Results Round-Up from Haverfordwest, Yeovil/Newport & Carmarthen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:20

July23-24: Carmarthen Harriers and West Wales athletics all age groups were again out and about during the first weekend of the summer holidays in West Wales at Haverfordwest & in the South West at Yeovil.


The junior team was heavily depleted for the Gerald Codd Match this year on Saturday, some way off the consistent numbers that had been competing in the Louise Arthur League, mainly because of so many going away on holidays during the first weekend of the summer break.

However, those Carmarthen U11, 13 and 15 athletes available, travelled in the opposite direction to usual down the A40 to Sir Thomas Picton School in Haverfordwest to take part in the annual Cup match, the only event that Pembrokeshire host every summer and one of the highlights of the track and field year for them down in West Wales. Six clubs from Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen, Bridgend, Llanelli and Neath were all in attendance. The trophy match has been arranged in honour of Gerald Codd who was a great stalwart of athletics in Pembrokeshire for many years.

On a mainly dry day with a stunning view of the track from the bank, 233 athletes took part and the scores at the top two was close throughout. A good turn out from the hosts saw Pembrokeshire see off Swansea's challenge to win the event by 28 points. Despite there being many gaps, Carmarthen came through in the last 10 or so events to repeat the outcome in 2015 in third place, with an excellent team performance also coming from our Dyfed friends in Llanelli AC not too far behind.

1 Pembrokeshire; 2 Swansea; 3 Carmarthen; 4 Llanelli; 5 Neath; 6 Bridgend

Our thanks as usual go to the members and officials of Pembrokeshire Harriers for their usual warm welcome and well organised event along with Jo Davis (Swansea), officials, coaches & athletes!

Records broken -
U13B 1500m Frank Morgan & Iori Humphreys
U13B Relay Swansea Harriers
U15B 1500m Sebastian Lewis
U1G Javelin Jamie Holland

Club Athletes: Owain-Hari Davies, Harri Howells, Iwan Thomas, Jake Lynock, Ioan Waters, Dafydd Waters, Harry Leahy, Tomos Roberts, Taran Yate, Frank McGrah, Frank Morgan, Iwan Glynn, Gareth Thompson, Archi Morgan, Deian Morgan, Sophia-Reid Thomas, Annabella Leahy, Hanna Evans, Jessica Lee, Seren Davies, Cordeila Walker, Isabelle Elsmore, Nia Williams, Olivia Lloyd-Evans, Daisy Thompson, Phoebe Davis, Thaia Davies, Lisa Cowdy, Rebecca Williams, Siwan Jones-Evans, Maddie Morgan, Lili Church

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It was the older U17 and U20 athletes' chance to shine on Sunday as the West Wales composite's team of runners, jumpers and throwers from Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen, Neath and Llanelli's journey continued in the UK Youth Development League Premier West Division. The final match of this year's exciting competition was held across the Severn Bridge at Yeovil Athletics Club and again came up against strong opposition from Cardiff, Yeovil & Wells City, Team Avon, Team Durham & Cornwall, and South East Wales.

It promised to be a fine final round spectacle of Premier League Junior athletics and the athletes involved did not disappoint.

Following on from the region's win at the home match in Carmarthen last month, The West Wales team performed well despite having some on the usual holidays and other activities. They finished strongly to retain their place in the premier division next year with a fourth position overall after the 4 matches which has seen them this year travel far to the South West of England for meetings.

With their place secure in the top division, West Wales along with Cardiff AC will be joined in the 2017 season by Swansea Harriers, who were promoted from the West 1 division as runners up to Cheltenham Harriers AC which also was completed on Sunday in Newport Stadium. Congratulations to the three Welsh teams for successful last few months and look forward to doing it all again next summer.

Carmarthen Harriers members who participated in Yeovil: Dwayne Griffiths 400 53.26, HT 8.87, SP 7.55, TJ 10.73; William Edwards HJ 1.90; Sam Bleach JT 45.85; Ben Thomas 800 2.02.33; Callum Lovatt 800 2.20.18; Iestyn Williams 1500 4.44.02; Haydn Davies 100H 15.24; Joe Worrall DT 40.59, SP 12.51; Nicholas Jones HT 32.90; Megan Rowe 100 13.72, 200 29.04, 400 1.06.29; Lauryn Davey DT 14.71, SP 8.43; Danielle Jones JT 15.81, DT 32.17, SP 11.51; Alicia Samuel 100 12.75, LJ 4.66; Non Morgan 800 2.41.36; Amy Evans JT 27.12; Amelia Davey JT 19.54

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ALSO LAST WEEK - Tuesday 19 July

Carmarthen Harriers were once again delighted to host and sell refreshments at the Annual McDonalds Inter Stores Sports Day at the Leisure Centre track on the warmest day of the year so far! This great event included the usual track & field events, but other races took place on the field in the middle including the sack race, egg and spoon and the two legged race. 16 stores from across South and West Wales attended from Pembrokeshire up to Cardiff and Newport. It was organised by Ron Mounsey who has supported a number of athletics events in Carmarthenshire and Dyfed by sponsoring and presenting medals over the last few years.

At the end of the 4 hour programme during the afternoon, presentations were made to the top three in each event and after points were added, Cwmbran's McDonalds store came out as the 2016 winners.