Event Results Round-Up: Track & Field Fixtures (21st June - 2nd July)

As the track and field season approaches the half way mark, it's been another action-packed period of competition for club juniors and seniors across Wales.

In the space of seven days, Cardiff International Sports Stadium hosted the Welsh Athletics Senior & U15 Championships, and Welsh Schools Championships over two weekends. Off track road running races have included the Red Kite Challenge Summer Series, Ammanford fun run and Ogi Porthcawl fun run.

Below are the Carmarthen Harriers club results from events held between June 21st and July 2nd at Lampeter, Ammanford, Bracknell, Carmarthen, Cardiff, Felinfach, Watford, Aberdare, Porthcawl and Coventry.

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Red Kite Challenge Summer Series - Lampeter Rugby Club (Wednesday 21st June)

The third of three races in the series was held in Lampeter on Wednesday 21st June. Carmarthen Harriers entries came in the junior races for secondary schools.

Nansi Griffiths (y7-9 19:20), Eva Davies (y7-9 21:50), Gethin Thomas (y7-9 20:15), Megan Thomas (y10-11 21:19) and Leah Regan (y10-11 25:44)


Amman Valley Harriers Junior Fun Run - Ammanford Recreation Ground (Wednesday 21st June)

Amman Valley Harriers held its annual junior fun run at Ammanford Recreation Ground on Wednesday 21st June. Open to children of all ages from reception to year 8, there were a few members taking part, including first place for Paige-lily Williams in the year 5 & 6 category.


Bracknell Mick Marlow Memorial - (Wednesday 21st June)

At the British Milers Club Bracknell Mick Marlow Memorial, Iwan Thomas clocked a time of 4:04.85 in the 1500m men's B race.



Dyfed Secondary Schools NASUWT Cup & Plate Final - Carmarthen Athletics Track (Thursday 22nd June)

Two weeks after the Dyfed Schools Athletics Championships was held over two-days in Carmarthen, the schools’ competition continued with the Dyfed Schools NASUWT Cup & Plate Final, also staged in Johnstown.

The four areas within the district - Brianne, Pembrokeshire, Llanelli and Ceredigion - held their qualifying fixtures before the half term holidays. 

A total of 32 teams from 16 schools featured on the day in the under 14 and under 16 age categories, over 13 different track and field disciplines.

Pupils from Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Haverfordwest High, Queen Elizabeth High School, Ysgol Bro Myrddin, Ysgol Caer Elen, Ysgol Y Strade and Ysgol Penweddig will compete at the Welsh Secondary Schools National Finals, at Ron Jones Stadium in Aberdare on Wednesday 12th July.

All eight Welsh districts - Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Eryri, Glamorgan Valleys, North East Wales, Powys and South East Wales will be represented in this end-of-term annual fixture.


Welsh Athletics Senior & U15 Track & Field Championships 2023 - Cardiff International Sports Stadium (24th June - 25th June)

The Welsh Athletics Senior & Under 15 Track & Field Championships 2023 returned over two-days as more than 500 athletes headed to the Welsh Capital for an action-packed weekend of athletics. In the first championship of the summer season, there was a full programme of more than 70 events on the track and field.

Fourteen Carmarthen Harriers members travelled up the M4 to Leckwith to take part and won a total of ten medals.


Beatrice Morgan - 100m (12.32); 200m (26.54) & Long Jump (5.40m)

Sophia Reid-Thomas - 100m (13.38)

Anest Jones - 100m (13.64) & 200m (28.06)

Jessica Lee - 200m (25.76) & Long Jump (5.74m)

Macy Blue - 800m (2:29.45)

Jessica Hyland - 800m (2:23.92) & 1500m (4:49.88)

Nansi Griffiths - 800m (2:29.90) & 1500m (5:09.56)

Amelia Williams - 3000m (10:21.12)

Storm Evans - Discus (41.29m)

Dolly Evans - Discus (28.90m)

Summer Evans - Discus (24.37m) & Javelin (31.10m)

Chloe Thomas - Discus (14.53m) & Shot (8.21m)

Mia Lloyd - Discus (15.76m)

Sara Jones - Discus (7.16m) & Shot (3.23m)



Ras Hwyl Felinfach Fun Run (Friday 30th June)

Sarn Helen Running Club held its annual Felinfach fun run on Friday 30th June, with several distances to choose from - 800m, 1500m, 3000m and 6 miles.

In the secondary schools 3000m event, Carys Wood was the second female finisher (12:44) with Leah Regan finishing in 14:24.

The main race saw Jack Tremlett take first place in the M40 category (35:30) as well as a second for F35 Elizabeth Tremlett (40:00)

Welsh Schools National Track & Field Championships 2023 - Cardiff International Sports Stadium (Saturday 1st July)

Cardiff International Sports Stadium, Leckwith was the venue for the 74th edition of the Welsh Schools National Track & Field Championships on Saturday 1st July.

The eight Welsh districts - Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Eryri, Glamorgan Valleys, North East Wales, Powys and South East Wales were involved. The age groups were: Junior (Year 8 & 9); Middle (Year 10 & 11) and Senior (Year 12 & 13).

Representing Dyfed Schools on the day were seventeen athletes from the club, who were selected following the district's track and field championships in June.


Luned Defis - MG High Jump (1.45m)

Sophia Reid-Thomas - MG 100m (13.34) & 200m (27.30)

Chloe Thomas - JG Shot (8.18m)

Frances Mackie - MG 1500m Steeplechase

Beatrice Morgan - JG 200m (26.01) & Long Jump (5.20m) & Relay

Anest Jones - JG 100m (13.71) & Relay

Amelia Williams - JG 1500m (4:43.94)

Ellimay Williams - MG 100m (12.94) & 200m (26.48) & Relay

Megan Williams - MG 1500m (5:34.97) & Relay

James Bentley - JB 300m (38.41) & Relay

Ifan Bowen - MB 3000m (9:16.57)

Finley Bruce - MB 3000m (9:09.55)

Sam Griffiths - JB 1500m (4:30.10)

David Thomas - JB Discus (32.83m) & Shot (11.88m)

Iwan Thomas - MB 1500m Steeplechase (4:30.00)

Taliesin Thomas - MB High Jump (1.70m)

Jake Lynock - MB 800m (2:10.34)



British Milers Club Watford Grand Prix (Saturday 1st July)

Over in Watford on Saturday evening, Iestyn Williams ran a new personal best of 1:51.25 in the men's 800m E race.


UK Youth Development League Midland South/West 1 - Ron Jones Stadium, Aberdare (Sunday 2nd July)

Five weeks after Carmarthen Athletics track / West Wales hosted this fixture, Ron Jones Stadium, Aberdare was the venue for the third UK Youth Development League fixture.

Under 17 and under 20 athletes were competing as part of the West Wales composite team on Sunday 2nd July in the third Youth Development League Midland Premier South/West 1 Division, run as a double-header.


Ellie Loweth - 100m (13.62)

Tygan Davies - 400m (53.31)

Joshua Barnett - 3000m (10:03.14)

Iwan Thomas - 800m (2:07.88) & 4 x 400m

Morgan Batten - Javelin (49.70m)



Ogi Porthcawl Junior Future Challengers Race (Sunday 2nd July)

Following the main Ogi Porthcawl 10K on Sunday morning 2nd July, there were races for the whole family, including junior fun run, toddler dash and the future challengers race which saw four Carmarthen Harriers athletes get involved.


Lowri Morgan U13 - 6:39

Dylan Williams U11 - 6:22

Dafydd Williams U11 - 7:03

Deian Morgan U11 - 7:38


Activity Alliance National Junior Disability Athletics Championships - Coventry (1st - 2nd July)

Mia Lloyd joined the Disability Sport Wales team, who competed at the National Junior Disability Athletics Championships at Coventry over the two-day event, with more than 200 competing.

She clocked 27.55 in the women's 100m in first place.