FIVE athletes donned the club colours at the Cardiff Met Grand Prix Christmas Classic on the same weekend most attention was on the Combined Events International in Scotland and the Welsh Inter-Regional Cross-Country Champs in Builth Wells.

This popular high class open meeting was ideal for some of the athletes to test their fitness before the indoor championships next month.

Aaron John is on course for a successful transition from the short sprints to the 400m with a club U17, U20 and Senior record in the 300m. The senior record of 38.31, set by Dan Salmon at the same meeting two years earlier, was thought to be an unrealistic target so the focus was on Patrick Smith’s U17 record of 39.29secs. However, both records fell to Aaron with an impressive performance of 37.74sec, hinting at a potential crack at Matthew Williams’ 400m outdoor record in the summer.

Thomas Wyburn, inspired by his recent Athlete of the Year award, leaped to third place in the senior High Jump with 1m 87cm.

Another award winner, Owain Nicholas, was narrowly edged into second place in the 1k walk, with Andrew Salmon taking fourth in the same race.  Our British International, Heather Lewis, was fourth in the 3k walk.

Men 60m:
Ht3: 6 Daniel Salmon 7.62
Ht5: 1 Aaron John 7.62
Men 300m:
Ht4: 2 Aaron John 37.74 (Club Record)
Men Mixed Age 1k Walk:
2 Owain Nicholas 4:49.84
4 Andrew Salmon 5:49.47
Women U20/Snr 3k Walk:
4 Heather Lewis 13:25.05
Men High Jump:
3 Thomas Wyburn 1.87m