Club Cross Country Events Return - Results Round-Up (8th February - 18th February)

It's been a busy few weeks of competition for junior and senior athletes in the first fortnight of February ...from club representation in West Wales to Welsh Athletics and England Athletics and International honour in Ireland.

The events in Wales and further afield across the UK have included the Armagh 3K/5K, John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League, England Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships, and Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships.

Below are the Carmarthen Harriers club results from events held between February 8th and February 18th at Armagh (Ireland), Margam, Sheffield and Brecon.

Da iawn pawb wnaeth cystadlu / Well done to everyone that competed.

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Armagh Road Races 2024 - Armagh, Northern Ireland (Thursday 8th February)

At the Armagh Road Races on Thursday 8th February, Angharad Davies was one of six athletes who represented Wales in Northern Ireland.

Despite an early fall, Davies recorded a sub-10 minute clocking of 9:53 in the women's race over a distance of 3K.



John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League - Fixture 4 - Margam Park, Port Talbot (Saturday 10th February)

Club cross country racing returned for Carmarthenshire athletes at the John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League on Saturday 10th February.

After a local fixture locally in Pembrey followed by trips to Cardiff and Bristol so far this campaign, the penultimate event took place back in West Wales at a muddy Margam Park in Port Talbot.

The club results on the day were as follows / Canlyniadau y clwb ar dydd oedd:

Novice Girls / Merched o dan 11: Emily Evans-Williams (10:26); Haf Thomas (11:31); Bethan Hampshire (11:58); Gwenno Jones (12:13); Erica Broome (12:18); Mared Rees (12:31); Alys Tremlett (13:16); Amara Godden (13:39); Tayla Williams (14:20); Gwen Fitzpatrick (16:31)

Novice Boys / Bechgyn o dan 11: Jasper Davis (10:02); Dylan Williams (10:08); Steffan James (10:09); Tomos Roberts (10:53); Alfie Stopher (10:59); Macsen Davies (11:10); Dafydd Williams (11:29)

Under 13 Girls / Merched o dan 13: Lowri Morgan (11:42); Beca Elfyn (12:13); Paige-lily Williams (12:16); Miriam Williams (13:01); Mali Griffiths (13:36); Olwen Willliams (); Cerys Fitzpatrick (16:16); Honey Davis (16:44)

Under 13 Boys / Bechgyn o dan 13: Tomos Cai Davies (10:11); Max Edwards (14:08)

Under 15 Girls / Merched o dan 15: Nansi Griffiths (14:36); Sali Owen (15:02); Esme Lynock (19:02); Amelia Williams

Under 15 Boys / Bechgyn o dan 15: Sam Griffiths (13:20); Tom Bridger (15:21); Jimmy Davis (15:33); Sion Rowlands (16:23); Ianto Lloyd (16:34); Luke Owen (17:30)

Under 17 Men / Bechgyn o dan 17:Ifan Bowen(20:12); Finley Bruce (20:37); Joshua Barnett (21:00); Macsen Toogood (22:57)

Under 20 Women / Merched o dan 20: Jessica Hyland (18:43)

Under 20 Men / Bechgyn o dan 20: Steffan Davies (22:21)

Saturday 2nd March will see the finale to the 2023/24 season as Pontypool Park stages round 5.



England Athletics Under 20, Under 17 & U15 Indoor Championships 2024 - English Institute of Sport, Sheffield (Saturday 10th February - Sunday 11th February)

Carmarthen Harriers duo travelled to South Yorkshire to compete at the England Athletics under 15, 17 and 20 indoor championships.

In the final field event of the opening day at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Jessica Lee recorded a season’s best jump of 5.96m in the opening round to place fourth overall.

With two events in the space of an hour, Beatrice Morgan clocked 26.07 over the 1-lap 200m which was followed by a new long jump personal best of 5.65m to secure a top five finish.



Sheffield Photo Credit: Pat Scaasi


Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships 2024 - Penlan Arena, Brecon (Saturday 17th February)

Penlan Arena in Brecon staged the National Championships for the second year running on Saturday 17th February, as the 119th Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships returned to its usual February slot.

Held previously at Singleton Park in Swansea and Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli, the championships moved to Powys in Mid Wales for the latest edition and saw  over 1000 entries.

Continuing their partnership with Welsh Athletics, two primary school races in conjunction with Urdd Gobaith Cymru were also held at the beginning of the programme for boys and girls in years 3,4,5 and 6.

There was a clean sweep in the under 17 men's individual awards, with Iwan Thomas, Finley Bruce and Ifan Bowen picking up gold, silver and bronze respectively. As a result, team gold was also won by Carmarthen Harriers.

The club results on the day were as follows / Canlyniadau y clwb ar dydd oedd:

Primary School - year 3 & 4 / Ysgol Cynradd - blwyddyn 3 a 4: Alphie Stopher (6:08); Haf Thomas (6:30); Alys Tremlett (7:22); Eva Williams (7:51)

Primary School - year 5 & 6 / Ysgol Cynradd - blwyddyn 5 a 6: Macsen Davies (6:05); Jasper Davis (6:10); Emily Evans-Williams (6:20); Dylan Williams (6:58); Dafydd Williams (7:00); Bethan Hampshire (7:25); Mared Rees (7:55); Tayla Williams (9:52); Elsa Burson (9:55)

Under 13 Girls / Merched o dan 13: Lowri Morgan (13:07); Paige-lily Williams (13:38)

Under 13 Boys / Bechgyn o dan 13: Tomos Cai Davies (10:55); Gethin Thomas (11:46)

Under 15 Girls / Merched o dan 15: Nansi Griffiths (15:42); Sali Owen (16:02); Esme Lynock (19:51); Amelia Williams

Under 15 Boys / Bechgyn o dan 15: Sam Griffiths (14:45); Sion Rowlands (17:40); Ianto Lloyd (18:12); Luke Owen (19:02)

Under 17 Women / Merched o dan 17: Phyllis Davies (20:37)

Under 17 Men / Bechgyn o dan 17: Iwan Thomas (15:15); Finley Bruce (16:02); Ifan Bowen (16:17); Joshua Barnett (16:59); Macsen Toogood (17:12)