November Event Results Round-Up - athletes represent club, school, region and country

The second half of November saw club athletes of all ages represent the athletics club, Dyfed primary and secondary schools, West Wales region and Welsh Schools at cross country, road and indoor athletics in Carmarthenshire and further afield. Below are the results from events held between November 19th and 27th h at Monmouth, Llandeilo, Ammanford, Liverpool, Glasgow, Broad Haven and Llanybydder.

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


Welsh Inter Schools and Colleges Cross Country Championships / Welsh Inter Regional Cross Country Championships - Monmouth (Saturday 19th November)

Saturday 19th November saw pupils at Welsh secondary schools and colleges from all eight Welsh Districts - Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Eryri, Glamorgan Valleys, North East Wales, Powys and South East Wales travel to a new venue for the event - Monmouthshire Showground.

The 45th Welsh Inter Schools and Colleges Cross Country Championships and the 23rd edition of the Welsh Inter Regional Cross Country Championships combined into one fixture for the third time.

Regional vests were up for grabs as West Wales selected teams in each of the junior (U13-U20), senior and master age groups. In the individual and team competitions, there were seven individual and eleven team medals won altogether.

Two primary school races in conjunction with the Urdd were also held at the beginning of the programme for boys and girls in years 3,4,5 and 6.

34 club athletes made the long journey to represent the region, West Wales and/or their Dyfed secondary/primary school on Saturday at Monmouth.

Carmarthen Harriers Results were as follows:

Primary School Girls Year 5-6: Megan Evans (5:25); Aeronwy Morgan-Fisher (6:13)

Primary School Boys Year 5-6: Tomos Cai Davies (4:36); Jasper Davis (5:08)

Under 13 Girls: Lowri Morgan (10:29); Esme Lynock (10:34); Nansi Griffiths (11:39); Mali Griffiths (11:42); Seren Bowen (12:08); Honey Davis (12:10)

Under 13 Boys: Toby Anthony (9:48)

Under 15 Girls: Amelia Williams (15:01); Megan Thomas (16:14); Anastasia Eggleston-Stoker (16:47)

Under 15 Boys: Macsen Toogood (13:32); Joshua Barnett (13:36); Liam Regan (14:02); Daniel Warrender (14:38); Aron Hedd Jones (15:16)

Under 17 & 20 Women: Eleanor White (19:44); Jessica Hyland (19:44); Frances Mackie (21:10); Erin Morgan (23:05); Leah Regan (25:05); Greta McKane

Under 17 & 20 Men: Finley Bruce (20:47); Steffan Davies (21:32); Ifan Bowen (21:40); Steffan Bridger (22:02); Jack Bruce (23:32); Iwan Thomas

Senior Women: Rhian Bruce (35:22)

Senior Men: Isaac Ayres (38:30); Huw Davies (41:32)

Ysgolion cynradd Sir Gar wedi ei cynrhychioli yn trawsgwlad cynradd blwyddyn 3 a 4 Chwaraeon yr Urdd yn Sir Fynwy: Ysgol Y Dderwen, Ysgol Nantgaredig, Ysgol Rhys Pritchard, Ysgol Llangadog, Ysgol Saron, Ysgol Hafodwenog

Ysgolion cynradd Sir Gar wedi ei cynrhychioli yn trawsgwlad cynradd blwyddyn 5 a 6 Chwaraeon yr Urdd yn Sir Fynwy: Ysgol Y Dderwen, Ysgol Peniel, Llandovery College, Ysgol Cynwyl Elfed, Ysgol Hafodwenog, Ysgol Nantgaredig

Dyfed Secondary Schools & colleges entered/represented in the inter schools and colleges championships at Monmouth: St Michael's School, Ysgol Dyffryn Taf, Ysgol Bro Pedr, Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron, Ysgol Glan-Y-Mor, Castle School Pembrokeshire, QE High School, Llandovery College, Ysgol Penweddig, Ysgol Bro Preseli, Coleg Sir Gar



Festival of Senses Llandeilo Santa 5K - Llandeilo (Sunday 20th November)

As part of Llandeilo's Festival of Senses three-day weekend, Sunday morning 20th November saw the Llandeilo Santa 5K take place up along the streets of the town.

Jake Lynock was the first home overall (20:07) and there was a female one-two for Elizabeth Tremlett (22:01) and Esme Lynock (23:34)


Brianne Secondary Schools Cross Country League - Event 3 - Ammanford Recreation Ground (Tuesday 22nd November)

Following on from rounds 1 & 2 in Whitland and Carmarthen, the third Brianne Secondary Schools Cross Country League was held for pupils in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Ammanford Recreation Ground (Ysgol Dyffryn Aman) on Tuesday 22nd November.

Seven local schools - Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Ammanford; Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth, Cefneithin, Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Llandeilo; Ysgol Bro Myrddin, Carmarthen; Queen Elizabeth School, Carmarthen, Llandovery College and hosts Ysgol Dyffryn Taf were in action.

Ammanford's Top 5 Results by school year:

Year 7 Girls: 1 Lowri Morgan (Bro Dinefwr), 2 Maisie Foster (Dyffryn Taf), 3 Brooke Linsey (Dyffryn Aman), 4 Ffion Jones (Bro Dinefwr), 5 Beca Elfyn (Bro Myrddin)

Year 7 Boys: 1 Rhys Jones (Bro Myrddin), 2 Osian Jones (Maes Y Gwendraeth), 3 Dyfan James (Bro Dinefwr), 4 Ashley Harries (Dyffryn Aman), 5 Noah Anyadike (Maes Y Gwendraeth)

Year 8 Girls: 1 Esme Lynock (Bro Dinefwr), 2 Nieve Evans (Dyffryn Taf), 3 Freya Peyton (QE High), 4 Nia Lewis (Dyffryn Taf), 5 Ffion Miles (Maes Y Gwendraeth)

Year 8 Boys: 1 Solomon Silverstone (Dyffryn Taf), 2 Zac Nottingham (Dyffryn Aman), 3 Toby Anthony (QE High), 4 Marley Lewis (Dyffryn Aman), 5 Ryan Williams (Dyffryn Taf)

Year 9 & 10 Girls: 1 Ophelia Jenkins (Dyffryn Taf), 2 Megan Thomas (Bro Myrddin), 3 Anastasia Eggleston-Stoker (Llandovery College), 4 Marged Jones (Bro Myrddin), 5 Siwan Thomas (Dyffryn Aman)

Year 9 & 10 Boys: 1 Alex Coles (Bro Dinefwr), 2 William Coles (Bro Dinefwr), 3 Macsen Toogood (Bro Dinefwr), 4 Joshua Barnett (Dyffryn Taf), 5 Toby Slater (Dyffryn Aman)



British Athletics Cross Challenge Series - Event 3 - Sefton Park, Liverpool (Saturday 26th November)

In a short turn around, the third leg of the 2022 / 2023 British Athletics Cross Challenge Series was on Saturday 26th November featuring the best cross country athletes from across the whole of the United Kingdom.

The event returned to Milton Keynes just two weeks ago before heading to Sefton Park in Liverpool over the weekend.

Running a distance of 5.5km, Iwan Thomas (17:54) crossed in seventh position and was followed by Finley Bruce (18:58) and Steffan Davies (19:49) in the under 17 men's age group. Liam Edwards (22:01) and Huw Davies (42:32) competed in the under 20 men and senior men's races respectively.

Perth, Scotland will be the location for the penultimate event in mid-January.


Indoor Combined Events U16 & U18 Pentathlon International 2022 - Emirates Arena, Glasgow (Saturday 26th November)

Fifteen Welsh school pupils (along with team managers and team coaches) travelled up to Scotland to represent the Welsh Schools Athletic Association at the 2022 Indoor Combined Events U16 & U18 Pentathlon International, held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday 26th November.

The Welsh Schools squad were up against the top runners, jumpers and throwers from English Schools, Irish Schools and hosts Scottish Schools.

Both age groups, with four athletes per country taking part, competed in a pentathlon with 60m Hurdles, Shot Put, 200m / High Jump, Long Jump and 800m making up the day's events.

Congratulations to Jessica Lee from Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Whitland, selected for the second year in a row at this event and won her fourth Welsh vest in four months. She helped the Welsh Schools under 18 girls win bronze medals in the team event and placed second individually to round off a great weekend trip North.

Results (3671 points):

60m Hurdles (9.18);

800m (2:28.36);

Long Jump (5.76m);

High Jump (1.66m);

Shot Putt (9.57m)



Broad Haven Pudding Run - Broad Haven (Sunday 27th November)

Steffan Bridger was 2nd overall in a time of 34:48.


Ras Y Mast 6.5 mile & Junior Race - Llanybydder (Sunday 27th November)

In the junior under 16 event held prior to the senior 6.5 mile, Liam Regan (10:15) and Leah Regan (12:18) were the first male and female finishers at Llanybydder.


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