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British 10km Champioships Thursday 24 May 2018

Charlotte Arter 2015

Last Saturday the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PB's included the British Championships, with qualifying times for the European Championships in Berlin, August 2nd to 11th. Top UK class runners taking part in races, had the qualifing standards in mind.

Following her recent good race results, Charlotte Arter continued her success by winning the British Womens 10,000m title, her first British track title, Her time of 32.15.71 was well within the European Championships womens qualifying standard. Charlotte interviewed after the race, said the pace maker went off too fast, only two European runners followed the pace maker. Charlotte stayed with the main group until 5km, then speeded up, solo running the next 5km, taking her 100m clear of the main group, runnig her last 1km faster than the 1st and 2nd placed Europeans in front of her. Charlotte said the loves running in this event, the crowd support was fantastic, I'm really happy.

YDL Upper Midland Premier Monday 14 May 2018


Team Managers Debbie Bull U20/17 (Men), and Jen Stone (Women). Debbie Bull reported a great start to the 2018 campaign, with many new faces joining forces with the more established members of the team. in Match 1 at Swansea on the 29th April. A lovely sunny morning turned bitterly cold later in day. Time delays to the match timetable, unfortunately cost us team points, as some athletes weren't able to make their events.

However a massive well done to those that stepped up at short notice, to help the team out in the relays races. Well done you did us all proud.

Thanks to all officials and parents who helped us on the day, much appreciated as always.

BAL Friday 11 May 2018

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Our Senior Men BAL team, and Senior Women UKWAL team are the flagship teams in our club. Taking on the best Track & Field athletes and teams in the UK. Competition is of the highest standard in many events. Thus points are hard won. 

Cardiff Senior Men's team has returned to the Premier League after being relegated in 2014. The event was held in Leigh west of Greater Manchester, yet host club is from Sheffield. The date clashed with BUCS and a Welsh Championship 5km road race in Cardiff. Thus a weakened team went to Leigh fearing the worse. Other clubs were affected by BUCS resulting in Cardiff finishing in 3rd place, we would do well in getting the same result in Cardiff next month.

Team members on the track scored 176pts while on the field 104pts were scored. Three team members won first place. Joe Reid 800m (A) 1.52.45, Brett Morse Discus Throw (A) 58.62. Chinua Ebereonwu High Jump (B) 1.85. Sam Blake was 2nd in (B) 800m 1.52.32. Curtis Matthews supported Brett in field events 1st in (B) Discus Throw 44.31. 

Academy Notice Tuesday 8 May 2018

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Please note, there is no Academy training this week.

Academy training will be back to normal week beginning Monday 14th May.

Kind regards

Academy Staff

Cardiff Road Running Sunday 6 May 2018

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Cardiff's Charlotte Arter has had more great success on the Road racing  scene. In April Charlottle won the Brighton 10km in 32.17 the secord fastest time in UK. In the same event Cardiff's Dan Nash was secord in his first marathon in 2.22.55 presently ranked 7th in UK ranking list. 

Yesterday evening in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Charlotte won the Welsh 5km title in 15.40 a course record, her time was only 1 sec off the Welsh record, for 5km women road times.

In same meeting at Whitchurch, following his win in the Newport 10km Ieuan Thomas was 2nd in the men's race, with Tom Marshall 4th. Mens race was won by Jon Hopkins of Swansea. There was a strong group of Cardiff runners taking part in race.   

Club Web Site Friday 4 May 2018

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Since last March have been operating the club web with assistance from John Lister the web master over the last 10yrs. My main role in athletics is coaching (Paul Darney Level 4 MD Performance Coach). When approached by John to take on the web site reports etc., agreed if John gave me his support, especially when he gave me a 37 page web manual.

Eventually started in March, and into April. However since the last news report (15th April) have experienced problems with the operating system. Met John, and we have a short term solution. To resolve situation, will mean making changes in the operating system, and the current web design could be up graded, this will not affect web continuing to operate, while any changes are made. 

Academy Competitions Sunday 15 April 2018

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The club's Track and Field (T&F) season starts next Saturday, 21st April at Swansea, with the Youth Development League (YDL)for (U13/U15) age groups. 

Last Thursday during Academy 6pm to 7pm time, a number of open competitive events were held. Weather was dry with a chilly eastly wind. Our club hopes athletes and parents enjoyed the evening, and look forward to the coming T&F season.

Commonwealth Games Sunday 8 April 2018

Bethan Davies

Cardiff's Bethan Davies secured a BRONZE Medal in the 20km Womens Walk today. Australia Gold Coast Athletics, on Currumbin Beach Front was the scene for the first athletic events of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Bethan's last race before going to Australia was in Lugano, Switzerland finishing 3rd in very cold weather. 

Todays race was held in hot and humid conditions. Bethan was in 4th place for much of the race, but the race leader Claire Tallent (Australia) already on 2 (RED) cards, in making her final effort to win race, was (RED) carded for third time, and disqualified, 2km from finish.                                  

After the race, Bethan said, she was aware that walkers in front had a few (RED) cards, and kept to her pace, just doing her own thing, and hoped someone in front came unstuck, and they did.

World Half Marathon, Spain Tuesday 27 March 2018

Charlotte Arter 2018

Cardiff's Charlotte Arter was part of a Great Britain team of 6 ladies taking part in World Half Marathon Champioships, held in Valencia, Spain last Sunday. The same event was held in Cardiff 2016.

Charlotte qualified for GB team, by finishing 3rd in the trial race on 3rd March. Following her selection Charlottee (coached by Chris Jones) said her aim in race, was to be in first three GB runners to finish race. That's exactly what Charlotte did, finishing 2nd GB runner in 71.52 (31st). Her time was down on her trial race, however race report said, all runners had to face a strong wind against them, for first half of the race.

Charlotte is now eligible to compete for Wales, achieved by her residency time living in Wales.  

Cardiff Invitational Hammer & Discus Competition Friday 23 March 2018

Brett Morse

A series of Hammer & Discus events are to be held at Cardiff International Sports Campus. Events will be held during the coming season, from April to October. Competitors taking part, will be by invitational only. Anyone interested in taking part in these events, should please contact Lisa Grimwade via email lisagrimwade@yahoo.com giving their name and contact details, including their telephone number, and for further details of events.

Invitations will be sent out on a fair rotational basis. Note that events will be held on evenings, numbers taking part will be limited due to fading light, especially towards end of summer season.                                          

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