Results Round Up From Glasgow, Brecon, Milton Keynes & Denmark

Friday 10th November was the British Schools Indoor Combined Events U16 & U18 International at Glasgow. Swansea Harriers just had the one athletes make the team this year to represent Wales; U16G Carys Poole (YG Gwyr) who was bottom of the age group. Carys performed extremely well, despite carrying an ankle injury through the entire 5 events, against some top class opposition eventually placing 15th with a total of 2861 points gained from her (9.68) 60m Hurdles; (1.41m) High Jump; (4.84m) Long Jump; (8.27m) Shot and (2.34.97) 800m. Very well done to Carys on her first international call up, click here for the full results.
 
Saturday 11th November was round 2 of 5 in the cross country league for all age groups held at a very muddy Brecon! There was a great turnout from the club, especially in the U11B with lots of new members making their club debuts. Our thanks to all those who were out representing the club and to all our team managers who got them all there. With 5 to score in the seniors and 4 to score in the juniors, were as follows:
 
Senior Men: wow – the first 4 across the line were all from Swansea Harriers! Dewi Griffiths has had a great couple of weeks, being voted European Athletics athlete of the month for October and being added to the UK Athletics funded athletes programme for athletes with Olympic potential. Dewi crossed the line first to take the win and was followed home by 2nd Jonathan Tobin, 3rd Phil Matthews and 4th Marc Hobbs with our 5th and final scorer in 12th Paul Tobin, this awesome team performance takes the team to the top of division 1.
 
Senior Women: another athlete in great form is Alaw Beynon-Thomas who won the ladies race comfortably; Alaw was followed home by Vicky Jackson having a great run for 4th; Helen Marshall in 14th; Sian Kirk in 42nd and Diane Brownhill in 56th. The team is very well placed in 2nd in the league.
 
In the junior sections there was a great turnout too, especially in the U11B with 27 (yes 27) runners, most of whom were making their club debut appearance for us in any event discipline, they all gave it a great go and our 4 scorers for the A team were: 19th Jenson Morris; 30th Charlie Shuall; 34th Ben Griffiths and 39th Louis Shuall. The team have risen to 15th in the league.
 
The U11G fielded 8 runners quite  few of which were making their club debut too. Our 4 scorers were 14th Carys Hennessey; 16th Kaitlyn Jones; 34th Grace Key and 53rd Matilda Quick. The team have climbed the league table to 14th.
 
The U13B scoring quartet were 27th Ben Sullivan; just one place behind 28th Aled Tumelty; 45th Henry Jones and 56th Dafydd King. The team are now placed 11th in the league.
 
The U13G fielded a full team too, with Ella Davies having a great run to finish in 5th place, and she was followed home by little sister Mai Davies in 26th; Olivia Key in 52nd and Ffion Hennessey in 56th. The team are doing very well in 6th place in the league.
 
The U15B scoring quartet were 21st Iwan White; 26th Kian Evans; 37th Logan Lambe and 48th Miles Hill. The team are also comfortably now in the top 10 in the league where they are placed 8th.
 
The U15G finished as follows; first home was Caitlyn Gwyther in 16th and she was followed across the line by 21st Darcie Bass, 55th Mirain Lloyd and 58th Eve Bevan. The team are doing well in 9th in the league table.
 
U17M we had just the two runners who were 15th Dafydd Jay and 26th William Arnold, the team are still up there in 8th in the league.
 
U17W were just 1 short of a full team but produced some fantastic packing just as the senior men did at the front of the field, with 3rd Bronwen Stratton-Thomas, 4th Mollie Jones and 5th Beth Thomas all having superb runs, and like the senior men are also sitting on top of the league table at this time.
 
U20M Elliot Lawrence was our sole competitor but had a superb run for 2nd place and holds the team in 3rd in the league.
 
U20W no runners.
 
Please click here for the full league tables and individual results from everyone who ran for us at Brecon. There were lots of happy bunnies amongst the team managers with such a great turnout and set of results, roll on round 3 in Pembrey on Saturday 3rd December.
 
Saturday 11th November was round 2 of the British Cross Challenge held at Milton Keynes. Senior Women Verity Ockenden was the clubs sole representative where she had another incredible run to place 3rd against many of the UKs top cross country runners. Well done Verity on such another great performance.
 
Saturday 11th November 3 of our members were given the fantastic opportunity to travel to Middelfart DENMARK to compete in their cross nationals against top runners from throughout the Scandinavian countries. There were 2 senior ladies, Caryl Jones having a great run for 5th and not too far behind Sian Edwards in 19th, and U20M Dominic Smith was 17th. Very well done to all 3, click here for the full results.