Results Round Up From Eton, Cardiff, Geneva & Caernarfon to Cardiff

Welsh Castles Relay
Full results are now available from the UK Womens Premier League match held at Eton on Saturday 3rd June. There was yet another really strong team showing against the top 7 other track and field teams in the UK, with the team placing a solid 6th on the day and now stand 5th overall in the league. If the team can beat the clubs placed below them in the league in the 3rd and final round, they will retain their position in the top league in the land, which they are more than capable of with the strength in depth in the team. Individual highlights at Eton included 2 overall A String victories for Verity Ockenden (4.21.02) 1500m and Mollie Courtney (13.56) 100m Hurdles. The club is very proud of the senior womens team efforts, once again this year showing great team spirit across the board, the very best of luck to them in the final match. Click here for the full results.
 
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June saw the 100th Welsh Senior Championships incorporating some U15 & Masters Championships events held at Cardiff. There was a reasonable entry from the club, however there were plenty of great results and medals won  and a new all time club record set in the SW Triple Jump by:
10 GOLD U15G Jamie Holland (10.71m) Shot; SM Dewi Griffiths (13.50.35) 5000m; SM Osaze Aghedo (14.98m) Triple Jump; SW Cari Hughes (4.25.56) 1500m; SW Caryl Granville (13.91) 100m Hurdles & (58.79) 400m Hurdles; SW Sian Swanson (12.08m) Triple Jump, Sians 12.08m was over teh leagal permitted wind limit fir a club record, however her 11.98m was not, so very many congratulations Sian on breaking your own club record!!; SW Awen Rosser (40.96m) Discus; MW60 Renate Prells (6.77m) Shot and MM60 Chris Pruski (31.54) Javelin.
6 SILVER U15B Thomas Payne (11.48) 100m; SM Joseph Brier (48.25) 400m; SM Michael Wilson (15.35) 110m Hurdles; SM Nathan James (62.55m) Javelin; SW Alaw Beynon-Thomas (17.28.02) 5000m and SW Sian Swanson (5.58m) Long Jump.
5 BRONZE U15G Danai Mugabe (26.55) 200m; SM Guy Smith (1.53.69) 800m; SM Jonathan Tobin (3.49.11) 1500m; SW Donna Jones (64.27) 400m Hurdles and MM60 Roderick Davies (14.45) 100m.
Very well done and congratulations to all those who won medals and to all those from the club who took part in their Welsh National Championships. Click here for the full results.
 
The weekend of Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June was the Welsh Castles Relays (WCR) 2017. After running 20 stages over two days from Caernarfon to Cardiff in a little under 24 hours, Swansea Harriers finished second veteran’s team and 22nd in the overall standings. With 66 teams from all over the UK, as well as a team from Madrid competing, it was one of the biggest fields ever assembled for the WCR. Once again we proved to be the strongest Vets team in the mountains by winning the Monarchs title with four of our team winning first Vets prizes.  This year a third of our squad were new to the WCR but we still finished in second place. 
Day 1: The weather this year was awful with 40mph headwinds and heavy rain at the start in Caernarfon. This didn’t prevent Vanessa Harragan running over 2mins faster than last year for the first leg. Christine Webb, new to the WCR, ran a good stage 2 followed by an injured Mike Evans running stage 3, the first hill stage of the day. Helen-Marie Davies ran stage 4 and another WCR newbie, Martin Slucutt, ran stage 5 into Barmouth. Ever enthusiastic Kelly Gipson ran stage 6 into Dolgellau with evergreen Ifan Lloyd running the second hill stage of the day. Solid performances from Rob Falconer and Penny Kennedy led to the last stage of the day being run by Eamonn Kirk. This remarkable athlete ran a 13 mile hill stage just six days after racing in the Cork Marathon in Ireland!
Day 2: Charles Walsh won first vets prize on hill stage 11 followed by Diane Brownhill and Mike Gleeson. Tom Guest ran arguably the most iconic stage to Drovers Arms followed by another newbie, Heath Brett.  Paul Flynn ran the sixth hill stage with Matthew Gurmin winning another first vets prize running into Cyfarthfa Castle.  Simon Eastwood, running his first WCR, won first vet on stage 18 followed by Owen Davies.  Simon Brewer had his best race in a harriers vest winning the first vets prize on the glory leg into Cardiff.
On behalf of the team managers, Gary Irving, Kneath Philippart & Brian Fox it was one of the best WCR weekends with great team spirit and enjoyment all round.  Mission accomplished. Click here for the full results.
 
Meanwhile elsewhere . . . . SW Olivia Caesar sets lifetime best for 200m of (24.63) in Geneva SWITZERLAND.