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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Catching up on track and road results in terms of teams and club individual performances. On the track the first match of the YDL upper age group U17/20, was held at Swansea on the 5th May. Team Manager Debbie Bull struggled to get a team out on day for a number of reasons. However there was a good response from athletes that took part, who gained good points M&F on track, Field and in Relay team events.

Clearly the outstanding performance was by U17W Bree Cronin (Discus) with a throw of 40.45m breaking the existing club record that has stood for 37yrs by Jackie Grey with 38.75. Bree's throw is second place on Pof10 UK ranking list for U17W Discus, and Bree leads Welsh U17W Discus list.    

The next YDL U17/20 match takes place next Sunday 26th May at Exeter, hopefully TM can field a stronger team to improve team's overall finishing position.

Welsh Athletics League

Held at Neath last Sunday 19th May. These events are open to for U17 to Masters age groups and offers competition for athletes in a relaxed atmosphere, with athletes able to take part in events, apart from their main event. Match was held in windy conditions that affected some sprint peformances being over the the legal limit of 2 wind speed. Paul Edwards is TM, he takes part in events and encourages athletes in competitions. Aaron Jolly had a pb performance in mens 400m with 50.99, and Evie Wong U17W LJ jumped 4.95 pb. Couldn't find team result, although event was Match 2 first event was cancelled due to bad weather.

Loughborough International

Cardiff's Jermiah Azu had star performance, winning 100m in 10.27 a legal time, taking him up to the third ever fastest Welsh man over 100m. Fastest being Christian Malcomb with 10.11. There were a number of good Cardiff performances, but was good to see Rhiannon Linington-Payne competing in 400m 55.22 after missing whole of last summer with injury.

YDL Lower age group U13/17

Match 2 was held at Cheltenham on Saturday 18th May, team alththough down on numbers competing, showed temendous team spirit doubling up in events, helped by enthusiatic support from TM's and parents, athletes were able to secure 3rd finishing place, with strong performances (towards end of match), in MD and relay teams. A comprehensive report on match, has been reported in Cardiff Athletics.

Caerphilly 10km Road Race 19th May

Matt Clowes SM won race in 30.21 with James Hunt SM  2nd 31.08. Alex Jackson first Junior man U17M was 25th 36.30, one place in front of Lucy Marland 26th 36.42. Bethany Gold 136th 43.21 was 1st Junior Woman to finish.