Results Round Up as 2017 West Wales Athletics Championships returns to Carmarthen... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Monday, 15 May 2017 23:55

A number of members were out competing during the weekend at the track in Carmarthen #WestWales & further afield in Trap, Llanelli & Solihull; some fantastic results in amongst them.


RESULTS (update 10:40am 15.05.17)

On a gloriously sunny but windy day Carmarthen Harriers hosted the West Wales championship on Sunday. Many athletes from the Harriers had outstanding championships which saw the club take home 40 medals including 16 golds setting 2 championship records on a great day of athletics.

Possibly the performance of the day was from high jumper William Edwards. The talented under 20 man soared to third in the U.K. Rankings setting a personal best of 2 metres 10 setting an all time West Wales championship record in the process. The second championship record of the day came from under 13 Frank Morgan who ran the 1500 metres strongly in the windy conditions to take the gold and beat the 2010 mark by two seconds. Frank joined 5 middle distance team mates taking gold with Daisy Thompson dominating her 800m race in her first year as an under 15. Her time of 2.22 was a new personal best for the talented Carmarthen girl. Also with a PB was Jack Thomas where the year 6 boy finished strongly with a new personal best of 2.34.43 to take his first ever regional title. Other middle distance athletes finishing on top of the podium were training partners Trystan Leech (u17 800metres) and Iestyn Williams (1500m under 17). David Jones continued on the comeback trail winning the senior men's 3000 metres and Paul Clarke the 1500 metres.

In the sprints the Harrier's performance of the day was from Ellie Tromans taking a silver in the 100 metres ,she followed this by qualifying for the final of the under 15 200 metres in the last race of the day. Coming off the bend she was 3 metres down before her strength showed into the strong headwind finally finishing in 27.13 to take the title by only 6 hundredths of a second from a strong Swansea runner. In the longer 300m sprint Ellie's training partner Siwan Jones- Evans took gold in the U15 girls with an impressive run. Other sprint highlights included fine wins for Iwan Glynn (U15 boys 300m) and Alicia Samuel (u17 women 100m).

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There were 4 more golds for the Harrier's in the field events where Joe Worall continued his excellent form throwing a gigantic 47 metres in the discus where the talented under 17 man remains ranked second in the U.K at this early stage of the season. He was joined in the throws by Nia Williams throwing 9.38 in the under 15 girls shot and Danielle Jones succeeding in the womens discus with a 33.84m best. Finally triple jumper Olivia Harris took gold with a good performance in the triple jump. More results below:

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It was great to see so many members out competing at their home track; every one that entered and took part is listed below:

Gold: Jack Thomas (U13 800m 2.34.43) Daisy Thompson (U15 800m 2.22.78) Trystan Leech (U17 800m 2.13.80) Ellie Tromans (U15 200m 27.13) Olivia Haines (U20 Triple Jump 10.17m) Alicia Samuel (U17 100m 13.03) David Jones (SM 3000m 9.49.59) Frank Morgan (U13 1500m 4.49.16) Iestyn Williams (U17 1500m 4.15.70) Paul Clarke (SM 1500m 4.22.78) Siwan Jones-Evans (U15 300m 43.81) Danielle Jones (U17 Discus 33.84m) Nia Williams (U15 Shot 9.38m) William Edwards (U20 High Jump 2.10m) Joe Worrall (U17 Discus 47.85m) & Iwan Glynn (U15 300m 47.85)

Silver: Dafydd Jones (U15 800m 2.17.88) Cordelia Walker (U13 Javelin 24.03m) Ellie Tromans (U15 100m 13.42) Olivia Haines (U20 100m 13.36 & 200m 27.59) Haydn Davies (U17 100mHurdles 14.38) Steffan Davies (U13 1500m 5.35.83) Amy Greatrick (U13 1500m 5.40.11) David Jones (SM 1500m 4.35.39) Ryan Thomas (U15 High Jump 1.55m) Megan Rowe (U20 400m 64.85) Sam Bleach (U20 Javelin 47.01) Lili Church (U15 High Jump 1.55m) & Non Morgan (U17 1500m 5.45.88)

Bronze: Olwen Batten (U17 300mHurdles 53.23) Olivia Haines (U20 Long Jump 4.60m) Benjamin Harris (U17 Long Jump 4.54m) Rhys Davies (U17 3000m 10.37.82) Faye Jones (U13 1500m 5.40.93) Tomos Rees (U17 1500m 4.27.45) Morgan Batten (U15 Javelin 29.84m) Nia Williams (U15 Discus 21.27m) Ellie Loweth (U15 300m 45.28) & Zara Evans (U13 Long Jump 4.10m)


Milly John (U13 800m 2.45.94) Keira Carmody (U13 100m 14.94 & 800m 2.50.19) Gwennan Wright (U15 800m 2.50.42) Jac Chapman (U15 800m 2.27.49) Dafydd Jones (U15 200m 28.32) Cordelia Walker (U13 Discus 16.18m & Shot 5.58m) Sophia-Reid Thomas (U13 100m 14.77 & 200m 31.73) Owain-Hari Davies (U13 100m 14.99 & Long Jump 3.87m) Harri Howells (U13 100m 15.23, Long Jump 3.23m & 75m Hurdles 16.82) Rogan Cox (U13 100m 17.24 & Long Jump 3.21m) Beca Roberts (U15 Long Jump 4.47m, 75m Hurdles 13.43 & 200m 29.17) Benjamin Harris (U17 200m 26.85) Rebecca Williams (U17 100m 14.66) Emma Brazier (U13 1500m 5.49.21) Dafydd Thomas (U15 1500m 5.11.55) Morgan Batten (U15 Discus 22.52m) Ellie Loweth (U15 200m 29.43) Zara Evans (U13 200m 30.92) & Jessica Lee (U13 200m 31.49 & Long Jump 3.73m)

Thanks to all officials and volunteers who helped out at this year's championships including the Harriers members in the refreshments cabin, Leisure Centre stewards and Alfie Pics taking photographs of the events - available on the website in the next week or two.

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West Wales Outdoor Athletics Championships 2017- Carmarthen - Sunday 14 May:

Full Results / Canlyniadau Llawn

Field Event Card Distances & Heights

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Trap 2.7 & 4.8 Mile Fun Run held in Cennen Arms on Sunday 14 May:

In the annual Trap run two Harriers gave excellent performances on Sunday taking both junior Titles.

First home in the junior 2.8 mile race was Callum Lovatt  who ran strongly from the front to win for the second year in succession. Winning the girls title behind him was Maddie Morgan where the year 9 girl won by some distance from the second girl.

At the longer 4.8 mile senior race International athlete and former Carmarthen Harrier Dewi Griffiths used the race to sharpen up a week before the world championship 10,000 metre trials winning by a massive margin on the hilly course. Second in the seniors race with an outstanding run was Under 17 Harrier Archi Morgan who showed maturity that belied his age letting others to try and stay with Griffiths before coming through in the second half of the race to get the runner up prize. Louise Jones-Evans was the third female 35+ home in 33.30.

Both juniors won prizes of £10 and sponsors T shirts to cap off an excellent days running.

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Llanelli Multi-Sport Festival of Triathlon Events held in Llanelli by Healthy Life Activities 12-14 May:

British Triathlon Youth Female: Eva Edwards (45.10)

Llanelli Sprint Triathlon: Dafydd Bowen M40 (1.36.05)

Llanelli Junior Duathlon: TS1 Aron Bowen (17.53) TS2 Ifan Bowen (20.22) Jake Lynock (24.03) Finn Best (24.41) TS3 Liam Edwards (19.15) Ioan Collier (24.18)


BMC Grand Prix - Solihull on Saturday 13 May:

Kyran Roberts (Men 1500m 3.46.91 SB) & Ben Thomas (Men 2000 Steeplechase 6.26.13 SB)

On Sunday 21st May, three Carmarthen Harriers will be representing the Wales senior team at the Loughborough International competing against England, Scotland, British Universities, Loughborough past and present and GB/NI juniors. William Edwards (HJ) Glen Elsdon (110mH) Kyran Roberts (1500m)