Track Success for Newport Live

Published on: August 16th 2023

Newport Live successfully hosted the 2023 National Youth and Junior Track Championships at the Geraint Thomas Velodrome at the end of July.

Newport Live staff celebrate a successful National Youth Championships 2023

The leading provider of sports and leisure facilities in Newport said it was “delighted” to announce the successful conclusion of the 2023 National Youth and Junior Track Championships.

Held at the world-renowned Geraint Thomas Velodrome from the 24 – 28 July, the event showcased an impressive display of young cycling talent from across the UK. 

The Championships is a highly anticipated event in the UK’s cycling calendar, showcasing the very best young talent emerging through the ranks from across the country as they compete for the title of National Champion. 

This year’s championship proved to be a spectacle of extraordinary skill and sportsmanship as 179 riders competed in various disciplines, captivating spectators which made the event a resounding success.

Some of the notable results from the Championships include:

  • Adam Murray (East Kilbride Road Club) broke a national record on route to victory in the youth male 500m time-trial.
  • Calum Moir (Zappi Junior Race Team) took the top step in the junior men’s kilo, with his time of 1:02.244 almost a second quicker than his nearest challenger.
  • Tom Morrisey (ESV Manchester) took the under-16 men’s sprint victory, clocking a new national record of 10.832 in the flying 200m qualifying.
  • Georgette Rand (Velo Club Lincoln) completed a hat trick of sprint titles by winning the junior women’s 500m time-trial in a time of 35.066, following earlier victories in the sprint and keirin. 
  • Carys Blowers (JRC-INTERFLON) took her second national title of the week after Monday’s individual pursuit victory, in a time of 37.956.

As the host venue for this remarkable championship, Newport Live played a pivotal role in ensuring the event’s smooth execution. With its state-of-the-art facilities and unwavering commitment to promoting cycling, the Geraint Thomas Velodrome provided an ideal stage for the nation’s rising cycling stars to shine.

Steve Miller, Cycling Manager at Newport Live expressed his delight at the success of the event, saying, “We are incredibly proud to have hosted the 2023 National Youth and Junior Track Championships at the Geraint Thomas Velodrome. Witnessing the extraordinary talent and dedication of these young cyclists has been awe-inspiring. We are committed to fostering a culture of sports excellence within our community, and events like these play a vital role in achieving that.”

Andrea Ovey, Direct of Business Development said “The success of this championship reaffirms Newport Live’s dedication to nurturing sports and talent within the community. By providing world-class facilities, programmes and opportunities for budding athletes, Newport Live continues to contribute significantly to the growth and development of the sports industry in Newport and beyond. Congratulations to all competitors and the winner of this year’s championship event!

The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome has earned a reputation as a premier venue for hosting cycling events, and this latest accomplishment further solidifies its position as a top-choice destination for national and international competitions.

Newport Live expresses gratitude to Welsh Cycling, 42 Degrees Coaching, participants, volunteers, the Commissaire team and everyone involved in making the event a remarkable achievement. The support and collaboration of these stakeholders were instrumental in creating a memorable experience for everyone involved.