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30.01.12 Sunday 29th January were the Senior Men’s & Women’s Wales V Scotland V Ireland V UWIC and U20 Men’s & Women match Wales V Scotland V Ireland V England Indoor Celtic Cup International at NIAC incorporating the Welsh Athletics Indoor Athletics 3000m Championships for the U17, U20 & Senior age groups and some invitation events for juniors. Representing the Wales team were Senior Men 400m Paul Bennett 1st in the 400m (49.35), new club member Sian Swanson 2nd in the Senior Women's High Jump (1.64m), Caryl Granville who had a win too in the mixed relay and Naomi James 2nd in the U20W Pole Vault (3.45m). Congratulations to them all helping Wales to 2nd place behind Scotland. In the U17, U20 & Seniors 3000m Championships there were medals for; Olivia Gwynn U17W Silver (10.32.38) just behind team mate Lara Phillipart in Bronze (10.57.59) a Gold for Connor Davies in the U17M (9.09.44), Silver for Paul Tobin in the U20M (9.23.27) and Gold for Alaw Beynon-Thomas in the Senior Women (9.53.67), very well done to them all on some fine medal winning performances. Click here for the full results including the junior invitation events.

29.01.12 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWANSEA HARRIERS many happy returns to Swansea Harriers the club is 50 years old this year. Two of the key forthcoming celebratory events are; The Club Awards & Gold Awards evening which will be held at Dunvant Rugby Club on 24th March 2012, the awards include Senior Athlete of 2011, while the Gold Awards celebrate the individual achievements of our youngsters over the last 12 months and the 50th Anniversary Dinner will be held at The Marriott Hotel, Swansea on October 27th 2012, this will be the culmination of the years events and with a lot of interest already shown is likely to be a sell out.
Click here for full details and an open invitation to everyone associated with the club.
Click here for a booking form for the 50th Anniversary Dinner.
Club Secretary Kevin Corcoran has been hard at work compiling a fantastic new website of the clubs entire history, this is a work in progress and any contributions from past and present club members would be more than welcome. Click here for a trip down memory lane.

25.01.12 Our very own Hannah Brier along with Isabel Hughes of Bridgend AC and 22 others, from a range of sporting backgrounds were selected from Wales for a TV programme to promote the Olympics, called "The Ultimate Sports Day". The filming took place in Scotland, the contestants had to compete against each other to make the final Welsh team of 2 boys, and 2 girls, 16 were sent home after the first day, and a further 4 at the end of the week, Hannah and Isabel both made it to the final two. The Welsh team was mentored by Christian Malcom, the first of 11 x 30min programmes is to be aired on CBBC Saturday 28th Jan at 9am, repeated at 11.30am, followed by the same every Saturday for the next 10 weeks, watch this space to see how they got on. The countries compete against each other, and one person from each country for the final episode will compete against the Olympic Dream Team.

22.01.12 Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January were the Welsh Athletics Indoor Championships for the U13, U15 & Senior age groups. Swansea Harriers had a great weekend with lots of entries, personal bests and few medals too. Very many congratulations to all those who took part and special congratulations to all those who won medals:
GOLDS In the U15G Hannah Brier did the double winning the 60m (7.77) and 200m (25.67) where she broke her own championship record in the semi final (25.42), Jessica Merrick 60mH (9.64), in the Seniors Caryl Granville 60mH (8.79), U13B Michael Thompson 60mH (10.25) and Scott Hill Shot (8.23m).
SILVERS In the U13G Rachel Jones Shot (9.08m), U15G Anna Barnes Pole Vault (2.56m) and Emily Cockrill Shot (10.16m), Senior Woman Naomi James Pole Vault (3.54m) and Donna Jones Triple Jump (11.13m), U13B Elliott Lawrence 1500m (5.08.76) and Scott Morgan 60mH (11.18), U15B Miles Keller-Jenkins High Jump (1.75m) and Senior Man Paul Bennett 400m (51.45).
BRONZES In the U13G Rhiannon Maine 60m (8.81) and Emily Coles High Jump (1.26m), U15G Maryanne Eve Pole Vault (1.96m) and Jamie O'Driscoll 60mH (10.27), Senior Women Caryl Granville 400m (57.02), Lyndsey Maund Pole Vault (3.44m) and Donna Jones Long Jump (5.40m), U13B Elliott Lawrence 800m (2.32.58) and U15B Rhys Harris 60mH (10.1)
Click here for the full results.

20.01.12 Sunday 12th February there will be a Shot & Javelin coaching day at Swansea University open to any interested athletes, coaches and parents. Click here for full details.

16.01.12 Sunday 15th January was the Mcain Cardiff Cross Challenge at Bute Park. The club had many of its endurance athletes competing some for Wales, some for the club and some for their University or school district team, against many of the UK top endurance athletes. Highlights on the day included top 10 places for Dewi Griffiths 10th in the Senior Men, Connor Davies 6th in the U17M, an excellent victory for Jac Hopkins in the U15B, an 8th place for Elliott Lawrence in the U13B, Carol Jones had yet another excellent race to finish 2nd in the Senior Women and Olivia Gwynn had another great run for the 2nd week in a row to finish 3rd in the U15G. Very well done to everyone who competed. Click here for the full results.

16.01.12 Sunday 15th January were the West Wales Indoor Athletics Championships at Swansea University. Congratulations to all those athletes who took part many of them in their first ever athletics competition. Many thanks to the 40+ volunteers who gave up their free time to make the event happen, it could not go ahead without all your support. On the day there were many championship records broken and medals awarded to athletes from all the clubs. Highlights for the Swansea athletes included; Gold and a Championship record for Bronwen Maine (3.38m) in the U11G long jump, team mate Grace Thomas won Gold in the U11G Shot (5.56m). There was a clean sweep of the medal in the U13B 60m Hurdles Gold for Michael Thompson (10.6) Silver for Scott Morgan (11.7) and Bronze for Tomos Slade (11.9), Scott also had the Gold in the High Jump (1.31m). In the U15B there was a Gold for Rhys Harris in the 60m Hurdles (10.3) a Gold and championship record for Miles Keller-Jenkins in the High Jump (1.75m) and a Gold for Calum Kramatov-Jones making his debut for the club in the Triple Jump (8.69m). There was a double for Hannah Brier in the U15G winning two gold medals and breaking 2 championship records in the process 60m (7.8) and Long Jump (5.12m), Jessica Merrick won the 60m Hurdles (9.8) and came 2nd in the 60m (8.3) with team mate Ffion Wake in 3rd (8.4) to make it another clean sweep for the medals. Emily Cockrill won Gold in the Shot (10.20m), Jessica Harry won Gold in the High Jump (1.45m) and Anna Barnes set a new joint championship record in the Pole Vault (2.64m). In the U17M Rhys Gealy set a new championship record and won Gold in the Shot (12.03m), Keiran Ingram won Gold in the High Jump (1.60m), Lewis Preece set a new championship record too winning Gold in the Pole Vault (3.64m) and Jack Straw won Gold in the Triple Jump (10.82m). In the U17W Stephanie Nicholas won Gold in the Shot (9.95m), Catrin Jones Gold in the High Jump equaling the championship record (1.60m), Caitlin Atkins won Gold in the Pole Vault and also set a new championship record (2.94m) making it a clean sweep for the U17W with Cerys McCool in 2nd (2.04m) and Charlotte Preston in 3rd (1.54m) and Rhiannon Hails won Gold in the Triple Jump (9.29m). In the U20M 60m it was another clean sweep with Rhys Williams in Gold (7.4), Kieron Martin in 2nd (7.5) and Ross Bangura in 3rd (7.5), Rhys is back from his holidays from Newcastle, Australia where he now lives and will be taking back a 2nd Gold medal from the long jump (6.29m) and we look forward to seeing him again next year. In the U20W there were Gold medals for Emily Morris in the High Jump (1.55m), Nina Prells in the Shot (10.47m), Naomi James in the Pole Vault and a new championship record (3.44m), Sophie Lane in the Triple Jump (10.03m) where it was a clean sweep for the girls with Rhiannon Thomas in Silver (8.98m) and Chelsea Christopher in Bronze (8.30m) and finally there was a double for Imelda Morrison in the Senior Women coming away with 2 Gold medals and 2 Championship Records in the 60m (8.3) and Long Jump (5.61m). Click here for the full results including championship records and event winners for the last 4 years.

08.01.12 As seen on BBC TV, incorporated into The Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team V USA V Europe that took part in the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Challenge title in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Saturday 7th January was the Celtic Cross County International. The club had 5 athletes competing Dewi Griffiths had a fantastic run to finish 3rd, in the U20M Liam Lloyd came in 30th and U17M Connor Davies just 2 seconds behind in 31st running up an age group, U17M Jac Hopkins had a great run too and came in 40th. Olivia Gwynn was not only the first Welsh runner home but the first British U17W too in 17th in the U20W race. Very many congratulations to them all competing against not only the top UK athletes but many of the USA and Europe's too! Click here for the full results.

04.01.12 Results are now out for the Boxing Day Glynneath 5 mile and New Years Eve Mountain Ash Nos Galan 5K races. At Glynneath Alaw Beynon-Thomas was the first Swansea athlete home in 2nd (18th overall) new member Raul Reismann was the first male athlete home just behind Alaw in 20th. Click here for the full results. New Years Eve in Mountain Ash, 2010 Commonwealth Games 800m runner Chris Gowell was 3rd in a personal best of 14.44 and Andrea Whitcombe was the 3rd lady and first Swansea athlete to finish in 42nd, Click here for the full results. very well done to them all.

29.12.11 Training starts back on Tuesday 3rd January athletes in the junior groups should have reserved their places for the sessions which are limited to 50 athletes each:
3rd January Tuesdays:- School years 5 & 6, 5pm to 6.15pm, email this website for booking forms.
4th January Wednesdays:- School years 7, 8 & 9, 6pm to 8pm, open to athletes from all clubs Click here for a booking form.
5th January Thursdays:- School years 5 & 6, 5pm to 6.15pm, email this website for booking forms.
11th January Wednesdays new "Run Jump Throw" satellite club launches at LC2 Swansea for athletes in school years 3, 4 & 5, 5pm to 6.15pm in term time only, costs are £15 per 6 week block of sessions, to reserve a place email lead coach Rhys Williams at rhys.williams@the-lc.co.uk

26.12.11 Click here and by making this page your homepage you can now raise funds when you search the web! Use easysearch instead of Google or any other search engine and you can make a real difference to Swansea Harriers Athletics Club. By making just 10 searches a day with easysearch, you can raise around £20 a year. You can also raise even more money for the club by shopping on line by clicking here.

21.12.11 Very many congratulations to the 5 club athletes selected to represent Wales in the BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country International at Holyrood Palace on January 7th; U17W Olivia Gwynn, U17M Connor Davies and Jac Hopkins, U20M Liam Lloyd and U23M Dewi Griffiths, the very best of luck to them all where they will be competing against top class international competition.

19.12.11 Very many congratulations to the two Swansea Harriers athletes who represented Wales in the Brussels Lotto-Cup Cross Country International on December 18th; Phil Matthews finished in 34th place in the Senior Mens 10500m (Sen Heren) and Elin Davies in 13th place in the U17W 2500m (Schol Meisjes), where they were up against some top international competitors in Belgium. Two fantastic performances! Click here for the full results.

12.12.11 Sunday 11th December was the U11 & U13 Open meeting incorporating a triathlon for the U11's and a quadrathlon for the U13's. 65 athletes entered and a great day of grassroots competition was had. Very many congratulations to all those athletes who participated some in their first ever competition. Very many thanks to all the volunteers from the club who helped judge and those from other clubs who did too, the event could not happen without your support, in particular Jo Davis who had the major task of typing up the results and working out the scores. Highlights on the day included Ajay Bater's 2nd place in the U11B triathlon and Iwan Slade's 3rd, a 2nd place too for Grace Thomas in the U11G triathlon, Michael Thompson's victory in the U13B Quadrathlon closely folowed by team mate Scott Morgan in 3rd, Emily Coles was the highest placed U13G with 6th place in the quadrathlon. Click here for the full results.

11.12.11 Saturday 10th December was the Welsh Inter Regional Cross Country Championships at Builth Wells. Several of the clubs athletes had been selected to represent West Wales (and a couple for the East Region too). Highlights on the day included top 3 places for Phil Matthews (East Wales) having a great season to win the senior men's race, Marc Hobbs was just behind in 3rd; Jac Hopkins won the U15B; Liam Lloyd was 2nd in the U20M; it was a one two in the Senior Ladies with Caryl Jones in 1st and Nicola Knapp (East Wales) in 2nd; Elin Davies was 2nd in the U17W and Olivia Gwynn was 1st in the U15G. Very many congratulations to them all on some fine runs. Congratulations should be given too, to all those who represented the West Region on winning all 3 sections, Male, Female and Combined, making it a hatrick for the region. Click here for the full results, the Swansea Harriers athletes are highlighted in yellow. Masters results to follow.

08.12.11 Sunday 4th December was the 3rd of 5 league cross county fixtures at home in Singleton Park where all the ideal cross country ingredients were available, rain, hail, long steep hills and thick muddy bogs, very many congratulations to everyone who competed on one of the toughest cross country courses around. Individually highlights included; Nathan Jones was the first U11B home in 11th, Abigail Passey was the first U11G in 23rd, Nathans big brother Oliver Jones was 7th in the U13 Boys and is in 3rd place overall in the individuals league, enjoying the hail storm for the U13G race was Bethan Harris first home in 14th, one man team Ashley Hopkins was 16th in the U15B, another all on her own was Lara Phillipart in the U15G in 2nd and keeps her place at the top of the individuals league table, Iona Evans 10th in the U17W, Liam Lloyd was 5th in the U20M with top 10 places for team mates Matthew Thomas in 6th, Matthew is in 2nd in the individuals league table too and Paul Tobin finished in 8th, Jemima Osborn was 3rd in the U20W and is top of the individuals league tables, training partner Katie Reynolds finished 4th on the day, Mark Roberts was the first senior man in 9th and the most impressive performance was left to Andrea Whitcombe in the Senior Ladies with a fine victory well over a minute ahead of the 2nd placed athlete. Team wise there were some great turnouts especially for the U11 & U13 boys and girls teams, the U13B & U20M remain at the top of their leagues, the U20W team in 2nd and just of the top 3 are the U13G team in 4th.Click here for the full individual and league results.

06.12.11 Vote for David Greene twice; David has been shortlisted for the BBC UK and BBC Wales Sports Personality of the year awards, Click here for how to vate for Dai in the BBC UK Sports Personality of the year award.
Click here for how to vote for Dai in the BBC Welsh Sports Personallity of the year award.
Good luck and get voting!

05.12.11 Friday 2nd December were the Swansea City Council Sports Awards and the club had 2 winners; David Greene was a more than deserving winner of the Senior Sports Person of the year for his Gold medal at the World Athletics Championships dad Steve was there to collect the award on his behalf, the Junior Club Team of the year was won too for a magnificent season for all age groups from U11 to U20 in in its numerous league, cup, championship and international successes, very well done to every single one of the clubs juniors who all contributed to this very much deserved accolade. Very many congratulations to all those others from the club who were shortlisted but just missed out; Senior Team of the year - Swansea Harriers Ladies, Junior Female Sports Person of the year - Hannah Brier and Senior Disabled Sport Person of the year - James Ledger.

04.12.11 Saturday 3rd December Katherine Morris (U18W Bishop Vaughan), Emily Dacey (U18W Neath Port Talbot College), Rhys Gealy (U16M Gwyr) and Lucy Fligelstone (U16G Bishopston) represented the Welsh Schools International team in British Schools Indoor Combined Events Championships in Glasgow against England, Scotland and Ireland. All 4 performed really well against the UK's top multi event athletes. Emily had the best result of the match with a 5th place finish, Rhys 8th, Katherine 10th and Lucy 16th in their sections. Very well done to them all. Click here for the full results.

03.12.11 Friday 2nd December were the Afan Nedd Tawe Sportshall Athletics Trials for school years 7 to 10 at Swansea University. Results will be used to select a squad for the Afan Nedd Tawe Sportshall team to compete in the Welsh Sportshall Final in Cwmbran on 4th March. Very well done to all those who participated, and many thanks to the 30 volunteers who gave up their free time to officiate and help the event run smoothly. Click here for the results.

28.11.11 Saturday 26th November was the McCain Liverpool Cross Challenge. Swansea Harriers Senior teams were representing Wales in an attempt to qualify for the European Clubs Cross Country Championships. The ladies team just missed out finishing 3rd, Andrea Whitcombe was our first lady home in 21st place. The men's team were even closer coming 2nd, but missed out too, Matt Dumigan was the first one home in 35th. Matthew Thomas was 73rd and Katie Reynolds 50th representing the Wales U20 Development teams. Jac Hopkins 10th in the U15B race and Olivia Gwynn having the best race of all coming home in 6th in the U15G. Very well done to all those competing. Click here for the full results.

27.11.11 The Aviva UKA Awards Evening took place on Saturday 26th November. Very many congratulations to David Greene who won the The Best Athletics Performance of 2011 award for his Gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Daegu, Korea. Davids coach Malcolm Arnold also won the Elite Athletics Coach of the Year award. Very well done to them both!

22.11.11 Saturday 19th November were the Welsh Inter Schools Cross Country Championships at Brecon, where athletes were representing their schools teams. Highlights included top ten placings for Connor Davies 8th (Gwyr) Senior Boys, Oliver Jones 6th (Bishopston) U14 Boys, Jemima Osborn 9th (Olchfa) Senior Girls, Jemima also led home the quartet of herself, Katie Reynolds, Elysia Pearson and Iona Evans to claim the Senior Girls team title for Olchfa which was the first time in 35 years, congratulations to them all. Click here for the full results.

21.11.11 Phil Matthews had another fine run of 30.03 in the Leeds 10K on Sunday 20th November, this was another personal best and agonisingly close to breaking the 30 minute barrier in an excellent race. Click here for the full results.

20.11.11 The following club athletes were successful in the draw for the 2012 London Marathon from our allocation of guaranteed entries; Stephen Richards, Raul Reissman, Guy Smith, Uku Kumari and Ifan Lloyd. Good luck to them all and commiserations to those who were unlucky this year.

19.11.11 Full results are out for the 2nd cross country league match at Bath University held on 13th November. It was a very good day for the club in it's furthest away fixture of the league, very many thanks and well done to all the athletes who made the effort to get to Bath. Individual highlights included a victory for Carol Jones in the senior women followed in 3rd place by team mate Nicola Knapp, 2nd places for senior man Phil Matthews and Lara Philipart in the U15G and 3rd places for U13B Oliver Jones and Katie Reynolds in the U20W. Team wise the U13B remain top of the table and are now joined by the U20M and U20W, with both U11G & U13G teams in 4th place in their leagues just outside the top 3. With the 3rd fixture at home on Sunday 4th December in Singleton Park the club will be looking for a really big turnout of athletes. Click here for the full team and individual results from Bath.
Click here for the course map and timetable for the 4th December at Singleton Park.
The same day was the Mcain Cross Challenge just down the road in Bristol, highlights included a 3rd place for Dewi Griffiths in the senior men's race, a 2nd place for U15B Jac Hopkins and Olivia Gwynn just missed out on a top 3 place coming 4th in the U15G, congratulations to them all where they were up against many of the UK's top cross country athletes.Click here for the full results.

18.11.11 50th anniversary updates; It is the Clubs 50th anniversary in 2012 we are producing a publication (both electronically and in paper form) to mark the event. We are particularly keen to recruit some of our current young athletes to get involved to give their perspective on life at the Club and, if they wish, with help in the publication. It may be a chance to put something on their CV! We would also like to hear from former members with their experiences at the Club or merely to include a line to say what part of the world they are in now. Anyone interested or with further information can contact Kevin Corcoran at westglamleague@sky.com There was a great turnout for the quiz last week with a resounding victory for the athletes in Barrie Owen's group. The next fundraising activity is the Santa Run on the outdoor track for all age groups, 6pm on Thursday 8th December, £1 entry fee on the night, Santa hats are preferred kit but not essential. The clubs 2012 Calendar is available on club nights for the bargain price of £5 and with over 100 copies sold already, looks like it's going to be a best seller, get yours whilst stocks last, much work has gone into the production of the calendar and it looks great with many photos of the past, present and future stars of the club.

12.11.11 Full results are now available for the West Wales Cross Country Championships held at Fairwood on Sunday 6th November. Very well done to all those who participated, many of those will now go forward to represent West Wales in the Welsh Inter Regional Cross Country Championships at Builth Wells on Saturday 10th December. There was a hatful of medals and highlights included; Gold for Mark Roberts in the Senior Men and Silver for David Rees, Gold for Matthew Thomas in the U20M, there was a one two in the Senior Ladies too with Gold for Andrea Whitcombe and Silver for Alaw Beynon-Thomas, Elliott Lawrence won Silver in the U13B, Bethan Harris Bronze in the U13G, a third one two in the U15G with Gold for Olivia Gwynn and Silver for Lara Phillipart, Gold for Jac Hopkins in the U15B, Silver for Elin Davies in the U17W, Gold for Connor Davies in the U17M and finally on more gold for good measure for Rhiannon Anderson in the U20W whilst representing Aberystwyth University. Click here for the full results.

09.11.11 The club are very lucky to have the support service of Thomas Barden the clubs Lucozade Sports Scientist. Tom will be visiting the club again in December to lend us his expertise from working with top athletes across a range of sports, watch this space for more details. In the meantime why not download his presentation on Hydration that was delivered on a previous visit. Click here.

08.11.11 Congratulations to Phil Matthews who came 2nd in the Plymouth 10K on Sunday 6th November in a personal best of 30.37 edging ever closer to the sub 30 barrier, Phil was closely followed by Dewi Griffiths in 4th in another excellent time of 30.46, well done to them both on two fine runs. Full results from Sundays West Wales Cross Country Championships at Fairwood will be available in due course.

07.11.11 Sunday 6th November were the joint Welsh Schools and Welsh Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships at NIAC. Swansea Harriers had over 20 athletes competing some representing the club, some their school district and some both. All athletes had a great but tough day. Highlights included a Silver in the U16G for Lucy Fligelstone (Bishopston, 2818pts), Bronze for Jamie O'Driscoll in the U15G (Bishopston, 2076pts), a double Gold for Katherine Morris in the U17W & U18W (Bishop Vaughan, 3082pts), Gold for Rhys Wydenbach in the U13B (Olchfa, 1060pts) closely followed by team mate Michael Thompson in Bronze (Bishopston, 953pts) and Gold for Rhys Gealy in the U16B (Gwyr, 2753pts). In the other age groups the highest placed U13G was 7th placed Amber Murphy (Bishop Gore, 1264pts) and in the U18M Nathan Phillips in 14th (Olchfa, 1998pts). Some of the U16 & U18 athletes will have their fingers crossed hoping their performances will be good enough to be selected for Wales in the British Schools Combined Events International in Glasgow in a few weeks time. Click here for the full results.

24.10.11 Sunday 23rd October was the BUPA Birmingham Half Marathon. Dewi Griffiths had a fantastic run to finish 7th in a personal best time of 65.40 to make him the 2nd UK athlete to finish, Dewi is just 20 years of age which makes the performance that much more impressive with the added bonus of the time having him now ranked 2nd on the UK All Time list for U20M Half Marathon. Team mate Simon Jones had a great run too in 18th (69.31). The race was packed with talent and was won by the great Ethiopian multiple Olympic and World medalist Haile Gebrselassie. Click here for the full results.

23.10.11 The awards season is now underway and to start off on Saturday 22nd October saw the annual Welsh Athletics Club Awards. Swansea Harriers came out of it very well indeed winning no less than 10 awards. Off Track Club of the year; Junior Club of the year; Philippa Roles, Kevin Corcoran and Owen Hedges for Meritorious Service Awards; Newcomer to officiating, Iain McCallum; Track & Field Official of the year, Chris Williams; Male Junior Athlete, Paul Bennett; David Greene who won two awards Male Athlete of the year and the Award of Honour. Very many congratulations to Philippa, Kevin, Owen, Iain, Chris, Paul and David and to all the junior and senior off track athletes in road and cross country; and to all the juniors who represented the club in leagues and championships for road, cross country and track & field. It is fantastic that so many sections of the club have been recognised for their efforts and successes in the last 12 months, they are more than well deserved.

19.10.11 The 4th and final round of the Afan Nedd Tawe Comprehensive Schools Cross Country League fixtures was held on Monday 17th October at Singleton Park. There were races for pupils in school years 7 to 13. The league results will be used to select the Afan Nedd Tawe School County Team to compete in the Cardiff Cross Challenge on 15th January. Athletes must of competed in at least one of the league fixtures to be considered for selection. Click here for the PROVISIONAL final team and individual results and league tables.

18.10.11 Sunday 16th October was the Cardiff Half Marathon, After running in the Relays at Birmingham, some athletes doubled up and competed the Cardiff Half. Phil Matthews was first Harrier home in 66.40, while Andrea Whitcombe won the F40 event in what is believed to be a Club Record 1.16.41, not bad at all from over 15,000 finishers! Click here for the full results. Club endurance rankings and achievements now updated in the menu.

16.10.11 On Sunday 16th October was the National Young Athletes Road Relays at Sutton Park, Birmingham, after a successful day on Saturday with the seniors it was the juniors chance to shine in what for many was their first experience of such a major road race event. All athletes performed really well and highlights included; the U17M A team had the best result of all the juniors with a 9th place finish; Elis Rees (12:15) Connor Davies (12:53) & Jonathan Tobin (12:30) their B team came 36th from 54 teams. The U15G had a top 10 result too with a 10th from 54 teams; Lucy Fliglestone (16:56) Lara Philippart (14:22) & Olivia Gwynn (14:03), Olivia's time was the main individual highlight of the day being the 5th fastest time from all the clubs runners. The U17W came 23rd from 36 teams, the U15B 12th from 46 teams and the U13B had two teams with their A team coming in 15th and the B 32nd from 34 teams. Very many congratulations to them all and in a few years we will no doubt see many of these athletes in the senior teams.
Click here for the full U13B results.
Click here for the full U15G results.
Click here for the full U15B results.
Click here for the full U17W results.
Click here for the full U17M results.

15.10.11 Saturday 15th October both Senior Men's and Women's teams had yet again two fine performances in the National Road Relays at Sutton Park, Birmingham. The women's 4 stage A team came in 7th place with the quartet of; Carol Glover (15:36), Andrea Whitcombe (14:27), Alaw Beynon-Thomas (16:07) and Non Stanford (15:22), the B team finished very high up too in 31st place from 72 teams, Andrea's time was the 10th quickest of all athletes from all clubs. The Men's 6 stage A team had an even better day coming in 5th place from 76 teams! Dewi Griffiths (17:07) Phillip Matthews (17:39), Marc Hobbs (18:12) Brian Maher (17:35) Simon Jones (17:50) and Matthew Dumegan (17:52), the B team were 29th too. Dewi's time was equal 6th fastest individual time of the day. With both Men's and Women's A & B teams doing so well strength in depth is looking good for the 12 and 6 stage relays in the new year. Very many congratulations to all the runners and team Manager George Edwards for some great results.
Click here for the Men's 6 Stage Results.
Click here for the Women's 4 Stage Results.

14.10.11 Full results are now out for the first cross country league fixture at Bridgend on 9th October. Off to a great start are the Senior Men's team topping division 1, matching this team performance are the U13B team at the top of their division; there are also 3rd places for the U17 Men, U20 Men and U20 Women's teams. Individually there was a great victory for Dewi Griffiths in the Senior Men's race with team mates Phil Matthews and Marc Hobbs just behind in 3rd and 4th respectively and Lara Phillipart was a strong 2nd in the U15G. Many thanks and congratulations to all those athletes who represented the club and to all the team mangers for getting out such good teams for match 1. Click here for the full team and individuals results. Unfortunately we were unable to find a team manager for the U15B team this reflected in the results with no athletes participating, hopefully we can find a manager and this will change for round 2 at Bath on Sunday 13th November.

07.10.11 Thursday 6th October was the AGM of Swansea Harriers. Please click on the link to read the minutes and Secretary, Track & Field, Road & Cross Country, Officiating and Coaching reports. You will be able to see what a major undertaking it is to run one of the biggest and best clubs in the UK with a magnificent team of volunteers. AGM minutes and reports.

26.09.11 Sunday 25th September saw the Swansea Bay 10K, 5K, 3K and 1K races. In the 10K Dewi Griffiths ran (30.21) to edge even closer to the magic 30 minute barrier to finish 4th followed closely just 3 seconds behind by new signing Simon Jones (30.25), there were also top 10 finishes for Matthew Dumigan 7th (30.34) and Phil Matthews 10th (30.56). In the ladies Andrea Whitcombe had yet another fine performance to match Dewi's 4th place (33.53) the next Swansea lady home was Alaw Beynon-Thomas in 14th (38.01). In the junior races Connor Davies won Gold in the boys 5K (16.03) and training partner Paul Tobin was 2nd (16.57) in the girls Elin Davies was 2nd (19.05) and Katie Reynolds 3rd (19.58). The 3K was a victory for Jac Hopkins (9.40) and to make it a double for the club Lara Phillipart won the girls (10.21) followed in by Olivia Gwynn having a great run too finishing 2nd (10.52). In the 1K Elissa Ratti was a Silver medal winner (3.40), Mark Tobin won Gold in the boys (3.41) and just behind in Silver was Scott Morgan (3.44). Very many congratulations to all those club members who competed and some fine performances and results.
Click here for the 10K results.
Click here for the 5K results.
Click here for the 3K results.
Click here for the 1K results.

16.09.11 After a magnificent year in his final race of the season World Champion David Greene finished 2nd in the 400m Hurdles in the Diamond League in Brussels, BELGIUM on Friday evening. David's time of 48.78 against another world class field was still enough for him to finish at the top of the Diamond League 400m Hurdles standings for the season to win all of the $40,000 prize money! Click here for the race results.

14.09.11 The Welsh Athletics Run, Jump, Throw Initiative for athletes in school years 6 to 9 goes into it's 4th year on Wednesday September 28th at Swansea University 6pm to 8pm, this session is open to athletes from any club or unattached to a club. Click here for a booking form.

13.09.11 FINAL Club Track & Field Rankings 2011:
U11 Boys & Girls.
U13 Girls.
U13 Boys.
U15 Girls.
U15 Boys.
U17 Women.
U17 Men.
U20 Women.
U20 Men.
Overall male rankings.
Overall female rankings.

13.09.11 Saturday 10th September saw both Senior Men's and Women's teams compete in the British Athletics League 10 in 100 Cup Final at Derby. The senior Men's team had a very good performance to come in 6th place and the Women's team ended their season with another great result to come 2nd just behind Crawley AC who did the double. Highlights included wins for Caryl Granville 100mH (14.26), Jemima Osborn 800m (2.25.12) and Wyn Roberts 100m (10.84).
Click here for the Men's results.
Click here for the Women's results.
The following day some of the athletes competed in Derby again after an overnight stay for the West Wales U20 team in the National Junior League Final, against the best 8 teams in the UK the team put in a great performance but finished last, however it was a fine achievement by the squad to qualify for this very tough fixture. Highlights included wins for Nina Prells (35.99m) Discus B and a double for Toni Wells in the Shot B (11.12m) and Hammer A (50.48m) Click here for the NJL U20 results.

12.09.11 There will be an officials Starters/Marksman course will be held in the Swansea Harriers Cafe, on Wednesday 28th September 2011 commencing at 6:30pm. The Tutor on this occasion will be Mr Keith Matthews. There are currently 4 people who have signed up for this course therefore it will run. There will be a charge of £20 for each course participant by cheque made payable to Welsh Athletics Ltd. There are only a small number of starters in Wales so please if you are interested or know of anyone who maybe please forward them these details. Click here for an application form to return to Mr. Ken Bennett, 2 Pen Y Morfa, Penclawdd, Swansea, SA4 3RF, no later than Wednesday 21st September.

11.09.11 Sunday 11th September was the Cardiff 10K, incorporated into this race was the North, South & Midlands English Regions against Wales. The club had 5 athletes competing for Wales, Phil Matthews (30.45), Afan Humphries (31.14), Alaw Beynon- Thomas (37.23), Caryl Jones (34.59) and Andrea Whitcombe. Andrea had the best result to finish 3rd in the Women's race in a time of 34.24.0. Another Swansea athlete Matthew Dumigan was the clubs first male athlete home in 30.33 in 5th place a personal best and not too far away from breaking 30 minutes as was Chris Thomson just behind in 8th (30.43). Very many congratulations to them all. Click here for the full results.

09.09.11 Potential Pole Vaulters? On Monday nights at 6.30pm is the Pole Vault beginners group for comprehensive school year 7 and above. If any athletes would like to give it a go just show up at the university indoor track with the usual training fees of £2.30 for Juniors. Pole Vault is an area where the club requires more junior athletes in particular school years 7 to 9. If you have a head for heights and fancy giving it a go the first session is on Monday 3rd October, email the website or just show up!

06.09.11 OLYMPIC TICKETS Further to the Clubs Committee Meeting on Monday 5th September the following Club members won the right to apply for the following pairs of tickets for the Olympic Games in London 2012:-
1 - DELYTH WILLIAMS - 6/8/2012 (Session AT007) – 400m Hurdles Final, 400m Final, 200m round 1, 400m Hurdles Semi-final/3000m Steeplechase Final, Pole Vault Final, Shot Put Final - £50 per ticket (£100 Total)
2 – SUE LEYSHON - 6/8/2012 (Session AT007) – 400m Hurdles Final, 400m Final, 200m round 1, 400m Hurdles Semi-final/3000m Steeplechase Final, Pole Vault Final, Shot Put Final - £50 per ticket (£100 Total)
3 – LEIGHTON GARDNER - 8/8/2012 (Session AT010) – 5000m round 1/PV qualifying/Decathlon 100m/LJ/SP, 800m round 1/Hammer qualifying - £65 per ticket (£130 Total)
4 – CIARAN PARKHOUSE - 9/8/2012 (Session AT012) – 4x400m Relay round 1/Decathlon 110mH/Discus/PV, HJ qualifying - £65 per ticket (£130 Total)
5 - JOSEPH THOMAS - 3/8/2012 (Session AT001) – 400m Hurdles round 1, 3000m Steeplechase round 1, Hammer qualifying, Shot Put qualifying, 100m classification heats, 400m round 1, Triple Jump qualifying, Heptathlon 100mH & High Jump - £20 per ticket (£40 Total)
6- ROSS BANGURA - 6/8/2012 (Session AT006) – 800m round 1, Discus qualifying, 100m Hurdles round 1, 1500m round 1, Shot Put qualifying - £20 per ticket (£40 Total)
7 - JESSICA HARRY - 7/8/2012 (Session AT008) – 110m Hurdles round 1, 200m round 1, Triple Jump qualifying, 5000m round 1, Javelin qualifying - £20 per ticket (£40 Total)
To recieve the tickets the winners must send a cheque for the relevant amount to Club Secretary Kevin Corcoran, 15 Heol Yr Eryr, Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea by 20th September 2011. Cheques should be made payable to "Swansea Harriers". Any queries should be sent to westglamleague@sky.com