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Profiles on Jessica Lee, Lauryn Davey, Paul Bennett

Profiles on Jessica Lee, Lauryn Davey, Paul Bennett - written by Dr Hedydd Davies (Carmarthen Harriers Club President)

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Jessica Lee 

Coaches at Carmarthen Harriers Jake Morgan and Steve Perks

Personal Bests

60 7.95i (2020); 100 12.20 (2019); 12.19w (2020; 150 22.91 (2016) 22.47w (2016); 200 25.55 (2020)

300 45.3 (2019); 800 2.45.03i (2018)

60H 9.65i (2019); 75h 12.78 (2018)

HJ 1.38i(2019); LJ 5.51 (2019).

SP3KU15 8.25i (2019); SP2.72KU13; SP2KU11 6.07 (2016)

Quad U13 1465 (2018): 1904i (2018); PenU15 2832i (2019

Jessica  went to Ysgol Llys Hywel Primary School in Whitland then on to Dyffryn Taf secondary school which is also in Whitland

When she was in primary school she competed regularly in the Carmarthenshire and Dyfed primary schools cross country and athletics championships

At the age of nine she joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club and competed regularly as an under 11 and under 13 athlete in the local Louise Arthur Athletes League matches and the Gwent Cross Country League events

She competed in a wide range of events but did not win a single Welsh Championship medal as an under 13 athlete

As a first year under 15 athlete with the expert help of her Harriers coaches Jake Morgan and Steve Perks she rapidly developed into an outstanding young athlete in the sprints and long jump

In the short period between July 2019 and January 2020 she achieved the following success:-

  • 7 individual Welsh Schools and Welsh Championship gold medals
  • Competed as a junior girl for Welsh Schools in the SIAB Schools Middle Girls International
  • Won three gold medals in the 2019 Welsh Schools championships (100m,long jump and relay)
  • Won three gold medals in the 2020 Welsh under 15 indoor championships (60m,200m and long jump

2020 should have been an outstanding summer season for Jessica as a second year under 15 athlete she would have been top of her age group

However, on 16 March 2020 all school and club sport came to a stop and the coronavirus pandemic deprived  many young sportsmen and sportswomen the opportunity of competing in national championships and representing their Country in major international events

She was able to compete in a few events late on in August and early September

From an early age Jessica has been a faithful and dedicated member of Carmarthen Harriers. In 2019 she was an excellent Carmarthen Harriers junior girls team captain

 

Jessica Lee’s Milestones in her athletics career so far (November 2020) – 154 recorded performances 

2015 First Year Under 11 Carmarthen Harriers (15 Recorded Performances)

150         3              23.69     Neath                   Louise Arthur League Match                        7 Jun 2015

150         2              23.85     Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        2 Aug 2015

800         3B           3.05.12  Newport              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        23 Aug 2015

800         4              3.09.4    Haverfordwest Gerald Codd Trophy                                        25 Jul 2015 

800         10           3.10.88  Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        2 Aug 2015

LJ            6              3.14        Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        2 Aug 2015

LJ            3B           3.06        Newport              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        23 Aug  2015

XC           48           7.43        Bridgend              Gwent Cross Country Match                        11 Oct 2015

XC           47           8.15        Llandaff Fields   Gwent Cross Country Match                        8 Nov 2015

2016 Second Year Under 11 Carmarthen Harriers (21 Recorded Performances)

150         1              22.75     Neath                   Louise Arthur League Match                        28 May 2016      

150         4              22.47     Brecon                  Louise Arthur League Match                        10 Jul 2016

150         1              22.91     Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        5 Jun 2016

150         3              22.31     Newport              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        21 Aug 2016

150         1              23.39     Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        30 Apr 2016

800         3              2.51.64  Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        5 Jun 2016

800         3              2.56.55  Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        30 Apr 2016

LJ            2              3.76        Newport              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        21 Aug 2016

LJ            2              3.55        Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        5 Jun 2016

LJ            1              3.28        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        30 Apr 2016

SP           2              6.07        Newport              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        21 Aug 2016

XC           30           7.02        Brecon                  Gwent Cross Country Match                        12 Nov 2016

XC           20           8.11        Swansea              Welsh Championships                                   27 Feb 2016

XC           35           9.31        Cardiff                  British Athletics Cross Challenge                24 Jan 2016

 

2017 First Year Under 13 Carmarthen Harriers (14 Recorded Performances)       

60           2h           9.55i       Swansea              West Wales Indoor Championships          21 Jan 2017

100         4              14.77     Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        9 Jul 2017

100         4              15.22     Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        14 May 2017

100         3              15.75     Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        29 Apr 2017

200         4              31.44     Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        9 Jul 2017

200         2              31.49     Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        14 May 2017

200         4              31.92     Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        29 Apr 2017

LJ            4              4.02        Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        9 Jul 2017

LJ            11           3.82        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        29 Apr 2017

LJ            1              3.77        Carmarthen        Carmarthenshire Primary Sch Champs    8 May 2017

LJ            9              3.73        Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        14 May 2017

SP           13           4.94i       Swansea              West Wales Indoor Championships          21 Jan 2017        

XC           19           6.16        Swansea              Welsh U13 Championships                          25 Feb 2017

XC           32           7.40        Pembrey             Gwent Cross Country League                      4 Mar 2017

 

2018 Second Year Under 13 Carmarthen Harriers (35 Recorded Performances)

200         1              28.10i    Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Junior Indoor Open         2 Dec 2018

200         2B           28.75     Swansea              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        19 Aug 2018

200         3              29.09     Neath                   Louise Arthur League Match                        3 Jun 2018          

200         1              29.18     Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        5 May 2018

200         1              29.7        Haverfordwest Gerald Codd Trophy Match                          12 Aug 2018

800                         2.45.03i                 Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics CE Championships           21 Oct 2018

800                         2.58.08 Swansea              Welsh Athletics CE Championships           9 Jun 2018

60H                        10.33i    Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics CE Championships           21 Oct 2018

70H        2              12.78     Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        5 May 2018

LJ            2              4.48        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        5 May 2018

LJ            3              4.37        Swansea              Swansea Harriers Open Meeting               8 Apr 2018

LJ            2              4.31        Neath                   West Wales Championships                        13 May 2018

LJ            4              4.17i       Cardiff                  Welsh U13 Indoor Championships            10 Feb 2018

SP                           7.06i       Cardiff                  Welsh U13 Indoor CE Championships      21 Oct 2018

Quad     11           1465       Swansea              Welsh U13 CE Championships                    9 Jun 2018

Quad     5              1904i      Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U13 CE Championships     21 Oct 2018

 

2019 First Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (51 Recorded Performances)

60           2              8.3i         Swansea              West Wales Indoor Championships          13 Jan 2019

60           5              8.38i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U15 Championships            2 Feb 2019

60           3s            8.41i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U15 Championships            2 Feb 2019

60           2h           8.42i       Swansea              West Wales Indoor U15 Championships 13 Jan 2019

60           1h           8.46        Cardiff                  Welsh indoor U15 Championships            2 Feb 2019

100         1              12.20     Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        29 Jun 2019

100         1              12.60     Aberdare             Welsh U15 Inter Regional Champs           4 Aug 2019

100         1              12.62     Neath                   Louise Arthur League Match                        27 Jul 2019

100         1              12.65     Cardiff                  Welsh schools Championships                  6 Jul 2019

100         3h           12.65w  Bedford               England U15 Championships                       31 Aug 2019

100         1              12.76     Swansea              Welsh U15 League Cup Final                        25 Aug 2019

100         3              12.80     Wrexham            Welsh U15 Championships                          16 Jun 2019

100         6s            12.80w  Bedford               England U15 Championships                       31 Aug 2019

100         2              12.8        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        25 May 2019

100         2              12.9        Swansea              West Wales Championships                        11 May 2019      

100         2h           13.01     Wrexham            Welsh U15 Championships                          16 Jun 2019

100         ns           13.01     Swansea              SIAB Schools International Match            20 Jul 2019

100         1h           13.2        Swansea              West Wales U15 Championships               11 May 2019

200         2              25.67     Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          14 Jul 2019

200         1              25.80w  Neath                   Louise Arthur League Match                        27 Jul 2019

200         1              26.00     Aberdare             Welsh U15 Inter Regional Champs           4 Aug 2019

200         2              26.3        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        25 May 2019

300         2              45.3        Haverfordwest Louise Arthur League Match                        4 May 2019

800                         2.45.14i                 Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               3 Nov 2019

60H                        9.65i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               3 Nov 2019

75H        2              12.63     Swansea              Swansea Harriers Open Meeting               7 Apr 2019

HJ                           1.38i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               3 Nov 2019

LJ            2              5.51        Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                  6 Jul 2019

LJ            5              5.34w    Bedford               England U15 Championships                       1 Sep 2019

LJ            6              5.33        Swansea              SIAB Schools International Match            20 Jul 2019

LJ            1              5.29        Neath                   Louise Arthur League Match                        27 Jul 2019

LJ                            5.26        Bedford               England U15 Championships                       1 Sep 2019

LJ                            5.26i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               3 Nov 2019

LJ            1              5.17        Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        29 Jun 2019

LJ            1              5.10        Haverfordwest Louise Arthur League Match                        4 May 2019

LJ            1              5.10i       Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Junior Open                       1 Dec 2019

Lj             2              5.07        Swansea              Swansea Harriers Open                                 7 Apr 2019

SP                           8.26i       Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Indoor CE Champs           3 Nov 2019

JT            5              19.84     Swansea              Welsh U15 Cup Final                                       25 Aug 2019

Pen        6              2832       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               3 Nov 2019

 

2020 Second Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (17 Recorded Performances)

60           1              7.95i       Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Junior Open                       5 Jan 2020

60           1              7.96i      Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U15 Championships         2 Feb 2020

60           1s            7.99i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U15 Championships          2 Feb 2020

60           1h           8.08        Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U15 Championships          2 Feb 2020

60           1              8.09i       Swansea              West Wales Indoors U15 Champs             12 Jan 2020

60           1h           8.21i       Swansea              West Wales Indoors U15 Champs             12 Jan 2020        

1002       2              12.19w  Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Senior Sprints                    12 Sep 2020

100         2              12.52     Swansea              Welsh Athletics Junior Competition         23 Aug 2020

100         2              12.61     Newport              Welsh Athletics Sprints Open                      12 Sep 2020

200         1              25.55     Braunton             Devon Open                                                       13 Sep 2020

200         1              26.00i    Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Indoor Championships           1 Feb 2020

200         1s            26.87i    Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Indoor Championships            1 Feb 2020

200         2h           28.22     Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Indoor Championships            1 Feb 2020

60H        4              9.86i       Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Junior Open                       5 Jan 2020

LJ            1              5.46        Braunton             Devon Open                                                       13 Sep 2020

LJ            1              5.37i      Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U15 Championships         2 Feb 2020

LJ            1              5.21        Swansea              West wales Indoors Championships         11 Jan 2020        

 

 

Lauryn Davey

Lead Coach Denis Doyle 2016-

previous Lead Steve Ingram -2013

Previous Lead Nigel Lewis 2013-2016

Personal Bests

75 12.2 (2011);100 13.52 (2019); 150 21.9 (2011; 200 26.08 (2018); 30043.8 (2013); 800 2.34.71 (2015)

60HU17 9.29i (2014); 60HU15 9.52i (2013) 70HU13 12.50 (2011); 80H 12.96 (2015); 100H 15.58 (2019)

300H 49.1 (2014)

HJ 1.61 (2018); LJ 5.49i (2018); TJ 11.42 (2015)

SP4K 11.04i (2020); SP3K 11.18i (2015); SP 3.25K 9.70 (2013); SP 2.72K 5.00 (2011).

JT600 34.27 (2020); JT 500 26.58 (2014)

PenU15 2737 (2013); PenU15 3209i (2013); PenU17 3192i (2014); HexU15 3063 (2013); Hep4429(2018)

Lauryn Davey went to Dyffryn Aman Secondary School in Ammanford and Joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club at the age of eleven. She has been a very faithful member of the Club and as a junior athlete competed regularly for the Club in all inter club League matches

As an under 13 athlete she started with the sprint events but then moved on to the hurdles and field events.

She soon developed into a very talented athlete and as a first year under 15 athlete competed for Welsh Schools in the SIAB Schools indoors international match in Glasgow on 1 December 2012.

Lauryn has won Welsh championship gold medals in 100m hurdles, high jump, triple jump and pentathlon

She has represented Wales on many occasions in international competition

A summary of her main successes so far are as follows

  • Won 10 Welsh championship gold medals
  • Competed for Welsh Schools in 4 SIAB schools indoor pentathlon internationals (max is 4)
  • Competed for Welsh Schools in 3 SIAB schools outdoor internationals (max is normally 2)
  • Competed for Wales in 1 Celtic Games and several other international events

She is prolific competitor (434 Recorded Performances) but has suffered several injuries in her time

Lauryn recorded several personal bests in 2020 but 2020 for her and for so many other young athletes has been a difficult year

A very dedicated athlete who has travelled all over the country and has had the full support of her family on training nights and at her many competitions

 

Milestones in Lauryn Davey’s Athletics Career to date  (434 Recorded Performances)

2010 First Year Under 13 Carmarthen Harriers (2 Recorded Performances)

100         4              14.9        Barry                     Louise Arthur League Match                        11 Jul 2010

200         3              31.2        Barry                     Louise Arthur League Match                        11 Jul 2010

 

2011 Second Year Under 13 Carmarthen Harriers (42 Recorded Performances)

75           5              12.2        Swindon              UKA YA League Match                                    22 May 2011

100         2              14.2        Swansea              Louise Arthur League Match                        26 Jun 2011  

100         2              14.7        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        23 Jul 2011

150         4              21.9        Bristol                   UKA YA League Match                                    5 Jun 2011

200         5              32.1        Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

200         2h           32.3        Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

800                         3.06.36i Cardiff                 Welsh indoors U!3 CE Championships     6 Nov 2011

60Hi                       10.69     Cardiff                  Welsh indoors U13 CE Championships    6 Nov 2011

70H        2              12.11w  Brecon                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   21 Aug 2011

70H        7              12.72     Cardiff                  Welsh U13 Championships                          23 Jul 2011

HJ                           1.32i       Cardiff                  Welsh indoors U13 CE Championships    6 Nov 2011

LJ            1              4.30        Brecon                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   21 Aug 2011

LJ            3              4.20        Cardiff                  Welsh U13 Championships                          23 Jul 2011

SP                           6.35i       Cardiff                  Welsh indoors U13 CE Championships    6 Nov 2011

Pen        12           1930       Cardiff                  Welsh indoors U13 CE Championships    6 Nov 2011

 

2012 First Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (67 Recorded Performances)

200         3              28.9        Swansea              Swansea Junior Golden Games                  26 Aug 2012

300         1              47.0        Haverfordwest Gerald Codd trophy match                           12 Aug 2012

800                         2.40.72i                 Glasgow              SIAB Schools Indoor CE International       1 Dec 2012

60H                        9.88i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools Indoor CE international       1 Dec 2012

75H                        12.61     Exeter                   Exeter U15 CE Meeting                                  30 Sep 2012

75H        4              13.10     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   7 Jul 2012

75H        3              13.1        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        28 Apr 2012

75H        2              13.2        Carmarthen        UKA YA Athletes Match                                 6 May 2012

75H        1              13.3        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    16 Jun 2012

HJ                           1.48i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools Indoor CE International       1 Dec 2012

HJ           3              1.40        Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          2 Jun 2012

HJ           3              1.35        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        28 Apr 2012

HJ           2              1.35        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    16 Jun 2012

LJ            1              4.70        Haverfordwest Gerald Codd Trophy Match                          12 Aug 2012

LJ            4              4.65        Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      14 Jul 2012

LJ            4              4.59w    Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   7 Jul 2012

LJ            1              4.56        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    16 Jun 2012

LJ            6              4.50        Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          3 Jun 2012

LJ            2              4.29        Carmarthen        UKA YA League Match                                    6 May 2012

LJ            2              4.06        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        28 Apr 2012

SP                           8.00i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools Indoor CE International       1 Dec 2012

Pen        5              2380       Exeter                   Exeter U15 CE Meeting                                  30 Sep 2012

Pen        11           2772i     Glasgow              SIAB Schools CE International                    1 Dec 2012

Pen        3              2545i      Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U15 CE Championships      4 Nov 2012

XC           33                           Llandeilo              Dyfed Schools Cross Country Champs      7 Feb 2012

 

2013 Second Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (98 Recorded Performances)

100         1              13.8        Swansea              Welsh Junior League                                       29 May 2013

200         1              28.0        Swansea              Swansea Junior Games                                  25 Aug 2013

300         1              43.8        Swansea              West Wales Championships                        25 May 2013

300         5              44.89     Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          29 Jun 2013

300         2              45.8        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        11 May 2013

300         2              46.1        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        17 Aug 2013

800                         2.37.42i                 Glasgow               SIAB Schools Indoor CE International       14 Dec 2013

60H                        9.52i       Cardiff                  Welsh U15 CE Championships                    3 Nov 2013

60H        6              10.00i    Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Indoor Championships            17 Feb 2013

75H        2B           12.31     Brecon                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   15 Sep 2013

75H        4              12.37     Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          29 Jun 2013

75H        1              12.4        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    8 Jun 2013

HJ                           1.60i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools Indoor CE International       14 Dec 2013

HJ           3              1.56        Newport              Welsh Inter Regional Championships      1 Sep 2013

HJ           1              1.55        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    8 Jun 2013

HJ           2              1.55        Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          29 Jun 2013

HJ           1              1.55        Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                  6 Jul 2013

HJ           1              1.53i      Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U15 Championships         17 Feb 2013

HJ           8              1.50        Dublin IRE           SIAB Schools International                          20 Jul 2013

HJ           1              1.45i       Swansea              West Wales indoor championships           20 Jan 2013

HJ           2              1.45        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        17 Aug 2013

HJ           3              1.40        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        11 May 2013

LJ                            5.31        Glasgow               SIAB Schools CE International                     14 Dec 2013

LJ            2              4.99        Newport              Welsh Inter Regional Championships      1 Sep 2013

LJ            1              4.97        Brecon                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   15 Sep 2013

LJ            4              4.53        Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                          29 Jun 2013

LJ            1              4.83        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        17 Aug 2013

LJ            5              4.76i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U15 Championships          17 Feb 2013

LJ            1              4.78        Carmarthen        Louise Arthur League Match                        11 May 2013

LJ            4              4.70        Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                   6 Jul 2013

LJ            1              4.55        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    8 Jun 2013

SP           1              9.70        Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Jul 2013

SP           1              9.01        Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              29 Aug 2013

JT            3              22.21     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              29 Aug 2013

JT            2              19.23     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Jul 2013

Pen        1              2737       Exeter                   Exeter CE Meeting                                           29 Sep 2013

Pen        1              3209i     Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors CE Championships            3 Nov 2013

Pen        6              3201i     Glasgow              SIAB Indoors Schools CE International   14 Dec 2013

Hex        6              3063       Stoke                    Home Countries CE International             4 Aug 2013

XC           62                           Llandeilo              Dyfed Schools CC Championships              5 Feb 2013

 

2014 First Year Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (48 Recorded Performances)

200         2              28.1        Yeovil                    UKA YA Midlands League Match                27 Jul 2014

800                         2.35.53i Sheffield            England U17 Indoors CE Championships 8 Mar 2014

60H                        9.29i       Sheffield              England U17 Indoors CE Championships 8 Mar 2014

60H        5              9.58i       Cardiff                  Welsh U17 Championships                          28 Jan 2014

80H        1              12.96     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior League                                      4 May 2014

300H      2              49.1        Gloucester          UKA YA Midlands League Match                27 Apr 2014

HJ           1              1.61i      Cardiff                  Welsh U17 Championships                         26 Jan 2014

HJ           2=           1.50        Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                   5 Jul 2014

HJ           1              1.60i       Swansea              West Wales Indoor U17 Championships 19 Jan 2014

HJ           8              1.45        Cardiff                  SIAB Schools International Match            19 Jul 2014

LJ                            5.32i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools Indoor International             13 Dec 2014

LJ            4              5.19i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U17 Championships          25 Jan 2014

SP4K                      8.74i       Sheffield              England U17 CE Championships                 8 Mar 2014

SP3K      1              9.95        Swansea              West Wales Indoor Championships          19 Jan 2014

SP3K      3              9.75        Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              1 May 2014

JT            3              25.58     Yeovil                    UKA YA Midlands League Match               27 Jul 2014

JT            2              21.91     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Aug 2014

JT            3              20.57     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              1 May 2014

Pen        13           2958i     Glasgow              SIAB Schools Indoor CE International     13 Dec 2014

Pen        2              2855i      Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U17 CE Championships    2 Nov 2014

 

2015 Second Year Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (70 Recorded Performances)

200                         28.28     Bedford               England U17 CE Championships                 8 Aug 2015

800         3              2.34.71Newport               BMC Regional Races                                        22 Jul 2015

60H        5              9.58i       Cardiff                  Cardiff Open                                                      4 Jan 2015

80H        3              12.44w  Cardiff                  Welsh Senior League                                      26 Apr 2015

300H      2              49.62     Neath                   West Wales Championships                        24 May 2015

HJ           1              1.55        Swansea              Swansea Junior Games                                  31 Aug 2015

LJ            4              5.29        Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                   4 Jul 2015

LJ            6              5.23        Newport              Welsh U17 Championships                          16 Aug 2015

LJ            3              5.15i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U17 Championships            15 Feb 2015

LJ            1              5.07        Neath                   West Wales Championships                        24 May 2015

TJ            3              11.42     Grangemouth   SIAB Schools International Match            18 Jul 2015

TJ            2              11.11     Grangemouth   Celtic Junior Games                                        1 Aug 2015         

TJ            1              11.02     Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                  4 Jul 2015

TJ            5              10.79     Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics International                    29 Jul 2015

TJ            1              10.77i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U17 Championships         25 Jan 2015

TJ            1              10.70     Newport              Welsh U20 Championships                         15 Aug 2015

TJ            1              10.59i    Cardiff                  Welsh U20 Championships                         15 Feb 2015

TJ            1              10.17w  Cardiff                  Welsh U17 Championships                         27 Jun 2015        

SP4K      2              9.88        Cheltenham       UKA YA Midlands League Match                 28 Jun 2015        

SP3K                      11.18i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U17 CE Championships      8 Nov 2015

SP3K      1              10.07     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              30 Apr 2015

SP3K      4              10.03i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors U17 Championships          24 Jan 2015

SP3K      1              9.69        Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Jun 2015

SP3K      1              9.36        Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              30 Jul 2015

JT600     2B           22.40     Yate                       UKA YA Midlands League Match                18 Apr 2015

JT500     1              24.36     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              30 Apr 2015

JT500     2              23.92     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Jun 2015

JT500     3              19.16     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Jun 2015

Pen        2              3155i      Cardiff                  Welsh U17 Indoors CE Championships    8 Nov 2015

Pen        12           3134i     Glasgow              SIAB Schools CE International                    12 Dec 2015

Hept      DNF                       Bedford               England U17 CE Championships                 9 Aug    2015      

 

2018 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers/Swansea Harriers/ Swansea University (49 Recorded Performances)

200         3              26.08     Brecon                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      25 Aug 2018

800         1              2.35.74  Swansea              UKA YA Midlands League Match                29 Jul 2018

100H      2              15.65     Exeter                   UKA YA Midlands League Match                1 Jul 2018

100H      1              15.89     Brecon                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     25 Aug 2018

HJ           1              1.61        Cardiff                  UKA YA Midlands League Match                27 May 2018

HJ           2              1.50        Newport              Welsh U20 Championships                          23 Jun 2018

LJ            2              5.49        Swansea              UKA YA Midlands League Match                29 Jul 2018

LJ            2              5.18        Newport              Welsh U20 Championships                          24 Jun 2018

SP4K      1              10.44     Brecon                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      25 Aug 2018

JT600     1              32.09     Swansea              UKA YA Midlands League Match                29 Jul 2018

JT600     4              26.35     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              26 Jul 2018

Hep       7              4429       Sportcity              Home Countries CE International             5 Aug 2018

Hep                       DNF       Hexham               EAP International Combined Events        22 Jul 2018

 

2019 Under 23 Swansea Harriers/Swansea University (21 Recorded Performances)

100         2              13.52     Swansea              Swansea Harriers Open Meeting               7 Apr 2019

200         2              27.5        Swansea              West Wales Championships                        11 May 2019

100H                      15.58     Horspath             South of England CE Championships        6 Jul 2019

HJ                           1.54        Horspath             South of England CE Championships        6 Jul 2019

LJ            6              5.47        Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      14 Jul 2019

LJ            5              5.20        Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     4 May 2010

LJ            1              5.15        Swansea              West Wales Championships                        11 May 2019

SP           3              10.53     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              27 Jun 2019

SP           4              10.45     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Apr 2019

JT            3              28.32     Swansea              Swansea Harriers Open Meeting               7 Apr 2019

JT            2              27.29     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              25 Apr 2019

JT            4              26.38     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws  Competition             25 Jul 2019

JT            6              24.79     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              27 Jun 2019

2020 Under 23 Swansea University/Swansea Harriers (9 Recorded Performances)

HJ           6              1.60i       Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      25 Jan 2020

LJ            4              5.33q     Sheffield              BUCS Indoor Championships                       15 Feb 2020

SP           6              11.04i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor Championships                     25 Jan 2020

JT            2              34.27     Swansea              Welsh Athletics Throws Open                     6 Sep 2020

 

 

Paul Bennett

Lead Coach Adrian Thomas 2015-

Other Coach Judith Gooding 2011-

Previous Lead Matt Elias 2011-2015

Previous Lead Dorrien Thomas -2010

Personal Bests

60 7.19i (2011); 100 11.05 (2014),11.0 (2017) 10.70w (2014); 200 21.97 (2014), 21.58w (2017)

300 34.81 (2013); 400 47.92 (2013); 800 2.05.1 (2011); 1000 2.58.1 (2010)

60HU17 8.68i (2009); 400H 51.55 (2014)

LJ 6.24i (2009); TJ 13.05 (2010)

SP6K 10.62 (2010); SP5K 10.99i  (2009)

JT 800 44.27 (2010); JT 600 32.43 (2007)

Paul lived in rural North Ceredigion and went to Penglais secondary school in Aberystwyth. The nearest athletics track is 55 miles away in Carmarthen

He joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club as an under 15 athlete and whist he was with Carmarthen Harriers as a junior athlete he proved to be a very dedicated member competing for the Club, Dyfed Schools and West Wales on very many occasions

The javelin event was his first event and then moved on to be an outstanding sprinter competing in 2008 as a first year under 17 athlete in the SIAB schools international 200m event.

In 2009 Paul won the Welsh indoor pentathlon championship and finished second in the SIAB schools indoor pentathlon match, which is an outstanding achievement. In the same year he was second in the 400m in the SIAB schools international match in Antrim . Also, in the same year Paul won the 400m in the Celtic Games in Carmarthen on 1 August 2009

In 2010 moved  up to the 400m hurdles event and had considerable success in the event winning the Welsh under 20 400m hurdles title in Carmarthen on 10 July 2010

2011 was a successful year for the Carmarthen Harrier member. Paul won the UK under 20 400m hurdles title in Bedford on 26 Jun 2011 and was selected to compete for Great Britain in the European under 20 championships in Tallinn Estonia

Paul went on to study at Cardiff Met University in Cardiff and competed first for Swansea Harriers and then Cardiff AAC

He has had an outstanding athletics career as a junior and senior athlete. His main achievements are listed below

  • 16 Welsh or Welsh Schools gold medals (100,200,400, 400H,pentathlon)
  • 1 UK under 20 gold in 400m hurdles
  • Competed for GB in the 400m hurdles in the European under 20 Championships
  • Competed for Welsh Schools in 3 SIAB Schools international matches (200,400,relays and pentathlon )
  • 1 Celtic Junior Games
  • 1 UK School Games
  • Competed for Wales many times in international matches and events

His coaches have guided Paul to his many successes, and he is very appreciative for all the support he has had in his athletics career

He is a good example of a young athlete from a rural background who can through sheer dedication and effort succeed as an athlete

 

Milestones in Paul Bennett’s Athletics Career (392 Recorded Performances)

2007  Second Year Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers (1 Recorded Performance)

JT            2              32.43     Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    9 Jun 2007

 

2008 First Year Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (11 Recorded Performances)

 

 

100         1              11.45     Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    24 Aug 2008

200         2              23.00     Brecon                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      31 Aug 2008

200         7              23.01     Bedford               SIAB Schools International                          19 Jul 2008

200         2              23.17     Brecon                  Welsh Junior League Cup Final                    24 Aug 2008       

200         2              23.3        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    7 Jun 2008

200         3              23.8        Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   5 Jul 2008

200         1              24.0        Brecon                  Welsh Schools Plate Final                              9 Jul 2008

JT            2              45.19     Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    7 Jun 2008

JT            5              42.55     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   5 Jul 2008

XC           26           20.32`    Brecon                  Welsh Schools Cross Country Champs     8 Mar 2008

 

2009 Second Year Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers (75 Recorded Performances)

60           6              7.28i       Cardiff                  UWIC Indoor Open                                          12 Dec 2009

10           5              11.25w  Newport              Welsh U17 Championships                          7 Jun 2009

100         3h           11.38     Newport              Welsh U17 Championships                          7 Jun 2009

200         1              22.59     Swansea              Welsh Senior League                                      28 Jun 2009

200         1              22.63     Swansea              Welsh  Inter Regional Championships    30 Aug 2009

200         3              22.66`    Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                   4 Jul 2009

200         1              23.0        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    13 Jun 2009        

200         1              23.83i    Cardiff                  Welsh U17 Indoor Championships           7 Feb 2009

200         1              23.95     Neath                   West Wales Championships                        10 May 2009      

400         3              48.93     Bedford               England U17 Championships                       9 Aug 2009

400         2              48.99     Antrim NI            SIAB Schools International                          18 Jul 2009

400         1              49.10     Carmarthen        Celtic Junior Games                                        1 Aug 2009

400         2              49.10     Bedford               England U17 Championships                       9Aug 2009

400         1              50.14     Swansea              Welsh Inter Regional Championships     30 Aug 2009

400         1              50.18     Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                  4 Jul 2009

400         1              50.5        Carmarthen        Dyfed Schools Championships                    13 Jun 2009

400         8              50.57     Cardiff                  UK School Games                                            6 Sep 2009

400         1              50.63     Neath                   West Wales Championships                        10 May 2009

400         3              51.63     Newport              Welsh U17 Championships                          7 Jun 2009

400         1h           52.20     Cardiff                  Welsh Schools Championships                   4 Jul 2009

400         6              53.06i    Birmingham        England Indoor U17 Championship          15 Feb 2009

800                         2.08.33i                 Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               15 Nov 2009

800                         2.09.77i                 Glasgow               SIAB Schools CE International                     5 Dec 2009

60H                        8.68i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools CE International                     5 Dec 2009

LJ                            6.24i       Glasgow               SIAB Schools CE International                     5 Dec 2009

SP5K                      10.99i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor CE Championships               15 Nov 2009

JT600     3              41.55     Mansfield            YKA YA Midlands League Match                 14 Jun 2009

Pen        2              3391i     Glasgow              SIAB Schools CE International                    5 Dec 2009

Pen        1              3378i     Cardiff                  Welsh CE Championships                            15 Nov 2009

 

2010       First Year Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers (69 Recorded Performances) 

60           7s            7.19        Birmingham        England Indoors U20 Championships       27 Feb 2010

60           1              7.2          Swansea              West Wales indoor Championships          17 Jan 2010

60           2              7.28i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U20 Championships            31 Jan 2010

100         1              11.1        Swansea              UKA YA Midlands League Match                23 May 2010

100         1              11.18     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                  3 Jul 2010

100         1              11.4w    Swansea              West Wales Championships                        9 May 2010

100         3h           11.50     Carmarthen        Welsh U20 Championships                          10 Jul 2010

100         4              11.57     Carmarthen        Welsh U20 Championships                          10 Jul 2010

200         2h           22.32i    Birmingham        England Indoor U20 Championships        28 Feb 2010

200         1              22.9        Swansea              West Wales Championships                        9 May 2010

200         2              23.12     Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      29 Aug 2010       

300         1              36.37i    Cardiff                  UWIC Indoor Open                                          11 Dec 2010

400         1              49.7        Swansea              UKA YA Midlands League Match                23 May 2010

400         1              51.23     Brecon                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   22 Aug 2010

400         2              52.13i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U20 Championships            31 Jan 2010

400H      1              54.05     Derby                    National Junior Final                                       12 Sep 2010

400H      1              54.46     Carmarthen        Welsh U20 Championships                         10 Jul 2010

400H      1              55.27     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                  3 Jul 2010

400H      3              56.00     Kessel-Lo Bel     Flanders Cup                                                      14 Aug 2010

400H      1              56.33     Brecon                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   22 Aug 2010

400H      1              56.41     Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     29 Aug 2010

LJ                            6.15        Newport              Welsh CE Championships                             25 Jun 2010

LJ            4              6.02i       Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U20 Championships            31 Jan 2010

TJ            4              12.12     Stafford               UKA YA Midlands League Match                25 Jul 2010

SP6K                      10.62     Newport              Welsh CE Championships                             26 Jun 2010

JT800     5              44.27     Loughborough  UKA YA Midlands League Match                25 Apr 2010

Pen        1              3049       Newport              Welsh CE Championship                              26 Jun 2010

 

2011 Second Year Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers (42 Recorded Performances)

60           2              7.19i       Cardiff                  UWIC Grand Prix                                               11 Dec 2011

100         2              11.13     Brecon                  Welsh Schools Championships                   2 Jul 2011

100         1              11.3        Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

200         6              22.48     Derby                    National Junior League Final                        11 Sep 2011

200         1              23.4        Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

200         3              23.45     Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor U20 Championships            23 Jan 2011

300         2              34.81     Swansea              Welsh Schools v Welsh U20                        22 Jun 2011

400         1B           49.64     Glasgow               British Athletics League Match                   4 Jun 2011

400         1              49.05     Wrexham            Welsh U20 Championships                         11 Jun 2011

400H      5h           52.80     Tallinn EST          European Championships                            22 Jul 2011

400H      1              53.28     Bedford               England U20 Championships                      26 Jun 2011

400H      1              53.52     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    29 Jul 2011

400H      1              53.85     Wrexham            Welsh U20 Championships                         11 Jun 2011

400H      1              55.0        Carmarthen        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

400H      4              56.21     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      22 May 2011

 

2012 Under 23 Cardiff Met University/Swansea Harriers (31 Recorded Performances)

60           2h           7.34        Cardiff                  UWIC Grand Prix                                               8 Jan 2012

100         6              11.33     Swansea              British League Match                                      18 Aug 2012

200         2              22.17     Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championship        14 Jul 2012

200         1              23.3        Neath                   West Wales Championship                          13 May 2012

400         1              49.35i    Cardiff                  Celtic Cup                                                            29 Jan 2012

400         2              49.88     Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championship        14 Jul 2012

400         2              51.45i    Cardiff                  Welsh Indoor Senior Championships       21 Jan 2012

400H      3              52.40     Bedford               England U23 Championships                       17 Jun 2012

400H      1              53.27     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    4 Jun 2012

400H      6              54.64     Loughborough Loughborough  International                     20 May 2012

400H      6              56.18     Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics International                    18 Jul 2012

 

2013 Under 23 Cardiff Met University/ Swansea Harriers (23 Recorded Performances)

100         2              11.05w  Lee Valley            Lee Valley Sprint Evening                              14 Aug 2012

200         7              22.72w  Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Open                                     20 Apr 2012

300         3              34.81     Cardiff                  Welsh Open Meeting                                     20 Apr 2012

400         1              47.92     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    29 Jun 2013

400H      3h           51.85     Birmingham        UK Championships                                          12 Jul 2013

400H      5              52.04     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     6 May 2013

400H      3              53.14     Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics International                    31 Jul 2013

400H      4              53.16     Geneva SUI        AtletiCAGeneva                                               1 Jun 2013

400H      5              53.25     Merksem BEL     International Antwerps Gala                      24 Aug 2013

400H      5              53.26     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      19 May 2013

400H      3              53.51     Birmingham        Birmingham Games                                        20 Jul 2013

400H      8              53.77     Bedford               England U23 Championships                       15 Jun 2013

 

2014       Under 23 Cardiff Met University/Cardiff AAC (20 Recorded Performances)

100-       2              10.70w  Lee Valley            Lee Valley Sprints Evening                            9 Jul 2014

200         3              21.94w  Lee Valley            Lee Valley Sprints Evening                            9 Jul 2014

200         5              21.97     Lee Valley            Lee Valley Sprints Evening                            23 Jul 2014

400         3              48.13     Geneva SUI         Meeting International de Geneva            31 May 2014

400H      1              51.68     Cardiff                  Welsh International                                       15 Jul 2014

400H      5              52.24     Bedford               England U23 Championships                      22 Jun 2014

400H      2              52.33     Bedford               CAU Inter County Championships             24 Aug 2014

400H      8              52.80     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      18 May 2014

400H      4              52.97     Namur BEL          Atletissima                                                         28 May 2014

400H      6              53.38     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     5 May 2014

 

2015 Senior Cardiff Met University/ Cardiff AAC (16 Recorded Performances)

100         7              11.13     Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics Sprints Open                      3 Jun 2015

200         5              21.90w  Lee Valley            Lee Valley Sprints Evening                            9 Jul 2014

300         1              35.81i    Cardiff                  Cardiff Met v Birmingham University       25 Nov 2015

400         1h           49.47     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     2 May 2015

400         5              49.54     Mesa AZ USA     Mesa Classic                                                      10 Apr 2015

400H      2              51.65     Bromley               British Athletics League Match                   11 Jul 2015

400H      2              52.40     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      27 Jun 2015

400H      2              52.66     Bedford               CAU Inter County Championships             1 Aug 2015

400H      1              53.32     Cardiff                  Welsh Athletics International                    29 Jul 2015

400H      8              56.33     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      17 May 2015

 

2016  Senior Cardiff Met University/ Cardiff AAC(17 Recorded Performances)

60           6h           7.47        Cardiff                  Welsh Indoors Seniors Championships   31 Jan 2016

100         1              11.1        Cheltenham       Cheltenham Midsummer Meeting           3 Aug 2016

200         2              22.0        Cheltenham       Cheltenham Midsummer Meeting           3 Aug 2016

400         3s            49.41i    Sheffield              BUCS Indoor Championships                       21 Feb 2016

400h      1              50.43i    Sheffield              BUCS Indoor Championships                       20 Feb 2016

400H      3              51.76     Oordegem BEL  IFAM Outdoor                                                   28 May 2016

400H      1              52.17     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    11 Jun 2016

400H     6              52.67     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      22 May 2016

400H      4              52.92     Sportcity              Manchester International                            17 Aug 2016

400         1h           52.96     Bedford               BUCS Championships                                     30 Apr 2016

400H      1              53.26     Cardiff                  Welsh International                                       20 Jul 2016         

 

2017 Senior        Cardiff AAC (16 Recorded Performances)

100         1              11.0        Cardiff                 Run with the Wind Open                              21 Jun 2017

200         1              21.58w  Cardiff                  Run with the Wind                                           21 Jun 2017

200         1              22.4        Cheltenham       Cheltenham Midsummer Meeting           5 Jul 2017

400         2B           49.95     Bromley               British League Meeting                                 20 Aug 2017

400H      2              51.97     Oordegem BEL  IFAM Outdoor                                                   27 May 2017

400H      1              52.61     Cardiff                  Welsh International                                       12 Jul 2017

400H      5              52.74     Cork IRE               Cork City Sports                                                18 Jul 2017

400H      2              53.77     Valence FRA       Meeting Valence                                             8 Jul 2017

400H      8              53.95     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      21 May 2017

400H      7              54.26     Sportcity              Manchester International                            16 Aug 2017

400H      1              54.49     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    10 Jun 2017

 

2018 Cardiff AAC (10 Recorded Performances)

400         2              48.32     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                      21 Jun 2017

400H      6              52.30     Loughborough  Loughborough International                      20 May 2018

400H      5              52.30     Oordegem BEL  IFAM Outdoor                                                   26 May 2018

400H      4              52.33     Cardiff                  British League Match                                      2 Jun 2018

400H     4              52.90     Birmingham        British League Match                                      30 Jun 2018