Pembrokeshire Harriers 2020 Winter Report

Pembrokeshire Harriers had yet another very successful Winter season incorporating X/C and T&F.

The Annual Sport Pembrokeshire Awards took place in Folly Farm in November. The Harriers had a fantastic night winning 5 of the 13 catagories.

Coach of the Year : Wayne Griffiths

Male Sporting Achievement : Ollie Wheeler

Boys (U16) Sporting Achievement : Liam Topp

Girls (U16) Sporting Achievement : Ella Wintle

Junior (U16) Disability Sport Award : Michael Jenkins

Junior (U16) Team Achievement of the Year : Pembs Harriers U15 Boys Relay Team



Welsh Indoor Combined Events Championships…Cardiff 3rd November

Six athletes competed in Cardiff. Several for the first time. Once again, as at all competitions, all the Pembrokeshire Harriers competed with great enthusiasm and endeavour. Newcomeres to the event, U13's Oscar, Dan and William, amassed 8 pb's between them with some excellent performances. Lucy Wintle continued her great form in this event and came away with the Silver in the U16G. Flavia Jenkins won the Bronze in the U18G event. Liam Topp came 4th in the U16B. As a result of their efforts, Lucy, Liam and Flavia were selected to represent the Welsh Schools in the annual SIAB C/E International in Glasgow.

U14B : Oscar Willington (8th) 3 PB’s  ;  William Harries (14th) 2 PB’s  ;  Dan Isaac (18th) 3PB’s

U16G : Lucy Wintle : SILVER, 3 PB’s….selection for Welsh C/E Team SIAB Glasgow

U16B : Liam Topp : 4th  4 PB’s…. selection for Welsh C/E Team SIAB Glasgow

U18G : Flavia Jenkins : BRONZE, 4 PB’sselection for Welsh C/E Team SIAB Glasgow

                                   SILVER : 1   ;   Bronze : 1    ;   PB’s   : 19     International Vests : 3



Indoor C/E SIAB International November 30th  Glasgow

Three of our young athletes with family and coaches travelled to Glasgow for the Annual Schools C/E International. Flavia Jenkins, Liam Topp and Lucy Wintle wore their Welsh Vests with pride and gave some excellent performances with many PB's. Lucy gained a Team Silver Medal in the U16 Girls and Liam gained Team Bronze in the U16 Boys. They were supported by their coaches Wayne Griffiths and Richard Wintle and family members who made the long trek North. 

Lucy Wintle Team SILVER and Pentathlon PB.... Long Jump / 4.72m PB  ;  60m Hurdles / 9.93s  ;  Shot / 8.44m PB  ;  High Jump / 1.44m              800m / 2m 20.22s PB     Overall Points : 3014

Liam Topp Team BRONZE...Long Jump / 5.32m PB  ;  60m Hurdles / 9.17s PB  ;  200m / 23.30s PB (i)  ;  Shot / 9.69m PB  ;  800m / 2m 26.6s         Overall Points : 2739

Flavia Jenkins : Long Jump / 5.09m PB  ;  60m Hurdles / 9.64s  ;  Shot / 9.70m PB  ;  High Jump / 1.50m  ;  800m / 2m 37.94s                                 Overall Points 3093


Welsh Breakthrough Star 2019 Awards  Cardiff

Michael Jenkins ( affectionally known as Big Mike ) was awarded the Breakthrough Sports Star Award for 2019 at a glittering occasion at Sofia Gardens. This is a fantastic achievement by the Pembrokeshire Harriers youngster and a well deserved accolade after a tremendous 2019 where Michael excelled in all the competitions he entered.




West Wales Indoor Championships…Cardiff (Dec 1st and Jan 5th) / Swansea (Jan 11th/12th)

The West Wales Indoor Championships took place over a series of events. The longer distances took place in Cardiff and the field and other track events took place in Swansea. 

U13G : Emily Hosker : High Jump / PB

U13B : William Harries : 1500m / GOLD  ;  Dan Isaac : 800m

U15G : Megan Cole : Shot / PB  ;  Amy Evans : 60m  ;  Long Jump  ;  Ffion Ousley : 1500m / SILVER                                                                           Lucy Wintle800m / GOLD ; 60mH / GOLD & PB ; High Jump / SILVER & PB ; 60m / Final & PB ; Shot / PB ; Long Jump

U15B : Aaron  Briskham : 60mH / PB  ;  60m / PB  ;  Long Jump / PB

U17M : Jack Bruce : 800m / SILVER  ;  Iolo Griffiths : Triple Jump / SILVER  ;  Long Jump / BRONZE                                                                             Rhys Llewellyn : 1500m / GOLD & PB  ;  Dafydd Pawlett : Shot / GOLD

U20W : Chloe Butterworth : Shot / BRONZE

U20M : Tyree Thompson : 60mH / GOLD & PB  ;  60m / GOLD


                                      GOLD : 7   ;   SILVER : 4    ;    BRONZE : 2    ;    PB : 11



Welsh Senior Champs ( incorporating some Welsh Junior Champs events)  Cardiff : January 25th 2020


U13B : Josh Barrett…800m   ;  William Harries…800m  / PB  (4th)

U15G : Gracie Griffiths…1500m  ;  Lucy Wintle…300m / GOLD

U17W : Ella Wintle…300m / GOLD



SenW : Lucy Griffiths…Shot / BRONZE


Welsh Junior Indoor Championships Feb 1st / 2nd  2020  Cardiff

The young Harriers representing the Club continued the excellent record at these annual Championships. A relatively small amount of athletes gaining medals and pb's galore !

U13B : Josh Barrett…1500m  ;  William Harries…1500 / BRONZE & PB  ;  Oscar Willington…60m Hurdles / GOLD & PB ; CLUB RECORD

U17W : Ella Wintle…200m  / GOLD

U17M : Iolo Griffiths…Long Jump  ;  Triple Jump (4th)  ;  Michael Jenkins…Shot / SILVER  ;  Rhys llewellyn…3000m / SILVER & PB

Dafydd Pawlett…Shot / GOLD & PB ; CLUB RECORD  ;  Luke Thomas…200m  ;  Liam Topp…60m / GOLD & PB ; CLUB RECORD

U20MTyree Thompson…60m Hurdles / SILVER & PB  ;  60m / Final & PB


                 Welsh Junior Champs Totals...Gold : 6  ;  Silver : 3  ;  Bronze: 2  ;  PB : 8  ;  Club Records : 3







England Age Group Indoor Championships (UK Champs) Feb 22nd / 23rd Sheffield

Three young Harries, family and coaches travelled to Sheffield for these Champs. Although called England Championships, this competition is, in all respects, the UK Championships as athletes from all over the UK come to compete. Lucy ran a great pb in the heat to get to the 300m Final where she came a very creditable 5th. Liam did a fantastic job to reach the 60m Final in his first year at U17 level. First year U20 Tyree managed a superb pb in his 60m Hurdles heat, even though clipping a hurdle. All three athletes were competing at a very high standard against the best athletes in the UK.

U15GLucy Wintle : 300m / Final. PB in Semi Final

U17M : Liam Topp : 60m / Final

U20MTyree Thompson : 60mH / PB in Semi Final


So, yet another successful Indoor Season for all the Pembrokeshire Harriers who competed. Although, relatively small numbers in each Championship compared to the bigger clubs, the Harriers always punch above their weight and win medals galore, achieve many pb's and gain International Vests.

Mention must be made of the families and friends and coaches who support the athletes throughout. A big team effort by all. Thank you.

Well done Pembrokeshire Harriers !!   Da iawn !!