Showing posts from March, 2023

Sad loss of a popular Welsh Master Veteran and award-winning Marathon Man Iorwerth Roberts.

Sad loss of a popular Welsh Master Veteran and award-winning Marathon Man Iorwerth Roberts. Special report by Don Hale.   It’s sad to report the loss this week of a popular award-winning Welsh Master Veteran athlete and event volunteer Iorwerth Roberts from Glan Conwy, who has been a familiar face for decades at a host of local sporting and community events. Iorwerth was a regular member of the Conwy parkrun family, both as a runner and as a volunteer, dedicated to his marshalling duties, who always cheered on, and encouraged, hundreds of runners every week from his usual spot at the Castle turn on the parkrun course. He was one of the longest serving parkrun volunteers and joined shortly after the very first event and remained a member of  Eryri Harriers  and always wore his club vest with pride at both parkruns, and at all major races. He passed away on Wednesday 29th March following a long period of ill health. Iorwerth was previously honoured with a prestigious ‘Special Recognition

Juliet Sidney in World Masters T&F champs in Poland...latest updates.

LATEST UPDATES: Welsh Master athlete Juliet Sidney has sent an update from Poland: “Made the final of W55 60m. Can't be too unhappy. 200s tomorrow at 9.15. 8th in the final today and loved every minute. Would have loved to have been quicker but looking forward to the 200s. Beats working for living and at my age I will embrace every second. Wonderful people and athletes. Privileged to have such an experience." 29/3/23. World Masters T&F Championships in Torun, Poland. LATEST UPDATES: 30/3/23: Congratulations, to Welsh Master, Melanie Garland, on winning the o/60 Long Jump Gold at the World Masters T&F Championships in Torun, Poland, this morning. She also then competed within the 60m Semi-finals and has qualified for the Final. Don Mel got gold. Iris bronze on long jump. Mel, Myself and Sez through to 60m finals.... Michelle Thomas also through to 60m finals. Sez Childs also in 60m final. He thinks it might be a welsh record. But that would need to be checked. Juliet Ju