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Cardiff Senior BAL & UKWL

Friday 6 July 2018

This weekend is an important time for our lead senior club Track & Field teams, as both teams need good results. The men's BAL team after 2 matches in Premier League this season. Cardiff hold 5th place with 9pts. Team manager Andrew Seary has had a difficult task, with so many team members not being available to compete at Bedford. Again clashes with Welsh Schools Championships, and other events, means a number of team members are having to double up in order to win points for team. The event in Bedford, mean London clubs will have strong teams. Birchfield Harriers (Birmingham) are runaway leaders, with two wins, Sheffield are second. Cardiff will be competing against the Swansea team, with same problem of clashing fixtures.

BAL club captain Brett Morse will be leading team from front, in Discus competition, fresh from last weeks win, his 4th British Championship Gold medal. Brett has won 10 British championships Discus medals, and has not lost a BAL compitition. Brett has been selected for GB team taking part in the World Cup on 14th/15th July in London.

Andrew will be working hard on trying to improve team, right up to competion on Saturday.   

Meanwhile Cardiff's senior ladies team, takes part in their second UKWL match Division 1 at Crawley, (London) on Sunday. After the first match at home, Cardiff hold first place in League. There are only three matches in season, again it is vital to get a very good result in London to maintain team lead position in League.

Sharon Heveran (Team manager) although missing some athletes from their home fixture success, is looking forward to Sunday's match. Sharon reported that a very strong Cardiff team will be fielded, with only s/c a problem. Sharon is confident of a good result.

That being the case, the Cardiff senior women's team can go into the last fixture on 5th August in Manchester (Sports City), with a great chance of promotion to the UKWL Premier League in 2019.

Kiara Frizelle 1st in (B) 1500m in Cardiff, competes for GB U18 team in European Youth Championships this w/e, good luck to Kiara.

Also noted that Charlotte Arter fell in her British Championship 5km race. Having lost ground by fall onto track, Charlotte  finished 4th just outside a podium place. Who knows what would have resulted, had Charlotte had not fallen, that results in shock, then having to use up more energy, in catching up leadering group in race.