Results Round Up & Funded Athletes

This week we have results to round up for you from Florence, Italy, Liverpool & Swansea and news on which of our most talented athletes have been named on the funding lists for 2022.

Saturday 27th November saw round 3 of the British Cross Challenge series held at Liverpool. In high quality fields that incorporated the trials for the European Cross Country Championships the club had three participants. SM Liam Lloyd finished 137th over the tough 9.8km course. In the junior races Wales fielded development international teams, and it was fantastic to see two Swansea Harriers selected U17W Mai Davies placed 131st over a 4.8km distance and  U17M Aled Tumelty pacing a commendable 48th over the 5.5km race distance, congratulations to all three, especially Mai & Aled on their much deserved international vests.

Congratulations to SW Rachel Davies who on Sunday 28th November set a lifetime best of 2:55.33 for the Marathon in sunny Florence, Italy.

Sunday 28th November was round 1 of 5 in the West Glamorgan Cross Country League held at Singleton Park over a 5 mile multi terrain course. The club was well represented in ideal weather conditions, here is how they all got on:

Men: first home having a great run for 8th was Daniel Otteson followed home by 37th Mike Gleeson; 46th Owen Davies; 48th Gabrielius Stuokus; 66th Tom Bacon; 69th Paul Llewellyn; 81st Simon Eastwood; 86th Rabab Rabab; 124th Simon Coombes; 129th Andrew Downie; 133rd Damian Grinter; 154th Christopher Jones; 215th Uku Kumari and 217th Anthony Clements. Unusually our men’s team are split into two in this league, with out TNT team lying in 7th in division 1 and our masters 5th in division 2.

Women: having a great run for 4th was Helen-Marie Davies followed home by 15th Emma Baxter; 29th Lois Woodward 37th Julie Hartley-Green and 49th Nina Brocklebank our women’s team are placed well in 3rd in division 1.

Funded Athletes:

Unfortunately no Swansea Harriers have been named on the top funding tiers of the British Athletics Olympic Podium or Potential podium or Futures lists for 2022. Nevertheless Welsh Athletics have this week announced their funded athletes that lie below these British Athletics lists, and we are pleased to see there are plenty of Swansea Harriers amongst them, our harty congratulations to:

Commonwealth Games Athletes. Supports senior athletes who are likely to represent Wales at the next Commonwealth Games with a probability of winning a medal or achieving a top-8 finish. These athletes are also likely to be GB internationals challenging for Olympic places: Dewi Griffiths, Joseph Brier, Kristian Jones & Joshua Griffiths.

Commonwealth Games Long List, supports a range of senior athletes from those who will be challenging for Commonwealth Games selection, to those on the cusp of making finals and challenging for medals: Hannah Brier, Caryl Granville, Daniel Beadsley & Jonathan Hopkins.