Sam Clayton Voted U15 Athlete of the Year

Huge congratulations to Year 10 student, Sam Clayton, who was recently awarded cross country field performance and U15 Athlete of the Year at the Blaenau Gwent Club Awards Night. Sam competed in his first senior league competition in Cardiff last Saturday, running in the 1500m steeple chase and 400m hurdles for the first time. He achieved Welsh ranking times in both. He’s currently ranked 2nd in Wales for the U17s steeple chase and 5th in the UK. He’s 4th in Wales for the U17s 400m hurdles and 16th in the UK. What a star!

During the East Wales Athletics Championships held on 12th and 13th May, Sam took the gold medals for both the U17 800m and the steeple chase.  His fellow athlete, Ethan Jones, took the silver medal in the U17 800m.