Jake Smith admits he is still in a state of shock after his Welsh Half Marathon record-breaking run in Poland. The 22-year-old Cardiff-based runner shattered Steve Jones's 34-year-old mark just weeks after becoming Welsh qualified.
Barry Town United manager Gavin Chesterfield is expecting Sam Bowen to make a big impact at the club this season. The Barry boss handed a debut to Bowen – the son of former Swansea , Birmingham and Cardiff City player Jason Bowen – in last weekend’s goalless draw at home to Cymru Premier champions Connah's Quay Nomads. The 19-year-old midfielder, who joined on loan from Cardiff, made an impressive first showing according to Chesterfield, who said: “I was delighted with him.
Adi Yussuf, Wrexham’s Tanzanian international, is on an FA Cup mission this weekend and the striker has special opponents in his sights. The Dragons have been drawn against Yussuf’s former club Solihull Moors away in the Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round.
Mason Jones has become the latest Welshman to join the UFC after earning a four-fight deal. The Blaenavon fighter called for his chance in MMA's premier series after becoming a Cage Warriors two-weight champ in September.
Jay Harris was made to battle all the way as he made a winning return to the ring in the MTK fight night. The Swansea fighter said he was 'buzzed' after a stinging left-hook from Marcel Braithwaite in the fourth round rocked him to his roots.
Shooter Amy Clinton has re-signed for Celtic Dragons for the Vitality Netball Superleague season. The former England U21 player, who joined from Loughborough Lightning last season, appeared in all three of the 2020 games before the COVID-19 suspension.
Gareth Bale has been warned he may have to get used to an uncomfortable subs’ bench as often as a “beautiful chair” at Tottenham. The suggestion was made by Spurs manager Jose Mourinho in the wake of Bale’s second debut for the club following his loan move from Real Madrid. Mourinho did not think the introduction of the Wales captain was the catalyst for his side’s late capitulation against West Ham.
Two Welshmen will be on the start line when the Vuelta a Espana begins on Tuesday in Irun near Bibao. Steve Williams and Scott Davies will both be riding for Team Bahrain McLaren, but for Williams just competing in a three-week Grand Tour has already been a major accomplishment and testament to teamwork, as he tells Owen Morgan. World Tour team cyclist Stevie Williams benefitted from a career-saving collaboration between Sport Wales and his Team Bahrain McLaren outfit which has helped him return from a long-term injury. One of Britain's most promising young riders, Williams' career had been put on hold for 18-months by a mystery knee problem shortly after signing for Team Bahrain McLaren - one of the sport's top teams.
Chaz Davies signed off with Aruba.it Racing Ducati by storming to victory in the final World Superbikes race of the season in Estoril. The Knighton-born rider admitted there were tears on the grid before the start on the Portuguese track.
Tomas Francis will have more medals in mind this week as he prepares for a possible Heineken Champions Cup and English Premiership double with Exeter Chiefs. The Wales tight head prop will be missing from the international warm-up match with France in Paris this weekend because of club commitments. The Chiefs meet Wasps at Twickenham in what will be their fifth successive Premiership final.
There was a distinctly Cardiff-based theme running through the fastest times registered during the Bannister Virtual Miles event held this week. The time trial was organised by the British Milers Club to raise money for charity and celebrate the 66th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile barrier.... Read More
By Owen Morgan Some of Wales’ top runners are finding ways of sharpening their competitive edge during the coronavirus crisis. Welsh Athletics, in conjunction with the other home nations, this week announced that the suspension of all competition had been extended until June 30. So, with road races and athletics meetings shut down... Read More
Coaching Guru James Thie . . . On Work-Outs, Kids, And Avoiding The Loneliness Of The Lost Distance Runner
James Thie is a busy man – even when he’s locked down. The former top four world ranked 1500m runner, now the power behind athletics at Cardiff Met, is keeping his own wheels turning, as well as those of plenty of others, as he told Owen Morgan. Athletics has played... Read More
Welsh athletes will be out in force at this weekend’s British Athletics Cross Challenge event in Liverpool. Sefton Park will host the third leg of this year’s series along with the Great Britain team trials for the European Cross Country Championships in Portugal next month. Leading the Welsh challenge in... Read More
There will be no Welsh athletes competing at the World Athletics Championships in Doha later this month – unless the sport’s global governing body step in to offer world ranking invitations. The final Great Britain team was announced on Tuesday with the news that marathon runner Dewi Griffiths – who... Read More