There was another electric atmosphere at our 3rd and final indoor GP meeting on Sunday 4th February. A busy event schedule that included open, masters, South West and Welsh Championship events, was only made possible with the a highly skilled officials team.
The highlights of the day included Tom Marshall breaking the 30 year Welsh 1000m record with 2:21.25. A brilliant 53.70 400m win for GB sprinter Ashleigh Nelson and a fine 60m and long jump double for James Lelliott. The biggest cheer of the day was in the Welsh Athletics 3000m championships, where super pacing from Ieuan Thomas and committed front running from Steve Mitchell, allowed Jake Heyward the perfect platform to sneak inside the 49 year old British Junior 3000m record. Heyward stopped the clock at 8:00.93, against the 8:01.4 (Feb 1968) old figures from the 1972 Olympic Bronze medalist Ian Stewart. A fitting winner of this year’s ‘Non Thomas Performance award’, and presented to Jake by Non’s husband Roger.
Jake Heyward (New British Junior 3000m Record holder)
Thanks again to everyone who has helped in any of our GP’s this year, as only possible with your support.
Link to results: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=220300
Any issues with results please email: [email protected]
British Athletics weekely round up: https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/news-and-features/weekend-update-32