Results Round Up From Whitford Point, Cardiff x 2, Loughborough, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Neath, Caerphilly & Llanelli

This years Whitford Point Multi-terrain race was held on Wednesday 15th May and was the 22nd race to be promoted by Swansea Harriers. The race started in ideal conditions with a warm sunny and calm evening. The underfoot conditions were the best in the history of the event. A field of 140 runners set off from Llanmadoc Village Hall heading towards the beach. As the race approached the beach the early leader was Dai Keenan Llanelli AC closely followed by Mark Davies and Craig Jones, both Swansea Harriers. Apart from Craig Seaman dropping back the positions didn't change until the finish with Dai Keenan extending his lead to win for the second year in succession. The ladies race was won by Thia Malan on her favourite terrain with Rachel Davies and Sally Monroe (unattached) taking the prizes. The team prizes were won by both the Swansea ladies and men teams. The men's masters awards were won by VM40 Dave Clarke (Llanelli AC), VM45 Ashley Pascoe (3Ms), VM50 Paul Flynn VM55 Thomas Guest. The ladies masters was won by VF35 Llinos Jones, VF40 Helen-Marie Davies, VF45 Mandy Morris (P.Talbot). VF50 Penny Kennedy. Thanks to all the volunteers, especially Brian Fox the event lead, we hope all the athletes enjoyed, click here for the full results.
 
 
Wednesday 15th May at Cardiff was the 100m & 200m run with the wind open meeting. Highlights included our fastest athlete in each age group as follows:
100m: SM Leon Greenwood (10.62); SW Hannah Brier (11.66); U20M Tristan James (11.49) & U17M Harvey James (11.50); 
200m: SM Rhys Samuel (24.75); SW Katie-Jane Priest (25.81) & U20W Gabrielle Fakande (25.35).
 
 
Saturday 18th May was the Loughborough Athletics International with teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Great Britain U20, British Universities and Loughborough Students participating. Swansea Harriers was very well represented with some individual highlights including:
SW Hannah Brier (11.79) 2nd 100m; a lifetime best for SM Leon Greenwood in the 200m with (21.44); a senior Welsh Vest for U20 Steffan Jones in the 400m (49.89); SM Lemarl Frekleton runs a 400m PB in (49.01); SW Olivia Ceasar (54.87) 400m; SM Guy Smith (3.45.63) 1500m; SW Cari Hughes (4.25.48) 1500m; SM Jonathan Tobin (8.22.89) 3000m; U20M Tomos Slade breaks his own all time 110m Hurdles club record in (14.09), well done Tomos, subject to board of trustees ratification; SW Lauren Williams finishes 3rd in the 400m final (60.33) and SM Daniel Rothwell runs a lifetime best for 3000m Steeplechase (9.21.13). Very well done to all those Swansea Harriers competing, click here for the full results.
 
 
Saturday 18th May saw our U13 & U15 team travel to Cheltenham for round 2 of 3 in the Youth Development League, they carried on where they left off after round 1 recording another fine team victory, despite not fielding a full team. Very many congratulations to all the athletes and volunteers involved in such a great result. It will be fingers and toes crossed for round 3 to see if they can progress to the regional (UK) area finals. Highlights at Cheltenham included individual A string wins from:
U15B Zac Davies (12.0) 80m Hurdles & (5.62m) Long Jump; U13G Olivia Mackey (1.33m) High Jump; U15B William Trott (3.70m) Pole Vault; U15G Millie Carter (3.00m) Pole Vault; U13G Amy Beynon (4.29m) Long Jump; U13B Nathaniel Osborne (8.67m) Shot; U15G Chloe Jones (9.34m) Shot & (25.25m) Hammer; U13G Lily Ford (8.65m) Shot and U15B George Snaith (45.79m) Javelin. Thanks again and very well done to the entire squad, click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
 
 
 
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The 32nd British Masters Road Relay Championships. Sutton Park, Birmingham. Saturday May 18th. Swansea Harriers Masters athletes Ifan Lloyd, Thomas Guest and Steve Smith represented the club. The prestigious race is a must do event for all Male and Female veteran athletes 35 +. Steve Smith commented that “The event brings together the best master runners from all over the country and provides the toughest competition you can ever face as a masters athlete”. The team of three competed in the Male V55-64 age category race which was held over three stages. Each runner completing a distance just over 5 kilometres on a challenging circuit with plenty of undulations to test the runners. Ifan Lloyd ran stage one and returned in 2nd overall with a time of 18.37. Steve Smith ran Stage two in 19.35 followed by Thomas Guest on the final leg recording 19.21 to finish the race in 6th place overall . Considering the level of competition and recent injury problems within the team this was a very positive result and augers well for future years when the team hopes to return along with a bigger squad to contest the medals across all age groups. Ifan Lloyd was rewarded with 7th fastest time of the day. Click here for the full results.
 
 
Sunday 19th May was round 1 of 3 in the Welsh U17, U20 & Senior League at Neath. There was a great turnout from the club in what was a great days athletics in the sunshine. Thanks to all our athletes who were there as well as our team managers, coaches and officials. Unfortunately no league tables are available and relay results are missing too, however we are more than hopeful of being in the top three. Highlights included overall top performers in each events discipline regardless of age group as follows:
Men: U17M Thomas Payne (11.05) 100m; U17M Owain Clarke (56.13) 400m & (14.83) 100m Hurdles; U17M Miles Hill (2.21.72) 800m; U20M Ieuan Hosgood (4.05m) Pole Vault; U17M Ryan Price (5.31m) Long Jump & (11.32m) Triple Jump; U17M Joshua Wilton (39.30m) Discus and SM Nathan James (62.35m) Javelin.
Women: SW Nia Palla (13.52) 100m; U17W Macey Morris (40.50) 300m; SW Caryl Granville (56.67) 400m & (13.88) 100m Hurdles; U17W Ally Mulligan (3.04.55) 800m; SW Sian Kirk (3.53.15) 1500m; U17W Emily Collins (13.57) 80m Hurdles;  SW Carys Jones (2.75m) Pole Vault; U17W Morgan Hapgood (4.15m) Long Jump; SW Katie Phillips (10.56m) Triple Jump; U17W Holly Cooper (32.62m) Discus and SW Catherine Collins (11.49m) Javelin.
Well done to all those who took part from the club another fantastic team effort, click here for the full results.
 
 
SW Alaw Beynon-Thomas was our sole competitor at the Caerphilly 10km on Sunday 19th May, where she had a storming run placing 3rd in (37.88).
 
 
Tuesday 21st May was the Cardiff throws only open meeting where two Swansea Harriers took part; U17W Cassey Grimwade throwing (48.61m) Hammer and SW Renate Prells (29.64m) Hammer & (21.17m) Discus.
 
 
Wednesday 22nd May was round 2 of 3 in the U11 & U13 Triangular series at Llanelli. In perfect weather conditions there was another huge turnout from the team, who with their combined efforts manged to get another team victory to extend their lead at the top of the league table. Our thanks as ever to all the volunteers from all three clubs who made the events possible, and congratulations to all the athletes that took part. Highlights included overall top performer in each age group and discipline as follows:
U11G: Jamie Allen & Martha Caldwell (11.8) 75m; Chloe Hartley-Green (2.54.5) 800m; Isabelle Kelly (5.79m) Shot; Isabelle Jones (14.28m) Javelin; Millie Pierce (1.05m) High Jump; 
U11B: Ruari Harris (11.3) 75m; Oliver Banwell-Clode (2.54.0) 800m; Macsen Holland (6.88m) Shot & (21.66m) Javelin; Bobby Anderson (1.05m) High Jump; 
U13G: Lola Mitchell (13.7) 100m; Sophie Hartley-Green (2.45.7) 800m; Lily Ford (8.58m) Shot; Georgie Ryder-Rees (18.65m) Javelin; Ruby Jones (1.40m) High Jump; 
U13B: Drew Dodd (13.7) 100m; Steffan Higgins (2.40.0) 800m; Nathaniel Osborne (8.58m) Shot; Lewie Jones (26.51m) Javelin; Reuben De Vall (1.35m) High Jump;