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September Event Feature: New Race heads to Llandeilo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Saturday, 08 September 2018 23:51

 

For the first time, runners of all ages and abilities headed to The Cottage Inn Pub on Carmarthen Road near Llandeilo on Friday Evening, 7th of September for a brand new event.

The Cottage Inn Junior Mile and 5K distances is a road running race held to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support organised by Clara Davies. After starting near the Cottage Inn, the course took runners on a loop around the quiet country lanes of the area. The dry and sunny evening saw a total of 136 finish the 5K whilst 57 children got involved in the Junior Mile race with a number of parents and guardians running alongside little ones.

All of the finishers collected their finishers' medal while for the first three boys and girls in the juniors as well as seniors, there was a presentation of trophies made at the end before runners and supporters socialised afterwards.

Clubs from Brecon AC, Carmarthen Harriers, TROTS, Port Talbot Harriers, Llanelli AC, Amman Valley Harriers, Neath Harriers and Sarn Helen were amongst the participants with a number of school children also involved.

 

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(Updated Sunday 09.09.18)

Carmarthen Harriers had a small number running in the this local Carmarthenshire event and recent success continued as they picked up seven trophies along the way.

In the Senior 5K, Archi Morgan finished as the third overall male behind the Brecon AC and RTN athletes of Morris and Sinton in a great time of 18:15 and collected his third-placed trophy as a result. Also enjoying a fine run was Wendy Price, who crossed as the second female in 19:31. Elsewhere, Huw Davies took 19th position overall in a time of 20:40 with Cerys Davies, the next female to finish after Price at 23:43.

There was some great running too from the half dozen or so juniors out on the course ahead of the 5K which saw children new to running and club runners take centre stage. In the boys' age group, Macsen Toogood (05:16) and Jake Lynock (05:28) pretty much ran the course together from start to finish as Toogood came away with the victory with his Harriers teammate securing second spot.

Meanwhile, it was more of the same for the girls, this time taking trophies for second and third places. They went to under 11 girls' friends Martha Morgan (06:14) and Soffia-Mai Davies (06:19) again performing well behind Llanelli's Amy Tucker who was victorious in the gender age group. Esme Lynock (06:34), Beatrice Morgan (06:47) and Grace Toogood (07:13) also ensured they took home another medal for their collections, finishing in 4th, 6th and 11th girls respectively.

 

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With this success and an event that raises for a great cause, it's expected to become a regular event which will attract even more numbers next time round! Da iawn i'r rhedwyr i gyd!

The Cottage Inn 5K Results

The Cottage Inn 1K Results

 

It's also a very busy weekend down in Tenby with the return of the 2018 IronMan Wales Cymru event which saw over 2,200 head to the start line for the early 06:55 beginning. Facing the competitors of all abilities and across all corners of the world: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run before finishing down the red carpet on the seafront where a large crowd cheered on for hours. 24 hours earlier, 2,000 youngsters were part of the weekend in the IronKids Wales Cymru in a number of different age categories from those running for the first time with parents to experienced school and club athletes. A few of the Harriers were in amongst these with a couple of firsts and seconds.

Over in Pwll on Sunday morning and fresh from his Cardiff 10K victory last weekend, Dewi Griffiths joined sporty juniors at the Llanelli Coast Junior ParkRun earlier this morning, volunteering as the tail walking role. It was a great opportunity for athletes ranging from 4 to 14 years old to meet and run with the Carmarthenshire star.