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Written by Nathan Jones   
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 18:17

For a successive year, Elite Welsh and Club Runners are heading for one of Carmarthenshire's most popular open spaces. Announced as the first leg of the Tour of Britain Cycling event on the 2nd of September where the park got its opportunity to showcase its facilities, Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli will again be delivering and hosting the Welsh Athletics Road Relay Championships 2018 this September.

It is being hailed as a great opportunity to showcase the county's athletic talent against Wales' best. The event provides the chance for both established and up and coming endurance runners in Wales to compete against each other in a competitive team format. Races include a primary school challenge, full junior programme, men's, women's and veteran's races. The event will hope to attract even more competitors this time round.

Over a number of years, Previously it has been held in Llandow and Pontypridd park with a new venue for the last two years when it arrives in West Wales. It will be organised by Welsh Athletics in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council. Gwent League Cross Country League and the Welsh Cross Country Championships are other races that have already been confirmed at Pembrey over the course of the upcoming winter season.

 

Carmarthen Harriers club: All distance runners and any athlete from the club can take part and get involved in one of the teams in their age group. This is a good chance for newer and experienced athletes to compete in a team format rather than individual as has been the case at other events.

Please ensure that you get in touch with team managers as soon as possible to notify them of your availability or they will be in touch very shortly to get teams together. There will be no coach on this occasion therefore all athletes are asked to make their own way to Pembrey. Anyone with transport issues, let the team managers know and a lift can be sorted.

Under 11 Girls, Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Girls , Under 17 Women, Senior Women - Hayley John 07972 891486 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Under 11 Boys, Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys, Under 17 Men, Senior Men - Cressy Morgan 07807 786706 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

TIMETABLE & DISTANCES / AMSERLEN A PHELLTER

11.30am: Primary Schools/U11 Boys - Ysgolion Cynradd/O Dan 11 Bechgyn (1540 metres/metr)

11.45am: Primary Schools/U11 Girls - Ysgolion Cynradd/O Dan 11 Merched (1540 metres/metr)

12.00 noon: Under 13 Boys & Girls - Bechgyn a Merched O Dan 13 (4 legs of 1,900 metres/metr)

12.50pm: Under 15 Boys & Girls - Bechgyn a Merched O Dan 15 (3 legs of 3,200 metres/metr)

12.50pm: Under 17 Boys & Girls - Bechgyn a Merched O Dan 17 (3 legs of 3,200 metres/metr)

1.50pm: Senior Men & Senior Women - Bechgyn a Merched Hyn (4 legs of 5,400 metres/metr)

1.50pm: Masters Men 35+, 45+, 55+ & Masters Women 35+, 45+, 55+ (3 legs of 5,400 metres/metr)

 

* Primary School Races will be run as one 1,540m race as opposed to relay format. Primary School pupils in Years 5 and 6 (School year 2018/19) are eligible to compete in the Primary School Boys and Girls races. *

 

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Click this link to remind yourselves of how things unfolded last September and what you can expect on your visit on September 22nd:

http://www.welshathletics.org/news--media/news/news-area/2017/september/swansea-harriers-dominate-at-the-welsh-road-relays.aspx

 

For the Full Story on this event which went up a few weeks ago (Carmarthen Harriers Website), Click this link for September 22nd:

http://www.carmarthenharriers.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1466:event-details-welsh-athletics-road-relays-back-in-carmarthenshire-on-september-22nd&catid=1:latest-news

 

Entries close on Thursday 13th September - clubs only have a week or so left to enter before it's too late. It's expected to be another great day on the 22nd and they'll be live social media coverage available on all Carmarthen Harriers Social Media Platforms.