Strong performances at the Welsh Junior Indoor Championships in Cardiff while Jenny Nesbitt Wins Bronze in Edinburgh
03/02/2020 00:00, In Blog /
WELSH ATHLETICS JUNIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, NIAC, CARDIFF – Feb 1-2
Last weekend saw one of the biggest weekends in the Welsh Athletics calendar, the Welsh Junior Indoor Championships. There was a galore of new personal bests and some new championship best performances set too.
In the sprints, Emmanuella Kone tipped Issie Tustin on the line to take the win in the U20W 60m while Zachary Price beat Thomas Payne to the line in the men’s race. Price matched the 60 gold with a win in the 200m and successfully doing the indoor sprint double.
There were also plenty of double wins in the middle distance events, Brothers Benjamin Reynolds & Jacob Reynolds both claimed victories in the 800m & 1500m, Benjamin in the U20 category and Jacob in the U17. Benjamin, who has just recently moved up an age group after breaking the U17 1500m Welsh Record last year, also set a new championship best performance in the 1500m in 3:56.09.
It was not just the boys that managed the double, however. U17 Moli Lyons ran a very controlled 1500m race on Sunday to take gold after her strong run the day before in the 800m to win gold also.
Over on the field, Patrick Harris showed good form in the U20 Shot beating Jay Morse to gold with a big throw of 15.24m
To match his Senior Welsh title, Seb Clatworthy claimed the U20 Welsh title in the High Jump last weekend improving on his Senior Championship performance with 2.03m. In the U17 High Jump, Ellie Rose-Isaac jumped higher than her competition and winning the Welsh title with a jump of 1.63m.
In the Pole Vault, there was a close battle in the U20M competition between Ieuan Hosgood and Mark Mellor with both men jumping 4.25m but it was Mellow who took the gold on countbacks with Hosgood taking silver. In the U17W competition, Isabel May Thomas smashed her previous championship best performance from last year and jumped a new Age group best with a massive leap of 3.75m to take gold and the Welsh title as well.
Photos of the event were taken by Bowden's Photography and will become available over the next few days.
BUCS Cross Country Championships, Edinburgh – Feb 1
There were very windy conditions up in Edinburgh last Saturday for the BUCS Cross Country Championships where Welsh athletes represented their Universities in one of the biggest cross country events of the year.
Jenny Nesbitt took home an individual bronze medal in the Women’s long race.
Michael Ward also had a strong run finishing 9th in the Men’s long race.
Welsh University Cardiff Met just missed out on a team medal in Men’s race with 4th place and in the Women’s team in 6th place but would those positions would have earned them BUCS points to help them in the BUCS Rankings. There was also strong performances from Swansea University Men's team who finished 14th overall and Cardiff University Men's team who finished 19th Overall.
Gwent Leisure Centre League, Usk – Feb 2
In the Men’s race, Chepstow Harriers runner James Blore took the win, followed by Michael Lewis of Fairwater and Craig Collins of Lliswerry Runners.
In the Women’s race, Sandra Chipper of Lliswerry Runners was the first lady home followed by Fay Johnson of Monmouth Runners and Nicky Collin from Lliswerrt Runners.
North Wales Cross Country league, Oswestery – Feb 1
Results not yet available - https://www.northwalesxc.com/