2023 Outdoor Track & Field Season Begins... along with other Results (1st - 23rd April Round-Up)

In the latest round-up this month, the outdoor track & field season began in West Wales with the Swansea Harriers Gwilym & Pat Memorial Track & Field Open Meeting last Sunday.

Four weeks after the SIAB Schools Cross Country international, six club athletes were selected for international representation at the TCS London Mini Marathon, which was held 24 hours before the London Marathon on Saturday morning.

Elsewhere, there were several other track and road running races locally across Carmarthenshire and further afield around the Easter period - including the Llansawel 1K & 5K, Bristol Track Club 5K, Ras y Llychau 2.5K & 5K, Yeovil Olympiads AC Spring Open Meeting, Coventry Spring Meet, Ras Nant Yr Arian Trail Midweek Race and Eisteddfod Yr Urdd Fun Run.

Below are the Carmarthen Harriers club results from events held between April 1st and April 23rd.

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Llansawel 5K & 1K junior fun run - Llansawel (Saturday 1st April)

The month of April began with the Llansawel 5K & 1K junior fun run in the North of the county on Saturday 1st April.

It included a Carmarthen 1,2,3 - Jack Tremlett 1st, Jake Lynock 2nd and Steffan Davies 3rd.



Bristol Track Club 5K - Odd Down Cycle Circuit, Bath (Friday 7th April)

Steffan Bridger travelled over the Bridge on Friday 7th April at the start of the bank holiday weekend for the Bristol Track Club 5K.

He completed the 5K course in 16 minutes 41 seconds.


Ras y Llychau 2.5K & 5K - Talley Abbey (Saturday 8th April)

Returning to the fixture calendar this year was Ras y Llychau up at Talley Abbey on Easter Saturday, 8th April, with a choice of two distances on offer for seniors and juniors.

Jake Lynock and Paige-lily Williams were first back in their respective races.


Jake Lynock - (17:34)

Joshua Barnett - (19:05)

Esme Lynock - (23:57)


Paige-lily Williams - (12:10)

Tayla Williams - (14:50)



Yeovil Olympiads AC Spring Open Meeting 2023 - Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena (Monday 10th April)

The long weekend continued on Monday 10th April with the second day of the Spring Open Meeting 2023, which was organised by Yeovil Olympiads AC.

Amelia Williams made the long journey down to the South West and came away with a time of 10:38.29 in the women's 3000m, this was just three seconds off her personal best set so far.


Coventry Spring Meet - Warwick Athletics Track (Saturday 15th April)

Saturday 15th April saw Mia Lloyd compete in the T63 category in Coventry. At the Spring Meet at Warwick Athletics Track, Lloyd clocked 26.19 in the women's Ambulant 100m followed by a throw of 9.49m in the women's Ambulant Discus.


Nant Yr Arian 5 mile Trail Race - Aberystwyth (Wednesday 19th April)

In the first of three races in the series this summer, Nant Yr Arian visitor centre in Abersytwyth was the location for the 5 mile and junior Trail Race on a sunny evening in Ceredigion on Wednesday 19th April. Results to follow.



TCS London Mini Marathon 2023 - London, England (Saturday 22nd April)

Thirty-six Welsh Athletics endurance runners, including six Carmarthen Harriers, represented Wales at this year's TCS London Mini Marathon 2023 in the heart of the English Capital on Saturday morning, 22nd April.

Back in the April slot, the London Mini Marathon for 11 to 17 year old children hosted a series of championship age group races covering the last 2.6KM of the London Marathon route, 24 hours before the marathon began.

It provided an opportunity for young athletes from Wales to test themselves against the best in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, competing against the other Celtic nations, English regions and athletes from 33 of the London boroughs

Carmarthen Harriers Athletics Club have had members selected in this event over many years, and this year was no different.

The athletes were supported by a management team which included Harriers coach Cressy Morgan.

Mini Marathon Club Results

U13 - Nansi Griffiths - (10:01)

U15 - Amelia Williams - (09:08)

U15 - Sam Griffiths - (08:25)

U15 - Joshua Barnett - (09:35)

U17 - Finley Bruce - (07:59)

U17 - Iwan Thomas - (08:10)



Swansea Harriers Gwilym & Pat Evans Memorial Track & Field Open Meeting 2023 - Swansea University Athletics Track (Sunday 23rd April)

The track and field season began in West Wales at the Swansea Harriers Gwilym & Pat Evans Memorial Track & Field Open Meeting held at Swansea University Athletics Track on Sunday 23rd April. Approximately 300 athletes of all ages (under 11 - seniors) got their first opportunity to compete on the track this summer season.

The Annual Open Meeting offered the sprint hurdles, 75m, 100m, 150m, 200m, 300m, 400m, Long Jump, High Jump, Discus, Javelin, Shot and Pole Vault disciplines over a five-hour programme.

With several members making their debuts in track and field competition whilst others moved up an age group, they all produced great early season results.


Florence Morgan - 75m (13.31)

Amelie Anthony - 75m (13.57)

Tayla Williams - 75m (14.96); 150m (31.81)

Carter Norris - 100m (12.06); 200m (24.02)

Beatrice Morgan - 100m (12.96); Long Jump (5.33m)

Sophia Reid-Thomas - 100m (13.68)

Anest Jones - 100m (14.35)

Paige-lily Williams - 200m (33.25); High Jump (1.05m); Long Jump (3.33m)

Tygan Davies - 200m (25.05); 400m (54.32)

Taliesin Thomas - High Jump (1.70m)



Nant Yr Arian 5 mile Trail Race - National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne (Sunday 23rd April)

The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the location for the Urdd's Ras Hwyl/Fun Run to raise money for the upcoming Eisteddfod Yr Urdd in Llandovery next month.

Athletes in action included top placings for Jimmy Davis, Gethin Thomas and Elizabeth Goodwin-Jones. Results to follow.


Meanwhile, a few other athletes including Iestyn Williams and Morgan Batten are busy competing out abroad in America, with Harriers vests out on show at Wichita State University and Cedar Rapids, Iowa a few weeks ago. Lewis Evans defended his 100m and 200m (world record) titles along with 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m at the World Transplant Games in Perth. Carol Jones was a part of the Welsh management team at the Warsaw Race Walking Cup.