Weekend round up 18th & 19th May
20/05/2019 00:00, I Mewn Blog /
Loughborough International - May 19
Jeremiah Azu (Helen James) smashed his 100m personal best for the second time in a week at Sunday's Loughborough International. Representing Great Britain Under-20s, the Cardiff athlete won the 100m match race in a time of 10.27, ahead of England's Oliver Bromby, who clocked 10.34. There were fine performances from Welsh athletes on a day of high-class international athletics:
Swansea Harrier Hannah Brier (Glyn Hawkes), representing Loughborough University, finished second in the women's 100m in a time of 11.79 to GB Under-20s Amy Hunt.
The Welsh women's 4x100m team of Melissa Roberts (Matt Elias), Amy Odunaiya (David Norton), Hannah Williams and Mica Moore (Lawrence Moore) also gained a second place just behind the Great Britain U-20 team in 45.37. Lauren Williams (Wynford Leyshon) finished third for Wales in the 400m hurdles in 60.33.
In the 3,000m steeplechase, Ciaran Lewis ran 9.16:59 for Wales and there was a big personal best for Carmarthen Harrier Ben Thomas (Neil Thomas), who clocked 9:19.54, which ranks him at number one in the UK and 12th on the all-time Welsh under-20 list.
In the field events, Wales' Tom Hewson (Mark Bradford) finished second in the javelin with a season's best effort of 67.88m, while in the women's event Bethan Rees claimed third place with a throw of 48m24. Bethany Moule, competing for GB Juniors was 4th with 46m53. Adele Nicoll (Ryan Spencer-Jones) claimed another second place for Wales in the shot put where she produced an effort of 15.91m with her final put of the day. GB Under-20s Sarah Omoregie (Gareth Lease) finished third with a new PB of 15.37m, which places her 11th on the all-time British junior rankings.
Osian Jones produced a best throw of 69.42 metres to claim third place in the hammer. Meanwhile, in the discus, James Tomlinson's (Paul Jensen) first round effort of 56.51m for GB Under-20s was enough to secure third place.
Full results: https://data.opentrack.run/x/2019/GBR/lia/event/
Welsh Trail Running Festival, Builth Wells - May 18
Dan Nash and Hannah Jarvis were convincing winners at the fourth edition of the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival, part of the Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival in Builth Wells. Full report and Results are available, Welsh Championship results will be confirmed and available soon.
Welsh Athletics League, Fixture Two, Neath - May 19
Following the cancellation of Fixture One in Newport due to bad weather last month, the Welsh League got underway at Neath on Sunday with competitive events in both track and field, provisional Results are available here: https://data.opentrack.run/x/2019/GBR/wa_2019league2/ Teams scores and match results will be confirmed once final results are available.
Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K, May 19
There was a Cardiff one-two at Sunday's Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10K, which doubled up as the first race in the inaugural Welsh 10K Road Series. Matt Clowes took the win in a time of 30:22, from his club-mate James Hunt, who crossed the line in 31:09. Aberdare AAC's Daniel Bodman was third in 32:20.
Winner of the women's race was Shaftesbury Barnet's Rachel Felton, who crossed the line in 35:01, Second was Cardiff AC's Lucy Marland, in 36:44, while Swansea Harrier Alaw Beynon-Thomas, was third in 38:00.
Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k - May 19
Clara Evans produced an excellent run to claim a top 10 finish in a world-class field at the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10K on Sunday. The Cardiff Athletics runner clocked 33:46, as she finished ninth in the high-quality race won by triple world champion Hellen Obiri, in a time of 31:23. Fellow Welsh athlete, Jenny Nesbitt finished 13th in a time of 34:28. In an equally high-class men's race, which was won by Jacob Kiplimo, of Uganda, Ieuan Thomas (James Thie) was the first Welsh athlete home in 13th place in a time of 29:48.
Full results: https://www.greatrun.org/myresults/full-search
European Race Walking Cup, Alytus, Lithuania - May 19
Heather Lewis (Chris Jones) finished in 21st place for Great Britain in the 20K race at the European Race Walking Cup in Lithuania, on Sunday. The Pembrokeshire athlete crossed the line in 97:43, ahead of her compatriot Bethan Davies (Andi Drake), who finished 25th in a season's best time of 99:02.
Snowdon Half Marathon, Llanrwst - May 19
Sunday's Snowdon Half Marathon was won by Jonathan Smith, of Lymm Runners in 1:22.45, ahead of Michael Corrales, of Dark Peak, in 1:25.04 and Michael Hazel 1:26.02.
The winner of the women's race was Rachel Parker, who crossed the line in 1:35.28. Catherine Bounds, of Brighton Phoenix, was second in 1:37.42, and Ann Nixon, of Forest of Dean AC, third in 1:38.16.
British Masters Road Relays
Teams from Les Croupiers and Swansea Harriers headed to Sutton Park on Saturday to contest age group road relays titles. Les Croups Women 65+ finished 4th, and their Women 55, Men 45 and Men 65 all finished 5th. Swansea Harriers' Men 55 team were 6th. Full Results here.