Club Off Track Championships
After fixture one there were some superb result at the Cardiff 5k, and great turnout from Swansea Harriers.
A very competitive start, with some incredible PBs out there, not just from those at the faster elite end, but from our endurance groups too.
Now the fun starts when considering age graded performances! For those unfamiliar, for in-club competition purposes we are able to age-grade times to give us the ability to compare times of the Masters athletes ( and youth too) to give a better comparison to the performances. For purists out there , there is a link to the full un-doctored results at https://results.sporthive.
In the ladies competition, Rachel Davies marked a return to road racing in 1st place (17:41), Helen-Marie Davies in 2nd (age-graded 18:22) and Llinos Jones in 3rd with an age-graded time of 18:55.In the Mens, a fast field of seniors, with Jonathan Butler led the way in 14:43.
However, a stand-out performance from Alan Davies (debuting for Swansea) who at 69 years of age takes the lead age graded time of 13:35!!!
Jonathan Butler maintained overall top points score as the highest Harrier finisher, 2nd place Finley Hines (U20) with a fantastic run (14:48) and Ben Williams (V35) taking 3rd with 15:15 age graded.
Special mentions to Steven Taylor (PB-ing again with 16:48), Danny Otteson (16:27) and Paul Llewelyn (19:02) all age-graded sub 16 minutes, and also Tom Bacon who knocked a whopping whole minute off his PB with 17:58. Hats of Alex Simpson too, making his debut at the 5k distance with an instant sub-20 – narrowly missing out on age-graded points, but doing well with an adjusted time of 19:14.
Anyone missing is purely a membership issue, and sometimes there can be delay. We want to be fair to everyone, but let us know if you were expecting to see your name in the results, and they will be updated.
Any other stand-out stories, let us know!
Don’t forget, training points count from this week. Next fixture, Caerphilly 10k (welsh Champs) 15/5/22, and the Cardiff Bay 10k on 22/5/22. Still open I believe! Get on it, and keep up the good work!
Club Champs Fixture 1 Results summary and Leaderboard: https://drive.google.com/file/