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Profiles - Claire Williams, Awen Rosser

Profiles on Claire Williams, Awen Rosser - written by Dr Hedydd Davies (Carmarthen Harriers Club President)

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Claire Williams

Personal Bests

SP 4K 9.00

DT 1K 43.15 (2011)

HT $K 38.61 (2006)         

Lead Coach Jim Edwards

Claire Williams was one of the guest speakers at the 2018 Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club Annual Dinner at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Carmarthen

Claire won a bronze medal  in the discus event in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She had competed for Great Britain in two previous Paralympics. In 2008 in Beijing China she was 5th in the discus event (T12/13) and 5th in the discus event in the Paralympics in Athens in 2004

In 2004 Claire was the youngest Welsh athlete to compete at a Paralympic Games

‘She has been the UK record holder in the discus as well as the British champion and has also been junior world record holder’

 

Major International Championships

2012      Paralympic Games  London DT Bronze        IPC European Championships DT Bronze

2011       IPC Athletic Championships DT 5th            

2009       German Disability Championships DT 10th

2008       Paralympics  Beijing DT 5th (F12/13)            Paralympic World Cup DT 10th

2004       Paralympic Games Athens DT 5th

 

Domestic Championships

2011       Welsh Senior Championships DT silver    England Senior Championships DT 6th BUCS DT Bronze

2010       BUCS DT 6th

2009       Welsh Senior Championships DT Gold     BUCS DT 7th

2008       BUSA Championships DT 8th

2005       Welsh Schools  Senior Girls DT Gold, HT Gold

2003       SIAB Schools International HT 7th

 

Claire’s initial  sport was Jujitsu but switched to athletics at the age of 12. She joined her local club Carmarthen Harriers when she was a pupil at Ysgol Bro Myrddin Carmarthen

Claire has successfully competed against non-disabled athletes

She is still the Dyfed schools’ middle girls hammer record holder with a throw of 35.83m which she did in the 2003 Dyfed schools’ championships in Carmarthen. In 2004 competing for Dyfed Schools she won the Welsh Schools Senior girls discus and hammer events. In 2009 Claire won the Welsh Senior Discus Championship which is an outstanding achievement

Claire is an excellent example of a person who gives back to the Club and the sport that helped her gain success at the highest level. In the last two years she has spent a lot of her spare time coaching the throws events to the young athletes at the Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club in Carmarthen

A great ambassador for Carmarthen Harriers and for disability sport

 

Milestones in Claire Williams’s Athletics Career (78 Recorded Performances)

2003 Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (2 Recorded Performances)

HT           1              35.83     Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships

HT           7              34.87                                     SIAB Schools International Match

 

2004 Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (5 Recorded Performances)

DT                           36.36

DT           1              33.12     Carmarthen        West Wales v Munster Match                     15 Aug 2004

DT           3              31.09     Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    23 Aug 2004

HT                           37.32

HT           2              32.17     Carmarthen        West Wales v Munster Match                     15 Aug 2004       

 

2005 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers (3 Recorded Performances)

DT           1              33.61     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                  2 Jul 2005

HT          1              36.89     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                  2 Jul 2005

HT          4              35.61     Cardiff                  SIAB Schools International Match            12 Jul 2005

 

2006 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers (9 Recorded Performances)

DT           3B           36.32     Abingdon            Inter Territorial Match                                   3 Sep 2006

DT           2              34.43     Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    12 Aug 2006

DT           1              31.30     Carmarthen        Welsh Junior League Match                         21 May 2006

DT           2              31.13     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   1 Jul 2006

DT           1              31.10     Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    10 Jun 2006

HT           3              38.61     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   1 Jul 2006

HT           1              37.33     Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    12 Aug 2006

 

2007 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers/ Loughborough University (6 Recorded Performances)

DT           1              35.03     Loughborough  Loughborough Open Meeting                    30 May 2007

DT           2              34.29     Loughborough  Loughborough University Match               6 Jun 2007

DT           3              33.62     Birmingham        Throws Festival                                                 1 Jul 2007

 

2008 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers/ Loughborough  University (8 Recorded Performances) 

DT           7              36.78     Loughborough  Loughborough International Match          18 May 2008

DT           8              35.25     Bedford               BUSA Championships                                     3 May 2008

DT           2              35.15     Loughborough  Charnwood 0pen Meeting                           21 May 2008

DT           5              35.01     Beijing CHN        Paralympic Games                                           16 Sep 2008

DT           2              34.93     Loughborough  Charnwood Open Meeting                          12 Aug 2008

 

2009 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers/ Loughborough University (15 Recorded Performances)

SP           5              9.00        Loughborough   Loughborough University Match               27 May 2009

SP           6              8.81        Chemouc CZE     Czech Open                                                        22 Aug 2009

DT           1              36.02     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    13 Jun 2009

DT           7              35.38     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     3 May 2009

DT           1              34.57     Chemouc CZE     Czech Open                                                        22 Aug 2009

DT           1              34.50     Bath                       Team Bath Open                                              25 Apr 2009

DT           7              34.44     Loughborough  Loughborough International                       17 May 2009      

DT           1              34.33     Wrexham            Welsh Senior League                                      8 Aug 2009

DT           3              33.09     Crystal Palace    London Disability Athletics Challenge      26 Jul 2009

DT           10           31.60     Sindelingen GER Germany Disability Championships      10 Jul 2009

 

2010       Senior Carmarthen Harriers/ Loughborough University (11 Recorded Performances)

DT           7              40.69     Loughborough  Loughborough International                       23 May 2010

DT           5              39.45     Hendon                McCain Throws Fest                                        8 Aug 2010

DT           6              38.09     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     3 May 2010

 

2011       Senior Carmarthen Harriers/Loughborough University (13 Recorded Performances)

DT           7              43.15     Loughborough  Loughborough International                       22 May 2011

DT           2              40.76     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      18 Jun 2011

DT           6              40.06     Bedford               England Senior Championships                  18 Jul 2011

DT           1              38.78     Aberdare             Welsh Senior League                                      6 Aug 2011

DT           3              37.98     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     2 May 2011

DT           9              37.60     Birmingham        British Championships                                   30 Jul 2011

DT           1              37.39     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              5 Aug 2011

DT           5              37.19     Christchurch NZL IPC Athletic Championships                    22 Jan 2011

DT           2              36.94     Auckland NZL    Hot Meet 1                                                         15 Jan 2011        

 

2012       Senior   Carmarthen Harriers/ Swansea University

100         5h1         13.12     Olympic Park      BUCS Championships                                     4 May 2012

DT           9              40.49`    Loughborough  Loughborough International                       20 May 2012

DT           3              39.63     Olympic Park     2012 Paralympic Games                               1 Sep 2012

DT           1              39.48     Olympic Park      London Disability Athletics Challenge      8 May 2012

DT           8              37.50     Loughborough  Winter Throws Trials                                       4 Mar 2012

DT           3              37.10     Stadskanaal NED IPC European Championships                 28 Jun 2012

 

2013       Senior Carmarthen Harriers (3 Recorded Performances)

DT           1              35.27     Carmarthen        Eric Paton Memorial Trophy                        30 May 2013

DT           1              34.30     Bedford               Home International Competition               1 Jun 2013

 

 

Awen Rosser

Lead Coach Paul Jensen 2011-

Previous Lead Richard Wyer(d) -2011

Personal Bests

SP6k 10.97 (2013); SP4K 12.88i(2014); SP 3.25K 12.34(2010); SP 2.72K 9.57 (2008)

DT1K 45.66 (2014); DT 0.75K 20.98 (2008)

HT4K 31.11 (2014)

Awen joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club as an under 13 athlete in 2008 and for three years was coached at Carmarthen by Richard Wyer the Carmarthen Harriers throws coach

She was a pupil at Ysgol y Strade School in Llanelli and continued her education at University of Wales St Davids Carmarthen

Awen was an excellent member of Carmarthen Harriers, Dyfed Schools and Swansea Harriers and was a faithful member of the teams at all competitions. She was throughout her athletics career a keen supporter of the Carmarthen Throws Competitions organized by Ralph Siggery

She competed for Welsh Schools and Wales in many international events

A summary of her success in athletics is listed below

 

  • 23 Welsh Schools or Welsh Championships gold medals
  • Competed 3 times for Welsh Schools in SIAB Schools International matches (Glasgow 2010, Cardiff 2011 and Ashford 2012)
  • Twice second in the discus in UK championships
  • Winner of discus event in the 2012 UK School Games in the Olympic Park London
  • Competed for Wales in international matches at least 10 times

 

Awen Rosser’s Milestones in her Athletics Career (301 Recorded Performances) – Main Results 

2008  Second Year Under 13 Carmarthen Harriers (25 Recorded Performances)

SP           1              9.57        Swansea                              Louise Arthur League Match                        29 Jun 2008

SP           1              9.39        Carmarthen                        UK YA Midlands League Match                   4 May 2008

SP           1              9.33        Swansea                              Welsh U13 Championships                         15 Jun 2008

SP           1              9.21        Carmarthen                        Welsh Junior League Match                         29 May 2008

SP           1              9.21        Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Championships                    7 Jun 2008

SP           1              9.06        Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        11 May 2008

SP           1              8.77        Carmarthen                        UK YA Midlands League Match                   20 Jul 2008

DT           1              20.98     Brecon                                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    24 Aug 2008

DT                           16.98     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        11 May 2008

DT                           16.35     Carmarthen                        Welsh  Junior League Match                        26 May 2008

DT                           14.74     Carmarthen                        Louise Arthur League Match                        26 Apr 2008

 

2009 First Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (32 Recorded Performances)

SP           1              10.95     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              20 Aug 2009

SP           1              10.49     Brecon                                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    23 Aug 2009

SP           1              10.28     Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Y7&8 Championships        24 Jun 2009

SP           1              10.04     Cardiff                                  Welsh U15 Championships                         11 Jul 2009

SP           1              9.99        Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Championships                    13 Jun 2009

SP           1              9.92        Swansea                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships     30 Aug 2009

SP           2              9.87        Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   4 Jul 2009

SP           1              9.55        Carmarthen                        Louise Arthur League Match                        25 Jul 2009

DT           1              25.86     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              20 Aug 2009

DT           1              25.62     Swansea                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships     30 Aug 2009

DT           1              25.17     Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Y7&8 Championships        24 Jun 2009

DT           2              24.39     Cardiff                                  Welsh U15 Championships                          11 Jul 2009

DT           3              23.49     Carmarthen                        Louise Arthur League Match                        25 Jul 2009

 

2010       Second Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (43 Recorded Performances)

SP4K      2              10.62     Carmarthen                        Welsh U17 Championships                          10 Jul 2010

SP3.25K                1             12.34     Aberdare                             NACYP Championships                                  26 Jun 2010

SP           2              12.19     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   3 Jul 2010

SP           1              12.15     Swansea                              West Wales Regional championships       9 May 2010

SP           3              12.03     Bedford                               England U15 Championships                       22 Aug 2010       

SP           2              11.99i    Birmingham                        England Indoor U15 Championships        28 Feb 2010

SP           1              11.98     Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Championships                    19 Jun 2010

SP           2              11.89i    Cardiff                                  Welsh Indoor U15 Championships            31 Jan 2010

SP           2              11.84     Cardiff                                  Welsh U15 Championships                          12 Jun 2010

SP           1              11.82     Carmarthen                        UK YA League Match                                       2 May 2010

SP           1              11.76     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Trophy                        26 Aug 2010

SP           2              11.72     Cardiff                                  Welsh Inter regional Championships       29 Aug 2010

SP           1              11.65     Carmarthen                        Louise Arthur League Match                        24 Apr 2010

SP           1              11.61     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              9 Sep 2010

SP           1              11.52     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              22 Jul 2010

SP           1              11.51     Carmarthen                        UK YA League Match                                       16 May 2010

DT           1              34.78     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  3 July 2010

DT           1              34.75     Haverfordwest                 Gerald Codd Trophy                                        15 Aug 2010

DT           4              34.42     Glasgow                              SIAB Schools International Match            17 Jul 2010

DT           1              34.02     Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Championships                    19 Jun 2010

DT           2              33.94     Bedford                               England U15 Championships                       22 Aug 2010

DT           1              33.23     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              22 Jul 2010

DT           1              33.12     Cardiff                                  Welsh U15 Championships                          12 Jun 2010

DT           1              32.45     Carmarthen                        UK YA League Match                                       2 May 2010

DT           3              31.89     Carmarthen                        Welsh U!7 Championships                           10 Jul 2010

DT           2              31.56     Cardiff                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      29 Aug 2010

DT           1              30.40     Carmarthen                        Louise Arthur League Match                        24 Apr 2010

DT           1              30.19     Carmarthen                        UK YA League Match                                       16 May 2010

DT           1              29.62     Swansea                              West Wales Regional Championships      9 May 2010

DT           1              29.28     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              9 Sep 2010

 

2011 First Year Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (36 Recorded Performances)

SP           2              11.72i    Cardiff                                  Indoor Celtic Cup                                             30 Jan 2011

SP           2              11.41     Wrexham                            Welsh U17 Championships                          11 Jun 2011

SP           1              11.27i    Cardiff                                  Welsh Indoor U17 Championships           22 Jan 2011

SP           1              11.35     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              26 May 2011

SP           5              11.12     Cardiff                                  SIAB Schools International Match            16 Jul 2011

SP           1              10.99     Carmarthen                        West Wales Regional Championships      15 May 2011

SP           7              10.67     Bedford                               England U17 Championships                       20 Aug 2011

DT           1              40.67     Antrim NI                            Celtic Junior Games                                        13 Aug 2011

DT           1              40.34     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  2 Jul 2011

DT           1              39.48     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

DT           2              38.35     Bedford                               England U17 Championships                      20 Aug 2011

DT           1              37.74     Wrexham                            Welsh U17 Championships                         11 Jun 2011

DT           2              37.06     Don Valley                          UK School Games                                             4 Sep 2011

DT           5              36.41     Cardiff                                  SIAB Schools International                           16 Jul 2011

DT           3              35.98     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      16 Jun 2011

 

2012 Second Year Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (43 Recorded Performances) 

SP           1              11.84i    Cardiff                                  Cardiff Met Grand Prix                                   8 Dec 2012         

SP           1              11.49     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen  Throws Competition             28 Jun 2012

SP           2              11.41     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   7 Jul 2012

SP           1              11.27     Cardiff                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     14 Jul 2012

SP           3              11.27     Bedford                               England U17 Championships                       18 Aug 2012

SP           1              11.18     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Trophy                        26 Jul 2012

SP           2              11.06     Cardiff                                  Welsh U17 Championships                          3 Jun 2012

SP           3              11.06     Ashford                                SIAB Schools International Match            21 Jul 2012

SP           1              10.93     Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Championships                    16 Jun 2012

SP           1              11.15     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              26 Apr 2012

DT           1              40.89     Swansea                              Swansea Junior Games                                  26 Aug 2012

DT           1              40.04     Olympic Park                     UK School Games                                            9 May 2012

DT           3              39.58     Ashford                                SIAB Schools International Match            21 Jul 2012

DT           3              39.23     Cardiff                                  Welsh Athletics International                    18 Jul 2012

DT           7              38.57     Bedford                               England U17 Championships                       18 Aug 2012

DT           1              38.03     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Jun 2012

DT           1              37.86     Neath                                   West Wales Championships                        13 May 2012

DT           1              37.78     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Trophy                        26 Jul 2012

DT           2              37.46     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   7 Jul 2012

DT           1              36.36     Cardiff                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     14 Jul 2012

DT           2              36.23     Cardiff                                  Welsh U17 Championships                          4 Jun 2012

DT           1              34.34     Carmarthen                        Dyfed Schools Championships                    16 Jun 2012        

 

2013 First Year Under 20 Swansea Harriers (30 Recorded Performances)

SP5K      2              10.97     Bath                                       Bath Field Fest Open                                      14 Apr 2013

SP4K      1              11.91i    Cardiff                                  Welsh Indoor U20 Championships           17 Feb 2013       

SP           4              11.69i    Cardiff                                  Welsh Athletics Indoor International      10 Mar 2013

SP           1              11.65i    Swansea                              West Wales Indoor Championships          20 Jan 2013

SP           1              11.61     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  6 Jul 2013

SP           1              11.39     Swansea                              West Wales Championships                        25 May 2013

SP           8              11.18     Cardiff                                  Welsh Athletics International Match        31 Jul 2013

SP           2              10.70     Newport                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships      1 Sep 2013

SP           2              10.61     Swansea                              Welsh U20 Championships                          22 Jun 2013

DT           1              41.26     Swansea                              Welsh U20 Championships                         22 Jun 2013

DT           1              41.15     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  6 Jul 2013

DT           1              40.21     Swansea                              West Wales Championships                        25 May 2013

DT           1              36.59     Newport                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships     1 Sep 2013

HT           3              26.60     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   6 Jul 2013

 

2014 Second Year Under 20 Swansea Harriers (32 Recorded Performances)

SP           2              12.88i    Cardiff                                  Welsh Indoor International                          9 Mar 2014

SP           1              12.80     Wrexham                            Welsh U20 Championships                         14 Jun 2014

SP           3              12.50     Bedford                               England U20 Championships                       21 Jun 2014

SP           1              12.33     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  5 Jul 2014

SP           1              12.27     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        25 May 2014

SP           2              12.10     Swansea                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships      31 Aug 2014

SP           1              11.16     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Aug 2014

SP           1              11.08i    Swansea                              West Wales Indoor Championships          19 Jan 2014

DT           2              45.66     Bedford                               England U20 Championships                       21Jun 2014

DT           1              45.02     Wrexham                            Welsh U20 Championships                         14 Jun 2014

DT           1              44.42     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  5 Jul 2014

DT           9              42.87     Birmingham                        British Senior Championships                     28 Jun 2014

DT           2              41.72     Swansea                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships      31 Aug 2014

DT           1              40.91     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        25 May 2014

DT           1              40.62     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Aug 2014

DT           1              35.10     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                    1 Jun 2014

HT           4              31.11     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   5 Jul 2014            

 

2015 Under 23 Swansea Harriers/ University of Wales St Davids (20 Recorded Performances)

SP           2              11.82i    Cardiff                                  Cardiff Met Grand Prix                                   8 Feb 2015

SP           3              11.81i    Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      25 Jan 2015        

SP           2              11.53     Neath                                   West Wales Regional  Championships     24 May 2015

SP           2              11.51i    Swansea                              West Wales Indoor Championships          18 Jan 2015

SP           7              10.63     Bedford                               BUCS Championships                                     4 May 2015

DT           7              43.94     Loughborough                  Loughborough International Match          17 May 2015

DT           1              42.34     Neath                                   West Wales Regional Championships      24 May 2015

DT           5              42.05     Bedford                               BUCS Championships                                     4 May 2015

DT           1              40.86     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              30 Apr 2015

DT           3              40.71     Bedford                               England U23 Championships                       20 Jun 2015

DT           1              39.54     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      28 Jun 2015

 

2016  Under 23 Swansea Harriers/University of Wales St Davids Carmarthen (22 Recorded Performances)

SP           5              12.87     Sportcity Manchester    Manchester International Match              17 Aug 2016

SP           1              12.25     Brecon                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     27 Aug 2016

SP           1              12.22     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Jul 2016

DT           4              44.20     Lee Valley                            UK Women’s League Match                         2 Jul 2016

DT           4              44.04     Sportcity                              Manchester International                            17 Aug 2016

DT           1              42.17     Brecon                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     27 Aug 2016

DT           1              41.21     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              26 May 2016

DT           1              41.12     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              23 Jun 2016

DT           1              40.23     Swansea                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships     27 Aug 2016

DT           2              40.16     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      11 Jun 2016

DT           1              4014       Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Apr 2016       

 

2017 Under 23 Swansea Harriers/ University of Wales St Davids Carmarthen (17 Recorded Performances)         

SP           1              12.79     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        14 May 2017

SP           1              12.08i    Swansea                              West Wales Indoor Championships          21 Jan 2017

DT           7              43.16     Loughborough                  Loughborough International Match         21 May 2017

DT           1              42.67     Brecon                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     26 Aug 2017

DT           7              42.53     Sportcity                              England Manchester International          16 Aug 2017

DT           1              41.55     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        14 May 2017

DT           1              40.96     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                    10 Jun 2017

DT           1              40.03     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              27 Apr 2017

2018 Senior Swansea Harriers (1 Recorded Performance)

DT           1              39.94     Cardiff                                  Welsh Athletics League Match                    22 Apr 2018