Cross Country campaign ends and the Outdoor Track & Field Season Begins (23rd March - 13th April Round-Up)

At the end of the winter season, Irish Schools were the hosts of the 2024 SIAB Schools Cross Country International this year, held at the end of March at Dublin where the Dyfed schools district was well represented.

A week later, the outdoor track & field season began in Somerset at the Yeovil Olympiads AC Sprint Open Meeting and in West Wales with the Swansea Harriers Neal Merry Track & Field Open Meeting.

The same venue saw the Welsh Junior League return, with the first of three fixtures at Swansea for the under 11, 13 and 15 age groups.

Below are the Carmarthen Harriers club results from events held between March 23rd and April 13th.

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SIAB Schools Cross Country International 2024 - Sport Ireland Campus, Abbottstown (Saturday 23rd March)

Four Carmarthen Harriers athletes were among a team of 39 youngsters selected to represent Welsh Schools Athletics Association at the final cross country event of the season in Dublin.

The annual SIAB Schools Athletic Board Cross Country International was hosted by Irish Schools at the Sport Ireland Campus in Abbottstown.

Welsh Schools, English Schools, Irish Schools and Scottish Schools battled it out across six events. They featured long races for both genders and the return of the popular 4 x 1500m mixed relays in the junior and inter categories.

Teammates Nansi Griffiths and Sali Owen won their first international vests in the junior girls’ age group. Griffiths finished in the top 20 in a time of 11:33 whilst Owen helped secure a team bronze medal with 12:04.

The inter girls matched the third-place finish on the podium. Amelia Williams was the third Welsh individual athlete across the line in 15:12.

Competing for the second time in three years, Joshua Barnett clocked 22:40 over the inter boys’ 6,000m distance.



Yeovil Olympiads AC Spring Open Meeting 2023 - Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena (Saturday 30th March & Monday 1st April)

A brand-new track and field athletics season got underway over the Easter bank holiday weekend, with Yeovil Olympiads AC hosting its annual spring open meeting over two days on Saturday 30th March and Easter Monday 10th April.


Tayla Williams - Quadkids: 75m (14.06); 600m (2:34.18); Long Jump (2.17m); Howler Throw (11.51m)

Paige-lily Williams - 70m Hurdles (14.83); 200m (34.89); 800m (2:51.31); 1500m (5:56.42); Shot (5.48m)

Macsen Toogood - 800m (2:09.08)

Storm Evans - Discus (40.01m)

Mia Lloyd - Discus (14.58m)

Dolly Evans - Discus (32.97m)

Summer Evans - Discus (26.88m)

Buddy Evans - Discus (28.51m); Shot (10.05m)


Llansawel 5K & 1K junior fun run - Llansawel (Saturday 6th April)

The month of April began with the Llansawel 5K & 1K junior fun run in the North of the county on Saturday 6th April.

It included an overall four place for Carmarthen's Alys Tremlett, finishing as the first girl.


Swansea Harriers Neal Merry Track & Field Open Meeting 2024 - Swansea University Athletics Track (Sunday 7th April)

The track and field season opener in West Wales was the Swansea Harriers Neal Merry Track & Field Open Meeting held at Swansea University Athletics Track on Sunday 7th April.

The Annual Open Meeting offered the sprint and distance hurdles, 75m, 100m, 300m, 400m, 3000m, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot and Pole Vault disciplines over a six-hour programme.

Despite challenging conditions from Storm Kathleen, approximately 350 athletes of all ages got their first opportunity to compete on the track this summer season.

A total of 30 Carmarthen Harriers athletes made the short journey to Swansea to participate.

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.


Erica Broome – 75m (12.71)

Elsa Burson – 75m (12.35) & 800m (3:40.67)

Rose Hobbs Rees – 75m (12.58) & Long Jump (2.95m)

Mared Rees – 800m (3:14.05)

Haf Thomas – 75m (12.94) & 800m (3:10.71)

Alys Tremlett – 75m (14.12) & 800m (3:24.88),

Beca Elfyn – 100m (15.06) & 300m (49.20),

Cerys Fitzpatrick – 100m (17.64) & Long Jump (2.46m),

Anest Jones – 100m (13.96),

Ayla Jones – 100m (16.06) & Long Jump (3.24m),

Anya Walters – 100m (15.92)

Elli-May Williams – 100m (12.67)

Beatrice Morgan – Long Jump (5.29m)

Manon Phillips – 800m (2:45.16)

Paige-lily Williams – 70m Hurdles (14.45), Shot (5.39m) & Javelin (13.34m)

Eva Williams – 800m (3:44.77) & Shot (3.14m)

Menna Fielder-Hobbs – 75m Hurdles (14.39), High Jump (1.25m) & Long Jump (3.58m)

Gwen Fitzpatrick – Long Jump (2.38m)

Florence Morgan – Shot (4.09m), Long Jump (2.71m) & Javelin (12.75m)

Summer Evans – Javelin (29.99m)

Alfie Stopher – 75m (13.24) & 800m (3:00.55)

Cole Brydson – 100m (12.06)

Dafydd Williams – 100m (15.57)

Tygan Davies – 400m (53.55)

Corin Maxwell – 800m (2:13.75)

Macsen Toogood – 800m (2:10.71)

Dylan Williams – 800m (2:53.99)

Josh Barnett – 3000m (10:13.00)

Tom Bridger – 3000m (10:31.10)

Marleigh Mackie – 80m Hurdles (15.00)



Welsh U11-U13-U15 Junior League - West Wales 1 - Swansea University Athletics Track (Saturday 13th April)

The Welsh Junior League returned across the West, South/East and North of Wales over the weekend of 13th and 14th April.

West Wales' division opening fixture was held at Swansea University Athletics Track on the first day of the weekend.

On what was a well attended and successful day, more than 200 athletes from seven clubs - Bridgend AC, Carmarthen Harriers, Llanelli AAC, Neath Harriers, Pembrokeshire Harriers, Swansea Harriers and TROTS - entered which offered every track and field event.

The junior league gives the opportunity for athletes in the younger age groups (under 11, under 13 and under 15) to get involved and the day concluded with the 4 x 100m relays which are always popular.

Thirty-two athletes travelled to Swansea, competing in the vests of Carmarthen Harriers. It was great to see many members from the club making their competition debut here, the U11's and U13's in particular.


Cerys Evans- 75m (12.4)

Rose Hobbs Rees - 75m (12.2); Long Jump (3.21m)

Megan Jones - 75m (12.4)

Florence Morgan - 75m (12.8); Long Jump (2.54m); Shot (3.84m)

Lois Murray - 75m (12.4)

Haf Thomas - 75m (12.7); 150m (27.2); 800m (3:10.3)

Gwen Fitzpatrick - Long Jump (2.49m); Javelin (7.64m); Shot (3.55m)

Alys Tremlett - 800m (3:20.0); Shot (2.55m)

Tayla Williams - 800m (3:26.8); Javelin (8.50m); Shot (4.72m)

Macsen Davies - 75m (12.2); 800m (2:54.2)

Steffan James - 75m (12.1); 800m (2:58.0)

Alfie Stopher - 150m (26.0); 800m (2:51.9)

Seren Bowen - 75m Hurdles (13.7); 100m (15.6); High Jump (1.15m)

Cerys Fitzpatrick - 100m (18.2); 800m (3:33.9); Long Jump (2.65m)

Anya Walters - 100m (15.9); 200m (33.8)

Buddy Evans - Discus (26.83m); Shot (9.42m)

Maximus Edwards - 100m (16.4); Long Jump (3.20m); Shot (4.57m)

Evan Enoch - 75m Hurdles (13.6); 100m (14.7)

Marleigh Mackie - 80m Hurdles (15.2); 100m (13.2); 200m (29.0)

Alex Ladd - 800m (2:40.1)

Tomos Cai Davies - 1500m (4:50.3)

Dafydd Williams - 200m (31.6)

Dylan Williams - 1500m (5:29.3)

Paige-lily Williams - 100m (16.1); 800m (2:52.1); Javelin (10.80m)

Manon Phillips - 1500m (5:24.5)

Elsie Davies - 800m (2:54.4)

Teaghan Williams - 200m (37.1); 800m (3:06.5)

Emily Evans-Williams - 1500m (6:09.5)

Nansi Griffiths - 1500m (4:53.4)

Menna Fielder-Hobbs - 75m Hurdles (15.0); High Jump (1.25m); Long Jump (3.42m)

Summer Evans - Discus (25.74m); Javelin (30.36m)

Maisie Owen - Discus (20.23m)

The next fixture takes place at Cwrt Herbert Sports Centre, hosted by Neath Harriers on Saturday 4th May.