Welsh Schools Championships 2017

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Welsh Schools Championships 2017

October 13, 2017

As lovers of snow and colder weather, you wouldn’t think we would get excited by summer… but we do! And here’s why...

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Our annual schools programme kicked off in June with the West Wales race at Pembrey ski slope. The circuit then moved around Wales with races at Pontypool, Cardiff, Plas Y Brenin and finally ending with the Welsh Schools Championships that took place on the 8th of October at Llangrannog ski slope. Athletes from as young as 6 years old competed in our primary schools races, with secondary school athletes running their races straight afterwards.


Individual first place results for girls and boys from the primary schools races are as follows:

Lowrie Howie and Xavier Poynton won gold in the U8 age category

Agatha Favill and Harri Hodson won gold in the U10 age category

Ffion Lewis and John Erskine won gold in the U12 age category


We also had medals for our top overall winners.

Ffion Lewis from Creigiau Primary School won gold, with Issy Shaw and Elizabeth Evans taking silver and bronze respectively.

In the boys division Harri Hodson fromYsgol Llangynnwr took the gold, closely followed by John Erskine and Rufus Littlejohn winning silver and bronze. 

Ysgol Gynradd Dolbadarn took the gold medals for winning team, with Ysgol Llangynnwr taking silver and Rydal Penrhos Prep School taking bronze. 


The secondary schools races were hard fought and the individual medal results were as follows:

Heather Heslop and Tom Davies-Cren won gold for the U12 age category

Sophie Voisey-Smith and Steffan Hodson won gold for the U14 age category

Ursula Harrison and Tom Butterworth won gold for the U16 age category

Olivia Ward and Joe Constantine won gold for the U18 age category


Medals for the top 3 racers in the overall standings were also awarded.

Secondary girls results saw Olivia Ward from Eirias High School take the gold, Georgia Hyett of Llanishen High School take silver and Ursula Harrison from Treochy Comprehensive take bronze.

Secondary boys results saw Joe Constantine from Eirias High School win gold, with Tom Butterworth from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin winning silver. The bronze medal went to Joe’s younger brother Ben Constantine, who was also racing for Eirias High School.

Team results from the secondary school races saw the top 8 boys teams and top 6 girls teams secure invites to the British Schools Skiing Championships that will be taking place o the 19th November 2017 at Pontypool ski slope.

All the results can be found on our website : Events and Competitons

A huge well done to all the athletes that took part in the races over the last five months and best of luck to all those competing in the British Schools Champs. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year at another series of incredible races.

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