Results Round Up From London, Yate & Newport

What a weekend of results to catch up on, not only did Joshua and Matthew almost crash the club website and twitter accounts whilst simultaneously trending in the top 10 in the world on twitter for a while, and causing smoke to come out of the club officers mobile phones after their London exploits with all the requests to speak to them!!! Many of our other equally talented and sporting members were in action too on the weekend.
 
On Sunday 23rd April after Joshua Griffiths crossed the line as the first Briton home on his marathon debut, starting in the mass start line behind the elite runners in an all time club record, Commonwealth Games A standard and World Athletics Championships qualification position, there were 17 other Swansea Harriers hot on his heels: 146th Matthew Harvey (2.35.21); 750th Charles Davis (2.48.53); 1009th Matthew Rees (2.52.26) with one David Wyeth of our new friends at Chortlon Runners in tow! We will be renewing acquaintances with Chorlton Runners in the Welsh Castles Relay which should be a fun weekend on 10th & 11th June; 1357th Raul Reismann (2.56.24); 1063rd Mike Evans (2.58.11); 2462nd Simon Brewer (3.05.12); 3413rd Charles Walsh (3.12.52); 4171st Leigh Fennell (3.17.23); our first lady home was 4672nd Diane Brownhill (3.20.43); 5293rd Andy Hunter (3.24.42); 5314th Rob Falconer (3.24.51); 7127th Katie Wright (3.34.36); 7545th Thomas Hearn (3.36.40); 8379th Christine Webb (3.40.48); 11353rd Stephen Bendle (3.53.28) and 17976th James Gwyther (4.19.50). Thank you for all your messages about Joshuas result and Matthews sportsmanship, here are just some of the many hundreds of messages and we mean hundreds, we’ve received, sorry we can’t publish them all as its already 8 pages long! Selection Of Josh & Matt Messages.pdf
 
Also at London on Sunday 23rd April, before the main races began it was fantastic to see six Swansea Junior athletes selected to represent the Welsh Schools Athletics Association in the London Mini Marathon. The races are run over the final three miles of the full marathon route. The super six and their performances were:
U15B 30th Nathan Jones (15.46) Bishopston; U15G 27th Ashleigh Willis (17.55) Olchfa; 39th Mollie Jones (18.16) Ysgol Bae Baglan; 44th Eluned King (18.25) YG Gwyr; U17M 16th Dominic Smith (14.47) Olchfa and U17M 31st Elliot Lawrence (15.07) St Josephs. Well done everyone! Here are the full results.
 
Saturday 22nd April saw our U13 & U15 team compete in round 1 of 3 in the youth development league at Yate, despite not fielding a full team, there was a tremendous win for the team by 58 points according to the provisional results!! Very well done to all those who represented the club a great all round team effort! Highlights included A string wins for 
U13G Freya Morgan (12.67) 70m Hurdles and Chloe Jones (7.97m) Shot & (21.90m) Javelin. 
U13B Joshua Aka (13.62) 100m & (4.49m) Long Jump.
U15G Carys Poole (12.05) 75m Hurdles; Holly Cooper (29.79m) Discus and Jamie Holland (31.68m) Javelin.
U15B Thomas Payne (12.31) 100m; Charlie Holland (39.20) 300m & (2.14.30) 800m; George Dun (11.98m) Shot & (1.63m) High Jump and Dylan Ward (2.68m) Pole Vault.
 
Sunday 23rd April was round 1 of 4 in the U17 U20 & Senior League at Newport. There was another great turnout from the club, thanks to everyone who made the trip as the team try to retain their Welsh league Champions title in 2017. Highlights included overall winning age group performances from:
U17M Steffan Jones (53.73) 400m; Tomos Slade (14.39) 100m Hurdles & Brynmor Clements (12.13m) Shot
U17W Rhian Evans (11.05m) Shot & Lara Spacey (39.32m) Hammer.
U20M Michael Thompson (16.83) 110m Hurdles.
U20W Mia Evans (13.09) 100m & Rachel Jones (9.20m) Shot & (28.67m) Discus.
SM Matthew Richards (2.03.69) 800m; Rhys Granville (23.51) 200m & Peter Roberts (26.08m) Hammer.
SW Donna Jones (59.22) 400m; Katie Jane Priest (25.78) 200m & Nina Prells (9.62m) Shot & (30.54m) Discus.
Click here for the full results. There are no team scores at time of posting, we'd hope to have been competitive and be in the top half of the table when the team scores are revealed.