Results Round Up & Other News
This week we have results to round up for you from Cwmavon, Barcelona & Cardiff, as well as a call for volunteers in the cafe and thanks for a donation of throwing implements.
Sunday 7th November was the Richard Burton 10km at Cwmavon, over an undulating course the club was again well represented. In the Mens race it was a clean sweep of the top four places, with a fine win for Dewi Griffiths in (31.32), followed home by new member Finley Hines in 2nd (32.24); 3rd Marc Hobbs (32.36) and 4th Jonathan Butler in (32.57), also running well were 6th Ben Williams (33.35); 22nd Tom Attwood (36.48); 47th Steve Smith (39.07); 298th and Christopher Jones (48.59). In the Women we had three runners, first home was 80th Llinos Jones in (41.26), followed by 108th Sharon Leech (42.55) and 515th Tina Gabb (54.11). Congratulations to them all!
Sunday 7th November Sam Joseph runs a lifetime best for the Marathon in Barcelona, Spain finishing in a time of 2:47.39, well done Sam!
Sunday 7th November was the joint Welsh Schools & Welsh Athletics combined events championships held indoors at Cardiff. Athletes competed in four events if an U14 and five events if an U16 or U18, where their performances are converted into points. Here is how they all got on:
U18M: Saw a GOLD medal winning performance from Dylan Morgan with a grand total of 3089 points, claiming the BRONZE medal was Evan Cole with 2609 points with a great all round performance too; 5th William Trott 2583 points and 6th Josh Kenny 2577 points.
U16W: Saw a SILVER medal winning performance from Matilda Quick recording 2909 points, followed by 5th Bethan Holley who had a great day too with 2496 points; 11th Efa Williams 1594 points; 12th Chloe Lewis 1528 points and 14th Natalie Coughlan 1315 points.
U14W: Saw Caitlin Morris celebrate her birthday with a 5th place in 1627 points; followed by 7th Millie Pierce with 1539 points; 9th Martha Caldwell 1405 points; 11th Eva Carver 1376 points; 20th Nia Wakley 1173 points; 37th Millie Bennett 815 points; 38th Hannah Sullivan 739 points; 43rd Lola Bradley 438 points and 44th Tabitha Ventress-Brent 700+ points.
The U16 & U18 now have a nervous wait to see if they have done enough to impress the selectors to go forward to represent Welsh Schools in the British Schools International at Glasgow on 4th December V England V Scotland V Ireland.
To help raise much needed funds for the running of club, we intend to reopen the club cafe to initially sell just hot and cold drinks to takeaway every Monday through to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. If any parents are willing and able to make a half decent cup of tea and coffee as part of the cafe volunteer team whilst your kids are training, please speak to Susan and or Ann to offer your services next time you see them at the cafe. More ways to fundraise for the club can be found here.
Cardiff Throws Equipment Donation:
Our thanks to Cassey’s mum Lisa, who is the organiser and meeting manager of the summer throws only open meeting series, who has very kindly donated several brand new throwing implements, to not just our club but several others, from the proceeds of the events held throughout the summer. Thank you gain from all our throwers and their coaches for Lisas generosity and support.