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The Bank Holiday Round-Up

03/05/2021 00:00, In Blog /

We hope you’ve enjoyed your Bank Holiday Weekend - there were some great performances that we’ll cover in this week's round-up!

The World Relays took place in Poland Silesia, where Joe Brier (Matt Elias) competed for Great Britain in the 4x400m relay. Brier set the team off with a swift 47.2 leg but unfortunately, the team didn't qualify for the final as they finished 5th in their heat. Nevertheless, Brier noted:

"Great opportunity to lead off Great Britain in the 4x400m this weekend, can’t wait for the next"

The Welsh Athletics Track Invitational took place on May 1st. The events programme consisted of distances from 300m to 3000m where athletes from U15's to Senior competed. The highlight of the event was in the 800m where Ben Reynolds (Arwyn Davies) and Remi Adebiyi (Darryn McAtee) battled it out. The victor was Remi Adebiyi with a time of 1:52.88 and Ben Reynolds coming 2nd in 1:53.50.

Head of Competetions Rhiannon Linington-Payne:

"The first event that was able to be extended beyond those with elite exemption took place in Newport last Saturday and it was fantastic to see so many athletes performing well after such a long period away from racing."

Find the full results here: Welsh Athletics Track Invitational

In the countries favorite spot for sprinting – Nuneaton, athletes competed at the Spring Special Open Competition. Jeremiah Azu (Helen James) took the win in the fastest time of the day with a strong run of 10.65 into a -1.5, Joshua Brown (Matt Elias) came 4th in 10.79. Disability Sport Wales athlete James Ledger (Matt Elias) also competed earlier in the day running 12.35 into a -1.6. In the 200m, Kristian Jones (Glyn Hawks) came 3rd in a SB time of 21.68 -0.9

In Yeovil at the Bill Whistlecroft Yeovil Spring Track & Throws Open, Lizzie Harris (Steve Mitchell) competed in the 800m running 2:09.77 and Jade Williams ran 2:10.77.

At the Worthing Open Meeting, Beth Kidger (Joel Kidger) ran a PB of 9:14.72 in the 3000m.

In Chepstow, the Speedway 10K took place. Birchfield Harrier Omar Ahmed took the win in 29.18, in 2nd place was Cambuslang Harrier Grant Sheldon with 29:28 and in 3rd was Joshua Grace of Aldershot Farnham & District with 29.34.