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League teams' strong start Sunday 7 June 2009

Sara Barry & James Williams

Cardiff's men's British League got off to a brilliant start in Cardiff yesterday, winning their first round match by the narrow margin of 5 points from Harrow, with old rivals Thames Valley Harriers third. The women's League team, weakened by late withdrawals, exceeded expectations by finishing fourth. These are the best starts to the league campaigns for many years.

Simon Lawson 10K record Friday 5 June 2009

Simon Lawson

Warm and windy conditions in Neath on Tuesday evening, 3rd June, were the setting as Simon Lawson, who recently set the new UK Half Marathon U20 record, completed a fantastic 10,000m race, smashed the standing Welsh Junior Record and beat the European Junior Championships Qualifying standard. Both Lawson and Dewi Griffiths went below the 30:40 time set as a benchmark for consideration for the GB team competing in the Euros this summer - an impressive achievement for the two youngsters. His time takes Simon to second place in the latest European rankings.

First test for senior men Wednesday 3 June 2009

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Cardiff's British League team gets its 2009 campaign underway next Saturday, 6th June, with a home match which is being held jointly with the UK Women's League first round match. A potentially strong team is expected to improve on last year's position; with the added incentive of again meeeting local rivals Swansea.

Young Athletes lead Monday 1 June 2009

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Cardiff's Young Athletes' League team gained a convincing win over rivals Halesowen in Saturday's match at Neath to put them in a strong position for immediate promotion back to the Premier Division. Cardiff scored 453 points against Halesowen's 345. Cwmbran were third and Llanelli & Neath fourth.

Good weekend for athletes Wednesday 27 May 2009

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A strong mixture of good results for Cardiff athletes included an excellent performance by our younger athletes in the Welsh Junior League at Aberdare, a new Welsh Triple Jump record for Sara Barry and personal bests for Tom Miller, Tom Knight, Liam Duff, Chris Howe, Joe Maynard and Nathan Felvus in Guernsey.

Championship deadlines Sunday 24 May 2009

Welsh championships are important steps in an athlete's development so do not miss the entry dates. The closing date for the Under 17 and Under 20 championships is only 7 days away, on 29 May, and all Cardiff AAC athletes are encouraged to take part. For full details of how to enter and closing dates for all age groups click on the more button.

SSAFA Road Race results Saturday 23 May 2009

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The first of this year’s series of the annual SSAFA 5K road races was held last Wednesday, 20th May around Cardiff’s beautiful Bute Park and Blackweir fields. The race is organized in aid of the Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association and all income from entry fees goes towards the association’s charities. The field of 86 runners was small in number but high in quality and some thought that the course record of 14m21 would be threatened.

Want to be on TV? Friday 22 May 2009

If you are at our home stadium next Thursday, 28 May, you may be one of the lucky ones chosen to take part in a programme that Channel 4 is producing about athletics. No guarantees but, who knows?

Captain Christian Wednesday 20 May 2009

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Cardiff AAC and Olympic athlete Christian Malcolm will be the home team captain at next month’s Super8 competition to be held at the capital’s Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Wednesday 10th June. Christian Malcolm said of his appointment: “It really is an honour to be asked to captain Cardiff at the first Super8 competition, not only to lead the Welsh athletes but also to do so on home turf is going to be very special.

Young Athletes win again Sunday 17 May 2009

Val Davison

Despite miserable conditions for most of the day - wind, rain and cold with occasional sunshine and officials having to wear gear more suited to cross country (but what's new?) - Cardiff's Young Athletes' League team scored another convincing win in their second round match in Cardiff today, 17th May. With only three teams taking part this time, Cardiff amassed 503 points to win from second placed Bridgend AC with Yeovil Wells & Taunton AC third.

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