Results Round Up

This week we have our first all time club record of 2022 & plenty of results to round up for you from Paris, Sutton Coldfield, Florida, Connecticut & Texas USA, London, Llanelli, Nuneaton, Aberdare, Harrow & Yeovil.

Back on Sunday 3rd April M40 Andrew Downie runs a 3.55.44 in the Paris Marathon, well done Andrew!

Friday 8th April in Bradenton, Florida USA SM Joseph Brier got his outdoor season off to a great start by running 46.30 for 400m, SW Caryl Granville ran a 14.14 for 100m Hurdles, Hannah Brier also ran the 100m placing 6th, but no time is showing in the results. Also in the USA but at College Station, Texas U20W Macey Morris runs a 25.08 for 200m, great results everyone!

Saturday 9th April was the UK 12-stage road relays at Sutton Park. The return of the national 12-stage relay – now officially designated the UK championship – after a two-year break because of the pandemic, meant a welcome reappearance for the Harriers at the iconic Sutton Park venue, where 73 men’s teams contested a thrilling race. Several clubs, Swansea among them, were without key men for a variety of reasons, which provided a key test of strength in depth and the Harriers came through this test commendably by finishing a creditable seventh. An added challenge was provided by the fact that six of the team were making their first appearance in this race – significant because of the unusual nature of this testing, switchback course. Injuries and illness since Christmas also meant that many members of the team had less than ideal preparation in terms of training and racing. With many clubs putting their star men on the first two of three legs, the race only really began to take shape on the fourth stage, with one of the Swansea debutants, Morgan Davies, moving Swansea through from 24th to 19th. Then came a big move with Dewi Griffiths pulling up a further 10 places. Dewi, who has had a rocky time with health issues for some time, showed he is gradually getting back to form and fitness with one of the fastest times of the day – only his fourth fastest time round the course, but a fine run in the circumstances, nonetheless. From then onward we fluctuated between eighth and ninth before Jack Turner picked off the Southampton runner on the last leg to ensure seventh place. Up front Tonbridge AC overtook Highgate Harriers in the last mile, eventually winning by just 13 seconds over almost four-and-a-quarter hours of running.

Result: 1st Tonbridge AC 4 hours 13 minutes 11 seconds, 2nd Highgate Harriers 4-13-24, 3rd Bedford AC 4-14-25. 7th Swansea Harriers 4-19-08. Click here for the full team and individual results.

Congratulations to the entire team whose times (legs 1,3,5,7,9,and 11 long) Guy Smith 27.34, Paul Tobin 16.11, Jon Butler 27.15, Morgan Davies 15.42, Dewi Griffiths 26.03, Finley Hines 15.43, Marc Hobbs 27.19, Ben Mitchell 16.58, Will Munday 27.03, Ben Williams 16.30, Blair McWhirter 27.33, Jack Turner 16.17.

Saturday 9th April Caryl Granville was in action again running a 59.26 for 400m Hurdles in Coral Gables, Florida USA, well done Caryl!

Saturday 9th April Steffan Jones runs a 22.09 for 200m in New Haven, Connecticut USA, well done Steffan!

Saturday 9th April SW Esther Dixson runs a 52.35 in the Kew Garden 10km in London, well done Esther!

Sunday 10th April was the Great Welsh Marathon & Half Marathon at Llanelli, where Dewi Griffiths had his second outing of the weekend recording a comfortable victory in the Half Marathon distance, in 68.11 nearly 10 minutes ahead of the 2nd placed runner! Dewi was followed home by 9th Alex Scott 83.59; 33rd Simon Coombes 89.36; 94th Julie Hartley-Green 1.42.30; 144th Robin D’Arcy 1.47.34 & 206th Tina Gabb 1.52.58. In the full marathon Michael Bryant had a fantastic run to step onto the podium in 3rd in a PB of 2.43.52, just behind in 4th was John Breslin 2.49.26 followed by Renatas Plytnikas in 2.51.49; 20th Charles Walsh 3.02.28 and 105th Gabrielius Stuokus 3.40.33. Very well done to everyone who ran in both the races!

Sunday 10th April in Nuneaton SM Jack Houghton runs a 54.90 for 400m Hurdles and a wind assisted 16.20 for 110m Hurdles and SW Millie Fakande runs a 26.22 for 200m, well done both!

Tuesday 12th April was the Cardiff Throws Open at Aberdare where U17M Lewie Jones threw a 37.48m Discus & 51.73m Javelin; U17W Lucy Harris 35.38m Discus; U17W Rebekah Pratt 32.39m Hammer; U20W Chloe Jones 34.52m Javelin & M65 Chris Pruski 30.28m Javelin, well done all!

Thursday 14th April at Harrow SM Leon Greenwood runs a 10.74 over 100m, well done Leon!

Saturday 16th April saw our first all time club record broken for 2022 by SM Joseph Brier running a scintillating 45.74 for 400m in Gainseville, Florida USA, this also moves Joseph up to the 4th fastest Welshman of all time as well as hitting the Commonwealth Games standard, very many congratulations Joseph! In the same meeting Josephs sister Hannah Brier had two superb runs too, setting an 11.46 for 100m and a wind assisted 23.27 for 200m, well done Hannah!

Saturday 16th April SM Jonathan Hopkins recorded another sup fast time over the 3000m Steeplechase in Walnut, California, USA placing 5th in 8.36.92, well done Jonathan!

Saturday 16th April SM Steffan Jones runs a 48.56 for 400m in Auburn Alabama, USA, well done Steffan!

Monday 18th April at the Yeovil Open Meeting Day 2: SM Jacob Wilkinson runs a 23.43 for 200m & SW Millie Fakande a big PB of 58.56 in the 400m, well done both!