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Profiles - Sara and Alison Siggery

Profiles on Sara and Alison Siggery - written by Dr Hedydd Davies (Carmarthen Harriers Club President)

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Sara and Alison Siggery

Ralph Siggery has at the Carmarthen Athletics Track coached very many athletes to win Welsh schools and Welsh championship javelin gold medals and to represent Welsh Schools and Wales in the javelin in international matches.

Twelve years ago, he started the Carmarthen Throws Competition in Carmarthen and five competitions have been held in Carmarthen every year since

He has been honoured for his voluntary work by Welsh Athletics and Carmarthen Town

His two daughters Alison and Sara Joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club in 1997 and Ralph has coached them to achieve great success in the javelin event

Both Alison (twice) and Sara (once) have won the Welsh Senior Ladies Javelin Championship

Also, Alison and Sara competed for Wales in the javelin in the Celtic Games in Grangemouth Scotland on 5 August 2000

 

Sara Siggery

Coach Ralph Siggery

Personal Best 46.20 (2010) Carmarthen Harriers Senior Record

Sara has had an outstanding career in the javelin event

Her main successes are as follows;-

  • Winner of 8 gold medals in Welsh championships
  • Competed for Wales in 2 Celtic Junior Games
  • Competed for Wales in 4 international matches

Sara was an excellent Carmarthen Harriers team member and competed regularly for Dyfed Schools and West Wales

 

Milestones in Sara Siggery’s Athletics Career (86 Recorded Performances) 86 Recorded Perforfmances 

2011 Senior Carmarthen Harriers/Swansea Harriers (8 Recorded Performances)

JT            1              44.46     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        15 May 2011

JT            1              44.25     Brecon                                  Welsh Senior League match                         23 Apr 2011

JT            1              44.03     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Apr 2011

JT            1              42.85     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Competition             30 Jun 2011

JT            1              41.96     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              26 May 2011

JT            1              41.49     Aberdare                             Welsh Senior League Match                        30 Jul 2011

JT            2              41.27     Swansea                              UK Women’s League Match                         5 Jun 2011

JT            1              39.90     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              28 Jul 2011

 

2010 Senior Carmarthen Harriers/Swansea Harriers (13 Recorded Performances) 

JT            1              46.20     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              22 Jul 2010

JT            1              45.98     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Competition             26 Aug 2010

JT            2              45.90     Bedford                               UK Women’s League Match                         3 Jul 2010

JT            2              45.20     Connah’s Quay                  Welsh Senior League Match                        31 Jul 2010

JT            1              44.86     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              9 Sep 2010

JT            1              44.66     Newport                              Welsh Senior League Match                        17 Jul 2010

JT            1              44.12     Neath                                   Neath Open                                                       11 Aug 2010

JT            2              43.79     Cardiff                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      29 Aug 2010

JT            1              43.36     Swansea                              West Wales Championships                        9 May 2010

JT            1              41.82     Newport                              Welsh Senior League Match                        29 May 2010

JT            3              41.00     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      12 Jun 2010

JT            3              40.80     Cardiff                                  UK Women’s League Match                         5 Jun 2010

JT            1              40.74     Neath                                   Neath Open                                                       9 Jun 2010

 

2009 Senior Carmarthen Harriers (10 Recorded Performances) 

JT            1              43.59     Neath                                   West Wales Championships                        10 May 2009

JT            1              43.25     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Competition             3 Sep 2009

JT            6              42.99     Bedford                                CAU Inter County Championships             24 May 2009

JT            1              42.97     Swansea                              Welsh Inter Regional Championships     30 Aug 2009

JT            1              42.89     Neath                                   Neath Open                                                       3 Jun 2009

JT            1              42.65     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                    13 Jun 2009

JT            1              42.35     Brecon                                  Welsh Senior League Match                        18 Apr 2009

JT            1              41.82     Swansea                              Welsh Senior League Match                        28 Jun 2009

JT            1              40.70     Par                                         Newquay and Par Last Ditch Throws        20 Sep 2009

JT            16           37.72     Birmingham                        British Senior Championships                     12 Jul 2009

 

2008 Senior Carmarthen Harriers (13 Recorded Performances)

JT            1              44.73     Brecon                                  Welsh Senior League Match                        6 Jul 2008

JT            1              41.70     Brecon                                  Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              7 Jun 2008

JT            1              41.50     Haverfordwest                 Eric Paton Memorial Competition             14 Sep 2008

JT            7              41.31     Birmingham                        British Senior Championships                     13 Jul 2008

JT            2              41.14     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              17 Jul 2008

JT            1              40.27     Brecon                                  Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              7 Sep 2008

JT            3              40.26     Swansea                              Welsh Senior Championships                      15 Jun 2008

JT            1              40.07     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        11 May 2008

JT            2              39.98     Brecon                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      31 Aug 2008

JT            1              39.71     Aberdare                             Welsh Senior League Match                        8 Jun 2008

JT            1              39.70     Aberdare                             Welsh Athletics Open                                     25 Jun 2008

JT            2              39.64     Swansea                              Swansea Harriers Open                                 9 Apr 2008

JT            1              38.88     Bath                                       Team Bath Open                                              26 Apr 2008

 

2007 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers (17 Recorded Performances) 

JT            8              43.18     Sportcity                              British U23 Championships                          28 Jul 2007

JT            1              43.03     Neath                                   Neath Open                                                       22 Aug 2007

JT            2              42.88     Liverpool                             UK Women’s League Match                         5 Aug 2007

JT            1              42.85     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              10 Jun 2007

JT            3              42.59     Cwmbran                            Welsh Senior Championships                      14 Jul 2007

JT            1              41.96     Aberdare                             Welsh  T6 Throwing Circle                             8 Sep 2007

JT            1              41.42     Brecon                                  Welsh Senior League Match                        11 Aug 2007

JT            1              41.35     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              8 Sep 2007          

JT            1              40.58     Carmarthen                        Eric Paton Memorial Competition             30 Sep 2007

JT            1              40.64     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              10 Jun 2007

JT            3              40.45     Derby                                    U23 Inter Territorial Match                         19 Aug 2007

JT            2              40.28     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              26 Aug 2007

JT            1              39.08     Connah’s Quay                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     26 Aug 2007       

JT            1              38.18     Carmarthen                        Welsh Senior League Match                        23 Jun 2007

JT            1              38.13     Swansea                              West Wales Championships                        13 May 2007

JT            1              37.62     Aberdare                             Welsh Senior League Match                        26 May 2007

JT            4              37.48     Swansea                              UK Women’s League Match                         3 Jun 2007

 

2006 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers (12 Recorded Performances)           

JT            3              44.89     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              22 Apr 2006

JT            1              44.73     Aberdare                             Welsh Senior League Match                        6 May 2006

JT            2              42.75     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      18 Jun 2006

JT            1              42.43     Carmarthen                        West Wales Championships                        13 May 2006

JT            1              42.31     Cardiff                                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     27 Aug 2006

JT            1              41.85     Aberdare                             Welsh Senior League Match                        6 Aug 2006         

JT            1              41.48     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              16 Sep 2006

JT            2              41.26     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              27 Jul 2006

JT            1              41.26     Derby                                    Inter Regional Match                                     13 Aug 2006

JT            6              39.14     Loughborough                  Loughborough International                      21 May 2006

JT            12           38.65     Sportcity                              AAA British Senior Championships            15 Jul 2006

JT            1              38.50     Wrexham                            Welsh Senior League Match                        2 Jul 2006

 

2005 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers (11 Recorded Performances)

JT            1              41.24     Neath                                   West Wales Championships                        14 May 2005

JT            1              40.85     Cwmbran                            Welsh Senior League Match                        7 May 2005

JT            2              40.12     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              11 Jun 2005

JT            1              39.80     Brecon                                  Welsh Senior League Match                        3 Jul 2005

JT            2              39.40     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              19 Jul 2005         

JT            1              39.09     Aberdare                             Welsh Senior League Match                        30 Jul 2005

JT            1              39.00     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              23 Apr 2005

JT            3              38.46     Cardiff                                  Welsh Senior Championships                      29 Aug 2005

JT            3              38.12     Neath                                   Neath Open                                                       24 Aug 2005

JT            4              37.83     Derby                                    U23 Inter Territorial Match                         14 Aug 2005

JT            2              36.22     Carmarthen                        Carmarthen Throws Competition              6 Sep 2005

 

2004 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers      

JT            2              40.74     Aberdare                             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              8 Sep 2004

JT            2              40.50     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Inter Association Match   14 Jul 2004

JT            2              37.59

 

2003 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            2              35.46     Cwmbran                            Welsh U20 Championships                          21 Jun 2003

JT            3              35.29     Brecon                                  WSAA v Wales U20 Match                            16 Jul 2003

JT            1              33.63     Brecon                                  Welsh Junior Cup Final                                   10 Aug 2003

JT            2              34.85     Connah’s Quay                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      25 Aug 2003       

 

2002  Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            3              34.40                                                     Welsh Under 20 championships                8 Jun 2002

JT            3              34.32                                                     Welsh Senior Championships                      9 Jun 2002

JT            2              37.38     Tullamore IRE                    Celtic Games                                                     3 Aug 2002         

 

2001 Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers

JT                                            Deeside                                Celtic Games                                                      4 Aug 2001         

JT            1                              Cardiff                                  Welsh U17 Championships                         16 Jun 2001

JT            1                              Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  7 Jul 2001            

 

2000 Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            3              32.12     Cwmbran                            Welsh U17 Championships                          18 Jun 2000

JT            3              31.35     Cwmbran                            Welsh Senior Championships                      17 Jun 2000

JT            3              32.17     Carmarthen                        Welsh Schools Championships                   1 Jul 2000

JT                                            Grangemouth                   Celtic Games                                                     5 Aug 2000

 

1999       Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            1                              Cardiff                  Welsh U15 Championships                                         13 Jun 1999

 

Alison Phillips (nee Siggery)

Coach Ralph Siggery

Personal Best 46.02 (2006)

Alison Joined Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club in 1996/97 and soon became an excellent javelin thrower achieving considerable success in the event

Unfortunately, not all her earlier successes are recorded at the present time

The results below are what is recorded in the Power of 10 from 2005 onwards and what is available in my Carmarthen Harriers Annual Reports and Alan and Brenda Currie’s excellent Welsh Athletics Statistics

In her athletics career Alison’s main successes are as follows;-

  • Won 8 Welsh championship gold medals
  • Competed for Welsh schools in 1 SIAB schools international match
  • Competed for Wales in 4 Celtic Games (winner in 3 of the Celtic Games)
  • 2nd in UK U15 UK javelin championship in 1998
  • Competed for Wales in at least 4 other international matches

Alison like Sara was an excellent Carmarthen Harriers team and always competed well for Dyfed Schools and West Wales

In the last ten years Alison has helped as a javelin coach with her old Club Carmarthen Harriers which is a fine example of a former Welsh champion and international giving back time to her Club and the sport of athletics

 

Milestones in Alison Siggery’s athletics career in the javelin event  (37 Recorded Performances)

2008 Carmarthen Harriers/Loughborough University/ Swansea Harriers

JT            1              42.73     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              17 Jul 2008

JT            2              43.16     Brecon                  Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              7 Jun 2008

 

2007 Senior Carmarthen Harriers/Loughborough University/ Swansea Harriers (8 Recorded Performances)

JT            5              43.39     Bedford               CAU Inter County Championships             27 May 2007

JT            3              42.35     Loughborough  LSAC v Brunel Univ                                          16 May 2007

JT            9              41.96     Sportcity              British Senior Championships                     28 Jul 2007

JT            10           41.66     Bedford               BUSA Championships                                     5 May 2007

JT            2              40.84     Loughborough  LSAC v Achilles v British Police                    6 Jun 2007

JT            3              40.62     Swansea              British Women’s League Match                 3 Jun 2007

JT            1B           40.45     Liverpool             British Women’s League Match                 5 Aug 2007

JT            1B           36.19     Carmarthen        Welsh League Match                                      23 Jun 2007        

 

2006 Senior Carmarthen Harriers/ Loughborough University/Swansea Harriers (11 Recorded Performances) 

JT            1              46.02     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              27 Jul 2006         

JT            1              43.84     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    18 Jun 2006

JT            1              43.13     Loughborough  Loughborough Students v Army                 10 May 2006

JT            1              43.03     Loughborough  Loughborough Open Meeting                    22 Apr 2006

JT            3              42.51     Derby                    Cleveland Cup International                       13 Aug 2006

JT            1              41.98     Aberdare             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              10 Jun 2006

JT            1              41.42     Brecon                  Welsh Senior League Match                        3 Jun 2006

JT            10           40.85     Birmingham        BUSA Championships                                     29 Apr 2006

JT            1B           40.70     Aberdare             Welsh Senior League Match                        6 Aug 2006

JT            1              39.71     Wrexham            Welsh Senior League Match                        2 Jul 2006

JT            2              39.41     Cardiff                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships      27 Aug 2006

 

2005 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers/ Loughborough University (11 Recorded Performances)

JT            1              43.61     Aberdare             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              17 Sep 2005

JT            2              43.49     Cardiff                  Welsh Senior Championships                    29 Aug 2005

JT            2              42.89     Neath                   Neath Harriers Open                                      24 Aug 2005

JT            1              42.60     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              6 Sep 2005

JT            1              41.11     Aberdare             Welsh T6 Throwing Circle                              11 Jun 2005

JT            1              40.77     Carmarthen        Carmarthen Throws Competition              19 Jul 2005

JT            1              40.66     Brecon                  Welsh Senior League Match                        3 Jul 2005

JT            1              40.09     Aberdare             Welsh Senior League Match                        30 Jul 2005

JT            2              38.44     Loughborough  Loughborough v Achilles Match                 8 Jun 2005

JT            1              37.39     Loughborough Loughborough Open                                        23 Apr 2005

JT            6              37.08     Glasgow               BUSA Championships                                     2 May 2005                                       

 

2004 Under 23 Carmarthen Harriers

JT                            35.55

 

2003 Under 20   Carmarthen Harriers

JT            1              40.66     Cwmbran                            Welsh U20 Championships                         21 Jun 2003

JT            1              38.85     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                  5 Jul 2003

JT            2              36.43     Brecon                                  U20 International Match                              16 Jul 2003

JT            1              36.93     Connah’s Quay                  Welsh Inter Regional Championships     25 Aug 2003

 

2002 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            2              41.20     Brecon                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   6 Jul 2002

JT            2              37.95     Newport                              Welsh U20 Championships                          8 Jun 2002

JT            2              37.39     Newport                              Welsh Senior Championships                      9 Jun 2002

 

2001 Under 20 Carmarthen Harriers 

JT            2              36.54     Cardiff                                  Welsh Schools Championships                   7 Jul 2001            

JT                                            Brecon                                  International Match                                       18 Jul 2001

JT            1                              Newport                              Celtic Games                                                     4 Aug 2001

 

2000 Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            1              36.23     Cwmbran                            Welsh Senior Championships                    17 Jun 2000

JT            2              34.09     Cwmbran                            Welsh U17 Championships                          18 Jun 2000

JT            2              36.57     Carmarthen                        Welsh Schools Championships                   1 Jul 2000

JT            4              36.68     Blackpool                            SIAB Schools International                          15 Jul 2000

JT            1              41.11     Grangemouth SCO          Celtic Games                                                     5 Aug 2000

JT                                            Bath                                       Senior Inter Region Match                           16 Sep 2000       

 

1999 Under 17 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            3              31.62     Newport                              Welsh Schools Championships                   26 Jun 1999

JT            2                              Antrim NI                            Celtic Games                                                     6 Aug 1999

JT                                            Tilburg                                  International Match                                       21 Aug 1999

 

1998 Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            2              30.12                                                     Welsh U15 Championships

JT            1              32.87                                                     Welsh Schools Championships

JT            2                                                                              UK U15 Championships

JT            1              40.19     Dublin                                  Celtic Games                                                     8 Aug 1998

JT            1                                                                              Welsh Inter County Championships

 

1997 Under 15 Carmarthen Harriers

JT            1              29.96                                                     Welsh Schools Championships

JT            2              25.26                                                     Welsh U15 Championships