Weekend round up 22.05.2017

Loughborough International

The Welsh team enjoyed a successful campaign at the Loughborough International over the weekend.

Bethan Rees (Cannock & Stafford) finished 4th in the Javelin with a PB of 47.61. Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Sally Peake (Birchfield) finished 2nd in the Pole Vault clearing 4.15.

Amber Simpson (Deeside AAC) achieved a PB and U20 Welsh record in the women’s Hammer while Adele Nicoll (Birchfield) threw her second Commonwealth ‘B’ standard of the year of 16.27 in the shot.

Rebecca Chapman (Cardiff AAC) took the win in the women’s long jump, clearing 6.16m with T38 athlete Olivia Breen (City of Portsmouth) achieving a PB of 4.70.

Jade Williams (Amman Valley) broke the Welsh Record for the 3000m steeplechase, smashing the old record of 10:33 from 2005 to win the event.

Sam Gordon (Cardiff AAC) narrowly missed out on a Commonwealth Games ‘B’ standard with a time of 10.32 in the 100m, though unfortunately the wind reading was just over the legal limit at +2.1.

Brett Morse (Cardiff AAC) secured a Commonwealth ‘B’ standard in the Men’s discus with a throw of 60.97. In the same event, James Tomlinson (Pembrokeshire), representing GB Juniors, threw an outstanding UK under 18 record of 63.48 – setting him up nicely for the Commonwealth Youth Games in July.

In the Para-Elite 100m, T35 athlete Jordan Howe (DSW Para Academy) continued his great season with another PB this time of 12.72.

It was also a great day for the Omoregie siblings (both Cardiff AAC) with Sarah Omoregie moving to 2nd on the all time UK U18 shot put rankings, and David Omoregie achieving a World Championship qualifying standard in the men's 110H with a time of 13.47.


Swansea Harrier Dewi Griffiths (Swansea Harriers) ran another Commonwealth Games ‘A’ standard of 28:31.88 in the 10k to finish second. Jenny Nesbitt (Worcester) achieved the Commonwealth ‘B’ standard in a time of 32:59.52.

European Race Walking Cup, Podebrady

Representing British Athletics, British Champion Bethan Davies (Cardiff AAC) finished 22nd in a Commonwealth A standard time of 96.04 in the 20k race , with Heather Lewis (Pembrokeshire) clocking 1.44.41 to finish 39th.


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Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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