Wales' top talent descend on Cardiff in the hopes of being crowned Welsh Senior Champion 2019
11/07/2019 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field /
This weekend will see some of Wales’ top athletes descend on Cardiff to compete to become Welsh Champion in their chosen discipline at the Welsh Senior Track and Field Championships. With a range of activities going on, a large screen and some highly anticipated races, the weekend is going to be something you do not want to miss.
We will see close battles between Bethan Rees and Bethany Moule (John Davies) in the Javelin, both ladies will be chasing that 50m mark to gain the top spot on the podium. Commonwealth athletes, Bethan Davies (Andi Drake) and Heather Lewis (Martin Bell) are also both eyeing up that gold medal with both looking to build on their early season successes.
In the Hammer Throw, we get to see the highly anticipated battle between Osian Jones (Carys Parry) and Jac Palmer (Adrian Palmer). Speaking to Osian, who threw a season’s best just last week ahead of the champs, he said, “I’m definitely in pb shape so it is a target of mine for the weekend.” Jac has also thrown a seasons best recently and when we caught up with him, he said, “In my last two competitions, I’ve fouled some really big throws so I think if I can stay in the circle or keep it in the sector there’s going to be a big throw in there this weekend.” Both throwers are looking strong and in good form and both have a chance at walking away with the title and the medal.
"The Welsh Track and Field Championships is the highlight of the domestic season in Wales, the previous Champions list reads like a who’s who of Welsh sporting greats, and we are delighted that many of them will be returning once again this year to support the current generation of Welsh athletes. The event will see a mixture of Wales’ best athletes rub shoulders with many aspiring junior athletes, as we host a number of U15 events, alongside the junior club relay Championships.
Be it athletes chasing their first National title, or someone like Brett Morse who already has 10 to his name, we are sure to see a very competitive Championships."
- James Williams (Head of Operations)
Sam Gordon (Matt Elias) is looking to reclaim his Welsh Championship title from 2017 in the 100m. He has been building his season well and is looking strong to win the title once again.
All the action kicks of at 12pm on Saturday and 11:15am on the Sunday with FREE entry on Saturday and just £4 for the day on Sunday. There will be plenty of refreshments available for purchase. For more information, check out our events page here.
It's not just about the action on the track though. There will also be a Coaches Meet & Greet on Saturday 13th July between 11am – 1pm in the Marquee and a Coaches and Officials Meet & Greet on Sunday 14th July between 11am – 2pm in the Cardiff AC club room. Drop in and share your stories and knowledge with other coaches and officials.