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Welsh RR's 2018

Thursday 27 September 2018

The Relays were held in Pembrey Park for second year. Weather was awful, arrived at 10.30am was soaked before first race started at 11.30am. As various age group races finished people left, with only senior teams and runners left by end of event.

Cardiff teams in the U17 age group, dominated event. The photograph is Cardiff's winning U17M team, with David Lock, Ben Reynolds, and Llody Sheppard. Ben ran the fastest leg time on the last leg. Our Cardiff U17W team also won, with Nia Clatworthy, Bethany Gold, and Mia Goddard. Nia also had fastest leg time. One can see from the U17M photo, how well they are wrapped up against the rain, and cold wind.

The U17W decided to show off their Cardiff vests, and goose bumps. Tried to upload their photo without succees, at moment!

Looking at other Cardiff teams and individual performances by age group. 

Cardiff's U11B team finished 3rd, with tight finishing by Tom Sturdy 10th, Josh Sanders 11th, and Jack Stewart 12th. We had no team in U11G race, with sole runner, Millie Gold in 4th place.

Cardiff's U13B team finished in 5th place. Elis Finlayson was 2nd fastest leg time of 6.07. In U13G relay, Cardiff's team finished 6th with Yasmin Hadid and Alice Davies, both having the same time 6.48.

Cardiff's U15B team finished in 4th place, with Jacob Reynolds running the 4th fastest leg time of 10.21. Cardiff's U15G team finished 2nd. Lili Jones, Sophie Evans, and Moli Lyons. Moli ran the 3rd fastest legtime in 11.31.

Cardiff's Senior men's team finised 2nd to a very strong Swansea team. Cardiff team. James Thie, Dan Nash, Owen Locke, and James Hunt, James Hunt ran the 3rd fastest leg time in 17.18. As last year we had no SW team.

Carmarthen teams always do well in younger age groups. Menai T&F Club came down from North Wales taking the Gold medals in the U15G race and fastest leg Samia Jones well clear of her rivals in 10.54. Justifying their long journey to event. Cardiff fielded 4 teams in the U17M and 2 teams in U17W age group. 

Road racing takes place all year. Runners coming off the Track season will after a break, carried their speed into early Autumn road races. 

September featured Cardiff and Swansea 10km races, both are major events, with Cardiff's Matthew Clowes 2nd to Dewi Griffiths in Cardiff. Matthew then won the Swansea 10km two weeks later. Cardiff's Clara Evans SW won the Bristol Half Marathon.

The above, and many runners use these races as prep for the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Matthew Clowes represents England team, in the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships held within the Cardiff Half Marathon, that takes place on Sunday 7th October.