Road Running Events return to West Wales, including Welsh Athletics Road Relay Championships & Admiral Swansea Bay 10K

September has seen the end of the 2023 Track & Field campaign, and the beginning of the Road and Trail Running season as several events returned to West Wales, including the Welsh Athletics Road Relay Championships, British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships, Admiral Swansea Bay 10K and Pumpsaint Trail Half Marathon over the past seven days.

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Welsh Athletics Road Relay Championships 2023 - Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli (Saturday 9th September)

For the fifth year, Welsh Athletics staged its Welsh Road Relay Championships for all age groups in West Wales at Pembrey Country Park on Saturday 9th September. Previously these races have been held in Llandow Circuit Track and Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd.

The 55th running of the fixture returned to the National Closed Road Cycling Circuit and the surrounding parkland. Approximately 800 athletes entered this year's road relay championships.

The event provided the chance for both established and up-and-coming endurance runners in Wales to compete in a competitive team format at the beginning of the autumn season.

Well done to all the club members who took part on the day and thanks to the parents and team managers who also attended.

There were team victories for the Primary School girls along with bronze in the Primary School boys. Elsewhere, the Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Men teams finished just outside the podium positions in fourth.

The second race saw Emily Evans-Williams finish in third overall whilst Amelia Williams was a joint gold medallist individually too, for the fastest leg in the under 15 girls' age group. Tomos Cai Davies recorded the second fastest leg in the under 13 boys' category.


Carmarthen Harriers Club Athletes Participating

Primary School Boys / Ysgolion Cynradd Bechgyn: Dylan Williams (5:27), Steffan James (5:44), Macsen Davies (5:51)

Primary School Girls / Ysgolion Cynradd Merched: Emily Evans-Williams (6:01), Zara Evans (6:16), Mila Evans (6:26), Tayla Williams (7:35), Teaghan Williams

Under 13 Boys / Bechgyn O Dan 13: Tomos Cai Davies, Maximus Edwards, Gethin Thomas

Under 13 Girls / Merched O Dan 13: Paige-lily Williams, Eva Davies, Mali Griffiths, Lowri Morgan (A), Aeronwy Morgan-Fisher (B)

Under 15 Boys / Bechgyn O Dan 15: Toby Anthony

Under 15 Girls / Merched O Dan 15: Amelia Williams, Nansi Griffiths, Macy Blue (A), Sali Owen, Esme Lynock, Meadow Norris (B), Anastasia Eggleston-Stoker (C)

Under 17 Men / Bechgyn O Dan 17: Joshua Barnett, Corin Maxwell, Macsen Toogood

Senior Men / Dynion: Steffan Davies, Huw Davies, Rogan Cox

Senior Women / Menywod: Amy Greatrick



British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships 2023 - Peebles, Scotland (Sunday 10th September)

Further North on the same weekend, two Carmarthen Harriers endurance athletes were selected for the Welsh under 17 men's team at the British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships in Peebles, Scotland.

Over a 3.8km/175m course, Iwan Thomas - silver-medallist 12 months ago - went one better this year taking the under 17 men's title in a time of 14:33. Finley Bruce also had a great result in the same age group, finishing in the top five with 15:33 to confirm second place in the team standings behind England.



Admiral Swansea Bay 1K, 3K & 10K 2023 - Swansea (Sunday 17th September)

Nearly 4,000 runners of all ages and abilities participated at the Admiral Swansea Bay 1K, 3K & 10K races on Sunday 17th September.

In contrasting conditions to the previous week, Swansea Bay seafront, near St Helens Rugby Ground played host to a festival day of running as Admiral sponsored the Swansea Bay Races and organised by Swansea County Council.

The race took place along the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay. Starting alongside St Helen's Rugby Ground, the first half of the course followed the road down to the picturesque Mumbles, before returning along the stunning Swansea promenade taking in its fast, flat surface and scenery.

There were club representatives across all categories - the 1K, 3K & 10K.


Carmarthen Harriers Club Results

Paige-lily Williams - 1K (first female - 3:45)

Tayla Williams - 1K (4:41)

Amelia Williams - 3K - (first female - 10:06)

Tomos Cai Davies - 3K - (second male - 10:13)

Toby Anthony - 3K - (10:32)

Macsen Davies - 3K - (12:30)

Teaghan Williams - 3K - (13:37)

Jake Lynock - 10K - (female male junior - 34:54)

Joshua Barnett - 10K - (38:46)

Huw Davies - 10K - (41:50)

Tygan Davies - 10K - (43:41)


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Pumpsaint Trail Half Marathon Junior Race - Pumpsaint (Sunday 17th September)

Sarn Helen hosted its Pumpsaint Trail Half Marathon on Sunday 17th September. Taking victory in the junior race was Eva Davies, who completed the course in 7:55 to pick up first overall and by gender.