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National record for Bethan

Sunday 2 July 2017

Cardiff's Bethan Davies took a big chunk off her personal best time to win the 5,000m walk at the British championships and trials today and, in the process, set a new GB National record of 21:21.52. Naturally this is also a club and Welsh best.

In the women's long jump, also held today, Rebecca Chapman produced a big legal personal best of 6.54m to take the silver medal and break Gill Regan's long-standing club and Welsh record of 6.52m, set in 1982.

Another having a great run in Birmingham today was Charlotte Arter who produced one of the best races of her career to win the bronze medal in the 5,000m behind seasoned internationals Steff Twell and Eilish McColgan and ahead of other GB internationals.

Other Cardiff AAC medallists at the championships were Brett Morse who was third in the discus and Ieuan Thomas who ran a mature race to take the bronze medal in the 3,000m steeplechase.

David Omoregie eased into the final of the 110m hurdles and was the favourite for the title but had a nightmare that he will want to forget. Hitting the first hurdle, he never recovered his rhythm and finished a disappointed fifth. On the other hand, sister Sarah set a new personal best of 14.12m in the women's shot put.

Rowan Axe and Tom Marshall both made the final of the 1500m but missed out in the sprint for the line after a slow, tactical race.