Dai Sport has helped former Welsh half marathon record holder Steve Jones send his congratulations to Jake Smith – the man who broke his 34-year-old national best We contacted Jones at his home in the USA for his views on Smith’s spectacular performance at the World Half Marathon Championships last week.
Though the streets of Llanberis may be quieter this Saturday than on a usual Snowdonia Marathon weekend, S4C will be holding its own tribute to the event by challenging a host of elite runners to a race along the iconic route. Earlier this year, organisers announced that the 38th edition of the legendary marathon was to be postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as part of a special S4C programme, a selection of north Wales’ top runners, including a host of previous winners, will race in two separate relay teams, with a member of each team running a leg of the marathon simultaneously.
Gareth Bale has admitted he is still short of his best form after making his first start for Tottenham since rejoining the club.The Wales captain played just over an hour of his club’s 3-0 over LASK in the Europa League on Thursday night, before confessing he still has work to do on his fitness. There were occasional touches of class, such as the cross that led to the Austrians conceding an own goal, before Bale revealed he feels he is still at the pre-season stage of his own fitness.
Wales moved closer to qualifying for their first major finals with a thumping victory over Faroe islands at Newport's Rodney Parade. Natasha Harding struck twice, Helen Ward extended her Wales goal scoring record and Lily Woodham bagged her first for her country.
Harry Wilson has revealed talks with Jurgen Klopp convinced him he needed another season away from Liverpool and a stint with Cardiff City. The Wales striker – who scored his first goal for the Bluebirds against Bournemouth on Wednesday – has insisted he and the Liverpool manager agreed another loan deal, his fifth, was in his best interests.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal the record for most Test appearances when he leads the team against France in Paris on Saturday. The 35-year-old lock will win his 148th cap at the Stade de France in a match which is a warm-up for both countries ahead of the belated completion of the Six Nations. Jones was set to play in a record-equalling 148th game – drawing level with former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw - against Scotland in the Six Nations in March but the match was postponed at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Swansea City's chief executive Julian Winter has defended the sale of Wales centre-back Joe Rodon insisting it helped secure the future of the club. Winter has not confirmed the fee - reputed to be £11million + add-ons - the Swans received from Tottenham on deadline day just hours after manager Steve Cooper put him in the £25m bracket.
Manager Michael Flynn is refusing to get carried away after seeing his Newport County maintain their impressive start to the season. The Exiles made it back to back wins since their only defeat against League Two leaders Cambridge thanks to Tristan Abrahams penalty in the 1-0 win at Stevenage.
World Athletics Championships
Exclusive By Owen Morgan Welsh athletes may currently be sidelined under lockdown, but in just over two years they may be facing the busiest schedule the highest level of the sport has ever witnessed. Welsh coach James Thie says athletes will have decisions to make with the World Athletics Championships,... 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
Bethan Davies made it a hat-trick of 5000m race walk British titles in sweltering conditions in Birmingham on Sunday. The Cardiff Athlete produced another typically dominant display to outclass the rest of the field and take her third consecutive British Championship win in a season's best time of 21:56.45. Davies... Read More
Hurdler Dai Greene and steeplechaser Ieuan Thomas will each spend the next week searching for races in order to achieve the qualifying times for the World Athletics Championships in Doha. The Welsh duo both claimed top three places at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham on Saturday, putting them in... Read More
More than 40 Welsh athletes travel to Birmingham this weekend in search of PBs, British titles and places on the plane to Doha for next month's World Athletics Championships. The Alexander Stadium hosts a star-studded line up for the Muller British Athletics Championships and world trials across Saturday and Sunday.... Read More