SUMMER BRINGS BUSY SCHEDULE
FOLLOWING a busy winter of cross country and indoor action, the wind, rain and mud has been replaced by the return of the track and field athletics summer campaign.
Carmarthenshire juniors and seniors have been taking part in earlyseason competition in Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Swansea since the start of April and look forward to the busy schedule.
Among recent fixtures were the Swansea Harriers Open meeting, the Carmarthen Open Throws meeting, Louise Arthur League, Red Kite Trail Running and the UK Youth Development League.
There were also fun runs and 10k races across South Wales over the bank holiday weekend.
For throwers, the Carmarthen Open Throws series organised by Ralph Siggery began in West Wales and welcomed novice and experienced athletes to the first evening. It takes place on the final Thursday of each month in April, May, June and July.
Javelin and discus will be the disciplines for the next match on Thursday, May 30.
This afternoon, school athletics takes centre stage when the 32nd running of the Dyfed Primary Schools Athletics Championships arrives in Carmarthen for pupils in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.
Sponsored by McDonald’s, these championships have grown year on year since Carmarthen Harriers president Dr Hedydd Davies organised the first event back in 1990.
Ron Mounsey from McDonald’s said: “We are very pleased and proud to again be sponsoring primary schools athletics competitions staged in Dyfed this year. It is a privilege to see so many young children taking part in sport.”
On Saturday, May 25, Carmarthen Harriers host the second of four Louise Arthur League match in Johnstown. The leisure centre venue will welcome more than 300 athletes at under-11, under-13 and under-15 level along with team managers, parents and officials from Pembrokeshire Harriers, Llanelli AC, Swansea Harriers, Neath Harriers, Bridgend AC, Barry & Vale Harriers, Pontyclun AC and Brecon AC.
The programme begins on the field at 11am, with the track races getting under way a short time later.
Events continue throughout the day until the sprint relays, which conclude at 6pm.