Results Round Up From Aberavon, Grangemouth, Bedford, Cardiff & Ammanford

Wednesday 4th July was the Run 4 All 5K series held at Aberavon where 10 of our seniors were running. Where in the Men’s Craig Jones was first home for the club placing 8th (17.47.1) he was followed home by 12th Steven Taylor (18.23.4); 16th Daniel Otteson (18.53.9); 21st Paul Flynn (19.02.5) and 33rd Mark White (20.18.7) making our top 5 Men. In the ladies we had just the two runners, however both ran very well for top 10 placings, stepping onto the podium with 3rd was Sian Kirk (19.54.5) and 9th Christine Webb (22.52.7). Well done everyone in yet another hot and humid race, click here for the full results.
Saturday 7th July saw our Senior Womens team in round 2 of 3 of the UK Womens Athletics League Premier Division held at Edinburgh. After team manager Caroline did a great job also having the additional challenge of not only fielding a full team but also coordinating flights and buses all the way up to Scotland, where the team took a big step in the right direction with a 6th place finish. The team have given themselves a fighting chance against Traffod AC and Southampton AC, where any 2 of these 3 teams will be relegated in the final match of the season which Southampton are hosting. We know the Swansea team are good enough to stay up but will need their best possible team out to do so, come on girls you can do it!! At Edinburgh individual highlights included A string top 3 placings from: 2nd Hannah Brier (11.61) 100m; 2nd Olivia Caesar (54.71) 400m; 2nd Izzy Parry-Jones (2.09.96) 800m; 2nd Kate Roberts (9.56.26) 3000m; 2nd Lauren Williams (59.38) 400m Hurdles; 1st Mollie Courtney (13.66) 100m Hurdles and 2nd Carys Jones (3.30m). We must remember that these are the very best club teams in the UK and the team are performing superbly against the very best of which we are one of. The very best of luck to the team in 3rd and final round on at Southampton on 4th August. Click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
Saturday 7th July saw our Senior Mens team in round 3 of 4 of the British Men’s League Premier Division at Bedford. Mirroring our Ladies team the Men are up against the very best club teams in the UK and can be very proud of their achievements after three promotions in succession from the lower divisions. Unfortunately at Bedford the team placed 8th again and baring miracles look like they will be relegated in the final match of the season, nevertheless they can hold their heads up high for what they have achieved to get all the way to the top division for the first time in the clubs history and we are sure they can bounce back up next year. At Bedford individual highlights included just the one A string top 3 placings for Nathan James with an excellent throw of (64.84m) in the Javelin. Once again thanks to all the team who were at Bedford doing their very best for the club, click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
Saturday 7th July was the Welsh Schools U15, U17 & U20 National Championships held at scorching hot Cardiff. There was a huge turnout of Swansea Harriers athletes who had been selected to represent their school district teams, with the added incentive of Welsh international vest up for grabs in the U17 & U20 age categories. Very well done to everyone who took part there were lots of medals won, personal and seasons best set across the board. Your medal winning athletes were:
GOLD: U15B Charlie Holland (2.03.01) 800m; U15B Charlie Holland, Sam Petherbridge, Harvey James & Llien Morgan (Neath) (45.61) 4 x 100m; U15B William Trott (3.01m) Pole Vault; U15G Carys Poole (11.75) 75m Hurdles & (5.43m) Long Jump Carys Long Jump was an all time club record as it had a legal wind reading (subject to committee approval!) well done Carys; U15G Neve Bowen (25.93m) Discus; U17M Steffan Jones (50.64) 400m; U17M Sam Fenwick (4.00m) Pole Vault; U17W Bronwen Stratton-Thomas (5.25.54) 1500m Steeplechase; U20M Eli Oneyewu (11.32) 100m; U20M Tomos Slade (14.73) 110m Hurdles & (6.91m) Long Jump; U20M Nicholas Williams, Michael Thompson, Aaron Osuji (Neath) & Tomos Slade (44.98) 4 x 100m; Iwan Beggs (1.85m) High Jump; U20M Ieuan Hosgood (3.81m) Pole Vault and U20W Megan Stratton-Thomas (16.01.11) 3000m Walk.
SILVER: U15B Harvey James (12.38) 80m Hurdles; U15B Noah Osborne (2.81m) Pole Vault; U15B Dylan Morgan (5.48) Long Jump & (11.03m) Triple Jump; U15B Oscar Dun (11.79m) Shot & (33.99m) Discus; U15G Millie Carter (2.61m) Pole Vault; U17M Thomas Payne (11.44) 100m; U17M Dafyd Jay (9.11.41) 3000m; U17W Isabel Davies (41.98) 300m; U17W Caitlin Gwyther (4.48.94) 1500m; U17W Ashleigh Willis (10.51.64) 3000m; U17W Shannon Thomas (19.46.88) 3000m Walk; U17W Evie Lawrence (2.91m) Pole Vault; U17W Charlotte Campion (10.59m) Triple Jump; U17W Holly Cooper (31.90m) Discus; U17W Lara Spacey (45.53m) Hammer; U20M Dylan Parry (11.56) 100m; Eli Oneyewu (22.38) 200m; U20M Ben Woodnutt (3.51m) Pole Vault; U20M Michael Thompson (6.52m) Long Jump; U20M Nicholas Williams (12.62m) Triple Jump and U20W Rachel Jones (27.87m) Discus.
BRONZE: U15B Sam Petherbridge (37.91) 300m; U15B Addam Bowling (1.68m) High Jump; U15B Carwyn Harry (17.63m) Hammer; U17M Thomas Payne (6.28m) Long Jump; U17M Joshua Wilton (41.09m) Javelin; U17W Medi Phillips (Neath), Lauren Thomas (Neath), India Collinson & Danai Mugabe (52.5) 4 x 100m; U17W Jamie Holland (11.47m) Shot & (34.80m) Javelin; U17W Ffion Berrell (39.77m) Hammer; U20M Elliot Lawrence (8.53.80) 3000m; Catrina Davies (Neath), Elin James (Neath), Rachel Jones & Sophie Seargant (Neath) (60.29) 4 x 100m and U20W Georgia Milza (9.51m) Triple Jump.
Sunday 8th July was the Amman Valley Harriers 10km road race incorporating the West Wales Championships, there was a small turnout of just 4 runners from the club in the male category only, however there was a fine GOLD medal winning run from Matthew Rees finishing in (33.49) over an undulating and once again exceptionally hot course, just behind was Marc Hobbs also having a great run for SILVER in (34.31); Raul Reismann placed 18th in (38.15) and our 4th and final club member was 39th Daniel Morgan (42.12). Click here for the full results.