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Written by Nathan Jones   
Sunday, 04 February 2018 18:28

 

Carmarthen Town Sports Awards 2017

The first of two awards evenings in the space of a week took place at the Carmarthen Quins RFC on Friday 26th January with the Carmarthen Town Sports Awards. Athletes, teams, volunteers and coaches were all recognised for their contribution within the town. Ken Owens took the senior male athlete of the year with a number of other youngsters also getting the opportunity to take their moment in the spotlight. You can find the evening's report here.

 

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Team Pursuits at Crymych

Over 60 teams were out competing at the Team Pursuits competition at Crymych Leisure Centre on Sunday 28th January, held for the 23rd time. Let's Run Carmarthen / Carmarthen Harriers entered teams for the first time ever and enjoyed the race day atmosphere. The two teams finished in the end in 4.27.30 and 5.43.04 respectively.

Pictured below: Hannah Phillips, Helena Burke, Andrea Brabrook, Kayleigh Bagshaw, Magda Jones, Paul Lynock, Nicholas Coles, Jonathan Cox, Vince Bailey and Gordon Orme.

 

 

Elsewhere, there was a also a fine third place for Sharon Leech at the re-arranged Merthyr Mawr Pudding Run near Bridgend. She finished as the third vet in the female 35 age group (57:52). David Jones was also out on the road, this time at the Lliswerry 8 Race last weekend and finished in 46 minutes and 10 seconds.

 

Welsh Athletics Consultation Forum Evening 2018

The Ivy Bush Hotel in Carmarthen hosted the Welsh Athletics Consultation Forum Evening on Thursday, 1st February. The next 12 months will see the development of a new strategy for the sport of athletics across Wales. To ensure that this strategy is aligned to the challenges and opportunities that members face, Welsh Athletics have been keen to capture the views of as many people in Wales who are involved in the delivery of the sport.

Having been to Swansea, Abergavenny, Colwyn Bay, Bridgend and Cardiff during January, the Carmarthen evening welcomed support and development for coaches and athletes. A number of those in the West Wales area attended to say their opinions #oursport

February sees the final visits across Wales, including Newport, Cwmbran, Deeside and Aberdare. More on the Welsh Athletics Process.

 

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Actif Carmarthenshire Sport Awards 2017

The Actif Carmarthenshire Sports Awards took place on Friday evening 2nd February at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli. 12 awards were presented to on the evening and a number of guests and sponsors were in attendance to celebrate the past 12 months of sporting success. You can find all the category winners and evening's report here.

 

West Wales Regional Endurance Coaching Day

The third and final West Wales Regional Endurance Day of the winter season took place at Swansea University's indoor and outdoor facilities on Saturday 3rd February following two other days back in October and before Christmas.

Similar to last year, these endurance days focuses on offering information to athletes, coaches and parents. The aim is to provide young athletes with tips about how they can become better all-round endurance athletes.

 

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Almost 30 athletes from the Pembrokeshire Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Swansea Harriers, Llanelli AAC and Neath Harriers clubs attended, organised by the regional co-ordinators Delyth Brown and Sharon Leech. In addition, they were joined by seven club coaches and volunteers to take groups. Day three turned out to be a shorter session than the previous ones, however it still was a successful few hours in the wet drizzle and cold weather.

The first part of the morning saw the athletes take part in warm up drills led by Peter Freeman inside the indoor athletics track at Swansea University, (Pembrokeshire Harriers) before moving onto circuit core exercises coached by Delyth Brown (Carmarthen Harriers) from the physical preparation book. After a short break, the group then warmed up over to Singleton Park in Swansea and completed a solid endurance session over the course for the upcoming Welsh cross country championships at the end of February.

Delyth, Sharon and others reported that a good day was had by all and thanks to all the coaches, athletes and volunteers who have helped out and organised.

 

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