New U20 British record for Jake Heyward
Starting with the indoor, the most notable performances of the weekend came at the Cardiff Met GP3 meeting at NIAC, with Jake Heyward the headline act. His 8:00:93 in the 3000m broke the long standing British record of Ian Stewart.
In the same meeting, Tom Marshall, continued his preparations for his Commonwealth 1500m challenge with a Welsh record and very rapid 2:21:25 in an invitational 1000m.
At the Loughborough students open meeting, there were PBs for Olivia Breen in both the Long Jump (4m85) and 60m (8.39), and another excellent performance by Hannah Brier in the 60m, clocking 7.39.
Out on the roads, the Ponty Reverse 10 mile race provided an opportunity for many to test their fitness as part of spring marathon preparations. This included Josh Griffiths, who’ll be taking on the 26.2 miles in the Gold Coast in April. Top 3 men and women were as follows:
- Men: Josh Griffiths (Swansea Harriers), 51:00, James Carpenter (Neath), Richard Jackson-Hookins (Les Croupiers).
- Women: Clara Evans (Cardiff AC), 61:23, Claire Bunce (Swansea), Nicola Jukes (Parc Bryn Bach)
- Full provisional results here.
Next weekend sees the return of the Gwent League with a visit to the challenging Pontypool park course – timetable and fixture info here. It’s the fourth of five fixtures, and ideal preparation for the Welsh XC Championships at Singleton park on 24th February.
And it’s the turn of the Juniors to contest indoor Welsh Championship honours back in NIAC, with over 400 entrants competing over Saturday and Sunday. Timetable will be available later today (Monday).