Results Round Up From Newport, Berlin, Haverfordwest, Port Talbot & Manchester

Saturday 11th August was the 4th and final round of the Welsh U17, U20 & Senior League held at a wet and windy Newport. What a great day it was for the club who won the league title after placing top of all 4 rounds, retaining their title from 2017 too! Our thanks to all the athletes, coaches, officials and team managers who have all made huge contributions to this fantastic team result! At Newport individual highlights included overall winning performances in each age group from:
SM Callum Davies (11.42) 100m; Alex Price (26.44) 200m; Paul Tobin (2.00.32) 800m; Nathan James (55.60m) Javelin; 
SW Elinor Jones (27.29) 200m; Jessica Dundord (2.70m) Pole Vault; Daphne Marler (1.77m) Long Jump.
U20M Eli Onyewu (11.39) 100; Ieuan Hosgood (3.60m) Pole Vault  and Rhys Hughes (39.39m) Javelin.
U20W Josie Sivak (15.90) 100m Hurdles & (5.00m) Long Jump; 
U17M Thomas Payne (23.77) 200m; Steffan Jones (50.60) 400m; Iwan Slade (3.30m) Pole Vault and Joshua Wilton (31.00m) Discus & (35.32m) Javelin; 
U17W Macey Morris (25.57) 200m; Beth Thomas (5.13.39) 1500m; India Collinson (4.71m) Long Jump; Jamie Holland (10.96m) Shot & (31.85m) Javelin; Chantelle Phillips (8.82m) Discus and Lara Spacey (44.82m) Hammer.
Thanks again to all the athletes involved, click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
 
Sunday 12th August saw Caryl Jones added for a second time to our Hall Of Fame with an exceptional performance over the Marathon distance in the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. Caryl ran her 2nd fastest ever time over the Marathon and placed a superb 30th in a time of (2.40.41) against the very best marathon runners in the World! Well done Caryl on such an awesome achievement, everyone at the club is very proud of you! What is the Swansea Harriers hall of fame? It is for SWANSEA HARRIERS SENIOR MEMBERS WHO HAVE COMPETED AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES, WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS, COMMONWEALTH GAMES & THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Since Swansea Harriers was first formed in 1962 listed are the year, venue, the events they competed in and their position if they reached the final and finished in the top 8 places. Click here to view the Hall Of Fame.
 
Sunday 12th August was the U11, U13 & U15 Gerald Codd Trophy Match held at Haverfordwest, with weather conditions changing throughout the day it was luck of the draw as to whether the weather was kind or not to each athlete. It was a dramatic ending indeed, with the title quite literally coming down to the final race as only a couple of points separated the top two teams. The U11G 4 x 100m rose to the occasion despite the pressure to win their race with the quartet of Chloe Lewis, Matilda Quick, Zoe Strevens and Sophie Taylor crossing the line in a time of (63.0). We are awaiting the official match scores as it transpires those announced on the day may not of been 100% accurate. Again our thanks to all the athletes, team managers, coaches and officials who supported the team at Haverfordwest. Individual highlights included overall winning performances from:
U15B Sam Petherbridge (12.5) 80m Hurdles and Addam Bowling (1.65m) High Jump.
U15G Elin Murphy (13.1) 75m Hurdles & (1.37m) High Jump; Daisy Thompson (2.25.7) 800m; Ella Davies (5.20.4) 1500m; Chloe Jones (31.11m) and a new match record, well done Chloe! and Neve Bowen (28.65m) Discus.
U13B Oliver Clarkson (14.0) 100m & Thomas Gorvett (29.96m) Javelin.
U13G Megan Gwyther (12.0) 70m Hurdles & (14.2) 100m; Megan Gwyther, Sophie O’Brien, Sarah Lyons & Chloe Simmonite (55.1) 4 x 100m and Ruby Jones (1.35m) High Jump.
U11B Oliver Patterson (3.49m) Long Jump and Sunny Pool (21.71m) Javelin.
U11G Chloe Lewis, Sophie Taylor, Matilda Quick & Zoe Strevens (63.0) 4 x 100m; Matilda Quick (14.10m) Javelin & (6.75m) Shot & (3.69m) Long Jump.
 
Sunday 12th August was the Port Talbot Harriers multi terrain half marathon race over an exceptionally challenging course in the Afan Valley. We had 7 runners taking part and there was a fine win for Rachel Davies crossing the line in a time of (1.30.02), joining her on the podium in 2nd place was Llinos Jones in an equally impressive time of (1.31.11) and Emily Marchant was our 3rd female athlete home also breaking into the top 10 in 9th (1.43.34). In the Men our highest placed athlete was 17th John Moran (1.27.34); followed home by 51st Rob Falconer (1.37.38); 82nd Simon Coombes and 97th Gareth Sullivan (1.46.5). Very well done to them all, click here for the full results.
 
Wednesday 15th August was the Manchester International where representative teams competed from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, GB U20, England & a British Mens & UK Womens League select team. It was great to see eight Swansea Harriers athletes selected: Representing Wales was Hannah Brier placing 4th in the 100m (11.69); Lemarl Freckleton (21.63) 200m for 6th; Joseph Brier (48.36) 400m in 5th; Lauren Williams (55.36) 400m in 6th; Aled Price (7.08m) Long Jump for 6th place; Sian Swanson (11.18m) Triple Jump for 7th. Representing GB U20 Osaze Aghedo (14.99m) Triple Jump for 3rd place  and representing BAL/UKWL: Risqat Fabunmi-Alade was 4th in the 200m (23.99). Very many congratulations to them all on such well-deserved selections and a great set of results. Click here for the full results.