Weekend Round-Up (28th & 29th January)
30/01/2023 00:00, I Mewn Blog /
Welsh Senior & U15 Indoor Championships, Cardiff 28 & 29 January
This weekend saw the return of our Welsh Senior & U15 Championships at the National Indoor Athletics Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. 469 athletes went head-to-head in 68 events accross the weekend. Three Welsh Record's were broken, lots of new Championship Best Performances were set and multiple athletes set new PB's!
Bryggen Sports International, Manchester, 28 January
Jenny Nesbitt (Pontypridd Roadents) beat an international field to win the 3,000m in 9:03.88 at the Bryggen Sports International in Manchester, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Bronze Label event. James Heneghan (Pontypridd Roadents) ran a solid 8:07.45) to finish 10th in a race won in 7:48.23.
H-Y-P, USA, 28 January
Sarah Omoregie (Cardiff) set an impresisve new PB throwing 16.64m in the shotput, taking home gold at H-Y-P in USA.
ISTAF Indoor Meeting, Dusseldorf, 29 January
Jeremiah Azu (Cardiff Athletics) proved that a new training regime in Italy is working with a time of 6:60 over 60m to open his season with a win at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver Label meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. This was the second fastest time to date for the 2022 British 100m Champion.
World Athletics Indoor Tour Challenger - Perche En Or, France, 28 January
Thomas Walley (Wrexham) set a new pole vault PB of 5:10m in Roubaix, France over the weekend.
LCRC Handicap 10, 29 January
Les Croupiers Handicap 10 returned this weekend to Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff, a race with proud history that first took place in 1981 when the club was formed. An unusual race where all runners are given a handicap time depending on their recent performances and the aim is to try and beat it or come very close. Runners are all set off at different times depending on thier handicap. Zoe Watson (Les Croupiers RC) was the first over line, smashing her handicap by over 17 minutes completing the race in 1:30:11.
However, on the day the closest to thier given handcap time was Katie Beecher (Les Croupiers RC) who completed the race in 1:08:00, exactly matching her handicap.
Chepstow Running Festival, 5k, 10k & Half Marathon, 29th January
John Moran (Swansea Harriers) took the win for Wales and was the first male accross the line in the 10k in a time of 36:14. Cathryn Williams (Port Talbot) was the first Welsh female setting a new PB of 43:21. David Craig (Les Croupiers RC) was first home for Wales in the half marathon, taking 2nd place in a time of 01:18:53. Joanna Lloyd Davies (Amman Valley Harriers) was the first female home in 19th place with a time of 01:31:55.