Weekend Round Up (23-24th July)

25/07/2022 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field / Commonwealth Games /

BMC Grand Prix, Stretford

The British Milers Club once again put on a fantastic event to help our athletes achieve fast times. In form David Locke (Cardiff) took full advantage of this opportunity, securing a personal best in the 800m, with a time of 1:46.47, to finish in 5th place in the men’s 800m A race.

In the women’s 800m A race, newly turned 800m runner, Rhiannon Linington-Payne (Cardiff) continued to show that this is her event, running close to her recently ran personal best, finishing 6th in a time of 2:06.11.

There was a 12th place finish and a time of 4:46.2 in the women’s 1500m B race for Moli Lyons (Cardiff), whilst Jacob Reynolds (Cardiff) was 10th with a time of 3:59.04 in the men’s 1500m E race.

In the longest event of the night, the women’s 5,000m, Olivia Tsim (Pontypridd) in her second ever track race ran a time of 16:33.28 to finish in 12th.

Full results can be found here

Helena Tipping Wrexham 10km, Wrexham

At the Helena Tipping Wrexham 10km, Matthew Clowes (Cardiff) and Emily Kearney (Welsh Anglo Athletes) took top honours, running 30:36 and 33:39.

Scott Overall was second in a time of 31:14, whilst it was Jay Ferns who rounded out the podium with a time of 32:23. In the women’s race, Anna Bracegirdle (Salford) was second in 34:07 and Sophie Wood (Sale Harriers) in 34:45.

Hosting the third race in the Welsh 10km Road Race Series, the familiar face of Lauren Cooper (Shrewsbury AC) made sure she remained at the top of the rankings, placing 4th in a time of 35:55.

Full results can be found here

Run With The Wind, Cardiff

The second instalment of the Run With The Wind event took place on Wednesday evening, with Joshua Brown (Cardiff) running the fastest time over the 100m, stopping the clock in 10.52s. It was Lewis Evans (Carmarthen) and Nathan Scott (Aberdare Valley) who were second and third, with times of 11.04s and 11.07s.

In his last race before the 2022 Commonwealth Games, T37 athlete Rhys Jones (Rhondda) ran 12.33s in the 100m.

Kya Asiya Placide (Cardiff) was the first women over the line in the 100m, recording a time of 12.59s. U13 Aliyah Afolabi (Cardiff Archers) was next across the line in a time of 12.61s, whilst Arian Williams (Menai) was third, running 12.70s.

There was a double victory for Joshua Brown (Cardiff) as he won the 200m as well. This time clocking a time of 21.77s, ahead of Steffan Dylan Jones (Swansea) and Lemarl Freckleton (Swansea) who recorded times of 22.25s and 22.28s.

Again, T37 athlete Rhys Jones (Rhondda) also doubled up and recorded a time 25.10s.

It was Issie Tustin (Cardiff) who was the first lady home in the 200m, stopping the clock in 25.36s, ahead of Estheer Adikpe (Cardiff) and Aliyah Afolabi (Cardiff Archers) in 26.06s.

U17 T64 sprinter Corey Brown, who was running for Disability Sport Wales Para Academy came second in race 9 with a time of 13.63s as he prepares to represent the Welsh Schools Athletics Association at the forthcoming U20 International in Swansea on the 17th August. Over 100m also, Visually Impaired (VI) senior Craig Godsall also running for Disability Sport Wales Para Academy won race 7 with a time of 12.87s, whilst Nils Rehm competing for South Gloucester placed 8th with a time of 12.94s in race 3. Cardiff T47 sprinter John Bridge was also in action, competing in race 2 coming in 8th place with a time of 12.23s before running 24.18s in the men's 200m.

Full results can be found here.

Welsh Masters Athletics League, Swansea

There were plenty of personal bests set at the Welsh Masters Athletics League with highlights including

  • V60 Brian MacBride (3M Gorseinon) running a time of 28.2 in the men’s 200m.
  • A time of 2:28.2 over V35 800m for Donna Morris (Builth) in the women’s 800m and a 10:29.5 personal best in the 3000m.
  • A personal best for Katherine Morgan (Llanelli) in the women’s triple jump, leaping 8.03m.

Full results can be found here