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Weekend Round Up (30th April-1st May)

02/05/2022 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field / Commonwealth Games /

Grand Prix of Race Walking, Leeds, UK

Heather Lewis (Pembrokshire) walked the race of her life this weekend, breaking the Welsh 10km Race Walk record with a time of 44:56. Her time was also well inside the Commonwealth Games Nomination Standard. In the 5km event, Gracie Griffiths (Pembrokshire) recorded a new personal best with a time of 25:26 to win the race.

Payton Jordan Invite, CA, USA

Athletes looking for Commonwealth Games Nomination standards headed to the perfect climate of Palo Alto to take full advantage of  a great racing opportunity.

Both Jonny Hopkins (Swansea) and Jenny Nesbitt (Cardiff) dropped down in distance to take on the 1500m. Jonny ran a time of 3:52.36 and Jenny clocked a new personal best of 4:13.1, as she looks ahead to a 5000m next week.

Cari Hughes (Cardiff) also took to the metric mile, recording a time of 4:17.3 as she looks ahead to debuting in the 5000m next week at another California event!

In the 3000m Steeplechase, Welsh Record holder, Kate Seary (Cardiff) ran a time of 10:05.52 to finish in 7th place.

Taking on the longer distances, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist, Melissa Courtney Bryant ran her first 5000m in over a year, securing a Commonwealth Games nomination standard, running a time of 15:25.9 to finish in 3rd place as she looks ahead to the mile at the Night of 10000m PBs.

Beth Kidger (Brighton) returned to the Stanford track a month after her first race here to give the 10,000m another go. This time she ran a time of 33:15.05 to finish in 4th overall.

Full results can be found here.

BUCS Champs, Bedford, UK

Many of our athletes headed to Bedford for the annual BUCS Track and Field Championships. A competition which has provided many athletes with an opportunity to make the next step in their careers, it was another weekend of fantastic competition.

Highlights include:


Full results can be found here

Whitchurch 5km, Cardiff, UK

Returning to its normal date, the Cardiff 5km took place on Sunday evening. With the inter regional event and Welsh 5 km Championships incorporated into the event, there was a fantastic opportunity to run hard!