Showing posts from September, 2023

Medals galore for Team GB at T&F championships at Pescara

This was the Roll of Honour confirming all the gold, silver and bronze medals won at the time of writing by Team GB members at the Masters T&F Championships in Pescara. Well done to all the competitors, the team manager, and all the support crew.   Gold COPSON Angela 10000m W75 
 Gold REAY Jeanette 10000m W65 
 Gold BONNETT Emily 400m Hs H76 W35 
 Gold FRISBY Susan 300m Hs H68.6 W60 
 Gold HORDER Jane 300m Hs H68.6 W65 
 Gold POWELL Caroline 100m W65 
 Gold STEWART Kathleen 100m W80 
 Gold FRASER Dorothy 100m W85 
 Gold MILLS Hayley 100m W35 
 Gold WILLIAMS Evaun Shot Put Kg 2.000 W85 
 Gold RUTTER Niabari Shot Put Kg 4.000 W35 
 Gold WILLIAMS Paula Shot Put Kg 3.000 W50 
 Gold BRITANE Laurensa Javelin Throw Gr 600 W35 
 Gold WILLIAMS Evaun Javelin Throw Gr 400 W85 
 Gold TOWART Darren 400m Hs H91 M45 
 Gold EDWARDS Neal 400m Hs H84 M50 
 Gold FEECHAN Colin 10000m M65 
 Gold THOM Dave 10000m M60 
 Gold PETERS Stephen

What a tremendous season for Juliet Sidney - the Pocket Rocket - A top Welsh Masters Athletics and Team GB sprinter.

What a tremendous season for Juliet Sidney, the Pocket Rocket, and a  medal winning sprinter with Welsh Masters Athletics and Team GB. *Juliet Sidney (*above) has enjoyed a remarkably successful season.   I have added Juliet Sidney's Facebook remarks to show her remarkable consistency at several major international and home championships in recent times, together with her diary notes:   This week, the talented athlete - know as the Pocket Rocket, concluded: “That's a wrap. Two weeks off before I start to train for 2024. It's been a much better year than 2022.”  Juliet’s personal roll of honour: - Madeira 60m Masters Ladies champion.  British 60m w55 champion. British 200m w55 champion.  Welsh 100m w55 champion.  Welsh 200m w55 champion.  British 100m w55 champion.  British 200m w55 champion.  European w55 100m 7th place finalist. European w55 200m 7th place finalist.  European w55 4 x 100m team bronze medal.  Juliet’s plans for next year : “Work harder for 2024, will try an

Conwy Charity Dark Run for Hope House and Ty Gobaith children's cancer charities – 28th October 2023 at 6:30pm.

Conwy Dark Run 2023 – 28th October 2023 at 6:30pm.   It’s time to glow crazy and take in the delights of the Conwy Charity Dark Run, which returns for a second year on Saturday 28th October and will fundraise for Hope House and Ty Gobaith  children's  cancer  charities. You can run, jog, or walk, and join with friends, take your family, or do it solo - the choice is yours! We can’t wait to see everyone waving their glow sticks in support of seriously ill local children.  The event follows the Conwy Parkrun course - but in the dark! It starts and finishes at the RSPB Centre near Llandudno Junction and travels along the Cob towards a Conwy Castle which will be lit up in all its glory.  It then continues along the cycle path towards Deganwy before returning to the RSPB Centre.  Complete 5K amidst music, cheering spectators and finish your Dark Run to pick up your unique glow-in-the-dark medal and extra special goody bag. There is no dress code but if you fancy going all neon or Hall

Great run by Jon Evans at the Berlin Marathon.

*Jon Evans proudly shows his marathon medal from the Berlin Marathon. Great run by Jon Evans at the Berlin Marathon. Report by Don Hale.   North Wales Road Runner Jon Evans enjoyed a great run in the popular Berlin Marathon in Germany last Sunday and said he was pleased with both his time and his pacing splits during this prestigious event. This was Jon’s fifth Berlin race, and this time he welcomed good weather conditions and used this marathon as the ideal preparation for the forthcoming Chester marathon.  *Jon Evans is pictured above at the  famous  Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The veteran endurance athlete completed this interesting but undulating course in just 4 hours and 5 minutes, and he praised the support of his fitness coaches for this performance following a period of heavy training. After the race, as he stood next to the famous Brandenburg Gate, Jon confirmed: “The weather was excellent, no course PB, but v

Road Runners claimed six age category wins at Conwy parkrun.

*Will Williams (*above) had a good parkrun and finished 2nd overall Road Runners claim six age category wins at another puddle-filled Conwy parkrun... Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.   Over two hundred mixed ability athletes took part in last Saturday’s Conwy parkrun with many participants travelling from far and wide to enjoy this puddle-filled but picturesque 5k course. North Wales Road  Runners  entered fourteen members and collected six age category victories in addition to three second places and three third, with many enjoying much improved times despite the very wet conditions underfoot.  Will Williams  was the pick of the team finishing 2nd overall with another good run in 18 minutes and 37 seconds to win his MV50 cat. He was followed by  Will Evans  7th with a new PB of 20.13, and won his MV40 age cat, whilst  Stuart Culverhouse  remained hot on his heels throughout, and was just one-second behind W

Karl Morris tackled the tough Pedol Peris fell race - and Road Running trio at Farndon 10k.

* Karl Morris (*pictured above) tackled the Pedol Peris fell race.   Karl Morris tackled the tough Pedol Peris fell race. Report by Don Hale. Endurance athlete Karl Morris competed well in the challenging Pedol Peris half fell race last Saturday. This tough run included 1,461m of elevation and was run over about 14k of varied terrain.  After the event, NWRRC member Karl said:  “I competed in the Pedol Peris half-race which started in Llanberis. It’s a classic local fell race. Not my best but getting back from injury and a great morning on the tops. My overall time was 2hrs 40 mins and 44secs.” *Pictured above - Cai Roberts, Kevin Higgins and Kelly Marie Alford.   Road Running trio at Farndon 10k.   A Road Running trio consisting of Kelly Marie Alford, Cai Roberts, and Kevin Higgins competed in the undulating Farndon 10k race on Sunday, which attracted 325 mixed ability entrants. Kelly was on top form again and finished i

North Wales Indoor Christmas Open - Saturday 9th December 2023 - Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre

  * The indoor track at Coleg Cambria, Deeside. North Wales Christmas Indoor 2023 Contact Details: Please contact the organiser, not OpenTrack, for all queries North Wales Indoor Christmas Open U13 to Senior Age Groups Saturday 9th December 2023 Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre *Check this link for further details and entry updates: EVENTS AVAILABLE 60m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put BY AGE U13B & U13G  = 60m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump & Shot Put U15B & U15G  = 60m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump & Shot  U17M & U17W  = 60m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump & Shot  U20M & U20W  = 60m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump & Shot  SENM & SENW  = 60m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump & Shot  Masters i

New field volunteers wanted for Welsh Masters Athletics events – with Tempo time credits offered as a reward!

New field volunteers wanted for Welsh Masters Athletics events – with Tempo time credits offered as a reward! Report by Don Hale.   Welsh Masters Athletics are looking for some new field volunteers to help-out at some future WMAL championship events.  Chris Pruski from WMAL  says he is looking for at least ten new recruits to assist him at various events and confirmed that he is now able to offer some special incentives, such as special Tempo time credits!  He explained: “I set up Tempo time credits to recruit volunteers for WMAL champs, however with so many cancellations this season, I was unable to recruit any.  “I would like to recruit at least ten for indoor events, and then for next season. WMAL will need admin, as well as field volunteers. “The v olunteers can sign up  (*via the link below ), attend our events, and then obtain credits to the available offers including days out, shopping, or whatever else is on off

Annual General Meeting of the British Masters Athletic Federation - Saturday 25th November 2023.

Notice of Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25 November 2023 at 11.00am by Zoom. Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the British Masters Athletic Federation will take place on Saturday 25 November 2023.    The meeting will be held on “Zoom” and joining details will be circulated later. The Agenda for the meeting will be circulated at a later date.  Any items for the Agenda should be submitted to the Hon Secretary as soon as possible, and on or before 25 October 2023. *Just to clarify, the November meeting is the British Masters Athletics AGM, the October meeting is the BMAF services AGM.    Please Note:   BMAF Constitution All members of Constituent Associations and Clubs may attend the AGM and vote.  A two thirds majority is required for amendments to the constitution, other motions a simple majority. The notice of the AGM must be given at least 60 days prior to the meeting. Nominations of Officers