Cardiff's Bethan Davies has been rewarded for her record breaking win in the national 20k walking championship with a place in the great Britain team to contest the European Cup of Race Walking to be held in Dudince, Slovakia on 19th May.
In last Sunday's national championships, Beth produced one of the fastest ever 20km debuts by a British woman in taking her first National title at the University of Warwick venue.
Bethan competed in her first race walking race only a year ago and has made remarkable progress as she clocked 1.44.15 for a new Welsh Record and to move to 12th on the UK All Time list. In the early stages of the race, she walked stride for stride with fellow Welsh athlete Heather Lewis but began to pull away shortly before the halfway mark which she passed in 50.19 well inside her previous best for the distance.
The competition in Slovakia will be a big step up for Betan and we wish her the best of luck