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Harrier’s athletes compete in Edinburgh

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Harriers Welsh Athletes: At the Edinburgh event

THREE Carmarthen Harriers members were selected to represent Wales at the Celtic Cross Country International races, which were incorporated in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country on Saturday and the athletes at U23, U20 and U17 level raced against teams from Scotland, Ireland and Ulster.

The event itself held at the Iconic Holyrood Park also featured Welsh Athletes representing Great Britain including well known Carmarthenshire local Dewi Griffiths who finished 6th after a good race with the leading pack. In the Junior Celtic races, Ben Thomas – an under 15 who was running a older age group in the U17 category finished in 12th position in 00.22.19m, the team collected silver.

Ryan Jenkins racing in the Under 20 age group battled well to cross the line also in 12th with a time of 00.21.26, and Lloyd Heckler in the U23 helped Wales to team silver by securing 9th spot in 00.28.28. At the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield several Welsh athletes including Harrier Aled Price, competed in the England Athletics Senior and U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships (incorporating the Welsh Athletics Championships) and came away from the north with an impressive 4th place overall in the U23 age group.

His performances were 7.30s (60m) 6.91m (long jump) 11.28m (shot) 1.84 (high jump) 8.48s (60m Hurdles) 4.10m (pole vault) and 3.04.33 (1000m).