Jack Rayner’s emphatic victory at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon championships in Cardiff was overshadowed by the death of two runners. Two men – aged 25 and 32 – suffered cardiac arrests after crossing the finishing line on Sunday, despite immediate attention from the on-course medical team. Both were taken to the University Hospital Wales in Cardiff but later died, the first fatalities in the 15 year history of the race.
Bernard Jackman has pleaded with long-suffering Dragons fans for more of their deep supplies of patience as their winless streak in all-Welsh matches continues. The Dragons’ long wait for a regional derby win in the Guinness Pro 14 continues as they were stung by a second half revival by the Blues at the weekend. Two tries in the first quarter saw the home side race into a 12 point lead, but they were beaten 23-15 in the end as the Blues hit back with two tries in five minutes just after the hour mark.
Wales Dragonhearts ended their tour of Serbia on a high after beating their community representative side 50-4. After only losing 22-20 to the country's senior side on Wednesday, this match up was a real test of the two nations’ skill levels and the Welsh showed their superiority by running in nine tries to one.
Matt Edwards clinched the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship finale to put the icing on the cake following his title win, sealed on the penultimate round earlier in the weekend at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.
Welsh tennis star Evan Hoyt has won his first ITF Futures singles competition since 2015. The 23-year-old, who is battling back after serious injury, won the Australia F7 Futures Brisbane QTC Tennis International.
Sébastien Ogier may have won 44 times in his stellar FIA World Rally Championship career, but few of his victories have been more hard-fought than the one he achieved at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB this weekend. The Ford star overcame a thrilling final day challenge to become the first driver in history to triumph five times on the legendary event.
West Wales sailors took advantage of home waters to produce a series of strong performances in the BYS Welsh Regional Championships at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club. The youth and junior event in the waters off Milford Haven was also the first of the new look RYA regional championships, with around 1,000 competitors taking part in eight venues around the UK – more than 100 of them in Wales.
While some Premier League stars will try any excuse to skip an international friendly, one Welsh teenager is undertaking a 14,000-mile round trip to make her debut. Lauren Purchase, 14, lives in Malaysia with her parents, Dacre Purchase and Caroline Morris who were pupils of Llanfair Caereinion and Welshpool High Schools respectively. She is the great grand daughter of former Welshpool mayor, John Gwilt.