Vote For Dewi

Our very own Dewi Griffiths has been shortlisted as one of the European Athletes of the month for October, after a series of very impressive performances on the road and in cross country.

A message from our founder members

50th Anniversary Dinner

 Many thanks to all the members of the organising committee and all who contributed  to provide such a superb evening at the Marriot Hotel  last Saturday.

One could not have imaged back in 1962 that 50 years on so many would gather together as members, past members, supporters, volunteers  or just friends to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Swansea Harriers and recognise  the success it has achieved.

Results Round Up

Sunday 21st October was round 1 of the cross country league at hot and sunny Newbridge Fields Bridgend, incorporated into the match was the West Glamorgan Cross Country Championships.

50th Anniversary Dinner & Club Awards Night

50th Anniversary Special presentation left to right; Sarah Evans, Barrie Owen, John Griffiths & Jemima Osborn

Saturday 27th October saw a 260 sell out for the clubs 50th Anniversary Dinner and awards night at the Marriot Hotel. There were many past, present and future athletes and volunteers there and all had a fantastic evenings celebrations. Our sincere gratitude and thanks goes out to all those who have supported the club in so many different ways for the last 50 years far to many to name them all.

UK Athletics Coaching Assistant Qualification

With close to 100 extra new members joining in the last 2 weeks since training has started back for the U11 to U15 age groups, due to the extra publicity the sport has received since the Olympic Games, it is vital that more parents come forward to offer their help to the lead coaches in sessions to maintain as effective coaching ratios as possible. For the club to continue to thrive and survive we must have more support from parents please.

Weekend Round Up

The sports awards season got underway on Saturday night the first of which was the Welsh Athletics Annual Awards Night held in Cardiff. Swansea Harriers had a very successful night reflecting what a great year the club has had in 2012 in what is also our 50th Anniversary year.

Volunteers Required

Training for the U11, U13 & U15 age groups resumes next week, the club has received well in excess of 200 enquires for membership since the Olympics began! For the club to cope with this potential additional turnout on top of our existing membership next week, it is essential that more parents come forward to volunteer their time so athletes can be coached and team managed effectively and safely. Roles where extra support is required are:

Results Round Up Including Caryl Jones at the World Half Marathon and a World Record!

Caryl Jones

Back on Saturday 22nd September junior throws coach and masters athlete Renate Prells set a new world record in the Masters World Hammer Decathlon Championships at Derby. In the W55 category Renate threw 10 different hammer weights ranging from 2kg to 12.5kg to set a new World Record of 3701 points. Very many congratulations to Renate on a great days work and her world record!

AGM News & Reports

Tonight was the Clubs Annual General Meeting. The Officers of the Club and the Clubs Committee were elected as follows:
 
President
Barrie Owen
Elective Vice Presidents
Wynford Leyshon & Jo Davis
Chairman
Gwilym Evans
Vice-Chairman
Colin Davies

Coaching Workshops and Conferences

Each winter there are numerous coaching workshops, conferences and seminars throughout the UK, some of those closer to home are;

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