Weekly Update Sunday 9th August

Thank you for everyone’s cooperation last week, it was a successful phased trial opening for the university outdoor track, and it was great to see so many athletes & coaches back on track. We did not have a single member turn up without having pre booked with their coach.
For phase two, from Monday 10th August, coaching ratios will increase to 3 athletes to each UKA qualified coach, during both the 5pm and 6.30pm time slots. The covid plan remains unchanged, this plan MUST be read in full before any athletes recommence training SWANSEA HARRIES FINAL COVID PLAN AT 29.07.20
Until track capacity increases from the current 30, so that the club can try to cater for as many of our existing club members, both the 5pm and 6.30pm sessions continue to remain restricted to paid up Swansea Harriers club members only.
For non club members, self coached athletes and the public Swansea University have now made additional sessions available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm and Saturdays from 9.30am for the remainder of August. If you wish to utilise these time slots you will need to book in advance directly with Swansea University at [email protected] you will also need to provide all coaches & athletes names, emergency contact mobile and emails for track and trace.
Annual Membership: All athletes being coached on or off track should have renewed their annual subs please, as per the covid plan and for their personal insurance. 2020-2021 Membership Application for New Members & Renewals


Welsh Athletics advertised four track & field pilot events for August, all of which sold out within a few hours! The very best of luck to all those Swansea Harriers who were quick enough to enter!


This week we actually have non virtual results for you, set by five of our super stars, with hopefully many more to follow over the coming weeks.
In a field packed full of some of the best road racers in the UK at Barrowford on Saturday 8th August SW Verity Ockenden ran a lifetime best of (15.37) for 5km to take 3rd place overall! SM Dewi Griffiths also ran a road lifetime best for the 5km to place 6th in the mens race with a time of (13.43)! Two very impressive performances set by to GB Internationals, click here for the full results.
Lockdown has been good for U20M Steffan Jones, who in his first non virtual race this summer, set a PB of (48.14) over 400m, after making the long journey to Lee Valley London on Sunday 2nd August! SW Risqat Fabunmi-Alade ran an excellent (24.65) for 200m also at Lee Valley but on Wednesday 5th August. Heptahlete U23W Jodi Beynon at Nuneaton on Sunday 2nd August runs (2.29.98) for 800m and throws (10.15m) in the Shot!
Wednesday 5th August saw the Virtual Run 4 All Neath 5km. Five Swansea Harriers participated, Patrick Tudor was 5th overall and 3rd SM in (17.44), he was followed home by; Rachel Davies in (18.43) who was 13th overall and 1st SW! Llinos Jones (19.05) was 15th overall and 1st MW35! Jenny McAdie (22.54) 53rd overall and 2nd MW40; Tina Gabb (24.40) was 71st overall and 4th MW45. Very well done to them all, click here for the full results.