Results Round Up From Newport, Barry, Hendon, Southampton, Grangemouth, Berlin and Manchester

After a week of mixed fortunes individually and collectively, here is our latest results round up;
 
Wednesday 1st August was the Welsh Athletics 800m and 1500m endurance open meeting, in races with pacemakers and runners of similar abilities, there were five Swansea Harriers running with finishing times of;
800m U17W Caitlin Gwyther (2.19.37); U17W Bronwen Stratton-Thomas (2.24.05) and U15G Tiffany Rees (2.28.14).
1500m SM Alex Price (4.13.13) and U17W Beth Thomas (5.13.09). Well done all, click here for the full results.
 
Sunday 5th August was the Barry Island 10K where the was another fine win for Dewi Griffiths in a time of (29.47), Dewi was followed home by 3rd Joshua Griffiths (31.28) and 5th Phil Matthews both having great runs too breaking well into the top 10, making up our top 5 men were 37th Daniel Otteson (38.46) and 39th Ryan Govier (38.59). In the womens race Alaw Beynon-Thomas had a great run for 4th (39.01) and was followed across the line by 6th Llinos Jones (41.59); 28th Megan Clements (46.39) and Louise Draycott (56.43). Well done to everyone from the club who ran in this inaugural race, click here for the full results.
 
Saturday 4th August at Hendon was the 4th and final round of the British Mens League Premier Division, where as was excepted after round 3 the team were sadly relegated in their first ever season in the clubs history in the top division. It was no mean achievement getting there is the first instance, however the level of competition is so strong that many events are often won by performances in excess of our all time club records in several disciplines. We are confident that with our best team out, that we do have on paper the club can bounce back next year to the top flight. Our thanks to team manager Dave and to all the athletes who took part in the league this year and for their great efforts for the club, we hope you found the higher level competition of great benefit. At Hendon the main individual highlight was a top 3 placing in the A string by 3rd Lemarl Freckleton (21.40) 200m. Click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
 
Saturday 4th August saw our Senior Womens team relegated too from the top flight of UK League Athletics after a stay of several years, the teams luck often seems to mirror that of Swansea City! There was a good chance of retaining premier status at Southampton, unfortunately with so many athletes unavailable due to holidays, injury and other competitions we couldn’t even field a full team. Nevertheless just as our senior men on paper we have great squad and if they are all available next year they can surely bounce back. Individual highlights at Southampton included overall top 3 placings in A string events from: 1st Hannah Brier (11.53) 100m; 2nd Risqat Fabunmi-Alade (24.00) 200m and 2nd Olivia Caesar (55.02) 400m. Our thanks to team manager Caroline and to all the athletes who took part in the league this year and for their efforts, we hope you found the higher level competition of great benefit too. Click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
 
Saturday 4th August was the U16 & U18 Celtic Games at Grangemouth, Scotland, for some of our juniors it was their second trip to Grangemouth in as many weeks after the British schools U17 International. One again it was most pleasing to see such a large contingent of the Wales International team from Swansea Harriers. All 10 performed excellently coming home with at least one medal each!!
2 GOLD: Tomos Slade (13.98) 110m Hurdles and a championship record to boot!; Macey Morris (47.83) 4 x 100m.
2 SILVER: Macey Morris (25.17) 200m and Gabrielle Fakande (57.68) 400m.
8 BRONZE: Steffan Jones (50.82) 400m; Ashleigh Willis (10.30.37) 3000m; Evie Lawrence (2.72m) Pole Vault; Tomos Slade (6.83m) Long Jump & (42.43) 4 x 100m; India Collinson (5.01m) Long Jump; Jamie Holland (12.10m) Shot and Rhys Hughes (45.62m) Javelin.
Very many congratulations to them all on such a great set of results and much deserved Welsh Vests gained all round, click here for the full results.
 
Sunday 5th August saw Lauren Williams compete for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland U20 team against France and Germany U20 teams in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where she won 400mH in (58.09) which was not only a lifetime best by over a second but also broke the Welsh U20 record of (58.37) set by Alyson Evans back in 1985, this takes Lauren to 7th on the GB U20W all time list just behind a couple of very famous names, well done Lauren!
 
Over the weekend of Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August were the England Athletics U15 & U17 Combined Events Championships held at Sport City, Manchester. U15G Carys Poole was the clubs sole representative this year where she completed 5 of the 6 events in the hexathlon; (12.01) 75m Hurdles; (1.47m) High Jump; (4.98m) Long Jump; (8.84m) Shot and (17.87m) Javelin, well done Carys on such a great effort.
 
At the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, sadly GB&NI captain David Greene had to withdraw a few hours before his 400m Hurdles heat due to a hamstring injury. However we still have Caryl Jones to go in the Marathon on Sunday 12th August at 9.05am, good luck Caryl!
 
Regarding the results of the Welsh U11 U13 & U15 League held at Swansea on Saturday 28th July that was abandoned at 2.30pm due to torrential rain, we have been informed that those events completed will stand for team points, however we are still awaiting a decision from the league on which events, if any will be eligible for power of 10 submission to athletes profiles by the league, dependant on the number of appropriately UK Athletics qualified judges on each event discipline. Hopefully by next weeks results round up all will be revealed.