Results Round Up From Nottingham, Hendon, Swansea, Belguim & Cheltenham

Saturday 6th August saw our Senior Mens team promoted to Division 1 of the British Athletics Mens League at Nottingham, by finishing as league runners up to local rivals Cardiff. It was a great season for the squad showing what strength in depth we have across most of the events at this time. Very many thanks and congratulations on this superb achievement to all those athletes who have represented the team this year, your support is much appreciated and to team manager David Jones for the unenviable task of coordinating it all. The standard of athletics will be much higher again in 2017 but we are sure the team will more than hold it’s own against some top class teams in Division 1. At Nottingham there were two overall winning performances from Guy Smith (3.55.24) 1500m and Dewi Griffiths (8.09.8) 3000m. Click here for the full results.

 

Saturday 6th August at Hendon saw our Senior Womens team successfully retain their place in the UK Womens League Premier Division by finishing 5th on the day and 5th overall in the league table, so once again in 2017 they will be up against the top eight womens club teams in the UK! This was yet another very impressive performance and for several years now the team have shown that they have great strength in depth and are a well established force in the top flight of UK Athletics teams. Very many congratulations to all those athletes who have represented the team this year and to the partnership of team managers led by George Edwards who have coordinated it all. Highlights at Hendon included overall winning performances from Hannah Brier (11.45) 100m & (23.61) 200m; Elinor Kirk (4.26.00) 1500m; Verity Ockenden (9.28.77) 3000m and a PB! Mollie Courtney (13.72) 100m Hurdles, click here for the full results.

 

 

Saturday 6th August saw the U16 & U18 Celtic Games come to Swansea in what was a fantastic Wales V Scotland V Ireland International event. The overall victory went to Ireland with 176 points, 2nd Scotland 161 points and 3rd Wales with 158 points. It was great to see such a prestigious event held at Swansea and hopefully more matches like this will follow over the coming years. It was also great to see twelve of our juniors representing Wales and the Wales Development Teams on their home track; there was a superb victory from U16M Tomos Slade in the 100m Hurdles (13.84); U16W Mollie Jones ran (2.18.91) for 7th in the 800m; U18W Lauren Williams was 3rd in the 400m Hurdles (64.64); U18M Dominic Smith was 2nd in the 3000m (9.09.10); U18M Joseph Brier was 2nd in the 200m (22.28) & 4 x 400m 1st (3.17.89) which was a games equalling record time!; U18M Elliot Lawrence was 4th in the 2000m Steeplechase (6.31.97); Ieuan Hosgood placed 3rd in the pole vault; U18M Brynmor Clements was 4th in the discus (41.59m); U16W Rhian Evans was 3rd in the Shot (11.62m); U18M Osaze Aghedo had a huge jump 1st in the Triple Jump (14.38m) which was also a Celtic Games record – well done Osaze!; U18M Jordan Draisey (43.31) 4 x 100m relay 2nd. Very many congratulations to them all on fully deserved call ups to the Wales teams. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it such a great day and to all the spectators who came along to support the teams. Click here for the full results.

 

Saturday 6th August saw SM Jonathan Tobin set a new lifetime best in the 1500m at Flanders Cup in Huizingen, BELGUIM in a time of (3.45.04)

 

Another all time club record was broken on Wednesday 3rd August at Cheltenham, this time by U13B Noah Osborne with a jump of 2.50m in the Pole Vault breaking the old record of (2.40m) set back in 1984 by David Weatherly. Very many congratulations to Noah on this fine achievement which brings the total number of club record broken in 2016 to seven, with just a few weeks to go will any more record be broken?

U13B 4 x 100m (51.8) Dominic Turner, Sam Petherbridge, Harvey James & Charlie Holland.

U13B 100m (12.66) Charlie Holland

U13B 200m (26.03) Charlie Holland.

U13B Pole Vault (2.50m) Noah Osborne.

U13G 70m Hurdles (11.19) Carys Poole.

U17W 3000m Walk (15.20.38) Megan Stratton-Thomas

SW Long Jump (5.96m) Imelda Morrison.

Also at Cheltenham U15B Tristan James set a time of (11.5) in the 80m Hurdles to take him to top of the Welsh Rankings. Click here for the full results.