With five months of summer athletics about to be completed, the cross country season returns in a months' time, starting in Nantyci with the 2019 Carmarthenshire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships which will take place at the United Counties Showground in Carmarthen on the outskirts of the A40 dual carridgeway.
It is being held on the evening of Thursday 19th September, with the first event at 4.30pm and sponsored by McDonalds and Welsh Athletics.
Each event will be over a 1000m or 1200m course for boys and girls in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. All schools in Carmarthenshire have been invited to enter teams in this popular annual sporting event in West Wales. Schools will be reminded and sent forms at the beginning of the school term with reply slips to be returned to Mr Dylan Evans Head Teacher of Ysgol Y Dderwen by Monday 16th September 2019. Entry fee for teams of £4 per team.
It's the first time that the championships in Carmarthenshire will return in two years following the unfortunate postponement last September due to the adverse weather and unsafe conditions.
The first 10 in each race will receive medals along with the first 3 teams in each race (first 3 members of school to score).
In 2017's edition, the athletes turned out in their numbers as over 45 schools were represented and a record number of almost 1,100 runners took part. In the team competition, there were four different team winners which were Ysgol Griffith Jones, Ysgol Y Dderwen, Ysgol Teilo Sant and Ysgol Iau Llangennech. These are likely to feature again but other teams will also be looking to impress on the big stage.
Full match athlete and spectator information including an entry form will be available on the Carmarthen Harriers club website www.carmarthenharriers.co.uk on Monday 2nd September. Check back for everything you need to know!
The return of the Carmarthenshire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships...coming soon on Thursday 19th September!