Weekly Update Wednesday 16th September

This week we have plenty more results to round up for you, we have updated our covid 19 plan (version 3) which is vital reading for you to keep up with the many changes to track usage, club person of the month winner and changes to collection of track fees from 21st September. You will have noticed the website has been upgraded, our thanks to the team at Netbop for all their support and guidance in putting it all together.


Friday 11th September at Samorin Slovakia SM Joseph Brier sets a time of (46.61) to win the B 400m, well done Joseph!

Saturday 12th September at Larne SM Joshua Griffiths had a superb run to set a lifetime best of (63.08) placing 6th in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon is a stellar field of athletes, well done Joshua.

Saturday 12th September at Cardiff in the Welsh Athletics Junior Sprints Open for U13 & U15 we had a superb turnout of seventeen athletes. In descending order of times our super seventeen were:

100m U15B Evan Cole (12.64); U15G Megan Gwyther (13.66); U13B Ruari Harris (13.09); U13G Matilda Quick (14.07); U13B Reuben Williams (14.43); U13B Henry Payne (15.02); U13G Sophie Taylor (15.33); U13G Martha Caldwell (15.35); U13B Seth Amas (15.90); U13B Jack Edwards (16.13); U13G Millie Bennett (17.02).

200m U15B Evan Morris (27.28); U13G Zoe Strevens (29.81); U13G Chloe Lewis (31.79); U13G Cari Adams (32.01); U13G Millie Pierce (33.61); U13G Imogen Mcadie (35.25)

Sunday 13th September U15G Megan Gwyther wins her 75m Hurdles race at Yate in a time of (11.9)

Sunday 13th September at Braunton U20M Kaya Cairney runs (10.89) over 100m and (22.00) for 200m taking the win on both occasions, well done Kaya.

Training Fees:

Swansea University have kindly collected track night training fees since August 3rd as we have had no access to the club cafe. The club cafe is Covid ready to start collecting the training fees ourselves from Monday 21st September. Athletes/Parents will queue 2m apart outside, and payment will be by contactless only at the door where a desk and perspex screen will be in place. Just the two volunteers collecting subs will be in the building. The club has purchased an Ipad and Izettle system to make this possible.

Club Person of the Month:

A new section of the website is where each month an athlete or volunteer is recognised for their contribution to the club. For August and September click here to see who the winner is.

New Members:

The club is unable to take on any new members at this time. With outdoor gatherings still restricted to 30, the club have been unable to recommence training on track with all of our existing membership. Until outdoor track capacity is increased significantly from 30 by Welsh Government with guidance then cascading down to Welsh Athletics and Swansea University, we are “snookered”.

Covid-19 Version 3:

The covid 19 plan has now changed to version 3 for the Monday to Thursday 5pm and 6.30pm sessions inclusive. The numerous changes effect all event disciplines. The plan MUST be read in full again before any athletes recommence training. All sessions must be pre booked with your coach, you cannot just turn up. Swansea Harriers Covid Plan Version 3 @ 15.09.20

Swansea University have now moved their booking system online for all other time slots, these are now Monday to Thursdays inclusive 2pm to 3.15pm and 3.30pm to 4.45pm also Saturdays 9.30am to 11.30am. To book and pre pay click here. again all sessions must be pre booked you cannot just turn up.

The club is in need of additional covid 19 officers from 5pm Mondays to Thursdays inclusive. If you are willing and available to assist once a week please speak to our existing covid officers at training. These are essential short term roles that the club needs to fill, any offers of assistance are greatly appreciated.

Annual Membership Fees:

All athletes being coached on or off track must have renewed their annual subs, as per the covid plan and for their personal insurance 2020-2021 Membership Application for New Members & Renewals