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ERRA's 2019

Monday 7 October 2019

In the 1960's The Beatles were called the FAB 4, last week their last Album 30 years ago, sits on top of the Album charts.

Yesterday Cardiff Athletics Senior Women team, are our FAB 4 in winning the English RRA's Championships at Sutton Park, Birmingham. They won relay by 1min 58secs from 2nd place team. Getting team running order in relay races is important, the ladies got their running order spot on. A good start with only 4 runners in team is vital. Jennifer Nesbitt on Leg 1 (A), came home in 2nd place. Every leg had 10 fastest times shown. On leg 2 (B), Charlotte Arter home 1st running the fastest time of day. On Leg 3 (C), Lucy Marland came home 1st in second faster leg time. On Leg 4 (D), Clara Evans came home 1st with the fastest leg time. In photo you can see happy faces, despite they did not receive winninh team medals, yet Charlotte had the fastest time medal? Charlotte was not happy about that. See Ladies times, and senior men's team report below.       

Senior Women

Leg 1   Jennifer Nesbitt    14.10    3rd fastest time of day.

Leg 2.  Charlotte Arter     14.00    1st Fastest time of day.

Leg 3.  Lucy Marland        14.57

Leg 4.  Clara Evans          14.19    5th fastest tie of day.   Only top 10 times shown in results. 


Senior Men

The men finished in 4th place, as any athlete will say either as individual or team is disappointing, but a hugely creditable team performance. No photos taken. After 1st leg team were 17th James Hennahan. On Leg 2 Michael Ward came back 3rd his first race for club since finishing his US Uni studies, now on 4 year course in Birm Uni. Mike had fastest leg time. Ieuan Thomas held 3rd place on 3rd Leg with 7th fastest leg time. Ciaran Lewis moved team up to 2nd place with the 2nd fastest leg time. Jake Smith on 5th leg came back first with the 3rd fastest leg time, handing over a 14sec to James Thie on 6th leg. James came back 4th, with Leeds the team favorites to win 1st. Their team had a poor 1st leg, the remaining runners all ran really good with 3 runners in top 10 times of day.

Cardiff's Jake Smith recorded the 5th fastest time 17.04 and Ciaran Lewis 17.20 10th fastest time. Michael Ward 17.22, Ieuan Thomas 17.31, James Hennahan 17.51, and James Thie 18.44.

The Cardiff Half Marathon held on same day, had an affect on senior men's team in ERRA's.

Details of all team and individual results can be found on SportSoft Results,