Weekend's Events..News Print
Written by Nathan Jones   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 11:14

Carmarthen Harriers and Dyfed Schools have had another busy week with events at Carmarthen, Brecon and Newport; including U11 latest awards & Dyfed v West Glam inter county match


The weekend of 11 and 12 July saw the Welsh U17, 20 and senior league and the Louise Arthur League. The third match of the Welsh Athletics League took place at Spytty Park Newport Stadium while the U11, 13 and 15 headed to Penlan Arena Brecon. After the schools event 4 days earlier it was the Louise Arthur League that was hosted at the Penlan track.

Welsh Senior League - A small team from Carmarthen were in Newport and those there produced more good results;

Tomas Jones (100, 400)

Ashraf Liles (100, 800)

Rhun Edwards (100)

Dwayne Griffiths (100, 400)

Charles Griffiths (100)

Osian Edwards (800) S

Sioned Glynn (1500)

William Edwards (HJ)

Amelia Davey (HJ, JT)

Lauryn Davey (TJ, JT)

Sam Bleach (JT)

With the club finishing in 7th position this year, they will now go forward to the final of the Senior league cup final for the top 8 clubs at Swansea University on Sunday 9 August. More details to follow and letters will be sent to all those selected.


Louise Arthur League - A day later further north, a much better turnout of 72 Carmarthen Harriers athletes made the longest journey of the season so far to Brecon for the next round of the Louise Arthur.

On the whole it turned out to be another sunny day with plenty of action on the track after the heavy rain just before the start of the competition at 11am, luckily our new club tent was up and running by then for everyone to have some shelter.

The biggest number of declared athletes were recorded for the third match, with more than 480 who competed from all nine clubs plus a few hundred spectators who cheered on. Carmarthen also scored the most points of the year with 1031 points...well done to everyone who contributed, some who represented the club for the first time. The club did find themselves in 4th/5th for most of the afternoon but points were picked up from the last few events of the day and there were good performances in the relays, which ensured another third position finish after a strong turnout from the host club.

One of the highlights was Joe Worrall breaking the Under 15 Boys Discus throwing 46.36m and putting him 3rd in the UK rankings.

The fourth and final match now moves onto Swansea at the start of August. With it being summer holidays, it will be important to field as strong team as possible next month. A good result in this should ensure qualification to the Welsh cup final at Newport at the end of August where the top 8 clubs in Wales will take part ( 2 per event)


Carmarthen Athletes at Brecon

Girls Boys
Elen Pearce-Taylor Owain Powell
Leia Vobe Harri Howells
Ella Davis George Condon
Megan Rees Owain Hari-Davies
Annabella Leahy Guto Phillips
Olivia Lloyd-Evans Frank Morgan
Hanna Evans Joseph Hollis
Lili Jones Joshua Morse
Phoebe Price Ioan Waters
Steffan Davies
Abbie Thomas Sion Davies
Ffion Pugh
Daisy Thompson Jack Julian
Siwan Jones-Evans Lewis Gibbin
Ffion Lloyd Shon Jones
Maddie Morgan Harry Leahy
Lily Church Aaron Thomas
Phoebe Davis Morgan Batten
Rhydian Davies
Hawys Evans Billy Sharp-Taylor
Ebony Morgans Liam Edwards
Nicole Morgan Dafydd Waters
Rhian Jones Jac Chapman
Elin Jones Oliver Morgan
Non Morgan Campbell Evans
Celyn Williams Craig Morris
Eva Edwards
Elin Jones Owain Gibbin
Ellen Hawkins Rhys Thomas
Rachel Priday Connor Evans
Olwen Batten Gareth Thompson
Danielle Jones Kieran Osmond
Nicholas Jones
Carwyn Morris
Haydn Davies
Joe Worrall
Archi Morgan
Owen Smith
Zak Daly
Tomos Rees
Ben Thomas
Iestyn Williams
Leon Davis
Josh Thomas


Some Images from the Senior League and Louise Arthur


An amazing day for the under 11s on a lovely sunny day in Brecon. A nice team atmosphere and a good general attendance in the under 11s helped the overall team maintain their 3rd place and to remain on schedule to qualify for the cup final in Newport in August. We were spoilt for choice on awards for the boys with the team getting their best result so far this year winning their age group comfortably with 155 points beating Swansea (131) and Pembrokeshire (125) for the first time this season. Despite having key members missing the girls also did well getting the same points score as they did in Neath.

Stand out performances for the boys included Frank Morgan 1st in the 800m (2.32.55) only 0.75 secs off the league recordand a solid second place in the long jump with a Pb of 3m56. Guto Philips was beaten by only 2 hundredths of a second into second place in the 75m despite a pb of 11.00 seconds. he also came 4th in the 150m and 5th in the shot put. However our outstanding performance award goes this week to Joseph Hollis with Pbs in the 75m (11.16) just pipping his team mate Guto in the 150m for 3rd (21.02) he also played a vital role in our winning relay team. Well done.

George Condon wins our team award for the fabulous points he scored in the shot put and long jump. It was also great to see him then giving his all in the 800m. George showed Real potential in the long jump with a huge jump of 3 m26 for 5th place out of more than 30 under 11 boys -well done George.

For the girls the clear exceptional performance award went to Megan Rees on her debut for the club she achieved 3 pbs in the 75m,150m and javelin finishing 7th, 10th and 6th respectively. Her javelin throw of 8m 87cm was the best throw from our girls all season.

Hanna Evans gets the team award for vital points scored in the 75m and a stand out 3 metres in the long jump. Well done Hanna.

A special mention goes to the relays with the boys team getting faster and faster winning this time just 1.5 seconds off the league record! Extra practice on those hand-overs could make all the difference! The girls relay team also set their pb for this year coming third in a close race.

The awards will be given out next Tuesday at 6pm to Hana, Megan, George and Joseph.


LAST WEEK - 7th/8th 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. 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. A few heavy showers did turn up but everyone seemed to have enjoyed. 16 stores 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 events in Carmarthenshire and paid towards the new stand.

At the end of the afternoon, presentations were made to the top three in each event and after points were added, Pembroke Dock's McDonalds were the 2015 winners, with the Cwmdu store in second and Britton Ferry in third.

Brecon's Penlan Arena was the venue again for the NASUWT Welsh School's Plate and Cup Schools Final where 36 schools from the 8 districts had qualified. 4 schools from Dyfed competed. In the team results, Sir Thomas Picton school had 3 teams involved and finishing in 3rd in the U16 boys cup and U14 girls plate and 4th in the U14 boys cup. Dyffryn Aman's finishing places were 2nd in the U16 girls plate and 6th in the U14 girls cup. Coedcae were third in the U14 boys plate and Bro Dinefwr were winners in the U16 boys plate along with 4th in the U16 girls cup.

On the evening of 8th July, the Masters League came to Swansea University Track on a busy evening of athletes, as this followed the West Glamorgan Primary Schools team final earlier that afternoon.

3 Harriers members attended - Gordon Orme, Paul Clarke and Callum Lovatt. The event included an open meeting for U15 to senior athletes. No Results are yet available.


Dyfed v West Glamorgan match

This year's Annual Dyfed v West Glamorgan Inter County Track & Field Match was held in Carmarthen on the evening of Wednesday July 15th. After Dyfed won the Cross Country event at  Swansea University back in March, it was the West Glamorgan team that took the track match with a score of 190 to 119, making it one all in the series.

14 events were included in the programme for boys and girls: 70m Hurdles, 100m, 800m, 4 x 100m Relay, LJ, HJ and SP.

Congratulations to all those that were selected to represent the two teams on a sunny evening after finishing in the top positions at the Dyfed and West Glamorgan schools competitions. Medals were presented to the first three in each event by the Mayor and Mayoress of Carmarthen.

Thanks also to all the volunteers that helped out supporting the qualified judges. Results are available on the results page.