.25, while in the B race, Kyran Roberts (Carmarthen AC) marked his return, with a superb time of 3.46.91 in the B race. Naomi Reid (Cardiff AAC) ran a brave race in her attempt to capture the Commonwealth Youth Games standard of 2.09, eventually running 2.10.24 to narrowly miss out.
SEC, Columbia, USA
Ffion & Rhianwedd Price (Cardiff AAC) continued their solid start to 2017, as they both posted seasons best over 800m, Ffion clocking 2.06.91 and Rhianwedd 2.06.26. Rhianwedd also posted a time of 4.19.94 in the 1500m, narrowly ahead of twin sister Ffion who clocked 4.22.72.
South & East Wales Regional Championships, Brecon
There were impressive victories from the likes of Jay Morse (Cardiff AAC) in the discus (49.94m), Gabrielle Fakande (Cwmbran) in the 300m (41.09), Ben Paris (Cardiff Archers) in the 100m (10.98) & 200m (21.96). 2014 Commonwealth Games finalists Brett Morse and Curtis Mathews (both Cardiff AAC) battled in the senior Men’s discuss, Brett throwing 57.82m, with Curtis throwing 45.81m.
West Wales Regional Championships, Carmarthen
A successful West Wales Championships was held in Carmarthen, with excellent numbers. Results attached.
North Wales Regional Championships, Wrexham