W Wales: Welsh Inter-Regionals Championships 2016 @ Brecon Leisure Centre PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Saturday, 27 August 2016 21:31

West Wales' Athletics squad came through a competitive competition on Saturday to have more success and win the Welsh Inter-Regional Athletics Championships overall trophy; (+ England Champs Bedford)


West Wales: athletes from Pembrokeshire Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Llanelli AC, Swansea Harriers, Neath Harriers and Run4All Neath.

The August Bank Holiday Weekend again saw the Welsh Inter-Regionals Athletics Championships take place for the 18th time for under 15, under 17 and under 20/senior age groups, this year hosted by East Wales in Brecon and also concluded another summer track and field athletics season. A wet start to the morning gave way to a reasonable dry afternoon up until the start of the steeplechase races, where a heavy downpour arrived which resulted in the final triple jump and discus events having to be cancelled because of safety.

Despite a few last minute drop outs, A strong squad of 130 West Wales travelled up to Mid Wales to compete in the red and black vest for the West. West Wales had won the overall team trophy every year since 1999 except in 2011 when the North Region won when it was held in Deeside and the success continued in 2016.

Throughout the six hour programme it was a very close battle between the West and South with points vital in each event. A number of fantastic performances and good relay results enabled the team to win by 40 points in the end.

1 West 999.5; 2 South 948.5; 3 North 672; 4 East 585

The Overall winning team trophy was presented to the two West Wales region captains Peter Maitland (Swansea Harriers) and Caryl Granville (Swansea Harriers) In addition, The West region also collected the overall male along with the Under 15s and Senior Men individual age groups.

Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each age group and event. In total, the athletes from West Wales won a big total of 124 medals including many winning performances along with a few new championship records.


At Penlan Arena, Brecon there was an excellent team spirit in the West Wales team and most of the team were present for the winning team photograph at the end of the competition. The six team managers Hedydd Davies, Peter Walton, Nathan Jones, Jo Salmon, Jeff Cooze and Dai Jones thanked all the West Wales athletes on their superb performances, commitment and their willingness to represent West Wales in the East.

Full West Wales Squad - Inter-Regionals 2016

Under 15 Boys: Owain-Lloyd Hughes, Cameron Ciaburri, William Hughes, Ben Petherbridge, Sebastian Lewis, Iwan Glynn, Joshua Wallace, Tomos Rees, Thomas Callard, Joseph Lloyd, Tyler Cook, Tristan James, Harry Worth, Andrew Salmon, George Dun, William Lloyd, Steffan Jones, Iwan Slade, Thomas Payne, Joe Pritchard, Marcus Dickinson, Jamie Phillips, Harry Davies, Kian Graham

Under 17 Men: Kyle Jones, Zak Daly, Tomos Slade, Joe Garcia, Adam Fielding, Iestyn Williams, Joseph Lloyd-West, David Evans, Haydn Davies, Hedd Nicholas, Francis Lewis, Matthew Phipps, Owain Nicholas, Caleb Nicholas, Iwan Beggs, Ieuan Hosgood, Scott Morgan, Jack Spillard, Ollie Wheeler, Nicholas Williams, Joe Worrall, Thomas Hansen, Brynmor Clements, Rhys Hughes, Carwyn Morris

Under 20/Senior Men: Chris Lloyd, Callum Davies, Patryk Ganclerz, Aaron Osuji, Matthew O'Leary, Dwayne Griffiths, Matthew Williams, Chris Lewis, Paul Flynn, Lee Llywelyn, Matthew Davies, Aled Price, Thomas John, Nathan Phillips, William Edwards, Ioan Jenkins, Ben Woodnutt, Peter Maitland, David Jones, Nathan James, Aaron Morgan, Jonathan Williams

Under 15 Girls: Holli Evans, Emily Michael, Lauren Thomas, Grace Flannery, Amber Evans, Rebecca Martin, Rozanne Garcia, Darcie Bass, Alice Evans, Bronwen Stratton-Thomas, Gracie Lawrence, Niamh Roberts, Mollie Dainton, Marvie Musgrave, Lili Church, Nell Davies, Jamie Holland, Sydnee Turner, Lara Spacey, Karolinka Bacakova, Nieve Jenkins

Under 17 Women: Alicia Samuel, Tegan Foley, Elin James, Olivia Michael, Lucy Osborn, Lucy Omnet, Hollie Allen, Ellie Kiff, Eliza Martin, Mari Watkins, Esme Greer, Amy Rothero, Catrina Davies, Thea Jenkins, Caitlin Ward, Seren Wyatt, Sophie Hutchinson, Olivia Haines, Rhian Evans, Danielle Jones, Sarah Watkins, Amy Evans

Under 20/Senior Women: Georgia Dickinson, Megan Rowe, Danielle Franklin, Abigayle Goodrick-Latham, Cerys Morgan, Cara-Leanne Farley, Rachel Evans, Helen-Marie Davies, Katherine Morris, Caryl Granville, Sophie Pick, Maddie Newton, Awen Rosser, Lucy Griffiths, Karen Llewellin, Tracey Thomas

"West is Best!!" Well done/Da iawn to all athletes, coaches, officials and managers on another successful day for the region. Hard work at training now over the winter and we'll see you again next year in summer 2017 in the YDL/Inter Regionals!



Meanwhile at Bedford Athletics Stadium, the English Athletics U15/17 Championships were held over the same weekend as Brecon - there were some West Wales athletes present competing against the best from England. Results as follows:

James Tomlinson (Pembrokeshire) U17 Discus GOLD 58.58m

Lucy Davies (Pembrokeshire) U17 1500m SC Gold 5.04

Celyn Williams (Carmarthen) U17 300m heat 4th 42.78

Megan Stratton-Thomas (Swansea) U17 3000m Walk SILVER 27.29.35

Bethany Moule (Neath) U15 Javelin GOLD 40.86

Tristan James (Swansea) U15 80mH Final 5th - 11.70

Shaun Zygadlo (Pembrokeshire) U17 100mH Final 6th - 13.58

Elliott Lawrence (Swansea) U17 3000m 12th - 8.59.95

Dominic Smith (Swansea) U17 3000m 6th - 8.48.66

Mollie Jones (Swansea) U15 1500m 9th - 4.46.08