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21 February 2019

British ID Championships

Following Britiah Athletics Indoor Championships held in Birmingham on the 9th February, 2 of Cardiff's 3 medalists have been selected for the Great Britain team taking part in the European Championships, held in Glasgow from 1st to 3rd March. Joseph Reid 800m Gold medal in Birmingham, following the disqualification of Jamie Webb, for illegally cutting in front of Guy Learmonth, going into the last lap. Though the first 3 finishers in 800m have been selected for the GB team in Glasgow. Owen Smith 400m had a fine 2nd place in the 400m final in Birmingham. Joseph and Owen (are coached by Matt Elias). A massive break through was recorded in the 60m final (his 3rd race on day) by Jeremiah Azu, (coached by Helen James) who at 17yrs finished 3rd in SM final, with 6.66.

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18 February 2019

A number of Welsh endurance athletes went to Spain for WWT. Following the camp a number took part in the popular International Bracelona Half Marathon on the 10th February. Cardiff's Charlotte Arter continued her out standing racing results gained in 2018 and has started 2019 with an out standing result in Barcelona. Her time for the Half Marathon was 69.41 taking her to top of UK Half Marathon ranking list. Her time was a Welsh record for the distance, and of course is a new best club time.

In same race, Cardiff's Clara Evans also achieved a personal best Half Marathon time of 72.49. Jennifer Nesbitt also in same race finished Half Marathon with 73.14. All three runners, were part of the Welsh squad on the WWT camp. 

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The Welsh Schools Cross Country races (now under Welsh Athletics) were held in mild sunny conditions at Brecon. The course was altered due to the new school being built on field at back of the track stand, where a lap of the cross country course and finish used to take place. Yesterday's races followed the tough hill course at the GL Pontypool event last Saturday. Runners that raced at Pontypool might have been affected, by the short recovery time. The first 6 runners are automatic selection for Wales SIAB Schools team held in Dublin on 23rd March. There are 8 runners in SIAB teams, for Senior and Middle age groups races, the last two runners in teams, are selected later after yesterdays races.

Senior Boys race. Larry Ryan, took lead after one lap, and held on for a ten second win over a testing course. Morgan James (GV) with a solid 4th place, had automatic selection. 

C&V Senior Boys team. Larry Ryan 1st, Dylan Nazareth 10th, Daniel Austin 21st, James Gold 23rd, Alfie Davies 28th, and Samuel Belcher 31st. C&V Senior Boys team finished 2nd. 

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