Results Round Up From Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff and Elsewhere

The main highlight of the weekend was on Sunday 3rd March where our very own Joseph Brier ran 2nd leg live on the BBC in his senior international debut for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland 4 x 400m relay in the European Indoor Athletics Championships at Glasgow. Joseph ran an excellent controlled leg to help the young quartet to a 5th place finish in a time of (3.08.48) just behind Poland. Very many congratulations to Joseph on the magnificent achievement which we hope will be the first of many.

Saturday 2nd March saw the 5th and final round of the John Collins Gwent Cross Country League held at Blaise Castle, Bristol. A very small band of Swansea Harriers made the trip across the bridge, our thanks to all those athletes who supported their club. The shining light of the league season were the U11G who were far and away our best team finishing in 2nd place overall. First home was  Libby Hale in 2nd, in fact she was also 2nd overall in the individual league tables for the whole season after a very strong series of races, well done Libby. She was followed home by 9th  Chloe Hartley-Green who was 10th overall also having a series of great runs over the five matches; 24th  Millie Pierce and completing our scoring four 67th  Martha Caldwell; they were ably supported by 8th  Isabelle Kelly and 88th  Imogen Mcadie. There will be team medals on their way to all the U11G who completed at least 3 of the 5 races this season regardless of whether they were in our scoring four or not.

Our next best team of the season were the Senior Women who placed 5th in the league, with the scoring five of 7th  Helen Marshall; 21st  Abigayle Goodrick-Latham; 33rd  Gemma Seaman; 96th  Megan Clements and 119thJenny Mcadie. The ever reliable Helen and Abigayle both ended the season in the top ten individuals too Helen 4th & Abigayle 9th.

Our senior men were our only other team to field a full set of scorers with 89th  Thomas Guest; 174th  Gair Mcadie; 180th  Luke Davies; 198th  Rob Falconer and 212thOwen Davies. The team were relegated and are out of the top division for the first time in the league history. Nevertheless we would like to thank all those senior men who ran for the club trying and performing to the best of their ability for their team and club. Hopefully they will bounce back up next year.

All other teams were incomplete but thanks goes to:

U11B 53rdSaul Otteson and 57thEthan Jones. Team 9th.
U13B no runners. Team 12th.
U13G 22ndKaitlyn Jones and 42ndSophie Hartley-Green. Team 9th.
U15B 17thAled Tumelty. Team 9th.
U15G no runners. Team 9th.
U17M no runners. Team 12th.
U17W no runners. Team 6th.
U20M no runners. Team 13th.
U20W no runners. Team, no runners all season.

Sunday 3rd March saw the Wales U20 V England U20 International at Cardiff. It was awesome to see four Swansea Harriers gaining some very much deserved international vests against the very best English athletes, the fantastic four were; U20W Gabrielle Fakande 3rd 200m (25.36); U20M Steffan Jones 1st 4 x 200m relay (1.28.96) and (50.16) 400m for 3rd; U20M Tomos Slade (8.03) 60m Hurdles also for 3rd and U20M Ieuan Hosgood (3.95m) Pole Vault 5th.

There were a number of guest events on the day of which highlights included; 3rd U17M Thomas Payne 60m (7.13); 4thMacey Morris 60m (8.05); 1st U20W Isabel Davies (26.28) 200m; U15G 4 x 200m Welsh Championships relay  BRONZE! Katelyn Thomas, Ella Davies, Tiffany Rees & Megan Gwyther (1.55.09); 6th SW Carys Jones (3.65m) Pole Vault; 3rd U15B Joseff Lewis (8.96m) Triple Jump and 5th U20W Gwennan Lewis (10.40m) Shot.

Very well done and congratulations to everyone involved, click here for the full results.

 

Meanwhile elsewhere U20W Gwennan Lewis throws (10.03m) in the shot in “the dark” meeting at Cardiff. Saturday 2nd May Charles Walsh finishes 29th over the 30km Rhayader Round The Lakes in (2.15.15). U20W Shannon Thomas in her 5,000m walk debut finishes in (32.19) at Coventry. At the Newport Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd March Llinos Jones has a great run to be the 4th woman home in (1.29.32); in the Men we had two finishers 74thSteven Taylor (1.27.38) and 542ndBrian Stevendale (1.47.51).