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James Thie in AW Saturday 24 September 2016

James Thie AW 2016

Former Cardiff AAC club captain, and now successful coach, James Thie was featured in this weekend's edition of Athletics Weekly in a two page spread.

 

A former successful athlete himself (he was fourth in the 2004 world indoor championships over 1500m), James has built an enviable reputation as a coach with a group of talented athletes that include numerous Cardiff AAC members. Steve Morris represented great Britain in the recent Rio Paralympic Games and was sixth in the T20 1500m. 

Medals for Ciaran and Jess Thursday 22 September 2016

Ciaran Lewis and Jessica Wadey 2016

Cardiff's Ciaran Lewis and Jessica Wadey both returned with medals from the British and Irish Mountain Running Championships, held in the Lake District last Saturday, 17th September.

Ciaran is an experienced mountain runner and took the individual silver medal in the under 20 men's race, leading the Welsh team to the bronze medal.

Jessica was making her Welsh mountain running debut and was part of the Wales bronze medal winning under 17 team, finishing in 15th in the individual race.

Busy weekend for Rachel Tuesday 20 September 2016

Rachel Matthews 2016

Cardiff's Rachel Matthews returned from the British Masters championships, held at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium on Saturday and Sunday last, with silver and bronze medals as well as a fourth placing.

On Saturday, Rachel took third place in the W40 category 400m and fourth in the 1500m. She returned on Sunday to take 2nd place in the W40 800m in a season's best 2:27.48.

Also competing in a Cardiff vest was Phil Rees who was the bronze medallist in the M75 discus.

Gold again for Aled Tuesday 13 September 2016

Aled Davies

Cardiff's Aled Davies struck gold again by winning the F42 shot put at the Paralympic Games in Rio yesterday; to add to the gold medal in the discus and the bronze in the shot put that he won at the London games four years ago.

Aled's winning distance of 15.97m was a little short of his own world record but was better than every one of his rivals' attempts. The silver went to Iran and the bronze to South Africa. 

Golds for the Golds Sunday 11 September 2016

James Millie Bethany Gold 2016

It was a golden day today for the Gold family as James (14) and Bethany (13) won the boys'and girls'family 2k fun run at the Cardiff 10k in Cardiff's city centre today. And to add to the family success, Millie (not yet 9) was officially second behind Bethany in the girls' race.

The siblings are pictured receiving their awards from BBC's Casualty actor George Rainsford.

The Academy is back Thursday 8 September 2016

The popular Cardiff Athletics Academy has started back and registration is taking place on Monday and Thursday evenings (6-7 pm) in the Cardiff AAC club room.

As a result of high demand, the number of places for new Academy members is limited and will unfortunately only be available on a first come first served basis.

An experience Tuesday 6 September 2016

YDL Final 2016

The final of the UKYDL (upper age group) in Bedford on Sunday last, 4th September, provided extremenly tough competition and, although finishing eighth, Cardiff's athletes will have learned from the experience.

Showing great team spirit, Cardiff produced seven individual event winners as well as two club records. In the under 17 men's discus, Jay Morse won with a personal best throw of 52.67m, improving Matthew Field's previous best of 51.12m set five years ago. The under 17 women's 4x300m relay team (Lana Culliford, Jessica Wadey, Jessica Hill & Naomi Reid) set a new record of 2:54.26.

Big win for David Monday 5 September 2016

David Omoregie 2014

Cardiff's David Omoregie secured the biggest win of his career on Saturday last, 3rd September, at the prestigious ISTAF international in Berlin, clocking a legal personal best time of 13.24 and beating Rio Olympic fourth placer Pascal Martinot-Largarde (also 13.24) in a dip finish. Trailing in sixth place was Wilhem Belocian who had beaten David to the World Junior gold medal two years ago.

This time confirms David at number two in this year's UK rankings for 110m hurdles and sixth on the all-time list.

Near miss for South Sunday 28 August 2016

CAAC logo

With excellent contributions from Cardiff athletes, the South Wales region narrowly missed out on taking the Welsh inter regional championship in Brecon yesterday, placing second behind West Wales.

South Wales topped three of the six age groups with Cardiff AAC athletes winning events in each category.

Champions again Monday 22 August 2016

WJL Final 2016

Cardiff AAC once again showed that it is Wales' best junior club by winning the Welsh Under 15 League final in Newport yesterday.

Leading from early in the day, Cardiff's lead grew and grew to an ultimate margin of over 100 points over second placed Cardiff Archers; despite the pole vault being cancelled, in which Cardiff would have done well. In 2015 Cardiff won by 94 points.

Issie Tustin and Daniel John collected the well deserved trophy from Welsh Athletics President Lynette Harries who remarked how good it was to see such enthusiasm.

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