Well I must admit this last months worth of competitions haven’t been great but with exams nearly over it should give me the chance to relax and really get back into my training again as its had to come second to my education for the last few months.
Since the 12th of May I’ve had 5 competitions meaning in the last 6 weeks I’ve only had one weekend off.
On the 12th of May I competed in the South and East Wales Regional Championships, in not only the hammer but in the discus and shot as well. I didn’t throw great distances but threw well enough to win the South Regional gold medals but threw further than the East Wales athletes in the under 17 ages group as well.
Two weeks later I traveled to Cwmbran to compete in the Welsh Senior League on May 27th. In this competition I competed in just the hammer throwing a distance of 41.11 which is 5m down on my personal best but with the stress of exams taking over it is a decent distance. This throw also won me first place in the whole of Wales also beating the senior athletes.
The following week I competed and officiated in the Welsh Jubilee Championships which was the 2nd-4th of June. Once again it wasn’t a great distance in the hammer with a throw of only 41.13 but once again it got me into first place. I then competed in the discus as well throwing 32.19 which is a seasons best but only got me 4th place.
Since then I have competed in a Senior League again and a Young Athletes League. The Senior League was held in Swansea where I competed in the discus throwing 30.09 and the shot throwing 8.19 then surprised everyone by running a 1500m in 9:27 (everyone who knows me knows I hate running a lap of the track let alone 3 and 3/4 laps) was very proud of myself for doing it and intend on doing it again this season.
In Sunday’s Young Athletes League I threw shot, discus and hammer again coming 1st in the hammer and 2nd in the shot and the discus: none of which were great throws but got valuable points for the club.
Last week I also attended the ASDA Kwik cricket tournament in Newbridge Fields where I met up with Bridgend’s Community Life Champion. During the day I spoke to the kids, told them about my sport and my ambitions for the future, joined in on their warm-up, handed out fruit and drinks and then gave them all their certificates at the end of the day. It was a really enjoyable two days and luckily it didn’t rain.
I also have received some footage of me throwing in the Olympic Stadium in London last month so I’ve included the video with this blog \