Cardiff AAC clinched the senior men’s title but Swansea Harriers took the overall spoils at the Welsh Road Relay Championships.
Swansea won six races at Llandow Racing Circuit in the Vale of Glamorgan on Sunday to continue their recent dominance of the Championships.
Despite missing the likes of Caryl Jones and Andrea Whitcombe, Swansea took gold in the senior women’s race in a time of 1:04:08 ahead of Bridgend AC (1:05:12) and San Domenico (1:06:52).
An excellent opening leg from Jon Peters gave Cardiff AAC ‘A’ a big lead in the men’s senior race that Jon Hopkins built on with the fastest leg of the day of 16.43.
Cardiff never surrendered their lead, securing gold in 1:08.09 from Swansea Harriers ‘A’ (1:13:03) and Les Croupiers (1:17:12), who won a medal for the first time.
Swansea took both the Master Women (35+) and Master Men (35+) titles and there was success in the Master Women (45+) for Penarth & Dinas ‘A’ and for Neath Harriers in the Master Men (45+).
Jac Hopkins was in a class of his own in the U17 boys as Swansea Harriers ‘A’ took gold in 25.13, from Cardiff AAC ‘A’ (26.05) in second and Cardiff AAC ‘B’ (27.35) in third.
Kate Seary produced the day’s fastest leg in the U17 girls race but her club Cardiff AAC could only finish second (31.16) behind Swansea (30.23) thanks to excellent running from Iona Evans, Olivia Gwynn and Elin Davies.
Nikita Neary got the best of Jake Heyward in U15 boys to post the day’s fastest leg and end Jake’s dominance this season as Carmarthen Harriers took gold (27.58), from Cardiff AAC ‘A’ (29.53) and Menai Track and Field (29.59).
Pembrokeshire Harriers claimed U15 girls gold in 28.59 from Cardiff AAC ‘A’ (30.30) and Cardiff AAC ‘B’ (32.47).
Cousins Jo and Mark Tobin helped Swansea Harriers to the U13 boys win (29.10) and Lucy Dennis anchored Cardiff AAC ‘A’ with the fastest leg of the day to take the U13 girls race in 30.49.
Sunday’s Championship was the fourth fixture in the 2013 Run Wales series and full standings will be updated shortly following the weekend’s results.