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Bruce Tasker Profile

Profile on Bruce Tasker - written by Dr Hedydd Davies (Carmarthen Harriers Club President)

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Personal Bests

60m 7.13i (2007); 100m 10.87 (2009); 150m 16.19 (2009); 200m 21.39 (2008); 400m 47.69 (2007)

Lead Coach Steve Perks

Bruce Tasker was a guest speaker at the Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club 2019 Annual Dinner at the Ivy Bush Royal  Hotel Spilman Street Carmarthen  

Bruce was a member of the GB 4 man bob sleigh team that won a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia

In fact, the team with Bruce as the brakeman finished 5th but later the two Russian teams who finished first and second were disqualified

In Sochi, the GB team started poorly, they were 10th after the first round, but got better in the next three rounds to finish in 5tth place on the day

Bruce whilst living in Bath during his University days was recruited into the GB bobsleigh team and competed for the GB team in many worldwide bob sleigh competitions

After Sochi he was promoted to be the driver of the  GB 4 man bob sleigh team and was selected to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongyang South Korea

However due a medical problem he was unable to take part

Bruce is from Manorbier in Pembrokeshire and attended Greenhill secondary school in Tenby Pembrokeshire

He joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club as a thirteen year old and was a faithful member throughout his junior athletics career. He was coached at the Carmarthen Athletics Track by the club coach Steve Perks who was the Coach of the GB gold medal winning team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens

 

Bruce was an incredibly talented junior athlete and in 2020 still holds the following Carmarthen Harriers records

U15        400m     52.51     2002

U17        400m     47.85     2004

U20        400m     47.85     2004

 

He won two AAA of England indoor 400m championships

400         1              48.85i    Birmingham        AAA U17 indoor championships                 29 Feb 2004

400         1              47.74i    Birmingham        AAA U20 indoor championships                 5 Mar 2006

 

He won many Welsh championships and competed abroad with GB teams on two occasions

Bruce is a particularly good cook as he showed on Celebrity Master Chef

 

Bruce Tasker’s milestones 

2002 U15 Carmarthen Harriers (1 recorded performance)

 

400         2              52.98i    Birmingham                       AAA U15 Championships             23 Feb 2002       

 

2004 U17 Carmarthen Harriers (2 recorded performances)

400         2              47.85     Birmingham       AAA U17 Championships                             15 Aug 2004

400        1              48.85i    Birmingham       AAA U17 Indoor Championships              29 Feb 2004       

 

2005 U20 Carmarthen Harriers (12 recorded performances)      

200         1              22.76     Carmarthen        Welsh Inter Regional Championships     27 Aug 2005

400         3h           48.12     Bedford               CAU Inter Counties Championships          29 May 2005

400         5              48.37     Loughborough  Loughborough International match          22 May 2005

400         6              48.70     Bedford               CAU Inter Counties Championships          29 May 2005

400         ht            49.09     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      29 Aug 2005

400         4              49.35     Abingdon            SEAA Inter Regional match                           4 Sep 2005

400         1              49.47i    Cardiff                  Jeff White Motors international match  22 Jan 2005

400         1              49.69i    Cardiff                  Welsh U20 Indoor Championships           9 Jan 2005

400         7              49.92     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      29 Aug 2005

 

2006 U20 Carmarthen Harriers / Bath University/ Swansea Harriers ( 36 recorded performances)

100         1              10.9        Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    20 Aug 2006

200         3              21.60     Abingdon            Inter Territorial Match                                   3 Sep 2006

200         1              22.0        Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    20 Aug 2006

400         1              47.74i    Birmingham       AAA U20 Indoor Championships              5 Mar 2006

400         2              48.14     Cardiff                  Welsh Championships                                   9 Jul 2006

400         4              48.43     Cardiff                  Welsh Championships                                   18 June 2006

400         2              48.44     Birmingham        BUSA Championships (s3)                             30 Apr 2006

400         1              48.87     Bratislava SVK   Bratislava SL0                                                    13 Jun 2006

400         6              49.01     Birmingham        BUSA Championships                                     1 May 2006

400         5              49.05     Bedford               CAU Inter Counties Championships          28 May 2006

400         1              49.0        Brecon                  Welsh junior League Cup Final                    12 Aug 2006

400         1              49.13     Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     27 Aug 2006

400         5              49.17     Loughborough  Loughborough International                       21 May 2006

400         1              49.74i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor Championships                    29 Jan 2006

400         2              49.74     Abingdon            Inter Territorial Match                                   3 Sep 2006

 

2007 U23 Carmarthen H/ Bath University/ Swansea Harriers (26 recorded performances)

400         3              47.77     Bedford               BUCA Championships                                     7 May 2007

400         3              47.73     Loughborough  Loughborough International                       20 May 2007

400         3              47.91     La Lugana ESP    La Lugana ESP                                                    16 Jan 2007

400         2              48.0        St PeterPort       Fortis Golden Series                                       30 May 2007

400         4              48.01     Cwmbran            Welsh Senior Championships                      14 Jul 2007

400         6              48.08     Bedford               AAA U23 Championships                              24 Jun 2007

400         4              48.51     Derby                    U23 Territorial Match                                     19 Aug 2007

400         7              48.13     Crystal Palace    UK Challenge Final                                           25 Aug 2007

400         2              49.7i       Cardiff                  Celtic Indoor Cup                                              3 Feb 2007

400         4              50.5i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor Championships                     13 Jan 2007

 

2008 Carmarthen H/ Bath University/ Swansea Harriers (22 recorded performances

200         4              21.44     Bedford               BUSA Championships                                     3 May 2008

200         2              21.54i    Sheffield             BUSA Indoor Championships                     15 Mar 2008

200         3              21.64     Loughborough  Loughborough International                       18 May 2008

200         3              21.67     Bedford               England Athletics U23 Championships    22 Jun 2008

200         1              21.85     Swansea              Welsh Senior Championships                    15 Jun 2008

 

2009 Carmarthen H/ Swansea Harriers (11 recorded performances)

150         5              16.19     Loughborough  McCain Loughborough International       17 May 2009

200         5              21.8        Cardiff                  Welsh Open Championships                       13 Jun 2009

200         2              21.67     St Peter Port      MeesPerson Golden Series Meeting        23 May 2009