Results Round Up from Solihull, Swansea, Cardiff, Tampere Finland, London & Tenby

Sunday 8th July was the England Masters (35+) Inter Area Challenge at Solihull where Welsh Masters entered a team, of which eight were Swansea Harriers members!: M50 Paul Flynn was 7th in the 400m (66.99) & 4th 1500m (5.05.98) & 4th 2000m Walk (12.00.71); W35 Llinos Jones was 6th in the 800m (2.31.07) & 3rd 1500m (5.06.43); M60 Chris Berry 4th (1.25m) High Jump & 5th (9.28m) High Jump; M60 Roderick Davies (3.82m) Long Jump; practicing what they preach club throws coaches were Ian and Peter with M70 Ian Bowles 3rd Shot (9.16m) and M45 Peter Roberts 1st (35.34m) Discus & 3rd (26.51m) Hammer; M50 John Owen 4th Hammer (35.41m) and 4th Chris Pruski (27.68m) Javelin. Very well done to them all on such a great set of results and for their Welsh vests, click here for the full results.
 
Thursday 12th July was the Paul Popham 5K series race 3 at Swansea where having a great run was Raul Reismann finishing first home for the club in 2nd place (17.53); making up our top 5 men were 8th Ryan Govier (18.54); 11th Paul Flynn (18.59); 29th Craig Jones (19.34) and 28th James O’Callaghan (19.36).
In the ladies there was a superb win for Rachel Davies (19.05); with training partner Llinos Jones just 5 seconds behind also stepping onto the podium in 2nd (19.10); Abigayle Goodrick-Latham placed 4th (20.06); 7th Luticia Thomas (20.54) and 8th Helen-Marie Davies (21.16) completing our top 5 and all in the top 10 individuals too. Very well done to all those who took part, click here for the full results.
 
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th July were the Welsh Senior Athletics Championships at Cardiff, incorporating some U15 event disciplines and relays. Once again it proved to be a very successful championships with an impressive number of medals won and three new all time club records broken too;
 
GOLD: SW Sian Swanson (11.63m) Triple Jump; U15B Charlie Holland (36.63) 300m and an all time club record!!; SW Hannah Brier (12.06) 100m; SW Lauren Williams (55.01) and an all time U20W club record!!: U15B Joshua Aka, Sam Petherbridge, Harvey James & Charlie Holland (45.98) and our 3rd all time club record of the championships!! And U15G Emily Collins (26.49m) Hammer.
 
SILVER: SW Rachel Jones (28.48m) Javelin; U15B Oscar Dun (24.98m) Hammer; U15G Chloe Jones (26.01m) Javelin and SM Nathan James (65.16m) Javelin. 
 
BRONZE: SM Glyn Price (3.95m) Pole Vault; SW Megan Stratton-Thomas (15.51.32) 3000m Walk; U15B Sam Petherbridge (11.75) 100m; Rhys Granville (49.96) 400m; SM Iwan Beggs (1.92m) High Jump and U15B Oscar Dun (11.40m) Shot.
 
Well done and thanks to all those club members who took part in the championships, click here for the full results
 
One of the two main highlights of this week has been a brilliant BRONZE medal for Joseph Brier in the 4 x 400m Final on Sunday 15th July where he ran a brilliant second leg for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team at the World Junior Athletics Championships at Tampere, FINLAND, the quartets time was a world class (3.05.64) just behind winner Italy and runners up USA. A great honour indeed to gain a GB vest against the very best U20 athletes in the World, well done Joseph! Click here for the full results. Also on Sunday 15th July former World, European and Commonwealth 400m Hurdles Champion David Greene gained another Great Britain & Northern Irelnad Vest in the Athletics World Cup at the Olympic Stadium, London after his last BG&NI vest a five years ago. Running a world class time of (49.48) over the 400m Hurdles David placed 3rd behind the USA and Polish athletes, well done David on such a superb result. If he can maintain this form which we are sure he can he is definatley going to be a medal contender in the Euorpean Championships in Berlin in August.
 
Meanwhile elsewhere . . . . . . on Sunday 15th July Dewi Griffiths wins his injury comeback race over 10K at Westminster, London in (29.41) and just behind in 4th was Joshua Griffiths (30.26). The same day at Tenby there were four races at once over 5K, 10K, half and full marathon distances where, in the 5K Helen-Marie Davies had a superb run to win in (20.31) and also having a strong run for 6th was Abigayle Goodrick-Latham (23.47); over the 10K Tom Henderson stepped onto the podium with a great run in 3rd (38.04) and Andrew Downie was 52nd in (48.31); our 2nd winning run of the day came from Eamonn Kirk in the half marathon in a time of (80.48) he was followed home by 183rd Simon Coombes (1.59.30) and 194th Damian Tyrell (2.00.21) and finally over the full marathon distance breaking into the top 10 was 10th Raul Reismann (3.00.27) and 53rd Daniel Newton (3.24.41).