Monmouth sprinter Ryan Lee has had his final race of the 2012 season. On 21st July, Ryan competed at Ashford in the Aviva SIAB event and came 8th in the 100m and 5th in the 200m.

The Welsh team stayed at the university of Kent. Next, Ryan flew up to Aberdeen with the Welsh squad and took part in the Celtic games international meeting on 11th August and had a third in the 100m and a third in the 4x100m relay.

The 'England Athletics u15/ u17 championships' the following week were at Bedford and to qualify for this meeting, each athlete had to have a very quick personal best time.

Ryan ran in the 100m on the Saturday and finished 5th, just missing out on qualifying for the semi-final.

On Sunday, Ryan ran the 200m and did really well and qualified for the semi-final but he picked up a slight injury during the race so had to make the decision whether or not to run.

Ryan pulled out of the semi but stayed to watch the rest of the day's competition. It was a great shame as the time Ryan ran in his heat would of placed him at least 5th in the final.

On Wednesday 22nd August, Cardiff athletics stadium hosted an open meeting combined with the Australian and other Paralympic team athletes.

Ryan decided at the last moment to enter himself in the 400m race, which he never runs. To everyone's surprise Ryan came first with a time of 49.45, which smashes the current U17 best time by over a second and put Ryan at number one for Wales.

For full story see Beacon 12/09/12