28 January 2016
The Welsh Athletics Senior Championships will host some of the country’s best athletes on Sunday 31 January, including Paralympic champions and World Championship finalists.
The men’s 60m will be one of the standout contests of the day with 2014 European 100m gold medallist James Dasaolu (coach: Steve Fudge) taking on training partners Adam Gemili (Fudge) and Jonnie Peacock (Fudge). Gemili, European 200m champion in 2014 and Peacock, Paralympic 100m champion will be looking to start their season in an encouraging manner.
Asha Philip (Fudge) will head the billing in the women’s 60m event and will take on Swansea’s Hannah Brier (Neal Merry) who enjoyed a year of improvement in 2015. Brier reached the IAAF World Youth Championships final over 100m in Cali and will take on Philip who lowered her 100m PB to 11.10 last year.
Paralympic, World and European champion Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones) will kick off 2016 in the shot put as he targets gold in Rio this summer. After winning double gold in Doha in October, world record holder Davies will focus on a solid start on the Road to the Paralympic Games.
Stephen Morris (James Thie), fresh from setting a UK T20 indoor 1500m record last weekend, will be looking for further improvement in Cardiff. In the hurdles, European U23 110m hurdles champion David Omoregie (Benke Blomkvist) will start his season in the 60m hurdles, taking on David King (James Hillier) who finished fourth in Tallinn. Also, Chris Baker (Sharon Heveran) will contest the high jump after breaking an All-Comers record (2.26m) at the stadium earlier this month.
Entry lists can be viewed here: http://welsh.athletics-uk.org/entryforms/160116_entries.asp