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Welsh Senior League

Sunday 17 June 2018

Match 3 of the Welsh SL was held in Swansea in warm breezy conditions. The Welsh SL includes U17/U20/SM/SW athletes taking part in events. There have also been 8 non scoring athletes taking part in Welsh SL from outside Wales, representing clubs not in Welsh SL.

At Swansea, 9 clubs closed teams. Once again Swansea (1st) 54 athletes, Cardiff (2nd) 45 athletes taking part, dominated team positions. Athletes taking part in league events are under no pressure, thus is good for younger athletes development, to try other events, or senior athletes with further competitions within easy reach in South Wales.

Cardiff's Larry Ryan U20 won the 3km in 8.49.27 breaking the Welsh SL U20 (2010) record.  Rebecca Chapman followed up her UKAWL LJ winning 6.30 performance, improving to another winning performance with 6.36 a Welsh SL SW record, previously held by Cardiff's Gillian Regan (6.18) 1981. Jac Palmer in SM Hammer, winning throw of 66.55. broke a 5 year old SM League record by Cardiff's Matthew Richards 64.17 (2013).       

Cardiff had 23 under 17 athletes, 12 male, and 11 females taking part in track and field events, some achieved pb results, or gained more experience in competing in competitive events.

During Welsh League match results are live, so interested people not at events can see results almost immediately, as in other competitions. While Vinco Run Track And Jump, stream live TV of many athletic events including BMC, BUCS, and England Open U20/U23 Championships on this weekend.

Athletes or parents use FB, Twitter, or message apps with pictures and results from events, as they happen. An example of how technology is used with smart phones etc., this has improved athletic communications. Examples can be seen our club FB site. 


Match 3 Team Results

1.   Swansea H                       998pts

2.   Cardiff AAC                      777pts

3.   Brecon AC                        498pts

4.   Pembroke H                     292pts

5.   Neath H                           243pts

6.   Cardiff Archers                 230pts

7.   Carmarthen H                  184pts

8.   Newport H                       143pts

9.   Run4All Neath                   56pts