Results Round Up From Pontarddulais, Sutton Park & Cardiff

Tuesday 25th September were the Afan Nedd Tawe Secondary Schools cross country development races at Pontarddulais Secondary school with an excellent 338 pupils finishing the races. Pontarddulais did an excellent job hosting the event and it was great to see so many of the schools participating. Highlights included our first four runners home from Swansea Harriers athletes representing their school teams being:
Year 7G: 1st Kaitlyn Jones (Bryn Tawe); 2nd Carys Hennessey (Gowerton); 3rd Sophie Hartley-Green (Bishopston) and 6th Ruby Jones (Gowerton).
Year 7B: 4th Reuben De Vall (Gowerton); 12th Charlie Shuall (Bishopston); 16th Tilo Dietzig (Bishopston) and 19th Louis Shuall (Bishopston).
Year 8&9G: 1st Ella Davies (Gwyr); 2nd Tiffany Rees (Olchfa); 4th Mai Davies (Gwyr) & 5th Hannah Shepard (Bishop Gore).
Year 8&9B: 2nd Aled Tumelty (Gwyr); 6th Dylan Morgan (Gwyr); 9th Christian Garcia (Gwyr) and 12th Jed Howard-Jones (Bishop Gore).
Year 10 to 14G: No runners.
Year 10 to 14B: 4th Iwan White (Bishopston) who was our only runner.
 
Saturday 6th October were the National Mens 6 stage and Womens 4 stage Road Relay Championships held at Sutton Park, Birmingham where we were up against the very best road racing club teams in the UK. The fixture clashed with the Cardiff Half Marathon affecting availability of one or two key athletes, nevertheless our Senior teams still pulled some top notch performances out of the bag showing what great strength in depth we have. No medals were won this year, however our super 6 men placed a commendable 21st in (1.51.38), the team comprised of Marc Hobbs, Dominic Smith, Elliot Lawrence, Liam Lloyd, Matthew Harvey & Paul Tobin, Marc was our quickest runner in a time of (17.49) which was the 50th fastest individual time across all clubs. In the womens 4 stage the team put in an awesome performance to place 6th just 90 seconds away from medalling, the awesome foursome were Isobel Parry-Jones, Kate Roberts, Sian Edwards and Verity Ockenden, Verity was our quickest runner in a time of (14.47) the 13th fastest individual across all clubs.
Very well done to both teams, click here for the full mens and womens results.
 
Sunday 7th October was the Cardiff Half Marathon incorporating the inaugural Commonwealth Games Half Marathon Championships, where 5 of the 8 athletes selected for Wales were from Swansea Harriers, in fact the entire mens team were from our club!!!! Overall we had over 40 finishers including our Welsh Internationals which was great to see. 
Individual highlights included our first 5 men and women home crossing the line who were:
Men: Representing Wales were the dream team of 9th Dewi Griffiths (1.02.55); 13th Kristian Jones (1.03.55); 18th Joshua Griffiths (1.05.05); 19th Jonathan Hopkins (1.05.18); Kris, Josh & Jon all set lifetime bests, and our first non international home was 37th Phil Matthews (1.08.44).
Women: Representing Wales was superstar 26th Alaw Beynon-Thomas (1.19.39); 35th Rachel Davies (1.22.27); Llinos Jones (1.24.59); Luticia Thomas (1.30.17) and Jemima Osborn (1.34.37).
Very well done to everyone who ran from the club it was a great day and a great set of results that can be viewed here.