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Top Quality Fields & Commonwealth Games Welsh Stars...Super Saturday at the Welsh Athletics Senior Indoor Championships! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:04

Three weeks after the first indoor event of the 2018 year at the Welsh Athletics Indoor Junior Open & South & East Wales & South West England at the beginning of January, attracting close to 500 participants, the last Saturday of the month this weekend (27th January) saw the National Indoor Athletics Centre at the Cyncoed Campus in Cardiff host the Welsh Athletics Senior Indoor Championships.

The fixture also incorporated a few junior championship events including the 800m and 1500m middle distance races, as well as the heats of the clubs 4 x 200m relays for under 13 and under 15 age groups. Those four teams who clocked the fastest times go forward to compete at the Welsh Athletics International on the first Sunday in March as the indoor season draws to a close for the winter season with the annual International match in Cardiff, where teams from Wales and England will be chosen.



A host of champions, Commonwealth Games and top quality athletes and fields were in action, with several big names in the sport here in Wales looking to claim glory and perform in front of a large crowd that gathered inside the Welsh capital facility at Cyncoed.

What an afternoon of racing they saw on the track and on the field events with a total of 10 disciplines to enjoy throughout the five-hour programme, including 60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, High Jump, Long Jump and Shot.



In addition to those present to compete, the day also welcomed the Welsh Athletics athletes who have recently been announced and selected to represent Team Wales at the upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia between the 4th and 15th of April. The team were introduced to the crowds and congratulated on their achievements in securing their places on the plane to Australia.

Good luck / Pob Lwc to Tom Marshall, Rowan Axe, Jon Hopkins, Ieuan Thomas, Dewi Griffiths, David Omoregie, Dai Greene *, Ben Gregory, Andy Davies, Josh Griffiths, Osian Jones, Seren Bundy-Davies *, Melissa Courtney, Caryl Granville, Caryl Jones, Eli Kirk, Bethan Davies, Heather Lewis, Rebecca Chapman, Sally Peake, Carys Parry as well as the six Para-Atheltes included: Morgan Jones, Rhys Jones, James Ledger, Olivia Breen, Beverley Jones and Hollie Arnold as they now train even harder to prepare for Australia as the team above look to reach finals, set personal bests and chase medals on the Gold Coast.


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Welsh Champions / Pencampwyr Cymru - 27/01/18

UNDER 13 BOYS / BECHGYN O DAN 13: Jack Organ - Brecon AC (800m)

UNDER 15 BOYS / BECHGYN O DAN 15: Charlie Holland - Swansea Harriers (800m)

UNDER 17 MEN / BECHGYN O DAN 17: James Penrose - Cardiff Archers (800m); Dylan Bevan - Newport Harriers (Shot)

UNDER 20 MEN / BECHGYN O DAN 20: Owen Locke - Newport Harriers (800m); Nicholas Young - Sale Harriers Manchester (Shot)

MEN / DYNION: Sam Gordon - Cardiff AAC (60m); Michael Wilson - Swansea Harriers (60mH); Ben Paris - Cardiff Archers (200m); NA (400m); Tom Marshall - Cardiff AAC (800m); Ieuan Thomas - Cardiff AAC (1500m); Ceirion Hopkins - Neath Harriers (Long Jump); Jonathon Bailey - Cardiff AAC (High Jump); Patrick Swan - Cornwall AC (Shot); Gage Francis - Cardiff AAC (Triple Jump); Benjamin Gregory - Birchfield Harriers (Pole Vault)

UNDER 13 GIRLS / MERCHED O DAN 13: Chloe Hale - Blaenau Gwent AC (1500m)

UNDER 15 GIRLS / MERCHED O DAN 15: Daisy Thompson - Carmarthen Harriers (1500m)

UNDER 17 WOMEN / MERCHED O DAN 17: Nia Riley - Cardiff AAC (1500m); Amy Jenkins - Newport Harriers (High Jump); Chloe Fox - Pembrokeshire Harriers (Shot); Charlotte Campion - Swansea Harriers (Shot)

UNDER 20 WOMEN / MERCHED O DAN 20: Holly Roberts - Colwyn Bae (1500m); Thea Jenkins - Pembrokeshire Harriers (High Jump); Gwennan Lewis - Newport Harriers (Shot); Macey Jones - Cwmbran Harriers (Triple Jump)

WOMEN / MENYWOD: Melissa Roberts - Birchfield Harriers (60m); Mia Evans - Swansea Harriers (60mH); Hannah Longden - Cardiff AAC (200m); Laura Turley - West Cheshire AC (400m); Rachel McClay - Bracknell AC (800m); Bethan Kidger - Brighton & Phoenix (1500m); Emily Thomas - Cardiff Archers (Long Jump); Abigail Buxton - Pembrokeshire Harriers (High Jump); Adele Nicoll - Birchfield Harriers (Shot); Sian Swanson - Swansea Harriers (Triple Jump); Sally Peake - Birchfield Harriers (Pole Vault)


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Mixed into the Welsh Senior Indoor Championships were selected junior events in the middle distance and some field age groups, and a group 13 distance runners and jumpers from Carmarthen Harriers made their way up the M4 to participate. Having got their first opportunity of running a middle distance race indoors at the junior open, a number of the members enjoyed further experience of competing on the big stage. Adding to the dozen medals won at the West Wales Indoor Athletics Championships last weekend in Swansea, an extra 5 was added to the tally after this week. Well Done to you all / Da Iawn i chi gyd!

William Edwards - Senior Men High Jump SILVER (1.94m)

Iestyn Williams - Under 20 Men 800 metres BRONZE (2.00.46)

Trystan Leech - Under 20 Men 800 metres (2.09.35)

Jack Thomas - Under 13 Boys 800 metres BRONZE (2.29.22)

Ifan Bowen - Under 13 Boys 800 metres (2.37.18)

Iwan Thomas - Under 13 Boys 800 metres (2.49.58)

Beca Roberts - Under 17 Women High Jump (1.50m)

Daisy Thompson - Under 15 Girls 1500 metres GOLD (4.53.61)

Erin Morgan - Under 13 Girls 1500 metres (5.33.28)

Amy Greatrick - Under 13 Girls 1500 metres (5.42.20)

Frances Mackie - Under 13 Girls 1500 metres (5.44.55)

Faye Jones - Under 13 Girls 1500 metres (DNF)

Alicia Samuel - Under 20 Women 60 metres Final BRONZE (7.78)


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FULL RESULTS from the Welsh Senior Indoor Championships

CANLYNIADAU LLAWN o Bencampwriaeth Dan Do Hyn Cymru




These championships takes place in Cardiff on the weekend of 10th and 11th January and open to athletes in under 13 to under 20 categories. Mae'r cystadleuaeth yn cymryd lle yng Nghaerdydd ar y penwythnos o 10fed a 11eg o Chwefror i gystadleuwyr dros 13 a dros 20.

Find out what events are on which days and entry link!