North Wales Championships, Colwyn Bay

May 2013

“Saturday May 25th, a beautiful sunny day. 28 Maldwyn Harriers and an interloper from Cardiff (Gwynant) travelled North to Colwyn Bay for the North Wales Championships. The athletes in question were:

Alex Austin, Jake Beeson, Joseph and Oscar Crutchley, Meg Davies, Jack Day, Chloe Evans, Vicky Gittins, Harrison Higgins, Elliott Howse, Kate Jarman, Nat Jenkins, Sara Jones, Zoe Marston, Isla and Walter Meredith, Hanna Owen, Jaz Pugh, Mary and Kaya Saul, Mark Saunders, Athea Shuker, Olivia Sofianos, Jamie Tomkins, Rosie Unwin, Lauren Williams, Sarah Williams and Millie Woolley.


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Mark Saunders on his way to the 400m Masters title at the North Wales Championships, Colwyn Bay, 25th May (photo courtesy of Gwynfor James, Sportpictures Cymru)

The impressive medal haul was as follows:


  • Jamie Tomkins (U17 Javelin)
  • Sara Jones (U15 Javelin)
  • Sarah Williams (U17 Shot)
  • Hanna Owen (U20 Triple Jump)
  • Rosie Unwin (U17 High Jump & Long Jump)
  • Nat Jenkins (U13 Long Jump)
  • Chloe Evans (U17 3000m & 1500m)
  • Vicky Gittins (U17 300m Hurdles)
  • Lauren Williams (U15 75m Hurdles)
  • Mark Saunders (Masters 400m)

  • Millie Woolley (U17 Shot)
  • Rosie Unwin (U17 300m Hurdles)
  • Sarah Williams (U17 80m Hurdles)
  • Elliott Howse (U13 800m)
  • Isla Meredith (U17 1500m)
  • Vicky Gittins (U17 100m & 200m)

  • Sara Jones (U15 Discus & Shot)
  • Jaz Pugh (U17 High Jump)
  • Lauren Williams (U15 Long Jump)
  • Sarah Williams (U17 Long Jump)
  • Nat Jenkins (U13 800m)
  • Walter Meredith (U20 800m)
  • Joseph Crutchley (U15 1500m)
  • Olivia Sofianos (U15 1500m)
  • Oscar Crutchley (U13 100m & 200m)
  • Meg Davies(U15 200m)

    Performances that particularly caught this correspondent's eye included Championship records for Chloe Evans (11.04.5) in the U17 women's 3000m and Mark Saunders (58.8) in the Master's 400m. Chloe was also in dominant form over 1500m whilst Rosie Unwin was jumping really well. Vicky Gittins and Lauren Williams were both excellent in their respective hurdles races and Elliott Howse looked a good prospect in the 800m. Apologies if you were fantastic and I haven't mentioned you. It was a busy day with lots going on and sadly I didn't manage to see everything.

    Suffice to say that 31 medals and 2 Championship bests tells its own story. An excellent day's sport. Well done everybody”.