Break through for Ieuan
Saturday 1 April 2017
Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas registered a big personal improvement over 3000m steeplechase when he was timed at 8m.33.68 at the Stanford Invitational held at Stanford University, USA, yesterday, 31st March.
A member of James Thie's coaching group, Ieuan's time also achieves the A standard (8:35.00) set by Welsh Athletics for consideration for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.
His previous best time was 8:40.64, achieved in 2014, but Ieuan missed much of last season thorough injury just as he was showing good form.
Ieuan has been selected as a member of the Cardiff AAC 12 stage road relay team for the annual national championships next Saturday, 8th April and was a member of the victorious six stage team last October.