Results Round Up
This week we have results to round up for you from Armagh, Margam, Sheffield & Tregaron.
Thursday 8th February was the renowned fast Armagh International 5km Road Race in Northern Ireland where International teams from all over Europe and most of the best club teams in the UK are action. Representing Wales were 64th Jonathan Butler 14.29 and 84th Dafydd Jones 14.40 helping the Wales team to 5th overall. The Swansea Harriers quartet placed an excellent 6th overall with 24th Kristian Jones 14.04; 64th Jonathan Butler 14.29; 94th Jonathan Hopkins 14.44 and 146th Matthew Rees 15.06. Very well done to all our runners and to Jonathan & Dafydd on their much deserved Welsh vests.
Saturday 10th February saw us as the host club for the John Collins Gwent Cross Country League Round 4 of 5 at Margam Park. First and foremost thank you to all the volunteers who helped set up marshal the course and car park and take down at the end of the day, your help was invaluable getting the match underway all ably led by Meeting Manager club stalwart Brian Fox! The course was extremely challenging underfoot due to all the recent wet weather. Our pleasure/apologies (delete as appropriate) depending on your point of view to running in those conditions! It was great to see such a large turnout from the club considering it was half term, with some impressive individual and team results from our U15G & U17W in particular. Here are our scoring runners for you, with 4 to score in the juniors and 5 in the seniors:
U17M: No Runners.
U20W: Placed 6th in the league; 9th Daisy Anderson.
U20M: No Runners.
Thank you once again to everyone who was there on the day whether as an athlete or volunteer. Click here for the full team and individual results.
The weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February was the England U20, U17 & U15 Indoor Championships at Sheffield, where we had four of our juniors who attained the very tough qualifying standards were in action up against the very best of UK Junior Talent. The main highlight was a super SILVER for U15G Libby Hale in the 1500m coming home in a time of 4.39.64! U20M Charlie Shuall was 7th in the Pole Vault with a best of 4.10m; U20M Marek Warzocha made it all the way to the 200m Semi Final after setting a lifetime best of 21.94 in the heat and U20M Samuel Davies just missed out on a medal placing 4th with a lifetime best of 2.01m in the High Jump!
Sunday 11th February was the Ras Cors Caron Tregaron Half Marathon where we had three of our seniors in action; Caryl Edwards had a superb run to win the Women’s race in 79.05, and in the Mens Gabrielius Stuokus placed 8th in 1.22.32 and Christopher Jones 70th in 1.54.36, well done to all three on such great runs and times over a tough undulating course.