Results Round Up From Cardiff, Port Talbot, Manchester & London

Saturday 12th August saw the Cardiff night of endurance incorporating the Welsh track 10,000m Championships, the club had just the two competitors across all the races, SW Alaw Beynon-Thomas had a magnificent run to win GOLD more than 2 minutes ahead of her nearest rival (35.49.1), well done Alaw. In the rarely run 1 mile track events SW Jemima Osborn was 5th in race 4 (5.26.9). Click here for the full results.
 
Sunday 13th August saw the Port Talbot Harriers Half Marathon Multi Terrain race, over a challenging and very scenic course there was a fine win for Ian Harris (73.27) more than 5 minutes clear of the next finisher who was our Eamonn Kirk (77.47) and our first lady home was Vanessa Harrigan (1.43.38). Very well done to all those who represented the club and to Port Talbot Harriers for putting on such a great race. Click here for the full results.
 
The weekend of Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August saw two of our members make the long journey to Sport City Manchester to compete in the England Athletics U15 & U17 Combined Events. U15G Jamie Holland amassed 2981 points in the Hexathlon to finish 8th overall and highest placed Welsh athlete winning Welsh GOLD, on route she set two lifetime bests in the Long Jump (4.50m) and Javelin (37.84m) across the 6 events. Jamies Javelin was a 4m PB and an all time club record too, we have just realised that her (11.38m) 3K shot set back on 24th June was an all time club best too, so a double record, apologies and belated congratulations at the same time, well done Jamie!! U17W Josie Sivak competed in the Heptathlon to finish 17th overall and 5th placed Welsh athlete, with a grand total of 3753 points across the 7 events, on route Josie also set 3 lifetime bests in the process in the, 80m Hurdles (12.41); High Jump (1.49m) and Shot (11.63m). Very well done to them both in a very tough event with equally tough opposition, click here for the full results.
 
The World Athletics Championships also came to a close, in a magnificent 10 days of athletics with Joshua Griffiths competing in the Marathon whose name has now been added to our “Hall Of Fame” along with Hayley Tullett and David Greene who have both competed in three previous World Athletics Championships each. Joshua was not the only Swansea Harrier involved in the championships, our very own club official Dave Jessett was the competition director who we are sure you’ll agree did an equally magnificent job! Dave was ably assisted by a number of Welsh officials which also included another of our own – Carina Jones who was judging the jumps and throws in the field events. It was great to see our volunteers at a major championships. If you’d like to get into officiating we will be running an assistant officials course on a date TBC in the schools autumn term ready for the indoor athletics season in January, so keep an eye on the club website for details.