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Results Catch Up - May 16th-27th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Monday, 28 May 2018 16:45

At the end of the May Bank Holiday weekend, there's the chance to catch up on a number of events that has taken place up and down the country over the last fortnight - Cardiff, Builth Wells, Neath, Tipton, Carmarthen, Talley & Edinburgh.

 

Welsh Athletics RunWithTheWind Sprints Open Meeting - 16/05/18

The opening RunWithTheWind Series went to the Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Wednesday 16th May with nearly 200 athletes from all clubs in midweek action and over 100 new personal best times recorded in an ideal competition for improving ahead of major championships and league fixtures.

Glen Elsdon and Lewis Evans were in 100m action. Elsdon ran 11.10 in the second heat of fifteen and was followed by a new PB for Evans (11.23) in the following heat. Another one of these evenings is coming up on 20th June with the sprint hurdles and sprints open meeting.

 

Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival - 19/05/18

The 2018 edition headed back to the Royal Showground in Builth Wells on Saturday 19th May for the 10K and half marathon races in tough conditions. Thomas Jones was the second overall finisher in the 10K with a time of 42:00 exactly and was followed in by Iwan Davies (1:07:48)

 

Welsh Athletics Under 17, Under 20, Senior League - 20/05/18

After the first round match at Cardiff near the end of April, the Cwrt Herbert Athletics Track in Neath was the venue for the second Welsh Athletics Senior League on Sunday 20th May on one of the warmest days of the year so far. It saw a total of 157 athletes involved from more than 15 clubs with events including the 100m, 300m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 2k Walk, Sprint Hurdles, Sprint Relays, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin, Shot and Discus.

In another small turnout of eight from the Carmarthen club, all those who were in attendance produced some excellent results.

Scott Davies and Tal Davies were making their debuts for the club in the under 17 age group and made good starts. Davies (Scott) finished the 100m in 12.5 and then threw best attempts of shot (9.79m) and (21.57m) in the discus later on in the day. Meanwhile Tal ran 12.7 in the sprint.

It was also a busy day for Lewis Evans, just a few days after the sprints open in Cardiff. Competing in three events, Evans first took to the 100m start finishing in 11.6 before ending with 7.96m and 25.86m in the shot and javelin respectively.

Iwan Glynn and Trystan Leech contested the 400m races for the under 17 and under 20 men's categories and came away with times of 52.76 and 54.76. Moving onto the distance disciplines, Tomos Rees in the first of two men's 800m crossed the line in 2.03.72 and then a short time later in the 1500m, Iestyn Williams finished in 4.16.41. The quartet of Glynn, Evans, Davies and Davies finished off the day with good baton changes in the 4 x 100m Relay.

Finally over in the field, under 20 women's discus saw a second place overall finish for Danielle Jones (30.18m)

 

 

Loughborough International 2018 - 20/05/18

Up in Loughborough on Sunday 20th May as action unfolded in Neath, the Welsh Athletics contingent of over 40 made the journey for the 2018 Loughborough International with the chance for developing and experienced athletes to represent their country in a top competition. Featuring Wales, England, Scotland and Loughborough University, Alicia Samuel and Glen Elsdon were the Carmarthen duo to head on the coach.

After disappointedly missing out on a run in the senior 4x100 relay, Alicia Samuel did get another chance to perform on the big stage in the women's 100m guest race. In warm conditions, her 12.26 third place finish in her heat ensured she came away with a great experience. The same can be said for Glen Elsdon, who had to wait until the very last race of the day for his 110m Hurdles. His finishing time was 14.91.

 

BMC Regional Races Tipton - 22/05/18

On Tuesday Evening, 22nd May the BMC went up to Tipton and also running was Under 15 Frank Morgan. Participating in the second 1500m race featuring U15, U17, U20, U23 and Seniors, Morgan ran under 4 and a half minutes and set a new personal best of 4:27:79 in the process.

 

 

Carmarthen Open Throws Meeting Round 2 - 24/05/18

After a great start at the opening fixture, over 30 athletes again attended the second Carmarthen Open Throws Meeting on Thursday Evening, 24th May. Javelin throwers had to contend with the wet weather while the shot putters were lucky as it had stopped by the time their event got underway. Organised by Ralph Siggery, the under 13 plus competition gives young and senior athletes from clubs across South Wales and further afield the opportunity to improve on their personal power of 10 best performances.

It was great to see some great throwing on the evening including from two of Wales' finest in Bethany Moule and Nathan James. Fresh from their fantastic performances at the Loughborough International, Mould having thrown over 51 metres that day got a best of 47.16m at Carmarthen with James also showing high standard with 56.75m. A haul of personal bests also came from the club youngsters hoping to develop as the season progresses.

Thanks to the athletes and officials who once again supported the event. June's Open Throws will see the Javelin and Hammer on Thursday 28th June at 18:00 at the Leisure Centre.

 

Ras Y Llychau 5K & 1K Junior Fun Run - 25/05/18

On a wet Friday 25th May at Talley just up the road from Llandeilo, Clwb Sarn Helen organised the 2018 Talley 5K with a good number of children and adults having ran despite the rain and wind.

What an evening it turned to be for the Carmarthen Harriers club with several vests out on show and plenty of trophies having come back down the A40 after its conclusion!

134 runners of all ages took to the start line of the 5K race and saw the win go to Dai Kennan of Llanelli AC (17:29). Finishing in fourth position overall, Archi Morgan took the under 18 male category win (18:36) and was joined in runner up by club mate Scott Price (18:57). After great success over the season so far, Wendy Price added to her list of victories with this latest one coming in Talley finishing as the first female and taking the F35 age group in the process (19:59). In the under 18 female, Cerys Davies was another winner here (24:12). Other Harriers members taking part were: Huw Davies (20:11), Steffan Davies (21:11); Neil Thomas (24:19); Kate Parker (25:43) and Alison Thomas (28:30).

First off at 18:30 was the 1K fun run for children and success continued with the Harriers dominating, taking the first six positions. Iwan Thomas took the victory in 6 minutes 15 with Jake Lynock just 7 seconds further back (6:22). Alex Coles in third (6:45) completed the podium positions with Jac Jones (6:56) and William Coles (6:58) finishing in fifth and sixth. In fourth place overall but taking the girls' first place trophy was Carys Wood who came in 6:51. Martha Morgan (8:02) and Esme Lynock (8:05) also broke into the top 25. Great running from these youngsters who seemed to all enjoy. Thanks to the organisers up in Talley for another well run event!

 

 

Youth Development League Upper Age Group Premier Division U17/20 - 27/05/18

After finishing fourth at their home match in the opening UK Youth Development League upper age group Premier South/West division at Swansea last month, the West Wales Regional Athletics Composite Team headed up the M4 to the Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Sunday 27th May, where teams from Swansea Harriers, Cardiff AAC, Cheltenham & County Harriers, Team Devon & Cornwall & Team Avon also participated.

Made up of athletes from Pembrokeshire Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Neath Harriers, and Llanelli AAC, the red and black vests performed well again in the Welsh Capital to repeat its fourth place finish on Sunday. It's set to be a grand stand finish between Team Avon & Cardiff AAC for the top spot, but for those in the West, the composite team as well as Swansea will start looking ahead towards the promotion match where retaining their premier division status will be the aim at the end of July.

Thanks to team managers - the fab five Peter, Rob, Joan, Liz and Bethan for their hard work again of getting best possible team up to Cardiff on the day despite the other events and half term holidays.

Many of the Carmarthen Harriers representing had been very bush in the above reports the previous weekend. In the early events, Ben Thomas and Tomos Rees were in 1500m races for under 17 and under 20 men. Thomas was third in a very close finish (4:02:78) while Rees took another victory (4:13:33). Moving onto the sprints, Tal Davies stepped up to the under 20 men's 100m and recorded a good time of 12:57 and was followed by Rhun Edwards running 56:61 in the 400m. Iwan Glynn went in the 200m and 400m double recording performances of 23:99 and 52:39. Alicia Samuel in the women's under 20 sprint went even faster than she did last Sunday (Loughborough) in 12:12 before also filling in on the 200m (25:23).

Four of the Harriers meanwhile were picking up valuable points in the field events. Lauryn Davey was placed in the top three of both the long jump (5.27m) and shot (9.79m). Danielle Jones was entered into the three throws events and in a short space of time, won the under 20 women's discus (32.93m) as well as securing bests of 8.10m (shot) and 16.56m (javelin). Scott Davies in only his second club event threw the shot out to 10.24m and discus to 21.54m. Ryan Thomas jumped 1.60m in the high jump.

Davies, Glynn, Edwards, Thomas, Samuel, Davey and Rees all had enough energy left to help the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays out too in the penultimate events of the afternoon.

The final match of three is to come at Exeter on Sunday 1st July then the fixture on 29th July is to be confirmed depending on where each of the teams finish in the league table to see whether it's the regional final or the promotion match.

 

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Edinburgh Marathon - 27/05/18

Congratulations to Vince Bailey who completed the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 27th May in a time of 3:39:29.

 

Dinas Head 4.5 Mile Race - 28/05/18

Took place on Bank Holiday Weekend. Liz Tremlett was the second female overall and took the F35 category (37:00) and followed by Andrea Brabrook (1:05:58) and Magda Jones (1:05:58)