Welsh Outdoor Championship season begins in the Welsh Capital... plus track and road races (19th May - 12th May Round Up)

The middle of June saw Welsh Athletics stage its first Welsh Championship of the season, in the under 15 and senior categories. The Cardiff International Sports Stadium played host to a weekend of competition, featuring those who made the journey from the club.

Elsewhere, there were track and road races here in Wales but also further afield in South West England and the Midlands - in Cardiff, Gorseinon, Yate, Yeovil, Millfield, Loughborough, Deeside, Ammanford and Swansea.

Below are the Carmarthen Harriers club results from events held over the last month between May 19th and June 16th.

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Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay 10K & Junior Fun Run / Brisco Gorseinon 10K & 2K Fun Run (Sunday 19th May)

Two 10K events took place on the morning of the 19th of May, at the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay 10K & Junior Fun Run, and the Brisco Gorseinon 10K & 2K Junior Fun Run.

In Cardiff, the 1-mile future challengers event saw podium positions for Tom Bridger (3rd - U17 5:16), Paige-lily Williams (3rd - U13 6:17), and Emily Evans-Williams (1st - U11 6:29). Joining them were teammates Haf Thomas (6:58) and Tayla Williams (7:28). Non Morgan clocked 1:04:19 over the 10K course.

Closer to home in Gorseinon, Tracy Ladd completed the 10K in 50:45. Alex Ladd was the second athlete home and the first male in the 2K.



Llangunnor 5K Fun Run - Llangunnor (Sunday 19th May)

Back in Carmarthenshire, runners turnout out to Llangunnor for its annual 5K Fun Run including Junior Races.

Among those to cross the finish line were Gethin Thomas, Jimmy Davis and Huw Davies.


UK Youth Development League Midland South/West A - Outdoor Sports Complex, Yate (Sunday 26th May)

On the track, the second and middle fixture of the UK Youth Development League - South/West A division was held at Outdoor Sports Complex in Yate near Bristol for under 17 and under 20 athletes on Sunday 26th May (run as a double-header with the South/West premier).

Representing the West Wales region composite team in South West England were:

Tygan Davies – 100m (11.47), 200m (23.55) & 400m (53.27)

Elli-May Williams – 100m (12.60) & 200m (26.61)

Anest Jones – 100m (13.41) & 200m (28.13)

Cole Brydson – 100m (11.50) & 200m (22.99)

Joshua Barnett – 800m (2:28.26) & 3000m (10:08.23)

Luke Owen – 3000m (11:45.61)

Macsen Toogood – 800m (2:07.45)

Dolly Evans – Discus (34.77m)


Yeovil Olympiads AC Evening Open Meet - Yeovil (Thursday 30th May)

Yeovil Olympiads AC Evening Open Meet returned during the half term holidays in Somerset and there were four new personal bests recorded between two of the club’s juniors.

Tayla Williams:

75m (13.38)

600m (2:28.14)

Long Jump (2.36m)

Paige-lily Williams:

800m (2:43.16)

Shot (5.75m)

High Jump (1.15m)


Three Parks Challenge - Parc Dinefwr, Llandeilo (Friday 31st May)

At Cae William in Llandeilo was the Three Parks Challenge on the final day of May.

Jake Lynock finished on the podium in third place overall and in the senior men’s category (38:57). Meanwhile, Esme Lynock dipped under 55 minutes with 54:59 also in the 10K.



British Milers Club PB Classic and Grand Prix - Millfield School / Loughborough University (Saturday 1st June)

Two British Milers Club events took place on Saturday 1st June in England. At the PB Classic in Millfield School, Macsen Toogood recorded a new personal best of 2:00.45 in the 2-lap 800m.

Further North in Loughborough Grand Prix, Iwan Thomas claimed victory in the men’s 2000m Steeplechase in a lifetime best of 5:54.


Welsh Athletics Run With The Wind & Field Events 2 - Cardiff International Sports Stadium (Wednesday 5th June)

After a wet first fixture in May, Welsh Athletics hosted its second of two midweek Run With The Wind and Field Events open meeting in Leckwith in much better conditions.

Six athletes travelled up the M4, competing in five events between them.


Jac Sheehan - Seated Shot (8.61m)

Storm Evans - Discus (43.22m)

Dolly Evans - Discus (35.90m)

Mia Lloyd - Discus (13.91m)

Cole Brydson - 100m (11.56) & 200m (23.71)

Tygan Davies - 200m (23.48) & 400m (55.63)


Welsh Inter-Regional Track & Field Championships 2024 - Deeside Athletics Stadium (Saturday 8th June)

The 2024 edition of the Welsh Inter-Regional Track & Field Championships (West, South, East and North Wales) took place in North Wales on Saturday 8th June.

49 West Wales athletes from half a dozen clubs, including six from Carmarthen Harriers (U15, U17, U20 & Senior age groups) made the six-hour round-trip to represent the region at the Deeside Stadium with many fine performances, individually and in the 4 x 100m relays.


Beatrice Morgan - 80m Hurdles (12.12), Long Jump (5.62m) & 4 x 100m / 4 x 300m

Ellie Loweth - 100m (13.85)

Amelia Williams - 3000m (10:26.65)

Cole Brydson - 100m (11.56), Long Jump (4.14m) & 4 x 100m

Macsen Toogood - 400m (56.84), 800m (2:04.45) & 4 x 400m

Luke Owen - 3000m (11:40.01)



Ammanford Junior Fun Run / Paul Popham 5K & Junior 1K Summer Series - Ammanford / Swansea (Wednesday 12th June)

Two fun run races returned locally in Ammanford and next to the Swansea Bay seafront on Wednesday.

At the Junior Fun Run at Ammanford Recreation Ground, there were podium places for Alphie Stopher (Year 3 and 4 Boys) as well as Dylan Williams, Dafydd Williams, Elsie Davies and Emily Evans-Williams in the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls' categories.

Meanwhile over at the Paul Popham Summer Series in Swansea, clocking fast times on a windy evening were overall 1st female Manon Phillips (19:48) and Luke Owen (21:04). Eva Williams placed third in the junior 1K.



Welsh Athletics Senior & U15 Track & Field Championships 2024 - Cardiff International Sports Stadium (15th June - 16th June)

The 106th edition Welsh Athletics Senior & Under 15 Track & Field Championships 2024 kick started championship season over two-days as more than 600 athletes headed to the Welsh Capital for an action-packed weekend of athletics. Two months before the junior championships will be held, there was a full programme of more than 90 events on the track and in the field.

Battling all conditions from sunshine and wind to heavy showers, sixteen Carmarthen Harriers along with parents and coaches went to Leckwith to take part and won a total of ten medals.

One of the Championships highlights came from Iwan Thomas on Sunday afternoon, who set a new 2000m steeplechase Welsh U18 age group record (which had stood for 42-years) as well as a qualifying time for the European U18 championships next month.

Day 1 Results - Saturday 15th June:

Miriam Williams - Triple Jump (8.18m)

Jessica Hyland - 1500m (4:43.35)

Beca Elfyn - 300m (45.90)

Seren Bowen - 100m (14.44); 300m (47.21) & Discus (12.72m)

Nansi Griffiths - 1500m (4:42.96)

Sali Owen - 1500m (4:49.95)

Storm Evans - Discus (43.23m); Shot (11.58m)

Dolly Evans - Discus (36.66m)

Mia Lloyd - Discus - F63 (12.86m)

Maisie Owen - 300m (21.82m)


Day 2 Results - Sunday 16th June:

Jessica Lee - Long Jump (5.91m)

Beatrice Morgan - 200m (24.99); Long Jump (5.60m)

Nansi Griffiths - 800m (2:20.45)

Sali Owen - 800m (2:21.69)

Macsen Toogood - 800m (2:04.17)

Iwan Thomas - 2000m Steeplechase (5:49.17)

Finley Bruce - 2000m Steeplechase (6:23.60)

Jac Sheehan - Seated Shot (7.36m); Seated Discus (21.42m)