Sixteen athletes from clubs in South Finistère will compete this weekend in the French championships in the cadet and junior categories at Evry-Bondoufle (91). Among them is Fouesnant’s youngest, Yoann Guégan, who hopes to take part in the 800m final.
On January 30, to everyone’s surprise, the member of the Union Laïque Athlétique de Cornouaille-Pays Fouesnantais appropriated the Brittany record for the 800 m indoor, in Rennes, by completing the distance in 1’54”31 . Yoann Guégan, a student of Jean-Marc Furic, thus erased from the Breton tablets the mark left in 2019 in Istanbul by the Briochin Tom Jouette (1’55”95).
But since then, the South Finistère has not done better. “In the Finistère championship at Pont-l’Abbé, I participated in the 400m and Brittany at Saint-Renan in the 800m,” he says. Certainly I was crowned regional champion but in the end I was a little disappointed with the time: 1’55”52. The race did not go in an ideal way to achieve a good time. There was a lot of jostling ”.
The Fouesnantais will appear this weekend at Evry-Bondoufle, in the Paris region, with the 8th qualifying entry. “In training, things are going well,” he says. I’m in good shape, not like when I left last winter when I was completely burnt out. You never know how a French championship will unfold. You have to skip the series. My goal is to make the final and why not beat my record. It’s amazing, I run faster indoors than outdoors ”.
As for the rest of the contingent, Quimper-Athlétisme will be the most represented club in South Finistère and the best equipped to win a medal.
The 4×100 m junior relay, Ségui-Alan Jaouen (junior length), Titouan Lamezec (triple and junior length) seem able to get on the box while on the side of the US Bannalec the junior walker Théo Charbonnier is among the most serious outsiders to a medal.
Qualified South Finisterians.
CA Bigouden: Nolenn Chever (200 and 400 m younger); Robin Desmidt (triple junior).
ULAC-Pf: Yoann Guégan (800m cadet)
US Bannalec: Théo Charbonnier (cadet march); Thiefen Miniou (junior pole).
Quimper-Athletics: Yoan Brélivet (1500 m junior), Segui-Alan Jaouen (junior length), Titouan Lamezec (triple and junior length), Garance Dubray (3000 m and 2000 m junior steeplechase), Azylis Alonzo (triple junior), Charlyne Martin (cadet 100m hurdles), Léna Crenn (cadet pole vault), Loane Amalir (cadet length), Léni Floch’lay (cadet length) and the cadet and cadet 4x100m relays.
Concarneau OA: Anthony Carrer (400 m hurdles junior).