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GB vest for Jake

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Cardiff's Jake Heyward (17), who joined the club when he was only ten, has been selected to represent Great Britain in the 1500m at the first ever European youth championships, to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 14th to 17th July.

The youth championships are for athletes aged 16 or 17 on 31 December 2016.

Jake is the current UK under 20 champion at 1500m as well as Welsh senior champion over 800m and has improved his 1500m time by over 10 seconds this year.

His personal best time of 3:46.50 places him second on the latest European rankings, behind Jakob Ingebritsen of Norway, who is not yet 16 but has a best time of 3:42.44. Jake is coached by senior Cardiff coach and long-time member Paul Darney.

It should be a great race between Jake and Jakob and we say congratulations and good luck to Jake.