Results Round-Up from Brecon, Sheffield and London (11th-13th February 2022)

The second weekend of February (11/11/21 - 13/11/21) was a busy one for the club and Dyfed Schools, as Carmarthen Harriers athletes were involved at the Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships, England Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships and the PUL5K in Wales and England.

Read on for the weekend round-up and all the club results; da iawn pawb...


Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships - Penlan Arena, Brecon - Saturday 12th February

The Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships 2022, one of Welsh Schools Athletic Association's biggest competitions of the year, was staged for the 59th time at Penlan Arena in Brecon on Saturday 12th February.

Eight Welsh Districts - Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Powys, Eryri, Glamorgan Valleys, North East Wales and South East Wales - organised qualifying races or selected teams based on previous winter events.

The eight races on the programme featured approximately 470 athletes, which included youngsters in the year 7 races who made their first appearances at these National Championships since moving up from primary level. There were also junior, middle and senior categories over various distances from 3,540m to 5,790m.

Welsh Schools vests were up for grabs for the leading junior and middle age group athletes with the SIAB Schools Cross Country International 2022 hosted by Welsh Schools at Pembrey Country Park on Saturday 26th March.

Teams from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will battle it out in the end-of-season fixture near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire this year which includes the return of the mixed 4 x 1500m relay event for both junior and middle categories. Selection will be made at the end of the month and Team announcements will be made in due course.



Brianne, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion & Llanelli Secondary School pupils and college students make up the Dyfed Schools Teams...

The Dyfed Schools District had another successful day at the championships, despite not being able to hold its own district championship this year. The best team results of the afternoon were in the Middle Boys and Senior Boys' age groups, winning team silver medals led home by individual podium finishes (first and third). The Year 7 Girls and Junior Boys were also on the podium, taking home bronze medals. Other positions included fourth in the Middle Girls, sixth in the Junior Girls and seventh in the Year 7 boys race.

73 athletes represented the Dyfed District in Brecon over the weekend and under the guidance of Dr Hedydd Davies, thanked the athletes and parents who supported the event.

A list of the athletes who represented Dyfed Schools Athletic Association are listed below:

Dyfed Year 7 Girls / Merched Blwyddyn 7

Katie Evans (Bryngwyn); Rose Price (Caer Elen); Anna Jones (Bro Myrddin); Summer Evans (Queen Elizabeth); Ffion Miles (Maes Y Gwendraeth); Stephanie Barrett (Queen Elizabeth); Cadi Bryan (Preseli); Esme Lynock (Bro Dinefwr); Gwennan Folkes (Strade); Jasmin Yogannthan (St Michaels); Nia Lewis (Dyffryn Taf)

Dyfed Junior Girls / Merched Iau

Arianna Protheroe (Glan Y Mor); Mared Jones (Bro Myrddin); Mared Jones (Bro Myrddin); Amelia Williams (Bro Teifi); Martha Morgan (Bro Myrddin); Erin Powell (Queen Elizabeth); Lyra Roberts (St John Lloyd); Jessica Norman (Queen Elizabeth); Amelie Campion (Bryngwyn); Keira Penn-O'Hare (St John Lloyd); Beatrice Morgan (Bro Dinefwr); Megan Williams (Queen Elizabeth)

Dyfed Middle Girls / Merched Ganol

Darcie MacMuiris (Queen Elizabeth); Ffion Ouseley (Preseli); Mila Blackwell (Greenhill); Carys Wood (Greenhill); Jasmine Jones (Llandovery College); Frances Mackie (Glan Y Mor); Erin Morgan (Bro Myrddin); Emma Ferns (Dyffryn Aman); Eleanor Fuller (Dyffryn Taf); Elizabeth Hill (Emlyn); Leah Regan (Bro Pedr); Eleanor White (Haverfordwest High) 

Dyfed Senior Girls / Merched Hyn

Amy Tucker (Coleg Sir Gar) 

Dyfed Year 7 Boys / Bechgyn Blwyddyn 7

Toby Harria (Harri Tudur); Arthur Gibbs (Dyffryn Aman); George Hugman (Haverfordwest High); Zak Nottingham (Dyffryn Aman); Toby Anthony (Queen Elizabeth); Kodi Penn-O'Hare (St John Lloyd); Finlay Canton (Dyffryn Aman); Charlie Eatley (Strade); Ryan Rees (Strade) 

Dyfed Junior Boys / Bechgyn Iau

Joshua Barnett (Dyffryn Taf); William Harries (Haverfordwest High); William Coles (Bro Dinefwr); Liam Regan (Bro Pedr); Sam Griffiths (Bro Myrddin); Rowan Dixon (Milford Haven); Aron Hedd Jones (Bro Myrddin); Joshua Barrett (Haverfordwest High); Dafydd Bryant (Preseli) 

Dyfed Middle Boys / Bechgyn Ganol

Finley Bruce (Preseli); Dafydd Green (Preseli); Gwion Williams (Bro Myrddin); Ifan Bowen (Bro Myrddin); Iwan Wilson (Strade); Llyr Jones (Aberaeron); Steffan Bridger (Haverfordwest High); Rogan Cox (Bro Myrddin); Jake Lynock (Bro Dinefwr); Iwan Thomas (Glan Y Mor); Steffan Davies (Bro Myrddin); Iestyn Stephens (Bro Pedr)

Dyfed Senior Boys / Bechgyn Hyn

Jack Bruce (Preseli); Iori Humphreys (Pembrokeshire College); Frank Morgan (Bro Myrddin); Rhys Llewellyn (Haverfordwest High); Dominic Davies (Coleg Sir Gar); Oliver George (Preseli); Joshua Thomas (Llandovery College); Luke Allsworth (Preseli)



Carmarthen Harriers Athletes representing Dyfed Schools - Results...

Year 7 Girls / Merched Blwyddyn 7: Esme Lynock (8:52); Summer Evans (9:08)

Junior Girls / Merched Iau: Amelia Williams (13:18); Mared Jones (13:36); Martha Morgan (13:51); Marged Jones (13:56); Megan Williams (15:05); Beatrice Morgan (15:17)

Middle Girls / Merched Ganol: Erin Morgan (17:57); Eleanor White (18:05); Frances Mackie (18:09); Carys Wood (18:44); Eleanor Fuller (19:37); Leah Regan (20:09); Emma Ferns (20:23); Elizabeth Hill (22:03)

Year 7 Boys / Bechgyn Blwyddyn 7: Toby Anthony (9:15)

Junior Boys / Bechgyn Iau: Joshua Barnett (15:11); William Coles (15:26); Liam Regan (16:09); Aron Hedd Jones (17:02); Sam Griffiths (17:13)

Middle Boys / Bechgyn Ganol: Iwan Thomas (14:21); Finley Bruce (14:37); Ifan Bowen (15:25); Steffan Davies (15:58); Jake Lynock (16:06); Rogan Cox (18:07)

Senior Boys / Bechgyn Hyn: Jack Bruce (21:36); Frank Morgan

RESULTS/CANLYNIADAU: Welsh Schools National Cross Country Championships 2022 (Brecon)


England Athletics Age Group U15, U17 & U20 Indoor Championships - EIS, Sheffield - 12th & 13th February

The England Athletics Age Group U15, U17 & U20 Indoor Championships took place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Saturday 12th February and Sunday 13th February.

More than 1,000 athletes across three age groups, from all corners of the UK entered with two Carmarthen Harriers members among those who made the trip from West Wales to South Yorkshire.

There were two podium positions by the end of Day 1, thanks to a jump of 5.65m by Jessica Lee in the under 17 women's Long Jump to finish in second, followed shortly afterwards by Osian Roberts, who also won silver on countback in the under 17 men's high jump with a clearance of 1.91m.

Into Day 2, Lee qualified from the heats of the under 17 women's 200m and in the final, recorded a new personal best time of 25.37.

RESULTS/CANLYNIADAU: England Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships 2022 (Sheffield)



PUL5K - Battersea Park, London - Friday 11th February

Welsh Athletics selected a team of 14 athletes (eight seniors, three U23's and three U20's) to run in the English Capital at the PUL5K Road Race (Podium 5K), held on Friday evening 11th February at Battersea Park, London.

Dafydd Jones and Ben Thomas were two representing Wales with the competition also featuring athletes from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Jones crossed the line in 14:39 whilst Thomas also finished in the top 100 with 14:47.