Results Round Up From Cardiff, Carmarthen, (Neath), Pontrhydyfen, Manchester, Yate & Elswehere

Wednesday 24th July was the Welsh Athletics U20 Track & Field International held at Cardiff. Teams were competing from Scotland, the four English Regions, Guernsey, Welsh Athletics & Welsh Schools. It was most pleasing to see 10 Swansea Harriers gain National vests for one of the Welsh Teams participating who were;
U20W 2nd Gabrielle Fakande (25.21) 200m; 5th Amelia Hill (58.56) 400m; 8th Bronwen Stratton-Thomas (2.23.06) 800m; 7th Charlotte Campion (4.56m) Long Jump & 5th (11.07m) Triple Jump; 8th Macey Jones (10.78m) Triple Jump and 5th Gwennan Lewis (11.09m) Shot.
U20M 3rd Steffan Jones (49.1) 400m;  2nd Tomos Slade (14.32) 110m Hurdles; 5th Iwan Beggs (High Jump) 1.86m and 6th Ieuan Hosgood (4.27m) Pole Vault.
Very many congratulations to them all on their much deserved international call ups, click here for the full results, which include all the guest athletes from Swansea Harriers that were taking part too.
 
 
Thursday 25th July was the Carmarthen Harriers throws open meeting where our overall top performer in each age group and gender were;
Discus: SM Peter Roberts (33.25m); U15G Lucy Harris (24.21m) and U13B Lewie Jones (23.16m).
Javelin: SM Nathan James (61.11m); SW Rachel Jones (35.00m); U15G Chloe Jones (25.08m) and U13B Lewie Jones (32.88m).
 
 
Saturday 27th July saw the 4th and final round of the Welsh U11, U13 & U15 League held at Neath. It was a great day for the club who retained their title of league champions of the West Division and now progress to the grand final which luckily is being held at Swansea on Sunday 25th August for the top eight junior clubs in Wales. Our sincere thanks to all the athletes, coaches, team managers and officials that contributed to such another successful league campaign across all four fixtures. No individual results are available at time of posting, therefore we will report on these in next weeks results round up.
 
 
 
Saturday 27th July saw the Tough Runner multi terrain races over three distances of Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km held at Pontrhydyfen. In the full marathon distance our only competitor was Daniel Otteson placing 15th in (3.42.23); we had no runners in the half, but in the 10km Tony Davies had a great run for 3rd (42.43) and less than two minutes behind was 5th Gabrielius Stuokos (44.22). Well done all on completing such a tough challenge.
 
 
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July were the UK Inter County & England Athletics Championships held at Sport City, Manchester. We had four athletes all on the track and all did really well, with two medals too! SW Hannah Brier made it all the way to the 100m final winning SILVER in (11.97); SM Joseph Brier placed 4th in the 200m semi final in (21.44); there was a BRONZE medal for SW Risqat Fabunmi-Alade (24.19) over 200m and SW Lauren Williams had a great run to place 5th in the 400m Hurdles final in (59.26). Well done everyone, click here for the full results.
 
 
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Sunday 28th July saw our U17 & U20 team compete for the first time ever at the UK Regional/Semi Final of the youth development league at Yate. What a magnificent achievement to get this far, the largest number of U17 & U20 athletes we’ve had competing in the sport for a decade or two! Thanks to all the volunteer coaches, team managers and officials behind the scenes who’ve made this possible. At Yate we were a little thinly spread due to unavailability of athletes, nevertheless they have made great progress to get this far, with support from all four event group areas, there is certainly have the potential to place third next year. Despite great team spirit and huge efforts to fill gaps the team placed 5th.  Individual highlights at yate included A string winning performances set by;
U20M Steffan Jones (49.21) 400m; U20M Tomos Slade (6.31m) Long Jump; U20M Ieuan Hosgood (4.30m) Pole Vault; U20M Ethan Rigby (42.19m) Javelin; U20W Bronwen Stratton-Thomas (4.56.30) 1500m; U17M Thomas Payne (11.22) 100m & (22.44) 200m; U17M Oscar Dun (12.87m) Shot & (37.14m) Discus and U17W Jamie Holland (12.39m) Shot.  
Additionally congratulations to our Athlete of the Match winners from matches 3 & 4, Sam Petherbridge, Gabbie Fakande, Steffan Jones & Bronwen Stratton-Thomas, for their points scoring and team work. Click here for the full results.
 
 
Meanwhile elsewhere………………… Steve Smith finishes 21st at the Tenby 10km (40.14); Gemma Seaman finishes 4th at the Magor Marsh 10km (40.00); SM Richard Tremblen runs (10.98) 100m at Exeter; at the Nottingham 5000m Track Challenge SM Jonathan Hopkins runs a very quick lifetime best of (13.57.26) and just behind SM Kristian Jones (14.00.87); SW Risqat Fabunmi-Alade runs a lifetime best of (11.63) over 100m at Lee Valley; SW Elinor Kirk runs (16.20.46) over 5000m at Milton Keynes;