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2017 Dyfed Schools Cross Country Championships - Pencampwriaeth Traws Gwlad Ysgolion Dyfed (Llandeilo) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 21:05

The Dyfed Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships was once again a great success on Tuesday...full results, images and more - canlyniadau llawn, lluniau a mwy;


Year 7 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched Blwyddyn 7

Year 8-9 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched Blwyddyn 8-9

Year 10-11 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched Blwyddyn 10-11

Year 12-13 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched Blwyddyn 12-13

Area Totals / Cyfanswm ardaloedd

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On a perfect day for cross country running - showery, cool and a little muddy underfoot, over 250 runners from more than 25 secondary schools from across Brianne, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Llanelli made their way to the magnificent Parc Dinefwr in Llandeilo, a fantastic venue which once again attracted a large number of visitors and hosted the 2017 Dyfed Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, organised by Carmarthen Harriers Athletics Club and sponsored by our friends at West Wales Freemasons Provincial Council.

The Dyfed Championships returned to Parc Dinefwr again in 2017, a venue that is now used to hosting big matches, especially after the Welsh Championships & SIAB Schools International cross country events have been held there in the last three years.

The course was set up on the field right in front of the excellent Newton House at the park with a small and large lap, and athletes battled well through some boggy parts after the overnight Monday wet conditions. The Year 7 Girls started things off at 11am as the heavy shower arrived and same happened for the Senior athletes at the end, with the others getting to run while it was dry.

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Schools from the four were all represented and on the day, there was a good number of teachers and spectators present to support the young runners.

In the Inter Area team competition (six to score) Brianne found themselves very strong in many of the junior age groups winning every team event. Pembrokeshire scored the most points in the middles. Ceredigion and Llanelli also scored well.

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The organisers & meeting director Hedydd Davies would like to pass their thanks onto all those volunteers who made the event possible, some who arrived by 8.30am to ensure that everything was in place - the following:

Parc Dinefwr / Newton House and its staff for allowing Dyfed schools to once again hold the championships & refreshments, volunteers Alistair Griffiths, Brian Alvey & Steve Jones (Welsh Schools & Welsh Athletics) Car Park Marshals Lloyd Thomas and Hywel Rees, Administration Eiddwen Davies and Eric Evans, Abba Toilet Facilities and Photographer Garry Smith along with all the teachers, spectators and athletes.


Event Selection for the Dyfed Cross Country team

On the afternoon of the championships, a squad of 12 in each age group was selected to compete for Dyfed schools in the Welsh schools cross country championships in Brecon on Saturday 18th March 2017. Selected athletes have been sent a letter to the home address and replies need to be back within a week.

Dyfed Schools have an outstanding record in the Welsh schools cross country championships, winning the overall team title every year except once since 1991.


Event Photographs / Lluniau o'r Digwyddiad

We were very fortunate to have an event photographer at the championships to capture the best moments in picture. Many thanks to Garry Smith (Alfie Pics) again who battled the elements, he will be covering more events coming up in the near future, including the Dyfed Primary Schools at the Showground on 16th March.

Athletes can purchase images ; the website link below:


http://www.alfiepics.com// @alfiepics

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Social Media / Cyfryngau Cymdeithasol

Visit the following pages online for more coverage away from the website at the 2017 Dyfed Schools Championships at Parc Dinefwr: The Harriers Website officer Nathan Jones was out and about catching the action and posting pictures and tweeting LIVE for our online pages as it happened. Images of all the winners crossing the line can be found here also.

https://www.facebook.com/CarmarthenHarriers/ (Live posting/images during the day)

https://twitter.com/CarmsHarriers (Live posting/images during the day & re-tweeting the schools' messages)

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Catch Up from the Dyfed Schools Area Cross Country

Most of the athletes that would have taken part in Llandeilo would have competed at the schools area events between January 25-February 1. Pembrokeshire were the first to hold their event at the Racecourse in Haverfordwest and was followed on by three championships held in two days. Six Llanelli schools made the short journey to make use of the fantastic views and facilities at Pembrey Country Park, the venue for the upcoming Gwent League cross country fixture on March 4th while a day later, the Ceredigion and Brianne fixtures took place on a wet and windy day at the Urdd campus in Llangrannog and Ysgol Bro Dinefwr in Llandeilo respectively. The standard of competition was very high which produced many encouraging performances. All four championships involved all 28 schools and colleges in Dyfed open to school children in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and sixth form and in total over 1000 runners participated.

RESULTS Pembrokeshire Schools (Haverfordwest) Wednesday 25th January

RESULTS Llanelli Schools (Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli) Tuesday 31st January

RESULTS Brianne Schools (Bro Dinefwr, Llandeilo) Wednesday 1st February

RESULTS Ceredigion Schools (Llangrannog) Wednesday 1st February


Finally, a big well done to everyone who took part during the area events and of course, the main 2017 Dyfed Champs in Parc Dinefwr on Tuesday - Dyfed Schools athletes going strong!! Congratulations to those who have gained selection for the Welsh Schools in Brecon.

Da iawn i bawb gymerodd rhan dros yr wythnos dwethaf yn nhigwyddiadau'r ardaloedd a Pencampwriaeth Ysgolion Dyfed ym Mharc Dinefwr Dydd Mawrth. Llongyfarchiadau i'r rhai sydd wedi cael ei dewis i gynhrychioli tim Dyfed ar gyfer cystadleuaeth Ysgolion Cymru yn Aberhonddu.