Weekend Roundup: Osian Perrin breaks 43 year old U17 3,000m Welsh record
22/07/2019 00:00, I Mewn Blog /
SIAB International, Swansea
On Saturday, The SIAB International was held at Swansea University Athletics Stadium and hosted by the Welsh Schools’ Athletics Association and Welsh Athletics.
Wales put on a strong display with Osian Perrin improving on his Welsh Schools Championship Best Performance in the 3,000m by breaking the U17 Welsh Record setting a new time of 8:23.64.
There we plenty of other strong performances form the Welsh side:
Silver: Macey Morris (300mH), Harry Davies (Discus), Osian Perrin (3,000m), Bree Cronin (Discus), Macey Morris, Alaw Evans, Ela Oliver, Sacha Didcote (4x300m)
Bronze: Benjamin Reynolds (1500m), Samia Jones (1500m), Dafydd Jones (1500m S/C), Sioned Cordiner (1500m S/C), Tyree Thompson, Thomas Payne, Shay Hardman, Zak Wall (4x100m), Iwan Glynn, Joseph Reynolds, Ben Hillman, Charlie Holland (4x400m)
Castell Howell International Snowdon Race (World Cup Stage), Llaneberis
Over 600 runners raced Wales’ top Mountain Race, which uses a 10 mile the out and back route, starting and finishing in Llanberis and scales Wales’ highest mountain .
Mark Hopkinson was the first athlete home for hosts Wales in 10th place, navigating the course in 1:10.20. the Mynydd Ddu man had looked the most likely to compete with Europe’s best following an impressive victory at the Cader Idris Mountain Race in May.
Russell Bentley of Kent AC was the next Welshman home just 15 seconds behind in 11th. Aberdare Valley AC’s Dan Bodman finished in 25th place with Michael Corrales (North Wales Road Runners) in 27th, Richard Roberts (Eryri Harriers) in 29th, Owain Williams (Eryri Harriers) in 37th and Tom Evans (Bro Dysynni) in 42nd.
Katie Beecher of Les Croupiers RC led the Welsh team home in the women’s race, finishing 16th overall in 1:29.29. Faye Johnson (Pont Y Pwl Runners), Elliw Haf (Eryri Harriers) and Gemma Moore (North Wales Road Runners) finished in 19th, 20th and 25th places respectively.
Anniversary Games, London Olympic Stadium
Olivia Breen finished 2nd in the T38 running a new personal best in the 100m.
Jake Heyward ran his debut in the mile race, running a fast time of 3:54.78 which is just 0.39s off the Welsh Record.
U20 European Championships, Boras, Sweden
It was a strong day for Welsh throws in the in Boras over the weekend with James Tomlinson finishing 5th in the Discus with a throw over 60m and with Sarah Omoregie finishing 10th in the Shot.
On the track, Remi Adebiyi finished 12th amongst a very strong field in the 3000m S/C final.
Asics London 10K, London Green Park
Josh Griffiths of Swansea Harriers won the men’s race in 29:47 with club mate Dewi Griffiths finishing 3rd in a time of 30:12.