A Nice quick fire interview with Gerald Piri in the lastest issue of AW..... he is something to watch out for... I belive he can give Harry Aikines a good race over 100m and 200m.. Gerlad's year was hit by injury but still manged a 10.3 wind assisted and 10.5 offical time.. he also ran in the Senior AAA's with a 10.54 in the Semi's.. yet another young sprinter joining the ranks of superb junior athletes in the UK (by the way he is also a member of GB:AP
But now id like to put some emphasis on welsh junior athletes. Welsh athletes had a bumper year of succesfull athletes at national level. Somewhat overshadowed by Chris Clarke this year, Nat Smithies
over 400m came 2nd in the AAA's u17 and won the AAA U17 indoor but was later DQ for one step out of the lane. But the biggest talent of the year is Tom Miller
. Ranked 5th in UK with a brilliant 49.1 in Carmarthen over 400m defenatly a hot prospect and a great challenger to Chris Clarke this year.
I forgot to add in the last pos i did is about Nathan Fox
, during the year, the u15 jumped 14.11 and was the first u15 ever to go over 14 as a u15 in the UK which is a great jump.
Hope ive shed some light over the junior athletes in the UK and mabye it could get a feature in the magazine (AW editors please pay attention
Gareth (welsh track star)
In with the GB:AP