This weekend (Sunday 2nd August 2020), the popular Welsh Athletics Inter-Regional Athletics Championships was set to take place in the West Wales Region at Swansea University Athletics Track, but because of the COVID-19 situation the majority of the summer track and field campaign has been cancelled.
Here's a look back at last year's action (2019) at Aberdare...
ABERDARE / ABERDAR 04/08/20
Wales' four regions - South, East, West and North headed for the first time to the brand-new Ron Jones Stadium within the Sobell Sports Centre in Aberdare for the 21st edition of the Welsh Athletics Inter Regional Athletics Championships on Sunday 4th August. It moved to a new date at the beginning of August instead of the traditional August bank holiday weekend and there were a change in age groups participating.
With the senior age group being removed in 2019, this meant it was the first opportunity for under 13 athletes to represent their region in this competition alongside the under 15s and under 17s in both male and female genders.
Athletes from Pembrokeshire Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Llanelli AC, Swansea Harriers and Neath Harriers made up the West Wales Regional Team and wore the red and black vest of the West and enjoyed more success at this fixture.
Split across track and field events, there were 66 gold medals won as well as 43 silver and 20 bronze medals making it one of the best finishing tallies recorded at the Inter Regional Championships.
Their efforts were rewarded in the team competitions too with seven of the trophies returning to the West, with these including the under 13 and under 15 age group titles and the overall trophy for the most number of points throughout all the categories.