Willis wins Second Cross Challenge while Davies wins Fourth Consecutive World Para Gold
11/11/2019 00:00, In Blog /
World Para Athletics Championships, Dubai, UAE – November 9-10
Four Welsh athletes win four medals in four days.
Aled Davies successfully battled his way to his fourth World gold medal in the F63 Shot Put throwing 15.32m while Oliva Breen, Kyron Duke and Harri Jenkins all come away with a Bronze medal in stacked competitions.
Bobby Rea International Cross Country Match, Billy Niell Centre – November 9
In the men’s race, the Welsh Men gave a dominant performance. There was a close battle for the top 3 spots with James Hunt coming in 2nd and Ieuan Thomas swapping the steeplechase for the fields to finish in 3rd. Ciaran Lewis also had a strong race finishing in 5th position.
In the Women’s race, Lucy Marland finished just outside the top 3 spots in 4th showing she is good form. There was a very close battle between Welsh athletes Olivia Gwynn and Clara Evans with Gwyn coming in ahead of Evans by 0.02 seconds. Gwynn finished in 6th and Evans in 7th. Laura Wright and Jade Williams also had strong finishes coming through in 9th and 11th place respectively.
Cross Internacional Atapuerca, Atapuerca, Spain – November 9
Across the channel, Jenny Nesbitt and Charlotte Arter took on the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca in Atapuerca improving on their performances from last year. Arter finished in 7th and Nesbitt in 9th.
British Athletics Cross Challenge, Milton Keynes – November 9
It was another win for Matthew Willis in the U17 Men’s race following his successful gold at the Cardiff Cross Challenge last month. Finishing in 18:32 around Teardrop Lakes. Oliver Barbaresi also had a good race finishing 5th in the U17 men’s race. In the U15 boy's race, Frank Morgan from Carmarthen Harriers ran a strong race to finish 2nd and pick up a silver medal.
In the women’s races, Bronwen Owen had a strong finish to take the bronze medal in the senior race.
Cardiff Trail Half Marathon, Cardiff – November 10
In the Men’s race, James Nunn from Les Croupiers was the first Welshman home in 3rd place finishing in 97:56. He was followed by Islwyn Running Club member Dafydd Lambeth in 99:34.
In the Women’s race, Jessica Parry-Williams was the first lady home in 1:49.00. She was followed by Emily Payne in 1:50.54.
Gwent Cross Country League, Pembrey – November 9
Results not yet available - http://www.gwent-league.org.uk/